Category: State Requirements

  • California Legislation – Microplastics

    In February 2022, California Assemblymember Bill Quirk introduced Assembly Bill (A.B.) 2787 “Microplastics in Products.” It covers both rinse-off and leave-on cosmetic products.

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  • Making Cosmetics in Alabama

    Alabama Code AL Code § 20-1-50 to 57 (2019) covers cosmetics. It’s pretty brief. The definition of a cosmetic is the same as the federal law and regulations, as are the definitions of adulterated and misbranded. The State Board of Agriculture and Industries is responsible for setting standards of “purity and quality.”  Essentially, it is a violation to have or sell adulterated or misbranded […]

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  • Florida – 2021-Changes to Cosmetic Manufacturers Law

    Yesterday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a SB 1966 into law, making it possible for small businesses to manufacture cosmetics! This is such GOOD NEWS! Overview It’s a big act, and one small bit  …(drum roll, please) …  exempts certain persons from being required to have a cosmetic manufacturer’s license! Before this bill Before this […]

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  • Making Cosmetics in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is apparently another state that has specific requirements for cosmetic manufacturers. They’ve been on the books for a number of years (at least partially) but apparently haven’t been enforced much until just recently. The information available online is somewhat contradictory, but it does look like they do expect all cosmetic manufacturers to register. Registrations […]

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  • Florida Regs – 2019 Recap

    [Updated July 11, 2019 to include a section on Inspections and a link to the actual regulations for the requirements that must be met.] Of all the subjects I get asked about, making cosmetic products in Florida is close to the top of the list because they have the most stringent regulations for cosmetic manufacturers. […]

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  • Making Cosmetics in Nevada

    Nevada is one of the states that requires cosmetic manufacturers to register, get inspected and pay fees.

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  • California Cosmetic Regulations Updated

    Two bills concerning cosmetic manufacturing in California have been working their way through the legislative process.  California Governor Jerry Brown just signed AB 2775 on Sept 14th, and SB 1249 went to the Governor on September 12th.  What does it mean for handcrafted cosmetics? AB 2775 – Professional Cosmetic Labeling California AB-2775 requires that all cosmetics […]

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  • Making Cosmetics in Connecticut

    Connecticut is one of the states that has permit, license and inspection requirements for businesses that make cosmetics (officially called “cosmetic manufacturers”). While these laws and regulations have been on the books since at least 2009 (probably earlier), according to one person making handcrafted cosmetics they have only started to be enforced on small and handcrafted […]

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