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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cosmetic Regulations – Louisiana

    Louisiana is another state that has some regulations for cosmetic manufacturers over and above what the FDA requires. I recently did some looking into the laws and regulations for Louisiana. Dept of Health and Hospitals The Food and Drug Unit in the Office of Public Health under the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals seems […]

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  • Cosmetic Regulations – Ohio

    A woman recently contacted me and told me that a representative of the Ohio Department of Agriculture had told her that cosmetics couldn’t be made “at home” and she’d need to be licensed in order to make or sell cosmetics. Is that correct? Umm, no, not at all. Updated 9 November 2021 Cosmetic manufacturing facilities […]

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