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 cosmetics (unless you have them … Read More

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 bill and the changes it … Read More

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 are under the Pennsylvania Department … Read More

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. That being the case, I … Read More

Making Cosmetics in Nevada

Nevada is one of the states that requires cosmetic manufacturers to register, get inspected and pay fees. If you live in Nevada and are (or are planning to) make and sell any type of handcrafted cosmetics (not including soap) — read on! Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health The Environmental Health Section of the Nevada Division of Public and … Read More

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 that are “for professional use … Read More

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 businesses within the last few … Read More

Florida Regulations – Changed 2017

UPDATE (June 24, 2019) — For a concise summary of the most up-to-date details for Florida, see Florida Regs – 2019 Recap. After work by a number of people and groups, the Governor of Florida has just signed new legislation that makes it easier for cosmetic manufacturers in Florida. Prior to the changes Up until now, Florida Cosmetic Manufacturers were … Read More