Cosmetic products for commercial distribution in the United States are not subject to FDA premarket approval; it is the company’s responsibility to ensure that the product is safe and properly labeled in accordance with the regulatory law. However, companies can participate in the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).
In the United States, cosmetic products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FP&L Act). Through the voluntary registration of a cosmetic, manufacturers are able to advertise that they have provided full disclosure to FDA. No formal approval will be granted by FDA, but knowing that a product is notified with the government may elicit increased consumer confidence.
To ensure compliance, NHP Consulting can help consult on cosmetic claims and labeling in regards to ingredient listings and warning statements. If desired, NHP Consulting can also help companies participate in the VCRP, which includes facility registration and submitting Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statements (CPIS).