The FDA regulates cosmetics; however, the FDA’s legal authority over cosmetics is different from other products regulated, such as drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Under FDA’s Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), cosmetics must not be “adulterated” or “misbranded.” For example, they must be safe for consumers when used as directed in their labelling or under customary conditions of use, and they must be properly labelled and not mislead consumers. Companies and individuals who market cosmetics have a legal responsibility for the safety and labelling of their products.

Although cosmetics are not subject to any premarket approval from the FDA, the FDA recommends that firms participate in FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). The VCRP is a reporting system for use by manufacturers, packers, and distributors of cosmetic products that are in commercial distribution in the US. Through the VCRP, Diaz Trade Consulting submits Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement (CPIS) filings and Registration of Cosmetic Product Establishments. We provide Claim and Labelling review as well as VCRP Registration and Ingredient Statement filing services on behalf of cosmetic companies. 

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