Jun 29, 2008

The kinder, gentler FDA

Things I learned the other day:

Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims such as "CRUELTY-FREE" or "NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS" in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.

There are no Federal standards or definitions that govern the use of the term "hypoallergenic." The term means whatever a particular company wants it to mean. Manufacturers of cosmetics labeled as hypoallergenic are not required to submit substantiation of their hypoallergenicity claims to FDA.

Cosmetics is a whole different world, I think I'll open up a shampoo company.


Avramopoulos said...


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Rankin said...

Good stuff, thanks for sharing it.