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Does The FDA Regulate The Cosmetic Industry?

January 13, 2021

Does The FDA Regulate The Cosmetic Industry? By: Madeleine Wisecup Does The FDA Regulate The Cosmetic Industry? Being a consumer can sometimes be confusing, right? Sigh. Especially when it comes to selecting our skincare and cosmetic products. You’d think it’d be an easy decision but, to be honest, there’s a lot of contradictory information being […]

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Does The FDA Regulate The Cosmetic Industry?

By: Madeleine Wisecup

Does the FDA regulate the cosmetic industry

Does The FDA Regulate The Cosmetic Industry?

Being a consumer can sometimes be confusing, right? Sigh. Especially when it comes to selecting our skincare and cosmetic products. You’d think it’d be an easy decision but, to be honest, there’s a lot of contradictory information being thrown at us making it harder for us to know who to “trust.”  On one hand you have reputable organizations and reports citing that conventional cosmetic products are packed with harmful ingredients, ingredients that are often untested and unregulated by the FDA.

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Being a consumer can sometimes be confusing, right? Sigh. Especially when it comes to selecting our skincare and cosmetic products. You’d think it’d be an easy decision but, to be honest, there’s a lot of contradictory information being thrown at us making it harder for us to know who to “trust.”

On one hand you have reputable organizations and reports citing that conventional cosmetic products are packed with harmful ingredients, ingredients that are often untested and unregulated by the FDA. Scientific research claiming that fragrance is just another word for “hidden toxic ingredients.” Yet, on the other hand, you’ll also find organizations and research citing that the “clean” beauty industry is a hoax, a bunch of anti-science bullsh** based on fear mongering! And that the FDA does regulate cosmetic products!

So which is it? Does the FDA regulate cosmetics? Is fragrance something to be concerned about? Is clean-beauty “anti-science”? Are you confused yet? I am. So, to help clear up some of the confusion and to answer some of these questions, I invited cosmetic chemist and marketing expert Melissa Christenson to speak with us on the podcast.

Melissa is a wealth of knowledge. Not surprisingly, of course, considering she has 20+ years of experience in the cosmetic industry in R&D, product development, and marketing. In fact over the years, Melissa has developed and launched hundreds of products for leading natural and organic beauty, health & wellness brands including Aveda, Intelligent Nutrients, and J.R. Watkins. In 2016, she founded BRIDGE product design + development to help brands design, develop and deliver innovative new products that meet modern clean beauty and sustainability standards. Melissa currently serves as an Area Director on the national board of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and, as you’ll hear from our conversation, is passionate about science education and communication.

Trust me, if you’re confused about how the FDA regulates the cosmetic industry, you’ll want to listen to today’s episode. I learned so much from Melissa and I know you will too!

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