Cosmeceutical and Homeopathic OTCs Regulations

As of now, the FDA does not have regulations for cosmeceutical and homeopathic OTCs. So, these have to be used with utmost caution. Regulating cosmeceutical and homeopathic OTCs is challenging because some drugs contain both allopathic and homeopathic ingredients, and many cosmeceutical products are sold over the counter. Labeling is an important aspect of cosmeceutical and homeopathic OTCs, as this can influence buyer behavior considerably.

The EU's cosmetic product regulation of 2013 -a pioneering piece of legislation

The European Union updated regulations pertaining to cosmetic products in 2013. In regulating the safety, production and distribution of cosmetic products across the countries of the EU; this legislation is seen as path breaking. more...


Cosmetics Regulations in the US and EU

Cosmetics Regulations are a hot topic for the US and EU. This is because the US and the European Union (EU) are the two largest markets for cosmetics. Together, these two markets produce and market literally billions of cosmetic and personal care products across their markets. Since these cosmetics are so widely used by large sections of the huge population - together these two markets account for well over 800 million people - it is imperative for these products to be safe. As a result, safety is the highest priority and requirement for cosmetics regulations in the EU and the US. more...