What the FDA defines as a drug, cosmetic and/or soap
My friend Mary Squires who has a blog called OliveCrazy has an interesting article today for all of us soap makers. The article is called More Olive Industry and FDA News: The Latest on the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. Mary gives some commentary on the Safe Cosmetic Act of 2010 and provides a link to an FDA articles which gives an enlightening explanation of what the FDA defines as a drug, cosmetic and/or soap.
I know natural soap doesn't cure acne and eczema but it certainly helps relieve the symptoms of these conditions. But I gather from this FDA article that for a soap maker who claims their product mitigates these condition their soap would be considered a drug. Am I reading this FDA article correctly? I'm interested in other peoples thoughts on this topic.