I JUST extended my line to cover Shampoo, conditoner, body whips... :cry: This too, will put me under and I'll close shop if it passes...Tabitha said:lip balms, lotions, scrubs, lotions, bath bombs, etc, are all *cosmetics*.
I would have expected to be much higher, esp when I read some of the crap that goes into (or doesn't go into) some homemade products people sell w/o putting the reasrch in first.Bailey also said cosmetics have the least potential to harm human health of the product categories regulated by the FDA and that of the 11 billion personal care products sold annually only 150 adverse reactions are reported annually and most of these are minor skin irritations.
The FD&C Act defines cosmetics as articles intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are products such as skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial make-up preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, deodorants, and any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. Soap products consisting primarily of an alkali salt of fatty acid and making no label claim other than cleansing of the human body are not considered cosmetics under the law.
They should have added BUT NOT LIMITED TO. There are lots of items that fall under the realm of cosmetic. A cosmetic is most anything applied to the skin that does not make a medical claim (because then it's a drug). Lye soap is a seperate catagory so it is not a cosmetic. Most M&P is a detergent rather than a lye based soap so it fells under the cosmetic umbrella.Included in this definition are products such as ...
You'd think the "Big Guys" had something better to worry about... like poverty or starving children and uneducated adults.... *grumble*Tabitha said:Look at the last statement:Bailey also said cosmetics have the least potential to harm human health of the product categories regulated by the FDA and that of the 11 billion personal care products sold annually only 150 adverse reactions are reported annually and most of these are minor skin irritations.