Our practice is known for its pragmatic and creative approach to solving problems. Its clients include manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic and personal care products of all sizes, headquartered in the US and around the world. We work with companies to identify potential regulatory and business challenges and help overcome obstacles and team with clients to provide value in a cost-efficient manner, balancing regulatory objectives with real-world business considerations.
We help clients understand and successfully navigate the federal and state regulatory framework for cosmetic or personal care products, which depending upon the stated intended uses, may be classified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as either cosmetics, topical drugs, or even medical devices. We help companies formulate products that meet national and state requirements and to label and promote those products within regulatory and competitive boundaries.
Our attorneys are experienced in cosmetic and topical product industry issues, including prior service with the national cosmetic trade association CTFA, now PCPC) and the Cosmetic Preservative Council. We offer practical and effective counseling in areas including cosmetic production, manufacturing and other agreements, import and export procedures, compliance assistance, and labeling an advertising review and defense before the FDA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD), and state consumer protection agencies.