FDA Releases Draft of Safety Guidelines for Cosmetics

The agency is taking action under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released preliminary guidelines for cosmetic companies for the registration of manufacturing facilities and listings of products, including the ingredients with the agency to enhance cosmetic safety. The guidance comes under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) and includes products such as makeup, grooming items, perfumes, cleansers, hair care, and skincare items to identify potential sources of adverse events, facilitate recalls, conduct testing and surveillance programs, and plan inspections.

“On average, consumers in the U.S. use six to 12 cosmetics products daily. But, until recently the FDA didn’t have the authority to require manufacturers to submit cosmetic product listings, including a list of ingredients used in these products, or register the facilities where they were produced,” said FDA’s Chief Scientist Namandjé Bumpus. “Passage of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) changed this. Later this year, registration and listing of cosmetic product facilities and products will become a requirement, making information about cosmetic products, including the ingredients used in products and the facilities where they are produced, readily available to the agency.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to seek God’s wisdom as he implements the provisions of the cosmetic safety act.
  • For FDA officials as they review and test various personal care items under health and safety standards.

Sources: Food and Drug Administration


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