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Aligning U.S. With EU Cosmetic Definition Could Enable Claims, Reduce FDA Warnings

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Under the European Cosmetics Regulation, cosmetics by definition can “protect” parts of the body and “keep them in good condition,” which provides latitude for structure/function claims that firms do not have in the U.S. While there is interest, particularly among multinationals, for similar license in the states, the tradeoff could be more burdensome requirements for efficacy and safety substantiation that smaller companies could not support.

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