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Product Safety Requirements Applicable to Health & Beauty (US)

FDA Cosmetics Labeling Guide

The cosmetics sold by zulily, whether manufactured here or imported from abroad, must comply with the labeling requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling (FP&L) Act, and the regulations published by the Food and Drug Administration under the Authority of these two laws. All FDA labeling regulations for cosmetics can be found here: FDA Cosmetics Labeling Guide


Prohibited & Restricted Ingredients- FDA

Per the FDA it is against the law to use “any ingredient that makes a cosmetic harmful when used as intended.” The FDA has regulations that ban the use of the following ingredients in cosmetics:

  • Bithionol (21 CFR 700.11)
  • Chlorofluorocarbon propellants (21 CFR 700.23)
  • Chloroform (21 CFR 700.18)
  • Halogenated salicylanilides (di-, tri-, metabromsalan and tetrachlorosalicylanilide (21 CFR 700.15)
  • Hexachlorophene (21 CFR 250.250)
  • Mercury compounds (21 CFR 700.13)
  • Methylene chloride (21 CFR 700.19)
  • Prohibited cattle materials (21 CFR 700.27)
  • Sunscreens in cosmetics (21 CFR 700.35)
  • Vinyl chloride (21 CFR 700.14)
  • Zirconium-containing complexes (21 CFR 700.16)

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Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations (GMP)

Any food or cosmetics sold in the US must be manufactured in a facility that follows Good Manufacturing Practices as mandated by the FDA.  Good Manufacturing Practices ensure safe and sanitary facilities for the production of cosmetics and food sold in the US.  The checklist of all GMP criteria can be found here: