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Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics - A new Revelation?

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The basic concepts of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other issues related to product quality assurance for both OTC and Cosmetic products truly have not changed since GMPs were introduced in the 1960s. What has changed is the regulatory environment and the acceptance of doing business on a global stage. With the enactment of the Modernization of Cosmetics Reform Act of 2022 (MoCRA), the FDA has been, by law, instructed to formerly address the implementation of GMPs as applied to the manufacture of cosmetic products. Frankly, the US has been behind the rest of the world for over a decade in adopting a product regulatory framework to enhance and monitor cosmetic product safety. One may argue, and rightfully so, that the US cosmetic industry, as a whole, has done a wonderful job in protecting its consumer base. I would like to think the Society of Cosmetic Chemists has had a meaningful role in this success.

Pet Pampering: How Pet Care is Crossing Over into Personal Care

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There has been quite a notable shift in how we view our furry friends these last few years. Now integral parts of our family, even being referred to as our “children,” pets are considered loving companions that are deserving of the same level of care and attention as their human counterparts. Because of this, the pet care industry is booming and is often referred to as the “Humanization of Pets.”