here's the one i like....my wife uses make-up, almost every day, as do most women. all make-up is assured to be safe by cosmetic companies on a
below is from the FDA site
There are legal differences between cosmetics and drugs. The VCRP applies to products that are cosmetics as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and
Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), section 201(i)6. Drugs are subject to different requirements, including those for registering establishments and listing
products with FDA (FD&C Act, sec. 5107; 21 CFR 2078). Some cosmetic products may also be drugs. Additional information on these types of products is
available elsewhere on FDA's website9. For example, you may wish to refer to “Is It a Cosmetic, a Drug, or Both? (Or Is It Soap?)10.” If your
products are drugs, or both cosmetics and drugs, see “Drug Registration and Listing System (DRLS & eDRLS11)” and “Electronic Drug Registration
and Listing Instructions12.”
The VCRP is not a cosmetic approval program or a promotional tool. Cosmetics are not subject to FDA premarket approval. It is the firm's
responsibility to ensure that its cosmetic products and ingredients are safe and properly labeled, in full compliance with the law. Registration of a
cosmetic establishment, assignment of an establishment registration number, filing a cosmetic product, or assignment of a CPIS number does not mean
that FDA has approved the firm or its products (21 CFR 710.813 and 720.914) or that a product is a cosmetic as defined in the FD&C Act. Any
representation in labeling or advertising that creates an impression of official approval because of registration or possession of a registration
number is considered misleading (21 CFR 710.815 and 720.916). Misleading labeling makes a cosmetic misbranded (FD&C Act, 602(a)17), and marketing a
misbranded cosmetic is against the law (FD&C Act, 301(a)18).
The VCRP is not part of an import notification system. Firms importing products considered to be solely cosmetics in the United States are not
required to register with FDA, and a registration number is not required for importing cosmetics into the United States.
Certain information from the VCRP database is available through the Freedom of Information Act19 20 (FOIA). For example, FDA sometimes receives such
requests from consumers or healthcare providers who wish to identify products that do or do not contain certain ingredients. Proprietary business
information, however, is not releasable under FOIA. Firms may submit written requests for confidentiality of a cosmetic ingredient in accordance with
21 CFR 720.821, which also states how FDA handles such requests.
The regulations authorizing this program are found in 21 CFR, parts 71022 and 72023.
i especially like the last paragraph, where, even with a FOIA, cosmetic companies LEGALLY DO NOT have to give out proprietary information on a
product.....women therefore cannot find out what they are smearing on their faces, BY LAW.
and yet, i have to stand 20 feet away from a door, outside, to smoke a cigarette, so no one will get a whiff of cigarette smoke.
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