I'm on the look out for information on natural skin care. Let's start with how much do you know about natural skin care FDA?
Lets start by taking the FDA Quiz. This is a fun little quiz.
WELL HOW DID YOU DO?
I must say I did not get them all right.
THE four pages that I copied from the FDA's web site I thought would be of most interest to you. There are many more pages over there that contain great information and worth your time.
There is a lot less tasting that is needed for a product than I would have thought. And what is put on a label can be a little misleading. I'm sure those large companies know all of the loop holes and use a few of them.
Watching some of the shopping networks that sell natural skin care products by the 10's of thousand's there is big money in it. And looking at the price of the main ingredient on the label in big print that does not coast that much made me wonder.
I Will admit that I though that I could get into making NATURAL SKIN CARE products and sell them. At a profit. So the mixing began and my tasting was with all of the neighbors, being great neighbor that I'm. The wives loved them and the husbands said what about the FDA?
So I called and asked. There were only a few guide lines to follow. And most of it was in the labeling. As long as they were not getting any complaints they were ok with it. They also gave me their web pages to look over that they though would be of interest to me. And if I had any more questions they would be glad to help. Personally I think there is a lot less paper work in helping us get it right, than when things go wrong.
I still think that it is a great cottage industry.
At my time in life with a great wife, two little boys, work, and restoring another house, I just do not have the time. But if there is enough feed back I will start a COTTAGE INDUSTERY help section in this web site for natural skin care. What do you think? E-MAIL me if you think it's a good idea.
This page is for the younger family members:
Are cosmetics safe?
Serious problems from cosmetic use are rare, but sometimes problems arise with specific products. For example, FDA warned consumers about the danger of using aerosol hairspray near heat, fire, or while smoking. Until hairspray is fully dry, it can ignite and cause serious burns. Injuries and deaths have occurred from fires related to aerosol hairsprays.
Painting your face can be a big part of the fun on Halloween and lots of other special occasions. Most of the time people do this without a problem, but not always. Here are some pointers to help keep your fun from leaving you with a rash, swollen eyelids, or other grief.
These are for the older ones in the house.
Start with this article on Psoriasis from the Federal Citizen Information Center. One of the best places to get info.
The lotion contained bovine albumin and the label claimed it would give a "face lift without surgery." The Food and Drug Administration said the claims caused the product to be a misbranded drug. In 1968, the court said no. "If lifting and firming products are deemed intended to affect the structure of the body, girdles and brassieres must be devices within the meaning of the law." More info...
Hypoallergenic cosmetics are products that manufacturers claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic products. Consumers with hypersensitive skin, and even those with "normal" skin, may be led to believe that these products will be gentler to their skin than non-hypoallergenic cosmetics. More info...
All cosmetics, whether they are sold on a retail basis to consumers or marketed exclusively for salon or workplace use, are subject to the FD&C Act. This law and regulations enacted under its authority require the cosmetic label to state the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer or distributor; an accurate statement of the quantity of contents; and any appropriate directions for safe use and/or warning statements. This information must comply with additional regulatory requirements. It must be prominent and appear in the proper location on the label. More info...