What labeling information is required on a non-drug cosmetic product?
|   Nov 12, 2016
What labeling information is required on a non-drug cosmetic product?

Beauty, beauty and beauty, from time to time people have been protecting their face from climate and other conditions. In olden days different oils were used to protect their body, it varied from region to region. E.g. north India people used mustard oil during weekends and were made to do sun bath. In south it is use of gingili oil or coconut oil as oil bath.

For face people used homemade paste, it is combination of besan, milk, turmeric and essential oil. On some regular intervals like weekly or fortnight they were applied like mask on face and rinsed with water. Neem leaves, tulsi leaves were used as facial ad herbal treatment.

 Here in this article am going to talk on cosmetics products. When we buy cosmetics we try them after seeing in ad or in TV, or our friend recommended. Each one of has their own choice herbal, natural, organic and selects his/her brand available in market.

The Principal Display Panel (PDP) is the part of the cosmetic label most likely to be displayed or seen on the store shelf. This information must appear on the PDP of any cosmetic product:

An identity statement, indicating the nature and use of the product, by means of either the common or usual name, a descriptive name, a fanciful name understood by the public, or an illustration representing the intended cosmetic use.

An accurate statement,  on the net quantity of contents, in terms of weight, measure, numerical count or a combination of numerical count and weight or measure.

Name and place of business - This may be the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

Distributor statement - Name and address are not those of the manufacturer, the label must say ‘Manufactured for...’ or ‘Distributed by...’

Material facts - e.g. directions for safe use, if a product could be unsafe, if used incorrectly, known adverse effects are needed which makes a product branded. The ‘Contains statement’ must begin with the word ‘Contains’ with a capital ‘C’ followed by the names of the  sources for all major  allergens that  are contained in ingredients of the product. For example: Contains essential oils.

Warning and Caution statements – Use of clear and bold type letters as compared to other words, statements, designs, or devices and on contrasting background so that the ordinary person can easily see and read. Allergy reactions and side effects mentioned.

Language: Label text must be in English. If a label bears any representation in a foreign language, then all mandatory label information must be repeated in each foreign language.

From now on be alert and know what you are buying and using. Awareness helps a person to avoid mishaps. 

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