(The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) was founded in 1938 to encourage and provide continuing education in dermatology. The Academy sponsors a number of educational events for its membership throughout the year. Educational materials are available for dermatologists, physicians, medical students, allied health professionals, schools, and the public.
FDA often receives questions from cosmetics firms about requirements for importing cosmetics into the United States. Here are some commonly asked questions and our responses.
The Department of Dermatology at the George Washington University is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, and clinical research. We also believe community education and outreach is an important part of our mission as dermatologists.
Providing you with the most reliable source of medical knowledge on skin, hair, and nails from certified dermatologists.
At UR Medicine Dermatology we offer the very latest non-surgical cosmetic procedures – provided by a fellowship-trained dermatologist. Receive care that is safe, effective and fully lives up to your expectations.
The Division of Dermatology and Dental Products (DDDP) regulates Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs), New Drug Applications (NDAs), and Biologics Licensing Applications (BLAs) for drugs and biologics intended for the prevention and treatment of dermatology and dental conditions.
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Evaluation of the local tolerance and cosmetic efficacy of a topical skin care formulation in healthy female participants with mild to advanced photo-damaged facial skin who have undergone a 70% Glycolic Acid facial peel procedure.
The Dermatology Branch of National Institutes of Health conducts clinical and basic investigations of skin biology and researches the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of skin disease.
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.
In the realm of cosmetics, skin care accounts for a significant share accounting for 35.3% of the global market, creating a $121 billion industry. While many of the products claim to have unique, natural formulations that boost skin care, many products contain chemicals that are potentially damaging to skin. Such ingredients include preservatives, parabens, fragrances, and formaldehyde, which can cause skin irritation and inflammation. Although these ingredients help to preserve the stability and longevity of products, it is plausible to achieve efficacy and improve skin structure without risking unnecessary damage.
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The Dermatology Clinic provides full dermatological services on patients of all ages to include: Medical & surgical treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails and ultraviolet light therapy.
This research is being done to evaluate the role of a regular skin care regimen comprising of a mild soap and moisturizer in improving dry skin and overall skin health. In this study, the investigators hope to learn the importance of regular skin care regimen in improving dry skin and overall skin health.
For more information on “organic” labeling for cosmetics, see the NOP publication, “Cosmetics, Body Care Products, and Personal Care Products.”
Cosmetics manufacturers and distributors may need to work with government agencies other than FDA. Here is a list of agencies you may need to know about, and why.
Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, Trade Information Center and Bureau of Industry Security for additional information on exports, as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which handles patent and trademark registration.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, for consumer products not regulated by FDA, such as toys, household chemicals, and air fresheners, or, for example, if your product requires child-resistant packaging. Examples of products requiring child-resistant packaging include certain nail products and products containing hydrocarbons that can poison children, such as baby oils, body and hair oils, and makeup removers.
Department of Homeland Security, in particular U.S. Customs and Border Protection, regarding importing products into this country and labeling to indicate an imported product’s country of origin. (For “Made in U.S.A.,” contact the Federal Trade Commission).
This section provides resources on regulatory requirements for cosmetic labeling. For a thorough explanation of cosmetic labeling regulations, see FDA’s Cosmetic Labeling Guide and the cosmetic labeling regulations themselves (21 CFR parts 701 and 740). Firms also may wish to discuss their labeling needs with a consultant.
We provide information, tools and resources to support the aged care sector through evidence-based policy, well targeted programs, and best practice regulation.
Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Safety Inspection Service, for information on countries currently affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), and the National Organic Program, regarding agricultural products labeled as “organic.”
Companies exporting cosmetics from the United States to other countries often have questions about requirements of U.S. government and those of foreign governments. Here are answers to common questions.
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
Signs of healthy ageing skin include thinning, sagging, wrinkling and the appearance of age spots, broken blood vessels and areas of dryness.
Some age-related skin changes can be reduced – limit sun exposure, don’t smoke, avoid harsh skin irritants and moisturize regularly.
If you are considering having cosmetic surgery, talk to an experienced plastic surgeon beforehand and make sure you understand the potential risks, complications and side effects of surgery.
Skincare specialists usually work in salons and beauty and health spas, and some are self-employed. Although most work full time, many work evenings and weekends.
All Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a co-payment or coinsurance.
Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require.
Cynthia had always been proud of her skin, especially her summer tan. But, as years went by, she saw her skin getting more fine lines and wrinkles. Cynthia began to worry about what other skin problems she might have. What are those brown spots on her hands and arms?
It’s our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online profiles for cosmetics and personal care products and their potential hazards and health concerns. Our aim is to fill in where industry and government leave off. Companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish.
Common chemicals used in thousands of products to protect against harmful effects of ultraviolet light threaten corals and other marine life.
For those of you working in the field of Cosmetology interested in learning more about your profession and the happenings going on in your profession, please check our the Northwest Stylist. The Northwest Stylist is a monthly online magazine published in Portland, Oregon and features news from Oregon and Washington.
Some products are marketed with claims that they will make people look younger. But are these products cosmetics? It depends.
I recently had the opportunity to visit a very relaxing and beautiful day spa during the middle-of-the-day break from the sessions at a Keystone meeting. I was having a very tranquil and restorative day, when I went in for my final treatment — a facial. The very chipper and cheerful esthetician began examining my skin and applying various creams, when I then heard her say something that nearly ruined my experience: she claimed that the topical treatment she was about to apply would, in her words, “cleanse my liver.”
There is little information on the effect of oral bioactive compounds on human skin clinically despite evidence of a beneficial effect from laboratory studies.