Whether you’re a big or small beauty brand, regulatory and compliance topics are critical topics that can be complicated to navigate but are critical to ensuring a smooth product launch plan. Overlooking one step or doing something incorrectly could send you on a re-formulation loop that results in lost time and extra costs.
Even if most brands delegate this work to an in-house regulatory team, contract manufacturers, or an external agency, it’s important for anyone working within the beauty industry across all professions to understand the important points within the regulatory and compliance space. That’s because regulatory and compliance touches upon all aspects of beauty product development, from R&D topics like testing and ingredient selection to marketing topics like packaging artwork and claims.
On our second episode of Covalo’s podcast The Beauty Beat, we met with Sarah Smiley, Senior Regulatory Officer at regulatory and compliance consulting company Personal Care Regulatory Ltd., to get her take on the common regulatory and compliance topics that beauty companies overlook and what aspects to address and plan for when developing a new product.