5- Point Checklist – Are Your Labels FDA Compliant?

Written by: | July 15, 2019 | 5 responses

You might have noticed that we mention claims, compliance, and the FDA and Truth in Labeling quite frequently, but it’s with good reason. The FDA has increased its pursuit of cosmetic companies breaking rules and laws, so below is a 5-point checklist to help you on the road to FDA compliance. Need to know: FDA […]

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Why Some Products Can Never Be Organic–We’re looking at you, Water

Written by: | May 31, 2019 | 6 responses

When it comes time to find organic ingredients and products, you’ll quickly see that there are a few things that are never (and won’t ever) be classified as organic. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to certify your product, but there’s no getting around the scientific reasons that prevent things from being classed as […]

Farm Bill, CBD and Cosmetics

Written by: | December 18, 2018 | 5 responses

On December 12th, the US Congress passed The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 as part of this year’s Farm Bill. And the bill is on its way to the White House for signature by the President. This legislation legalizes the agricultural production of Hemp in the United States, and it then regulates that activity.  This […]

Creating FDA Compliant Labels

Written by: | October 17, 2018 | 2 responses

To enter into the cosmetic market, it is important to create proper and compliant labels. The cosmetic label is usually the principal display panel of the product and needs to comply with labeling laws that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) lays out. The FDA standardizes cosmetic labeling laws under the authority of both the […]

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Demystifying Organic Certification

Written by: | February 12, 2018 | one response

Meeting the Increased Demand for Certified Organic Products The demand for certified organic ingredients and certified organic products seems to be getting greater by the day. At Essential Wholesale & Labs, we receive an almost constant stream of questions about organic ingredients, about formulating organic bases and about labeling and marketing organic products. It’s no […]

The Quality Assurance Process at Essential Wholesale & Labs

Written by: | October 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Natural & Organic Product Quality Assurance Products you purchase from Essential have been through a minimum of a seven-day quality assurance process to verify consistency in color, viscosity, scent, pH and of course, to ensure the product is free from microbial bacteria, yeast, and mold (fungus). The only exception is for anhydrous products like oil […]

Understanding Organic Certification for Cosmetics

Written by: | August 28, 2017 | 3 responses

  Using “Organic” On your Product Label You see just how popular “organic” products are as soon as you walk into any grocery store, big box store, local coop or salon, etc. Organic is everywhere and that’s a good thing. With the organic personal care market expected to grow to $15B annually by 2020, this […]

Essential Gets Leaping Bunny Certified

Written by: | October 6, 2016 | 4 responses

Are you a consumer who consciously supports companies that sell ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetic products? Maybe you run your own natural & organic cosmetics company and hope to gain cruelty-free certification for your business?  In either case, it is important to understand how to spot products that are affiliated with a legitimate certifying body, and how to gain a ‘cruelty-free’ certification designation […]

Essential Replaces EDTA in Cosmetic Formulations

Written by: | June 30, 2016 | 15 responses

EDTA, a common ingredient found in skin and hair care products, is an effective chelating agent, binding to metal ions making emulsions more stable and allowing washes and soaps to develop that thick, rich lather we love. EDTA also helps boost preservative effectiveness making it a standard choice for cosmetic formulators. However, as consumers are […]

The Honest Company: A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Written by: | April 12, 2016 | 6 responses

  Do you know what’s in your bottle? You may have heard about the problems Jessica Alba and the Honest Company are facing. Due to what have turned out to be inaccurate claims in the Honest Company’s marketing materials, they are confronted with a potentially costly lawsuit as well as a dent in what had […]