Cosmetics 101 Starts with Product Safety
By: ICMAD — Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors
CPNA interviewed a leading expert in the industry – Craig Weiss – in anticipation of ICMAD’s Technical/Regulatory Forum that is held February 13-14, 2018 in Newport Beach, California.
Craig Weiss, the President of the Consumer Product Testing Co. (CPT), is no stranger to the cosmetics industry. As he puts it “I was practically raised in the company.” That company is the Consumer Product Testing Co., which Craig’s father Mel started in 1975. CPT is a toxicology facility doing acute testing work for the cosmetics industry. Mel introduced Craig to the industry when Craig was young and by age 13 he was in the facility with his Dad learning by osmosis. When Craig graduated from college with a bio-chemistry degree, his father said there was no job for him at Consumer Product Testing and so Craig, undaunted, “cut his teeth” in other parts of the cosmetics industry until he joined CPT in 1991. Almost 27 years later, Craig is the President, running a $15M operation with 130 employees. CPT tests all types of products and devices from cosmetics and sunscreens, to medical devices and over-the-counter drugs.
With new legislation being put into place by the US government, small businesses need to be more cautious than ever in regards to their stability in the marketplace. Kenneth Hegel of Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS) discusses the importance of insuring your products against product recalls. Interested in learning more about this protection against legislation changes? Mr. Hegel is on the Board of Directors for ICMAD– the International Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors. In conjuction with the Professional Beauty Association and the Personal Care Products Council, ICMAD will be at Cosmoprof North America to discuss the efforts that the three associations are making against regulation changes on Monday, July 23rd. This conference is complimentary to all attendees.
As a beauty industry insider and generator of growth for our industry, our mission at COSMOPROF NORTH AMERICA is to provide information to cosmetic companies to allow them to best protect and steward their business interests. There are serious talks brewing in Washington DC over a possible legislative battle taking place where it seems that misinformation is being provided to politicians by radical activist groups which can severely impact the way the business of beauty will be carried out.