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Are you screening for safety and compliance?

Federal regulations are changing and new geographic restrictions are emerging state by state across the country. Do you have a system in place to screen products used or sold in your spa?

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Product Safety & Geographic Compliance

How Are You Screening Products For Your Spa?

With the new MoCRA regulations from the US Food and Drug Administration, the United States is finally aligning more closely with the stricter EU safety standards for skincare and cosmetics. However, numerous exemptions and loopholes still apply to skincare and cosmetic brands that are not yet required to register under this new law. Consequently, spa operators must continue to screen all existing and potential product partners for safety and geographic compliance.
 
With The Good Face Professional portal, spa operators can instantly screen products through their own custom-branded portal against the latest scientific research, regulatory policies, and competitive benchmarks.
 
Schedule a quick call to learn how Reason And Remedy can help you incorporate this powerful AI-driven technology into your spa operation for safe, fast and simple  product screening.
WHAT IS

The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA)

Exciting news for the skincare and cosmetic industry: The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) is set to reshape FDA oversight.

  • The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) is the most significant expansion of FDA’s authority to regulate cosmetics since the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act was passed in 1938. This new law will help ensure the safety of cosmetic products many consumers use daily.

Key Changes under MoCRA:

  • Facility Registration: All cosmetic facilities must register with the FDA. Renewal is required every two years.
  • Product Listing: Listing each cosmetic product with the FDA is mandatory, with updates required annually.
  • Adverse Event Reporting: FDA access to adverse event reports is expanded, and reporting requirements are intensified.
  • Safety Substantiation: Records supporting safety claims for cosmetic products must be maintained.
  • Labeling Requirements: Professional-use cosmetics must be labeled as such. Contact info for adverse event reports is mandatory by Dec. 29, 2024.
  • GMP Requirements: Mandatory Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements will be established by Dec. 29, 2025.
  • Enforcement: FDA’s authority to enforce compliance, including mandatory recalls and facility registration suspension, is significantly expanded.

With the new MoCRA regulations from the US Food and Drug Administration, the United States is finally aligning more closely with the stricter EU safety standards for skincare and cosmetics. However, numerous exemptions and loopholes still apply to skincare and cosmetic brands that are not yet required to register under this new law. Consequently, spa operators must continue to screen all existing and potential product partners for safety and geographic compliance.

In the capacity of a spa operator, it is imperative to uphold compliance with both federal and local regulations for all products utilized or offered for sale within your establishment. The MoCRA law plays a significant role in spa operations by stipulating that products may be subject to recall if they are deemed unsafe or fail to meet compliance standards. As a spa operator, staying informed and ensuring brand partners are adhering to MoCRA regulations is crucial.

To mitigate risks, spa operators should proactively ensure that all products used or offered for sale meet compliance standards. Regularly update staff on regulatory requirements, conduct thorough product assessments, and promptly address any issues that may arise. By prioritizing compliance and transparency, spa operators can minimize the potential financial and trust-related impacts of product recalls.

WHAT IS

The Good Face Professional Platform

The Good Face Project is an AI-powered formulation, regulatory compliance, and innovation cloud-based software used by hundreds of leading cosmetic companies to build safe, compliant, transparent and effective products.  The Good Face Professional platform is specifically designed to provide a fast, simple and easy solution for spa operators to screen existing and potential brand partners for safety and compliance.

200,000 +

Product Formulas Benchmarked

175,000 +

Ingredients Catalogued

21,000 +

Scientific Research Sources Analyzed

Become a Best-in-Class Partner to Brands

Custom-Branded Portal

Easily share your custom portal link with existing and potential brand partners. Screen their product portfolios in a matter of minutes. Save yourself hours or days of ingredient research to verify compliance and safety. 

Low One-Time Setup Fee

Utilize this cutting-edge technology and save thousands of hours of product research, without impacting your bottom line.

Save Time

Pre-screen potential new brand partners to ensure compliance and safety before you introduce new products to your team for evaluation.

Build Trust

Provide an elevated level of trust to customers and employees, knowing you have instant access to screen against the latest scientific research, regulatory policies, and competitive benchmarks.

Stay Up To Date

Formulas change and regional restrictions are updated often. Audit your existing brand partners for compliance and safety in a few quick clicks.

Increase Efficency

Delegate brand screening and product compliance audits with confidence, freeing your time to focus on other priorities. 

Simple. Fast. Safe.

Your New Improved Workflow
Share Your Portal

If a new or existing brand wants you to consider using their products in your spa, simply reply by sharing a link to your brand screening portal.

Brand Registers & Shares

Next, the brand will register using your dedicated portal and then share their product portfolio for you to review.

Screen Products

Easily screen products for safety and compliance. You can access your portal at any time to audit products already in use.

Approve or Reject

Efficiently verify if products match your safety standards and follow local regulations prior to further consideration.

Reason And Remedy Informational Policy

Getting started is simple. Your custom branded portal will instantly grant you access to screen against the Reason And Remedy Informational Policy. We designed this policy to provide an easy starting point to begin screening products for safety. You even have the option to create your own custom policy over time.

  • Reason to Avoid: Acetates, such as ethyl acetate, may pose health concerns, including irritation and potential respiratory issues. They can also contribute to environmental pollution.
  • Reason to Avoid: Animal-derived ingredients can raise ethical concerns related to animal welfare. Additionally, some individuals may have allergies or ethical objections to using products containing animal by-products.
  • Reason to Avoid: Cyclic silicones like cyclopentasiloxane can accumulate in the environment and may have negative effects on aquatic life. They are also linked to concerns about bioaccumulation.
  • Reason to Avoid: Ethanolamines, including ingredients like DEA, MEA, and TEA, may be associated with skin and eye irritation. Long-term use has been linked to potential health risks.
  • Reason to Avoid: Ethoxylated ingredients, created through a chemical process called ethoxylation, can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen. They may also cause skin irritation.
  • Reason to Avoid: Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and can cause skin irritation. It’s commonly found in some skincare products as a preservative.
  • Reason to Avoid: For individuals with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, gluten in skincare products can cause skin irritation or trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Reason to Avoid: Heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium can accumulate in the body over time, leading to serious health issues. They may be found as contaminants in skincare products.
  • Reason to Avoid: Microbeads, often made of plastic, contribute to environmental pollution as they don’t break down easily and can harm aquatic life. Many countries have banned their use.
  • Reason to Avoid: Lead is a toxic metal that can be absorbed through the skin. Exposure to lead in skincare products can lead to serious health issues.
  • Reason to Avoid: Linear silicones, like dimethicone, can create a barrier on the skin, potentially leading to clogged pores and acne. They may also have environmental implications.
  • Reason to Avoid: Mercury is a toxic element that can cause serious health problems. Mercury-related compounds may be found in certain skincare products as contaminants.
  • Reason to Avoid: Nanoparticles can penetrate the skin and potentially have harmful effects on human health. They may also have environmental implications.
  • Reason to Avoid: Unsustainable palm oil production contributes to deforestation and habitat destruction, impacting biodiversity. Ethical and environmental concerns surround the use of palm oil in skincare products.
  • Reason to Avoid: Parabens, such as methylparaben and propylparaben, are known endocrine disruptors and may be linked to hormonal imbalances. They can also cause skin irritation.
  • Reason to Avoid: Some PEGs may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide, both of which are known carcinogens. PEGs can also cause skin irritation.
  • Reason to Avoid: PFAs have been associated with various health issues, and certain PFAs may be persistent in the environment. They can potentially accumulate in the body over time.
  • Reason to Avoid: Petroleum-derived ingredients, like mineral oil, may clog pores and contribute to acne. There are also concerns about their environmental impact.
  • Reason to Avoid: Phthalates are endocrine disruptors and may interfere with hormone function. Some phthalates have been linked to reproductive and developmental issues.
  • Reason to Avoid: Some quaternary ammonium compounds, such as benzalkonium chloride, may cause skin irritation and have been associated with certain health concerns.
  • Reason to Avoid: Resorcinol can cause skin irritation and may have potential health risks. It’s commonly found in products designed for skin exfoliation.
  • Reason to Avoid: Siloxanes can bioaccumulate in the environment and are difficult to break down. There are also concerns about their impact on aquatic ecosystems.
  • Reason to Avoid: Styrene-related compounds, like styrene acrylates, may cause skin irritation. There are also environmental concerns associated with their production and disposal.
  • Reason to Avoid: Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, can strip the skin of natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. They may also cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

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"I know you are flooded with new brand submissions. Let me show you how to quickly screen brands without wasting time or resources. As a former Spa Director, I appreciate the importance of your time. Schedule a quick, no-pressure call to explore how we can reduce your workload around safety and compliance, while enhancing customer and employee trust."

- Gary Adkins