Fall and Winter are magical times of year – especially in the Midwest. In Autumn, the leaves begin to change colors into vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows; along with the appearance of pumpkin flavored everything! Then along comes Wintertime, full of white snowfall and the smell of hot chocolate! As nature evolves around us and restaurants change their menus to offer seasonal items, it’s a popular time for bath & body products to celebrate the new season with special scents.
The Health & Beauty industry always experiences an increase in demand during the Fall and Winter months due to holiday gift giving and of course the limited edition scents. Is your company prepared for the increase in demand of body gel, shampoo, hair conditioner, and lotion? Are your lip balms, bath bombs, and body sprays updated to market Fall and Winter scents?
Pumpkin Spice, Caramel, Spiced Chai, Vanilla, Candy Cane, Snow Fairy, Sugar Cookie, Crackling Fire, Apple Pie, Winterberry, and Cinnamon are some of the most popular seasonal scents during this time of the year. Consumers wait all year long for their favorite products to be available again, and plus these specialty scents are great for gift giving! Do you have a custom label printer lined up for selling your seasonal skincare products?
The Requirements of Bath & Body Labeling
First, there are a few very important legal requirements to make note of when creating cosmetic and skincare labels…
1. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: The FD&C Act prohibits the marketing of cosmetics that are adulterated or misbranded as well as their adulteration or misbranding while in interstate commerce.
A cosmetic is considered misbranded if…..
- labeling is false or misleading
- label does not state
- the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor
- the net quantity of contents
- the required information is not stated prominently, with conspicuousness and in terms that it is read and understood by consumers under customary conditions of purchase and use
- the container or its fill is misleading
2. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act: Ensures that packages and their labels provide consumers with accurate information about the quantity of contents and facilitate value comparisons.
“A label may consist of more than one panel. It may consist of a front panel, side panels and a back panel. Back and side panels are generally called information panels.” Read more about the FDA’s guidelines for cosmetic labeling and information.
There are two types of label panels for cosmetic products:
- Principal Display Panel (PDP): This is the part of the label most likely displayed or examined under customary conditions of display for sale.
- Information Panel: Generally, this term refers to a panel other than the PDP that can accommodate label information where the consumer is likely to see it. Since the information must be prominent and conspicuous, the bottom of the package is generally not acceptable for placement of required information, such as the cosmetic ingredient declaration.
What Information is Required for Skincare Labels?
- An identity statement, indicating the nature and use of the product, by means of either the common or usual name, a descriptive name, a fanciful name understood by the public, or an illustration.
- An accurate statement of the net quantity of contents, in terms of weight, measure, numerical count or a combination of numerical count and weight or measure.
- Name and place of business. This may be the manufacturer, packer, or distributor. This includes the street address, city, state, and ZIP Code. You may omit the street address if it is listed in a current phone directory or city directory.
- Distributor statement. If the name and address are not those of the manufacturer, the label must say “Manufactured for…” or “Distributed by…,” or similar wording expressing the facts.
- Material facts. Failure to reveal material facts is one form of misleading labeling and therefore makes a product misbranded. An example is directions for safe use, if a product could be unsafe if used incorrectly.
- Warning and caution statements. These must be prominent and conspicuous. The FD&C Act and related regulations specify warning and caution statements related to specific products. In addition, cosmetics that may be hazardous to consumers must bear appropriate label warnings. An example of such hazardous products is flammable cosmetics.
- Ingredients. If the product is sold on a retail basis to consumers, even if it is labeled “For professional use only” or words to that effect, the ingredients must appear on an information panel, in descending order of predominance. Remember, if the product is also a drug, its labeling must comply with the regulations for both OTC drug and cosmetic ingredient labeling, as stated above. To learn more, see “Ingredient Names,” “Color Additives and Cosmetics,” “Fragrances in Cosmetics,” and “‘Trade Secret’ Ingredients.”
Superior Seasonal Label Printing for Beauty and Skincare Products
Not only do your bath and body labels need to pop and attract the attention of consumers, but they also need to be compliant with the FDA regulations and created with the proper materials. When choosing a custom label printer, make sure they are well-versed in the regulations for your industry…we know we are!
Many health and beauty products are kept in hot, steamy bathrooms and wet showers; thus they need to be created with waterproof and oil-resistant label materials.
In this highly competitive market, it’s critical to make sure you’re using premium labels that stand out from the rest! Whether you’re selling shampoo, conditioner, body gel, face wash, or lotion, they need to grab the consumer’s attention. M&R’s superior label design, extensive digital printing technology, and quick turnaround times are just what your business needs!
M&R Label can print any unique font, vibrant color, or image you need – on any type of material and shape! This includes those vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows with graphics of leaves and pumpkins for Autumn products. Or bright whites, blues, and chocolate browns for displaying a fresh snowfall and hot cocoa on Winter product labels.
We highly recommend that your business utilizes our Digital Label Printing and Variable Data Label Printing services. Digital printing is an economical way for printing prime, custom, short run label orders. Variable data printing is done digitally and allows us to change information, such as text or images, from one label to the next without stopping or slowing down the printing process. Do you need sequential numbering on your bar code or case labels? Want to add a QR code? No problem!
We’re proud to create and print label & packaging solutions for a variety of clients in the cosmetic and skincare industry. Ask to see our portfolio for samples. As your chosen custom label printer in Chicago, we guarantee quick turnaround, high quality materials, and creative label design.