Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics

Thursday, February 20 to Friday, February 21, 2014
The Carlton Hotel, New York, NY

ACI’s Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on


A comprehensive guide to latest developments affecting ‘articles intended for cleansing,beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance’

February 20 – 21, 2014 | The Carlton Hotel | New York, NY

The cosmetics industry is facing the prospect of stricter compliance measures as illustrated by the proposed Safe Cosmetics Act of 2013 which is based upon FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Additionally the FDA’s draft guidance on cGMPs for Cosmetics and warning letters regarding labeling claims issued early in 2013 are creating new compliance challenges for personal care products companies. This comes at a time when the industry is already scrambling to catch up with California’s Proposition 65 requirements, other state level green chemistry initiatives, and retailer imposed demands with respect to ingredients. This ongoing political and regulatory turmoil, coupled with existing pressures with respect to advertising and labeling enforcement and concurrent plaintiff’s lawsuits, are leading to a multitude of questions ranging from the scope of FDA authority to potential liabilities.

To help you make sense of these developments and their potential impact on existing legal and regulatory approaches in the cosmetics industry, ACI has developed The Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics. A distinguished faculty of over two dozen leading legal and regulatory cosmetics experts – including FTC, FDA and NAD representatives – will address the intricacies of proposed regulations as well as existing challenges affecting such core cosmetics functions as advertising and promotion, labeling, trademarks, cGMPs, animal testing, import restrictions, and more. They will provide you with the critical information you need now to:

• Craft label and advertising language that will promote the transformative characteristics of your products without veering into drug claims
• Avoid the regulatory scrutiny and public relations attention that can generate plaintiff’s lawsuits
• Create effective strategies by which to manage sales in international markets and avoid delays due to import restrictions

Learn to Prevent and Defend Enforcement Actions in the Cosmetics Space by Mastering Critical Advertising, Recall, and Risk Mitigation Strategies

This is the only legal and regulatory gathering specifically designed for the cosmetics industry which will address enforcement activity and preventative measures based on real world examples impacting cosmetic products. A cross-industry faculty including government, industry, trade associations, consumer groups and leading counsel will help you:

• Understand the scope of international, federal, and state activity in the cosmetics space
• Overcome challenges in forming comprehensive chemical regulation compliance programs
• Establish internal claim substantiation practices that will mitigate enforcement action and provide a solid defense against plaintiff’s lawsuits

Benefit from Special Training and Strategy Sessions that will Address the Legal and Regulatory Essentials of Cosmetics and Intricacies of Cross-Market Commercialization 

To enhance and complete your conference and networking experience, attend one or both of the following strategy sessions:

Working Group on Cosmetics 101: Understanding the Essentials of “Articles Intended for Cleansing, Beautifying, Promoting Attractiveness, or Altering the Appearance”

Master Class on Legal and Business Strategies for International Cosmetics Regulatory Compliance

Register Now
Register today for the industry’s premier and most comprehensive legal and regulatory forum on Cosmetics by calling 1-888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563, or logging on to