Updated: Jul 5, 2021
Over the last few years, the cosmetics industry has witnessed the rise of skincare targeting the microbiome with products claiming to contain probiotic, prebiotic or postbiotic ingredients becoming more and more common.
However, despite its increase in popularity, this area of formulation innovation currently
does not have any dedicated global regulations or international guidelines on definitions or terminologies. This has led to governing bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) questioning the efficacy, safety and quality of these types of products and potentially classing them as non-compliant cosmetic products.
Our director at Bloom Regulatory, Olivia Santoni, has debated some of the questions and concerns surrounding microbiome-targeted cosmetics examining the current regulatory landscape and determining whether microbiome focused skin care and claims should be regulated.
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Written by Laila Manshi