Someone recently asked me about the cosmetics FDA approval process. And here’s the answer: I don’t know a damn thing about cosmetic clinical research – I’ve never been involved in it! I’ll take that even further – I don’t know anything about the world of cosmetics. However, there are plenty of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other health professionals that understand the process.

Here is an article from the FDA that provides a nice summary on cosmetics:

FDA Authority Over Cosmetics: How Cosmetics Are Not FDA-Approved, but are FDA-Regulated

Here is another article from the FDA:

Cosmetics & US Law

I’ve only worked and currently work on medical device and drug studies intended to treat particular indications under the following therapeutic areas: Cardiovascular Disease, CNS, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Psychiatry, and Women’s Health. And to clarify, I am not authorized under any state nor country to treat patients. Clinical research (subjects) is NOT clinical care (patients). Clinical research is the process of finding if an Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) or an Investigational Device is more effective than existing standard of care practices and/or a placebo effect in the diagnosis, management, or treatment of a disease.