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Custom Cosmetic Labels: What needs to be included?

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As mentioned before in our first blog about making custom cosmetic labels, beauty knows no bounds. The cosmetic industry is growing daily. Therefore, beauty brands have to do what they can to stand out from the crowd. Some examples of these products  include perfumes, hair products, lotions, anti-aging creams, etc. There are even products for men, such as beard creams, body washes, and hair products. What do all these products have in common? They all have labels on them.

There is a HUGE difference between what you want on the label and what is required to be on the label.

The beauty industry is a magical place, but it can also be hazardous.

In other words, that people can get allergic reactions, and dishonest companies use illegal substances in their products and do not print all the ingredients on their health labels. Further, properly labeled beauty products will make your customer aware of warnings and aware of the ingredients. Creative beauty labels can attract your product, and if you make homemade products, your cosmetic label can add professionalism while being creative.

Let's focus on designing your custom cosmetic label

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The design and layout of your label must include product information according to the FDA and state regulations. Likewise, there are a few personal touches that can be present on the labels as well! Here are a few things that will need to be on your cosmetic label: 

Custom Design

It is time to create your custom beauty label design. Your custom label design must focus on your logo and the cosmetic product’s name and use. There are tools such as Canva that can help to create beautiful designs from simple templates! Other things to focus on are:

Fonts and font sizes– font sizes are necessary to keep in mind because when making labels, the different sizes and bold fonts emphasize importance.
Colors- the label colors are essential to making your product stand out from the others.

In short, it’s crucial to design your label to attract the consumer. If you can catch an eye, you can get a buy! With the right tools, your cosmetic brand can stand out from the rest.

Waterproof Material

The material choice is crucial when customizing your beauty label. That is to say, it depends on the environment your product will be stored or used in and the contents of your products. Waterproof material such as any of our BOPP materials allow products to be used in areas with high moisture, like bathrooms. In addition, they’re a great choice if the product is oily and leaks or gets dropped in water. Overall, oil and waterproof labels are a must-have in the cosmetic industry. 

It's time to design your custom cosmetic labels!

Everyone knows how critical the label look, size, and material is; however, knowing the FDA guidelines and what must go on your product label is just as important. You can check out this link to all their information, however, here are a few essential guidelines for the health and beauty labels. 

Your health and beauty labels and all other cosmetic labels will need to have ingredients listed, starting from the components that make up the most significant percentage to the most minor percentage of your product. The ingredients will also include any warnings the user will need to know. Then you will have a small section that explains directions on how to use your product.

It’s critical to include the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, and distributer. A website for the production company should also be included on the label. If this information is not on your label, the FDA will consider it mislabeled. According to the FDA, here is what needs to be on your product labels for the inner container. For the outer container, this may be subject to change (order may vary depending on container type:

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  • Name of the product
  • Identity
  • Warnings
  • Net quantity of contents

Information Panel

  • Directions for safe use 
  • Warnings
  • Name and place of business
  • Ingredient declaration
  • Any other required information

Regulations require that somewhere on the cosmetic label, it read out the product’s warnings to prevent any health hazards that may occur or be associated with your product. According to the FDA, the warnings must appear on the label conspicuously and prominently compared to other designs or lettering. That way, it is highly likely the user of the product will see the warning. The lettering must also be in bold and not less than 1/16th inch in height.

is an avenue many companies do not think about. Often, new start-up businesses send their products through the mail, not through a third-party seller. There are still rules that apply! Those rules are:

  1. There must be an alternative to the Declaration of Ingredients; it can appear in a letter that comes with the product.
  2. Labeling that is specifically related to the product mailed. For example, a brochure or printed-out directions for use and safety.
  3. The labeling must be furnished to each customer ordering by mail, for example, a brochure or direct mail sales catalog.

Place your cosmetic label order with Sticker Mountain!

Don’t let the regulations and rules of the FDA intimidate you. For instance, if you have other questions or concerns, Sticker Mountain is here to help. We’re no strangers to cosmetic label designs. In fact, we work with many companies making body care labels, health and wellness labels, beauty labels, and so much more! 

For more questions, reach out to our customer service team or refer to Sticker Mountains FAQ page for answers! Place your custom cosmetic label order today! Thanks for stopping by! 

Beard Guard
BEARD GUARD is the original designer of the first-ever beard bonnet, self-made and Colorado local. Beard Guard knew their products needed a label that looked great and was built tough. Beard oils and butter can spill onto some labels losing their ability to stick, but not Sticker Mountain labels. Our labels are waterproof and meant to withstand the test of time!
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