Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) is a system of reporting for commercially distributed cosmetics manufacturers and distributors in the United States (U.S.). The VCRP is just a reporting system but not an approval tool, as cosmetics in the U.S. are not subject to Food and Drug Administration’s (FDAs) approval.
Registration through VCRP
- For individual establishments, operator/owner of the establishment must register their facility by submitting Form FDA 2511
- Domestic firms can register their establishments before or after their cosmetic products are placed in the U.S. market for commercial sale
- Foreign firms may register their establishments once the products are exported to the U.S. for sale
- Each establishment is given a registration number by the FDA
- A Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement (CPIS) can be filed by the manufacturer/distributor for each product commercially distributed in the U.S. by submitting the Form FDA 2512
Benefits of VCRP
- Provides information to the FDA about the cosmetics marketed in U.S., such as their frequency of use, business engagement etc.
- Provides ingredient information to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) for assessing the safety of ingredients used in the formulation of the product
VCRP helps the FDA to keep a track of all the activities related to commercially distributed cosmetics in the U.S. Would you like to know more about the VCRP and its registration process? Reach out to Freyr at firstname.lastname@example.org.