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Modernization of Domestic Regulations Act 2022 
Effective December 29, 2023

​The biggest modernization of cosmetic regulation since 1938


In an era where nail care has become an integral part of personal grooming, ensuring the safety and well-being of both professionals and consumers is paramount. The Healthy Nails Collaborative welcomes the introduction of the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act in 2022 as a significant milestone towards regulating toxic and hazardous chemicals present in nail products. Let's explore how this act will benefit not only our collaborative but also the entire nail care industry, promoting transparency, consumer protection, and healthier practices.  the act is in effect as of December 29, 2023.


Enhancing Safety Standards:

The Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act brings forth a long-awaited opportunity to establish comprehensive safety standards for nail products. By addressing toxic ingredients commonly found in polishes, removers, and other treatments, this act aims to safeguard public health while empowering consumers with informed choices. The Healthy Nails Collaborative fully supports these efforts to inform the public about harmful substances in cosmetic formulations.


Improved Branding and Representation:

With regulations in place under this act, manufacturers will be required to accurately represent their products' ingredients on packaging labels both on all packaging. This ensures that consumers can make informed decisions based on their individual needs or potential allergies. The Healthy Nails Collaborative believes that transparent labeling will foster trust between brands and customers while encouraging responsible manufacturing practices within the industry.


Clear Instructions for Safe Usage:

Another crucial aspect addressed by the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act is providing clear instructions for safe product usage. By mandating standardized guidelines on labels or accompanying materials, users can better understand proper application techniques as well as any precautions necessary during use or removal processes. These instructions will help prevent accidents or adverse reactions associated with improper handling.


Promoting Nail Health Awareness:

The implementation of this act aligns perfectly with one of our core objectives at the Healthy Nails Collaborative – promoting overall nail safety awareness among professionals and clients alike. By regulating hazardous chemicals commonly found in certain nail products, we can encourage the adoption of safer alternatives and practices. This will not only benefit the well-being of nail technicians but also contribute to healthier nails for clients.


Collaborative Support and Education:

As a collaborative committed to advancing knowledge and best practices in the industry, we are dedicated to supporting professionals needing information about the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act. We will provide guidance on understanding compliance requirements, identifying safe products, and implementing responsible practices within salons. By sharing this knowledge, we aim to empower our members with the tools needed for successful adaptation.

The Healthy Nails Collaborative wholeheartedly embraces the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act as a significant step forward in ensuring safer nail care experiences for everyone involved. By regulating toxic chemicals, improving branding representation, providing clear usage instructions, and promoting overall awareness about nail health, this act sets a new standard that benefits both professionals and consumers alike. Together with our members and industry partners, we look forward to championing these regulations while fostering a culture of safety within the world of healthy nails.

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