Soapmaking business and regulatory resources 

 May 12, 2020

By  Jennifer - Skincare Business Foundations

If you've decided to turn your soapmaking hobby into a business, you may be wondering where to begin and what regulations you need to comply with.

Below are some resources to point you in the right direction.

10 Actionable Steps to Start Your Skincare Business

Download this free checklist to help you get started, protect yourself and build a successful soap brand.

You'll receive the checklist straight to your inbox plus emails every 2-3 weeks packed with skincare business tips and cosmetic regulation updates. 

Australian Cosmetics Regulations Unpacked

Australian Cosmetics Regulations Guide 2

Read this blog post then download the free guide to Australian cosmetics regulations to find out the key things you need to know to be compliant.

Cosmetics Labelling Essentials

I created this guide for brand owners because it was impossible to find all the information in one place about what you need to put on a label.

Recently I updated the guide to include a specific section on how to label soaps (even if you make soaps without labels).

Compliance for Soap and Skincare Makers

Recently I was featured in an article by AUZi Insurance, where I shed some light on all the topics that often confuse soapmakers, like:
- Why do you need an address listed?
- Can you make a claim on a label? e.g. 'Heals the Skin'
- Does it really matter how an ingredient is listed on a label?

From NICNAS to AICIS - what you need to know


NICNAS was replaced by AICIS on 1 July 2020. I’ve put together this brief article with some FAQS to help you understand what the changes mean to you.


About the Author

Hi, I'm Jennifer - cosmetic regulatory consultant for Australian skincare brands. After running my own skincare business, and having a 10-year+ corporate background in risk management, auditing and compliance, I decided to combine my business know-how and industry knowledge to help others build a solid business foundation.
Since 2018, I've been supporting skincare brand owners with friendly expert advice and time-saving regulatory guides. And my signature course on how to start a skincare brand in Australia.

Jennifer - Skincare Business Foundations

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