Marie Gale

Marie is the HSCG expert in the area of general regulatory compliance and especially the legal ins-and-outs of product labeling.

Marie Gale has amassed nearly 20 years in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. During this time she has had her own soap and cosmetic business selling her products retail, wholesale and private label; served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild, and written three books for the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. Her preeminent book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling, has become an indespensible mainstay for those who want to comply with US labeling requirements.

In addition to speaking engagements addressing soap and cosmetic labeling, her website ( provides a wealth of information about labeling and legislation. Marie works remotely as the Webmaster for the HSCG. She and her husband reside in Washington State (just outside of Seattle) with their Doberman, Duke, and orange-tabby cat, George. In her spare time, Marie is researching her family tree.

Product Label Review

Marie is offering HSCG members a special 40% discount on her Product Label Review service.  The is a terrific opportunity to have a fresh set of eyes looking at your label and checking to see if it is in compliance with all the applicable regulations.

Marie will review the label, and give you a detailed report covering anything that could or should be revised to have a fully compliant label.  Included in the service is an additional check once you have made any updates.

The price is normally $125. With the special discount, HSCG members may purchase for $75 (40% discount). 

Go To Store: Product Label Review

Q and A

Marie is available to answer questions submitted by HSCG members concerning product labeling . Use the form below to submit your question. Before submitting a question, please check the existing articles, FAQ and the previously asked and answered questions.

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