Expand Strong federal safety requirements govern cosmetics and personal care products sold in the U.S. It is a crime to market an unsafe cosmetics product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Attorney General can take action against any company that markets an unsafe cosmetics product. The law provides severe penalties, including seizures, recalls, fines and bans, for cosmetics and personal care products manufacturers that do not meet these strict safety standards. The FDA has wide-ranging regulatory authority that helps to ensure the safety of cosmetics and personal care products. Throughout the years, FDA has infrequently had to exercise this power to limit or prohibit ingredients that it considered to be unsafe. Cosmetics and personal care products companies are committed to upholding strict FDA regulations.