The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Has Broad Authority to Regulate Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
Strong federal safety requirements govern cosmetics and personal care products sold in the U.S. It is a crime to market an unsafe cosmetic 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 cosmetic product. The law provides severe penalties, including seizures, recalls, fines and bans, for personal care products manufacturers that do not meet these strict safety standards.
TThe FDA has wide-ranging authority to regulate and ensure the safety of cosmetic products. In the past, it has exercised this power to limit or prohibit ingredients that it considers to be unsafe. Cosmetic and personal care products companies are committed to upholding strict FDA regulations.