Cosmetic & Personal Care Product Safety

Scientist in cosmetic safety labConsumers of cosmetics and personal care products are protected by strong federal safety regulations by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), cosmetics companies that work to ensure ingredient safety, and a strong commitment by manufacturers to utilize the best science and latest available research data to substantiate the safety of a cosmetic product before it is marketed. Based on the information that is submitted to the FDA, via the Adverse Events Reporting System and other reporting mechanisms, it is important to note that only a very small percentage of cosmetics or personal care products on the market are associated with adverse events. Learn more about FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System.

Find more details on the scientific and cosmetic ingredient research processes and regulatory authority behind the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.