About the FDA

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 unsafe cosmetics products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Attorney General (AG) can take action against any company that markets an unsafe cosmetic product. The law provides severe penalties, including seizures, recalls, fines and bans, for cosmetic and personal care products manufacturers that do not meet these strict requirements.DID YOU KNOW:  All cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers are required by federal law to substantiate the safety of their finished products and ingredients. The FDA has wide-ranging regulatory authority that helps to ensure the safety of cosmetic and personal care products. In the past, 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.