Safety is the most fundamental consideration when it comes to taking care of yourself and your family. If you can’t believe in a product and rely on it to do what it says, then nothing else matters. Product safety is the top priority of cosmetics and personal care products companies, and everything they do is grounded in the best science available. In the U.S., cosmetics and personal care products are regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the Fair Packaging & Labeling Act (FPLA). Learn more about cosmetics and personal care products regulation and oversight.
Everyone deserves the right to know what’s in their products. Not only do they have a right to know, they have a right to understand. In this section, you will learn more about the many types of cosmetics and personal care products that enhance the health, wellbeing and appearance of millions of consumers around the world. Each product category gives details on how a product is used, the typical ingredients you can expect to find, and the important role those ingredients play in ensuring a safe and effective product. Learn more about cosmetics ingredient labeling.