Safety is the most critical consideration when caring for yourself and your family. Product safety is a top priority for cosmetics and personal care products companies, and everything they do is grounded in the best science available.
In the U.S., the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates cosmetics and personal care products under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Fair Packaging & Labeling Act (FPLA) and the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) of 2022. MoCRA adds significant new authorities to the FD&C Act, advancing product safety and innovation for the science-driven beauty and personal care industry, further reinforcing consumer confidence. Learn more about cosmetics and personal care products’ regulation and oversight.
Everyone has the right to know what’s in their products and the right to understand. Many types of beauty and personal care products enhance the health, well-being and appearance of millions of consumers worldwide. Each category in this section provides information about the product formulation process, common ingredients and the role those play in ensuring a safe and effective product. Learn more about cosmetics ingredient labeling.