Lead Acetate in “Progressive” Hair Dye Products
by FDA on October 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm
Brief summary of FDA regulatory and safey issues related to the use of lead acetate in “progressive” hair dyes.
by FDA on October 7, 2021 at 1:36 pm
FDA Fact Sheet on safety and regulatory issues related to various types of hair dyes and hair dye products.
Lead in Cosmetics
by FDA on October 7, 2021 at 1:36 pm
FDA information on the potential contaminant lead in cosmetic products.
Color Additives Permitted for Use in Cosmetics
by FDA on October 7, 2021 at 1:34 pm
Table of color additives permitted for use in cosmetics provided as a quick reference to help in determining which color additives may be used in different types of cosmetics.
Hair Smoothing Products That Release Formaldehyde When Heated
by FDA on March 12, 2021 at 2:01 pm
Information on FDA, OSHA actions regarding “Brazilian Blowout” and similar “professional use only” hair smoothing products.
FDA Authority Over Cosmetics: How Cosmetics Are Not FDA-Approved, but Are FDA-Regulated
by FDA on March 8, 2021 at 5:54 pm
An overview of FDA’s authority over cosmetics under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
by FDA on March 8, 2021 at 3:56 pm
FDA safety and regulatory resources on hair dyes, straighteners, and other hair products, for consumers, salon professionals, and manufacturers.
Salon Professionals: Fact Sheet
by FDA on March 8, 2021 at 3:50 pm
FDA information on cosmetics and salons for consumers and spa and salon professionals.
Microbiological Safety and Cosmetics
by FDA on March 2, 2021 at 7:34 pm
Cosmetics can become harmful to consumers if they’re contaminated with harmful microorganisms, such as certain bacteria and fungi. FDA is looking closely at the microbiological safety of cosmetics.
Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Cosmetics
by FDA on February 19, 2021 at 3:14 pm
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of human-made chemicals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. These PFAS are used in cosmetics to condition and smooth the skin, making it appear shiny, or to affect product consistency and texture.
Form 2511: Registration of Cosmetic Product Establishment
by FDA on December 4, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Instructions for using the Online FDA Form 2511
Form 2512: Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement
by FDA on December 4, 2020 at 3:05 pm
Instructions for using the Online FDA Form 2512 Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement as part of the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program
Small Businesses & Homemade Cosmetics: Fact Sheet
by FDA on November 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm
FDA Fact Sheet for small, emerging, and home-based businesses producing cosmetics.
Allergens in Cosmetics
by FDA on November 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm
This page provides information about common allergens found in cosmetic products, possible symptoms of allergic reactions, testing for allergens and FDA’s activities on allergens in cosmetics.
Online Applications for Export Certificates for Cosmetics
by FDA on November 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm
Firms may apply for an export certificate for cosmetic products via the Certificate Application Process (CAP) online. CAP is one of three modules within the CFSAN Export Certification Application and Tracking System (CFSAN eCATS) that can be accessed through the FDA Industry Systems (FIS).
Cosmetics Export Certificate FAQs
by FDA on November 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm
If you are exporting cosmetic products or ingredients to other countries or plan to do so, you need to be aware of U.S. legal and regulatory issues regarding exported cosmetics as well as the requirements of the countries to which you export.
OMB Burden Statement for FDA Form 2511 and 2512
by FDA on September 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Burden statement for Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program, OMB Approval No. 0910-0599, FDA Form 2511 and 2512
Wrinkle Treatments and Other Anti-aging Products
by FDA on September 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
FDA information on wrinkle creams and lotions.
What should I do if I have a reaction (side effect) to a cosmetic product?
by FDA on September 11, 2020 at 7:58 pm
Information on reporting an adverse reaction or side effect to a cosmetic product to FDA.
Warning Letters Highlight Differences Between Cosmetics and Medical Devices
by FDA on September 11, 2020 at 7:54 pm
FDA warning letters issued to manufacturers and/or distributors of devices marketed for regrowing hair, weight reduction, spider vein removal, and dermabrasion, as well as injectable fillers and decorative contact lenses.