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What's In My Makeup
Consumers 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. With more than 11 billion personal care products sold each year, and typically only 150 adverse experiences (mostly skin rashes or allergies) reported, cosmetics remain the safest category of products regulated by the FDA.
In this section of CosmeticsInfo, you will learn more about the many types of personal care products that enhance health, well-being and make millions of consumers look and feel better. Each product category gives details on the typical ingredients found in each and the important role those ingredients play in ensuring a quality, safe and effective product.
Innovation to shelf Life
- Ideas for new cosmetic products come from a number of Sources
- Scientific Advance
- Changes in Consumer Preference
- Continuous industry innovation
Before a Cosmetic Product goes to Market
- Product safety is paramount and is factored into ingredient selection, final formula selection, and packaging choices ensure that they are safe for our families.
- Consumer and clinical evaluation, is performed to ensure the cosmetic product delivers on the claims and benefits that are expected by the consumer.
- Microbiology conducts tests to determine which preservative system is best, in order to prevent the growth of fungi, bacteria yeast that could cause cosmetic products to spoil.
- Stability is conducted to ensure the cosmetic product formulation and packaging is compatible so that the product remains stable and safe throughout its shelf life.
- Process development scales up the cosmetic product formulation from a smaller beaker in the lab all the way to huge vats, ensuring quality control is maintained no matter where it is manufactured in the world.
- Supply chain purchases the materials to make the finished cosmetic product, including raw materials , packaging, and labeling so that the product can be produced in the quantities needed by retailers and customers.
Lastly, Post Marketing Surveillance teams answer your calls or emails when you contact a company with a question about a cosmetic product. Your information can be important for alerting us to potential quality issues, adverse events, and consumer preference data.
These detailed process ensure millions of families have the safest, highest quality cosmetic products that help enhance their lives.