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FDA Press Releases

55 Press Releases
  • Published on July 15, 2019 - 10:32 GMT

    Makeup

    FDA regulates products that we think of as “makeup” –such as lipstick, blush, foundation, face powder, eye shadow eye liner, and mascara--as cosmetics under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  The law does not require cosmetic products and …

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  • Published on June 20, 2019 - 14:22 GMT

    Eye Cosmetic Safety

    Most eye cosmetics are safe when used properly. However, it’s important to be careful about the risk of infection, injury from the applicator, and use of unapproved color additives. Keep it clean! Eye cosmetics are usually safe when you buy them, but …

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  • Published on June 20, 2019 - 14:22 GMT

    Sunless Tanners & Bronzers

    A number of cosmetic products are marketed for consumers to achieve a tanned appearance without having to go out in the sun or use artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation. FDA has received questions about some of these products. The following …

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  • Published on June 6, 2019 - 22:39 GMT

    FDA Advises Consumers to Stop Using Certain Cosmetic Products

    en Español Beauty Plus and Claire’s cosmetic products recalled after testing positive for asbestos. What’s New June 6, 2019 On May 29, and 30, 2019 Beauty Plus Global and Claire’s Stores, Inc., undertook voluntary recalls of their respective cosmetic …

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  • Published on May 31, 2019 - 15:31 GMT

    Frequently Asked Questions on Soap

    FDA often receives questions from soap makers about how their products are regulated. Here is information to help small-scale soap producers understand the laws and regulations they need to know about. How are traditional soaps and synthetic detergents …

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  • Published on May 30, 2019 - 16:17 GMT

    "Organic" Cosmetics

    The following information is intended to respond to some questions consumers and manufacturers commonly ask FDA about “organic” cosmetics. On this page: More Resources: Does FDA have a definition for the term “organic”? No. FDA regulates cosmetics under …

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  • Published on May 30, 2019 - 15:45 GMT

    Kohl, Kajal, Al-Kahal, Surma, Tiro, Tozali, or Kwalli: By Any Name, Beware of Lead Poisoning

    Many people may be unaware of the lead poisoning risk, in adults and children, from an avoidable source: traditional eye cosmetics containing kohl, kajal, al-kahal, surma, tiro, tozali, or kwalli. The following information is intended to answer questions …

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  • Published on May 29, 2019 - 20:04 GMT

    Color Additives Permitted for Use in Cosmetics

    The tables below are provided as a supplement to the information in the Summary of Color Additives Listed for Use in the United States in Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Medical Devices. They are intended for quick reference to help in determining which color …

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  • Published on May 29, 2019 - 19:29 GMT

    Limiting Lead in Lipstick and Other Cosmetics

    Sample # Brand Parent company Lipstick line Shade # Shade Lot #a Lead (Pb)b (ppm) 1 Maybelline L'Oréal USA Color Sensational 125 Pink Petal FF205 7.19 2 L'Oréal L'Oréal USA Colour Riche 410 Volcanic FE259 7.00 3 NARS Shiseido Semi-Matte 1005 …

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  • Published on May 23, 2019 - 21:33 GMT

    Cosmetics Export Certificate FAQs

    Back to Information for Exporters Firms exporting products from the United States are often asked by foreign governments or customers to supply a "certificate" as a required part of the process to import a product into their country. Please note: …

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  • Published on May 20, 2019 - 19:43 GMT

    Disposable Wipes

    Disposable wipes are made for baby care, hand washing, feminine and other personal cleansing, removing makeup, and applying products such as deodorants and sunless tanners, among other uses.  Many wipes, but not all, are regulated as cosmetics. While these …

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  • Published on May 20, 2019 - 19:43 GMT

    EOS Lip Balm® Products

    Some consumers have reported reactions to certain varieties of EOS Lip Balm®. The following information tells what FDA knows about these products, what we’ve done, what we can do, and what consumers can do if they have a reaction. What kinds of reactions …

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  • Published on May 16, 2019 - 16:20 GMT

    Phthalates

    FDA has received a number of inquiries on the safety of phthalates, which are used in a variety of cosmetics as well as other consumer products. Here are answers to questions consumers often ask about these ingredients. What are phthalates? Phthalates are …

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  • Published on May 16, 2019 - 01:59 GMT

    Small Businesses & Homemade Cosmetics: Fact Sheet

    The questions and answers below are based on questions we frequently receive from people who are new to the cosmetics business, and our responses to them. This information is intended to help you get started. We’ve also included links for learning more on …

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  • Published on May 16, 2019 - 01:59 GMT

    Summary of Cosmetics Labeling Requirements

    The information below is an overview of regulatory requirements for cosmetics, with an emphasis on those that affect labeling. On this page: Laws and Regulations Cosmetics marketed in the United States, whether manufactured here or imported from abroad, …

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  • Published on May 16, 2019 - 01:59 GMT

    Is It a Cosmetic, a Drug, or Both? (Or Is It Soap?)

    NOTE on antibacterial soaps: For the latest information, see FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. Available in: Whether a product is a cosmetic or a drug under the law is determined by a product's intended use. …

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  • Published on May 16, 2019 - 01:59 GMT

    FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with ...

    May 15, 2019 Audience Consumers who are considering a new tattoo Tattoo artists Retailers of tattoo inks Product The following tattoo inks have been recalled because they are contaminated with microorganisms: Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL …

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  • Published on May 15, 2019 - 22:12 GMT

    Overview of International Activities for Cosmetics

    Back to International Activities FDA takes an active role in international activities related to cosmetics, ensuring that our public health mission is our top priority while also addressing industry and other stakeholder concerns. On This Page: FDA’s …

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  • Published on May 15, 2019 - 22:12 GMT

    Microbiological Safety and Cosmetics

    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. What the Law Says About Cosmetic Safety Under the law, …

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  • Published on May 15, 2019 - 22:12 GMT

    Cosmetics Import Surveillance

    The following are resources on FDA's surveillance and enforcement activities related to imported cosmetics: Import Alerts Related to Cosmetics An Import Alert allows FDA to detain, without physically examining, products that either have or potentially …

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