Resources for You
- Eye Cosmetic Safety
The August 1, 2001 version of this document is available بالعربية (in Arabic).
- Kohl, Kajal, Al-Kahl, or Surma: By Any Name, Beware of Lead Poisoning
- Use Eye Cosmetics Safely (FDA Consumer Update)
- Warning Letter Issued to Lifetech Resources, LL--RevitaLash, NeuLash, Neuveau Brow
- Potentially Harmful "Cosmetic" Eye Product Seized (FDA Consumer Update)
A Note on Decorative Contact Lenses:
On November 9, 2005, Congress amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) such that all contact lenses, including those used only for decorative purposes, are considered medical devices under the law (see FD&C Act, section 520 (n)), and are regulated by FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Contact lenses distributed without appropriate involvement by an eye care professional are now considered adulterated medical devices under the law. CDRH has published current safety information on contact lenses, including non-corrective, decorative ("plano") lenses.
Novelty Makeup (Face Paint)