Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Cosmetics
How does FDA regulate cosmetics? Are they FDA approved?
Are all personal care products regulated as cosmetics? Are some drugs or "cosmeceuticals"?
Does FDA require animal testing for cosmetics?
What ingredients are prohibited from use in cosmetics?
Does FDA approve the color additives used in cosmetics? If so, how does FDA determine their safety?
What should I do if I have a reaction (side effect) to a cosmetic product?
What is the shelf life of cosmetics?
What are "hypoallergenic" cosmetics?
Are tattoos and permanent makeup safe? How about henna and other temporary tattoos?
Do cosmetics contain harmful contaminants, such as lead? What does FDA do to guard against them?
What precautions should you take if you dye your hair?
What precautions should you take when using eye cosmetics?
Where can I learn more about cosmetic safety and how cosmetics are regulated?
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