Frequently requested resources for cosmetics manufacturers, packers, and distributors, large and small, are listed on this page.

What the Law Says About Cosmetics: Overviews

Laws and Regulations: The Authoritative Sources


  • Labeling: An overview of cosmetic labeling requirements
  • Labeling Guide: The "How To" guide for cosmetic labeling: Answers to your labeling questions, with examples
  • Labeling Regulations: Links to the labeling regulations themselves

Quick Reference for Frequently Requested Topics

Guidance Documents 

Additional Online Resources from Outside of FDA


FDA/CFSAN Cosmetics Announcements and Recent Additions to the Cosmetics Web Site

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