Products intended to cleanse or beautify a person’s body are generally regulated as cosmetics. Some examples are skin moisturizers, hair colors, perfumes, makeup, and even tattoos.
If you have a reaction (side effect) to a cosmetic product, you should:
- tell your doctor or other health care provider,
- report it to the cosmetic manufacturer, and
- submit a complaint by reporting the problem to the FDA
You can also contact the FDA district office consumer complaint coordinator for your geographic area or call FDA at 1-800-332-1088.
- Submit a Complaint: How to Report a Cosmetic-Related Problem
- "Bad Reaction to Cosmetics? Tell FDA"
- FDA Basics Webinar on Reporting Adverse Events Related to Cosmetics.
- Products & Ingredients
- Recalls & Alerts
- Resources for Consumers
- FDA Basics Cosmetics Page