ABOUT THIS WEB SITE AND ITS SPONSORS
General InformationCosmeticsinfo.org is an information Web site that includes factual, scientific information on ingredients most commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products in the United States. The Personal Care Products Council (the Council) and its member companies sponsor this Web site to provide consumers with easily accessible comprehensive safety information on cosmetics and personal care products and to help consumers make informed purchases.
This Web site contains information about the safety, testing, and regulation of cosmetics and personal care products and their ingredients. The site is divided into two primary sections; safety information pages and an ingredient database. Safety information pages give an overview of how cosmetics are regulated in the U.S. and abroad, components of cosmetic ingredient labeling, the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetics, and how companies ensure the safety and efficacy of their products. Right now in laboratories across the country and around the world, experts in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular modeling, engineering, formulation and toxicology are at work stringently testing and assessing ingredients and formulas for safety, quality, stability, purity, skin efficacy and performance.
Ingredient InformationBy typing in an ingredient name into the ingredient database, you will find specific information on what an ingredient is and how it is used, as well as safety information on that ingredient with references to relevant independent, scientific and regulatory studies.
With thousands of ingredients already listed on this site, consumers can find safety information for approximately 90% of all ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products on the market today. Because of the large number of products on the market, new annual product launches, and rapid product innovation, there will be some ingredients, especially those used less often, that are not currently included in this site. However, our aim is to continue to add additional ingredients to the site until all 4,000 ingredients commonly used in cosmetic and personal care products are referenced.
Consumer SafetyAs the makers of cosmetics and personal care products, we take our commitment to providing consumers with the information they need to make informed choices about the products they purchase for themselves and their families very seriously. We believe consumers have the right to know what ingredients are in the products they use. This site will give them easier, consumer-friendly access to this information.
We hope you will find this Web site useful as a valuable source of information to supplement the specific ingredient listings on the labels of every cosmetic and personal care product. We also hope you will use this site whenever you have a question or need additional information about an ingredient or personal care product.