If you are buying cosmetics and the United States you may be interested to know that there are specific labeling regulations that are available for any type of cosmetics.
In the United States, cosmetics are considered to be a product that requires FDA approval and if the product is manufactured in the states it needs to be packaged using a specific set of instructions. Here are some of the most interesting rules concerning packaging with cosmetics in the US:
Any imported ingredients must be logged
Even if a product is technically manufactured in the United States labeling requirements need to be published under a specific authority as to where the cosmetics and their ingredients were sourced. Accurate information about the quantity and the ingredients quantity need to be available so that the product can be misrepresented either.
Products cannot be re-branded throughout states
Many types of products can often be branded differently depending on the state that they are sold. Cosmetic products sold in the states need to be branded in the same way no matter which state they are sold in. Consumers need to see comparable value and comparable products as a failure to label these products and same way could often lead to allergic reactions and other concerns.
Intended use must be on the label
Intended user instructions needs to be included on the label or at least in some form of the product packaging. Without the intended use for a product, there cannot be a legal sale or approval of that product for cosmetics in the United States.
These are just a few of the most stringent laws which are associated with cosmetic sales in the United States. Each of these rules have been introduced to protect consumers as well as the quality of products.