Cosmetics are supposed to be safe for consumer’s use as directed in the Customary, labeling or expected way. To ensure the safety of a cosmetic product, a manufacturer must ensure that the product is tested. But cosmetic testing can be a risky area. Many countries around the world keep animals in laboratories, simply for the purpose of cosmetic testing. Chemicals are forced down their throats, into their shaved skin and dipped into their eye just to ensure that those cosmetics are safe for public use.
Manufacturers also need toxicology testing to fill the gaps in the available information. Toxicology and other testing methods are necessary to determine if the ingredients and finished products are safe. Cosmetic testing is important for products to be scientifically safe and sound; however, it is not a requirement for marketing cosmetic products.
Cosmetics should not be sterile, more so, they should not contain any kind of harmful microorganism. Furthermore, the total number of aerobic microorganism for each gram should be low.
Many factors can make a product contaminated and this includes the use by a consumer such as putting one’s finger into the jar. If the manufacturer lacks the technical expertise to ascertain the best way to make sure the product is protected and not easily contaminated, such company might need to work with a consultant.
Does Natural mean the product is safe?
Manufacturers considers some ingredients natural or organic, choosing from such ingredient does not guarantee that they are safe. It is the responsibility of a manufacturer to ensure that their products are safe when used by consumers according to the directions in the customary, labeling or the expected way. Testing is required and mandatory.
Personal care products companies and cosmetics are to uphold the strict regulation by the FDA (U.S food and drug administration). The safety of consumers is the major priority for personal care products and cosmetics companies. That’s what cosmetics regulatory is for. Manufacturers are to uphold the strict FDA regulations as mandated by the FD&C act (U.S Food, Drugs and cosmetics act). The law mandates every personal care products, cosmetic products and their ingredients undergoes safety test before going into the market and also contains no prohibited ingredients. Cosmetic companies usually take their safety responsibilities very seriously such that they surpass the requirements of the law with further consumer safety measures.
Consumers should have huge confidence in the products they buy and use every day. This is why personal care products and cosmetic companies invest lots of their resources in safety processes and scientific researches to ensure their products are extremely safe for consumer’s use. These companies usually employ and work with thousands of biologist, chemists, toxicologists, environmental scientists and many other experts to evaluate and examine the safety of their cosmetics products before they are allowed into the market.