Consumer Confidence Is More
Than a Formula

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies supports the modernization of a law that will update the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory authority over cosmetics and personal care products, bringing peace of mind to consumers.

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies supports the Personal Care Products Safety Act and we welcome the opportunity to work with Congress and US FDA to better serve consumers and the public health.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies supports robust, consistent frameworks for the regulation of cosmetics.

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Nothing is more important to us than the safety of consumers and maintaining their trust in our products.

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In the United States, we support the modernization of FDA’s regulatory authority; bringing peace of mind to consumers across the country.

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Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies supports robust, consistent frameworks for the regulation of cosmetics.

We believe that in order to best serve consumers, families, healthcare professionals, as well as our employees and the public, we need a regulatory framework for cosmetics that is consistent, reflects modern science and advancements in personal care product technology.

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Nothing is more important to us than the safety of consumers and maintaining their trust in our products.

We recognize there’s a perception held by consumers that cosmetics and personal care products aren’t safe enough. Our support for cosmetics reform is aimed at removing consumer doubt about the safety of these products and reassuring consumer’s peace of mind everywhere our products are sold.

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In the United States, we support the modernization of FDA’s regulatory authority; bringing peace of mind to consumers across the country.

We believe the U.S. FDA is the best authority for determining and enhancing the health and well-being of consumers by regulating the safety of ingredients and enforcing standards for cosmetics, which includes personal care products.


CLARIFYING THE U.S. FDA’S REGULATORY AUTHORITY WILL ALLOW THE AGENCY TO KEEP PACE WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS, AND PROVIDE ADDED PROTECTIONS FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH.





What We Support

Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies is committed to working with regulatory bodies, policy makers, industry, healthcare professionals and consumers to continue improving cosmetic regulations to best serve the public health and give consumers confidence.

We support a federal framework for the regulation of cosmetics that will significantly update US cosmetic regulation for the first time in more than 70 years.

We support legislation that will…

Require the registration of manufacturing facilities for cosmetic & personal care products.

Require industry to report adverse events to FDA.

Standardize Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for cosmetics & personal care products.

Grant the FDA mandatory recall authority.

We also support the U.S. FDA authority to determine the safety of cosmetic and personal care product ingredients.

We advocate for legislation that specifies FDA standards on individual ingredients would preempt action on those same ingredients at the state level, in order to avoid conflicting regulations across the country.

How are personal care products in the US regulated today?

Since 1938, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act has provided the FDA with the authority to regulate cosmetics and personal care products. Currently, the U.S. regulatory framework is a complex system of federal & state government regulations, various court rulings, scientific guidelines, independent safety reviews and industry-self-regulation.

There are essentially three main components to the current US cosmetic regulatory system:

U.S. Food
and Drug
Administration

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Cosmetic
Ingredient
Review

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Consumer
Commitment
Code

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Our Safety Standards

Cosmetics are among the safest category of products regulated by the US FDA. FDA has significant authority to ensure the safety of cosmetics today, but clarifying that authority and the information it receives provides additional protection and confidence for the public.

While the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulates our products, at Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, our products are designed to meet the strictest safety standards wherever our products are sold.

We also follow science and evidence-based guidelines where best practices are encouraged in complementary fashion to existing regulatory and legal requirements.

At Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, we meet and exceed standards for developing personal care products and here are a few examples of how we do it:

We take responsibility in ensuring the safety of all our products, taking them through our five-level safety assurance process.

conducrWe conduct specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products and their ingredients.

shareWe regularly share our safety information with health authorities like the US FDA.

registerWe register our products with US FDA.

shareMost importantly, we voluntarily report adverse events and make those reports available to the US FDA.


Our heritage as a healthcare company inspires us to maintain the highest standards and approach developing personal care products from a scientific & evidence-based perspective.

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Whitepaper

We recognize that consumer confidence is more than a formula, which is why we support the modernization of a law that will update the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory authority over cosmetics and personal care products, reinforcing peace of mind to consumers. Download our whitepaper today to read more.

What Can I Do?

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