Legislation & Regulation

Labeling & Packaging

Understanding regulations regarding the labeling and packaging of cosmetics and personal care products is critical for anyone manufacturing or distributing products in the United States.

The Council publishes and maintains the most comprehensive resource on U.S. labeling requirements, the Personal Care Products Council Labeling Manual: A Guide to Cosmetic and OTC Drug Labeling and Advertising, Ninth Edition.  Last printed in 2013, the Labeling Manual continues to be a must-have resource for anyone selling or producing cosmetics or personal care products, containing current labeling regulations with helpful analysis and graphics displays.

With excepts from the Labeling Manual, this section takes an in-depth look at U.S. regulations for labeling cosmetics, OTC drugs, and professional products. For a complete understanding of this critical issues, order the Labeling Manual.