Science & Safety

Product safety and providing consumers with high-quality products are a top priority of cosmetics and personal care products companies. Everything PCPC and its member companies do is grounded in the best science available. If consumers can’t believe in a product and rely on it to do what it says, then nothing else matters.

PCPC member companies have a long history of science and safety best practices, often going beyond what is required by law. PCPC instituted a Consumer Commitment Code in 2006 to strengthen practices already in place for many companies and to incorporate new practices, such as a Safety Information Summary Program, which made cosmetics product and ingredient safety information readily available to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) of 2022 makes most of the Code’s voluntary provisions mandatory, thus precluding the need for a voluntary Code (appendices).  

PCPC provides critical support to its members through a number of science & safety efforts and resources, including: