Strict laws make sure that cosmetics and personal care products sold in the European Union are safe for people to use. Companies, national and European regulatory authorities share the responsibility of keeping cosmetic products safe.
Understanding your cosmetics
Cosmetics include products that help us to keep clean, maintain healthy skin and teeth and to smell nice. They help build our self-esteem and make us feel good daily. Throughout our lives we use products such as antiperspirants, fragrances, make-up, shampoos, soaps, sunscreens and toothpastes. That why it’s important to understand them and have confidence in their safety.
This page covers how cosmetics’ safety is assured by EU law, gives an overview of topics such as allergy and allergens in cosmetics and informs you about important ingredient groups.
Why our information is reliable
All information in COSMILE Europe comes from verified sources and is based on independent expert knowledge.
The list of ingredients and what they do comes from the European Commission’s CosIng database, an official source of information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Learn more by clicking here.
More detailed information on ingredient properties, whether they are man-made and/or of natural origin, in which types of products the ingredients can be found, etc… comes from independent experts and scientific assessments published by European and national expert bodies.