NSF Introduces First Cosmetic Product Quality and Safety Verification Service

NSF’s cosmetic product verification service provides manufacturers and brand owners the opportunity to demonstrate, through third-party independent verification, the quality and safety of their cosmetic products

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Global public health organization NSF has launched the first cosmetic verification service that provides consumers assurances of the quality, safety and compliance of cosmetic products. Both cosmetic manufacturers and retailers can obtain NSF’s cosmetic product verification, which includes regulatory, toxicological and contaminant review testing along with label claim verification and compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), as well as periodic facility audits.

The cosmetic industry is brimming with creative and innovative products. Consumers purchase cosmetics in good faith and, based on label claims, they assume products are both safe and effective. However, cosmetics are not highly regulated in the U.S. and enforcement of existing regulations often occurs after the product is available to consumers. By selecting cosmetic products that have been evaluated against the rigorous criteria of NSF’s cosmetic product verification, consumers can be confident that products bearing the NSF mark have been tested to meet the quality and safety consumers expect.

“NSF’s cosmetic product verification service provides manufacturers, brand owners and retailers with a way to demonstrate to consumers that their cosmetic products have been evaluated for safety, tested for harmful contaminants and potential adulterants, and had the label ingredient claims confirmed,” said Casey Coy, Manager of Cosmetics and Personal Care Services, NSF. “The on-package NSF Product Verified mark helps guide consumers to these tested cosmetic products.”

Products verified to NSF’s cosmetic product verification service will appear in the NSF product listing guide.

For more information on NSF’s cosmetic product verification and personal care certification services, contact Casey Coy, Manager, Cosmetics and Personal Care Services, NSF at coy@nsf.org or +1-734-913-5734.

Editor’s note: For media interested in more information or to request an interview, please contact media@nsf.org or +1 734 214 6242.

NSF is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF’s cosmetic and personal care services include auditing, ingredient and product testing and certification, and training and education for the cosmetic and personal care industries throughout the entire product lifecycle. NSF developed the only accredited American National Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) and provides verification of cosmetic and personal care ingredients to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice program.

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