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Label Content Requirements for Personal Care and Beauty Products

Label content requirements for cosmetic products within the US. Make sure your labels comply with regulations to pass label verification.

Sofia Bartkevich avatar
Written by Sofia Bartkevich
Updated over a week ago

It is crucial to adhere to the regulations set by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other applicable laws whereby your business is operated to ensure your products comply with industry standards and keep your consumers well-informed.

!!NB!! Labeling requirements for supplements vary from country to country. Each country has its own set of regulations that must be followed to ensure that the product is safe for consumption and accurately labeled. Ultimately, as the seller, you are responsible for ensuring that your labels comply with all applicable regulations. By researching and staying up to date with the latest regulations, you can ensure that your product labels meet the requirements of the countries where you are selling them and protect your customers and your business.

The FDA plays a significant role in regulating cosmetic products. When creating your product labels, consider the following key points:

  • The name of the product

  • The net quantity of contents statement (amount of the product)

  • The ingredient list

  • YOUR company name and full address of the business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor. Click here for more details on the address format.

  • Suggested use or Directions

  • Any other material facts (Caution, Warning statements)

If your uploaded label is missing any of these statements, our label verification Team will put any incoming order on hold and send you a message. Please read this article for more information.

We encourage you to use Supliful generic product label templates as a starting point, as they contain accurate product information. You are free to adjust the text and design but follow the applicable law to ensure compliance.

Before we explain the content requirements, it has to be noted that the following print areas apply to cosmetic products.

The principal display panel (PDP) shall contain:

  • the statement of identity

  • the net quantity of contents statement

  • claims

The information panel (IP):

  • the ingredient list,

  • the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor

  • barcodes

  • material facts (suggested use, directions, warnings)

  • any other intervening information (e.g. Period After Opening symbol)


Choose a name that accurately represents the nature of your product. Avoid misleading claims or names that imply the product can treat or cure diseases. Ensure the name complies with FDA regulations and doesn’t include unauthorized drug claims.

The product name must be in bold, and a type size reasonably related to the most prominent printed matter on the PDP.

Brand names are not considered to be statements of identity.


Clearly state the amount of the product in the package. The Net Quantity of Contents refers to the amount of the product the package or container has and must be expressed accurately in both metric (g, kg, ml, or l) and U.S. Customary Systems (ounces, pounds, or fluid ounces). Terms of weight, measure, numerical count, or a combination of numerical count and weight or measure.

Usually, the Net quantity must appear within the bottom 30% of the PDP in lines parallel to the base of the container. For smaller products, this requirement may be omitted, provided the statement stands out.


All ingredients must be listed using the common or usual name provided by Supliful. These details cannot be changed.


A cosmetic label must include the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor. This includes providing a physical address. While an email address may be included as an additional means of contact, it cannot substitute a physical address.

The purpose of including a physical address is to provide consumers with a way to reach out to or locate the responsible party for the product.

Please find further information on address options here.


Cosmetic products cannot claim to be intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Cosmetic products, on the other hand, are intended to cleanse, beautify, promote attractiveness, or alter appearance. Cosmetic claims should focus on the product's intended use for enhancing appearance or maintaining good condition.

Each claim must have sufficient supporting evidence. It's crucial to note that claims made on the product label must be truthful and not misleading.

Keep in mind that the following requirements also apply to symbols, icons, pictures, or other graphic material that might imply certain claims.

Products cannot claim different consumer value claims (e.g. Organic, Natural, etc.) without actually having evidence of compliance with such claims. Feel free to use the information displayed in our Catalog for precise characteristics.


Consider including the recommended dosage and any other instructions for how to use the product, or equivalent information set by the manufacturer. Supliful offers manufacturer suggestions for the best results in the Catalog.


Further cosmetic product caution statements can be included for consumer safety. Supliful label templates by default offer a general caution statement.

  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

  • Discontinue use if rash, redness, or itching occurs. Consult a healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients.

  • In case of accidental contact with eyes, immediately rinse with water. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

  • Discontinue use if signs of an allergic reaction occur. Wash the affected area with mild soap and water.

  • Consult a healthcare professional for further guidance.


Consider the following design aspects to enhance the readability and attractiveness of your labels.

  • All information displayed on the labels, catalog, website, etc, must be accurate and not misleading.

  • The letters are at least one-sixteenth (1/16) inch in height based on the lowercase letter “o,” (Generally speaking, don’t use font size lower than 5pts)

  • The lettering must contrast sufficiently (it does not need to be black and white) with the background so as to be easy to read. The FDA has specific requirements regarding font size for certain information.

  • Use bold text for critical elements such as the product name, net quantity, and allergen warnings.

!!NB!! Remember, as a responsible business owner, you're responsible for staying informed about the ever-evolving regulations that govern your industry. While we aim to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it's crucial for you to consult legal professionals to ensure your labels meet the specific requirements for your business activities.

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