Cosmetic and Personal Care Products

If you use cosmetics or personal care products, you’ve probably wondered about issues like safety and accuracy of label claims. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to know which label claims can be trusted.

To help make sure consumers are being protected, NSF is working hard to develop new programs to help address product quality, content and safety concerns for products used by consumers every day, including cosmetics and personal care products.

Some of these programs include inspecting production and handling facilities to ensure they are following strict manufacturing and processing guidelines to help ensure product quality and integrity. NSF also tests products to verify the absence of contaminants ranging from microbiological organisms and heavy metals to chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA). We also confirm other label claims, including “free of” and “made with organic ingredients.”

Select one of the links above to learn more about certification requirements for that program.