The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) governs and enforces regulations for cosmetics. Labels must comply with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling (FP&L) Act. Labels must not be false or misleading or infer health benefit or claim to treat any conditions or diseases.
Registering cosmetics is voluntary. The reporting system for this voluntary program is called the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).