The last step before exporting your cosmetic products to the United States is checking your product’s labels.


The product’s labels all must be FDA compliant.



The last step before exporting your cosmetic products to the United States is checking your product’s label. The product’s labels must all be FDA compliant.

All cosmetics sold in America must have labels that meet the FDA requirements. Because of this, exporters must ensure that their product labels are up to standard.

The rules regarding labeling are very specific and often quite technical. Requirements generally include the following:

  • On the Principal Display Panel:
    • Statement of Identity: must identify the nature and the use of the product through its name, description or an image
    • Accurate description of the net quantity of the product
  • On the label’s Information Panel
    • Name and address of the company (producer or distributor)
    • Producer declaration (ex. Produced for...)
    • Objectively relevant facts
    • Warnings and precautions
    • Ingredients


Getting your label “right” is very important. Even the FDA recommends consulting an expert due to the level of technical knowledge required. ExportUSA has an experienced and specialized staff that can offer labeling consulting along with many other services.