Are Skincare Products FDA Approved?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency that has jurisdiction over all products – from food and drugs to medical devices and skin care products.
FDA approved means that the product has undergone and passed several clinical trials including those carried out on humans.
FDA-regulated does not mean FDA-approved. FDA does not have the legal authority to approve cosmetics before they go on the market, although it does approve color additives used in them (except coal tar hair dyes).