Published: 10 March 2022  (Updated: 10 March 2022)

A Vibrant New Look for thefactsabout - CTPA’s Consumer Website

This comprehensive consumer advice website, referenced around the world, has undergone a major redesign to improve accessibility and update content where necessary.

The site provides factual advice about the safety of cosmetic and personal care products and the strict laws that govern their manufacture, sale or supply.  Also on the site are top tips for consumers (such as using hair colorants and applying sunscreen) and information on the science behind the products we use and enjoy daily, both personally and in a professional setting.

What’s New?

As part of this redesign, new information and pages have been added including key information about sustainability and life cycle, updates on the UK laws and regulationsmanufacturing insights, additional information on products such as beard oil and nail polish; as well as interesting fun facts relating to the history of cosmetic products.

If you were using the previous ‘What’s in my cosmetic?’ section, which was a resource of quick look-up references helping to demystify technical terms and jargon, you can now find it in ‘A-Z of terms and ingredients’ which lets you search by product, term and ingredient as well as by letter, making it even easier to use.

Use the top menu bar on the homescreen to get quick access to resources such as: frequently asked questions, current hot topics for the cosmetics industry, and helpful ‘how to’ and informative videos gathered together in a handy gallery.

Keep Updated with the News

Everyone can sign-up to receive email alerts to the news service with topical, helpful information relating to the safety and use of cosmetic products and their ingredients.

Credible Reference Source

While this website is designed for consumers and the media, thefactsabout is also useful for companies within the UK cosmetics industry. Written in easy-to-understand non-technical language, companies can link directly to the site or use the information to help inform their own messaging.  For other organisations in the UK and further afield who also wish to combat the spread of mis- and disinformation regarding cosmetic and personal care products, and the industry that creates those products, it provides a credible and brand-neutral reference source.

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