Harvard Health Tips
There are no government standards for the use of words on cosmetic labels such as ?dermatologist-tested,? ?allergy-tested,? ?hypoallergenic,? ?nonirritating,? ?herbal,? ?natural,? or ?cruelty-free, non?animal tested.? These terms are often use solely for marketing purposes. The ingredient list on the label is the only source of reliable, government-required information.