Can I File a Lawsuit Against a Cosmetic Company?


No matter who you are, there is a very good chance you use cosmetics as a part of your daily routine. The FDA considers various products “cosmetics,” which are defined by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body…for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance.” Some of the most common examples of cosmetics can include makeup, tanning products, shaving products, shampoos and conditioners, perfumes, deodorants, nail polishes, tattoos, and more. Because these products are such a staple of our lives, we rarely expect them to be unsafe, which is why if you have been harmed by a cosmetic product, you are most likely now looking to file a lawsuit against the company that produced it. Please read on and reach out to an experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward:

How do I know if I have a valid lawsuit against a cosmetic company?

To win a product liability lawsuit, you will have to hire an attorney who will first determine the liable party. For example, you may file a lawsuit against a negligent cosmetic designer or manufacturer, the retail store that sold the product, or the beauty salon that used the product. However, to win these claims, you will have to prove that the product was sold in an “unreasonably dangerous condition,” that you used the product according to its instructions, that the product directly caused your injuries, and that you have suffered damages as a result. This can only be done through the assistance of an experienced attorney, though there are several things you can do to help.

First, you should always keep the cosmetic product, its packaging, and any receipts related to the product, no matter how tempting it is to simply throw it out. Taking pictures immediately is also important, as the appearance of rashes sometimes goes away fairly quickly, though their effects may linger. Additionally, you should receive medical attention immediately, where a doctor will document any burns, rashes, or other medical conditions brought on by the dangerous cosmetic.

In some cases, you may sue the cosmetic manufacturer, as well as a secondary party, such as a beauty salon. Though this is often more challenging, if you can prove that the beauty salon knew the cosmetic product was dangerous and used it anyway, you may recover additional compensation. Our firm is ready to help you ensure you establish the most compelling case going forward to win you the compensation you deserve.