To our consumer family:
From our beginning, Revlon has made the safety and well-being of our consumers a top priority. When Charles Revson founded the Company in 1932, he made a commitment to delivering the highest quality products catering to making women look and feel beautiful.
More than 80 years later, this commitment continues at Revlon, carried forth with passion by myself and the rest of our global leadership team. We are truly passionate about making Revlon the quintessential and most innovative beauty company in the world by offering better solutions to make people look attractive and feel beautiful.
Like you, I am a Revlon consumer and I love our products. My wife and children – and the families of all our 6,000 employees around the world - are Revlon consumers and use our products with pride and love. As dedicated users of the products we are responsible for making, we personally share the same interest in ensuring the safety of our products for our families and our children, as you do with yours.
Revlon approaches our development process with a goal of creating safe and effective products for our consumers. We take care at each stage in the process, from selection of raw materials and ingredients to manufacturing, to ensure that the product gives you the high quality look, feel and end-benefit that you expect from Revlon, while focusing on the safety for its intended use.
In our development process, we use a rigorous four-part safety methodology executed by our dedicated team of internal and external scientists, physicians, engineers and safety, regulatory and supply chain experts.
All of our products worldwide and their ingredients meet the scientific standards of this methodology. They also meet or exceed U.S. and E.U. cosmetic ingredient safety guidelines or local government standards in the countries where they are sold if the local government standard is stricter. And, if new scientific evidence raises legitimate, substantiated questions about the use of an ingredient, we innovate to find alternatives and, if necessary, reduce or remove the ingredient from our products – because caring about your safety requires an active, ongoing commitment from our team.
We encourage you to be educated about product and ingredient safety, and to do so relying on reputable scientific sources for your information. In today’s information overload culture, it is sometimes hard to get accurate information – our goal is to provide it to you here, so we have included additional detail about the safety of our products and ingredients on our website. You can also find accurate and scientifically reviewed information at CosmeticsInfo.org.
Know that we challenge all our ingredients throughout our development and production processes, and please do not allow misinformation to undo the credibility that we have built in more than 80 years of work.
Our bottom line on product safety: Revlon really cares. Anything less would prevent us from achieving our mission to inspire consumers to feel more attractive and beautiful. We want our consumers to be happy, to look and feel great – and do so knowing they are using safe products.
From our Revlon family to yours,
President & CEO
Revlon’s Commitment to Safety
Revlon is committed to providing our consumers with the highest quality products that are safe and effective. All ingredients used by Revlon and all products manufactured and sold by Revlon to consumers, under all our various brands, either meet or exceed the safety and regulatory standards set by the 120 countries around the world where our products are sold, including those set by the United States Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) and the European Union (the “E.U.”).
Revlon is extremely proud to have been at the forefront of safety innovations in our industry. Through our consistent and meticulous use of safety methodology, we are confident that our products maintain the high levels of safety and efficacy that our consumers deserve.
As we expand our business, bringing new products and brands into our portfolio through acquisition, we ensure that they conform to Revlon’s exacting standards within a reasonable timetable following the acquisition based on R&D, regulatory, manufacturing and other commercial considerations. Specifically, in connection with our acquisition of the professional products business from The Colomer Group, we have implemented a plan to integrate all formulas and ensure they meet Revlon's safety standards, which process we expect to be completed by 2016.
To learn more about Revlon’s four-part safety methodology and the ingredients we use in our products, please click on the links below:
Revlon’s Safety Methodology
If you have further questions that are not answered in the materials available on our website, please refer to http://cosmeticsinfo.org/, or you may always call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-473-8566 or reach us via email at http://www.revlon.com/contact .