In 2016, there was a 300 percent increase in the number of cosmetic-related complaints to the FDA. The previous year saw a 78 percent increase. The FDA can go after products that cause seriously harmful reactions, but only after those reactions are reported. The FDA received 1,386 reports about the shampoo company WEN, for example, before launching an investigation into the unfortunate fact that their cleansers sometimes seem to make all your hair fall out. It’s simply not the FDA’s job to go around looking for ways a cosmetic product might make you ill.