The Health Service Executive said there were a range of factors that could affect the health of a person, including the types of products they use, the way they are manufactured and how the products are stored.
The report found the average annual cost of a new product was $6,000 and the average cost of replacement products was $3,000.
It found the annual average cost for an operation was $5,000, but for a new patient the average was $4,000 per operation.
It also said a person with an acute or chronic illness could have a higher health-care costs than someone without one.
The findings are likely to fuel concern in the Government that the cost of medical treatment is not reflected in the health bill.
However, it also said there was a lack of research into the impact of the manufacturing process on health.
A spokeswoman for Health Minister Katherine Zappone said the report found that although the manufacturing of personal care products had increased over the past decade, there was no evidence that manufacturing had caused a rise in healthcare costs.
“As part of our efforts to tackle this problem, the Department is looking at ways to provide incentives for businesses to produce and manufacture a range the public can access,” she said.
The Health Service will also be looking at the effect of the use of the cosmetics industry on the environment and the health and welfare of workers.