This month the Mellman Group and American Viewpoint released their study findings showing that voters overwhelmingly support increased regulation of cosmetics and personal care products. Currently, there is very little regulation of the $60 billion beauty industry. The federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, is nearly 80 years old and doesn’t ensure that cosmetics are safe the way it should for today’s active beauty users.
Legislation To Update Outdated Cosmetics Act
In a previous post we talked about (read it here), a bill introduced in Congress by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) requiring companies to ensure that their products are safe before putting them on the market and give the Food and Drug Administration the tools to better oversee the beauty industry.
What’s important to note is that this is the first time that federal legislation has the support of both consumer and industry groups including the Personal Care Products Council (the trade group representing major cosmetics brands in Washington, DC), leading cosmetic companies and major public health organizations.
What’s Your Vote
Let’s remember that while brands, industry groups, and Congress work to make products safer – we can always keep our products clean and safe by tossing our old expired products and making sure we are using and storing them correctly.
Now that you see how your fellow beauty addicts feel about cosmetics regulation, what is your vote?