House's "Safe Cosmetics Act" Seeks End To Industry "Free Reign"
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Dubbed the "Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010," a bill introduced last week would dramatically overhaul personal-care regulation, requiring companies that manufacture, package or distribute cosmetics for use in the U.S. to register with FDA and provide the agency with a wealth of information about their product formulations and business practices
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Cosmetics regulatory reform efforts continued in 2019, which also saw Congress’s first cosmetics safety hearing since 2016. Meanwhile, the “clean” beauty movement gained momentum, fueled by the widely held perception that outdated regulations are allowing cosmetics consumers to be exposed to dangerous chemicals.
The trade association opposes the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act, which advanced out of California’s Senate Health Committee April 10, but the group’s position could change if key amendments are made to the bill. Fragrance Creators’ flexibility reflects political realities in California that could make it very difficult to defeat or delay the legislation.