California Eyeing More Cosmetic Ingredient Bans To Align With EU
“In the absence of protective federal action, states must take charge and get toxic chemicals out of our everyday products,” says Scott Faber, senior VP of government affairs at the Environmental Working Group. EWG is sponsoring AB 496, proposed on 7 February by Democratic Assemblymember Laura Friedman.
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From PFAS to key preservatives, cosmetic ingredients are in state lawmakers’ crosshairs around the US, and not just substances prohibited in the European Union. Industry insiders discussed the situation at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum last month.
Independent Beauty Association CEO and president Don Frey and cosmetics industry lobbyist Robert Harmala of Telegraph Avenue Advisor, provided views on the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act and developments to come at IBA’s Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum.
HBW Insight spoke with the Personal Care Products Council’s Karin Ross, executive VP of government affairs, and Tom Myers, executive vice president for legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel, to discuss the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act and PCPC’s role to support members’ compliance going forward.