‘From Brussels To Sacramento’: EU-Inspired Cosmetic Ingredient Bills Moving Through US States
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.
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The specter of reformulations, market disruptions and potential litigation hangs over Washington state as HB 1047 sits on Governor Jay Inslee’s desk. The Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, seen by industry stakeholders as a metastasized version of California’s legislation of the same name, would ban the sale of cosmetics containing formaldehyde releasers or trace lead above 1 ppm, in addition to PFAS, ortho-phthalates and other ingredients.
NSF’s Contents and Claims Certified Guideline for beauty and personal-care products should position companies well for compliance with new US regulations under the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act, the organization says. NSF senior leaders discuss in an interview with HBW Insight.
“While the evaluation of such a broad proposal with thousands of substances, and many uses, will be challenging, we are ready,” says ECHA director for risk assessment Peter van der Zandt. Prepared by authorities in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, the restriction proposal has been handed over to ECHA’s scientific committees.