Cosmetics Industry’s Preservatives Crisis Grows More Dire Under New Washington State Law
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1047 on 15 May, implementing the most aggressive cosmetics ingredient ban in the country. The Personal Care Products Council and Independent Beauty Association are concerned about a lack of alternative preservatives to replace targeted formaldehyde-releasing substances effectively and affordably and the law’s inconsistency with FDA over lead levels, among other impacts.
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Experts at the Independent Beauty Association’s Supply Chain & Sustainability Conference discussed the personal-care industry’s preservatives crisis and how industry is responding to Washington State’s coming ban on cosmetics products containing formaldehyde releasers.
The US-based Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety issued three final and six tentative safety assessments and three insufficient data announcements at its 12-13 June meeting in Washington.