Important information on the FDA for beauty products

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The news came in good time, as we all know that the beauty industry doesn’t have the strictest regulations, so we are always unsure of what is actually in the products that we use on a daily basis. The great news is that change has begun and we may now have more clarity around product ingredients.

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins proposed the Personal Care Products Safety Act, a bill in America that would give the FDA more authority to regulate the production of beauty products. This seems especially necessary after news came out some months ago that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $110.5 million after a 65 year old woman claimed to have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using their baby powder.

“Americans use a variety of personal care products daily, and they should be able to know whether the products that they are applying to their hair or skin are safe," said Senator Collins in a statement. “By updating FDA oversight of the ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products for the first time in nearly 80 years, our legislation will help increase safety for consumers, protect small businesses, and provide regulatory certainty for manufacturers.” 

The bill would give the FDA the ability to do things like recall questionably safe beauty products, require ingredient information online as well as on labels and issue regulations on Good Manufacturing Practices.

One of the best parts is, many major beauty companies are completely on board including Revlon, Estée Lauder, Unilever, Procter & Gamble and L’Oréal.

Find out more here.