This New Bill Could Finally Make Known The Chemicals In Your Makeup
I don’t know about you but I rarely leave the house without some form of makeup on, whether it be eyeliner, foundation, lip gloss or mascara. However, being the savvy researcher that I am, I know that there can be some not-so-natural ingredients in the products I’m applying to my face.
Did you know that your lipstick can contain crushed up beetles (gross)? Or that high end moisturizers sometimes contain snail goo (sad)?
Well, for the first time in 80 years, there is a proposed bill that would allow the FDA to regulate the cosmetic industry — the Personal Care Products Safety Act.
Although some regulation already exists in the form of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, this new bill, which was proposed in April of last year by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins, would amend it to be stricter.
Yahoo News reports the new bill would:
1. Allow the FDA to have mandatory recall authority when it comes to unsafe products.
2. Require full ingredient disclosure on all labels.
3. Mandate that companies register their facilities, products and ingredients with the FDA and practice good manufacturing.
4. Require that the FDA properly assess at least 5 cosmetic chemicals a year.
The bill actually has the support of many consumer groups and makeup companies, which is a huge relief (unless you believe in conspiracy theories). With this new bill, we’ll finally know what’s actually in our makeup and thus, on our face and bodies! It really is a win-win.