Don’t assume that the products at your local beauty store are safe and free from toxic chemicals.
The third annual Mind the Store Retailer Report Card shows that Macy’s, Ulta Beauty, and Sally Beauty have done nothing to eliminate chemicals of concern from their products. Mega-retailers Target and Walmart have made progress, but these beauty product retailers have turned a blind eye to our health and continue to sell personal care products with harmful ingredients. It’s crucial that retail stores ensure the safety of the products they sell given the $84 billion cosmetics industry is entirely unregulated. Tell the CEOs of Macy’s, Ulta Beauty, and Sally Beauty to protect our health by cleaning up their beauty aisles now!
Expose Secret Toxic Cosmetics Chemicals and Ban the Worst Now
Dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of secret chemicals hide in beauty and personal care products that contain fragrance. Many of these fragrance chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, and other chronic health problems.
End secret, toxic cosmetics ingredients. Take action to pass the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018!
Cosmetic companies can use virtually any raw material in the beauty and personal care products we use every day without FDA pre-market testing or review including harmful chemicals. We all have a right to expect that the beauty and personal care products we buy are safe.
A federal labeling loophole allows manufacturers to hide unlabeled, unregulated toxic fragrance ingredients in the products they sell. Fortunately, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Il) is taking on the fragrance industry.
The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018, is the only federal cosmetic safety bill that calls for full fragrance ingredient disclosure to consumers and salon workers. The bill also:
· Creates a strict safety standard to protect vulnerable populations like pregnant women, children, and workers;
· Immediately bans the worst of the worst chemicals in cosmetics;
· Increases ingredient disclosure – and protections – for nail, hair, and beauty salon workers.
Reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals linked to breast cancer in personal care products. Act today to urge your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor and support the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018.