Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010: What it Means for Cosmetics Companies

Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 20, 2010, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (H.R.5786) aimed to ensure that all personal care products are safe by establishing a system to assess the safety of cosmetics ingredients and to phase out the most harmful substances that are highly suspected of causing cancer, reproductive harm or other serious health issues.
Now that the 111th Congress has come to a close, the bill will need to be reintroduced in the new 112th Congress.
By shifting away from the toxic chemistry and polluting technologies of the past, American companies will lead the way in a global marketplace where consumers are demanding the next generation of safer, non-toxic products.
Understandably, cosmetics manufacturers have questions about how safe cosmetics legislation will affect their businesses. Based on our interpretation of the bill language of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, we've answered some of the most common questions below. Manufacturers, if you don't see the answers to your questions here, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that this information is based on the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (H.R.5786), which is no longer active. A version of the bill will need to be reintroduced in the new Congress.

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