Personally, I have filed this under the category of "There is a God".
Just Introduced: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 - It has taken 70 years, but here we go.
Please, don't believe that you can run out now and not worry about beauty/personal grooming labels. Sadly, the beauty industry refuses to clean itself up, and our government has to get involved to force them. Big Beauty has refused to budge when study after study has linked their ingredients to so many health concerns.
This is simply legislation that is being introduced. We now have to get our U.S Representatives to PASS this.
For so many of us who bitch about "big government", Big Beauty certainly doesn't make it easy for government NOT to get involved, does it?
We all keep hearing, from Democrats and Republicans alike, that our government is getting too big. I completely agree.
But, these Beauty Giants have been poisoning the American people for 70 years and they still refuse to do everything in their power to make their products safe. This is simply disgusting. Disgusting. There is no other word for it.
Why does there have to be lead in lipstick!?
This is just the tip of the iceberg, kids.
Many of us in the beauty industry have been complaining about this for years and we've been told we are "overreacting".
Why are protesters in this country always labeled as "overreacting", at best?
Why is it that Big Beauty in this country doesn't clean itself up when there are warnings about their products? Why?!
Because it is less expensive for them to make their products with cheap petrochemicals, that's why.
70 years it has taken to finally, legitimately, expose their fraud. 70!
Their greed forces government to have to get involved. It is that simple.
So, if you are an American bitching about "big government", why don't you "walk the walk" and decide not to do business with the corporate beauty giants. Clearly, money talks.