Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Year Ago Today

Can you believe that it's been one year to the day since the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released The Story of Cosmetics?

Since then, more than 775,000 people have watched the hard-hitting short video explaining that under our current broken regulatory system, it’s perfectly legal to use toxic chemicals in personal care products (like baby shampoo and lipstick) and in salon products (like nail and hair-straightening products).

The Story of Cosmetics outlines the solution to this problem, too: We need responsible companies to make truly safe products, and legislation that will empower the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the $50 billion cosmetics industry. Can we get there? Totally – we're well on the way!

We're thrilled to also announce the re-introduction of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 – a very smart piece of legislation that will eliminate the most harmful chemicals from cosmetics (as Europe and other countries are already doing!), and ensure that personal care products are reviewed for safety, while at the same time protecting and enhancing small businesses opportunities. The Campaign is working with true leaders in the beauty industry, including cosmetics companies, retailers, salons, makeup artists and others committed to protecting consumers, workers and the environment from unnecessary exposure to toxics. How about that!

Please celebrate with us by encouraging everyone you know to watch The Story of Cosmetics, and to in turn share it with their communities by hosting viewing parties, sending it to friends or posting the blog post link on your Facebook page.
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