When Beauty Hub Magazine wanted to know my opinion about "Forever Chemicals" in skincare and cosmetic products as well as what the FDA and the government are doing about it, I was more than happy to share it in the attached article!
Last year, California became the first state in the US to ban toxic chemicals in cosmetics. Maryland did the same this month but the laws don’t take effect until 2025.
Did you know there are harmful chemicals in a significant amount of cosmetic products? The FDA is silent about these chemicals and the EPA doesn’t regulate them in our water supply. Why?
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals used in products because of their water, oil, and grease-resistant properties. They are popular in food packaging, non-stick cookware, and cosmetics; they earned the name “forever chemicals” because then not to break down, thus remaining in the environment “forever.”
Last week, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the No PFAS in Cosmetics Act. “Our bill would require the FDA to ban the addition of PFAS to cosmetics products,” Collins said in a statement. “Americans should be able to trust that the products they are applying to their hair or skin are safe.”
This will be revolutionary in skin care and cosmetics as well as so welcomed by the consumers!
The skincare industry is not used to such stringent regulations and we might experience some resistance at first, but I wholeheartedly believe that more regulations in the skincare and cosmetics space are needed.
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