Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011: 4 effects on the personal care industry

 Cosmetics business practices and convoluted supply chains, coupled with arguably outdated legislation, make full transparency of beauty products a challenge—even for the most astute consumers and diligent retailers. But if passed, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, introduced earlier this summer, could be well poised to have far-reaching positive effects on the personal care industry, say advocates.

Focused primarily on ingredients and transparency, the act would require suppliers to fully disclose every ingredient and its safety testing to manufacturers and manufacturers to include all ingredients on labels.


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