Dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of chemicals can hide in beauty and personal care products that contain fragrance. While one can find fragrance in nearly every product from chapstick to vaginal washes—what you won’t find is the information of what ingredients make-up the fragrance, which often can be a combination of dozens of chemicals or essential oils—some of which may be toxic.
We all have a right to expect that the beauty and personal care products we buy are safe. Ingredients linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive harm must be labeled so that consumers can make informed buying decisions.
California bill, SB 574 — introduced by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) — would help close the fragrance labeling loophole that lets companies sell products laden with hidden toxic chemicals, without your knowledge or consent.