The law that currently oversees cosmetics and personal care products is more than 80 years old and is under 3 pages long. There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, this 84 billion dollar industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
In 2020, CIR’s Expert Panel for Cosmetic Safety made a number of decisions that were not in the interest of public health. But we did get their attention on a few important safety issues. Learn more.
The law in California will help pave the way for cosmetic safety reform on the national level and will directly impact the safety of products used by salon workers.
Last week, two bills were signed into law in California that will make cosmetics safer AND increase disclosure of ingredients in fragrance.
If DevaCurl is using the CIR to guide decisions about what ingredients are safe to use, it’s very likely they could be using some unsafe ingredients.
There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, the 84 billion dollar cosmetic and personal care industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
The CIR is meeting this month to discuss their “Aerosols Precedents” and WVE has submitted our concerns. Learn more.
Allowing unsafe preservatives like parabens to stay on the market won’t drive the innovation in safer alternatives that we really need.
Our new report exposes why the CIR cannot be trusted to protect our health and our environment from harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.
An exclusive report exposes the dangers both the public and manufacturers face in relying on the Cosmetics Ingredient Review (CIR) panel to provide adequate safety assessments of ingredients used in cosmetics. The CIR is a program of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), a trade organization representing manufacturers of the $62 billion cosmetics industry. The CIR’s stated purpose is to assess the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics. But as the report points out, the CIR is green-lighting chemicals as “safe for use in cosmetics” that are linked to adverse health effects including allergies, hormone disruption and cancer.