Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020


New California Legislation Introduced to Ban Cosmetics With Harmful Chemicals

Legislation aims to ban cosmetics with chemicals linked to cancer and reproductinve harm.

This week, California legislators introduced a bill that would ban cosmetics containing chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive harm. More specifically, it would ban the use of cosmetics sold in California containing 20 highly toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, reproductive harm or hormone disruption.

Statement Released From ICMAD Supports Updated Beauty Industry Law

Pam Busiek, president and CEO of Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), vocalized her support for the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2018 in a statement released on February 25th. ICMAD, a non-profit trade association that has supported the beauty business from startups to established multinational corporations since 1974, continues to advocate for businesses of all sizes on the national stage.

Congressman Sessions Introduces The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 4075, The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, Nov. 18.

"This legislation reforms and improves the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to streamline and strengthen consumer safety requirements without strangling small businesses in the cosmetic industry with onerous regulations," said Sessions, who is Chairman of the House Rules Committee.

Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

The National Retail Federation has banded together with retailers to urge the implementation of more secure consumer-payment options—particularly, the replacement of current credit and debit cards with cards that would store data in an embedded computer microchip and require the use of a PIN rather than a signature.

Recently, the NRF sent a letter to congressional leaders outlining the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.