Beautycounter, known for its clean beauty products, has launched a text action campaign to advocate for key changes to the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (FDASLA). By working alongside federal lawmakers, the company hopes to modernize cosmetic regulation and oversight through an update to the FDA’s regulation of the cosmetics and personal-care products industry in the U.S. through a legislation called the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022.
Beautycounter is encouraging consumers and its community of more than 50,000 distributors to text BETTERBEAUTY to 52886 to access suggested communication that can be sent to local representatives. While the FDASLA is a positive step, Beautycounter is proposing a number of changes including banning PFAS from raw materials and cosmetics packaging, protecting states’ empowerment to enact their own laws and regulations regarding health and wellness, and establishing a strong standard of safety for products.
“Since the last major cosmetics bill passed in 1938, tens of thousands of new products and chemicals have been introduced on the market,” said Beautycounter Founder and Executive Chair Gregg Renfrew. “However, because the FDA does not have the ability to screen ingredients for safety and recall products in the personal-care industry, many formulas remain largely unchecked and individual companies are left to determine what they deem to be safe. These concerns are exactly why Beautycounter has been part of the movement for change since we launched, and why we continue to encourage consumers to use their collective voice to demand strong and comprehensive legislation.”