Most people assume cosmetics and personal care products are tested for safety before being stocked on store shelves in America. In truth, personal care products are one of the least regulated industries in the United States. Current federal law regulating cosmetic safety hasn’t been updated in over 75 years. This leaves the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for regulating cosmetics and personal care products, with virtually no power to perform even the most rudimentary functions to ensure the safety of an estimated $71 billion cosmetic industry.
Made Safe® is proud to be partnering with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. This coalition is leading the way for cosmetic safety reform at the national level, working with women’s, public health, labor, environmental health and consumer rights groups to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment. Through public education and engagement, corporate accountability and sustainability campaigns, and legislative advocacy, the Campaign works to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts from the cosmetics and personal care products we use every day.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics works with over 1200 forward-thinking cosmetics companies who are growing the safe cosmetics industry and proving safe cosmetics are possible. Made Safe invites cosmetics and personal care products to join the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Business Network, which is a group of retailers, manufacturers, formulators, business owners and other members of the cosmetics and personal care products industry that support the mission and goals of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and partner with the Campaign in the following ways:
- Share the Campaign’s print and online materials to promote safer personal care products and cosmetics, including with professional networks and constituencies.
- Link to safecosmetics.org on company websites to let people know they’re a member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Spread the Word
- Share Campaign action alerts and social media posts, and promote Campaign reports, videos and other initiatives.
- Blog about safer cosmetics and related topics.
- Submit comments, letters to the editor or opinion pieces to online and print media outlets.
Show Up and Chime In
- Organize, support or attend safe cosmetics educational events and community forums.
- Join the Campaign in product testing, report generation and distribution, corporate targeting and legislative advocacy campaigns in person and online.
- Join Campaign conference calls, webinars and meetings to learn more and offer their own great ideas and organizing strategies for how to get safe cosmetics in the hands of everyone!
Learn more about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Business Network and sign up here.