“ICMAD and its more than 900 member companies are ardent supporters of modernizing federal cosmetics regulations provided the updated law continues to foster innovation and keeps the US as a worldwide leader in the cosmetics industry, said ICMAD President and CEO Pam Busiek. “We support a clear and uniform national standard for ingredient safety review and good manufacturing practices, which are critical to both large and small independent cosmetics manufacturers across the country who are presently burdened with cumbersome and overlapping regulations.”
In her statement, Busiek noted that the cosmetics industry, backed by years of science-based research and testing, represents one of the safest categories regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“While oversight of cosmetics by the FDA should provide reassurance to consumers of the safety of cosmetics, it must also give businesses, of all sizes, the guidance and clarity they need to succeed in the cosmetic marketplace and a strong, level foundation for future innovation, said Busiek. “The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018 (HR 6903) introduced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois proposes to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. We have begun a review of the draft |legislation and will provide more in-depth comments once our review is complete.”