Kayla Fioravanti, Chief Formulator of Essential Wholesale, Inc. in the U.S. together with a group of small cosmetic business women met in Washington DC at the offices of the representatives Schakowsky, Markey, Baldwin, Frank and Feinstein; all co-sponsors of H.R. 5786 The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
They arrived in Washington DC from all over the U.S. in order to explain to the representatives how the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 will make cosmetic products NOT much safer. Instead it will bankrupt thousands of small cosmetic businesses and bury the ones trying to survive in needless paperwork that cause retail prices to skyrocket.
They explained that science didn’t always back up things about natural ingredients. Chemical ingredients have lots of research and data available. Natural ingredients not always but natural ingredients have centuries of topical and internal history of safe use. Safety data on natural ingredients is not all that much available simply because they are not laboratory created! Nobody owns a patent on natural ingredients and also, the quality can change from crop to crop.
The ladies talked about the tremendous paperwork, tests, costs and preparations involved that also small growers now have to do as well. And distributors selling organic products will have to get certified as well. This all will result not only in a high price of organic cosmetics but will put a strain on small cosmetic businesses and becomes a barrier to entry for new cosmetic companies because the cost of the pre-market testing and batch-testing make the development and sale of products prohibitive.
Under the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 cosmetics will be subjected to enormous safety testing with more regulations than food. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 will affect small businesses terribly.
The battle has only just begun!
You can help change this legislation while still supporting safe, natural “small-batch” manufactured cosmetics in stead of a mass produced product from these multinationals. But lots of educational work needs to be done at the level of these regulators who are sometimes being lied to or maybe let’s call it “being mislead”.
We at Paul Penders Co like to thank Kayla Fioravanti and these other women for a great grassroots initiative. This Cosmetics Act 2010 will not pass without a healthy fight. Paul Penders Co will support Kayla as much as we can!
Sign the petition today! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/oppose-hr-5786-safe-cosmetics-act-of-2010/
In Part #2 I will discuss in more detail who the big winners are of The Safe Cosmetic Act 2010. Please do not feel surprised but maybe you feel as mad as I am when I mention that the multinational brands have to gain a lot. Also please be prepared me telling you that you, as a consumer…. you are the biggest looser and on top of it will be paying for all of this as well. See you at part #2