We've all seen crazy commercials advertising miracle creams that NEVER work, but all that is going to change REALLY soon if the Obama administration has its way!
In an effort to stop cosmetics companies from making outlandish claims AND using harmful ingredients, Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget includes $19 million "in user fees for the cosmetics industry to fund enhanced monitoring". The new proposal would also make registration of ALL ingredients mandatory.
To show how lax current U.S. regulations are, Rep. Jan Schakowsky brought up the fact that there are only 10 cosmetic ingredients banned in the States while Europe has a list of 1,200.
That's cray cray!!!
Other politicians like Rep. Joe Barton thinks social media could do a better job regulating these things than the government:
Ha! Good point.
What do U think about the new proposed regulation?!
[Image courtesy of Lancome.]