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  • Is California About To Legally Define Clean Beauty

    Posted by markbroussard on February 16, 2023 at 10:34 am

    Proposed California AB 496 would ban specified ingredients in cosmetic products effective Jan 1, 2025. An abbreviated list of proposed banned ingredients includes:

    - Pthallates
    - Formaldehyde
    - Methylene Glycol
    - Quaternium-15
    - Mercury
    - Isobutyl and Isopropyl Parabens
    - Phenylenediamine (and salts)
    - PFAS (and salts)
    - Lily Aldehyde
    - Acetaldehyde
    - Cyclotetrasiloxane
    - Phytonadione
    - Styrene
    - Trichloroacetic Acid
    - Bay Leaf Oil
    - Boron Substances (several ingredients included here)
    = Basic Green 1
    - Basic Blue 7
    - Basic Violet 4
    - Basic Blue 3
    - Basic Blue 9

    AB 496 is sponsored by Environmental Working Group

    https://lnkd.in/gSTcaNmD Read The Full Bill Here. This Bill would kick-in concurrent with full implementation of MoCRA.

    markbroussard replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Perry44

    February 16, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Pretty much none of these are really used in cosmetics anymore right?
    It’s the old EU trick of banning things companies don’t use.

  • markbroussard

    February 16, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    I have certainly not/never used most of these on the list. There are a couple of interesting ones:

    Phytonadione (Vitamin K) used in eye creams, Bay Leaf Oil, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA Peels) and the Basic Dyes (Semi Permanent Hair Dyes).

  • PhilGeis

    February 22, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Think recent fed legislation (MoCRA) should preempt moronic state BS like this.

  • markbroussard

    February 22, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Yes, and NY State just prohibited Mercury in cosmetics. The FDA already has that covered.

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