Statement by Lezlee Westine, President & CEO, Personal Care Products Council, on Congressional Funding for the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act, Advancing Cosmetics Innovation and Safety



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Statement by Lezlee Westine, President & CEO, Personal Care Products Council, on Congressional Funding for the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act, Advancing Cosmetics Innovation and Safety

WASHINGTON – “The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and our member companies are deeply appreciative of the Senate Appropriations Committee approving the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill, which includes $7 million in funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support the implementation of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA). This critical action reflects our industry’s advocacy efforts and dedication to consumer safety, product innovation and scientific excellence. PCPC has long supported providing the FDA with the resources it needs to advance modern federal regulatory oversight of cosmetics and personal care products.

“For more than a decade, PCPC has been at the forefront of advocating on behalf of our member companies for well-crafted, science-based federal reforms to invigorate our industry’s ability to innovate and modernize regulation. The unwavering leadership of Committee Chair Patty Murray and Ranking Member Susan Collins guided the appropriations process. Their commitment not only made MoCRA possible, but their efforts ensure that the FDA has the necessary tools to maintain consistent and effective regulation of cosmetics and personal care products.

“Consumer and product safety remains at the heart of our industry. PCPC and our member companies look forward to working closely with the FDA and key stakeholders to implement this landmark legislation effectively. Our collective dedication will further reinforce consumer trust in the products they use daily, driving the growth of our science-driven beauty and personal care industry.”


Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice and advocate for 600 member companies representing the $529.3 billion global cosmetics and personal care products industry. PCPC’s members represent approximately 90% of the U.S. beauty industry and are some of the most beloved and trusted brands in beauty and personal care today. As manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, makeup and fragrance – PCPC’s member companies are global leaders committed to safety, quality and innovation. 

National Cancer Survivor Month: A Cause for Celebration

By Louanne Roark
Executive Director, Look Good Feel Better Foundation

The month of June is often cause for celebration, bringing warm weather, longer days and much needed vacations. For us at Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), June is also a special celebration of National Cancer Survivor Month.

This month, we celebrate the resilient spirit of the more than 18 million cancer survivors in the United States and honor the tireless efforts of doctors, clinicians, researchers and scientists who have made survivorship possible. We also celebrate the families, friends and communities who have provided steadfast care and support during their loved one’s battle with cancer.

At LGFB, we acknowledge a deep understanding that has evolved over the years and recognize the importance of psychosocial support in the journey toward recovery and survivorship. LGFB empowers people with cancer by teaching beauty, self-care and wellness techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment and to encourage a sense of normalcy. From skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, LGFB strives to bring a touch of the ordinary back into lives challenged by the extraordinary.

Research shows that patient support programs like LGFB are a vital component of cancer care and complement the clinical care provided by medical professionals, fostering a sense of control, community and belonging when individuals feel most isolated. A patient’s emotional and mental wellness directly impacts their cancer outcomes, and we are proud to be part of the survivor experience.

LGFB represents a fragment of a larger, ever-evolving ecosystem that is transforming cancer from a terminal condition to a treatable, manageable one — an achievement worth celebrating. Since its inception, we have touched, united and uplifted more than 2.2 million cancer survivors in 27 countries worldwide as the only global charitable program addressing confidence, beauty, appearance, morale and a sense of normalcy for people undergoing cancer treatment.

We are inspired by the ongoing commitment to research into improved treatment options, outcomes and potential cures. The resulting advancements in diagnosis, early detection and treatment options are directly influencing outcomes and survivorship. At LGFB, we support and share the oncology community’s resolve to reach underserved communities to ensure access to care, information and support are available to underserved populations.

Fortunately, we are part of a robust and ever-growing industry dedicated to cancer prevention, treatment, support and, ultimately, eradication. Companies like Avon, Coty, Mary Kay, L’Oréal, P&G Beauty, The Estée Lauder Companies, Ulta Beauty, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Wella and many others have been dedicated supporters of cancer-related causes for decades and have helped advance some of the world’s most promising research. 

Here’s how you can help celebrate National Cancer Survivor Month:

  • Let the cancer survivors in your life know how thrilled you are to celebrate this month with them.
  • Donate to PCPC’s Look Good Feel Better Foundation or organizations advancing cancer research, advocacy and education.
  • Support companies that partner with LGFB to raise funds and awareness, and help recruit LGFB volunteers from among their customers and employees.
  • Spread the word that June is National Cancer Survivor Month by sharing this post on social media.

The narrative surrounding cancer has evolved tremendously. Today, we are fortunate to be able to talk about living with cancer — a monumental shift in just a generation. I have no doubt more extraordinary changes are on the horizon.

As you break out the summer clothes and sunscreen, let’s take a moment to honor the millions of people who count themselves as cancer survivors, and let’s continue our relentless efforts to find a cure that ends cancer for everyone.