Beauty and Personal Care Products Industry Pledges to Give Employees Meaningful Time Off to Vote


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CONTACTS:     

Lisa Powers, (202) 297-1232, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Stefanie Harrington, (202) 615-6558, harringtons@personalcarecouncil.org
Jamie Kurke, (202) 258-5285, kurkej@personalcarecouncil.org

Beauty and Personal Care Products Industry Pledges to Give Employees Meaningful Time Off to Vote
PCPC Members Come Together to Encourage Civic Engagement

Washington, D.C. – With only weeks to go until the 2020 general election, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies, announced today an industry pledge to provide employees meaningful time off to engage in civic activities around the November election. Member companies signing the pledge are coming together for the first time to encourage civic engagement and work to ensure a safe environment for employees to exercise their right to vote.  

“PCPC and the beauty industry have always been ahead of the curve not only creating innovative products but also looking at innovative ways to conduct our businesses. This pledge is just another example,” said PCPC Board Chair Keech Combe Shetty, executive chair of Combe Incorporated. “We don’t wait around to be told we should be good corporate citizens. We do it because it’s the right thing to do.”

“Beauty and personal care businesses thrive when employees are engaged citizens and actively participate in their communities,” said PCPC President and CEO Lezlee Westine. “Our members are among the first to come together as an industry to support employees by providing flexibility and resources to help them be active citizens.”

Specifically, signing companies pledge to:

  • Provide employees work flexibility or time off for the November 2020 general election, including civic engagement activities, such as voting, volunteering, working at the polls or any other appropriate activity; and
  • Encourage employees to exercise their civic responsibility, including registering to vote, strengthening a culture of civic participation.

The “Beauty Counts…Time to Vote” industry pledge is updated as additional companies sign on, and can be found in full here.

“Our employees deserve the necessary support to take time to vote and fulfill their civic duty safely,” said Combe Shetty. “Our country thrives when all voices are heard and all votes are counted.”

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

Consumer Protection Bill California AB 2762 Signed into Law


 

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CONTACTS:     

Monica Amarelo, (202) 939-9140 monica@ewg.org
Stefanie Harrington, (202) 615-6558, harringtons@personalcarecouncil.org

Consumer Protection Bill California AB 2762 Signed into Law
The Environmental Working Group and the Personal Care Products Council Work Together to Protect Public Health

Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) applaud Governor Newsom for signing into law California Assembly Bill 2762 (AB 2762), which prohibits the sale and manufacturer of cosmetics and personal care products with certain ingredients in California. This landmark bill moves the industry one step closer to global regulatory alignment.

“Californians now have greater assurance of the safety of the consumer products they use every day, like lotion and body wash, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, and makeup,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “This marks a momentous milestone in the history of cosmetics and personal care products regulation. And for the first time, groups like EWG along with a diverse group of stakeholders and the industry’s trade association, the Personal Care Products Council, support legislation to modernize the rules governing these products.”

California is the first state to limit the use of these ingredients from all cosmetics and personal care products such as moisturizers, hand sanitizers, body washes and other essential products used every day. The 12 ingredients are already prohibited from cosmetics and other personal care products sold in the European Union and other countries.

“We are pleased to have joined efforts with EWG and many other organizations on this important piece of legislation,” said PCPC President & CEO Lezlee Westine. “Californians deserve a law that provides consumers with continued confidence in the products they use and trust every day. We all agree that this bill helps protect public health in California while safeguarding the jobs of the more than the 415,000 Californians who work for the overall personal care industry and the more than $28 billion contributed to the state’s economy.”

The law was coauthored by Assembly Members Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland). Black Women for Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, CalPIRG and EWG were co-sponsors, and other public health, environmental, consumer protection, and faith-based organizations were integral to this joint effort. We express special thanks for their leadership and dedicated staff that worked together to bring this legislation to fruition.

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 The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action. https://www.ewg.org/californiacosmetics

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetics and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, PCPC represents approximately 600 member companies who manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

For more information on cosmetics and personal care products and their ingredients, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org

Personal Care Products Council Announces New Board Chair


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CONTACTS:

Lisa Powers, (202) 297-1232, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Jamie Kurke, (202) 258-5285, kurkej@personalcarecouncil.org

Personal Care Products Council Announces New Board Chair
Keech Combe Shetty, Executive Chair of Combe Incorporated,
Assumes New Position August 2020

Washington, D.C. – The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) announced today the election of its new Board Chair, Keech Combe Shetty, Executive Chair of Combe Incorporated. Ms. Combe Shetty leads the only personal care company fully owned by women and is the third generation in her family to oversee the operations of the company.

“Keech’s impressive accomplishments and strong leadership will serve our membership well as we work to advance the industry’s voice in Washington and across the nation,” said Lezlee Westine, PCPC President and CEO. “I know her talent, energy and experience will strengthen the Personal Care Products Council and the industry, and I look forward to working more closely with her as we make stronger our commitment to communities worldwide.”

Ms. Combe Shetty’s leadership drives Combe to realize its mission by creating products that fulfill unmet consumer needs as “the most personal, personal care company in the world.” That mission has guided many innovations in its more than 70-year history. Today, Combe is a global company with approximately 500 employees, seven offices around the world and products distributed in more than 100 countries.

Ms. Combe Shetty is active in several industry associations including serving on the Boards of PCPC and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). A passionate philanthropist, she supports non-profits that tackle some of the most challenging issues of our time, including education; increasing access to skilled public health professionals for women in Somaliland; improving health care facilities; the provision of needed equipment and supplies; and eradicating generations of starvation in Africa.

“PCPC is the voice and guiding light for an industry whose products literally touch the lives of nearly every American household every day,” said Combe Shetty. “Families rely on us to deliver quality products they know they can trust – our relationship with those families is deeply personal. As our country continues to face difficult and uncertain times, I’m honored to help lead PCPC as we navigate our changing world, working to educate policy makers, legislators, regulators and most importantly our consumers, about our dynamic, innovative and scientifically sophisticated industry.”

Photo: Keech Combe Shetty

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For more information on cosmetics and personal care products, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

Personal Care Products Council Launches Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program


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CONTACTS:

Lisa Powers, (202) 297-1232, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Jamie Kurke, (202) 258-5285, kurkej@personalcarecouncil.org

Washington, D.C. – The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) launched today the Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection program as part of its ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts. Hand sanitizer is a critical tool in the industry’s collective response to the global pandemic.

At the onset of the pandemic, member companies worked to quickly address this public health crisis by building manufacturing capacity for retail and institutional customers, and donating more than 20 million units of hand sanitizer products to hospitals; community clinics; medical and emergency professionals; first responders; and industry employees. Shortages for some materials still remain.

“We have been working closely with our members to support their efforts over the past several months,” said PCPC President & CEO Lezlee Westine. “Our hope is that the Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection will help expedite production and increase supply of these essential products.”

The Connection program is intended to facilitate the ongoing manufacture and marketing of hand sanitizers in the United States by connecting buyers and sellers of materials with one another. Participants can use the Connection program to publish information about their business needs and view a list of other participants whose needs closely match their own, according to material type and quantity. PCPC is offering this as a public service and will not charge any fees.

The Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection program can be accessed here. For more information about PCPC’s COVID-19 relief efforts, please visit our website.

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

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Beauty and Personal Care Industry Leaders Gather During Annual Meeting to Envision a More Sustainable World for Beauty


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CONTACTS:

Lisa Powers, (202) 297-1232, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Jamie Kurke, (202) 258-5285, kurkej@personalcarecouncil.org

Palm Beach, Fla. – More than 300 cosmetics and personal care products executives, suppliers and media professionals gather this week at the Personal Care Products Council’s (PCPC) 126th Annual Meeting at The Breakers. As is tradition, attendees will reflect on the beauty industry’s challenges and opportunities with a special focus this year on sustainability.

In celebration of the launch of PCPC’s sustainability initiative, including publication of the first ever industry sustainability report, this year’s meeting theme is “Envisioning a More Sustainable World for Beauty.” The program highlights important issues of the day, particularly around trust and reputation; environmental impacts; and social and economic issues driving public discourse. This year we are honored to be joined by world-renowned experts who will deliver keynote presentations and lead panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Richard Edelman, Edelman, discussing the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer
  • Michael Maslansky, Maslansky + Partners, discussing consumer research and insights
  • Andea Campbell, Condé Nast, presenting on the future of beauty, featuring a panel with Maya Penn, Maya’s Ideas; Tom Szaky, TerraCycle; Esi Eggleston Bracey, Unilever; moderated by Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Teen Vogue
  • Alex Lorestani, Geltor, on designing beauty using biology
  • Ken Cook, EWG, on the importance of collaboration between industry and NGOs
  • Tom Szaky, TerraCycle, explains the dynamics and economics of waste
  • Pamela Alabaster, Centric Brands, moderates a panel on sustainability, featuring Andrea Flynn, The Estée Lauder Companies; Jerry Vittoria, Firmenich; and Chris Sayner, Croda
  • Marie La France, Dash Hudson, discussing AI and social media
  • Carol Cone, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, leading a discussion with Kelly Vanasse, P&G, and Andrea Flynn, The Estée Lauder Companies, on brand purpose and authenticity

“We are very proud of the efforts our member companies are making in the sustainable management of their businesses,” said PCPC President and CEO Lezlee Westine, “but we recognize there is more we can do to ensure a more beautiful and sustainable world for us all.” Westine shared her hope that this year’s Annual Meeting would provide cosmetics and personal care products professionals from around the world the rare opportunity to come together to share best practices and forged new partnerships.

George Calvert, PhD, PCPC Board of Directors Chair and Amway Chief Supply Chain Officer, shared Westine’s enthusiasm for the personal care products industry’s bright and sustainable future.

“We are proud of how our commitment to healthy people and a healthy planet is reflected in the work of our members and our association,” said Calvert. “Our constant pursuit of improved sustainability is both good business and good stewardship. For years to come, our collective efforts will advance our industry’s reputation, create new opportunities for our teams, drive growth, and make a positive impact on the world.”

Joining Calvert on PCPC’s Board of Directors are the following newly elected officials:

Vice Chairs:

Esi Eggleston Bracey, EVP & COO, N.A., Beauty and Personal Care, Unilever

David Greenberg, Group President of Professional Products Division, N.A., L’Oréal

Alex Keith, CEO, P&G Beauty

Kathy Widmer, Company Group Chairman, N.A., J&J Consumer Products

Secretary:

Andrew Stanleick, Senior Vice President, N.A., Coty

Treasurer:

David Holl, President & CEO, Mary Kay Inc.

To learn more about PCPC’s 2020 Annual Meeting, visit our website. Follow our Annual Meeting updates on Twitter at @PCPC_News and using #SustainableBeauty2020. For more information about cosmetics and personal care products, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.

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For more information on cosmetics and personal care products, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

The Personal Care Products Council and Consumer Healthcare Products Association Submit Joint Comments to FDA on the Sunscreen Tentative Final Monograph


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CONTACTS:
Lisa Powers, (202) 466-0489, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Mike Tringale, (202) 429-3520, mtringale@chpa.org

Washington, D.C. – The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) submitted comments to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the Sunscreen Tentative Final Monograph (TFM).

The industry organizations note sunscreens are important products that protect consumers from the harmful effects of ultra-violet (UV) radiation and, most importantly, play a critical role in the fight against skin cancer – the most common form of cancer in the United States. FDA recently said, “given the recognized public health benefits of sunscreen use, Americans should continue to use sunscreen with other sun protective measures as this important rulemaking effort moves forward.”

The comments submitted by PCPC and CHPA, together with their member companies, outlined suggestions to the TFM that will help the industry continue to formulate a broad range of innovative sunscreen products that help protect consumers from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays while accommodating their product preferences. The Executive Summary can be found here.

Industry is committed to continue working in partnership with FDA to develop a work-plan for identifying existing data and generating additional data to support the safety of sunscreen active ingredients. Ultimately, having a greater number of sunscreen filters allows manufacturers to formulate safe and effective products to meet the diverse needs of individuals and their families, while providing necessary protection against the damaging effects of the sun.

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation. For more information on cosmetics and personal care products, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.

 The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 138-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system more than $7, contributing a total of $146 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. www.chpa.org.

Personal Care Products Council Among Leading Organizations to Join USMCA Coalition


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CONTACTS:

Lisa Powers (202) 297-1232, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org or
Jamie Kurke (202) 258-5285, kurkej@personalcarecouncil.org

 Washington, D.C. – More than 200 companies and associations – including the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) –  have joined together to launch the USMCA Coalition. In the coming weeks and months, the Coalition will advocate for congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the trade agreement formerly known as NAFTA.

“We are actively engaged in supporting the ratification of USMCA,” said PCPC EVP of Global Strategies Francine Lamoriello. “Our priority is to help preserve and strengthen the benefits of North American trade for American workers, businesses, and consumers alike.”

The Agreement, signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada on November 30, 2018, successfully renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), bringing North American trade into the 21st century with brand new provisions on digital trade, agriculture, labor, and the environment, among many others. Of particular note is the high standard Cosmetics Annex, which commits all three countries to good regulatory practices for the personal care sector.

“We believe USMCA will provide the industry with further opportunities to grow regionally and contribute to its competitiveness around the world,” added Lamoriello. “The US-Canada Appendix to the Annex uniquely recognizes the importance of regulatory alignment for OTC-like products and will have a significant commercial benefit for our member companies.”

To learn more about the USMCA Coalition, visit the website.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s 600 member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

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The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Personal Care Products Council Marks 125 Years of Creating a More Beautiful World


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CONTACTS:       

Lisa Powers (202) 297-1232
Jamie Kurke (202) 258-5285

Palm Beach, Fla. – Cosmetics and personal care products leaders from 17 associations representing 59 countries joined executives, innovators and other industry professionals for the Personal Care Products Council’s (PCPC) Annual Meeting. In addition to recognizing the industry’s 2018 achievements and examining the state of today’s global marketplace, the 2019 meeting presented a special opportunity to reflect upon the beauty industry’s past, present, and future as PCPC celebrates its 125th anniversary.

“For more than a century, our industry has provided significant well-being and economic value to society,” said PCPC President and CEO Lezlee Westine as she welcomed attendees. “Together, with the millions of consumers worldwide who trust and depend on our products every day, we look forward to a shared future grounded in safety, quality and innovation.”

Westine acknowledged that this future will include challenges. In collaboration with the featured speakers, PCPC facilitated insightful conversations about the business strategies, policy changes and guiding principles that will enable its member companies to address these challenges and join together in the pursuit of Creating a More Beautiful World, the theme of this year’s meeting.

The program included discussion surrounding the following topics: “How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Way We Live and Think,” “Future Proofing our Business: Microforces, Challenges & Opportunities,” “Leadership Perspectives on Sustainability Value Creation and Growth,” “Transforming your brand in the new age of wellness-driven marketing: Pinterest and the wellness megatrend,” “The Role of Influence in the Consumer Decision Journey,” and “Environmentally Responsible Packaging in Corporate Sustainability Initiatives.”

New to this year’s Annual Meeting were four workshops, which offered a comprehensive assessment of the following subjects in a smaller, more intimate setting: “An International Standard for Natural and Organic Cosmetics,” “What’s Happening with Brexit?,” “Cannabis & Cosmetics,” and “Chinese Regulatory & Trade Update.”

Also unveiled at this year’s meeting was PCPC’s sustainability initiative, which is designed to:

  • Showcase member company sustainability practice and know-how;
  • Expand and enhance the industry’s robust sustainability commitment; and
  • Provide a strategic framework and focus for PCPC action, resources, and committees

“Our world is changing fast, and there are daunting social and environmental global challenges that can’t be solved by just one institution or company,” said Westine. “By working with each other and with like-minded organizations, our industry has the opportunity to play an important role in creating a more beautiful future.”

“We don’t have to choose between public health and the environment. We can protect both,” PCPC Board of Directors Chair George Calvert added.

The Board of Directors, as elected in its entirety at the Annual Meeting, is as follows:

Chairman:        George Calvert, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Amway

Vice Chairs:     Esi Eggleston Bracey, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer NA Beauty                                           and Personal Care, Unilever

                             David Greenberg, Group President of Professional Products Division North                                                             America, L’Oréal

                             Alex Keith, CEO, P&G Beauty

                             Jeff Smith, Global Chief Transformation Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Secretary:        Andrew Stanleick, Senior Vice President, Consumer Beauty Division, Coty

Treasurer:       David Holl, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Kay Inc.

Calvert and PCPC expressed hope for the beauty industry’s continued flourishment in 2019 and beyond.

“We have a very bright future ahead,” said Calvert. “We carry a legacy of creativity, innovation, passion, responsibility and entrepreneurship. We exhibit these traits every day through the thousands of new formulas, products and patents we create and file every year, and the loyalty of the families who use and trust our products.”

To learn more about 2019 Annual Meeting, visit our website. Follow our Annual Meeting updates on Twitter at @PCPC_News and using #PCPC125. For more information about cosmetics and personal care products, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s 600 member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

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Personal Care Products Industry Shares Goal with Governor Brown to Protect Consumer & Animal Welfare in California


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Contact:       

Lisa Powers, (202) 466-0489, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Jewel Jones, (202) 454-0302, jonesj@personalcarecouncil.org

Washington, D.C. – The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) appreciates Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 1249 (Galgiani), the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act – another step forward in product safety testing that considers consumer protection and animal welfare.

“On behalf of the 415,000 Californians employed by the personal care products industry and our coalition of health, labor, science, and business organizations, we thank Governor Brown for signing this important bill into law. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act is pragmatic legislation that balances animal welfare, regulatory requirements, and decades of science,” said Lezlee Westine, President and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council.

SB 1249 bans the sale of personal care products developed using animal testing by the manufacturer or their direct suppliers after January 1, 2020. The bill makes important exemptions, including for products and ingredients already available for sale in California, for example, or those that need to comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or foreign governments’ testing requirements.

“The Personal Care Products Council and its member companies have worked with policy makers to achieve regulatory and scientific advancements that will move the world closer to eliminating the need for animals in product safety testing. For nearly four decades, both in the U.S. and globally, our companies have been at the forefront of the movement to develop viable alternative safety assessment methods, and we will continue to work towards this important charge,” Westine added.

When advocating for this legislation that advances animal welfare without sacrificing jobs and public health, PCPC was joined by a broad coalition, which included the United Food & Commercial Workers, California Retailers Association, California Chamber of Commerce, California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, California Manufacturers & Technology Association, the Congress of California Seniors, and the California Life Sciences Association, among many others.

Governor Brown’s signature on the final version of the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act achieves critical goals to:

  • Keep existing products on California’s shelves by applying the law only to new products and ingredients that come to market after January 1, 2020;
  • Protect public health by making select exemptions for products that undergo animal testing mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other regulators;
  • Hold personal care products manufacturers accountable for ensuring animal testing is not performed by their direct suppliers;
  • Allow California companies to continue operating in international markets;
  • Protect 415,000 California jobs in the personal care products industry; and
  • Allow Californians to continue using the personal care products they rely on every day.

The full text of the bill can be found here.


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Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

Personal Care Products Council on California Assembly Bill 2775 Regarding Professional Product Labeling


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Contact:   

Lisa Powers, (202) 466-0489, powersl@personalcarecouncil.org
Jewel Jones, (202) 454-0302, jonesj@personalcarecouncil.org

Washington, D.C. – “The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and its member companies were early supporters of legislation in California (Assembly Bill 2775) that would require professional cosmetic products, manufactured for sale in salons in California, to include labeling that satisfies all of the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.  PCPC and its member companies are pleased that it will soon be enacted into law.

“Our members have a long-standing commitment to safety and transparency, and informing product users about the ingredients in professional products is yet another step in our effort to live up to this continued commitment.

“Providing ingredient information on the label will allow easier access to this information and will essentially codify what the industry has been doing for more than two decades. Nearly 20 years ago, PCPC instituted a voluntary program to provide the same ingredient information available to retail consumers to professional use products.

“We appreciate Assembly Members Kalra, Carrillo, Maienschein, Waldron, and Gonzalez Fletcher, for their leadership on this issue and thank Governor Brown for signing the bill into law.”

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For more information on cosmetics and personal care products, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s approximately 600 member companies manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on and trust every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance – personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.