PCPC represents the industry at the state and local levels on issues important to cosmetics and personal care products companies. State and local governments increasingly make policy decisions that have a global impact affecting a wide range of industries, including the personal care and cosmetics sectors, which is why it is critical for PCPC to form strategic partnerships and advocate for policies based on the best available science.

Advocacy Efforts

Together with the Environmental Working Group, PCPC has supported and advocated for legislation to align with the European Union list of prohibited ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, including in California and Maryland.

PCPC works collaboratively with Cruelty Free International (CFI) to support the adoption of cosmetics animal testing legislation.

In response to state legislative efforts on packaging and extended producer responsibility (EPR), PCPC’s Packaging Task Force developed comprehensive policy principles to guide industry’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts on packaging.

PCPC continues to support anti-discrimination legislation across the U.S. As a member of the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Coalition, PCPC actively supports its passage.

PCPC works collaboratively with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and more than 60 other health, education and parent groups to support legislation that specifically allows sunscreens to be used in schools without a prescription. To date, 26 states and Washington, D.C., have passed the “SUNucate” model.