Statement by Lezlee Westine, President and CEO, on the Introduction of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act of 2022 by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Richard Burr (R-NC)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. — “The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and its member companies stand united in our longstanding commitment to work with all stakeholders to modernize federal regulatory oversight for cosmetics and personal care products. We commend Chair Murray and Ranking Member Burr for their leadership in advancing FDA cosmetics reform and their commitment to producing a bipartisan discussion draft that would create a more contemporary legislative framework for oversight of the cosmetics and personal care sector.
“The release of the discussion draft is a significant step forward for cosmetics reform. As this process moves forward, we will continue to work with the HELP Committee to advance a bipartisan bill into law – a goal we have all shared for more than a decade. As part of our ongoing commitment to modernizing the regulatory system for our sector, PCPC and its member companies have contributed substantive feedback to the HELP Committee to help inform legislative action.
“We strongly believe that well-crafted, science-based reforms will enhance our industry’s ability to innovate and further strengthen consumer confidence in the products they trust and use every day. We look forward to reviewing the discussion draft with our member companies to fully assess its provisions.”
Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice and advocate for 600 member companies representing the $484.1 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 the 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 product safety, quality and innovation. For more information on cosmetics and personal care products and their ingredients, please visit www.CosmeticsInfo.org.