Statement by President & CEO Lezlee Westine: The Personal Care Products Council Celebrates Launch and Bipartisan Leadership of Congressional Cosmetics Caucus



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Statement by President & CEO Lezlee Westine: The Personal Care Products Council Celebrates Launch and Bipartisan Leadership of Congressional Cosmetics Caucus

WASHINGTON – “Today is a landmark day as we celebrate the new Congressional Cosmetics Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) and Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.). This bipartisan group is dedicated to building awareness about important issues that impact the cosmetics and personal care products industry and highlighting the sector’s significant contributions to the U.S. economy and society.

“Our industry provides nearly 4 million U.S. jobs, drives innovation and empowers women, who comprise close to 80% of our workforce. With an unprecedented number of women in Congress, the Caucus has a unique opportunity to promote policies, programs and initiatives that support this dynamic and growing industry, addressing key bipartisan issues such as product safety, job growth, regulatory reform, sustainability, innovation, and diversity, equity and inclusion—all vital to our society’s success. The Caucus will also serve as a platform to educate Congressional leaders about the industry’s scientific sophistication and commitment to sound science, dedication to safety and significant economic contributions.

“We wholeheartedly endorse the Caucus’ mission and commend Reps. Sanchez and Malliotakis for their leadership. Our industry is fully committed to working alongside them to advance policies that will propel the industry’s growth and science-based innovation—while ensuring the safety and well-being of our consumers and workforce. We look forward to collaborating with Caucus members to advance industry efforts. Together, we can make a transformative impact.”


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.