Statement by the Personal Care Products Council on California Assembly Bill 496



Lisa Powers,, (202) 297-1232
Stefanie Harrington,, (202) 615-6558

Statement by the Personal Care Products Council on California Assembly Bill 496

WASHINGTON – “The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is committed to global harmonization and policies based on the best available science. State governments increasingly make policy decisions that have a global impact affecting a wide range of industries, including the personal care and beauty sectors. California Assembly Bill 496 aligns with ingredients banned in the European Union.

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the personal care products industry continuously strive to ensure cosmetics safety. For more than a decade, PCPC and its member companies – representing some of the most beloved and trusted brands in beauty and personal care – worked diligently with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders and a diverse group of stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of the FDA regulatory authority and to provide the safety reassurances that consumers expect and deserve. The long-awaited Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) of 2022 adds new requirements for manufacturers and new enforcement authorities for the FDA, a significant milestone that modernizes the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, better aligns with industry innovation and contributes to global regulatory alignment.

“PCPC is the leading national trade association representing more than 600 small-, medium- and large-sized companies, including 100 that either call California home or have a presence in the state. The beauty and personal care industry is an important part of California’s economy, employing approximately 415,000 people throughout the state and contributing $28 billion to its economy.”


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.