USA – California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act gets Assembly approval

The bill aims to ban 12 ingredients from being used in cosmetic products

California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act has been passed by the state’s Assembly with a unanimous vote.

The AB 2762 bill, if passed, will ban the use of 12 ingredients in cosmetics across the US state including dibutyl phthalate, diethylhexyl phthalate, formaldehyde and mercury.

The bill will now go to the Appropriations Committee for revision and could be introduced by 1 January 2022.

“No one knowingly wants to use face powder contaminated with asbestos, lipstick that contains lead, or baby shampoo with formaldehyde,” said the bill’s author…