The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act could change the future of makeup!
There was a time not too long ago when cruelty-free cosmetics were a bit of a novelty. In fact, most well-known brands did test on animals as it was considered standard. Today, however, what was once considered unique is now more normal and the state of California is helping cruelty-free makeup to become the new standard by creating the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act!
This is a new bill that would essentially ban cosmetics that use animal testing. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249) is spearheaded by Senator Cathleen Galigiana and would “make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020.” This is according to a statement directly from the Senator’s office.
Many might actually be surprised to find out that makeup is not as regulated as one might think in the U.S. Why? There’s no official agency to make certain that all beauty products and cosmetics are safe for us to use and are produced in an ethical manner. However there is another act, the Personal Care Products Safety Act, that is in Congress that might change this in the near future.
The government is finally catching up with what many cosmetic brands already know: testing on animals is unnecessary and cruel and there are alternative ways to make certain makeup is safe for us to use.
If this bill passes, it will set the bar for the rest of the beauty industry and for the rest of the U.S.!