No More Lead-Filled Lipstick: Take Action for Safer Cosmetics

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Women’s health is under assault again – cosmetics companies are fighting to keep their products among the least-regulated in the country. Don’t let them get away with it.

For too long, cosmetics companies have made personal care products that are bad for our health. And many of the harmful chemicals in products aren’t listed on the labels.

We see mercury in face cream, lead in lipstick, and formaldehyde in baby shampoo. Why are they there at all? We shouldn’t be exposed to harmful chemicals when we’re taking care of our bodies.

Join thousands of women who have been demanding this change for over 20 years and tell Congress that we need stronger cosmetics regulations to protect our health.

Your action today can make a difference in the lives of women tomorrow. As Congress prepares to reconsider the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, they need to hear from you.

Tomorrow, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Current State of Cosmetics” – the first hearing of its kind in over 30 years. Elected officials will consider current regulations, weaknesses that allow personal care products to contain harmful ingredients, and recommendations for the future. Cosmetics industry officials are expected to turn out in droves. We want to make sure that our voices are heard too.

Cosmetics companies are used to getting their way because money talks. But together, we can shout louder. Demand that women’s health comes before corporate profits. Demand a change. Contact the Subcommittee members today and tell them you want stronger regulation of personal care products.


  1. Kathleen Lanphier
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I vote for requiring cosmetic companies to be transparent and label their products with complete ingredient information.

    Thank you.
    Kathleen Lanphier

  2. suzanne
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I use only ORGANIC cosmetics/perfume. It’s not worth risking my health over. Burt’s Bee’s makes great products.

  3. Madelyn
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Its so sad how commericals and costmetic industries have make women feel like we can’t be beautiful unless we have toxic makeup on our face. They have turned us against ourselves!

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