As you know, HR 2359: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 is now pending in Congress. What you may not know if that some states are quite active in the cosmetics regulatory arena, namely California and Florida. Last year, we worked together with industry to defeat a Colorado bill that would have unnecessarily put thousands of small companies out of business. In order to better coordinate our efforts at the state level, to crowd source best practices, and inform the public and industry, I launched the State Cosmetics Laws on FaceBook .
I am pleased to have the support and rolled up sleeves of two of the industry's most influential leaders in this effort. Kayla Fioravanti, co-owner of Essential Wholesale and Lela Barker of Bella Lucce in South Carolina. These women have been an integral part of our advocacy efforts since the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 was first circulated, and they continue to do an extraordinary job of running their companies as they work tireless to help me preserve a playing field on which small cosmetics companies can compete fairly. Please subscribe to Kayla's blog and Lela's blog. Not only will you discover some super products, but you'll also be able to read their amazing legislative advocacy posts.
Please join us on the State Cosmetics Laws FaceBook Page as we learn, share, and encourage one another an a growing industry.
Best and success,