As I mentioned in my post of earlier this week, new cosmetics legislation has been expected for quite some time. I am now told that HR 2359: the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, has been introduced and is expected to be available to the public online in short order. The bill is generating a great deal of discussion even before it has been officially released. As always, my focus is on consumer safety, the cosmetics industry in general, and of course on small and micro-businesses in particular. Once the legislation is released, I look forward to sharing my commentary.
Meanwhile, if you want to check out small business owners who make cosmetics in your area, visit the IBN Member Directory where you can search by state, company name or keyword for soaps, cosmetics, candles, artisan perfumes, fragrances and more. If you're looking for something in particular that you cannot find there, leave me a comment below and I will help you find a local member company near you!