Trending 25th April 2018 by Cara Croke
Here’s Why Kourtney Kardashian Wants The US Government To Get Stricter On The Ingredients In Cosmetics
"Everybody should have the right to healthy products in personal care."
You might have noticed from Instagram over the last couple of days that Kourtney Kardashian is in Washington D.C. However, it’s not for a glam trip with her sisters.
The eldest Kardashian sister was, in fact, in Washington for a meeting to advocate for stricter laws in the cosmetic industry.
Kourtney arrived in Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday with Ken Cook, president of the consumer protection and advocacy organisation Environmental Working Group (EWG).
So what exactly is Kourtney trying to do? Well, she was discussing something called the Personal Care Products Safety Act. This is a bill that was drawn up in 2017 in the hopes to extend the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) power within the American cosmetics industry.
Right now the FDA can exercise very little control over the manufacture and sale of cosmetics. For example, beauty companies aren’t required to share product ingredients list with the FDA. What this means is the FDA lacks the authority to recall faulty or harmful cosmetics from the market.
“It would be nice if there were laws to regulate so that the people running these businesses can have some standards of what to use,” Kourtney explained on Tuesday.
The fact that we have to guess so much, even going into a store to buy anything … you shouldn’t walk around aimlessly wondering, ‘Is this okay? Is not that okay?’ Everybody should have the right to healthy products in personal care.
Kourtney Kardashian says that as a mom it's important for her to know what's in the personal care products she uses. She's calling for new legislation that will give cosmetic companies a guideline of how much of a certain chemical they can use.@kourtneykardash#BeautyMadeBetter pic.twitter.com/9kkKcmIdlq
— J e n n y (@JennVasquez_DC) April 24, 2018
If you’ve watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians you might have noticed Kourtney is very particular about what she puts on her skin and is a big fan of organic products.
So despite some people thinking she’s just being used as a celeb icon to bring attention to the bill, Kourtney has said it was actually her who reached out to work with the organisation. Big beauty companies like L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and Revlon have also pledged their support for the bill.
Kourtney explained that she traveled to D.C. to make cosmetics reform a “bigger deal.” Kourtney for Kongress!
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