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Health and Transparency Laws Get the Green Light in CA

Some Good News

It seems like there is a never-ending parade of bad news lately for those of us who care about public health and the environment. But wait: Credo has some good news to share! 

Two important pieces of policy in California, the Fragrance Ingredient Right to Know Act and the Toxic Free Cosmetics Act, both recently passed final votes and now await the Governor’s signature, which we expect by September 30th. This is a big win for customers throughout the country: When companies need to clean up their act to comply with rules in CA, they (almost always) sell that cleaner product in every other state, too.

About AB2762

The Toxic Free Cosmetics Act, or AB2762 will prohibit 12 toxic ingredients from beauty products (including Dibutyl phthalate, Quaternium-15 and Isobutylparaben). All 12 of these ingredients were already prohibited by Credo Beauty (and found on our Dirty List) and the European Union. 

Credo Beauty and our allies in the environmental health community are thrilled. “We could not be more excited that AB2762 is on its way to Governor Newsom,” said Janet Nudelman, Director of Program and Policy at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and Director of BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. 
“Women everywhere will benefit from the passage of this bill. 10 of the chemicals banned by AB2762 are linked to breast cancer, and 9 are linked to an increased risk of COVID-19. These chemicals have no business being in beauty and personal care products women use daily.”

About SB312 

If you’re a Credo customer, you probably know that we’ve been pushing for fragrance transparency for a long time. Why? Because most of the time the only information that a customer gets about the “fragrance” is just that it is there. This undisclosed ingredient(s) could be one or two essential oils, or it could be dozens of synthetic chemicals, some of which may be linked to harm. Credo requires brand partners to classify fragrance by its type (essential oils, natural, naturally-derived or synthetic)—because at a minimum we all need to know that--and we really encourage brands to fully disclose all of the ingredients in the fragrance blends. 

The Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act will help our efforts to get more industry disclosure around “fragrance.” The law will require fragrance ingredients to be listed on an internet database, and this will begin to open up the black box of non-disclosure. 

Janet Nudelman of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners says, “SB312 recognizes a marketplace where many hundreds of cosmetic companies are now voluntarily fully disclosing their fragrance ingredients, like many Credo Beauty brands, proving that fragrance disclosure is not only possible, it's profitable, because it is what consumers want.” 

We hope you’ll join in taking a minute to enjoy some positive, health-protective news. And after that, please ensure you’re registered to VOTE and that you have a plan to vote safely, early. Thank you!