Beauty Justice Act

Personal care products – everything from cosmetics to soaps and shampoos to hair straighteners – are largely unregulated, with far too many containing toxic ingredients that have been linked to cancer, infertility, miscarriage, poor infant and maternal health outcomes, obesity, asthma, and many other serious health concerns. And a combination of racist beauty standards and aggressive target marketing have led young women and femme-identifying people of color to higher rates of use for these harmful products – on top of already being exposed to disproportionate amounts of toxic chemicals.

New York State’s Beauty Justice Act (S.4265/A.6969), also known as the Safe Personal Care and Cosmetics Act, will ban the most dangerous toxic chemicals from the majority of personal care and cosmetic products sold in the state. This will significantly reduce the adverse health impacts of exposure to these toxic chemicals.

You can click here to take action, urging the New York State legislature to pass this bill by June 6. And you can learn more about our Beauty Inside Out campaign, which has been raising awareness about the need for Beauty Justice, by clicking here.

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