Did you know that the U.S. federal rules for personal care products haven’t been updated for more than 75 years? While other countries such as Europe have banned more than 1,372 harmful ingredients, there are only 10 ingredients banned in the United States. As a response to the outdated laws, Juice Beauty teamed up with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) as well as other personal care product brands on Thursday, November 5th to speak with legislators on Capitol Hill.
The goal of this event was to build a better understanding of cosmetic safety regulations and build awareness of brands that are committed to stricter rules and regulations. Juice Beauty was also allowed to be one of only a few brands that provided makeup touch-ups to legislators on Capitol Hill.
We were very proud to be apart of this day in our nation’s capitol. Since its inception 10 years ago, Juice Beauty has been committed to creating organic and natural formulations that perform as well as conventional beauty products. Instead of conventional ingredients like added water or petroleum derivatives (such as butylene or propylene glycols) that can be laced with potentially harmful chemicals, Juice Beauty formulates its products with an organic botanical juice base. This difference in our process helps dramatically reduce residue from pesticides, unnecessary synthetic chemicals, and synthetic fertilizer residue in our product ingredients. To view a partial list of ingredients that Juice Beauty does NOT use, but are commonly used by other beauty companies, visit our unacceptable Ingredients list.
Additionally, since there is no certification for “natural” products or ingredients, many products in the “natural” beauty space use synthetic fragrances, which according to the Breast Cancer Fund, may lead to harmful health problems including endocrine disruption health issues. The Breast Cancer Fund also recently discovered through it’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics that some night creams from conventional cosmetics companies have been found to use the ingredient PTFE called perfluorooctonoic acid (PFOA), which is commonly known as teflon. (The same ingredient that’s used non-stick cookware.) Juice Beauty does not formulate with synthetic fragrances nor harmful ingredients. However, the lax regulations in the U.S. surrounding personal care products are why consumers see such irregularities in ingredient restrictions from company to company.
Juice Beauty remains committed to radically transforming the chemistry of beauty. These types of events, and the support of our fans and customers are so important to us as we continue to products clean beauty products.