US House Bill Would Define ‘Natural’ Cosmetic, Provide FDA Enforcement Authority
Beautycounter is among industry supporters of the Natural Cosmetic Act, introduced in the House on 5 October as the solution to greenwashing in the US personal-care sector.
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Tarte admits no wrongdoing in its settlement with nationwide purchasers of its “high performance naturals,” and it put up little fight in order to minimize costs. Insight remains limited as to whether federal courts agree with plaintiffs that general “natural” claims on cosmetic products – as opposed to “all natural” or “100% natural” assertions – mean no synthetic ingredients at all.
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