As a leader in the development of safer beauty products, Beautycounter is constantly innovating, both in the use of ingredients and the development of products. However, making safer products is difficult and our rigorous testing process means that many of the synthetic and natural ingredients typically used in personal care products do not meet our standards for safety. That is why we are excited to support the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2018 introduced today by Senator Coons (D-DE) and Senator Collins (R-ME). This important bill will expand the number of safe, sustainable ingredients available to consumer product companies such as Beautycounter by establishing a federal sustainable chemistry program that promotes sustainable chemistry research, training and education.
Sustainable chemistry provides the ability to introduce safer ingredients to the marketplace while reducing environmental impacts and waste generation. As Joel Tickner, Executive Director of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) Sustainable Chemistry Alliance notes, “[c]urrent research suggest that the global sustainable chemical market will surpass $100 billion by 2022. The improved governmental coordination provided by the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act can help facilitate private sector innovation and manufacturing expansion in this promising area, securing U.S. leadership in a growing global market.”
At Beautycounter, we recognize the possibility for sustainable chemistry to transform the beauty industry. That is why we are a member of GC3 and a steering committee member of the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, working to bring safer products to market. Our commitment to sustainable ingredient sourcing, reducing our manufacturing footprint and rigorous testing to ensure the safety and performance of our personal care products and cosmetics reflects today’s consumer demand. We applaud Senators Coons and Collins for introducing legislation that is good for business, for consumers and for the environment. Stay tuned for updates to this bill as it moves through the Senate.