ARIIX Travels to Congress to Support the Personal Care Products Safety Act
BOUNTIFUL, Utah — On March 27, 2017, Tom Jackson, VP of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, represented ARIIX and the cosmetics industry in Washington, D.C. alongside Environmental Working Group (EWG). Because of the clean, non-toxic ingredients in their Jouvé skincare line, ARIIX was invited to participate in meetings with members of congress in lobbying for passage of the Personal Care Products Safety Act.
The proposed legislation would create the following four major requirements for cosmetic manufacturers: registration of manufacturing establishments; cosmetic submissions, including ingredient statements for each marketed cosmetic; mandatory reporting of any serious and unexpected adverse events to FDA; cosmetic labels would be required to include contact information for consumers to report adverse events to the manufacturer or distributor.
“What’s important for consumers to know, is that currently the cosmetics industry is not sufficiently regulated,” says Tom Jackson, VP of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs. “Just because a product is on the shelf at a store doesn’t mean it has been tested and confirmed safe. ARIIX is proud to be partnering with EWG in supporting the Personal Care Products Safety Act. We believe in creating safe products and feel that the entire cosmetics industry should as well.”
ARIIX participates in EWG’s verification program, which certifies toxin and contaminant-free beauty products for consumers. Due to inadequate self-policing within the cosmetics industry, ARIIX and EWG support stronger governmental involvement and regulations for the industry.
Federal law applying to the manufacturing of personal care products has remained relatively stagnant since 1938, but more and more cosmetics enter the market every day. The Personal Care Products Safety Act would give the FDA additional support to hold cosmetic manufacturers accountable and give consumers peace of mind. EWG’s list of verified safe products, including ARIIX’s Jouvé skincare products, can be found at www.ewg.org/ewgverified.
ARIIX is an international opportunity company that creates efficacious, toxin-free products marketed through independent representatives. The ARIIX opportunity and brands are available in Australia, Canada, Greater China including Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan SAR, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and the United States. For more information, please visit ariix.com or call 1-855-GO-ARIIX.