The beauty industry has seen a marked uptick in words like “eco”, “natural”, and “healthy” in marketing and packaging. In reality, the US FDA has banned less than 30 ingredients compared to nearly 1400 banned in the EU. Where’s the discrepancy? What are the standards? This panel will dive into why the current health & safety standards in the beauty industry exist, how they can change and improve, and how consumers can arm and educate themselves the next time they go to the store for a moisturizer or mascara.
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