By Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-ILL), Opinion Contributor – The Hill, June 13, 2023
Over the past decade, I have watched as “clean beauty” has grown from a niche category of products to a movement. Celebrities like Jessica Alba, Issa Rae, and Michelle Pfeiffer, and last year’s HBO docuseries “Pretty Ugly,” narrated by Keke Palmer, have helped to make the clean beauty movement mainstream. It’s becoming increasingly clear – the clean beauty movement is here to stay. Today’s consumers, especially Gen Zers, have become more and more aware of what it means for a product to be truly “clean,” and are expecting companies to meet their rising expectations.
You can search for a product by name or bar code on apps by the Environmental Working Group and Think Dirty to find ingredients of concern. They also provide a score based on the number of hazards linked to various chemicals. Clearya’s browser extension and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ Non-Toxic Black Beauty Database have similar offerings.