Demand Unilever disclose their fragrance ingredients

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, is partnering with Rosa and Brandon Silk to demand that Unilever disclose the fragrance ingredients in their Axe Body Spray and all other products.

Eighteen year old Brandon – and countless others like him – suffer serious, sometimes deadly, reactions to the secret ingredients in fragranced cosmetics and personal care products. In Brandon’s case his mom, Rosa, reports for the last eight years she has been struggling to keep her son, an otherwise happy and healthy young man, in school and out of hospital emergency rooms to protect him from a severe, life-threatening allergy to one or more of the fragrance ingredients used in Axe Body Spray. Despite Rosa’s pleas, Unilever – the manufacturer of Axe Body Products – refuses to disclose this vital information. Read more about Brandon’s story here.

Join us in calling on Unilever to disclose all ingredients in Axe Body Spray and their other fragranced personal care products.

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Personal Care Product Safety Act – Demand Your Freedom from Toxic Chemicals

Most people assume cosmetics and personal care products are tested for safety before sale. In truth, personal care products are one of the least regulated industries in the United States.

On April 20, 2015, Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015.

This bill provides an important vehicle to have a long overdue congressional conversation – and public dialogue – about the need for meaningful, health-protective federal cosmetic safety reform. However as the bill moves forward in the legislative process, it needs to be strengthened in some important ways which is why the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has adopted a “support if amended” position.

Write to your senators to ask them to urge the Senate HELP Committee to prioritize consideration of this important legislation and strengthen it in the following ways:

– Expand and strengthen the breadth and depth of the bill’s safety standard.

– Require full fragrance ingredient disclosure to the FDA, manufacturers, and consumers.

– Require industry data sharing of safety studies, assist small businesses and decrease animal testing.

– Mandate supply chain transparency so companies have access to the ingredient information and safety data they need to make safer products.

– Protect against federal preemption so the states can continue to protect their citizens against unsafe chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products.

– Ensure consumers have access to adverse event reports related to cosmetic products that are causing hair loss, burns, disfigurement, hospitalization or other adverse reactions.

– Protect the ability of the states to legislate on cosmetic safety.