Imagine a world without Carolâ€™s Daughter (CD founder, Lisa Price is pictured at left), Jane Carter Solution, and all of the other fabulous kitchen beautician brands that have followed. Scary, huh? Personally, I donâ€™t know what I would do without my fave indie/niche beauty brands. Most are on a much smaller scale than Carolâ€™s Daughter and Jane Carter Solution, but I rely on to keep my skin and hair in check nonetheless.
This is what the beauty world might look like if the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 gets passed. The act is just in a draft stage, but if it moves forward the law would force every manufacturer, seller, or distributor of cosmetics (makeup, shampoo, perfume, fragrance oils, bath products, spa products, soaps) to pay $2,000 per year. On top of that, if the company imports ingredients like shea butter, they have to pony up an extra $10,000 per year! It doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re a do-it-yourself, one-person production that barely breaks even or a behemoth, billion-dollar company like Proctor and Gamble â€“ the fees apply to everyone.
If this sounds ludacris (I love that word) to you, contact your Congressional representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and tell them you OPPOSE the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Then, go out and support small beauty businesses like these â€“ they seriously make some of the best stuff!
Urban Apothecary True Brilliance Lip Stain, $21, urbanapothecary.com
Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade, $7, naturallycurly.com
Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion, $19, jellypongpong.com
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