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What is Green Chemistry?

 
Green-Chemistry

Green Chemistry calls for the design of products and processes that decrease, or completely eliminate, the use and generation of substances that are harmful to human health and the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, applies Green Chemistry to “…the life-cycle of a product, including its design, manufacture, and use” [1]. For the cosmetics world, companies that adapt this philosophy create products that are environmentally friendly and safe for human health during all stages of their production.
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Legislation Concerning Your Skin Care Products

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Last week a bill was introduced to the United States Senate, one that stands to negatively impact small business owners around the nation. If passed, the bill will require owners of small and mid-sized cosmetic companies to take on some costly new expenses—such as annual fees and registration fees required to file ingredient reports with the FDA for each and every ingredient they use. What Is The Point? Locally owned handmade and cosmetic soap companies usually turn to food-grade ingredients,
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Legislation to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

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Support Legislation to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Animals in the U.S. are still enduring painful and often deadly experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and cologne. The Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858), sponsored by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), will make this a thing of the past by prohibiting animal testing for all cosmetic products manufactured or sold in the U.S. Alternatives to animal testing already exist: Humane
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Handmade Cosmetic Alliance

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“Supporting Over 300,000 Handmade Cosmetic Microbusinesses and the Communities They Serve.” The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance is an alliance of artisans, business owners, cosmetic and soap makers from across the country that are passionate about preserving the freedom for small businesses to produce and sell handmade soap & cosmetics in the USA.