- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kourtney Kardashian says Capitol Hill is ready for a makeover — literally.

The reality star joined the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit health and environmental advocacy organization, on Tuesday in a brief with lawmakers about federal regulations in the cosmetic industry.

The organization, which advocates for oversight on the environmental impact of popular consumer products, is lobbying for reform of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

They support the Personal Care Products Safety Act, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, which “would require companies to ensure that their products are safe before marketing them,” according to the organizations Twitter.

The bill would also require cosmetic companies to include how many ingredients are in their products and give the FDA more power in prohibiting distribution if the product is likely to cause harm.

The Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, which dates back to 1938, is criticized by EWG for remaining largely unchanged since that time.

As it stands, the law requires that cosmetic companies make products that are safe to the consumer for its intended use, but it doesn’t require companies to provide proof of safety testing nor can the authority request data on customer safety reports.

Also, unlike food safety, the FDA has no authority to compel companies to recall products that are shown to be unsafe and harmful to the public.

The briefing took place under the auspices of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Kourtney is the oldest of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who star in their own reality TV show, are entrepreneurs in fashion and makeup and have tens of millions of followers on social media.

Kourtney, a mother of three, often promotes an all natural and organic lifestyle and gluten- and dairy-free diet on their reality show.

She recently launched her own line of eye shadows under her sister Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic line, Kylie Cosmetics, which has sold an estimated $420 million worth of products between 2016 and 2017, Women’s Wear Daily reported in August.

Sister Kim Kardashian West also has her own line, KKW Beauty, which sold out within three hours of its launch last summer and brought in $14.4 million, according to Time.

EWG keeps a database of cosmetic products and data about their ingredients, scoring them on a range of one to eight, from low hazard to ones health to high hazard.

Sixteen Kylie Jenner’s nail polish products are listed on the site each with a score of 7, making it a “high hazard” and also notes that available data on ingredients are limited.

Three products from Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty line are also listed on the site, and each received a rating of 2 — “low hazard” — with limited data on its ingredients.

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