Kourtney Kardashian Took Her Green Beauty Obsession to Congress
Kourtney Kardshian is her family's resident health nut. Her sisters have teased her mercilessly about her lifestyle on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and she's openly discussed on her app why her kids have a gluten- and dairy-free diet. Hell, she's named one of the eyeshadow palette shades in her makeup collaboration with sister "gluten-free."
In addition to her Kylie Cosmetics collection launching today, the self-professed green beauty lover is addressing the issue of cosmetics safety in the U.S. The eldest Kardashian visited Capitol Hill to reportedly meet with several members of congress to lobby for cosmetics reform.
As reported by The Hill, Kardashian joined Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in calling for updates to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) cosmetic requirements. The existing laws surrounding the safety standards of products has remained unchanged since 1938.
According to Twitter, Kardashian mentioned in the hearing that it was important to her as a mom to know what's in the personal care products she uses, and that companies should have to follow guidelines for how much they can use of certain chemicals.
Considering that the last time safety standards were changed was before most of us were born, the laws are in need an update. The only problem? The new rules will apply to all cosmetics companies—including her sisters' brands.
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After Kardiashian failed to comment on what chemicals were in her Kylie Cosmetics collaboration or where her family sources their products, Sydney Levin-Epstein, a staff assistant for Senator Edward J. Markey, who attended the meeting expressed her disappointment in the contradictory nature of Karadashian's statements during the hearing on Twitter.
There's no doubts that Kourt's intentions are good, but change has to start somewhere, so why not within the family, first?