Cosmetic Ingredient Fragrance Disclosure Act
Requires cosmetic manufacturers to disclose all fragrance ingredients on their website
Although it's just one little word on the ingredient label, "fragrance" can contain dozens, even hundreds, of chemicals—including known carcinogens, hormone-disruptors and other toxic offenders. Fragrance manufacturers claim the formulas are confidential business information, and sometimes even keep them secret from the companies that sell their products.
The FDA requires cosmetics companies to list most ingredients on the label, but the FDA does not require the listing of specific fragrance ingredients. Without this information, it’s impossible for consumers to avoid problematic ingredients used in cosmetic products. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) lists 2,339 ingredients used in fragrance compounds. Of these materials 30 chemicals have evidence linking them to health effects including cancer, reproductive toxicity, allergies and sensitivities.