So, I’m cruising around on the Personal Care Products Council website, as you do, and I notice something ah, interesting under Links of Interest:
Right at the top of the list of “Government” links, there’s this site, CosmeticsInfo.org. So what’s that? A government-sponsored website for cosmetics info? I’m so in! I love government-sponsored information. All unbiased and trustworthy and… what’s this?
Well, that’s the “About Us” page over at CosmeticsInfo.org. Where they explain:
The Personal Care Products Council (the Council) and its member companies sponsor this Web site to provide consumers with easily accessible comprehensive safety information on cosmetics and personal care products and to help consumers make informed purchases.
So, Cosmeticsinfo.org is “an information Web site that includes factual, scientific information on ingredients most commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products in the United States.” Which is brought to you by the beauty industry’s main trade association.
Who is not the government of anybody. Just so we’re all clear.