Many groups are pointing fingers at the entire cosmetic industry over the Brazilian Blowout fiasco. The reality is that I don’t know a single small cosmetic business that makes Brazilian Blowout products. Unlike direct to consumer products the Brazilian Blowout is regulated by more organizations than just the FDA.
Professional use products are regulated by OSHA along with state and local agencies. The truth is that there are already laws that cover these products. Since the Brazilian Blowout products appear to be already breaking existing laws, creating new laws that will fall heavily on the cosmetic industry as a whole doesn’t make sense.
GIB LLC dba Brazilian Blowout Products and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution appears to have been caught red handed breaking the regulations of the FDA, state and federal OHSA laws, NIOSH along with other state and federal laws. According to Brazilian Blowout the claims are false and you can read about their lawsuit here. I’m not an expert on Brazilian Blowout products or even Professional Use only hair products so I will let you decide for yourself.
If the claims that are made are true then here is a list of the existing law that the Brazilian Blowout Products Break:
1. Don’t list all ingredients on ingredient list
2. Don’t list all ingredients in MSDS
3. Use greater than OSHA allowable limits of formaldehyde
4. Did not include correct warning labels
5. If the Brazilian Blowout products are being sold directly to consumers then they would also be breaking the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA).
The Brazilian Blowout debate that has made big news on TV, print, internet and even inspired books appears to give the cosmetic industry a black-eye; however the reality is that no one in the cosmetic industry supports breaking the law. The fact is that there are laws and regulations in place already. New laws on the cosmetic industry are not the answer. One company breaking the rules does not mean that thousands of companies are doing the same.