Not Reality TV: Kardashian Sister Argues In Congress For Makeup Reform

Kourtney Kardashian appeared on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to support lawmakers' efforts to strengthen cosmetics regulations.
Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 25, 2018

Kourtney Kardashian — often considered the most environmentally conscious Kardashian sister — paid a little visit to Congress on Tuesday. Partnering with lawmakers and the Environmental Working Group, the social media socialite helped lobby for cosmetics reform.

Kardashian said it's hard to find nontoxic and safe personal care products and added: "Everybody should have the right to healthy products. I do feel like it's time for Congress to do its job."

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, who partnered with the socialite on Tuesday, has long pushed for more regulations on the cosmetics industry. He argues the Food and Drug Administration's laws for the products haven't been updated in nearly decades. This past year, the politician called on the FDA to investigate reports of possible carcinogens or asbestos in sunscreen, perfume or even makeup sold to children.

Kourtney Kardashian is a notable advocate for organic and "clean" makeup, so it makes sense why she would appear in support of industry regulations. But the celebrity also has other connections to the makeup world — her sister Kim Kardashian and half-sister Kylie Jenner both have their own makeup brands.

In fact, just hours after Kourtney Kardashian's press conference, the socialite launched a new line of makeup products under Jenner's brand.

Coincidence? Leaders from the Environmental Working Group say it is, but the Kardashian-Jenner clan does have a reputation for coordinated publicity efforts.

Kardashian has in the past claimed that her family's beauty products are made of nontoxic ingredients. But at the cosmetics safety briefing, the reality TV star said she didn't know the exact ingredients used in the makeup she helped develop.