California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762-Muratsuchi)

At a Glance

Californians deserve protections against harmful chemicals in the cosmetic products they use every day.

BCPP is cosponsoring the California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (CA AB 2762 – Muratsuchi, formerly AB 495), which would ban more than a dozen toxic chemicals from beauty and personal care products sold in California, in partnership with CalPIRG, Black Women for Wellness, and the Environmental Working Group.

This bill would ban more than a dozen toxic chemicals from cosmetics sold in California.

Fact Sheet


The Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762-Muratsuchi) bans cosmetic products containing any of the highly toxic chemicals referenced below from sale in California.

The chemicals, all of which have been banned by the European Union, include:

  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Diethylhexyl phthalate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Isobutylparaben
  • Isopropylparaben
  • Long chain PFAS chemicals
  • Methylene glycol
  • Mercury and related compounds.
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • 2 types of Phenylenediamine
  • Quaternium-15

This bill was introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (Torrance) and Buffy Wicks (Oakland) and is supported by dozens of NGOs and safe cosmetics companies.

Press Release

February 21, 2020 Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Would Ban Cosmetics With Chemicals Linked to Cancer or Reproductive Harm

June 11, 2020 California Assembly approves Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act in historic bipartisan vote

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