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Here's why Kourtney Kardashian is taking on US politicians over the ingredients in cosmetics

Kourtney Kardashian takes Kapitol Hill.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN TOOK ‘kongress’ this week to speak lobbying for cosmetic safety reform.

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Fresh off the release of her Kylie Cosmetics collaboration with her younger sister of the same name, the self-professed green beauty-lover is meeting with several members of congress to lobby for better regulation of beauty products.

She’s working with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which currently has a big #beautymadebetter initiative pushing for federal law to ensure stricter screening of personal care products made with chemicals linked to cancer, allergies, and other harmful effects. Current legislation addressing safety standards has been unchanged since 1938.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to any KUWTK fan – Kourtney is so committed to the kause, she’s only gone and stopped wearing deodorant, opting to DIY her own anti-sweat concoction. Her now-defunct beauty line that she developed with her sisters, Kardashian Beauty, featured no products with parabens or sulfates in them.

Speaking at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the mom of three explained her stance, saying that it’s important for her to know what’s in the personal care products she uses. She also called for new legislation that will give cosmetic companies a guideline of how much of a certain chemical they can use.

Kim’s been rooting for her big sis on Twitter.

… And she’s also being backed by Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., who’s previously argued that the laws regulating the industry in the US are “obsolete.”

“While all other product categories regulated by the agency have been updated to keep pace with innovation and consumer expectations, the laws for cosmetics have been left untouched for nearly 80 years,” he said at a subcommittee hearing in January.

“That is simply unacceptable, and we really should be taking this opportunity to consider legislation to give FDA the authority and the resources to ensure cosmetics are safe for the American people.”

We know Kanye’s konsidering (sorry) a presidential run in 2024 – what’s the likelihood of him bringing Kourt in as his Vice? *chin stroke emoji*

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