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California bill that would have banned selling anti-aging skin products to young kids fails to advance 

In California, a bill that would ban the sale of anti-aging skin care products to young children failed to pass the California Legislature on Thursday.

invoice, The bill, introduced by Rep. Alex Lee, would prohibit children under the age of 13 from purchasing over-the-counter anti-aging products containing vitamin A, its derivatives (such as retinol or retinoids), or alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid. Forbidden.

If passed, the bill would require skin care product companies to take a variety of “reasonable” steps to prevent the sale of their products to children under 13. Among the proposed measures was to place a “prominent notice” next to the physical product, warning consumers that: Not suitable for children under 13. You also cannot require consumers to enter their date of birth or verify their age before making a purchase.

The fad, also known as the “Sephora Kid,” follows a widespread social media trend of children and teens buying and using adult skin care products.trend made national headlines There have been reports of children fighting with adult shoppers over store items and cluttering store displays.

The dermatologist express concern Children as young as 8 also investigate where they buy products, how they are used and how they cause harm such as rashes and allergic reactions.

The bill died in the state House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, Lee’s office confirmed to The Hill.

“While we are disappointed by today’s outcome, we remain committed to protecting children from the unnecessary harms of anti-aging products,” Lee said in a statement.

Lee was one of 20 California legislators who sent a letter to the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), a national trade group representing 600 cosmetics and personal care companies from around the world.

State lawmakers are “asking the industry to share what concrete actions it intends to take to address the issue of children purchasing anti-aging products.”

“The multi-billion dollar beauty industry has a responsibility to take meaningful action on this issue,” he added.

PCPC is In the April statement, He said Lee’s bill “falls far short of addressing the real problem” and criticized it as a “hastily drafted attempt to use legislative power to thwart social media trends.”

PCPC said Lee’s bill risks over-regulating essential products such as sunscreen, moisturizers and cleansers.

The Hill has contacted PCPC for further comment.

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