Kourtney Kardashian testified at Congress on behalf of clean beauty

Ms. Kardashian goes to Washington! And much like the iconic Jimmy Stewart film before her, Kourtney K. is seeking change. Specifically, changes related to the cosmetic industry and safety.

The eldest Kardashian sister (who happens to be a bonafide expert in cosmetics — hello, it’s a family business) testified at a briefing for Senate staffers with the Environmental Working Group, which is backing a piece of legislation sponsored by Dianne Feinstein of California. The goal: to give the Food and Drug Administration more power to regulate ingredients used in cosmetics and personal products.

And if you think about it, this is a move that makes sense for the Kardashian who has a capsule beauty collection coming out today with her younger sister Kylie’s beauty line, Kylie Cosmetics. Kourtney has been notoriously vigilant about the products she uses — and publicly so — often filming the drama related to her health and wellness decisions for the family’s reality T.V. show.

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Kourtney Kardashian arrives for an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics reform in Russell Building on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Kourtney Kardashian participates in an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics reform in Russell Building on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian (R) joins Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook at a briefing on Capitol Hill in support of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Kourtney Kardashian arrives for an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics reform in Russell Building on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Kourtney Kardashian participates in an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics reform in Russell Building on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian attends a briefing on Capitol Hill in support of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian attends a briefing on Capitol Hill in support of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Kourtney Kardashian leaves an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics safety reform in Russell Building on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian (C) poses for a photo with Hill staffers during a briefing on Capitol Hill in support of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian speaks at a briefing in support of bipartisan personal care products legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian speaks at a briefing in support of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Reality TV-Star Kourtney Kardashian attends a briefing on Capitol Hill in support of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming how the FDA regulates the personal care products industry in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kourtney Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner launch their Kourt x Kylie makeup collection on April 24. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
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So what did the eldest of the Kardashian Krew, who showed up in a chic, sleek black pantsuit and cropped t-shirt, have to say? She took questions and explained that she became alarmed at the potential for toxic chemicals presence in baby-care products when her kids were born. “When it comes to products I use on my kids, I don’t play around,” said Kourtney, according to . “Everyone should have the right to healthy products and personal care and that’s why I wanted to come and make this a bigger deal.”

The mom of three even shared a telling anecdote, according to the Washington Post. Her personal moisturizer was confiscated prior to her flight because it was too big (it had ingredients she was comfortable with) so she was forced to use what was provided to her by the hotel — remarking, “The fact that we have to guess so much — we shouldn’t be walking around going, ‘is this okay.’”

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