Who We Are

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, the Council represents more than 600 member companies who manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S.  As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on everyday, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.


Council News

Council Statement: Statement by Linda Loretz, PhD, Chief Toxicologist, Personal Care Products Council, In Response to Study on Reduced Ingredient Levels and Personal Care Products

Council Release: Study Finds Personal Care Products Industry Major Contributor to U.S. Economy - Industry supports diverse workforce, research and development, corporate social responsibility and plays important role on global stage

Council Release:Global Beauty Industry Laser Focused on Digital and Consumer Trends, International Collaboration and Other Key Topics at Personal Care Products Council’s 122nd Annual Meeting

Council Responds: The Council Responds to LA Times Article that Inaccurately Reported on Microbeads

Council Statement: Statement by Personal Care Products Council and Consumer Healthcare Products Association In Response to FDA’s Draft Guidance on New Sunscreen Ingredient Data Requirements

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Council Statement: Statement by Francine Lamoriello, Executive Vice President, Global Strategies Personal Care Products Council at the U.S. International Trade Commission Hearing on the Transpacific Partnership (Investigation No. TPA-105-001)

Council Statement: Statement by Lezlee Westine, President and CEO Personal Care Products Council In Response to U.S. Senate Passage of Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015