The highest priority for personal care products companies is the safety and health of consumers of all ages who use and enjoy our products.
The Council is an active, vocal advocate for consumer safety and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.
The Council is actively engaged in international efforts to align global regulatory standards for consumer products and to eliminate trade barriers.
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 Statement. Statement by Farah Ahmed, Chair, Personal Care Products Council Sunscreen Committee in Response to the Environmental Working Group's 2013 Sunscreen Report
Council Statement. Statement by Linda Loretz, PhD Chief Toxicologist for the Personal Care Products Council Reaffirming the Safety of Lip Products
Council News Release. Industry Leaders Convene at Annual Meeting; Highlight the Importance of Modernization Government Policies, Sound Science and Global Collaboration
Check out the Council's response to Mark Bittman's New York Times op-ed titled, "The Cosmetics Wars."
European RECAST Guidelines Now Accessible to Members. As the European Union prepares to repeal Cosmetics Regulation 76/768/EEC and fully implement Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, it is important for companies to fully understand what is expected of them.
INCI is no longer required to be translated into Spanish in Mexico! The availability of the Spanish version of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook ended on Dec. 18, 2012 as NOM-141 officially comes into force and the use of INCI is valid in Mexico.
Council News Release. Second Episode in New Video Series Debunks Sunscreen Myths; Reinforces the Importance of Safe Sun Practices
Council News Release. New Video Series Encourages Safe Sun Practices; Highlights Importance of Sunscreen as Part of a Daily Skin Care Regimen.
Follow the new Council twitter feed @PCPC_News for updates, event info, and special promotions.
Council Statement Sunscreen Task Force Response to the 2012 EWG False Allegations Regarding Sunscreen Labeling.
Council News Release. New PwC Study Shows Increased Economic and Social Contributions of the Personal Care Products Industry in China.