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 Lezlee Westine, President and CEO Personal Care Products Council on Breast Cancer Action’s Unfounded Attack on Look Good Feel Better

Council Statement: The Personal Care Products Industry Applauds Conclusion Of The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Council Response: Council Clarifies Sunscreens in Response to Wall Street Journal Column

Council Statement. Statement by John Hurson, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Personal Care Products Council on the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858)

Council Statement. Statement By Francine Lamoriello Executive Vice President, Global Strategies On Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Signed Into Law

Council StatementStatement by Farah K. Ahmed, Chair Sunscreen Task Force, Personal Care Products Council On Consumer Reports' “5 Things You Must Know About Sunscreen”  

Council Statement. Statement by Farah K. Ahmed, Chair, Sunscreen Task Force, in Response to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2015 Sunscreen Shopping Guide

Council Statement. Statement by Lezlee Westine, President and CEO, the Personal Care Products Council on the Introduction of the Personal Care Products Safety Act by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

Council Statement. Statement by Francine Lamoriello, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs the Personal Care Products Council on the Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation 

Council StatementStatement by Farah Ahmed, Chair, Sunscreen Committee Personal Care Products Council In Response to FDA Announcement on New Sunscreen Ingredient Applications

Council News Release. Personal Care Products Council Announces New Board Chair at 2015 Annual Meeting--Thia Breen, Group President of North America for The Estée Lauder Companies, Assumes New Position, Vice Chairs Elected