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: The Personal Care Products Council And The Consumer Healthcare Products Association Statement In Response To FDA’s Final Guidance On Safety And Effectiveness Data For OTC Sunscreen Ingredients

Council publishes 2016 Microbiology Guidelines PDF. Purchase your copy today!

Council Statement: Statement by John Hurson, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs Personal Care Products Council In Response to Cosmetics Reform

Council Statement: Statement by The Personal Care Products Council and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association in Response to a JAMA Report, “Sunscreen Product Performance and Other Determinants of Consumer Preference” 

Council Statement: Statement by Beth Lange, PhD, Chief Scientist Personal Care Products Council On Latest Report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) “Marine Debris and Microplastics”

Council Statement: Statement by Beth Lange, PhD, Chief Scientist Personal Care Products Council in Response to the Environmental Working Group’s 2016 Guide to Sunscreens

Council Statement: Statement by Francine Lamoriello, Executive Vice President, Global Strategies Personal Care Products Council In Response to USITC Report on the Importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

Council Statement: Statement by Beth Lange, PhD, Chief Scientist, Personal Care Products Council In Response to Consumer Reports' “Summer Survival Guide”

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