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

Press Release: Industry Leaders Gather At 123rd Annual Meeting Of The Personal Care Products Council To Address Changing Landscape 

Council Statement: Statement by Lezlee Westine, President & CEO Personal Care Products Council Reiterating Support for Cosmetics Reform Legislation in the 115th Congress

Council Statement: Statement by the Personal Care Products Council In Response to FDA’s Draft Guidance on The Maximum Level for Lead in Cosmetic Lip Products and Externally Applied Cosmetics

Council Statement: Statement by Beth Jonas, PhD, Chief Scientist Personal Care Products Council In Response to Formaldehyde in Hair-Straightening Products

Council Statement: Statement by Linda Loretz, PhD, Chief Toxicologist Personal Care Products Council In Response to the Environmental Working Group’s New Skin Deep Report

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”