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 Beth Lange, PhD, Chief Scientist Personal Care Products Council On The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ “Make Cosmetics without Cancer” Campaign 

New 2014 Quality Assurance Guidelines Now Available. Purchase and Download the PDF Today.

Joint Statement. Statement by the Personal Care Products Council and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on FDA Meeting to Discuss Science and Safety of Sunscreen Ingredients

Council StatementThe Personal Care Products Council on The Council of State Governments’ Acceptance of the Illinois Microbeads Law

Purchase the New International Regulatory Resource Manual: North and South America Regional Guide (PDF Download).

Joint News Release. FDA rule could end consumer access to antibacterial soaps

Council Statement. Statement by Farah Ahmed, Chair, Sunscreen Committee, Personal Care Products Council, in Response to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2014 Sunscreen Report

Council Statement. The Personal Care Products Council Statement on Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic and Personal Care Products

New 2014 15th Edition Dictionary and Handbook Now Available. Purchase Today.

Council Statement. Statement by President & CEO Lezlee Westine Personal Care Products Council on Negotiations with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regarding Cosmetics Legislation 

Council News Release. Industry Leaders Spotlight Innovation in the Global Marketplace at the Personal Care Products Council' s 120th Annual Meeting-- Newly Re-Elected Chairman Applauds Look Good Feel Better during their 25th Anniversary 

New Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Compendium Now Available. Purchase and Download the PDF Today.

Council launches new job board.

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.