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.
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
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.