Science & Safety

INCI

The Personal Care Products Council is committed to working with national governments, trade associations, and other organizations to ensure that the Dictionary provides the world community with accurate, transparent, and harmonized nomenclature. The widespread use and international recognition of INCI names can be attributed to the use of uniform, science-based ingredient names that minimize the language barriers that often hinder consumer understanding and international trade. The concept of uniform labeling names has received widespread support from raw material and finished product manufacturers, the scientific and medical community, and regulatory bodies in the United States and elsewhere. A key element of this acceptance is the establishment of a single ingredient labeling name for each material that promotes a common understanding throughout the world.