Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing cosmetics and personal care products companies and serving as the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues for the $499.6 billion global industry. PCPC’s 600 member companies represent more than 90% of the U.S. beauty industry and are some of the most beloved brands in beauty and personal care today. They manufacture, distribute and supply the vast majority of personal care products marketed in the U.S. and are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.
Four strategic priorities guide the association’s work on behalf of its members:
- Modernizing government policies
- Advocating for sound science
- Ensuring global access
- Maintaining consumer confidence
In 2020, PCPC updated its Economic and Social Contributions Report to provide insights into the collective work of member companies that supports the economy; contributes to social and environmental programs; and meets the needs of American families as these companies work to make communities better.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies. Learn more about our leadership team.
Industry's Economic & Social Impact
The Personal Care Products Council works with PwC to measure the economic and social impact of the personal care products industry, using the most recent government data available.