Member & Industry Resources

Member & Industry Resources

The Personal Care Products Council offers a variety of valuable products and services to its members, from ingredient dictionaries, technical guidelines and database services to webinars, conferences and certificates of free sale. These resources are designed to ensure that our members have access to the latest information in order to grow and prosper in a competitive marketplace.

First Quarter Member Briefing Slides

wINCI - Web Based Ingredient Dictionary

wINCI is an online version of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook. This product provides the most comprehensive listing of ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products. Use wINCI to access more than 22,600 International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI) labeling names for the United States, the European Union, and other countries. These are cross-referenced to more than 70,200 trade and technical names and 4,919 suppliers from 148 countries.

Member & Industry Resources

The Personal Care Products Council offers a wide variety of online tools and services to both members and non-members. These Web sites offer users access to invaluable electronic information collected and maintained by the Council. These resources are available to users 24-hours-a-day and provide a wealth of critical information to companies in the personal care products industry.



Webinars are Web-based seminars that are designed to provide personal care products industry professionals access to timely and relevant information on important topics. These webinars are designed to save you time and money by providing unique educational experiences in a cost effective manner.

What Do You Need To Attend?
1) a Computer with an Internet Connection
2) a Telephone
A. Banner
B. Upcoming Webinar Schedule
C. Contact information

Supplier Directory

Search industry suppliers and their websites

Standardized Raw Material Information Form (RMIF)

The RMIF was developed by the Personal Care Products Council Safety and Regulatory Toxicology Committee (SRTC) to help streamline and communicate useful information regarding the global regulatory, safety and physico-chemical properties of cosmetic ingredients. The form is intended to provide a uniform information base for raw materials which will facilitate communication between raw material suppliers and manufacturers. The form is being offered for guidance purposes only, and should not be construed as a legal standard.

International Cosmetic Legal & Regulatory Database

The Personal Care Products Council follows, identifies and obtains legal and regulatory documents from all over the world. These documents are translated into English, and added to the International Regulatory Database (IRDB). More than 80 countries are currently available and more countries and documents to be added (and updated) on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. Where available, the original language documents are also posted in pdf format. 

Certificates of Free Sale

For a fee, the Personal Care Products Council issues certificates of free sale (CFS) to Council members. These certificates are required by governments in a growing number of countries that need assurance that products exported from the United States to their countries are the same as products sold in the United States, presumably meeting all state and federal laws and regulations. Exports to these countries must be accompanied by a valid certificate, or the product will not be admitted. In the CFS, a Council official attests that to the best of his/her knowledge, certain cosmetic products are freely sold throughout the United States. The Council can quickly issue a CFS, helping to facilitate our members’ ability to do business in the international arena.

Certificates of Free Sale are available to Council members only. If you are a member, login to request a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS).

If you are not a member, join today to gain access to this and many other member benefits.

For more information on this program, contact the Certificates department at 202.331.1770.

Career Center

Personal Care Products Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.

New and Improved Job Board 

Faculty Positions


The Personal Care Products Council On-Line INFOBASE is a members only subscription database containing information on ingredient database, news and reports. The On-Line INFOBASE contains the International Cos­metic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook and cross references its contents with many ap­plicable regulations; such as EU Annexes, Canada Hot List, and California’s Proposition 65. In addition, On-Line includes CIR reports and status; safety information; suppliers; and more.

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