The Personal Care Products Council’s bookstore is an important resource for information on safety assessments, regulatory changes, sustainability best practices and the most comprehensive listing of ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products, such as:
Sustainability Handbook: Practical Guidance Toward Best Practice (PDF download) — Practical guidance for advancing a company’s sustainability practice
International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook, 16th Edition — The most comprehensive listing of ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products. You may also be interested in subscribing separately to wINCI – Web Based Ingredient Dictionary.
Labeling Manual, 9th Edition — An in-depth look at U.S. regulations for labeling cosmetics, OTC drugs and professional products
Quality Metrics 2019 Benchmark Survey (PDF download) — An enlightening, informative and useful tool for your own company’s march to business success within a culture of quality
PCPC 2018 Quality Assurance Guidelines (PDF download) — A framework for establishing systems and procedures that are necessary to achieve a high level of product quality
PCPC 2014 Safety Evaluation Guidelines (PDF download) — Guidance on the use of pre-clinical and clinical safety testing for manufacturers of cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance products
PCPC 2021 Microbiology Guidelines (PDF download) — Guidance regarding best practices, as well as establishing and maintaining a microbiological quality program, for manufacturers
You can also order books using our Order Form (PDF).