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

wINCI – Web Based Ingredient Dictionary — A database subscription that replaces the hard cover International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook, 16th Edition

Labeling Manual, 9th Edition — An in-depth look at U.S. regulations for labeling cosmetics, OTC drugs and professional products

Quality Metrics 2022 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 2022 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 2024 Microbiology Guidelines (PDF download) — Guidance regarding best practices, as well as establishing and maintaining a microbiological quality program, for manufacturers