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Transparency

The beauty industry is united in its commitment to promote greater transparency and disclosure around its products. PCPC member companies provide more product information than is required by law continuing to add more detailed ingredient information, as well as more content than ever before about ethical sourcing, safety and resource-efficient production. We understand that transparency creates trust, the bedrock of consumer relationships.

Working together with various parties along the supply chain, with respect for intellectual property and proprietary know-how, cosmetics and personal care products companies aim to provide product information that is accessible, reliable and easy to understand.

Everyone deserves the right to know what’s in their products. Not only do they have a right to know, they have a right to understand. By giving you more access to information from our companies, other consumers and even our critics, you can make informed choices about the best products for your lifestyle and your family. Learn more about our products and their ingredients at CosmeticsInfo.org.

Voluntary Fragrance Ingredient Disclosure
PCPC introduced a Voluntary Fragrance Ingredient Disclosure initiative in the U.S. and provides member companies with a “Voluntary Fragrance Ingredient Disclosure Guideline,” a framework for the voluntary disclosure of the presence of any of 26 internationally recognized contact allergens in cosmetics products in concentrations greater than 0.001% for leave-on products or 0.01% for rinse-off products.

Fragrance Ingredient Disclosure
PCPC’s Fragrance Formulators & Marketers Committee is working to develop mid- and long-term approaches for personal care and fine fragrance that respond to stakeholders’ interests in greater ingredient transparency, while addressing concerns for intellectual property protection and know-how. In addition, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has taken a series of voluntary steps to enhance transparency on ingredients used in fragrances supplied to consumer goods manufacturers, including the cosmetics and personal care products industry. The IFRA Transparency List sets out the ‘palette’ of ingredients used by its members, which represent around 80% of the global fragrance industry by production volume.

Retailer Engagement
PCPC’s Retailer Task Force serves as a forum for member companies to discuss the emergence of retailer chemical policies, as well as transparency mandates, product stewardship issues and hazardous waste management, and looks for opportunities for potential engagement. By recognizing that sound, science-based policies are good for everyone, we support collaboration with retailers to create programs that will give consumers more confidence in our products.