Related Links


Personal Care Products Council
Formerly CTFA, the Personal Care Products Council is the leading US trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry.

European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (COLIPA)
COLIPA promotes the interests of the industry throughout Europe. Contains detailed information about the EU Cosmetics Directive and alternatives to animal testing.

International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC)
Information about the role of the IFSCC – a worldwide federation dedicated to co-operation in cosmetic science.

American Cleaning Institute
Includes an overview of the history, chemistry and manufacturing of cleaning products, plus a range of consumer fact sheets.

Society of Cosmetic Scientists (UK)
Membership information. Useful for news of forthcoming lectures, events and exhibitions.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists (USA)
Information about the society including abstracts from their Journal of Cosmetic Science.

US Food and Drug Administration: Office of Cosmetics and Colors
Guidance for consumers and manufacturers. Detailed regulatory information and a range of fact-sheets dealing with topics from AHAs to weight loss products.

Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Selected Sites

Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
The purpose of the CIR is to review and assess the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics. The site has safety assessment updates and ingredient review priorities.

in-cosmetics brings together the world’s leading personal care ingredients suppliers, formulators, R&D and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of innovative cosmetics ingredients and technologies.

HBA Global
HBA is the only B2B event that provides the top personal care and beauty manufacturers with the entire spectrum of new ingredients, solutions, supplier resources as well as world-class education to help bring new products and innovate concepts to market.