Friday, November 7, 2008Cosmetics glossary


Le CTFA, devenu le Personal Care Products Council

Acronym for: Cosmetics, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association.

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CTFA became the Personal Care Products Council in 2007. It's an organization of American cosmetics industries, equivalent to COLIPA in Europe and FEBEA in France.

Since  1973, it has regularly published a dictionnary of cosmetic ingredients (International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook). This work represents the most exhaustive compilation of information on the subject. The latest edition comprises more than 15,000 references …
The work of the CTFA was used as a basis for INCI ’s nomenclature, adopted by Europe, and intended to be recognized worldwide.

Personal Care Products Council also publishes a Website wherein it disseminates information on cosmetics and results of evaluations of ingredients.

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