Saturday, November 8, 2008Cosmetics glossary

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)

Le Personal Care Products Council, l'ex-CTFA

Personal Care Products Council is the new name of CTFA (Cosmetics, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association).

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The Personal Care Products Council is 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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