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Who is Who in the Cosmetic Industry

The FDA-Cosmetic Site
The official site of the U.S. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition: tells you everything about cosmetics including policies, programs, labeling, products & ingredients, international activities and links to other informative sites.

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act from 1997
List of adulterated and misbranded cosmetics in the USA.

Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
CIR thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an open, unbiased, and expert manner, and publishes the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

MedLine Plus for Cosmetics
Comprehensive database from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health covering news, dictionaries and articles about cosmetics.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists
US society of cosmetic chemists strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications and to promote research in cosmetic science and industry.

I.F.S.C.C. (The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists)
Worldwide federation dedicated to international cooperation in cosmetic science and technologies committed to advancing the knowledge of cosmetic science and to encouraging the dissemination of this knowledge through international meetings.

Canadian Soap and Detergent Association
Applicable basic requirements for notification of cosmetics in Canada.

Health Canada
Applicable basic requirements for notification of cosmetics in Canada.

ICMAD (Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors)
Leading US trade association for the personal care products industry.

Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association of the UK
Leading UK trade association for the personal care products industry.

Cosmetics Europe (former COLIPA)
The Personal Care Association for the European cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry.

Fragrance Foundation
International Trade Association of fragrance manufacturers

STEP Exhibitions (STEPEX)
Organization that promotes exhibitions and conferences and publishes magazines in the personal care and healthcare markets around the world.
Comprehensive directory of chemistry resources.