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Buyers' Guide - Ingredient Suppliers
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Buyers' Guide - Ingredient Suppliers


The Buyers' Guide is an indispensable electronic resource featuring the most reliable listing of INCI names for cosmetic raw materials and their suppliers. It contains more than 22,000 ingredients listed by INCI name and identifies more than 3,000 ingredient suppliers from 100 countries. Available only as an online publication, every purchasing agent, formulator, cosmetic chemist and supplier will find this simple-to-use reference a must for quickly locating ingredients and global suppliers to the cosmetic and personal care products industry. Comprehensive information about cosmetic ingredients can be found in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. For additional sources and services related to the cosmetic and personal care products industry, (e.g. packaging suppliers, contract manufacturers, testing laboratories, consulting services, etc.), see the link for the Personal Care Suppliers' Directory located in the Quick Links Box of the Council's home page, www.personalcarecouncil.org.

INCI Names

International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI) names are uniform, systematic names internationally recognized to identify cosmetic ingredients. In the United States and many countries around the world, INCI names are referenced by regulation for ingredient labeling cosmetic products. INCI names are developed by the International Nomenclature Committee (INC) and published in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. INCI names are assigned by the INC through an electronic application process. To apply for an INCI name, please use INCI Application.  For additional informational information about INCI Names and the INCI application process, please consult INCI FAQs located on the Council's home page, www.personalcarecouncil.org, in the Quick Links Box. 

How to List Ingredients in the Buyers' Guide

Click on Supplier Listings at the top of the page to find out how to be listed in the Buyers' Guide.

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