Welcome to INCIpedia, our continuously updated web-based compendium of information related to INCI names and regulatory information. INCIpedia features the subscription-based databases described below. Click here to listen to a presentation explaining the robust features of wINCI, InfoBase and International Regulatory Database (IRDB).
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wINCI is the online version of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook previously published in print. Available to both PCPC members and non-members, this database is the definitive resource for INCI names, providing the most comprehensive listing of ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products. More than 29,000 INCI names are detailed in wINCI, with related technical information, such as chemical synonyms and chemical structures; CAS and EC numbers; ingredient functions and reported product usage; regulatory and compendial references; commercial tradenames and related suppliers; and Chinese, Korean and Japanese translations.
InfoBase is PCPC’s members-only premier resource providing access to major data collections on ingredients and technical reports, as well as current news. It features wINCI and cross-references its contents with many applicable regulations, such as EU Annexes, Canada Hot List and California’s Proposition 65. In addition, InfoBase includes Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) reports and status. Some of these lists include all chemicals on the list. Others include only the chemicals listed in wINCI. Introductory material for each list specifies the extent of coverage.
IRDB includes access to global regulatory documents and ingredient restrictions for the cosmetics and personal care products industry. Nine regions, and more than 90 countries, 1000 documents, and 160,000 ingredient records are currently available. IRDB will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. This annual subscription is available exclusively to PCPC members.
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The Government access area provides a searchable field for information on the official INCI names. It features the following fields of information: INCI names, MonoIDs, and monographs containing definitions, structures, CAS and EC numbers (where available), sources, chemical classes, reported ingredient functions, product categories, and links to the safety evaluations conducted by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, an independent program with a panel of world-class experts in medicine and science that is charged with evaluating all of the available data on the use of cosmetic ingredients and determining if that data demonstrate the safe use of an ingredient in cosmetic products.
This public access area features INCI names, technical synonyms and related CAS or EC numbers (where available), and links to the safety evaluations conducted by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, an independent program with a panel of world-class experts in medicine and science that is charged with evaluating all of the available data on the use of cosmetic ingredients and determining if that data demonstrate the safe use of an ingredient in cosmetic products. Non-subscribers must create credentials and “Sign In” for access to the Public area.