Article by: Perry Romanowski

In the cosmetic industry, the compounds on the ingredient list are determined by the PCPC and published in a book called the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI).

The INCI Directory is a great free resource that lists fairly accurate information about the INCI. Here is a video which describes how to use it.

Note: This is not an official production of the PCPC so you should not use the information found in the INCI Directory without verifying it’s accuracy with the PCPC.


About the Author

Perry Romanowski

Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.

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