What we do

Established in 2000, we work together to define and advocate the common interest of more than 100 cosmetic ingredients companies in Europe.

The Federation...


  • represents its members with public authorities, trade groups and private organisations inside and outside the European Union;

  • provides timely and comprehensive information on matters of relevance to the industry, such as international regulations and other important regulatory, legal, technical and scientific developments;

  • engages in communication activities to educate stakeholders and the public about the cosmetic ingredients sector;

  • defines and promotes common positions of the industry and coordinates the activities of members to protect and promote their collective interests;

  • facilitates dialogue between the industry and other interested parties, including regulators and politicians;

  • provides members with regular updates on European and international affairs in the cosmetic ingredients industry, meetings and other communication activities.

Position Papers...

... more Position Papers are available in the Members part of our website.


GMO

Information document on genetic modification in relation to cosmetic ingredients

Preservation

Understanding the Need for Preservation in Personal Care

Nanomaterials

Guidance Paper on Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

Impurities

Presence of impurities in cosmetic ingredients

Organization

EFfCI’s focus is to coordinate the activities of members to present a united voice of the cosmetic ingredients industry, and to provide members with comprehensive information on industry matters.

The responsibility for EFfCI’s activities is shared between four entities...


The Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the association. It consists of Directors representing the national member associations and the direct members.

  • The Direct Members Council (DMC) is composed of delegates from the direct members (one per company).

  • The General Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association and the working groups.

  • The EFfCI Working Groups are topic-driven teams of company experts working on issues such as regulatory affairs and product safety, ingredients of natural origin, international relations, and communication. Each working group is open to all interested members.

Association Members

National associations with corporate status representing the cosmetic ingredients manufacturing industry and the suppliers and service providers from Member States of the European Union.


  • AEIC

    ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE INGREDIENTES COSMÉTICOS
    Avenida Principe de Asturias, 43,
    08042 Barcelona, España

  • HCI

    HELVETIC ASSOCIATION FOR COSMETIC INGREDIENTS
    Via Arch. R. Tami 2,
    Casella Postale 18,
    CH – 6924 Sorengo (TI), Switzerland

  • ASPA INGRECOS

    ASPA INGRECOS
    14, avenue de la République
    Le Diamant A,
    92909 Paris la Defense, CEDEX (PUTEAUX), France

  • BACS

    THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CHEMICAL SPECIALITIES
    6th Floor, Dean Park House,
    Dean Park Crescent, Bournemouth,
    Dorset, BH1 1HP, United Kingdom

  • Federchimica / MAPIC

    Federchimica / MAPIC
    Via Giovanni da Procida 11
    20149 Milano (MI), Italy

  • TEGEWA / KosRo

    TEGEWA / KOSRO
    Mainzer Landstrasse 55
    D-60329 Frankfurt, Germany