What we do

Established in 2000, EFfCI defines and advocates the collective interests of more than 100 member companies in Europe.
EFfCI

represents its members with public authorities, trade groups and private organizations inside and outside the European Union.

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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.

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EFfCI

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

EFfCI

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

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

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

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Position Papers

More Position Papers are available in the Members part of our website.
EFfCI Position Paper
GMO

Information document on genetic modification in relation to cosmetic ingredients

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Impurities

Presence of impurities in cosmetic ingredients

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INCI vs REACH

Cosmetic Ingredients – diverging descriptions INCI vs REACH

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Nanomaterials

Guidance Paper on Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

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Preservation

Understanding the Need for Preservation in Personal Care

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Phenoxyethanol

Confirming the Safety of the World’s most frequently used Cosmetic Preservative

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Multifunctional ingredients

The use of multifunctional ingredients to assist the preservation of cosmetic product

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Octocrylene

Benzophenone Accumulates over Time from the Degradation of Octocrylene in Commercial Sunscreen Products

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:

Board of Directors


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.

Direct Members Council


The Direct Members Council (DMC) is composed of delegates from the direct member companies.

General Secretariat


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

EFfCI 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.

Member Associations

National associations with corporate status representing the European cosmetic ingredients manufacturing industry and the suppliers and service providers.

AEIC

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

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
BACS Fifth Floor, The Exchange Station Parade,
Harrogate HG1 1TS, United Kingdom

Federchimica / MAPIC

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

HCI

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

TEGEWA / KosRo

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

Reasons to become a Member

Access the latest information on a wide range of topics of importance to cosmetic ingredients.
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Receive support and advice on specific issues affecting your business

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Contribute to the definition of industry positions for discussion with authorities and regulators - Make your voice heard

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Participate in our Working Groups to shape & develop EFfCI policy and best practice

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Suggest topics of importance to your business for EFfCI groups to work on

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Network with more than 100 leading companies in the cosmetic ingredients Industry

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Attend the annual conference to hear industry experts, regulators and market intelligence - registration is FREE for members