Advocacy

Representing Cosmetic and Fragrance industry issues both locally and on Capitol Hill.

Education

Fostering business growth and success for ICMAD members.

- Tech Forum

- FDA Workshop
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Network

A toolbox of networking events that connect you to opportunities.

- 2012 Annual Meeting

- Receptions and Tradeshows

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Resources

Relevant technical and regulatory information delivered to you.

- Webinar

- Labeling and EU Guide  

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Marketing

Innovative marketing ideas, tools and resources to get you results.

- Showcase Magazine

- CITY Awards

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Events

ICMAD provides events to meet your industry need for knowlege. Check back often to see what we have planned.


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Cosmetic & personal care

Trade association for entrepreneurs

Welcome to the ICMAD website. ICMAD is a non profit trade association dedicated to providing programs and services to those creative, innovative cosmetic companies to help them succeed in the rapidly changing, highly competitive cosmetics and personal care industries.

EVENTS
  • FDA Cosmetic Regulations Workshop | ICMAD is delighted to host the FDA Cosmetic Regulations Workshop on Thursday, April 24 at the Yale Club in New York City. This is a unique opportunity for anyone working the beauty industry to question FDA officials and ICMAD's own experts about the regulations that govern the manufacture, distribution and marketing of their products.
  • Selling Cosmetics in Peru | ICMAD and the U.S. Commercial Service are partnering to offer a series of webinars on “A Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics Overseas.” Together, we have developed six webinars to introduce companies interested in selling to new international markets. Featured speakers will be U.S. Commercial Service in-country specialists to discuss the market and distribution channels, and experts from local government agencies or regulatory consultants to explain the registration processes in each country.
  • The Pathway to Compliance with Cosmetic GMP Guidelines | Learn what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending in its updated Guidance for Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices. You may be surprised at the suggestions. ICMAD has a new partner that can help your company learn what is needed to comply with these guidelines. NSF International, a global public healthorganization.
  • Selling Cosmetics in NAFTA Countries | ICMAD and the U.S. Commercial Service are partnering to offer a series of webinars on “A Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics Overseas.” Together, we have developed six webinars to introduce companies interested in selling to new international markets. Featured speakers will be U.S. Commercial Service in-country specialists to discuss the market and distribution channels, and experts from local government agencies or regulatory consultants to explain the registration processes in each country.
  • Selling Cosmetics in Panama | ICMAD and the U.S. Commercial Service are partnering to offer a series of webinars on “A Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics Overseas.” Together, we have developed six webinars to introduce companies interested in selling to new international markets. Featured speakers will be U.S. Commercial Service in-country specialists to discuss the market and distribution channels, and experts from local government agencies or regulatory consultants to explain the registration processes in each country.
  • Selling Cosmetics in Chile | ICMAD and the U.S. Commercial Service are partnering to offer a series of webinars on “A Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics Overseas.” Together, we have developed six webinars to introduce companies interested in selling to new international markets. Featured speakers will be U.S. Commercial Service in-country specialists to discuss the market and distribution channels, and experts from local government agencies or regulatory consultants to explain the registration processes in each country.
NEWS
  • ICMAD and PBA Respond to FDA Statement on Discontinuing Talks for Cosmetic Legislation |

    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors and the Professional Beauty Association are disappointed with the FDA’s letter advising that it had precipitously decided to discontinue negotiations with industry on legislation to modernize cosmetic legislation. Industry met in good faith for over a year with the FDA diligently working to reach a framework that would be the basis for a legislative initiative.

     

  • Regulatory Uniformity In U.S. Top Priority For ICMAD |

    Small-business trade group the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors will continue advocating in 2014 for uniform cosmetics regulations throughout the United States, CEO Pam Busiek said in a February 10, 2014 interview with “The Rose Sheet.” ICMAD cites collaboration with other industry trade associations as a highlight of 2013.

  • November 2013 Digest |

    Review the November 2013 issue of the Digest. (pdf)

  • December/January 2014 Digest |

    Review the December/January 2014 Digest. (Pdf)