• Advocacy

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


  • Education

    Fostering business growth and success for ICMAD members.

    - Technical/Regulatory Forum

    - FDA Workshop

    - Webinar Series


  • Network

    A toolbox of networking events that connects you to opportunities.

    - Annual Meeting

    - Tradeshows
    - Networking Receptions


  • Resources

    Relevant technical and regulatory information delivered to you such as:

    - Webinars

    - Labeling Information

    - EU Guide


  • Marketing

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

    - Beauty Reference Guide

    - Indie Beauty Innovators Awards

    - Young Designers


  • Upcoming Events

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




Welcome to the ICMAD website. ICMAD is a non-profit trade association supporting creative, innovative companies from startups to established multinational businesses of all sizes.  ICMAD’s goal is to help our members succeed in the rapidly changing, highly competitive global cosmetics and personal care industry.  Since 1974, ICMAD has provided essential guidance and support through business tools, publications, education, networking opportunities, and key advocacy support.  We are proud to help our members foster the creativity and innovation that is the heart of the cosmetics and personal care industry.  Stay on top of the latest industry regulations, news and events with ICMAD online at www.icmad.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

  • 2020 Dallas Cosmetic Networking Reception | Come hear Dr. Robb's insights for new brands, entrepreneurs, and innovators on how to walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk in bringing a product to market, as well as selling the brand, and then doing it again.
  • 2020 Young Designers Awards Reception | Join us to celebrate ICMAD's 2020 Young Designers Awards We are proud to honor the next generation of industry designers. The winners will be announced and celebrated with industry leaders and experts. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of this dedicated networking event to connect with fellow packaging and cosmetics professionals
  • 2020 Cosmetic Technical Regulatory Forum | This 2-day forum provides updated information on topics that could have significant business impact. Presentations are focused on emerging legal, technical, legislative, and regulatory issues. Awareness of the upcoming changes in the sunscreen monograph or the re-emergence of another Federal Bill on cosmetics safety is critical for anticipation of business needs. In-depth workshops will focus on a variety of topics including the most potent challenges our industry faces in the U.S. and globally.
  • Industry Alert - BREXIT - click for download |

    With the UK is set to formally leave the EU on January 31, there are some key changes to be aware of for products exported to the EU and UK moving forward.  

  • Industry Alert - Public Meeting on Talc |

    FDA is holding a public meeting on testing methods for asbestos in talc and cosmetic products containing talc on February 4, 2020. Click here to learn more about the meeting and to register to attend in person or via live webcast.

  • Industry Alert - JAMA Clean Beauty Editorial - click for download |

    We wanted to advise our membership of a recent Editorial entitled 'Natural Does Not Mean Safe. The Dirt on Clean Beauty Products.' that appeared in the December JAMA Dermatology magazine. Please click to download the editorial and read our comments.  

  • Industry Alert - NEW VOC LIMITS - Click for download |

    CARB has proposed new VOC limits on certain cosmetic and personal care product categories.  Please download the Industry Alert and click the link in the pdf to take the survey about how these limits will impact your business.

  • California Air Resource Board (CARB) |

    California must reduce total volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 1-2 tons/day in the South Coast (by 2023) and 8-10/day statewide (by 2031).  In order to achieve this goal, CARB’s rulemaking process remains ongoing, with personal care products under consideration for imminent changes to close perceived loopholes....