The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel

Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) was established in 1976 by the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CTFA) with support of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Consumer Federation of America. Although funded by CTFA, CIR and the review process are independent from CTFA and the cosmetics industry. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an open, unbiased, and expert manner, and publishes the results in the open, peer-reviewed scientific literature.


The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA)

"The leading Canadian trade association for the personal care products industry. One of the Association's primary goals is to establish and maintain an optimum business environment that promotes Canadian industry's global competitiveness through freedom from unnecessary regulation."/

"L'Association canadienne des cosmétiques, produits de toilette et parfums (CCTFA), qui compte plus de 200 compagnies membres, est la principale association manufacturière canadienne de l'industrie des produits de soins personnels."


The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CFTA)

The leading trade association in the U.S. for products in the personal care industry.