Welcome to the INCI Application Portal


INCI names are systematic names developed by the International Cosmetic Ingredient Nomenclature Committee (INC) to identify cosmetic ingredients. INCI names differ from chemical names and brand names and are created to provide the standard term for the declaration of an ingredient on a cosmetic product label.  An INCI Application is required for the assignment of an INCI name. Please note, effective January 1, 2024, the INCI application fee will be $1000.00 per application.

Before proceeding with an INCI Application, be sure to review the important information in the links below: 



and Registration Instructions

All users must register to access the INCI Application Portal.  Click "Sign In" and then "Register" to create a new account.  Existing users proceed by selecting Sign In.


For additional information about INCI nomenclature and various announcements regarding the INCI Program, visit the PCPC website, https://www.personalcarecouncil.org/resources/inci/.


To ensure proper communication throughout the application process please be sure that your email server accepts mail from inci@personalcarecouncil.org


INCI® is a registered trademark of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC).  PCPC owns and reserves all rights with respect to the “INCI” trademark. Any unauthorized use of the INCI mark, or any use of a mark that is confusingly similar to, or likely to cause confusion with, the INCI mark, would constitute infringement of PCPC's exclusive trademark rights.