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Welcome to INCIpedia, our continuously updated web-based compendium of information related to INCI names.  INCIpedia includes the subscription-based databases described below, and it also features a new area for non-subscribers.  By selecting "Public" on the menu bar above, non-subscribers can search INCI names and technical synonyms for ingredients, and gain access to links for safety reports on cosmetic ingredients published by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review.  Regulatory authorities also have special access to INCI data by selecting "Government" on the menu bar.  Please peruse the valuable information provided under Resources and INCI Announcements, and be sure to check back here often for new information posted for our users.  As we strive to serve you better, please reach out and let us know how we can expand our offerings.

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wINCI (Ingredient Dictionary) 

wINCI is the online version of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook previously published in print. Available to both PCPC members and non-members, this database is the definitive resource for INCI names, providing the most comprehensive listing of ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products. More than 29,000 INCI names are detailed in wINCI, with related technical information, such as chemical synonyms and chemical structures; CAS and EC numbers; ingredient functions and reported product usage; regulatory and compendial references; commercial tradenames and related suppliers; and Chinese, Korean and Japanese translations.


InfoBase is PCPC’s members-only premier resource providing access to major data collections on ingredients and technical reports, as well as current news. It features wINCI and cross-references its contents with many applicable regulations, such as EU Annexes, Canada Hot List and California’s Proposition 65. In addition, InfoBase includes Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) reports and status. Some of these lists include all chemicals on the list. Others include only the chemicals listed in wINCI. Introductory material for each list specifies the extent of coverage.

International Regulatory Database (IRDB)

Access up-to-date cosmetics and personal care products regulations, basic health laws and government information for more than 60 countries around the world through IRDB. IRDB includes an ingredient database that allows users to compare ingredient restrictions and use requirements. This annual subscription is available exclusively to PCPC members.

INCI Application Portal

Applications for INCI names are managed through the INCI Application Portal.

Buyers' Guide

Currently under construction, the Buyers’ Guide is a cross-reference tool of INCI names and related suppliers.