Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association

Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association
Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (United States)
Formation 1894
Headquarters United States Washington, D.C
Membership Approx. 600 companies
President & CEO Mark Pollak
Key people John Bailey, VP

Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) was founded in 1894 as the Manufacturing Perfumers' Association and was renamed to the American Manufacturers of Toilet Articles (AMTA) in 1922;[1] in 1970 the association adopted the name Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association.[2] In November 2007, the name was changed to the Personal Care Products Council. Mark Pollak was named interim President in the wake of President Pam Bailey's resignation in December 2008.[3]


Company structure

The company has five main departments:[4]

  • Science Department: research and development.
  • Legislative Departments: state and federal lobbying.
  • International Department: communication, changes in cosmetic regulation and anti-counterfeiting.
  • Legal Department: takes appropriate against court decisions and regulatory agencies.
  • Public Affairs Department: monitors media and distributes information to the media.


California Safe Cosmetics Act

CTFA reportedly spent over $600,000 on lobbyists in Sacramento in the months before the vote on Senate Bill 484 (California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005) to attempt to prevent the bill from passing.[5][6]

Nanotechnology safety concerns

In 2006, Friends of the Earth and International Center for Technology Assessment filed a formal petition with the Food and Drug Administration for better monitoring and regulating of products containing harmful nanoparticles and stated they would sue if the FDA does not take adequate action in 180 days.[7] CTFA vice president spoke out against the petition and stated, "I don't think there's anything to worry about ... All of the safety questions have been answered [in previous studies]."[5]

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