ICMAD is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing programs and services to those creative, innovative cosmetic companies to help them succeed in the rapidly changing, highly competitive cosmetics and personal care industries.

ICMAD Mission: “To represent, educate and foster growth and profitability of entrepreneurial companies in the cosmetic and personal care industries worldwide”

Why Choose ICMAD?

ICMAD helps member companies grow their business in many ways:


Special Partnerships

  • Receive specialized insurance coverage for the cosmetics and personal care industry from ICMAD’s endorsed broker Cosmetic Insurance Services/Frenkel & Co.
  • Need an EU address for exporting products? Use ICMAD’s exclusive partner BIORIUS as your Responsible Person and EU regulatory consultant.
  • Learn about the latest marketing data from ICMAD’s new partner Kline & Company.
  • Gain attention through the Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards that honors industry innovation.



  • Attend the ICMAD Technical/ Regulatory Forum and the FDA Workshop (the biggest educational opportunities in the country).
  • Sign on to our new Webinar Series to learn about the hottest industry topics.


Business Assistance

  • Purchase Certificates of Free Sale. Don’t get stuck at customs without the right paperwork.
  • Authenticate required export documents for custom requirements.
  • Gain shipping discounts to tradeshows from Masterpiece International.
  • Sign up for shipping carrier discounts through Partnership.
  • Find car discounts through Budget and Avis.



  • Attend ICMAD receptions at tradeshows to meet with industry peers.
  • Connect with cosmetics and personal care with Call Me First, ICMAD’s membership directory.
  • Link to your peers through ICMAD’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
  • Sign on to www.icmad.org to see what is new in the industry.



  • ICMAD’s Digest newsletter contains detailed information on important industry issues.
  • ICMAD’s World Showcase brings attention to your organization on an international level.
  • ICMAD’s Labeling Guide and EU Guide help with complex regulatory needs.
  • Free six month listing on CosmeticIndex.com helps you increase brand awareness.
  • Free subscription to GCI Magazine.
  • Free subscription to Beauty Fashion.
  • A discount to the industries’ BIR Review.


What’s New?

  • An in-depth legislative/advocacy program to protect your business from untoward regulatory decisions.
  • An upcoming warehouse program.
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities, gain visibility through ICMAD’s growing programs.

To learn more about ICMAD and its events or to join please visit www.icmad.org