ICMAD members obtain cost savings on auditing, regulatory compliance, training, testing and certification services from the newly launched NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) has partnered with NSF International to provide ICMAD members with exclusive cost savings on NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program auditing, training, regulatory compliance, and product testing and certification services. The partnership furthers ICMAD’s continuing efforts to offer its 650 member companies value-based solutions in preparing for cosmetic regulation changes and reforms in both the U.S. and EU.

Global public health organization NSF International’s new Cosmetics and Personal Care Program provides a comprehensive and science-based approach to product quality throughout the lifecycle. In addition to offering essential Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) auditing, training and regulatory compliance services, the program helps companies to substantiate label claims and to produce safer, greener or organic cosmetics and personal care products through product testing and certification.

“As NSF International enters its 70th year of business and ICMAD celebrates its 40th anniversary, our two organizations will work together to extend NSF’s scientific and technical expertise in testing, quality management systems, regulatory compliance and training to ICMAD members,” said Pam Busiek, ICMAD President & CEO. “These services will assist our members in achieving access to new export markets in addition to keeping pace with consumer demands for safer cosmetics and personal care products.”

"Both ICMAD and NSF International strive to provide cosmetic and personal care manufacturers and ingredient suppliers the quality and safety tools they need to succeed. As consumers seek safer cosmetics and personal care products and retailers work to meet this demand, NSF’s science-based and comprehensive approach to product quality will be a great value to ICMAD members seeking to go beyond compliance,” said Casey Coy, Manager of the NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program.

To learn more about the NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program, please contact Casey Coy at cosmetics@nsf.org or +1 734-904-2995.

Media Contact: To schedule an interview with an NSF cosmetic or personal care expert, contact Kelly Ingerly at media@nsf.org or +1 734-827-6850.

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF International’s Cosmetics and Personal Care Program provides auditing, ingredient and product testing and certification, and training and education for the cosmetic and personal care industries throughout the entire product lifecycle. NSF International developed the only accredited American National Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) and provides verification of cosmetic and personal care ingredients to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program.