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COSMILE Europe: a European cosmetic ingredient database which helps European citizens easily find information on cosmetic ingredients

Cosmetics matter to people and play an important role in everyday life. Ingredients are the core of these products and people want to know more about them.

Cosmetics Europe is committed to providing ingredient information to European citizens in a simple and easily accessible way.

There’s a deluge of information on cosmetics on the internet. However, it can be difficult to know which sources are reliable.

In February 2023, Cosmetics Europe launched COSMILE Europe, a European cosmetic ingredient database that offers reliable, verified and scientifically supported information on almost 30,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Available in 14 languages, the database aims to help people understand why certain ingredients are in their cosmetic products, which properties they have and much more.

Cosmetics Europe also made available the COSMILE Europe app, a new entry point to access the information in the database. Available in 13 languages with more to come, the app offers several new ways to easily get information on cosmetic ingredients and track ingredients in cosmetic products that are of interest to the users or to which they have an allergy confirmed by a dermatologist.

Visit cosmileeurope.eu to search the database and/or download the app. 

You can also use the search bar below to directly search information on an individual cosmetic ingredient. 

If you are interested in learning the ways to incorporate the widget to your website and its conditions of use, please contact the technical developers of the widget, health&media GmbH, cosmile-widget@health-media.de

This Cosmetics Europe initiative has been developed in partnership with the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW), in collaboration with the French Federation for Beauty Companies (FEBEA) and with the technological development support of health&media GmbH.

The initiative benefits from the involvement of 18* Cosmetics Europe national association members. This includes translation of the database and website content into respective national language(s) and promotion of the initiative at the national level.

*The 18 Cosmetics Europe national association members involved in the project until now are:

  1. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry (FCIO)
  2. Association of Detergents and Cosmetics Producers and Importers of Serbia (KOZMODET)
  3. Belgian - Luxembourg Association for manufacturers and distributors of cosmetics, detergents, cleaning products, adhesives and sealants, biocides, related products and aerosol technology (DETIC)
  4. Bulgarian National Association Essential Oils, Perfumery and Cosmetics (BNAEOPC)
  5. Cosmetica Italia, the Italian Association of Cosmetics Industry
  6. Dutch Cosmetics Association (NCV)
  7. Finnish Cosmetic and Hygiene Industry Association (Kosmetiikka- ja hygieniateollisuus ry)
  8. German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW)
  9. Hungarian Cosmetic and Home Care Association (KOZMOS)
  10. Lithuanian Cosmetics and Household Chemicals Producers Association (LIKOCHEMA)
  11. Polish Association of Cosmetics and Detergent Industry (PACDI)
  12. Polish Union of Cosmetics Industry (Kosmetyczni)
  13. Romanian Union of Cosmetics and Detergent Manufacturers (RUCODEM)
  14. Spanish Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (STANPA)
  15. Swiss Cosmetics and Detergent Association (SKW)
  16. The French Federation for Beauty Companies (FEBEA)
  17. The Hellenic Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (PSVAK)
  18. UK Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA)
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