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INCI – What’s in a Name?

May 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Interactive Training Session - Personal Care Product Ingredients and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
Thursday, May 27, 2021 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
INCI nomenclature and the INCI registration process are important for stakeholders in the cosmetics industry to understand before selecting ingredients at the product development stage.
This interactive training session (which includes activities and a quiz) will help you learn and understand:
o  The history of INCI
o  The Canadian cosmetic ingredient labelling requirements (refresher)
o  The International perspective
  • Canada (CUSMA)
  • European Union Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Coslng)
o  How an INCI name is designated
  • Application process
  • INCI conventions
  •  Publication
o  INCI name changes
  • Implications in China
o  wINCI and the InfoBase as resources
Each session includes exercises, a quiz and a Q&A session.
Training Certificates are issued for your records to each individual successfully completing the quiz.
Individual logins are required for each participant to obtain a training certificate.


About the Trainer

Joanne Nikitakis
Sr. Director of Cosmetic Chemistry- Personal Care Products Council
Joanne Nikitakis is a member of the science team at the Personal Care Products Council as the Sr. Director of Cosmetic Chemistry. In her role, she serves as the staff liaison for the Council’s Quality Assurance Committee and International Cosmetic Ingredient Nomenclature Committee, and provides technical support for activities associated with these Committees. For more than 25 years, Joanne has been involved with the development of the INCI nomenclature program and publication of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook in which she serves as principal editor. Joanne has also served as editor of the Council’s Quality Assurance Guidelines, and the Compendium of Cosmetic Ingredient Composition.
Ms. Nikitakis received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio.