Colipa Undergoes Name Change: Cosmetics Europe


BRUSSELS—The fifty-year-old European Cosmetics Association, formerly named Colipa, changed its name to Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association. Currently, Europe accounts for one-third of the global cosmetic market, with the European leg employing 1.7 million people either directly or indirectly, including about 17,000 scientists. Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association works with 18 multinational companies, 27 national associations and 4000 SMEs to ensure the industry provides European consumers with safe, innovative and effective products.

“The European cosmetics industry is a fundamental driver of innovation," said Fabio Franchina, president, Cosmetics Europe. “Our industry has responded effectively to new challenges in a globalised market. ‘Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association’ will continue to work with our member companies and associations to enable our industry to thrive and in order to maintain an effective dialogue with our stakeholders."

Director-general of Cosmetics Europe, Bertil Heerink, said: “The European cosmetics industry is the flagship of the cosmetics industry worldwide. This year our trade association celebrates half a century of working together for our industry. The change of name to ‘Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association’ reflects the importance of this dynamic industry globally."