How does the INCI service work?
The COSMILE INCI database provides information on all ingredients that are used in cosmetic products in Europe – that is almost 30,000 substances. All ingredients must be indicated on the product packaging in the form of the so-called INCI names (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients).
The information contained in the database is updated regularly.
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS? AQUA? CI 77891?
Here’s how to search:
- Enter the search term as it is written on the packaging of the product, for example METHYLPARABEN.
- A first overview of hits appears. For more information, click on the respective ingredient.
- The trivial and/or chemical name or a description is displayed together with information about the functions of the respective substance as well as its occurrence in cosmetic products.
- In addition, in many cases, additional background information and information on safe use are provided.