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European Cosmetics Union Formed.

* Two professional associations representing their respective countries' cosmetics cosmetics, preparations externally applied to change or enhance the beauty of skin, hair, nails, lips, and eyes. The use of body paint for ornamental and religious purposes has been common among primitive peoples from prehistoric times (see body-marking).  industries, FPS/COVREC, in France, and TEGEWA/Sector Group, in Germany, have partnered to created EfCI, the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients Ingredients of cosmetic products are listed following International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Incredients (INCI). These INCI names often differ greatly from systematic chemical nomenclature or from more common trivial names. . Additional associations in other European countries, including Italy, Spain and the UK are also considering joining the union which is headquartered in France.

EfCI is the result of an European campaign conducted by the French Association for two years. Already 60 companies, representing 80-90% of their sector with total sales of nearly $600 million are involved in the association.

EfCI will partner with similar associations of the cosmetic cosmetic /cos·met·ic/ (koz-met´ik)
1. pertaining to cosmesis.

2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

 industry including COLIPA COLIPA European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association , the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association and the Japan Cosmetic Ingredient Association in improving the quality of cosmetic ingredients and contributing to the cosmetic consumer's safety. Jean-Pierre Barreerre of Indena, will serve as chairman and Thomas Saupe of BASF BASF Bar Association of San Francisco (since 1872; San Francisco, California)
BASF Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (German chemical products company)
BASF Builders Association of South Florida
 will serve as deputy chairman.
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Date:Nov 1, 2000
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