As the cosmetic ingredients sector faces increasing societal and regulatory challenges, ASPA-INGRECOS, the French association of manufacturers and distributors of surfactants and cosmetic ingredients, has decided to merge these two activities into a new entity entirely dedicated to cosmetic ingredients. A simplification which better reflects its activities and which will allow better identification by the various stakeholders in the sector. As a sign of this refocusing, the association changes its name to INGRECOS.
Created in 1945, the association initially brought together surfactant producers under the name ASPA. It then expanded with a branch dedicated to cosmetic ingredients: texture agents, active ingredients of natural or synthetic origin, pigments, preservatives, UV filters, etc. In 2011, it became ASPA-INGRECOS.
While its activity is increasingly focused on cosmetic ingredients, subject to increasing regulatory and societal pressure, the association has just decided to merge its two branches to refocus its expertise on cosmetic ingredients alone: ASPA-INGRECOS becomes INGRECOS. It is the French branch of EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) which represents more than 140 member companies.