As people's living standard has been improved in 1970s in Japan, the safety of chemical substances in daily life and environmental pollution became social issues. The "Cosmetic Materials Council " was established in June 1974 with the guidance and cooperation of various government agencies, based on the belief that it was the social mission of cosmetic ingredient companies to respond to these issues.
In 1989, the Association was renamed the "Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association" to reflect its growing membership. Currently, the Association has its secretariat in the Tokyo metropolitan area, with the cooperation of about 150 member companies that sell and manufacture cosmetic raw materials, including overseas companies with business sites in Japan. Our activities aim at educating and addressing various issues related to cosmetic raw materials.
We will not only contribute to the cosmetics industry, which is becoming more and more internationalized but also contribute to the development of the industry through cooperation with overseas organizations and institutions with the cooperation of government agencies.
Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association
|June 1974||Founded as "Cosmetic Materials Council". Held the first general meeting and elected the Senior Ihei Matsumoto, president of Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. as Secretary General.|
|June 1984||Published the commemorative book titled "Ten Year History of Cosmetic Materials Council" for the Council's 10th anniversary.|
|June 1989||Renamed as "Japan Cosmetic Materials Association" at the 16th general meeting and elected Senzo Yazawa, president of Ina Trading Co., Ltd. as President, position newly established to replace Secretary General.|
|June 1989||Published the commemorative book titled "Fifteen Year History of Cosmetic Materials Council" for the Council's 15th anniversary.|
|June 1994||Elected Koichi Kimura, president of Kimura Sangyo Co., Ltd. as President at the 21st general meeting.|
|October 1997||Elected Nobuhiko Ikeda, president of Ikeda Corporation as President|
|June 2002||Elected Ihei Matsumoto, president of Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. as President at the 29th general meeting.|
|January 2003||Changed the English designation to "Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association"|
|May 2004||Published the commemorative book titled "Thirty Year History of Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association" for the Association's 30th anniversary.|
|May 2008||Elected Shigeru Sekine,president of Nikko Chemicals Co.,Ltd. as President at the 35th general meeting.|
|May 2011||Organized CITE Japan(Cosmetic Ingredients & Technology Exhibition) as Federation of Japanese Cosmetic Ingredients Associations(Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association・Kinki Cosmetic Materials Association)|
|May 2014||Elected Sadakatsu Kimura, president of Kimura Sangyo Co., Ltd. as President at the 41th general meeting.|
|June 2020||Elected Takahiko Ikeda, president of IKEDA CORPORATION as President at the 47th general meeting.|
|June 2022||Elected Shunsuke Matsumoto, president of Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. as President at the 49th general meeting.|