The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is the voice of the cosmetic and personal care industry in the UK. Part of our role is to promote good working practice in industry to make sure that people are provided with the very best cosmetic products, including shampoos, hair dyes, moisturisers, antiperspirants, sunscreens, toothpastes and perfumery products.

Over the years we have steadily increased our focus on providing the public with information on the safety of and science behind cosmetics.

From concept to final product, each and every step in the development and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products involves many different scientific disciplines. This positions cosmetic and personal care products as ideal and recognisable examples of science in everyday life.

In the following pages you will find a summary of all the CTPA resources that are available to teachers for educational purposes and links to the most relevant material for the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE). We invite you to use them during your lessons.

The Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) Limited.
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Tel: 020 7491 8891