The International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook (INC) has been in existence since the early 1970's. It has evolved into a global compendium for naming cosmetic ingredients for back label disclosure and referencing in technical journals.
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The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients , abbreviated INCI , is a system of names for waxes , oils , pigments , chemicals , and other ingredients of soaps , cosmetics , and the like, based on scientific names and other Latin and English words. [ 1 ] INCI names often differ greatly from systematic chemical nomenclature or from more common trivial names .