Contributor Profile

Joanne Nikitakis

Job TitleDirector of Cosmetic Chemistry

Company NamePersonal Care Products Council


Joanne Nikitakis is a member of the science team at the Personal Care Products Council as the Director of Cosmetic Chemistry.  In her role, she serves as the staff liaison for the Council’s Quality Assurance Committee and International Cosmetic Ingredient Nomenclature Committee, and provides technical support for activities associated with these Committees.

For more than 25 years, Joanne has been involved with the development of the INCI nomenclature program and publication of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook in which she serves as principal editor.  Joanne has also served as editor of the Council’s Quality Assurance Guidelines, and the Compendium of Cosmetic Ingredient Composition.

Ms. Nikitakis received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Conference Sessions

  • INCI Nomenclature: the purpose and the process

    Wednesday16:00 - 16:4523 Oct 2019
    Technical Seminars Theater

    INCI stands for International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients and is a globally recognized nomenclature system for ingredients used in cosmetic products aroun...

    • Language: English

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