Independent Beauty Association (IBA) was founded in 1974 to empower the beauty and personal care industry for the betterment of consumers and our members. Our membership represents the entire beauty supply chain and offers equal benefit access to all our member firms.


Vision: to advance the beauty and personal care industry’s creation of safe, innovative, and responsible products for consumers worldwide. 

Mission: to empower the beauty and personal care industry for the betterment of consumers and our members by providing Education and Thought Leadership, Connection and Community, Advocacy and Industry Stewardship, and Tools and Services. 

 Our association takes a member-centered approach, creating a dynamic environment of expert resources and trade connections to facilitate our members’ growth. Representing a broad cross-section of the indie beauty industry including raw material and packaging suppliers, finished product manufacturers, brands, distributors, and retailers, our membership also includes beauty-industry providers of essential services such as legal, regulatory, export, and business advice. 

IBA also considers its legislative advocacy a top priority, so proposed legislation is based on sound science and proportionality, benefiting all our members from start-ups to well-established firms. IBA encourages members to take an active role in our advocacy work, and all members are continuously informed of the emerging laws and regulations that could impact their growth. 

Our staff includes veteran industry experts who offer personalized, concierge-level support to our members for support when needed. IBA goes the extra mile to help its members succeed. 

IBA membership benefits extend to every employee in the firm including Sourcing, Marketing, Finance, R&D, Packaging, Legal and Regulatory team members, all of whom will find much to gain from IBA’s educational programming, networking opportunities, and trade discounts. Learn more about all of IBA

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