Our Mission is to represent, educate and foster the growth of entrepreneurial companies in the cosmetic and personal care business.

Membership is open to companies of all categories & sizes.

Founded in 1974 as a non-profit trade association to provide the broadest range of benefits and services to entrepreneurial companies in the cosmetics
and personal care industry.

IBA’s 600 members include brands, retailers, producers, and service providers, and together we elevate the entrepreneurial cosmetic and personal care industry.

Through membership, you will receive:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Networking
  • Export Services
  • Resources
  • Support

Let us connect you to some of the leading experts passionate about our mission and who will help you learn, grow your business, and find your place in this fascinating industry.

Want to learn more? Ask about membership and learn more by emailing info@independentbeauty.org or scheduling a video call.

  • Member Benefits
    IBA member benefits are designed to…
    Build Your Expertise

    Gain access to information and education that keeps you at the forefront of the issues directly affecting your business.

    • Publications
    • Email Alerts on Need-to-Know Industry Updates
    • Education Programming, Events, and Conferences
    • Online Resource Library


    Expand your Business

    IBA’s members have access to services that help you expand globally and save money.

    • Concierge Service – ask us anything
    • Certificates of Free Sale
    • GMP Certificate
    • Document Authentication
    • Discounts with Partners


    Grow Your Network

    IBA facilitates meaningful and productive connections between members that help them build their businesses and advance their careers.

    • Networking Events
    • Award Programs
    • Online Directory
    • Career Center
    • Online Community
    • Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
  • Membership Dues

    Pricing is for one year and is based on your company’s annual sales. You can add as many employees as you’d like to your membership account.


    Annual Net SalesAnnual Dues
    >$250 Million$9,995
    $100 Million to <$250 Million$5,995
    $25 Million to <$100 Million$3,995
    $10 Million to <$25 Million$3,095
    $5 Million to $9,999,999$2,495
    $1 Million to $4,999,999$1,995
    $500,000 to $999,999$895
    Less than $500,000$495

We love working with IBA.  The entire team from member services to committee leaders, to the export service office are all extremely responsive and helpful when we contact them for support.  We use the On-Demand Learning frequently, the Concierge service is wonderful, and the IBA portal is not complicated to navigate.  We highly recommend IBA to other companies looking for an industry association to join.  The Burt’s Bees family is very happy with the level of attention, expertise and support received by the IBA team.  They are a great partner to work with! ” 

-Dana Valencia, Burt's Bees