The International Phytoessence and Phytotherapy Congress (IPPC) focus areas include phytocosmetics, phytotherapy and both culturally and ethically sustainable practices (i.e. benefit-sharing). The event is produced in partnership with national collaborators under the auspices of the International Society for Phytocosmetic Science (ISPS). The objective of the event is to provide an international forum for the effective and mutually beneficial exchanges of scientific and technical information on the plant-based ingredients and products such as cosmetics and those utilized in personal care and phytotherapy. IPPC-Argentina advocates exchange and creation of the scientific knowledge and its management while fully adhering to the highest ethical and cultural standards including no-harm sustainable practices.
The International Society for Phytoessence Science (ISPS) was established in 2013, and nowadays its membership comprises of scientists and industry experts from more than twenty-one countries. In 2014, ISPS started a peer-review, open-access online scientific journal and has been publishing abstract-books, and a number of manuscripts annually. The International Journal of Phytocosmetics and Natural Ingredients (IJPNI) and ISPS support participants at the Congress series, IPPC. The shared mission of the IJPNI, IPPC, and ISPS is to enhance the strength and efficacy of the global exchange and creation of the scientific knowledge and its management adhering to the highest level of ethical and cultural standards including no-harm sustainable practices. Implementation of objectives to achieve the mission is managed by the Board of Directors at the International PhytoEssence Consortium (IPEC).