Health Canada Cosmetic Notification Form

Our team of cosmetic experts can help to review your cosmetic ingredients, ensure no ingredients are listed on Health Canada’s ‘Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist’, and prepare and submit the ‘Cosmetic Notification Form’ to Health Canada!

Notification of Cosmetics

According to Section 30 of the Cosmetic Regulations, importers and manufacturers must have a cosmetic notification form submitted to Health Canada within 10 days after a cosmetic product is sold by them in Canada. Failing to do this may lead to dismissal of the product from entry into Canada or removal from sale.

Amendment and Resubmission of Cosmetic Notification Forms

If any changes that affect a Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) are made, resubmission of the Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) to Health Canada after an amendment is required, according to section 31 of the Cosmetic Regulations. Certain modifications may include:

  • Changes in cosmetic formulation
  • Changes of the product’s name
  • Discontinuation of sale
  • New company’s name and address
  • Contact information of the new company
Cosmetic Notification Form

How We Help in the Cosmetic Notification Form Process

Our team of Canadian Cosmetic Regulatory experts provide assistance in the online notification process, from preparing the Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) to submitting or resubmitting it to Health Canada. We also:

  • Review cosmetic ingredients
  • Check if the product contains any ingredients on the ‘Ingredient Hotlist’ (restricted or prohibited substances in cosmetics).
  • Prepare and submit your cosmetic notification form to Health Canada.
  • Make corrections if required and resubmit the Cosmetic Notification Form

We have the ability to provide notification services to all companies inside or outside of Canada to ensure their products are registered with Health Canada and ensure a smooth entrance to the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to Section 30 of the Cosmetic Regulations, importers and manufacturers must have a cosmetic notification form submitted to Health Canada within 10 days after a cosmetic product is sold by them in Canada. Failing to do this may lead to dismissal of the product from entry into Canada or removal from sale.

If any changes that affect a Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) are made, resubmission of the Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) to Health Canada is required, according to section 31 of the Cosmetic Regulations. Certain modifications may include:

  • Changes in cosmetic formulation
  • Changes of the product’s name
  • Discontinuation of sale
  • New company’s name and address
  • Contact information of the new company
  • Review cosmetic ingredients
  • Check if the product contains any ingredients on the ‘Ingredient Hotlist’ (restricted substances in cosmetics).
  • Prepare and submit your cosmetic notification form to Health Canada.
  • Make corrections if required and resubmit the Cosmetic Notification Form

A Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF)provides specific information on a cosmetic product to Health Canada which includes: the manufacturer’s, distributor’s, and formulators’ contact information, the function of the cosmetic product itself, as well as an exhaustive list of the ingredients in the product. 

In Canada, no pre-market approval is required to sell your cosmetic beauty products however, Health Canada will require that the products are notified by using the Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF).

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