Canadian Cosmetic Compliance Solutions

Get assistance with notifying Health Canada of your cosmetic products in Canada and become ready to sell! Quality Smart Solutions helps cosmetic companies adhere to the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations in Canada.
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Cosmetic Regulations and Cosmetic Label Compliance

Our Cosmetic Regulatory Experts can help to ensure your product ingredients follow INCI format and your labels meet the requirements and scope of a cosmetic as per the Cosmetic Regulations. Our French translator can help to make sure your label is bilingual, and includes both English and French text.   

In Canada, the Cosmetic Regulations are very important and you must comply with them in order for your business to succeed. The cosmetic market value is anticipated to generate an average of 1.82 billion U.S. dollars of revenue each year by 2026, which would be an increase of 57% within the next 4 years.

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Shams W.Pawel Amazing Grass

“We’ve worked with Andrew and the QSS team for 5 years and they’ve always been very knowledgeable and professional. They’re a tremendous partner to have when dealing with Health Canada compliance regulations and will always work with you to come up with the best solutions.”

Michael MT Consulting

I have been working with Andrew and his team at QSS for a couple of years now. I have clients from many different parts of the world and each situation requires expertise and focus, which I’m getting from QSS. I highly recommend Andrew and QSS to any perspective client who wants to “get it right” regarding Canadian and cross border compliance.

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    Why are the Cosmetic Regulations needed in Canada?

    All cosmetic products marketed in Canada must be made, packed, and kept under hygienic conditions, according to Health Canada’s Cosmetic Regulations. Regulatory agencies are always on the lookout for misbranded or contaminated goods, as well as unsuitable product packaging. Before marketing their cosmetic items, manufacturers or importers must do a safety evaluation. Businesses must inform Health Canada that they are selling cosmetics and give a list of the product’s contents.

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    Cosmetic Labelling Regulations

    Products must adhere to cosmetic labelling regulations i.e. Food and Drugs Act and Cosmetic Regulations in Canada.

    Safety Assessment

    Legal or regulatory tasks include product safety evaluation. To guarantee that only safe items reach customers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and others should undertake a safety assessment on their products.

    Non-Compliance Notice

    If Health Canada discovers information indicating that a cosmetic product is adulterated or misbranded, it can issue a non-compliance notice indicating the issues that need to be corrected.

    Mandatory Information

    Product identification in English (and French in Canada), net amount declaration in metric units, and the identity and location of business of the dealer are all required to appear on the label of a pre-packaged cosmetic.

    Turnkey Solutions for Canada Cosmetic Regulations

    Quality Smart Solutions is committed to helping cosmetic companies comply with cosmetic regulations in Canada. We will assist you with cosmetics registration, ingredient review, cosmetic notification, French translation and cosmetic packaging/labeling compliance.

    Solutions for Cosmetic Compliance In Canada

    Cosmetic Notifications: Our Canadian Cosmetic Regulatory experts can help review your cosmetic ingredients. Then they ensure the product does not contain any ingredients on the ‘Ingredient Hotlist’ (substances that may be prohibited or restricted in cosmetics). Once the review is done, we will assist you in preparing and submitting your cosmetic notification application to Health Canada.

    Cosmetic Label Compliance & French Translation: We make sure all your product ingredients follow the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) format and your label meets the requirements and scope of a cosmetic. We also have french translators with 25+ years of experience who ensure your label is bilingual and includes both English and French text.

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    Frequently Asked Questions - Canada Cosmetic Regulations

    Under the Food and Drugs Act, a cosmetic includes “any substance or mixture of substances, manufactured, sold or represented for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth and includes deodorants and perfumes.”
    Manufacturers and importers must notify Health Canada within 10 days after they first sell a cosmetic in Canada. Therefore, a Cosmetic Notification must be submitted to notify Health Canada of your cosmetic product. There is currently no fee associated with the cosmetic notification process.
    Cosmetic products can include: soaps, manicure products, adhesives for use on the body, moisturizers, tattoo inks, makeup products, tooth whiteners and cleansing wipes. Non-cosmetic products would be things such as: sunscreens, acne treatments, skin whiteners/lighteners, hand sanitizers, collagen/botox injections, insect repellants, oral supplements and contact lenses.
    Cosmetic claims must be non-therapeutic in nature (e.g. moisturizing, cleansing, beautifying, etc.) and they do not require prior authorization by the regulator. Therapeutic claims (e.g. modify body functions, prevent or treat disease) are only allowed on drugs or natural health products, not on cosmetic products.
    The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist) is an administrative tool that Health Canada uses to communicate to manufacturers and others that certain substances may be prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics.

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