Canada Cosmetic Regulations Compliance Solutions

Get assistance with Canada's Cosmetic Regulations and become ready to sell! Quality Smart Solutions helps cosmetic companies adhere to the Food and Drugs Act in Canada.

Cosmetic Regulations Canada

Get assistance from our Cosmetic Regulatory Experts to ensure your product ingredients follow INCI format and your labels meet the requirements and scope of a cosmetic including correct nomenclature. Also, get help from our French translators to make sure your label remains bilingual, in both English and French.   

In Canada, Cosmetic Regulations are very important to understand to prevent issues for your business. 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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    Why the Need for Canada Cosmetic Regulations?

    All cosmetic products marketed in Canada must be made, packed, and kept under hygienic conditions, according to Health Canada 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, according to the Health Canada Cosmetic Regulations. 

    Cosmetic Labelling Regulations

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

    Product Location Inspection

    Cosmetic manufacturing and storage facilities, as well as any advertising or labeling material connected to a product, are inspected by regulatory agencies.

    Safety Assessment

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

    Warning Letter

    If Health Canada discovers information indicating that a cosmetic product is adulterated or misbranded, it can issue a warning letter and pursue legal action against it.

    Mandatory Information

    Product identification in English (and French in Canada), product 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 in Canada cosmetics registration, claim substantiation, notification, French translation, product packaging, and cosmetic labeling regulations.

    Solutions for Cosmetic Regulations In Canada

    Cosmetic Notifications: Our Canadian Cosmetic Regulatory experts review 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 including correct nomenclature. We also have french translators with 25+ years of experience who ensure your label remains bilingual, in both English and French.

    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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