Cosmetic Compliance

Get assistance from Cosmetic Compliance experts and become ready to sell! Quality Smart Solutions helps cosmetic companies adhere to Food and Drugs Act in Canada and Food and Drug Administration in USA.

Cosmetic Regulations in Canada and USA

Any beauty product that is professionally made for use in cleansing, improving the complexion, skin, hair, or teeth falls under purview of cosmetic regulations. Common cosmetics are fragrance, skincare, hair, and manicure products. Compliance adherence from initial cosmetic product development stage to market execution is necessary as it ensures your products will be approved by the regulatory authorities. 

In Canada, the cosmetic market value is anticipated to reach around 15.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2021, which is an increase of almost three billion U.S. dollars from the last five years. When it comes to USA, the revenue generated by the Cosmetic Industry is 49.2 billion US dollars. It is the most valuable beauty and personal care market in the world. 

Cosmetic Regulations in Canada and USA

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Proven Expertise. Companies who have Trusted Us to Meet Canada and USA Cosmetic Products Regulations

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.

Donal Gauvreau Sapro

I've used QSS services for many years now and they always deliver a very professional service. Everyone on the team is great to work with and the always come up with great solutions for your needs at a great price!

Why the Need for Cosmetic Regulations?

Health Canada and FDA require all cosmetic products sold in Canada and USA to be manufactured, packaged, and stored under hygienic conditions. Regulatory authorities are always monitoring misbranded or adulterated commodities, or inappropriate product packaging. Manufacturers or importers are required to carry a safety assessment before marketing their cosmetic products. According to Health Canada, businesses must notify the regulatory authorities that they are selling cosmetics and must provide a list of the product’s ingredients.

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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 and FD&C Act and FP&L Act in USA.

Product Location Inspection

Regulatory authorities inspect locations where cosmetics are manufactured or stored, and any advertising or labelling material related to a product.

Safety Assessment

Product safety assessment is encoded in legal or regulatory responsibilities. Manufacturers, importers, distributors or others must conduct a Safety Assessment of their products to ensure only safe products reach consumers.

Warning Letter

Health Canada and FDA can issue a warning letter and take legal action against a cosmetic product on the market if they find information showing that the product is adulterated or misbranded.

Mandatory Information

Information that must appear on the label of a pre-packaged cosmetic include product identification in English (and French in Canada), product's net quantity declaration in metric units, and identity and location of business of the dealer.

Turnkey Solutions for Canada and USA Cosmetic Regulations

Quality Smart Solutions is committed to helping cosmetic companies comply with cosmetic regulations Canada and USA. We will assist you in cosmetics registration, claim substantiation, notification, French translation, product packaging, and cosmetic labelling regulations.

Cosmetic Regulations In Canada

Solutions for Cosmetic Regulations In Canada

Cosmetic Notification :
Our Canada Cosmetic Regulatory experts review cosmetic ingredients, then 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.

Solutions for USA Cosmetic Regulations

Cosmetic Label Compliance :

Our USA Cosmetic Compliance Solutions comprise two tiers of services. In the first tier, the team will help you by reviewing your artwork and giving suggestions.  In the second tier, we design a conversion solution whereby our graphic designer will help you prepare a fully compliant, print-ready art file. However, you need to provide us with the images, logo, and text.

USA Cosmetic Regulations

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