Cosmetic Products

Cosmetics are regulated by the Product Safety Programme section of Health Canada. Cosmetics require a cosmetic notification to be completed and sent to Health Canada within the first 10 days of sale. Please see the guidelines for cosmetic labeling in Canada. Ingredient lists need to meet the requirements of the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI). Health Canada keeps a Hot List of cosmetic ingredients that provide guidance on the levels acceptable in a given cosmetic product. A cosmetic product needs to be manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices.