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Cosmetic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 869)

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Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions


  •  (1) Every manufacturer and importer shall provide the Minister with the following documents, at the latest 10 days after the manufacturer or importer first sells a cosmetic:

    • (a) a notification on a form obtained from the Minister and signed by the manufacturer or importer, as the case may be, or a person authorized on their behalf, advising whether they intend to continue sales of the cosmetic in Canada and including the information specified in subsection (2); and

    • (b) if the labels and inserts used in conjunction with the cosmetic require the information set out in any of sections 22 to 24, a copy or facsimile of the labels and inserts

  • (2) The following is the information required for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a):

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer that appears on the label of the cosmetic in accordance with section 20;

    • (b) the name under which the cosmetic is sold;

    • (c) the function of the cosmetic;

    • (d) a list of the cosmetic’s ingredients and, for each ingredient, either its exact concentration or the concentration range that includes the concentration of that ingredient, the latter of which may only be indicated by setting out either the applicable concentration range set out in column 1 of the table to this section or the number in column 2 that corresponds to the applicable concentration range set out in column 1;

    • (e) the form of the cosmetic;

    • (f) the name and address in Canada of the manufacturer, importer or distributor;

    • (g) if the cosmetic was not manufactured or formulated by the person whose name appears on the label, the name and address of the person who manufactured or formulated it; and

    • (h) the name and title of the person who signed the notification referred to in paragraph (1)(a).


    Column 1Column 2
    ItemConcentration rangeCorresponding number
    1More than 30 % up to 100 %1
    2More than 10 % but not more than 30 %2
    3More than 3 % but not more than 10 %3
    4More than 1 % but not more than 3 %4
    5More than 0.3 % but not more than 1 %5
    6More than 0.1 % but not more than 0.3 %6
    7More than 0 % but not more than 0.1 %7
  • SOR/2004-244, s. 21
  • SOR/2007-150, s. 3

 A manufacturer or importer who has provided the Minister with a notification under section 30 shall

  • (a) provide the Minister with a revised notification, together with any applicable revised document or information, within 10 days after the document or information becomes inaccurate; and

  • (b) promptly provide the Minister with any additional information respecting the notification that the Minister may request.

  • SOR/2004-244, s. 22

 [Repealed, SOR/2004-244, s. 22]


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