China’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

Which tests do your cosmetic products actually undergo in Chinese labs?

If you want to register and sell your cosmetic products in China, you have to make sure that your products are compliant with the Chinese cosmetic regulation and all the relevant cosmetic standards. One of the important requirements, which have to be included in the product registration file and submitted to the competent authority, are […]

Canadian Cosmetic Notification Form (CFN)

According to Canadian Cosmetic Regulations, all cosmetic products that are sold in Canada, must be notified to Health Canada. Canada defines a cosmetic as ‘’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.” In cases where […]

Cosmetic ingredient Hotlist

Health Canada maintains a Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist), which includes a list of ingredients, that are prohibited for use in cosmetics and a list of ingredients, that are restricted for use in cosmetics. Hotlist is a science-based administrative tool that is updated whenever new scientific data becomes available. In such cases, the safety assessment of […]

Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

Labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in the USA

Cosmetic products sold in the USA must comply with the labelling requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FP&L Act), and the regulations set out by the FDA under these two laws. The FD&C Act strictly prohibits the sale of adulterated or misbranded cosmetics. A […]

Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

What you need to know when making cosmetic claims in the USA

Cosmetic claims represent an important part of cosmetic product labelling. They are a great marketing tool as they persuade consumers into choosing a certain product from a sea of many similar products. Therefore, it is crucial that the beauty brands use claims that are honest, truthful, sufficiently substantiated and appropriate for cosmetic products. Different countries […]