Cosmetics Regulatory Services in Canada

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The cosmetics market in Canada is flourishing, owing to the increased cosmetic products’ consumption by teenagers and young people. Here, cosmetics are regulated by Health Canada (HC) under the Food and Drugs Act and Cosmetic Regulations Act.  Products are classified based on their representation, composition, proposed use, and level of action.  Identifying the correct usage criteria is crucial for product classification. It should also be noted that sunscreen lotions, toothpaste, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiperspirants, which exhibit therapeutic effects, are considered drugs by HC. Entering Canada’s cosmetics market poses challenges not only in terms of competition, but also in terms of its advanced regulations since it is a well-explored and established market.

Freyr, with a team of qualified Regulatory experts, provides cosmetics Regulatory services to HC, such as cosmetic classification, ingredient assessment, cosmetic claims review, based on HC cosmetic claims guidelines, cosmetic labelling review as per HC cosmetic labeling requirements, and Cosmetic Notification by submitting the HC Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF). Freyr also provides Regulatory Intelligence (RI) services and market information to help companies decide upon the correct Regulatory approach. Freyr offers post-approval assistance to ensure end-to-end cosmetic compliance.


Freyr Expertise

  • Product classification.
  • Formulation review.
  • HC cosmetic claims assessment.
  • Label review as per HC cosmetic labeling requirements.
  • Cosmetic Notification by submitting the HC CNF.
  • Regulatory Intelligence (RI) services.
  • Label translation in Canadian French.
  • Updating label text/cosmetic artwork support.
  • Go-to-market Regulatory support.
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory consultation


Regulatory support for cosmetic ingredient analysis.


Regulatory support for cosmetic caims.


Expertise in HC Cosmetic Notification through the submission of the CNF.


A qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all cosmetic categories such as skincare, haircare, baby care, oral care, beauty products, etc.


Support in region-specific Regulatory complexities.


An extensive partner network across the globe.


Interaction with the Health Authority (HA).


A structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the cosmetic products.