Consultation on proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients

From: Health Canada

Current status: Closed

Opened on October 14, 2020 and closed on December 12, 2020.

You are invited to comment on the proposal to update the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The proposal includes:

  • additions to the Hotlist
  • changes to the conditions for existing entries on the Hotlist
  • changes to include new substance identifiers or to make minor corrections to the Hotlist

The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist is one of the ways Health Canada informs Canadians about substances that when used in a cosmetic may result in the product:

  • contravening the Food and Drugs Act or the Cosmetic Regulations
  • being regulated as something other than a cosmetic

Proposed updates to the Hotlist are put forward as needed. These updates are based on evidence obtained by a review of:

  • recognized scientific journals
  • opinions and decisions made by national and international experts

We will respond to comments received during the consultation period before we publish the revised Hotlist. The final updated Hotlist will be posted on, and a notice will also be sent to the Cosmetics Mailing List and all notifiers who have previously submitted a cosmetic notification form.

How to participate

To participate in this consultation, please comment on the proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients. There are two ways you can provide your input:

This online engagement will be available to the general public and stakeholders for 60 days, between October 14, 2020 and December 12, 2020.

Who is the focus of this consultation

  • General Canadian Public
  • Interested stakeholders

Related information

Contact Us:

Hotlist Coordinator
Cosmetics Program
Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate
Health Canada
269 Laurier Avenue West
Address Locator: 4908A
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

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