Labelling of Cosmetics – Consumer product safety
A cosmetic label contains information that helps consumers make informed choices about the products they use, how to safely use the product, and how to contact the manufacturer if questions arise.
To comply with these requirements, cosmetic labels must include:
- an ingredient list (using the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system)
- the identity of the product, in English and French
- a statement of net quantity in metric units of measurement
- the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor
- warnings or cautions, in English and French
- directions for safe use of the product, in English and French according to provincial requirements
Further information for industry and professionals about labelling requirements and cosmetic ingredients are listed below.
- Industry Guide to the labelling of cosmetics
Guidance document on labelling and packaging requirements for cosmetics.
- Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
List of substances that are restricted and prohibited in cosmetics.
- Guide to Cosmetic Ingredient Labelling
Overview of the INCI labelling requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act.
- Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients
Information for consumers who are interested in how cosmetics and their ingredients are regulated.
- Labelling Requirements for Cosmetics in Pressurized Containers
Summary of the labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in pressurized containers.
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