Monthly archives for May, 2015

Opinion: Why All Sunscreens Should be Regulated as Natural Health Products in Canada

In Canada, sunscreens are sold as either Drugs or Natural Health Products (NHPs). Sunscreens are considered NHPs if their active ingredients are either titanium or zinc oxide. All other sunscreens ...

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Join Rob at Cosmetics & Toiletries Scientific Summit

Join Rob and hundreds of thought leaders in cosmetic science at the historic University of Pennsylvania June 22-24, 2015. Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) Summit is an annual event presenting high-

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New U.S. Personal Care Products Safety Act

On April 20, 2015, the Personal Care Products Safety Act was introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins. This attempts to create a national standard for cosmetics and personal ...

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Polyethylene Microbeads in Canada

Microbeads are tiny spheres used for their ball-bearing effect which causes silky texture and easily spreadable.  They are utilized for their exfoliating and abrasive qualities. In the cosmetic and

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Vanessa’s Law

A landmark development in Canadian drug regulation is the new C-17 Bill, or commonly known as Vanessa’s Law. This bill amends the Food and Drugs Act established over 50 years ...

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Health Canada GMP Inspections

To increase Health Canada’s openness and transparency, they are boosting efforts to inspect more manufacturers and publicly disclose these inspections. The reports will include how many

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