Monthly archives for July, 2018

Amendments to Health Canada’s Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Amendments to Health Canada’s Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Health Canada has recently updated their Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist as of June 2018. This updated Hotlist has added pigment red 4, also known as Red 36 or CI 12085, to ...

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Plastic Particles Are More Prevalent in Your Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Than You Think

Plastic Particles Are More Prevalent in Your Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Than You Think

Plastic microbeads are either banned or becoming banned in over 10 jurisdictions worldwide. However, this doesn’t mean that our cosmetics and personal care products are entirely plastic-free. There are many ...

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Health Canada Intends to Propose Post-Market Amendments to Medical Devices

Health Canada Intends to Propose Post-Market Amendments to Medical Devices

Health Canada announced their plans to propose changes to strengthen the post-market surveillance and risk management of medical devices in Canada. This is part of the 5-year initiative on Health ...

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G7 Work to Reduce Plastic Waste through the Ocean Plastics Charter

G7 Work to Reduce Plastic Waste through the Ocean Plastics Charter

There were a lot of topics discussed in the G7 summit in Ottawa last month. One major topic of conversation was related to ocean pollution and this has resulted in ...

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EU now allows a new chemical in sunscreens

EU now allows a new chemical in sunscreens

Just last month, the European Commission adopted amendments to the Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 – also known as the Cosmetics Regulation regarding permissible sunscreens. The amendment is the addition of ...

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Innovations to Reduce Plastics In Cosmetic Products

Innovations to Reduce Plastics In Cosmetic Products

Plastics have been a prominent part of our daily lives; its durability and wide range of uses has made it a go-to material in a variety of our industries. The ...

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Canada: The regulation of nanoparticles in cosmetics & drugs

Canada: The regulation of nanoparticles in cosmetics & drugs

Nanoparticles are increasingly being used in a variety of products in Canada. This can be seen in “stain-free” clothes, as well as foods, cosmetics, sunscreens and many other personal care ...

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