Many antiperspirants are now being regulated at cosmetics in Canada. Prior to this change, they were classified as OTC drugs as it was believed they hindered the natural passage of sweat, but this listing has been changed because the antiperspirant mode of action has been determined to be mechanical. A typical antiperspirant would now be regulated as a cosmetic as long as they follow the cosmetic non-therapeutic claims and ingredient guidelines.
Some examples of non-therapeutic claims would include protects against wetness or helps keep you dry. Antiperspirants that have ingredients, concentrations, or claims outside the acceptable cosmetic guideline may require pre-market approval to acquire a DIN or NPN.
If you would like to determine if your antiperspirant products meet the cosmetic regulations, please contact Focal Point Research. We hope that this information has been helpful to you. We are industry leading Drug and Cosmetic Regulatory Consultants that you can trust to provide current and updated information and help guide your company in the right direction.