Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Global
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Industry buzz

Canada adds new restrictions to the use of MI/MCI and prohibits prostaglandins in cosmetics

Health Canada recently made several changes to its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, which lists substances that are restricted or prohibited from use in cosmetics in the country.

Prostaglandins, their salts, derivatives and analogues were added as a prohibited ingredient in cosmetic products due to their presence on the Prescription Drug List and their sole therapeutic functions. Certain types of prostaglandins and analogues have been used in formulas for the treatment of hair loss or for eyelash enhancement.

Canadian authorities also amended several entries in the list of regulated substances:

  • Methylisothiazolinone / Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI), in combination. This entry was amended in order to add a new condition for MI/MCI when used in combination, as a prohibited substance in leave-on cosmetic products. The preservative can still be used in rinse-off products, to a maximum concentration of 0.0015% or 15 ppm.
  • Cyanoacrylate-based adhesives. This entry was amended in order to reflect the policy change in requirements for cyanoacrylate-based eyelash adhesives. Notifiers of cyanoacrylate-based adhesives for the application of false eyelashes will no longer be required to submit descriptions of their training methods and training materials to Health Canada upon notification. However, these materials should be kept on hand.
  • Peroxide and peroxide-generating compounds. In order to better reflect current use patterns for tooth whitening products, this entry was amended by updating the cautionary statements.
  • p-Phenylenediamine and its salts. This entry was amended in two ways:
    1. Addition of a maximum concentration limit of 3% after dilution with an oxidizer, and
    2. Addition of p-Phenylenediamine salts to the list of synonyms and related compounds.
© 2015 - Premium Beauty News - www.premiumbeautynews.com
latest news
Focus

MakeUp in NewYork will spot latest Asian beauty trends

Florence Bernardin, general Manager of Information & Inspiration, Asian cosmetics markets specialist will highlight latest Asian make-up and beauty trends at the very next edition of Makeup in NewYork to be held on September 12 and 13, 2018. Through trends and products, Florence will show how innovation is dynamic from this part (...)

read more
job opportunities
Experts’ views
Synthetic perfume ingredients - A justified backlash

Remi Pulverail
Synthetic perfume ingredients - A justified backlash

Everyone has been in a state of panic since early 2018! How come? There is a shortage of raw materials vital to the industry. The example of ISO-E SUPER is quite significant: almost all perfume formulas contain 20% to 40% of this hugely convenient ingredient (fine and functional perfumery). Tens of thousands of tonnes of this (...)

read more

Features

We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more and set cookies
close