Health Canada Formally Proposes Changes to Canadian Cosmetic Hotlist


Health Canada Formally Proposes Changes to Canadian Cosmetic Hotlist

On November 8, 2017, Health Canada formally opened consultation and issued a proposal to update the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. It should be noted that before this formal proposal was issued, Health Canada sent an e-mail correspondence to individuals signed up to their mailing list with proposed updates. There are some differences between the original proposal from July and the formal proposal.

By Bureau Veritas Technical Services 3 minute read

Below are the proposed changes to the Hotlist:

  • Adding restrictions on Pigment Red 4, limiting the concentration to 3% or less
  • Updating the current prohibitions on Chloramine T to include related compounds, for clarity
  • Expand current prohibitions on Oleandrin to include Nerium oleander, its extracts, and glycosides
  • Prohibiting the use of Methylisothiazolinone in leave-on products and reducing the maximum allowed concentration in rinse-off products to 0.0015%
  • If a product has Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, in combination, with Methylisothiazolinone, the total concentration shall not exceed 0.0015%
  • Adding new synonyms, CAS numbers, and other minor corrections

Comments can be e-mailed to: no later than January 7, 2018.

Link to the Consultation document:

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