Product Review and Registration – Canada (CNF)
A Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) must be filed with Health Canada for a cosmetic product within 10 days of that product being available for sale in Canada. Cosmetic notifications are subject to scrutiny if a label is reported or observed as non-compliant, but cosmetics are not technically licensed in a pre-market fashion.
Having a NHP Consulting expert review your cosmetic formula and marketing strategy against Health Canada’s criteria means you will identify restricted or prohibited ingredients and claims before attempting to enter the market.
We recommend having your cosmetic formula and marketing screened as early as possible in product development, preferably while reformulation or repositioning in the market may still be possible. The initial screening step is critical for a clear-cut CNF submission and unencumbered market entry.
NHP Consulting will screen your cosmetic product label and formula, highlight modifications to comply with Canadian requirements, submit a CNF on your behalf, and provide customized feedback and French translation of your product labels.