• Check Process

Checking Process


Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients

Cosmetic Notification Form

Cosmetic Ingredient Labelling

Cosmetic Number

  • CN is a 7-digit unique identifier assigned by Health Canada.
    • Once the CNF is processed, a CN will be assigned and sent to the notifier via email.
  • Attached to its package

Guidance Document

  • Guidance Document
  • Sunscreen Monograph
    • Drug
      • Food and Drug Regulations
        • TPD – Therapeutic Products Directorate
    • Natural Health Products
      • Natural Health Product Regulations
        • NHPD – Natural Health Products Directorate
  • NNHPD – Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate
    • Old: NHPD – Natural Health Products Directorate
  • US Food and Drug Administration
    • Sunscreen Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use
      • Final Rule (2011)

Sunscreens as Natural Health Products

  • Table 1
    • Natural Health Products medicinal ingredients, source materials, and concentrations

Sunscreens as Drug

  • Table 2
    • Drug medicinal ingredients and concentration (monograph ingredients)

Drug product labelling

  • Food and Drugs Act and the Food and Drug Regulations
    • Detail examples
      • Brand name
      • Drug Identification Number
      • Lot #/expiry date
      • Storage conditions
      • Medicinal ingredient declaration
      • Non-medicinal ingredients
      • Proper or common name of the finished drug product
      • Name and address of the Canadian DIN owner or..
      • Flammability warning
      • Pressurized container warning
      • Net quantity declaration
  • Natural Health Product
    • Natural Health Product Regulations