Welcome To Cosmetics Alliance Canada

Who We Are

Cosmetics Alliance Canada is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

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What We Do

We act as the voice of the industry with government and media, representing our members on a wide range of issues and interests.

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Members

Our members include brand-owners, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and associates that provide products and services for the industry.

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View the most commonly asked questions about Cosmetics Alliance Canada, our members, and the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

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Industry News

ICH Q3D(R2) – Revision of Guideline for Elemental Impurities

This ICH guideline has been revised from R1 to R2 to provide guidance on how to develop an acceptable level for elemental impurities for drug products administered by other routes...

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Isobutane – Benzene Sources Update

Some of our members have had outreach in the past week regarding potential benzene contamination in aerosol products containing isobutane. This issue has resurfaced from the recent reports of recalled...

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Modification to the List of Certain Non-prescription Drugs for Distribution as Samples (List D)

Health Canada has officially updated List D: List of Certain Non-prescription Drugs for Distribution as Samples as of November 16, 2022. In August 2020, Health Canada published a Notice of...

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What Members are saying

Glad to know in a pandemic we can still keep our cosmetics business running smoothly with support from great partners like you.
Kimberly Norman Toxicology & Consumer Safety- Associate Research Fellow (Burt’s Bees)
All of this is thanks to Cosmetics Alliance of Canada. When we joined it really helped us to speak to the right individuals and guided us to the right direction.
Kash Mahmood CEO & Operations Manager (JW Cosmetics)
“Cosmetics Alliance is a very effective association with the right balance between political and scientific/technical expertise. It successfully defends members interests by bringing them together and speaking as one voice. It has earned its credibility with stakeholders by using common sense to consistently propose workable and science based solutions to our issues.”
Francois Roberge VP Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
“We have found Cosmetics Alliance to be extremely responsive and available to all the needs of our business. From experienced staff always ready to provide expert council, to meaningful industry connections and a wealth of resources, Cosmetics Alliance is a valuable partner for all who engage in the cosmetics industry. Thank you for your ongoing guidance and professionalism.”
Stacie Keenan Director of External Communications, Public Relations and Social Media
“Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd has been associated with Cosmetic Alliance Canada for 40 years. Historically, our relationship with the Alliance has always proven to be extremely beneficial, particularly with respect to their efforts in the regulatory field. Our company has participated with the Alliance on many different levels and we always feel that we get full value for the money we spend on our membership dues. Given the many changes and increased complexity of the regulatory area, our relationship with CA will become even more valuable in the years to come.”
Jeff Grigg Director, Operations
“Having been in the international beauty business including in the Canadian market for many years, I have come to appreciate the work that the CA does for our industry, Especially important is the work that is done on our behalf to help navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment including advocating on our behalf with the various stakeholders. The CAC fulfills many valuable roles for our industry and they have earned the support required to do the good work on our behalf.”
Jeff Wagstaff CEO
“Cosmetics Alliance is a great organization and provides good opportunities to network. It has really helped our company operate internationally.”
Manon Pilon VP Business Development, R&D Director
"I have been a member of the Association for over 14 years and have found the resources, networking and opportunity to participate in committees extremely helpful. The CA Canada team and the Regulatory team is very responsive and advocates on many fronts on behalf of members. The regulatory update meetings held twice a year are invaluable; information shared by government officials on topics of importance to the industry. “
Michele Richardson Regulatory Affairs, Environmental
“Cosmetics Alliance is a very effective association with the right balance between political and scientific/technical expertise. It successfully defends members interests by bringing them together and speaking as one voice. It has earned its credibility with stakeholders by using common sense to consistently propose workable and science based solutions to our issues."
Roger Sharpe Healthcare Strategy & Sales
“Despite advocacy for or against a specific regulation, CA has managed to keep open and meaningful relationships with Health Canada staff throughout the years. Twice yearly, CA manages to have 100% speakers from Health Canada during their workshops, which makes them extremely relevant for their members."
Linda Tibbits General Manager

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