Leadership of Cosmetics Sector in Animal-Free Science Showcased in Media – Story Reaches >1.5M readers

Cosmetics Alliance was recently showcased in the April publication of Global Heroes, a digital and print media outlet that focuses on positive stories and inspirational efforts of people and organizations who are diligently working towards practical solutions to global problems. The story, titled “Cosmetics Sector Leads World in Eliminating Animal Testing”, is about our industry’s Read More

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New International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) Aims to Advance Acceptance of Animal-free Science Worldwide – Canada’s Cosmetics Industry and Animal Protection Advocates Support Global Effort and Urge Government to Advance Cosmetics Animal Testing Ban in Canada

February 8, 2023, Toronto — A new global organization, the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS), has just been launched (press release HERE). ICCS will work to ensure animal-free methods are accepted and used by everyone involved in cosmetics safety testing and will support animal-free cosmetics and personal care product and ingredient innovation by funding Read More

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ENGO’s & Media Raise Alarm over Publication of Study Finding PFAS in Cosmetics, Coincides with Introduction of Bill to Ban in Congress

There was significant ENGO and media activity beginning June 15th following the publication of a study finding various levels of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in some of the 231 cosmetic products tested – of which 17 were from Canada.  Although some had a PFAS substance as an ingredient, the majority had only trace amounts Read More

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Cosmetics Alliance speaks to Global News about Counterfeit products

Global News Interview

  Last week, Cosmetics Alliance was contacted by Global News to provide advice and recommendations to the public on the growing risks associated with using counterfeit cosmetic products. Darren Praznik, President & CEO of Cosmetics Alliance Canada, spoke to Global last Thursday at our offices in Mississauga.  “Counterfeit products by definition are not regulated. They Read More

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Cosmetics Industry Supports the Introduction of Bill S-214 (Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act) in the House of Commons

  TORONTO, April 12, 2019 – Bill S-214 (Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act) was introduced today for first reading in the House of Commons by Conservative MP and Health Critic Marilyn Gladu. The private member’s bill, which was passed in the Senate after being introduced first in 2015, seeks to amend Canada’s Food & Drugs Act to Read More

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Cosmetics Alliance Canada Launch

On April 26, 2017, the CCTFA officially changed its name to COSMETICS ALLIANCE CANADA / L’ALLIANCE DE L’INDUSTRIE COSMÉTIQUE DU CANADA and launched our new mobile-friendly website which includes online event registration, membership renewal and payments, news blog, issue updates, live twitter feed, and more. To celebrate the launch, a reception was held in conjunction with our Spring Regulatory Read More

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Sunscreen Pilot Used to Promote Canada/U.S. Trade by Federal Minister

Canadian Federal Minster Scott Brison used the recently initiated Health Canada pilot for the importation of U.S. sunscreens as a leading example of the achievements in regulatory cooperation between Canada and the United States.   The Minister was heralding the benefits of Canada-U.S. regulatory cooperation in a keynote address at the Great Lakes Economic Forum Read More

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CCTFA Rebrands as Cosmetics Alliance Canada

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Update on Cosmetics Alliance Operations and Related Matters

Toronto, Ontario – April 26, 2017 – The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CCTFA), the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry, today announced the official launch of its rebranding to COSMETICS ALLIANCE CANADA / L’ALLIANCE DE L’INDUSTRIE COSMÉTIQUE DU CANADA and new mobile-friendly website ( The association began in Read More

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Darren Praznik Discusses “No Soap” on CBC’s The Current

The article entitled “No Soap for Seven Years” was recently published in the Toronto Star. Cosmetics Alliance Canada (formerly the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association) was contacted by CBC’s The Current to weigh in on the discussion about soap use. The live on-air panel included Jackie Hong, author of the Toronto Star article, Dr. Sandy Read More

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