This program includes 5 topics:
1- Introduction to Cosmetics and definitions
This topic is designed to orient students to the Cosmetics types, legislations and guidelines within the corporate and regulatory context from Canadian perspectives.
2- Cosmetics Legislations in Canada including reporting of safety issues
This topic is designed to provide a framework for understanding the standards and regulations related to the cosmetics and registration. The course will start with a historical overview of such documents and emphasis will be on the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, and GMP. Additionally, safety related topics from the Food and Drugs Act will be discussed.
3- Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics
This topic covers the ICH-Q7 regarding the international guidelines applied to cosmetics production.
4- Classification of Products at the Cosmetic-Drug Interface
This topic is addressing the classification approach that applies to a broad range of products at the cosmetic-drug interface. It is recognized that at a minimum, these products are perceived to have cosmetic attributes such as cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth as per food and drugs act.
5- Cosmetics Registration
This topic will cover all of the steps involved in the registration of cosmetics in Canada.