nirāmaya products Health Canada Compliant
Any product that you place on your skin may be considered a cosmetic by Health Canada. There are a few exceptions (e.g., sunscreen is considered a natural health product). Health Canada defines a cosmetic as “any substance used to clean, improve or change the complexion, skin, hair, nails or teeth. Cosmetics include beauty preparations (make-up, perfume, skin cream, nail polish) and grooming aids (soap, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant).”
nirāmaya products are, by Health Canada definitions, cosmetics and are subject to the regulations laid out by Health Canada. These regulations require, among other things, that all cosmetics be registered with Health Canada via a Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF). The CNF requires that, at minimum, it be stated for each cosmetic, the name of the product, area of application, function and form of the product, the name and contact information of the manufacturer and/or distributor, and the product ingredients.
Completing a CNF is a little work. You are required to state the product ingredients according to the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) terminology. In addition, you must state the concentration of each ingredient in the product. The Health Canada website for submitting CNFs is very helpful in letting cosmetic manufacturers know if there are any scientific concerns or risks with using a particular ingredient at a given concentration.
All of nirāmaya’s products are compliant with Health Canada regulations to submit a CNF for each product that is, by definition, a cosmetic. Customers can feel comfortable and reassured that all ingredients used in nirāmaya’s products are safe to use. One of the great benefits of submitting CNFs for each product is that Health Canada will notify manufacturers if scientific research discovers concerns about a particular ingredient. This gives cosmetic manufacturers the opportunity to adjust product formulas to ensure their products continue to be safe to use.