THE WHAT? Health Canada has launched a consultation on its proposal to mandate the disclosure of fragrance-based allergens on cosmetics labels, according to a report published by Lexology. The consultation is open to the industry, stakeholders, consumers and the public until April 22, 2023.
THE DETAILS Canada’s Cosmetic Regulations allow the use of the generic term ‘parfum’ in lieu of listing individual fragrance ingredients currently. The proposed changes would require the disclosure of contact fragrance allergens on either the label or the beauty brand’s website (depending on the size of the product).
THE WHY? The changes would aid those who are allergic or sensitive to fragrance ingredients to make safe and informed purchasing decisions.