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Cosmetics vs NHPS, what's the difference?

Did you know the EXACT SAME product could be categorized as either a cosmetic or an NHP?

There are several factors that determine which regulatory pathway to take, including ingredients, source of ingredients, amounts, and dose.

One key difference between cosmetics and NHPs is that cosmetic products can only make aesthetic claims, while NHPs can make functional claims.

Cosmetic products must notify Health Canada within 10 days of sale, while NHPs require pre-market approval that takes 60-210 days.

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