Welcome to Ivonne Sanchez Beauty. We are a Permanent Makeup and Beauty Salon, and as a Personal Service Setting we are governed by the Personal Settings Regulations of Ontario O.Reg 136/18. Below are links to the legislation and the best practices that we are obligated to follow to protect our clients and our workers.
Cosmetic Product Safety in Canada
The safety of our clients and our workforce is our top priority at Ivonne Sanchez Beauty. We adhere to all safety and regulatory protocols both as a Personal Service Setting and as an importer of Cosmetics or Medical Products.
Ivonne Sanchez Beauty actively engages the suppliers and manufacturers of our products, particularly where they originate from outside of Canada, to ensure that the ingredients of all products comply with Health Canada requirements. We routinely reach out to manufacturers requesting SDS ("Safety Data Sheets") and for Cosmetic Notification Forms.
Permanent Makeup Clinics and Beauty Salons now have access to a global store of products. Their origins and their ingredients are often overlooked, and unchecked. The Consumer Safety Directorate at Health Canada has implemented a self reporting process for all cosmetics sold and used in Canada. More information can be found on this requirement here. Any Canadian business that sells cosmetics or uses them in a client services is required to complete and submit a Cosmetic Notification Form to Health Canada within 10 days after they first sell a cosmetic in Canada. This requirement includes such products as soaps, artificial nail builders, adhesives, moisturizers, tinted moisturizers, tattoo inks, makeup products, and more.
The Cosmetic Notification Form process is not an approval process. Health Canada is very clear that this is an awareness process. The act of researching and submitting Cosmetic Notification Forms allows Health Canada to remain aware of what ingredients are in use by Canadians. This allows them to communicate with product users or sellers in the event that an ingredient or its concentration is unsafe, or is later deemed unsafe.
What is the FDA?
The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The agency does not have any jurisdiction in Canada. However Health Canada and the FDA have signed agreements where the FDA recognizes that Canadian Food Safety Systems are comparable to that of the United States. The FDA, however is not directly involved in making policy in Canada, specifically as it relates to import and manufacturing of cosmetics.
Even as a United States Federal Body the FDA does not have legal authority (even in the U.S.) to approve cosmetics or their ingredients. The FDA can however intervene if a product does not meet the legal requirement for safety, but only in the United States.
Testing, and self-reporting is left in the hands of manufacturers and importers.
Our Commitment to Cosmetic Safety
As an importer and purchaser of cosmetics, for sale and use in our business Ivonne Sanchez Beauty continuously monitors and reviews our products for safety. Our current policy prevents importing cosmetics from large-scale B2B foreign suppliers where the origin or contents of the products are questionable. Instead, we source our products directly from manufacturers. For manufacturers outside of Canada we have ongoing programs to ensure that they comply with Health Canada safety standards.
The Government of Canada routinely advises the public on safety matters and recalls in connection with many cosmetic and consumer products. Ivonne Sanchez Beauty strongly encourages its clients to monitor and subscribe to Recall and Safety Alerts available through the webpage here.
They're Doing It Right
The following brands are among those who have demonstrated to Ivonne Sanchez Beauty a commitment to qualify their products for use and sale in Canada, and who have expressed transparency and cooperation in keeping the safety of Canadians a top priority.