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Cosmetic Broadcast Advertising

Our answers pertain to the following:
  • Broadcast advertising under the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations and,
  • Health Canada’s Guidelines for Cosmetic Advertising and Labelling Claims 
I just received a comment back from you for my cosmetic SPF foundation submission that says this product is actually a drug and needs to be sent in for drug review. I’m confused.
Can a facial cleanser make the claim "dissolves blackheads"?

ASC Disclaimer

Finally, there are a few important points to remember. First, ASC’s brief answers to your questions do not replace, and don’t carry the same weight as, ASC’s formal response to the advertising material you submit to us for approval. You must still submit advertisements for approval. To be safe, be sure to submit them to us before, not after, you’ve produced the advertising. Second, it’s not possible for ASC to provide totally comprehensive and all-inclusive answers to your questions. What you’ll read here are specific answers from us to your specific questions. Even a slight change in the facts could alter our response. And third, it should be understood that our answers to your questions are intended to provide nothing more than guidance. In the same vein, ASC disclaims liability for any errors, inconsistencies or omissions.