Learn What are the Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics

When you manufacture products that require a high level of accuracy and respect for health and hygiene standards during manufacturing such as cosmetics, you have to make sure that the personnel and procedures in place comply with a well defined quality standard. This is why at Dermolab Pharma, we strictly follow the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetics promoted by Health Canada and used internationally. In this article, we will discuss these practices in detail.


Safety and Quality Standards to Ensure That the Manufactured Products are Good

What are the Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics?

The Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetics aim that safety and quality requirements are adhered to during the manufacturing of these products. They are intended to ensure that the products are subject to control measures and effective risk management. They put forward manufacturing, testing, storage, handling and distribution standards without going into details regarding the ways that products are made.

Some Examples of Items Considered by the GMP

There are so many things to consider to prevent cosmetics contamination during production that it would be impossible to name them all in this article. However, here are some examples that illustrate the goals of GMP as mentioned on Health Canada’s website.

Building and Facilities

  • Building is adequate for the manufacture and storage of cosmetics.
  • Walls, floors, fixtures, ducts, pipes, lighting, ventilation, water supply, drainage, toilet facilities are adequate for the work and in good repair.
  • Building has adequate air supply quality.
  • Building has adequate pest control program to prevent attracting and harbouring pests.


  • Equipment used in processing is adequate, well maintained, and free from contamination.


  • Personnel have adequate education, training, experience and personal cleanliness.

Raw Materials

  • Raw materials are stored and handled to prevent contamination or alteration.
  • Materials are tested or examined to assure quality.


  • Manufacturing and control procedures are established and written instructions for procedures are maintained.

Laboratory Controls

  • Raw materials, samples and finished products are tested or examined to ensure they meet the defined standard.
  • Water supply is free from contamination.


  • Records are maintained for raw materials, manufacturing, finised products and distribution.


  • Labels on finished product contain the required information (including lot numbers).


  • Establishment maintains a consumer complaint file.


  • Products ahere to all regulatory requirements.
  • Products do not contain prohibited ingredients or substances.

This concludes this article on Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetics. As you can see, there are many things to consider in order to comply with these practices and at Dermolab Pharma, we are proud to manufacture the best products for our customers by ensuring, among other things, total compliance with GMP. If you want more information on how we can help you to make your cosmetics, do not hesitate to contact us.

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