About Us


Cosmetics magazine is a trade beauty brand that has been established since 1972. With industry veteran and longtime publisher Jim Hicks at the helm, it hosts the annual Cosmetics Outstanding Achievement Awards (COSAs) and the Fragrance and Beauty Awards, and is committed to supporting and celebrating the work of Canada’s beauty advisors year round through its digital publications. It is now owned by the CCTFA and has an exciting new team, headed up by editor (and self-professed beauty addict) Alex Laws.

Cosmetics Alliance Canada

Cosmetics Alliance Canada (formerly the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry. Founded in 1928, we represent more than 150 member companies who manufacture, distribute, and supply personal care products marketed in Canada. These products are essential to living better, healthier lives and include everything from soap, shampoo, and toothpaste to moisturizer, lipstick, and sunscreen. As the makers of such a diverse range of products millions of consumers use every day, our members are committed to product safety, quality and innovation.