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.


The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) is dedicated to educating beauty specialists and consumers by providing important information on everything from ingredient and product safety to environmental issues. It represents more than 150 member companies and produces educational tools such as the Beauty Specialist Certification Program (BSCP), which arms beauty professionals with current scientific and safety information.