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    Health Canada pulls 2 sunscreen products from Goop's 1st Canadian store

    Loophole allows Canadians to buy same unapproved products online

    Katie Nicholson, Madeline McNair ∑ CBC News ∑ Posted: Jun 08, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago



    When Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in Canada on Friday, federal health inspectors were among the first to file in through the door. After the inspection, Goop voluntarily removed two products that weren't approved for sale in Canada from store shelves. (Getty Images for Goop)203
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    When American actress Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop lifestyle and wellness business opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in Canada on Friday, federal health inspectors were among the first to file in through the door. As a result, two of its beauty products were pulled from shelves.

    Inspectors visited the Toronto store and identified two Beautycounter brand sunscreen products ó which the company says use "natural ingredients" and no "questionable chemicals" ó that were not approved for sale in Canada, Health Canada said in a statement to CBC News.

    Goop, which voluntarily removed the products from the shelf, has not yet responded to a request for comment, but on its website says it follows a set of "good manufacturing practices," "thoroughly substantiates" the claims it makes and requires heavy metal testing on products.

    Goop started in 2008 as a lifestyle advice newsletter written by Paltrow, who has starred in Hollywood hits such as Shakespeare in Love, Iron Man, the Avengers series and The Talented Mr. Ripley. It has since grown into a multimillion-dollar business selling products and advice related to beauty, wellness, food, travel and even fashion.

    Under Health Canada regulations, in order to be legally sold in Canada, all natural health products must undergo testing to make sure they don't contain any harmful ingredients or anything that's not on the label. Once approved, those products are assigned a Natural Health Number, which appears on the label.

    Health Canada's rules on sunscreen say products cannot be called "sunblock" because nothing completely blocks the sun.
    But, while the rules for selling natural health products are very strict for storefronts, they are significantly more lax when it comes to online sales.

    Thanks to a loophole in Health Canada regulations, Goop can sell the same natural health products that aren't permitted for sale in its shop on its website.

    CBC News successfully ordered two product lines from Goop.com that are not licensed for sale in Canada. According to Health Canada, consumers can purchase unapproved natural health products online and ship to Canada as long as they are for personal use.


    Consumers can purchase unapproved natural health products online and ship to Canada so long as they are for personal use. And that worries Dr. Jen Gunter, an outspoken critic of Goop and natural health products that make unsubstantiated health claims. (Aizick Grimman/CBC)

    Health Canada needs to do more, doctor says

    That worries Dr. Jen Gunter, a Winnipeg-born, U.S.-based obstetrician-gynecologist who has been outspoken critic of Goop's unsubstantiated claims about its natural health products.
    "Many studies also tell us that these products don't always contain what they say. Sometimes, they are adulterated," Gunter said.
    Gunter warns Canadians who buy unapproved natural health products may be taking an unnecessary risk.




    "Maybe they contain an antidepressant or they contain something that could interact with a medication that you're on, and you could have a drug reaction," Gunter said.
    "Some of these things also could interfere with your medication, and maybe you're on a drug for epilepsy, and maybe it's gonna make that less effective. Maybe you could have a seizure."
    Gunter says Health Canada needs to do more when it comes to monitoring online sales of natural health products.





    "I think Health Canada should be stepping up. If protecting Canadians matters, then it should matter for all the potential sources that people could be exposed to these products."
    Health Canada did not respond to CBC News's questions about the loophole.


    Thanks to a loophole in Health Canada regulations, Goop can sell the same natural health products that aren't permitted for sale in its Toronto shop on its ecommerce website. (Katie Nicholson/CBC)
    'A little alarming'

    At Goop's Toronto store, some shoppers were surprised to learn of the loophole.
    "I assumed everything had an approval process," said Rita Leifhebber. "That's a little alarming. But I guess it's up to the consumer to protect themselves."

    Candace Zwicker said she shops a lot online and didn't know products were subject to different rules in store.
    "So knowing that now, I would not shop it online," Zwicker said. "There should definitely be regulations on that."
    Her mother Gloria Zwicker agreed.

    "I would not want to buy anything online and feel safer buying if I am buying it here in the store, and it did go through Canadian eyes."





    Since January 2015, Health Canada has approved 34,443 natural health products for sale in Canada. Even after a health product is approved for sale, the agency follows up with product testing to make sure it is safe. But not every health product meets the grade.
    Since 2004, Health Canada says roughly 1,900 natural health products are rejected for sale in Canada every year.

    The agency doesn't just regulate natural health products; it has also fielded more than 300 complaints about how those products are marketed since 2014.


    Candace Zwicker, left and her mother Gloria are big fans of Goop, and they were surprised to learn of this online loophole. (Aizick Grimman/CBC)
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    I would never buy shit from that twat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    I would never buy shit from that twat.
    And lord knows what's been in her twat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    I would never buy shit from that twat.
    This made me lolz! I read it thinking that biology wouldn’t allow this unless you’re really screwed!!!


    So are Health Canada testing for unicorn sparkle and fairy dust???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    And lord knows what's been in her twat.
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    $50 for this? She's selling satin sleep bonnets for $65, you can get bonnets at Dollar Tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShimmeringGlow View Post
    $50 for this? She's selling satin sleep bonnets for $65, you can get bonnets at Dollar Tree.


    .... but this is a Goop sleep mask, it’s probably inbubbed with all kinds of unicorn spunk....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    I would never buy shit from that twat.
    That's some great advice right there: never buy shit from a twat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    .... but this is a Goop sleep mask, it’s probably inbubbed with all kinds of unicorn spunk....
    Not to mention you can get them free on an airplane and from other places. I must start a store.
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    Why would you ever buy american sunscreen in Canada anyway? The reason itís not allowed is probably the same reason american sunscreen canít be sold in Canada or Europe - the USí standards for sunscreen are a lot more relaxed and for some fucked up and probably protectionist reason the FDA hasnít authorised some sunscreen ingredients that are more effective than the ones sold in the US. When I told my dermatologist I go to Canada fairly often he said to buy my sunscreen there and in Europe, thatís itís not only better because of the ingredients, higher standards means you can actually trust the SPF written on it is accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShimmeringGlow View Post
    $50 for this? She's selling satin sleep bonnets for $65, you can get bonnets at Dollar Tree.

    I close the curtains and put my hair in a loose plait at bedtime. That's $115/£90 I'm saving.
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