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Health ministry bans 7 cosmetics products containing poison

 | May 27, 2017

The products contain hydroquinone, tretinoin and mercury, says health D-G.


PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has named seven cosmetics products that contain scheduled poison which can be harmful to health, reported the New Straits Times today.

Its National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA) said the products are Qu Gebu AP Krim, Night Glowing, Night Glow, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream, Glowing Speed Gold Night Cream, Nour Ain Night Cream and Royal Expert Whitening Cream.

“We have cancelled the notifications of these cosmetics products after detecting scheduled poison materials in them,” health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

He said Qu Gebu AP Krim and Night Glow contained hydroquinone and tretinoin, while Night Glowing, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream, Glowing Speed Gold Night Cream, Nour Ain Night Cream and Royal Expert Whitening Cream contained mercury.

“Cosmetic products mixed with hydroquinone, if used, can cause redness on the skin, discomfort, undesirable skin discolouration and may also cause the skin to become hypersensitive,” Noor Hisham said.

He said cosmetic products mixed with tretinoin are usually used to treat acne and reduce wrinkles. However, unsupervised use of the product can cause redness on the skin, discomfort, burning, peeling and hypersensitivity to sunlight.

“For mercury, the side effects, when it is absorbed by the body can cause damage to the kidney and nervous system. It can also affect the development of a child’s brain,” he said.

Noor Hisham warned sellers and distributors to stop selling and distributing the seven cosmetic products immediately.

Users are advised to seek help from healthcare professionals if they experience any discomfort.

For inquiries, consumers can contact NPRA at 03-7883 5400, email to [email protected] or visit the NPRA website at http://npra.moh.gov.my.


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