Are you someone who buys cosmetic products all the time? Then you need to know about these cosmetic products which have been banned.
In a Facebook post on 15 July 2020, the Ministry of Health announced about the 9 cosmetic that have been banned due to the usage of harmful substances in them.
The Health Director-General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated that mercury and hydroquinone were found in these banned cosmetic products which are really dangerous to be used on our skin.
The following are the cosmetic products that have been banned.
1. Deeja Cosmetics Laika Cream.
2. Deeja Cosmetics Zulai Cream.
3. Deeja Cosmetic Yus Cream.
4. Dnars Luvee Cream (Normal and Sensitive).
5. Dnars Gold Lifthing Serum (Night).
6. Sparkle Beauty Cream.
Contains hydroquinone, tretinoin, and betamethasone 17-valerate.
7. Sparkle Sun Day Cream.
8. Qeziger Age-locking Recharging Spot A.M Cream.
9. MS Skinz Night Cream.
Health Director, Datuk Noor Hisham also stated that mercury can cause serious side effects like irritation of the skin, kidney damage and brain development disruption for children. Not only that, mercury may also damage one’s nervous system.
He continued, “Hydroquinone can cause redness to applied areas, irritation, sudden colour changes, increased hypersensitivity, impeded the pigmentation process that protects against harmful UV rays and increase the risk of skin cancer”.
Dr Noor Hisham urged the public to avoid using the cosmetics immediately and rely upon the advice of respected medical professionals.
Dr Noor Hisham stressed that selling and supplying such products is a violation of the 1984 Supervision of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations. Individuals who fail to comply with the ban will face RM25,000 in fines and three years imprisonment for the first offence.
Furthermore, convicted firms will be fined RM50,000 for the first offence and RM100,000 for any subsequent offence.
If you’re using any of these cosmetic products, stop doing so since they are officially banned. And if you’re about to get any cosmetic products, it is better for you to consult the professionals before getting them.