malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 13:00 am

Avoid three poisonous cosmetic products, warns Health DG

Avoid three poisonous cosmetic products, warns Health DG
KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) has urged the public to refrain from buying and using three cosmetic products that have been detected to contain scheduled poisons. Health director-general (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the products were Deeja Cosmetic Yulai Cream, Deeja...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) has urged the public to refrain from buying and using three cosmetic products that have been detected to contain scheduled poisons.“Notification of the cosmetic products involved has been cancelled by the MOH senior director of Pharmaceutical Services.Therefore, these cosmetic products are no longer allowed to be sold in Malaysia,” he said in a statement, today.He said betamethasone 17-valerate, on the other hand, can cause facial skin to become thin and prone to irritation, acne, pigmentation, and increase the risk of being absorbed into the circulatory system which can lead to harmful effects, while mercury-filled cosmetic products are not only harmful to the skin but also the nerve system and the kidneys.

Dr Noor Hisham said sellers and distributors of these cosmetic products were warned to stop the sale and distribution of such cosmetic products immediately for violating the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.Health director-general (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the products were Deeja Cosmetic Yulai Cream, Deeja Cosmetic Laila Cream and Deluxe Beauty – Ultra Lightening Cream Pearl Perfect Fairness which each contain hydroquinone, mercury and betamethasone 17-valerate.

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