Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Warning alert: HSA issues alert on cosmetic set containing 'very high mercury levels', prohibited ingredients

Do not buy or use the Glow Glowing Skincare 4-in-1 cosmetic set, which comprises two products containing "very high levels of mercury and other potent prohibited ingredients", the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned.

One of the products, the Night Glowing cream, was found to contain mercury levels exceeding the permissible limits by more than 25,000 times, which can pose a "serious health hazard", said HSA.

Both the Night Glowing and Night Glow creams were sold on various online platforms and marketed for skin brightening and whitening, as well as to help reduce pimples, said the authority.


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