List of Banned Cosmetics in Malaysia 2019

List of Banned Cosmetics in Malaysia 2019

As published by NST below, there were a total of 23 beauty and cosmetic products banned in Malaysia in 2019 so far.


1) 4 Beauty products to stay away from

30 Sep 2019 - The Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) is urging the public to refrain from buying and using these cosmetics products.



The 4 products are Dnars Gold Glowing Serum (Day), Dnars Gold Balen Cream (Night), Tresors Natural Herbal Cream and Labeauty Booster Night Cream.

Source: http://kpkesihatan.com/2019/09/30/kenyataan-akhbar-kpk-30-september-2019-produk-produk-kosmetik-yang-dikesan-mengandungi-racun-berjadual/

2) 7 cosmetics products found to contain poison

PUTRAJAYA: The public has been urged to stop using and buying seven cosmetics products that have been found to contain scheduled poison mercury.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the seven products are Dnars Golden Cream, Fjura-Face Polish Treatment, Glow Glowing N Glowing, Apple Diamond Day Loose, 3rd Series Yanko Fade Out Cream Day Cream, 5th Series Yanko Fade Out Cream Day Cream, and 7th Yanko Series Whitening Cream Day.

He said the products’ notifications had been cancelled and they were no longer allowed to be sold in Malaysia.

“The Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) is urging the public to refrain from buying and using these cosmetics products.

“The sellers and distributors of these cosmetics products need to stop selling and distributing the products immediately.

“The sale and distribution of these cosmetics products violate the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham added that an individual who commits an offence under the regulations could be fined not more than RM25,000 or imprisonment for up to three years, or both, for the first offense.

“For subsequent offences, the individual may be fined not more than RM50,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.

Dr Noor Hisham said mercury was banned in cosmetics products as it could be harmful to health. The substance can absorb into the body and cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system.

“In addition, the substance can also interfere with the brain development of young or unborn children. It can also cause rash, irritation and other changes in the skin,” he said.

Those who are using the products are advised to immediately stop and seek advice from health professionals if they experience any discomfort.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/510472/seven-cosmetics-products-found-contain-poison


3) 12 beauty products to stay away from

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has cautioned the public against buying and using 12 cosmetics products which have been found to contain scheduled poison.

The ministry, under the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency said the products from six companies were found to contain tretinoin, chloramphenicol, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, ketoconazole, chlorpheniramine, griseofulvin, metronidazole, hydroquinone and mercury.

The products are 3rd, 5th and 7th Series Yanko Whitening Night Cream (containing tretinoin), Clair De Lune -P.Tuberose Day Cream (containing chloramphenicol, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, ketoconazole), Clair De Lune -S.Involucrata Night Cream (containing chlorpheniramine, griseofulvin, metronidazole, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim), Dnars Nien Cream, Glow Glowing N Glow, Dolly Glow Miracle Treatment Cream (all containing hydroquinone and tretinoin), Glow Glowing T Treatment, VSL Beauty Care Toner A and B (all containing hydroquinone) and Dolly Glow Luminous Night Cream (containing mercury).

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry has cancelled the notification numbers for the products following the detection of the scheduled poison.

“Products containing chloramphenicol, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, griseofulvin, metronidazole, ketoconazole, chlorpheniramine, hydroquinone and tretinoin are classified as drug that requires registration with the Drug Control Authority and can only be used under the advice of healthcare professionals.

“The unsupervised usage of antibiotics (metronidazole, chloramphenicol, sulfamethoxazole, and trimethoprim), antifungal (ketoconazole, griseofulvin) and antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) can cause harmful effects to health.

“The unsupervised usage of hydroquinone can cause skin redness, discomfort, skin discolouration, hypersensitivity, inhibits the pigmentation process (depigmentation) which reduces the skin’s ability to be protected from harmful UV rays and increasing the risk of skin cancer.

“The unsupervised usage of tretinoin can cause redness to the skin, discomfort, stinging, peeling and sensitivity to sunlight.

“Mercury is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its hazardous effects on human health. It is readily absorbed through the skin on topical application and tends to accumulate in the body.

"Exposure to mercury can cause skin rashes, memory loss and muscle weakness while high exposures may result in damage to the brain and kidneys. It is also extremely toxic to unborn children,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement Thursday.

He also advised consumers to stop using the products and seek further advice from healthcare professionals if any effects or adverse events are experienced.

He also warned all the sellers and distributors to stop the sales and distribution of the products immediately as selling or distributing these cosmetic products was an offence under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/490930/stay-away-these-12-beauty-products


List of Banned Cosmetics in Malaysia 2018



Health Ministry bans 14 poisonous skincare products

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA) today released a list of 14 skincare products which contain harmful scheduled poisons.

The products on the health authority’s no-no list are:

* Diamond Gold Skin Care - Diamond Gold Day Cream

* Diamond Gold Skin Care - Diamond Gold Night Cream

* Diamond Gold Skin Care - Diamond Gold Treatment Cream

* Alora Night Glowing Cream

* Karisma Nightcream Kunyit

* Karisma Daycream

* Karisma Treatment Sarang Burung

* Seputih Melati Night Cream Whitening

* Seputih Melati Night Cream Glowing

* Majaja Serum Channtiq

* SYMA MAGICAL SERUM

* SYMA Facial Cleanser

* Khumaera Moistskin Cleanser

* Bao Shu Tang Snow Lotus Cream

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the notifications of these cosmetic products have been cancelled after the ministry detected scheduled poisons in the products.

He said some of the scheduled poisons found in the products included hydroquinone, tretinoin and diphenhyramine, which were poisons that needed to be registered with Drug Control authorities and could only be used on the advice of the health professionals.

Products that are mixed with hydroquinone are usually sold as skin brighteners to treat pigmentation and uneven skin colour.

The use of hydroquinone, Dr Noor Hisham warned, could cause redness on the skin, discomfort, undesirable skin discolouration and may also cause the skin to become hypersensitive.

“The use of hydroquinone can halt the process of pigmentation (depigmentation) which reduces skin protection from UV rays and this can lead to skin cancer.

“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,” he said in a statement today.

Products mixed with diphenhydramine, he said, are used to provide temporary relief from itchiness and pain due to insect bites, minor sun burns and skin irritation.

Without proper supervision, Dr Noor Hisham said, such products could cause the user’s skin to be more sensitive to the sun, which could result in severe allergic reactions.

“Mercury, when absorbed by the body, can cause damage to the kidney and nervous system. It can also affect the development of a child’s brain or even that of an unborn child,” he said.

He said mercury, when applied on the skin, could cause rashes, irritation and changes on the skin.

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

“If they are found to sell these products, they will face punishments under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.

“Offenders can be fined not more than RM25,000 or face imprisonment of not more than three years or both for the first offence. For subsequent offences, offenders can be fined no more than RM50,000 or be jailed up to five years, or both.

“For companies, they can be slapped with fines up to RM50,000 for the first offence and up to RM100,000 for subsequent offences,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham urged those using the said products to stop immediately and seek advice from healthcare professionals if they experienced any discomfort.

For inquiries, consumers are advised to contact NPRA at 03-7883 5400 or email to kosmetik@npra.gov.my or visit NPRA website at http://npra.moh.gov.my.

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