THE WHAT? The Malaysian Health Ministry has ruled that some nine cosmetic products found to contain mercury or hydroquinone can no longer be sold in the country, according to a report published by The Star.
THE DETAILS The products listed are Laika Cream, Zulai Cream and Yus Cream from Deeja Cosmetics; Luvee Cream and Gold Lifting Serum by Dnars; Sparkle’s Beauty Cream and Sun Day Cream; Qeziger’s Age-locking Recharging Spot A.M. Cream and MS Skinz Night Cream.
THE WHY? Products containing scheduled poisons such as mercury and hydroquinone are restricted under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations Act 1984 as they are known to cause adverse effects in users.