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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

March 24, 2019 0 Comment

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.

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Products that are mixed with hydroquinone are usually sold as skin brighteners to treat pigmentation and uneven skin colour.
Before a drug can be sold to the public, the weighted results of tests are published to be reviewed by fellow peers and scientists. It has to be evaluated at various safety and efficacy tests: First by going through animal testing, then when found safe on animals on to human tests. These lab tests have to go through ethics evaluation too.

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