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Some Han's Skin Care cosmetic products found to contain harmful ingredients

Published on Feb 7, 2014 8:08 PM
 
Some Han's Skin Care cosmetic products have been found to contain potentially harmful, undeclared ingredients, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in a press release on Friday. -- PHOTO: HSA

Some Han's Skin Care cosmetic products have been found to contain potentially harmful, undeclared ingredients, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in a press release on Friday.

The HSA is advising members of the public to stop using and discard the affected products: the brand's Flawless Day Cream, Flawless Night Cream, Treatment Toner, Trial Flawless Day Cream, Trial Flawless Night Cream, and Trial Treatment Toner.

People who have used these products should seek medical help if they have experienced adverse effects or are concerned about their health, said the HSA. The authority also stressed the dangers of purchasing health products, including cosmetics, over the Internet.

"Consumers need to be aware of the risk of purchasing products online. Consumers should exercise discretion in their purchase of cosmetic products, and purchase them from reliable and reputable sources. Unlike other commodities, use of poor quality and falsely labelled health products including cosmetics can cause serious health effects," said Associate Prof Chan Cheng Leng, deputy group director of the Health Products Regulation Group at HSA.

 
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