The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday issued a strong warning to members of the public against the use of BB Glow Soul body cream.
The warning is contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
NAFDAC has been informed that the Malaysian National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) had banned the product having found it injurious to health.
The product had been found to contain Hydroquinone and Tretinoin, whichcould cause redness of the skin, hypersensitive skin as well as the increase in the risk of skin cancer.
According to medical research Hydroquinone causes redness of the skin, discomfort, unwanted skin changes, the skin becomes hypersensitive, can prevent pigmentation (depigmentation).
“It could also reduce skin protection against harmful UV rays; the use of Tretinoin without the supervision of health professionals can cause the skin to be reddish, uncomfortable, painful, peeling, and hypersensitive to sunlight.
NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, and retailers to immediately stop the importation, distribution, and sale of BB Glow Soul Cream cosmetic products.
Any member of the public in possession of the implicated cosmetic products is implored to submit them to the nearest NAFDAC office.