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Malaysian Health Ministry bans seven cosmetic products containing poison

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(New Straits Times) - The Health Ministry's National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA) has named seven cosmetics products that contain scheduled poison which can be harmful to health.
The products are Qu Gebu AP Krim, Night Glowing, Night Glow, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream, Glowing Speed Gold Night Cream, Nour Ain Night Cream and Royal Expert Whitening Cream.

Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement said the notifications of these cosmetics products have been cancelled after detecting scheduled poison materials in the products.

Dr Noor Hisham said among the scheduled poison found in the products were hydroquinone, tretinoin and mercury, which are prohibited in the cosmetic products.

Qu Gebu AP Krim and Night Glow have been found to contain hydroquinone and tretinoin, while Night Glowing, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream, Glowing Speed Gold Night Cream, Nour Ain Night Cream and Royal Expert Whitening Cream contained mercury.

He said cosmetic products m…