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Healthcare: Regulator warns consumers against use of BB Glow Soul cream

*NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals and consumers to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of BB Glow Soul body cream to the nearest NAFDAC office and NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 Toll-Free) from all networks

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Having been found to contain Hydroquinone and Tretinoin that could cause redness of the skin, hypersensitive skin, and increased risk of skin cancer, the Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a strong warning to members of the public against the use of BB Glow Soul body cream.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the regulatory agency, issued the warning via a statement made available to newsmen Monday, in Abuja, FCT.

The Director-General noted that NAFDAC has been informed that the Malaysian National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) had banned the product having discovered that it is injurious to human health.

The product had been found to contain Hydroquinone and Tretinoin, which she said could cause redness of the skin, hypersensitive skin as well as the increase in the risk of skin cancer.

The statement noted: “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.’’

Adeyeye also encouraged healthcare professionals and consumers to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office and NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL-FREE from all networks.

Nigerians could also report the effects of this product via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng, said the NAFDAC Director-General.

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