A lot of people have been venturing into small businesses, including releasing their own makeup products, this quarantine.
But some of them have yet to provide proof of registration under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency has issued quite a few warnings to the public from purchasing these products.
Since these beauty products have not gone through the notification process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure their quality. The use of such products may pose health risks to consumers, too.
“Potential hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals,” FDA said. “The use of substandard cosmetic products may result in adverse reactions including, but not limited to, skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock, and organ failure.”
Before purchasing a beauty product, always check if it has been registered with the FDA. Make use of the embedded search feature of the agency’s website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.