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Are you also a fan of Korean beauty products like us? You might need to check your stash stat!

On Monday, April 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public against the sale of 12 cosmetic products from South Korea. This is in accordance with the findings of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of South Korea that the products contain a high level of antimony.

Here are the 12 products posted in the FDA Advisory No. 2018-119 on their website.

Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer (#1 Light Beige),
Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer (#2 Natural Beige),
Aritaum Full Cover Cream Concealer (#1 Light Beige & Natural Beige),
Aritaum Full Cover Cream Concealer (#2 Olive Green & Pink),
Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Duo (#3 Gray Brown),
XTM Style Homme For Men Easy Stick Concealer,
Black Monster Homme Black Erasing Pen,
Skeda Homme Spot Concealer,
Skinfood Cherry Full Lip Liner (Rose Cherry),
3CE Slim Eyebrow Pencil (Chestnut Brown),
Makeheal Naked Slim Brown Pencil Br0203,
and Makeheal Naked Slim Brown Pencil Yl0801.

Check the full details below:

Photo from MANILA BULLETIN

“Anyone who has bought the aforementioned cosmetic products, either from international travel (i.e. South Korea) or social media sites illegally offering them for sale, you are highly advised to immediately stop using them and throw them away,” FDA said.

FDA also verified that the batch of Etude House AC Clean Up Mild Concealer imported into the country and being sold in Etude House Boutiques are not affected by the ban and recall order.

Antimony (Sb) is a heavy metal proven to damage the lung, liver, and heart muscle. Symptoms of antimony toxicity include skin irritation, headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and abdominal pain, among others.

If you have any concerns about these products, you may send an e-mail to report@fda.gov.ph or call their hotline (02) 857-1984. 

[MANILA BULLETIN]

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