• Hair care products contain a high content of formaldehyde


    Gentlemen/ Importers and distributors of cosmetics and personal care products


    Asharqia Chamber presents you with its best regards and informs you that it has received the letter of the Council of Saudi Chambers No. (PG / 1901) and the date (10/16/1441), and referred to in the speech of the General Authority for Food and Drug No. (26855 / p) and the date (20/9/1441) Including a reference to the authority’s efforts to monitor and follow up the safety of locally marketed beauty products based on the system of cosmetic products issued by Royal Decree No. (M / 49) and the date of (6/18/1436), samples of hair care products circulating in the local markets were collected and analyzed to ensure its safety, the results of the analysis showed that a hair care product containing the first product named "Collagen Biometric Professional Split End Repairing Solution Phase 1" and the second product named "Collagen Biometric Professional Split End Repairing Solution Phase 2" contained a high percentage of formaldehyde "exceeded" The allowable limit in the list of safety requirements in cosmetics and personal care No. (SFDA.CO/GSO1943:2016), as exposure to high levels of formaldehyde may cause health risks to the consumer.​

    Therefore, the authority emphasizes on preventing the sale of the above-mentioned producers and returning them to their suppliers, and importers and distributors of the producers must withdraw them from the sales outlets and warehouses and coordinate with the authority - the operations sector - to complete the necessary procedures for the destruction process to avoid the issuance of sanctions.​

    Sincerely Regard


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