Cosmetic Advisories

FDA Advisory No. 2017-129 || Public Health Warning Against the Use of Unnotified Cosmetic Products (Batch 34)

FDA Advisory No. 2017-129

Public Health Warning Against the Use of Unnotified Cosmetic Products (Batch 34)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises the public against the purchase and use of the following unnotified cosmetic products whose particulars/details are provided in the attached annex:

  1. ROSSY ME SKIN CARE & COSMETICS KOJIC ACID WHITENING SOAP
  2. ROSSY ME SKIN CARE & COSMETICS REVITABLOOM INTENSIVE WHITENING CREAM
  3. ROSSY ME SKIN CARE & COSMETICS REVITABLOOM INTENSIVE WHITENING TONER
  4. AS ASHLEY SHINE YING MUSCLE MAKEUP POWDER
  5. AS ASHLEY SHINE BIO DÉTOX ORGANIC MULTI ACTION CONCEALER
  6. AS ASHLEY SHINE NEW STICK CONCEALER WITH SPF-15 VITAMIN E & UVB FILTER
  7. AS ASHLEY SHINE SUN BLOCK OIL-FREE (ORIGINAL SUN CREAM SPF 60 PA++)
  8. BLESSED ESSENTIAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS SUNBLOCK LOTION
  9. BLESSED ESSENTIAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS BLEACHING LOTION
  10. DENENES COLONIA MUY SUAVE
  11. SHEDOES PARIS COLOR LIPSTICK
  12. CAOLVXIANG MILK SALT NATURAL PLANT ESSENCE
  13. HIPPOCAMPUS WHITE NEW BATH SALT
  14. GINGER FLOWER CRYSTAL MIRE
  15. YISIXUE BATH SALT BAMBOO SALT WATERY WHITENING BRIGHTENING FRAGRANT BATH SALT

FDA post-marketing surveillance (PMS) activities have verified that the abovementioned cosmetic products have not gone through the verification process of the agency and have not been issued the proper authorization in the form of acknowledged cosmetic notifications. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization from FDA is prohibited.

Accordingly, because unnotified cosmetic products have not gone through the verification process of the FDA, the agency cannot guarantee their quality and safety. The use of such violative products may pose potential health hazards to the consuming public. Potential hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals such as mercury especially in whitening cosmetic products. The use of substandard and possibly adulterated cosmetic products may result to adverse reactions including but not limited to skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock and organ failure.

In light of the above, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative products. Moreover, the public is also advised to be vigilant against cosmetic products that might not be duly notified with FDA. Always check if a cosmetic product has been notified with FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.

All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute the above-identified violative cosmetic products until they have already been covered by the appropriate authorization (cosmetic notification), otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.

All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.

For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To report continuous sale or distribution of the above unnotified cosmetic products, utilize our online reporting facility, eReport, at www.fda.gov.ph/ereport, or e-mail us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call us at the Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research (CCRR) hotline (02) 857-1979 or (02) 857-1984.         

Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.

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