Two types of cosmetic products have been found adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicine. Tests by the Laboratory of Pharmacy Section, Department of Scientific Services, Ministry of Health found Meeracle Facial Serum Gemstone Essence and Clariderm Astringent AHA + Licorice, For Oily Skin, 3 from Jirah MFG Group, Philippines to be adultered with Hydroquinone.
The adulterant found in these products can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous to the people using them. The Ministry of Health has withdrawn the Cosmetic Notification Acknowledgement Letter for both of the stated cosmetic products. Following these findings, the products are not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam. Members of the public who have purchased or used these cosmetic products are advised to stop using them immediately.
Source: Radio Television Brunei