December 2, 2022

Be wary of using facial skin rejuvenation products and herbal eyewash being sold without authority of the Food and Drug Administration.
In advisories issued on July 21 and 30, the FDA warned against the use of Aryana Doctor Skin rejuvenating set composed of facial serum, skin kojic plus retinol soap, facial toner, night cream, and sunblock cream gel, and the 12ml Dok F patented herbal eyewash.
The FDA said since these products have not been issued a certificate of product notification (CPN), it cannot guarantee the safety of these products.
“Potential hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals. The substandard and possibly adulterated cosmetic products may result to adverse reactions including, but not limited to skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock, and organ failure,” the FDA warned.
The Aryana Doctor Skin products are sold online, while the Dok F herbal eyewash is manufactured and distributed by Dok Alternatibo Herbal Products.
The FDA Act of 2009 prohibits the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising, or sponsorship of any health product without authority of the FDA.
The FDA has warned establishments not to distribute these products until they have fully complied with regulations.
To check if a product is authorized by the FDA, visit the product verification portal at verification.fda.gov.ph.
To report the sale, distribution, complaint and/or adverse effect on the use of the product the FDA submit to [email protected] or call the Center for Cosmetics and Household/Urban Hazardous Substances Regulation and Research hotline at (02) 8809-5596, 8857-1900 local 8113 or 8107. – Rimaliza A. Opiña