FDA WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST USING ORIGINAL PORCELANA® ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA FOR SAFETY REASONS
Despite warnings from The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA continues to be sold commercially in Davao.
The FDA Regional Office in Davao City has received reports from concerned citizens that several drug stores and supermarkets continue to sell THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA despite the health risks it poses.
In FDA Advisory No. 2019-119, THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA® ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA has been found to be positive for the presence of HYDROQUINONE and TRETINOIN, ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic. As per Administrative Order No. 13 s. 1999, the FDA says Hydroquinone and/or Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid) shall be classified as a home remedy, over-the-counter, or prescription drug depending on the amount present.
Accordingly, because THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA® ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA has not complied with these standards, the FDA says consumers who use these products as a cosmetic are risking their health and safety. Using the product may result in adverse reactions including skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock and even, organ failure.
Along with FDA’s strong advice to the public not to purchase THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA® ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA comes to the warning for establishments not to distribute this product until they have already been covered by the appropriate cosmetic notification. Merchants who ignore the warning shall face regulatory actions and sanctions.
The FDA also called on All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to ensure that the THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA® ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA is not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.
Apart from THE ORIGINAL PORCELANA® ASTRINGENT IMPROVED FORMULA, Porcelana also sells facial wash, day and night creams whitening body lotion, soaps, and sunblock.