If you are using Korean beauty products, here is a heads-up: Some of these products contain dangerous levels of a chemical that could affect your health.
Following this discovery, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea issued an advisory that these products contain “dangerous levels of antimony.” The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a ban on these products early last week.
Exposure to high levels of antimony can lead to negative health effects such as skin irritation, headaches, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and abdominal pain.
Here are the following banned cosmetic products:
Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer (#1 Light Beige)
Batch No: AAH; Expiry Date: 2021/01/12
Batch No: BAH; Expiry Date: 2021/01/30
Batch No: CBH; Expiry Date: 2021/02/11
Aritaum Full Cover Stick Concealer (#2 Natural Beige)
Batch No: ELG; Expiry Date: 2020/12/17
Aritaum Full Cover Cream Concealer (#Light Beige and Natural Beige)
Batch No: GLG; Expiry Date: 2020/12/14
Batch No: AAH; Expiry Date: 2021/01/30
Aritaum Full Cover Cream Concealer (#2 Olive Green and Pink)
Batch No: AAH; Expiry Date: 2021/01/14
Etude House AC Clean Up Mild Concealer
Batch No: AAH; Expiry Date: 2021/01/08
Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Duo
Batch No: GLG; Expiry Date: 2020/12/17
XTM Style Homme For Men Easy Stick Concealer
Black Monster Homme Black Erasing Pen
Skeda Homme Spot Concealer
Skinfood Cherry Full Lip Liner (Rose Cherry)
3CE Slim Eyebrow Pencil (Chestnut Brown)
Makeheal Naked Slim Brown Pencil Br0203
Makeheal Naked Slim Brown Pencil Y10801
FDA advises anyone who has bought these products and is experiencing the above-mentioned health effects to head to a nearby clinic. It also advises cosmetics users to throw away these products immediately.