By J. Jala | 02:00 PM July 30, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday warned the public from purchasing and using the unauthorized virginity soap, Bar Bilat Virginity Soap by GSKIN.
Through FDA Advisory No.1470, the agency advised consumers not to buy Bar Bilat.
The FDA said the cosmetic bar is “unauthorized.”
Since the cosmetic product has not gone through the notification process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure their quality and safety. The use of such violative product may pose health risks to consumers.
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 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.
The public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned violative cosmetic product. Always check if a product is notified with the FDA by using the FDA Verification Portal feature accessible at https://verification.fda.gov.ph. which may be used by typing in the name of the product before the purchase and/or using the cosmetic products.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute violative cosmetic product until they have fully complied with the rules and regulation of the FDA.