The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against the use a cosmetic product, YW Cosmetics Glycolic Acid containing 70 per cent content.
The warning is contained in a public alert with No. 032/2022, signed by the Director-General of the agency, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, on Tuesday ìn Abuja.
Adeyeye stated that the agency was equally informed of the product by
German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).
According to her, 70 per cent of glycolic acid is a strong acidic alpha hydroxyl-acid (AHA) and is the most popular used in skin care.
She said that the product was manufactured from sugar cane, and “is the smallest AHA, and the most effective at getting into the skin”.
According to her, NAFDAC implores consumers to exercise caution in the use of Y the cosmetics.
“Healthcare professionals, consumers and patients are encouraged to report adverse effects related to the use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR on (20543 TOLLS FREE from all networks).