Cosmetics from Pakistan adulterated with high levels of mercury are widely sold on online platforms and consumers should beware, warns the EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest and advocacy group in the Philippines.
In its latest survey, the group found 3 beauty products which have either been banned or have had public health warnings issued over their mercury content, aplenty in two leading online shopping platforms, Lazada and Shopee.
The unauthorised products are: Goree Beauty Cream with Lycopene, Goree Day & Night Beauty Cream and Goree Gold 24K Beauty Cream.
Ecowaste Coalition has now called for a complete shutdown in the trade of mercury-laden cosmetics in the Philippines to include e-commerce platforms as well.
Stay away from toxic skin lightening creams like the above. Stay natural and safe. Natural is beautiful – be proud of your own unique beauty.