FDA Advisory No. 2017-228
Public Health Warning Against the Use of Counterfeit Cosmetic Products (Batch 2)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises the public against the purchase and use of the following counterfeit cosmetic products whose particulars/details are provided in the attached annex:
- ETUDE HOUSE DREAMING SWAN VEILING PACT SPF 25 / PA++ 03
- ETUDE HOUSE MAGIC BLACK BRIGHT MASCARA No. 098
- ETUDE HOUSE BB FANTASY SILKY POWDER SPF 35 / PA++ NO. 8803
- ETUDE BB SLIP THROUGH POWDER SPF 35 / PA++
FDA, in coordination with the Market Authorization Holder (MAH), Rosa Fiore House Corp., has verified that the aforementioned cosmetic products are COUNTERFEIT. According to the MAH, the company does not import nor distribute these products in the Philippine market.
Counterfeit products, not having gone through the required safety assessment and the verification process of the FDA, pose potential health hazards to the consuming public since their safety and purity cannot be guaranteed. The dangers/hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. 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. In the case of counterfeit eye products such as mascaras and eyeliners, adverse reactions may manifest as eye redness, irritation, swelling and discharge.
In light of the above, the public is advised to be vigilant against buying and using the aforementioned counterfeit products. The public is further advised to only purchase from Etude House boutiques, which are the only legit retailers of Etude House cosmetic products, as confirmed by Rosa Fiore House Corp., to ensure the authenticity of the cosmetic products. The public may contact Rosa Fiore House Corp. through their any of the following channels for more information on Etude House cosmetic products:
- Website https://www.etudehouse.ph
Furthermore, the public is also advised to be vigilant against cosmetic products that might not be duly notified with FDA. Always check if a cosmetic product has been notified with FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute the above-identified violative cosmetic products, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.
All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that these products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested