The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0564/19

Product:  Skin lightening product

Name: Lightening body cream without hydroquinone

Batch number / Barcode:  6181100231199

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Bio Claire

Type / number of model:  D244305, Natural Bio-Végétal Activator

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured concentration 0.01 % by weight).
Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that should be applied only if medically prescribed. Exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to reproductive and endocrine problems.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  320 ml of skin whitening body cream sold in a white plastic jar.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast

Alert submitted by: France