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

Alert number: A12/1770/17

Product:  Skin-lightening product

Name: Teint Uniforme-Lighteni

Batch number / Barcode:  7 52301 00100

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: G&G

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 1.1% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

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

Description:  Skin lightening product in a 500ml plastic bottle.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast

Alert submitted by: Germany