Friday, July 5, 2013

Important: Discontinuation of products containing Rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol

Recently I read about an announcement on Kanebo Malaysia FB about the discontinuation of products containing the quasi-drug ingredient Rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol! What caught my attention was, one of the product that I'm using - Kanebo BLANCHIR SUPERIOR White Deep Milky Conditioner contain this ingredient! :O Luckily, the bottle that I'm using is not silver cap version.  
I just thought of sharing the announcement with my readers in case you guys didn't know about this and also if you are having one of this items. Visit the Kanebo counter where you purchased your products and their beauty consultants will be able to assist you with your queries regarding the discontinuation.

Discontinuation of products containing the quasi-drug ingredient Rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol.

We, Kanebo Cosmetics Malaysia, have imported and sold skincare and cosmetics products manufactured by Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. has sold us the brightening products containing the quasi-drug ingredient Rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol. Since 2008, approximately 4 over million bottles was sold in Japan. It has been confirmed that there are 39 consumers in Japan who used these brightening products who have reported the appearance of white blotches on their skin.

Rhododenol is an active quasi-drug ingredient approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in accordance with the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act after passing extensive safety tests. However, as long as there is the possibility of a connection between Rhododenol and the symptoms mentioned above, Kanebo Cosmetics Malaysia has decided to discontinue all of the products containing the ingredient with immediate effect.

As far as we know, the cases stated above have yet to be confirmed to date in our country. Nevertheless, we will still discontinue the products as we would give the safety and security of Kanebo user as a top priority.

Should you need any additional information & assistance, please contact your Kanebo Beauty Consultant.

Discontinued products:

Kanebo BLANCHIR SUPERIOR (Launched from 2011 April):
- White Deep Clear Conditioner
- White Deep Milky Conditioner
- White Deep Night Conditioner
- White Deep Mask
- White Deep UV Day Protector

*Items with silver cap version

- White Lotion
- White Emulsion
- White Fit Mask 3D

- Lotion

Note: In our earlier announcement, we stated “Since 2011 April, approximately 4 over million bottles of brightening products containing the quasi-drug ingredient Rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol have been sold.” The actual time frame should have been “since the year 2008,” we apologise for the error and inconvenience caused.


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