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Its Illegal To Sell Azelaic Acid As Skincare in Malaysia

 


Hi guys.. recently i had written an article on how to treat hyperpigmentation and one of the question asked was; how about azelaic acid? 


In recent years its been a ‘hyped’ ingredient and every one is looking for it. 


But heres the thing; most countries; azelaic acid is a controlled ingredient. In some countries; small dosage can be used as skincare (its so small that it wont make a difference if u used it or not like 5-10%), or if bigger dosage that works (20%++) its all in prescription only.


In Malaysia; similarly we have law; and the law says that we cant sell azelaic acid at all as skincare. Means any skincare that contains azelaic acid; is either sold illegally without KKM approval, or its sold as azelaic but the ingredient inside is derivatives (that usually don work). 



So yeap here it is; if you are using any azelaic acid product; do check it out and make sure its with KKM registration.


Sometimes its sold online / big department stores illegally. So be an informed consumer, and find out before using it:) 


❤️Nisha .. 

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