The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is cautioning Ghanaians and the general public on the presence of fake Bio-oil on the Ghanaian market.
Bio-oil is a cosmetic product indicated for improving the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin.The original Bio-oil bears the manufacturer’s location address on the outer package and a NAFDAC registration number. The fake ones however, have no NAFDAC registration number. Instead, they bear the manufacturer’s postal address.
According to the FDA, the information provided on the outer package of the original is in English, French and Portuguese, but the fake ones have their information written in English only.
Also, the original Bio-oil has an orange color while the fake ones have a color which appears pinkish and the content lighter than the original.
The original Bio-oil is imported and distributed in Ghana by Ernest Chemist Ltd.
The general public, especially shops dealing in cosmetics are therefore advised to ensure they get their supplies from right sources, so as to avoid selling fake products.