This will come to a shock as so many users have tried this, or is using this product at the moment but the Taiwanese government will ban the sale of TonyMoly’s Tomatox after tests has revealed that the product contains a high amount of hydrogen peroxide ( 2% ) . High dosage of hydrogen peroxide can irritate the skin, and may damage skin cells with long term use.
According to TonyMoly’s Taiwanese official distributor, the products affected were the 1st generation of Tomatox masks and have not been sold in shops anymore. The 2nd generation of Tomatox does not contain hydrogen peroxide. However, the Taiwanese government officials stated that the products tested were obtained from the Tomatox found in the market.
According to the Taiwanese law, hydrogen peroxide can only be used in hair products and toothpaste but is banned from all cosmetics product. The Hong Kong customs will be testing the product itself and will take the appropriate actions if found to have high concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Singapore’s TonyMoly will not be affected as they do not bring in this range of products.
This is not the first time Korean cosmetic products has come under fire in Taiwan. Last year, Taiwanese officials also found fluorescent agents in IPKN’s BB Cream, but after further tests showed that the product contained ingredients that were not harmful. ( Read the full article : here )