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People with a history of facial hair have been warned against using a product that can make their skin and face look worse after a test revealed it can also be dangerous.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) said a new study found hair gel containing a chemical called luv me hair could be causing skin damage to the face.
“People with oily, greasy or combination skin, particularly those with darker skin, should be careful about using a hair gel that has been tested,” the NHMRC said.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to luv my hair, call your GP.
The test found the product could damage the skin of the face and upper jaw and cause damage to nerves.
It can cause irritation, irritation of the mouth and teeth, irritation and dryness of the skin, it said.
Dr Paul Naylor, a clinical dermatologist at the University of Melbourne, said the results were encouraging.
“I think this is something we need to look at and we need some sort of regulation for this in Australia,” he said.
“We’re looking at the regulatory system as it relates to cosmetics.
It’s not a very good one and there are a lot of different products on the market and it’s not necessarily the best way to get the best results for patients.”
Dr Naylor said the company Lush had been contacted by some of the patients in the study.
Lush’s owner, Lush Beauty, said it was working to provide a safe alternative to the luv hair product.
“It’s something that we have been working with our product developers and our clinical team to understand how we can ensure that this product does not pose a safety risk,” it said in a statement.
In a statement to ABC News, LUSH Beauty said the study had been “a long time coming” and would continue to work with regulators.
But Dr Naylor questioned the safety of luv-me hair, saying it might be the most dangerous thing on the planet.
“This is just another product that’s been used by a lot more people than luv mine has,” he told ABC Radio.
“And I think this really shows the level of toxicology that is required in order to find a product with this level of toxicity and then see if it’s safe.”
“It might not be safe, but at least it’s less toxic than luz mine.”
Dr Stephen Tew, from the University, said some people were being told to use luv and not luv the hair gel.
“People are being advised to use it, but there’s no evidence it works.
We’re not saying that there’s something inherently wrong with using this, but we’re saying that it’s very unlikely that it will actually help your skin and it won’t help you in the long run,” he says.”
There’s no benefit to using this over luv, but it’s still very risky.”
The NSW Health Department said it had no information to confirm whether the product was safe for use.
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