The surveillance outcome comparative of unsafe cosmetic products distribution in shop and salon, Sukhothai province Year 2017-2018

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Nutsiree Nuda
Teeraya Vorapani

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Introduction: Cosmetics are part in daily life. People make a decision to select cosmetic products under the factors relating to prices, selling channels and sales promotions. Nowadays, the modernization of technology and consumer behavior have changed. Contamination of prohibited substances in some cosmetic products urges a guideline to monitor the sale of cosmetic products and standardized the control of selling places with the aim of providing safety to people. Objective: To compare the results of monitoring unsafe cosmetic products in shops and beauty salons in Sukhothai 2017-2018. Methods: The study was quasi-experimental research conducted with 115 shops and beauty salons during January 1, 2017 to June 31, 2018. The research consisted of; 1) exploring experimental places and making random of the samples of cosmetics to evaluate prohibited cosmetic items, cosmetic labels and prohibited substances; 2) analyzing problems and seeking for monitoring guidelines; 3) monitoring sale of unsafe cosmetics in 9 months; 4) exploring experimental places and making random of the samples of cosmetics to evaluate prohibited cosmetic items, cosmetic labels and prohibited substances. The data was analyzed in forms of frequency and percentage. Results: After the continual monitoring of sale of unsafe cosmetics in shops and beauty salons in Sukhothai in 2018, more cosmetic shops and beauty salons met the standards. Prohibited cosmetic items with incorrect labels according to the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health reduced 0.66% and 6.30% respectively. The cosmetic labels did not identify numbers or letters of production date and expiring date. In addition, prohibited substances in the cosmetics were examined by using a preliminary testing kit. It was found that in 2017, 82.61% was mercury, hydroquinone and vitamin A acid. However, in 2018 only mercury was found (16.67%). Conclusion: The Ministry of Public Health should cooperate with associate networks and communities to monitor unsafe cosmetics and to continually publicize to enable people to have safe cosmetic use sustainably.

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