• Health Canada Issues Recall for Pure Care Herbal Cream

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    Pure Care Herbal Cream – front of package

    Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children that it says could pose “serious health risks.”

    The federal agency says PureCare Herbal Cream, which is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies, contains a prescription steroid (clobetasol propionate) and another ingredient (phenoxylethanol) that are not declared on the label.

    Health Canada says these ingredients may cause skin irritation, dehydration or increased blood pressure.

    The agency says PureCare Herbal Cream was sold online at www.purecareskin.com and through an in-person distribution network.

    The product has been sold with two different labels. The current label states the product is “for extremely dry skin” and the previous label says it is an “Herbal Cream for Eczema, Psoriasis & Dry Skin.”

    Health Canada advises consumers to stop using this product and to check with a health care professional if they have used it and have health concerns.

     

    Clobetasol propionate is described as a super-high potency topical steroidal prescription drug used to treat inflammatory conditions. It should be used only under medical supervision. Side effects include skin irritation, weakening or degeneration.

    The agency says phenoxylethanol can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting and diarrhea if ingested.

    Health Canada says PureCare Herbal Cream Ltd. has stopped selling the product and is asking the company recall it from the market.

    According to Pure Care’s Facebook page:

    Pure Care

    “Public Announcement and Correction Notice regarding PureCare Herbal Cream:

    Approximately one month ago, due to inquires raised regarding the ingredients contained in PureCare Herbal Cream, PureCare Skin (“PCS”) submitted to a laboratory test conducted by Health Canada. On March 23, 2017, PCS was advised by Health Canada, that subsequent to the testing, it was confirmed that PureCare Herbal Cream contained “clobetasol propionate” which is an adrenocortical hormone. At this time, we have not yet received any information from Health Canada regarding the quantity of clobetasol propionate contained in each 120ml jar of PureCare Herbal Cream. PCS has requested this information and we will advise with a further update on this Website once we are in receipt of this information.

    PCS has already contacted the manufacturer of the product regarding this Health Canada concern and is following up with the manufacturer regarding this new information. PCS was always expressly informed by the manufacturer that the product was all natural and free from any drugs or parabens and this information was passed on to its retail customers and end users.

    PCS does not believe that past use of this product would have caused any damage or injury to any of its users. However, out of an abundance of caution and as mandated by Health Canada, we have ceased all sales and have instituted a recall action plan. To participate in the recall action plan, please follow the steps set out below.

    PureCare Skin would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support. For more information please contact us at info@purecareskin.com

    Recall Process

    Please send product to:
    PureCare Skin
    60 Bristol Road East
    Suite #453
    Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K8

    For accurate processing, please include the following information: Full name, full mailing address, email address, phone number and point of purchase (online, via specific ambassador location). Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing of refund.

    Thank you,
    PureCare Skin”

    What you should do

    • Stop using this product. Consult with your health care professional if you have used this product and have health concerns.
    • Read product labels to verify that health products have been authorized for sale by Health Canada. Authorized health products have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM). You can also check whether products have been authorized for sale by searching Health Canada’s Drug Product Database and Licensed Natural Health Product Database.
    • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1 866 234 2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
    • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1 800 267 9675, or complete an online complaint form.
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    Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and often helps soothe irritated skin. But if you’re looking for something with even more health benefits, try using Pomegranate seed oil.

    Pomegranate seed oil penetrates deeply into the skin, creating lasting and healthy moisture, without leaving any greasy residue behind. The oil is perfect for all skin types, including oily and acne prone skin. The oil is used to control acne breakout, reduce scarring and soothe minor irritation. Pomegranate seed oil helps to reverse skin damage, revive skin and reveal a more youthful appearance. It provides soothing and hydrating relief to people suffering from eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin.

    The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil calm irritation and redness, heals wounds and restores skin health. It helps channel nutrients directly into the cell, accelerating the process of cellular regeneration and rejuvenation.

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purecareherbalcream
Pure Care Herbal Cream – front of package

Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children that it says could pose “serious health risks.”

The federal agency says PureCare Herbal Cream, which is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies, contains a prescription steroid (clobetasol propionate) and another ingredient (phenoxylethanol) that are not declared on the label.

Health Canada says these ingredients may cause skin irritation, dehydration or increased blood pressure.

The agency says PureCare Herbal Cream was sold online at www.purecareskin.com and through an in-person distribution network.

The product has been sold with two different labels. The current label states the product is “for extremely dry skin” and the previous label says it is an “Herbal Cream for Eczema, Psoriasis & Dry Skin.”

Health Canada advises consumers to stop using this product and to check with a health care professional if they have used it and have health concerns.

 

Clobetasol propionate is described as a super-high potency topical steroidal prescription drug used to treat inflammatory conditions. It should be used only under medical supervision. Side effects include skin irritation, weakening or degeneration.

The agency says phenoxylethanol can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting and diarrhea if ingested.

Health Canada says PureCare Herbal Cream Ltd. has stopped selling the product and is asking the company recall it from the market.

According to Pure Care’s Facebook page:

Pure Care

“Public Announcement and Correction Notice regarding PureCare Herbal Cream:

Approximately one month ago, due to inquires raised regarding the ingredients contained in PureCare Herbal Cream, PureCare Skin (“PCS”) submitted to a laboratory test conducted by Health Canada. On March 23, 2017, PCS was advised by Health Canada, that subsequent to the testing, it was confirmed that PureCare Herbal Cream contained “clobetasol propionate” which is an adrenocortical hormone. At this time, we have not yet received any information from Health Canada regarding the quantity of clobetasol propionate contained in each 120ml jar of PureCare Herbal Cream. PCS has requested this information and we will advise with a further update on this Website once we are in receipt of this information.

PCS has already contacted the manufacturer of the product regarding this Health Canada concern and is following up with the manufacturer regarding this new information. PCS was always expressly informed by the manufacturer that the product was all natural and free from any drugs or parabens and this information was passed on to its retail customers and end users.

PCS does not believe that past use of this product would have caused any damage or injury to any of its users. However, out of an abundance of caution and as mandated by Health Canada, we have ceased all sales and have instituted a recall action plan. To participate in the recall action plan, please follow the steps set out below.

PureCare Skin would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support. For more information please contact us at info@purecareskin.com

Recall Process

Please send product to:
PureCare Skin
60 Bristol Road East
Suite #453
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K8

For accurate processing, please include the following information: Full name, full mailing address, email address, phone number and point of purchase (online, via specific ambassador location). Allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing of refund.

Thank you,
PureCare Skin”

What you should do

  • Stop using this product. Consult with your health care professional if you have used this product and have health concerns.
  • Read product labels to verify that health products have been authorized for sale by Health Canada. Authorized health products have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM). You can also check whether products have been authorized for sale by searching Health Canada’s Drug Product Database and Licensed Natural Health Product Database.
  • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1 866 234 2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1 800 267 9675, or complete an online complaint form.
baby-skin-eczema
Steroidal creams are too harsh for delicate baby skin.

Safe Treatments for Dry Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

If you or someone you know suffers from skin irritation, redness, eczema or psoriasis, it can be difficult to find something that will soothe the skin, especially for the delicate skin of little babies.

Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and often helps soothe irritated skin. But if you’re looking for something with even more health benefits, try using Pomegranate seed oil.

Pomegranate seed oil penetrates deeply into the skin, creating lasting and healthy moisture, without leaving any greasy residue behind. The oil is perfect for all skin types, including oily and acne prone skin. The oil is used to control acne breakout, reduce scarring and soothe minor irritation. Pomegranate seed oil helps to reverse skin damage, revive skin and reveal a more youthful appearance. It provides soothing and hydrating relief to people suffering from eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin.

The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil calm irritation and redness, heals wounds and restores skin health. It helps channel nutrients directly into the cell, accelerating the process of cellular regeneration and rejuvenation.

Pomegranate oil is prized for its powerful antioxidant properties. It helps with collagen production, firming the skin, and reduces signs of aging.

 

Pomegranate 460x368 PETA
BR Naturals’ 100% Pure Pomegranate Seed Oil

 

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