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Face Creams Containing Mercury

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Below are imported and handmade creams that CDPH has tested and found to contain more than the small amount of mercury that the government allows. Do not sell or use these creams. 

This page does not include all creams that may contain mercury. Skin-lightening products tested in other parts of the U.S. have also been found to contain mercury (see links below). Mercury is also present in some products that have not been tested.  Visit our Mercury in Skin Creams web page to find out how to buy safer creams and what to do if you use or sell the creams below.

small round container of face cream with a blue cap and white bodysmall round container of face cream with a blue cap and white body flipped upside down with the number 74 on the bottom

​​"74" Cream
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County

round container of face cream in white with a woman's face on the green packaging

(​Crema) Aquamary
From: Mexico
Found: Sacramento County

small round container of face cream with a clear body and white cap

Best
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County
box of face powder in white
Block & White, Radiance SPF 15 Whitening 
Face Powder
From:  Philippines
Found: San Mateo County
round pink container of face cream with gold lettering on the cap, a $10 price sticker, and words written in khmer on the body
CCM Cream 
From: (Likely) Cambodia 
Found: San Joaquin County
small round white face cream contaner with no labels next to its grey box with red lettering that says ChandniChandni Lightening Cream From: Pakistan 
Found: Internet
small round opaque container of blue-ish face cream with black lettering that says "ClaraLuna"
Clara Luna
From: Mexico
Found: Los Angeles County, internet
small round purple container of face cream with the word "delicate" inscribed in the cap
Delicate Cream
From: South Asia
Found: Sacramento County

round black container of face cream with white lettering that says Nano next to its black box that says in red "Dr Japan"

Dr. Japan Nano
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County

A box of face powder that says in blue lettering "eskinol: gluta-milk whitening face powder
Eskinol Skin Therapy Gluta-Milk Whitening Face Powder
From: Philippines
Found: Solano County
A white and green tub of face cream next to its yellow box with green lettering in chinese
Freckle Killer #2
From: China
Found: Alameda, San Francisco Counties

gold round container of face cream next to its orange box with a woman's face in it with red and pink

Gluta Speed White Sakura
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County
A peach-ish beige round container with the words "Golden Pearl Beauty cream" inscribed on the cap
Golden Pearl 
Beauty Cream
From: Pakistan
Found: Sacramento County
A round beige container of face cream next to its gold and beige box with a woman's face on it and blue lettering says "Goree"
Goree Beauty Cream
From: Pakistan
Found: Internet
two round face creams with clear bottoms and blue caps next to their blue box with chinese lettering
JiaoLi HuiChunSu Face Cream 7-Day Specific Eliminating Freckle
From: China
Found: Internet
similar to the image above, except including a white squeeze bottle of face cream with blue lettering in chinese
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 
Miraculous Cream
From: China
Found: Internet
two round containers of face cream with white bottoms and black caps next to its blue box with a before and after picture
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 
Whitening Speckles Removed Cream AB Set
From: China
Found: Internet
two round containers of face cream with white bottoms and black caps next to its blue box with a before and after picture
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 10-Days Eliminating Freckle Day and Night
From: China
Found: Alameda County

Crema Rebeca

La Crema de Rebeca 
From: Mexico 
Found: Kern, Kings, Sacramento, Tulare counties
La Milagrosa
La Milagrosa
From: Mexico 
Found: Kern, Tulare counties

Milk Cream

Milk Cream
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County
Mireya
Mireya
From: Mexico
Found: Pima County, AZ
MIss Beautiful
Miss Beautiful
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County
Monsepa Express Peeling
Monsepa: Express Peeling
From:  China
Found: Santa Clara County
Natural Body Recipe
Natural Body Recipe Skin Whitening Powder
From:  Philippines
Found: Solano County
A small container of cream with a white cap and white body with the words  Nunn care in pink on the labelA small container of cream with a white cap and clear body with the words  Nunn care in pink on the label
Nunn Care
From:  Mexico
Found: Internet
Piel de Seda
Piel de Seda
From: Mexico
Found: AZ, KS
Pond's Clarante B3
Pond's Clarant B3 (mercury added by 3rd party after purchase, 2010)
From: Mexico
Found: San Francisco County
Pond's Rejuveness
Pond's Rejuveness (mercury added by 3rd party after purchase, 2019)
From: Mexico
Found: Sacramento, Tulare County
POP Cream
POP Cream
From: Thailand
Found: San Joaquin County
San Ruby
San Ruby Beauty Whitening Cream
From: China
Found: San Francisco County
Shichade Tokyo
Shichade Tokyo
From: Japan
Found: San Joaquin County

Spot Remover Cream
Spot Remover Cream
From: (Likely) Cambodia
Found: San Joaquin County
Tia Mana
Tia Mana
From: Mexico
Found: Kern, Sacramento, Tulare counties
Top Beauty
Top Beauty: Whitening Night Cream
From: Unknown
Found: Santa Clara County
Unknown Cream
Unknown
From: Unknown
Found: San Joaquin County
Unlabeled Crema de Casa
Unlabeled - Crema de Casa
From: Unknown 
Found: Kern County
Unlabeled Crema Esparza
Unlabeled - "Crema Esparza"
From: Mexico 
Found: Tulare County
Unlabeled Crema Jimena
Unlabeled (homemade label) - "Crema Jimena"
From: Unknown 
Found: Kings, Tulare County
Unlabeled Cream in Film Container
Unlabeled
From: Mexico 
Found: Tulare County
Unlabeled Cream
Unlabeled
From: Cambodia 
Found: San Joaquin County
Unlabeled Cream Blue Top
Unlabeled
From: Cambodia 
Found: San Joaquin County
Unlabeled Cream Pink Top
Unlabeled
From: Cambodia 
Found: San Joaquin County
Unlabeled Cream Pink Top White Bottom
Unlabeled
From: Mexico 
Found: Sacramento County
Unlabeled Cream White
Unlabeled
From: Mexico 
Found: Sacramento County
Unlabeled Creams Yellow Green
Unlabeled
From: Unknown 
Found: San Joaquin County
Creams with No and Homemade Labels
Unlabeled or Homemade Labeled
From: Mexico
Found: Alameda, Orange, San Joaquin counties
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