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Skin Creams C​ontaining Mercury

CDPH has either tested or provided other State agencies technical assistance for the below labeled and unlabeled products. All were found to contain the harmful chemical, mercury. Face creams containing mercury are advertised to remove blemishes, smooth wrinkles, and lighten or brighten skin. Mercury is not a listed ingredient on labeled and unlabeled products. 

Do not sell or use these creams.​

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74 cream

​​"74" Cream
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019

Aquamary Crema 

Aquamary Crema
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
Best
Best
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
Block & White, Radiance SPF 15 Whitening  Face Powder
Block & White, Radiance SPF 15 Whitening 
Face Powder
Made in:  Philippines
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
CCM Cream 
CCM Cream 
Made in: Likely Cambodia 
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2020
Chandni Lightening Cream
Chandni Lightening 
Cream 
Made in: Pakistan 
Purchased from: Internet
Year collected: 2020
Chupa Manchas
Chupa Manchas
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2021
Clara Luna
Clara Luna
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019
Delicate Cream
Delicate Cream
Made in: South Asia
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019

Dr. Japan Nano

Dr. Japan Nano
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
Elid's Natural
Elid's Natural
Made in: Likely Mexico
Purchased from: Community Market
Year collected: 2023
Eskinol Skin Therapy Gluta-Milk Whitening Face Powder
Eskinol Skin Therapy Gluta-Milk Whitening Face Powder
Made in: Philippines
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
Freckle Killer #2
Freckle Killer #2
Made in: China
Purchased from: Community market, Internet
Years collected: 2012, 2013, 2014Gluta Speed White Sakura

Gluta Speed White Sakura
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
Golden Pearl  Beauty Cream 
Golden Pearl 
Beauty Cream
Made in: Pakistan
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
Goree Beauty Cream 
Goree Beauty Cream
Made in: Pakistan
Purchased from: 
Community market, 
Internet
Year collected: 2019
JiaoLi HuiChunSu Face Cream 7-Day Specific Eliminating Freckle 
JiaoLi HuiChunSu Face Cream 7-Day Specific Eliminating Freckle
Made in: China
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
JiaoLi HuiChunSu  Miraculous Cream 
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 
Miraculous Cream
Made in: China
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2014
JiaoLi HuiChunSu  Whitening Speckles Removed Cream AB Set 
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 
Whitening Speckles Removed Cream AB Set
Made in: China
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 10-Days Eliminating Freckle Day and Night 
JiaoLi HuiChunSu 10-Days Eliminating Freckle Day and Night
Made in: China
Purchased from: Internet
Year collected: 2013
KIM Ginseng and Pearl Cream 
KIM Ginseng and Pearl Cream
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
KIM Pearl and Snow Lotus Cream 
KIM Pearl and Snow Lotus Cream
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
La Crema de Rebeca
La Crema de Rebeca 
Made in: Mexico 
Purchased from: Swap meet
Years collected: 2012, 2018, 2019, 2021La Milagrosa
La Milagrosa
La Milagrosa
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Internet, Swap meet
Years collected: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022La Tía Mána
La Tía Mána
La Tía Mána
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Community market, Individual, Swap meet
Years collected: 2018, 2019, 2023​

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Mamá Cata
Mamá Cata
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2022
Maravillosa Crema Reneradora 
Maravillosa Crema Reneradora
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Internet
Year collected: 2022
Milk Cream

Milk Cream
Made in: Likely Cambodia
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
Mireya 
Mireya
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: Unknown
Miss Beautiful 
Miss Beautiful
Made in: Likely Cambodia
Purchased from: Flea market
Year collected: 2019
Monsepa Bleaching  Express Peeling 
Monsepa Bleaching 
Express Peeling
Made in:  China
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
Natural Body Recipe Skin Whitening Powder 
Natural Body Recipe Skin Whitening Powder
Made in:  Philippines
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012
Nunn Care (old and new packaging) 
Nunn Care
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Internet
Years collected: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
One Today - Dang Duong Cosmetics 
One Today - Dang Duong Cosmetics
Made in: Vietnam
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019
P-Care 
P-Care
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019
Phone Cream 
Phone Cream
Made in: Likely Cambodia
Purchased from: Flea market
Year collected: 2020
Piel de Seda 
Piel de Seda
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2016
Pomada de la Campana del Dr. Bell
Pomada de la Campana del Dr. Bell
(Tainted after purchase and resold)
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Facebook Marketplace, Swap meet
Years collected: 2012, 2019, 2021, 2022 
Pond's Clarant B3 
Pond's Clarant B3
(Tainted after purchase and resold)
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Years collected: 2019, 2020Pond's Rejuveness
Pond's Rejuveness
(Tainted after purchase and resold)
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Individual
Years collected: 2019, 2020
POP Cream
POP Cream
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Unknown
Years collected: 2012, 2019Q-Nic Care White Armpit Whitening
Q-Nic Care White Armpit Whitening
Made in: Thailand
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019
Qian Mei Whitening Cream 
Qian Mei Whitening Cream
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Flea market
Year collected: 2020
Rosabell Crema 
Rosabell Crema
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Individual
Year collected: 2023San Ruby Beauty Whitening Cream
San Ruby Beauty Whitening Cream
San Ruby Beauty Whitening Cream
Made in: China
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012Shichade Tokyo
Shichade Tokyo
Shichade Tokyo
Made in: Japan
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019Spot Remover Cream
Spot Remover Cream
Spot Remover Cream
Made in: Likely Cambodia
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2019Top Beauty: Whitening Night Cream
Top Beauty: Whitening Night Cream
Top Beauty: Whitening Night Cream
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2012​

Unlabeled

Unlabeled - "Crema de Casa"


Unlabeled - "Crema de Casa"
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: Unknown
Unlabeled - "Crema de Desmanchadora"
Unlabeled - "Crema de Desmanchadora"
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2023
Unlabeled - "Crema Esparza" 
Unlabeled - "Crema Esparza"
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Individual
Years collected: 2018, 2019Unlabeled - "Crema Jimena"

Unlabeled - "Crema Jimena"
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Community market
Years collected: 2019, 2020Unlabeled - "Dia"
Unlabeled - "Dia"
Made in: Likely Mexico
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2021
Unlabeled - "Noche" 
Unlabeled - "Noche"
Made in: Likely Mexico
Purchased from: Community market
Year collected: 2021
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Individual
Year collected: 2019
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Cambodia 
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Cambodia
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Cambodia
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 
2019
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2020
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 
2020
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Unkown
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2019
Unlabeled cream 
Unlabeled
Made in: Unknown
Purchased from: Individual
Year collected: 2020
Unlabeled cream
Unlabeled
Made in: Unkown
Purchased from: Individual
Year collected: 2021
Unlabeled creams 
Unlabeled
Made in: Unknown 
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: 2020
Unlabeled creams 
Unlabeled
Made in: Mexico
Purchased from: Unknown
Year collected: Unknown

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