NAFDAC bans Dex luxury bar soap


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control has  announced its ban of  the sale of Dex Luxury bar soap.

NAFDAC said it was placing a ban on the soap because of its  Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) content.

According to a statement by NAFDAC, BMHCA has the potential to harm the reproductive system and skin sensitization. According to, BMHCA is considered as carcinogenic (having the potential to cause cancer)

The statement by NAFDAC read:  “Public Alert No. 012/2024.Ban on the sale of Dex Luxury Bar Soap due to Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) content.

“NAFDAC is notifying the public of the ban on the sale of Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 mystic flower) by the European Union (EU).

“The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation as it is said to contain Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system, causing harm to the health of the unborn child, and may cause skin sensitization.

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“As a result, a ban on the marketing of the product has been placed by some regulatory and public authorities in the EU.

“Product Name: Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), Product Brand: DEX, Country of Manufacture: Turkey, Model: 11.11.22, Barcode: 8694965531, Category: Cosmetics.

“Although this product is not on the NAFDAC database, importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers are advised to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain to avoid the importation, distribution, sale, and use of the above-mentioned product.

“Healthcare professionals and consumers are advised to report any suspicion of adverse reactions or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office.”


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