Company Statement regarding Hemp Seed Oil in Cosmetics
SGPomades hereby announces our voluntary decision to stop the sale of and to return or dispose off all stocks containing Hemp Seed Oil a.k.a. Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil and to work with brand manufacturers in producing future batches of affected products with said ingredient replaced with other organic seed oils.
This is a decision made after consulting our professional contacts in the local cosmetics industry. According to Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), Hemp Seed Oil even in the form of seed oil, may contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive chemical substance that is also a Class A controlled drug and therefore cannot be imported in and sold in Singapore. There exists some scientific research that have proven this. Although according to manufacturers of the Hemp Seed Oil supplied to the pomade manufacturers, the refinement process ensured there is no tetrahydrocannabinol in the oil, our company sees the difficulty of having to provide extensive proof for this and therefore will stop importation and retail of any products containing Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil.
Our company normal procedure of cosmetics checks follows the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore recommendations with a 2 steps process. Firstly we check that product comply with labelling requirements. Secondly we check that the ingredients in cosmetic products comply with the requirement of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (a 240+ page list of ingredients). There was no mention in the aforementioned document about this ingredient. It is our oversight to not realize that although Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil is generally deemed globally to be safe for food or cosmetics use, it is not accepted in Singapore according to CNB. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org by relevant authorities and will fully cooperate if required.
List of affected products
Black Bean Grocery Hair Dressing Cream
Flagship Streamline Cream Pomade
Flagship Strait of Malacca Pomade
Stickmore Boost Tonic
Templeton Tonics Hair Tonic
Templeton Tonics Oasis Clay ( next batch of Oasis Clay will be a Special Singapore Brew: Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) seed oil ingredient will be replaced with Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil )