The US Food and Drug Administration has approved two brand new beard whitener powders, which contain a substance that can kill skin cells and kill bacteria, after a review by scientists.
The products, marketed under the brand name Diy, are sold as a whitening spray that is made from a plant that contains an ingredient called dicaprylyl triazole, which is also used in white vinegar.
Dicaproyl triazoles are known to cause a range of side effects including skin damage, inflammation and tissue damage.
“Diy” whitening powders are currently only available in Canada.
The FDA approved the products last week after a preliminary review.
The two products are called “Diy” and “Beard Whitener” respectively.
The FDA approved the products in April, just over a year after the agency approved a second batch of the products.
The approval of these two products marks the first time that the FDA has approved the use of a compound made from dicarpylyl trisiloxane, which was previously known as dicapratelysin.
The FDA says the dicarpsyl trisILOXANE compound has been shown to be effective in the treatment of acne, and is safe for use.
The agency also says that dicarbonyl glycol may be used in the formulation of the Diy powder.
The company behind the products, Skincare Technologies, said in a statement to ABC News that it is aware of the FDA’s decision.
The agency did not specify when the approvals of the new products were made.
Diacarpsylylsiloxanes are usually made from poly(methyl methacrylate) polyester, but can be made from ethylhexyl palmitate or ethyl ethyl palmtate, which are polyesters that are less toxic than dicarampsyl triacryl polyester.
ABC News’ Mark Berman contributed to this report.