MAFS ‘Rhyce Power insists he is NOT breaking the law by selling banned tanning medications on Instagram

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Rhyce Power has publicly denied breaking the law by selling a banned tanning agent called Melanotan on Instagram.

Married At First Sight star Jessika Power’s brother says his business is perfectly legal because he works with a ‘registered doctor’.

Importing, exporting, manufacturing or supplying Melanotan without a prescription is illegal in Australia and those who break the rules face heavy fines.

Defending his company: Rhyce Power, 29, has publicly denied breaking the law by selling a banned tanning agent called Melanotan on Instagram

Defending his company: Rhyce Power, 29, has publicly denied breaking the law by selling a banned tanning agent called Melanotan on Instagram

Everyone inquires about the Melanotan. Nothing has been imported, because that is clearly illegal, ” the 29-year-old wrote on Instagram Stories on Tuesday.

Like I said, I have a friend who has a few. That friend is a doctor 🙂 It’s from a registered doctor who is legally required to prescribe it as he thinks you need it, ‘the OnlyFans star continued.

Rhyce has not disclosed the doctor’s name.

Clarification: The brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power said on Instagram Stories that his business is perfectly legal because he works with a 'registered doctor'

Clarification: The brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power said on Instagram Stories that his business is perfectly legal because he works with a 'registered doctor'

Clarification: The brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power said on Instagram Stories that his business is perfectly legal because he works with a ‘registered doctor’

Secret Source: Rhyce has not disclosed the name of the doctor he works with

Secret Source: Rhyce has not disclosed the name of the doctor he works with

Secret Source: Rhyce has not disclosed the name of the doctor he works with

“Just open your eyes to people who didn’t know you could get this from a doctor,” he added, alongside an angel face emoji and a sunglasses emoji.

Melanotan – also known as the ‘Barbie drug’ – is a synthetic tanning drug that, when injected, increases the body’s production of melanin, which darkens the pigments in a person’s skin.

Rhyce first revealed he sold Melanotan in January when he wrote on Instagram: ‘More than 150 bottles of Melanotan are shipped today. I only have 50 left that don’t last in the box all day. ‘

'More than 150 bottles of Melanotan are shipping today': Rhyce first revealed he sold Melanotan in January when he placed this photo of several small medicine bottles on a glass table next to a piece of paper with a list of names and numbers

'More than 150 bottles of Melanotan are shipping today': Rhyce first revealed he sold Melanotan in January when he placed this photo of several small medicine bottles on a glass table next to a piece of paper with a list of names and numbers

‘More than 150 bottles of Melanotan are shipping today’: Rhyce first revealed he sold Melanotan in January when he placed this photo of several small medicine bottles on a glass table next to a piece of paper with a list of names and numbers

He also posted a photo of several small medicine bottles on a glass table next to a piece of paper with a list of names and numbers.

The reality star later denied taking the photo, but the image did show a man’s leg with a distinctive red tattoo identical to Rhyce’s.

When Rhyce was approached for comment by Daily Mail Australia at the time, he denied personally selling or importing the bottles.

Coincidence?  The reality star later denied taking the photo ...

Coincidence?  The reality star later denied taking the photo ...

... but the image did feature a man's leg with a distinctive red tattoo identical to Rhyce's

... but the image did feature a man's leg with a distinctive red tattoo identical to Rhyce's

Coincidence? The reality star later denied taking the photo, but the image did show a man’s leg with a striking red tattoo identical to Rhyce’s.

Instead, he described himself as a “middleman” promoting products for an unnamed company in the United States.

“Anyone who inquires from the post I set up should have a prescription to buy and just buy from the company, and from there they’ll take over the sale, I guess,” he said.

The heavily tattooed influencer likened his agreement with the US-based company to “ promoting Chemist Warehouse, ” insisting that he had “ nothing to do with logistics, imports, or sales. ”

'Middle Man': When Rhyce was approached for comment by Daily Mail Australia at the time, he personally denied selling or importing the bottles

'Middle Man': When Rhyce was approached for comment by Daily Mail Australia at the time, he personally denied selling or importing the bottles

‘Middle Man’: When Rhyce was approached for comment by Daily Mail Australia at the time, he personally denied selling or importing the bottles

Deal: Rhyce also said he wasn't paid for Spruik Melanotan, but instead paid in the form of 'skin care products such as cleansers and moisturizers'

Deal: Rhyce also said he wasn't paid for Spruik Melanotan, but instead paid in the form of 'skin care products such as cleansers and moisturizers'

Deal: Rhyce also said he wasn’t paid for Spruik Melanotan, but instead paid in the form of ‘skin care products such as cleansers and moisturizers’

Rhyce also said he wasn’t paid to spruce up Melanotan, but instead paid in the form of “ skin care products like cleansers and moisturizers. ”

Many health experts have warned against using Melanotan as it can have serious side effects include vomiting, loss of appetite, facial flushing, involuntary stretching and yawning, and spontaneous erections.

Speak to the Herald Sun, Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists president Associate Professor Dr. Greg Goodman warned that the biggest risk melanotan poses “is that it is more difficult to detect melanoma.”

“It’s completely bizarre for someone to inject themselves with a drug they bought on the Internet that stays in your system for at least six weeks,” he added.

Fame through association: Rhyce is the brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power (left)

Fame through association: Rhyce is the brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power (left)

Fame through association: Rhyce is the brother of Married At First Sight star Jessika Power (left)

'Please Don't Touch Them': Former Married At First Sight bride Natasha Spencer spoke out against Melanotan last year urging fans to consider health consequences and side effects

'Please Don't Touch Them': Former Married At First Sight bride Natasha Spencer spoke out against Melanotan last year urging fans to consider health consequences and side effects

‘Please Don’t Touch Them’: Former Married At First Sight bride Natasha Spencer spoke out against Melanotan last year urging fans to consider health consequences and side effects

Former Married At First Sight bride Natasha Spencer spoke out against Melanotan last year, urging fans to consider the health consequences and potential side effects.

‘I did Melanotan injections … I didn’t know the side effects and I wish I did,’ she said 9 Now.

‘I can’t tell you how bad they are. Please don’t touch them, please don’t use them. They are illegal, and it was something I should never have done.

Basically, it increases your natural sensitivity to the sun, it’s not good. I now have a patch of completely dead skin from where I used to inject it. ‘

Regrets: 'I did Melanotan injections ... I didn't know the side effects and I wish I did,' she told 9Now.  'I can't tell you how bad they are.  Please don't touch them, please don't use them.  They're illegal, and it was something I should never have done '

Regrets: 'I did Melanotan injections ... I didn't know the side effects and I wish I did,' she told 9Now.  'I can't tell you how bad they are.  Please don't touch them, please don't use them.  They're illegal, and it was something I should never have done '

Regrets: ‘I did Melanotan injections … I didn’t know the side effects and I wish I did,’ she told 9Now. ‘I can’t tell you how bad they are. Please don’t touch them, please don’t use them. They’re illegal, and it was something I should never have done ‘

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