Thursday, 7 May 2015

Ivory Coast Bans Skin Whitening Creams

Ivory Coast has banned skin-whitening creams because of the  harm it causes to health.

“Cosmetic lightening and hygiene creams ... that depigment the skin ... are now forbidden,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ban includes: whitening creams and lotions containing mercury and its derivatives, cortisone, vitamin A or more than two percent hydroquinone.

I'm guessing it also includes Dencia's whitenicious cream even though she claims it does not contain harmful chemicals.

Altogether, I think it's a good law for public health protection, but I feel people will always find a way to use whatever they like.

 At the end of the day, this law may only create a new market for smuggling.

1 comment:

  1. Many treatments use a combination of topical lotions or gels along with a sunscreen. Skin Whitening Treatment


Test Your Medicine Knowledge

The correct answer is amitriptyline (A) Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA); a class of drugs that can cause fatal dru...