Ghana’s Cosmetics Association petitions court to overturn FDA hydroquinone ban

Ghana’s Cosmetics Association petitions court to overturn FDA hydroquinone ban

The Cosmetics Association of Ghana is asking the court to reverse a ban on cosmetics products containing hydroquinone, which was bought in by the country’s Food and Drugs Administration, according to a report published by the Daily Graphic.

The association is seeking to overturn a ban on controversial whitening ingredient hydroquinone, which came into effect in August 2016, arguing in a writ that its members have imported skin care products containing the chemical for years and that is proven to be safe at low concentrations of 2 percent of less.

“The total ban on the product has no factual, medical or scientific basis and same is, therefore, illegal,” reads the petition.

IN CONVERSATION WITH...

FORMULA FRIDAY

STREET TALK

60 SECOND PITCH

WELLNESS

FASHION

TRAVEL

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY

TOP 50 BRANDS