A Hayes shopkeeper has been fined £1,260 after selling an illegal skin lightening cream he told trading standard officers he thought was a harmless moisturiser. Jean Bitulu, owner of John Foods in Hayes Shopping Centre was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 24 May, after admitting seven counts of breaching the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations -> Continue reading Hayes shopkeeper fined after selling banned skin lightening products
Secret haul of 2,500 products being seized is caught on camera London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lighteners has resulted in another successful prosecution, with fines and costs totalling £48,942, plus the imposition of a 15 week suspended prison sentence. Shaba Hair & Cosmetics (Peckham) Limited, and former Director Mr Banaras Hussain, was sentenced -> Continue reading LTS campaign on illegal skin lighteners sees another prosecution
London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lightening products saw further success last month when two more businesses were successfully prosecuted. In Barking & Dagenham Ms Ashwinder Sachdeva (37), the Director of Glamour Touch (UK) Limited at 66 East Street, Barking, IG11 appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court. She pleaded guilty to labelling, composition and trade -> Continue reading Illegal skin lighteners – two more prosecutions
London Trading Standards have had more success in their campaign against High Street traders selling illegal and dangerous skin lightening products. In recent months ten businesses have been ordered to pay fines and costs of over £126,000 for their involvement in the supply of cosmetics that either contain banned or restricted substances or failed to -> Continue reading Skin lightener campaign prosecution results
Thousands of image-conscious Londoners are risking their health and even their lives by continuing to use banned skin lightening creams that can seriously damage organs and even cause cancer, according to London Trading Standards. The capital’s trading standards’ association – which works with 33 local authorities – has renewed its health warnings to both the public -> Continue reading Beauty and the skin cream beasts that can kill
Wande Alugo, who founded the influential beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog www.wandesworld.com, gives her views on the use of skin lightening creams, and the illegal skin whitening products which pose a real danger to the public in London and beyond.
Dr Bav Shergill, Consultant Dermatologist and Trustee at the British Skin Foundation gives his advice about the use of harmful banned skin lightening products. “Many illegal skin lightening beauty products promise to lighten dark blemishes and make complexions fairer, though people should be aware that there are dangers associated with use of these products. Personal -> Continue reading Medical advice about skin bleaching dangers
Skin whitening/lightening creams Skin whitening/lightening creams The UK market for skin whitening products is growing all the time, and there are many unscrupulous sellers of products which promise much, but either do not deliver what they promise, or are either dangerous to skin or banned for other reasons, possibly because of the ingredients used in their -> Continue reading The dangers of skin lightening products
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