Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Skin FDA Issues Warnings, Pushes Consumer Education of OTC Skin Lightening Products

  • OldPerry

    September 1, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Interesting. I was under the impression that Hydroquinone was still OTC in the US but that changed in 2006. Wonder how I missed that.

    This press is weirdly written though. They seem to equate Hydroquinone (which you can get as a prescription) and Mercury which you can’t use at all right?

  • Microformulation

    September 1, 2022 at 8:20 pm
    I believe Mercury Creams, while banned, can be purchased over the Internet and also at some outlets catering to customers from other cultures (Asia, Africa, the Middle East). I recall reading a C&T article regarding these products a few years ago.

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