Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has found excessive mercury and hydroquinone, cancer causing chemicals in 8 Pakistani beauty creams. BSTI had collected a total of 13 fairness creams imported from Pakistan to assess their composition at its laboratory. According to BSTI standards, skincare products are allowed to have 1 ppm mercury and 5 ppm hydroquinone.
However, Pakistani skincare creams contain mercury in the range of 193 ppm to 948 ppm and hydroquinone in the range of 434 ppm to 1980 ppm. The 8 fairness products proven harmful for use are:
- Goree Whitening Cream
- Chandni Whitening Cream
- New Face Whitening Cream
- Due Cream
- Golden Pearl Cream
- Faiza Cream
- Noor Cream
- White Pearl Plus Whitening Cream
Source: Pro Pakistani
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