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What are skin lighteners?

By admin
19 October 2013

Skin lighteners are products that change the colour of skin so that it becomes fairer, paler or lighter. Many creams and tablets promise to make your skin colour more even or toned. Not all creams are dangerous, but those that contain hydroquinone, phenol, steroids and mercury are. These ingredients are harmful to the skin and can cause permanent damage. Phenol, mercury and hydroquinone are banned substances in South African skin products.