Video: Skin lightening creams seized in the UK

Toxic skin lightening creams containing damaging ingredients were seized in east London. View video here. Steve Playle, from London Trading Standards, said: “These traders are not only playing with the lives of their customers, but they also face prosecution, fines of up to £20,000 and even the possibility of jail. Most of them know what they

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UK — Man fined £16,000 for selling cosmetics containing mercury and hydroquinone

A man who sold dangerous cosmetic products has been fined £16,000. Kabamba Tabukanga, 53, of Hoe Lane, admitted selling products that contained mercury and hydroquinone, used in skin bleaching. He was caught after a check from trading standards found a number of skin lightening cosmetics containing the dangerous substances. The 53-year-old pleaded guilty to 14 charges.

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