The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/00085/19

Product:  Skin lightening product

Name: Brightening moisturising solution

Barcode:  8901030561856
Batch number:  B 189, P 220717

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Fair & Lovely

Type / number of model: 

Counterfeit: UNKNOWN

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 0,01 %). / Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  50 g of skin whitening lotion in a white and pink plastic tube with the picture of a woman, and a pink cap.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a white and pink cardboard box with the picture of a woman.

Country of origin: India

Alert submitted by: Norway