Skin Facts! What You Need to Know About Skin Lightening Products
The FDA’s Skin Facts! Initiative alerts consumers of potentially harmful over-the-counter (OTC) skin products containing hydroquinone or mercury. These products are sometimes called skin lightening products and are not FDA approved for over-the-counter sale.
OMHHE created the Skin Facts! Initiative, which includes educational materials and other communications, to help consumers understand the potential risks of using these products and to help identify whether the skin products they purchase contain these harmful ingredients.
New! Learn about newly identified illegal skin lightening products.
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