n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Editor's forum

Volume 39, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



I was disturbed to read that illegally imported cosmetics had been seized from general retail businesses and street traders by the eThekwini municipality's health unit.

The cosmetics were banned under the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, under which it is illegal to sell, manufacture or import for sale, cosmetic products that contain hydroquinone and its monobenzyl, monoethyl and monomethyl ethers.

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