More
    HomeHealthHere is the list of prohibited cosmetics by KEBS.

    Here is the list of prohibited cosmetics by KEBS.

    Published on

    The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has removed 131 skin-lightening products from sale in the country due to their alleged inclusion of prescription-only chemicals.

    This is only a reminder since KEBS Managing Director Bernard Njiraini said that the items were still prohibited as per their mandate.

    Bleaching creams, lotions, gels, and soaps containing hydroquinone, as well as steroids and hormone preparations, are examples of products that need to be approved for medical use by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

    Substances such as hydroquinone, mercury, oxidizing agents, and hormone preparations are used to treat a wide range of medical disorders, but their usage is strictly regulated and should be carried out under a supervision of a physician.

    In addition, Mr. Njiraini emphasized that the sale of such products should be restricted to licensed pharmacies and pharmacists exclusively.

    Hydroquinone, steroids, mercury, and hydrogen peroxide may all be found in some cosmetic products. These substances are not recognized as medicines by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

    Because of the potential for harm that these products offer, KEBS has issued a warning to Kenyans, emphasizing that protecting the public is vital to their mission.

    Subscribe for the Latest news updates.
    KenyanStory
    KenyanStoryhttps://www.kenyanstory.com
    KenyanStory informs you of the most relevant news and stories about Kenyans. Don't forget to share what you've read.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Captcha verification failed!
    CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

    Follow Us

    7,089FansLike
    61FollowersFollow

    Latest

    If Cherera is fired, Azimio will boycott the 2027 election.

    If four dissident Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners are removed from office,...

    Doctors to strike over frustration with Ruto’s government.

    As a result of the government's refusal to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement  (CBA) for...

    Safaricom launched M-Pesa Go for youngsters.

    Safaricom, the major telecom provider in Kenya, has introduced a new financial product called...

    KDF has sent a third group of soldiers to the DRC Congo.

    The Embakasi Garrison in Nairobi has sent a third group of Kenyan soldiers to...

    More like this

    Doctors to strike over frustration with Ruto’s government.

    As a result of the government's refusal to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement  (CBA) for...

    Cholera kills eight people in Nairobi.

    The Ministry of Health reports that eight individuals have lost their lives in Nairobi...

    Cholera Outbreak Declared in Nairobi and 5 Other Counties

    Six counties have reported a cholera outbreak, and the Ministry of Health is working...