Sunday, July 8, 2012
Just saw a commercial for a new Proactive product called PROACTIVE DARK SPOT CORRECTOR - beware - the lightening ingredient used in this product is Hydroquinone. This ingredient has been banned in the EU since 2001 but not in the US.
Hydroquinone has been shown to cause leukemia in mice and other animals.
This is a common ingredient in whitening/lightening products in the US.
2% is allowed in over-the-counter products and up to 4% in prescription skincare.
Please research. The entire European Union has banned it. This should speak volumes. Our own FDA has stated that hydroquinone cannot be ruled out as a potential carcinogen! And yet they have no authority to do anything about it...