BE CAREFUL OF NON-AMERICAN, NON-FDA APPROVED, SKIN WHITENING PRODUCTS.

(The Time 10/22/13) The Japanese manufacturer Kanebo Cosmetics has issued an apology for a recall of products blamed for leaving thousands of customers with blotchy skin. This occurred after customers used a whitening product called” 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone,” known as ‘Rhododenol”. To date 15,192 cases have been reported. THERE ARE MANY, MANY SKIN LIGHTENING PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET. MOST MADE WITHIN THE US WILL BE SAFE. SOME MAY NOT BE VERY EFFECTIVE. BUT NOW, WITH THE INTERNET, IT IS EASY TO GET PRODUCTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS, WHICH DO NOT UNDERGO FDA SCRUTINY, CAN BE UNSAFE. MOST OF THE SIDE EFFECTS REPORTED IN THE LITERATURE MENTION PRODUCTS FROM ASIAN OR AFRICAN COUNTRIES. SO BEWARE. IT SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND SOMETHING MADE IN THE USA. BETTER, ASK YOUR DERMATOLOGIST FOR ADVICESO YOU CAN GET SOMETHING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.