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Free reign of fairness creams may end soon

DNMUM423856 | 10/10/2018 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :309 | India

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Mumbai: Fair and glowing skin in a matter of hours or days. This claim is enough to propel the sales numbers of a skin cream irrespective of the chemicals in the formulation. But the free reign of such products may soon come to an end.
Alarmed by the side effects of skin-lightening creams packed with steroids and other strong chemicals, the Centre has brought out draft norms to curb their sale over the counter across the country. The government has proposed to make a doctor’s prescription must for these skin products.
The move follows representations by consumer and medical bodies, including the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). According to these organisations, skin-lightening cream
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