|Dr. Farhan Rasool|
UAE bans skin whitening creams containing cancer-linked ingredient
Faiza beauty cream and Unitone 4 White are no longer available due to possible complications from the use of hydroquinone.
“Hydroquinone, without the supervision of a doctor, could lead to severe consequences and disfigurement. Moreover, there are several studies showing that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen in rodents,” said Dr Farhan Rasool, a specialist dermatologist at Universal Hospital.