Local in the UK have warned about the use of skin-lightening creams. Some of the lightening creams they tested contained banned and so were . However, they were on sale in UK stores. A spokesperson said the creams could pose a threat to consumers' health. He said there has been an in the number of users experiencing health after using the creams. These include rashes, burns and . The spokesperson said the creams could increase the risk of skin , and liver and kidney damage.
The skin-lightening is estimated at $4.8 billion. It is forecast to double to around $8.9 billion in ten years. The governments warned that " retailers" were selling illegal skin-lightening lotions and omitted to put the illegal on the labels. Some of the ingredients acted like paint . It could burn off the top layer of . A spokesperson said: "Skin creams containing banned ingredients are very and could seriously damage your health, scar you for and even kill you, so they should be avoided at all ."