Here are 40 harmful cosmetic products on the Ghanaian market that you should be careful of

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in Ghana has cautioned the public against some 40 harmful cosmetic products in the country.

These are the list of 41 harmful cosmetic products in Ghana that you should be careful of

A press statement released by the authority indicated that these 40 products contain harmful substances including mercury, hydroquinone and steroids.

The directive further cautioned the producers of the harmful products to recall them from the market with immediate effect.

The companies with the products according to the FDA have breached violate the Standards Authority Act, 1973 (N.R.C.D.1 173) as well as sections 111 (c) and 113 (b) of the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851.

The report said, "These substances are not permitted in cosmetic products due to their adverse side effects over prolonged use,” adding that “The adverse health effects associated with these substances include but not limited to the following: permanent neurological damage in children (pre-natal and neo-natal, kidney toxicity, fertility problems, birth defects, gastrointestinal toxicity, liver toxicity, skin infections, skin cancer and hyperpigmentation/Ochronosis.”


Below is the list of companies and products that contain the substances that are not permitted in cosmetic products.

DIMD Limited

  • Perfect White Beauty Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Day By Day Men Perfect Body Lotion (Betamethasone)

Banare Limited

  • Ahoofs Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

France Mod Limited

  • Fair & White So White Skin Perfector Brightening and Moisturizing Body Milk (Hydroquinone)

IVO Ghana Limited

  • Zoe Peau Sublime Beauty Lotion (BN:AF50.04000002.09:15) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone)
  • Zoe Peau Sublime Beauty Lotion (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone) Body Clear Lightening Lotion (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)
  • Zoe Peau Sublime Face Corrective Cream (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Clobetasol, Betamethasone)
  • Body Fashion Body Milk (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)
  • HT7 Hyprogel Body Lotion (BN: not stated) (Betamethasone)
  • Beauty Clinic Whitening Lotion (BN: AF51.0500 0001) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

Magic Dodo Ltd

  • Dodo Beauty Lightening Lotion (BN: 006114) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)
  • Marie France Skin Care (BN: 006045) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone

Nouvelle Parfumrie Gandour Ghana Limited

  • Tiatio Concentrated Serum (Betamethasone, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Bravia Unifying Body Cream (BN: 1006618) (Hydroquinone)
  • Bronze Tone Cocoa Butter and Honey Extracts (Hydroquinone
  • Passionella Complexion Unifying Serum (Hydroquinone)
  • Passionella Brightening Cream (BN2241540) (Hydroquinone)
  • Fluo Pommade a Huile de Ricin (Betamethasone)
  • Bravia Lotion (Mercury, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Doctoress Creme (Clobetasol)
  • Pure Skin Vanishing Care Body Cream (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Senophine Creme (Clobetasol)
  • Abana Facial Creme (Mercury, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Bronze Tone Maxi Tone Cocoa Butter & Honey Extract Lotion (Hydroquinone)
  • Maxilight Lightening & Purifying Body Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • G&G Body Cream (Mercury, Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

Paradise Cosmetics Limited

  • Bioskin Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 750) (Hydroquinone, Clobetasol)
  • Bioskin Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 847) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Clair- Liss Genial Lightening Body Cream (BN: 39834) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Clair - Liss Genial Lightening Body Cream (9816) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Sivoclair Lightening Body Lotion (BN-3560) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Goldskin Clarifying Body Lotion with Argan Oil (BN: 740) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Goldskin Fast Action Cream with Argan Oil (BN: 607025) (Clobetasol)
  • Peau Claire Lightening Body Cream (BN: 3926) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)
  • Biocarrot Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 167) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

Stopover JRA Enterprise

  • RA Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

Universal Basic Company Limited

  • Tendrina Special Hand and Body Complexion Lotion (BN: 139) (Betamethasone)
  • Tendrina Complexion Cream (BN: CT 4003) (Betamethasone)
  • Tendrina Hand and Body Complexion Lotion (BN: not legible) (Betamethasone)
  • TC 35 Clear Complexion Milk (BN: 14352) (Betamethasone)


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