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Do you use Whitening Skincare Products/Cosmetics?

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Whitening Skincare Products/Cosmetics

Postby tree nymph » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:58 am

Recently my friend asked me to get her some whitening skincare products while I was in Europe. I couldn't find it everywhere, despite it is a very popular product here, and from an International famous brand.

I asked the beauty consultant from the brand's counter and was told that they don't carry whitening product - in fact, they are not allowed to sell whitening product in Europe.

Being me, I asked why. She told me that Whitening products are not approved for sale in Europe as the ingredients are cancer-causing!

If it is, why are whitening products selling like hot cakes in Asia?

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Postby tankee » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:02 pm

one of the many mysteries in the world.

we also know that smoking cigarettes can cause cancer :oops: :siam:

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Postby tree nymph » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:25 pm

Tankee,
welcome bAck!

I found out that the ingredient used in these products Are not FDA approved, therefore it's banned in Europe. So does that mean that the lives of the Europeans are more precious then Asians???

:shock:

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Postby tankee » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:28 pm

thanks :wink:

May not be the case. If I remember correctly Caucasian's skin contain less certain pigment that is helpful to prevent sun burn and skin cancer (from overexposure to sunlights) than African's and Asian's.

It may be this different in skin composition that result in the different in approval for sale & usage.

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Postby markfch » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:10 pm

I'm making a wild guess here. Is it because caucasians face very white already, so don't need any whitening cream. Too much whiteness will make one look like ghosts you know :wink: :laugh:
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Re: Whitening Skincare Products/Cosmetics

Postby CJS » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:23 pm

tree nymph wrote:
Being me, I asked why. She told me that Whitening products are not approved for sale in Europe as the ingredients are cancer-causing!

If it is, why are whitening products selling like hot cakes in Asia?


I think the Europeans are probably thinking of skin whitening products obtainable only via prescription ie like those that Michael Jackson used. Ours are simply ingredients that help to block off sunlight from our skin hence lightening our complexion which can be easily obtained via counter.

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Re: Whitening Skincare Products/Cosmetics

Postby tree nymph » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:15 pm

CJS wrote:

I think the Europeans are probably thinking of skin whitening products obtainable only via prescription ie like those that Michael Jackson used. Ours are simply ingredients that help to block off sunlight from our skin hence lightening our complexion which can be easily obtained via counter.


no leh, I wanted to buy the facial clenser with whitening at the counter from the shopping centre. They don't sell. I went to chect out other brands, they don't sell anything with whitening content. Can't get from tax-free at the European airports too.

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Postby tree nymph » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:17 pm

markfch wrote:I'm making a wild guess here. Is it because caucasians face very white already, so don't need any whitening cream. Too much whiteness will make one look like ghosts you know :wink: :laugh:


:rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Postby Augmum » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:12 pm

tree nymph

if it contains hydroquinone, this ingredient was banned in most countries,
singapore used to have products with this ingredient, but was banned too.

yes, i read in the net, in certain countries, is hard to find whitening products (even though it does not contain hydroquinone)
unlike in singapore, everywhere u can see them

for whitening of spots , i recommmend Lancome Spot Eraser,
after reading the reviews in the net, i tried it myself, delivers results....
but it is v ex, retail at $165 for just 30 ml
and after using for a while, the results slow down........ :(

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Postby BlurBee » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:48 pm

markfch wrote:I'm making a wild guess here. Is it because caucasians face very white already, so don't need any whitening cream. Too much whiteness will make one look like ghosts you know :wink: :laugh:

:rotflmao:

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