The Ministry of Climate Change is cracking down on dangerous fairness creams

The Ministry of Climate Change is cracking down on dangerous fairness creams

56 out of 59 creams contain mercury which causes skin cancer and other diseases, revealed Minister Zartaj Gul.
Updated 24 Jul, 2019

The Minister for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul shared that the ministry would take action against cosmetic companies using 'an excessive amount of mercury' in fairness creams after 31 December, 2019.

This discovery was made when the ministry checked 59 samples and found 56 of them contained way more than 1% mercury. The whitening creams contain mercury which is hazardous for female skin and can cause cancer," Gul told the media representatives, "We tested 59 brands in the country and 56 turned out to be using excessive doses of Mercury."

The minister from DG Khan called out companies for making mercury-intensive products to profit off insecurities and our society's colour complex: “You are playing with our skin with your Rs10 creams.”

Gul was resolute on acting against substandard, fairness creams manufacturers and shared a list of hazardous beauty creams online. Many also took to internet to support the young minister and advice young girls to be cautious before using any fairness cream.

The minister also promised to seal the companies manufacturing dangerous beauty creams after 31 December and also take action against all such brands.

So not only are these skin whitening creams unnecessary, they're downright dangerous. Hard pass and good riddance. Societal norms need to change where fair is the only colour to be; we own our melanin now.


M. Emad Jul 24, 2019 06:17pm
Skin Whitening Creams are multi-million rupee business in Pakistan.
fairplay Jul 24, 2019 08:49pm
Ban all the fairness creams from the country, and all advertising. The concept is false and misleading.
saad Jul 24, 2019 09:22pm
she didnt resign yet?
Huma Jul 25, 2019 02:48am
Where is Faiza beauty cream?
sixes Jul 25, 2019 07:37am
I think gypsy amazing cream including all other creams need to be checked. There are possibilities of high lead and other amine contents in them, which are very harmful to the people using them.