NAFDAC officials raid ‘skincare’ facility where ladies peel their skin (video)
Some officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have raided the skin care outlet in which a lady was spotted ‘peeling’ her skin in a water filled with a “greenish chemical”.
Recall that in a video shared earlier on Twitter, a woman was seen lying nearly naked in a bathtub filled with water while an attendant was seen carrying out the exfoliation process.
See the gory video here as shared on twitter by the self acclaimed bleaching expert..
The facility was raided yesterday December 4 by NAFDAC officials, after the agency received a petition about the skin care outlet. This came after the owner of the facility lashed out at her critics after a video of the new bleaching process ignited an uproar.
See List of African Countries that have banned skin bleaching products here
In the video shared online, NAFDAC officials were seen removing some of the skin care products for tests which will be carried out at their office.
Here is the video of their raid. ….
I think owner ought to be charged to court by the Nigerian police for public health endangerment, raiding her beauty spar though commendable, is not enough.
As at the time of filing this report, the woman in question is at large.
According to the Nigerian Health Blog, Skin bleaching is a multibillion-dollar global industry, and at least four out of every 10 women in Africa bleach their skin, according to the World Health Organisation.
According to PubMed, 75% of Nigerian women and between 52% and 67% of Senegalese women use skin lightening products. A survey conducted in South Africa’s administrative capital Pretoria showed that 35% of women use them.
Source: Linda Ikeji