Dark cloud over skin-lightening creams

02 June 2015 - 02:04 By Nashira Davids

Nonhlanhla Khumalo is on a mission to get harmful beauty products off our streets. The University of Cape Town professor is behind the launch of a new lab that tests skin-lightening creams for dangerous ingredients, some linked to cancer.Khumalo, who made headlines last year with her research into excessive amounts of formaldehyde in many hair-straighteners, tested skin-lightening products bought from informal traders and from pharmacies in Cape Town.

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day, Financial Mail or Rand Daily Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.