According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the FDA has recently pulled several over the counter products from the market.  The AAD reports, “Consumers should avoid skin lighteners, ‘anti-aging’ creams, and other cosmetics that may contain toxic levels of mercury, the FDA advised in an alert issued Thursday.” Products with these ingredients, “‘mercurous chloride,’ ‘calomel,’ ‘mercuric,’ ‘mercurio,’ or ‘mercury’ among their ingredients — or that don’t list ingredients in English, or at all — should not be used, the FDA warned.” This alert came after the Minnesota Department of Health tested 27 products marketed as skin lighteners, finding that 11 exceeded the FDA’s allowable limit.

At Warthan Dermatology Center, none of our products have Mercury of any form. We take pride in the products we offer, and carry products that have better quality ingredients than over the counter. We want your skin to look great, but we definitely don’t want to put you in danger in the process!