Frequently Asked Question

17. Are skin lightening products allowed in Zimbabwe?

The MCAZ does not control non-medicated cosmetic products. Members of the public are advised to use discretion when choosing cosmetics. We are aware that there are some products which are marketed as skin lightening creams which may contain controlled substances such as hydroquinone, corticosteroids or tretinoids. Medicated creams are regulated as medicines and should be acquired from licensed premises under the advice of qualified professionals. The public is encouraged to desist from acquiring medicines from unlicensed sources.