Chinese government lifts ban on P&G's SK-II cosmetic products

November 7, 2006

Cincinnati-Procter & Gamble, based here, will resume sales of its Japanese-made SK-II cosmetics in China following the Chinese government's finding that the products are not harmful to consumers, according to the People's Daily Online.

Cincinnati-Procter & Gamble, based here, will resume sales of its Japanese-made SK-II cosmetics in China following the Chinese government’s finding that the products are not harmful to consumers, according to the People’s Daily Online.

The Chinese government had banned SK-II products earlier this year when chromium and neodymium were found in them. Subsequently, it was determined that those substances had not been deliberately added to the cosmetics, but rather came in small, harmless quantities, according to a joint statement published by China’s Ministry of Health and its General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.