Sale of fake cosmetics rampant in Jeddah

Updated 23 April 2014

Sale of fake cosmetics rampant in Jeddah

More than 200 unlicensed stands selling fake cosmetics have been removed from Jeddah’s neighborhoods, said Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi, Jeddah Municipality spokesman.
Many of these stands, rampant in the Sahifah, Alawi and Nada neighborhoods, sell products for as little as SR2 a pack.
The municipality conducted the raids in cooperation with the Commerce Ministry.
“These products can severely harm the skin,” he said.
Cosmetic specialists have also warned against buying these products and urged authorities to ban the sale of fake products.
“As many as 50 percent of young women and ladies of all age groups in Jeddah fall victim to these products because they cannot afford brand names,” they said.
“Women between the ages of 15 and 30 are these stands’ most frequent customers,” said Ali Raddadi, chief of the Saudi Society for Dermatology and chief dermatologist at King Abdulaziz Medical City at the National Guard in Jeddah. “The increased popularity of dermatology clinics are an indication that women are encountering skin problems as a result of using these cosmetics.”
“These products are harmful to both the skin and the eyes,” said Mansour Al-Tabiqi, director of a pharmaceutical information center at a local maternity hospital in Jeddah. “Some of the chemicals used to make these products contain carcinogenic elements, such as dioxane, found in some creams and shampoos.
They can also contain triethanolamine, a well-known carcinogenic agent, which is used as a preserving agent.”
Dr. Yassir Al-Mazroui, an ophthalmology specialist, has warned against the use of fake eyeliner.
“Fake kohl contains lead and can lead to bacterial infection, which can harm the cornea or even cause a corneal ulcer,” he said.
“Using fake products can also cause dark circles around the eye and itching.”


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
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KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.