The foundation, which was designed by Huda beauty brand Huda, is meant to help prevent and treat oily skin, a condition known as eczema.
It has been endorsed by the French cosmetics giant L’Oreal, as well as the International Federation of Cosmetics.
However, the foundation has come under fire from some consumers who have accused the company of selling products that are not dermatologist tested.
“There is a great difference between a professional cosmetics company and a mass consumer brand,” said Sophie Deutsch, a dermatologist at the University of St. Andrews, who is also a consultant for Huda.
“The problem with Huda is that they are not selling the correct products.
They are selling products from a mass market and therefore it doesn’t necessarily make sense to us to be buying from them.”
Huda has since apologised for the controversy, saying it was “a mistake and the foundation will not be re-instated in its current packaging”.
“The foundation is a very important product for us and we sincerely apologise for any confusion that this may have caused,” it said in a statement on its website.
“As always, we will continue to make the most of our expertise and work with the best dermatologists in the industry to ensure we have the highest quality products and the best results.”
A spokesperson for L’Oréal said the company would continue to work with all dermatologists and authorities to ensure the product was in the right hands.
“It is important to remember that the use of a skin whitening agent is a medical procedure that is only needed for a small number of patients,” the spokesperson said in an email.
“L’Oréeal does not recommend the use for the treatment of eczemas or other conditions that may cause skin damage, such as rosacea, or the treatment or maintenance of acne scarring.”
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