“Hazardous for health and appearance” beauty products removed from Turkmen stores

Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that inspections are carried out in shops selling cosmetics for women.

Beauty products which might harm “health and appearance” of customers need to be removed from store counters.

According to shop assistants and customers, there is an impression that no specific instructions have been issued and inspectors determine by rule of thumb which beauty products are allowed to be sold and which should be banned.

Nail polish, lipstick and mascara must be taken away from store counters whereas personal hygiene items, such as shampoos, gels and creams are allowed to be sold.

Let us recall that in April the Turkmen authorities were concerned over the appearance and moral image of women.

Meetings were arranged across the country to inform female students to refrain from dying hair, making permanent eyebrows, having lashes and nails extended, lips augmented or wearing heavy make-up”.

Such meetings were held for female employees of public sector organizations. Women were threatened with terminations or expulsion for failure to observe the requirements.

At the same time, according to sources at Radio “Azatlyk”, women were unofficially barred from occupying front seats of privately-owned vehicles whereas taxi drivers were prevented from offering transportation services to women.The post “Hazardous for health and appearance” beauty products removed from Turkmen stores first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.

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