Why the UK is the only country in the world that doesn’t use the brand Bosley shampoo
Australian financial news site The Australian Financial Press has reported that the brand is being phased out in the UK.
A spokesperson for Bosley, the UK’s largest cosmetics brand, confirmed that it is “in the process of removing Bosley from the UK market”.
“This is a gradual process which is designed to improve customer service and reduce costs,” she said.
“We have not identified any other immediate plans to discontinue Bosley products in the US and UK.”
However, a spokesperson for the company said it was “not appropriate to comment further” on the matter.
The news comes after reports that the US, Canada and Japan had banned the brand from their markets in response to concerns over their links to child abuse.
In August last year, the International Academy of Cosmetics banned Bosley and Cosmetics International from sales in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, after receiving complaints from concerned consumers.
Earlier this year, US health regulators ordered Bosley to remove its products from shelves in the state of New York, after it was discovered to contain traces of a chemical that can cause birth defects.