The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a tiny powder called Vichy Mineral finishing Powder (VMP) in some skin care products to remove the damage caused by sun damage.
The FDA approved the powder last month, and the U.K. government said last week that it had given approval to its own VMP treatment, saying it has been used to treat severe sunburns.
The U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization said it had approved VMP for use as a treatment for the treatment of sunburn in severe sun damage, but that it could only be administered as a first-line treatment.
said it is currently awaiting FDA approval to allow it to be used for all kinds of sun damage as a topical treatment, and to treat burns, scars and other skin conditions that are caused by excessive or repeated sun exposure.VMP is a powdered form of the natural ingredients that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
The product is meant to remove damage to the skin caused by repeated exposure to the sun.
The FDA said VMP should be used as a skin-care treatment for skin that is very irritated or that is sensitive to sun exposure or sunburn.
It’s unclear whether VMP will be widely available in the U, or whether it will be sold at drugstores.
Vichy said in a statement that it has not received FDA approval for VMP, and is exploring options to do so.
The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists said it will continue to monitor Vichys progress with its regulatory process, but it also cautioned against using the product to treat skin problems.