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Holland & Barrett under fire for selling skin-whitening product

Holland & Barrett under fire for selling skin-whitening product | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
Holland & Barrett, the health food chain, has been criticised for “exploiting racism to make money” by race equality charities which have called on it to remove a skin-whitening product from its shelves.
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Surprise! Reputable companies like Holland & Barrett are not spared from taking advantage of racism to market their skin lightening products.

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What Is The Most Effective Cream To Fadest Melasma

Facial melasma has the tendency to lower your self confidence. This article is very informative in my opinion. To fight melasma, you should get some excellent info on what makes a good cream.

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This author seems to know something about melasma cream. So I think the tips offered by her are great.

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Skin Lightening Products

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WebMD looks at the risks and benefits of skin lightening products.
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WebMD advices against using mercury in treating hyperpigmentation. The toxicity of mercury can cause severe medical issues. It also mentions hydroquinone but does not state any possible risks associated with its usage. I know a few dermatologists that are reluctant to use hydroquinone on their patients. Does this give you any hint?

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6 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 4 Worst

6 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 4 Worst | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
If radiant skin is your goal, see which products will get you there (and which ones won't get you past the starting line)
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This is truly users' feedback on various brands of skin lightening creams that they have tried.

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New Beauty editors discuss why your skin is becoming pigmented and how to stop it

New Beauty editors discuss why your skin is becoming pigmented and how to stop it | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
As aggravating as hyperpigmentation can be, understanding why it's happening and how you can stop it (yes, it can be done) is rule number-one on the path to clear, even skin.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
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This article explains 4 types of pigmentation problems. The focus of the treatment for all 4 is various types of laser therapies.

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Has skin whitening in India gone too far?

Has skin whitening in India gone too far? | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
A shower gel for women has gone on sale in India which claims to lighten skin colour in the genital area - and some pundits are not pleased.
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Some ads should NOT be published as they give the wrong impression about skin lightening. This is a good example.

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3 Reasons Why Meladerm Is The Best Skin Lightening Cream | Health & Skin Remodelling

3 Reasons Why Meladerm Is The Best Skin Lightening Cream | Health & Skin Remodelling | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
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If you are looking for a safer way to treat hyperpigmentation, probably Meladerm can help. The only thing I say about this skin lightener is the use of natural skin lightening agents. The list of ingredients looks impressive. I'm not very optimistic about its effectiveness to reduce deep pigmentation.

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Thailand racism row reignited by Unilever ad for skin-whitening cream

Thailand racism row reignited by Unilever ad for skin-whitening cream | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
Firm's Thai subsidiary Citra withdraws TV ad for Pearly White cream after critics say it equates lighter skin with intelligence
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Some ads for skin whitening products can be misleading. This is a good example. Does having lighter skin make you smarter? Whatever skin tone you have, be happy with it. It is only the pigmentation disorder that you should treat.

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Somali woman researches health risks of skin-lightening practices

Somali woman researches health risks of skin-lightening practices | Skin Lightening | Scoop.it
For some Somali women, having lighter skin tone is the ultimate beauty goal and they use skin products containing dangerous chemicals to reach that goal, according to a new University of Minnesota stu...

Via Robert DesJarlait
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There is always a danger using unknown skin ligthening creams. Mercury is one of the widely used toxic chemicals that creeps into these skin care products.

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