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.
Surprise! Reputable companies like Holland & Barrett are not spared from taking advantage of racism to market their skin lightening products.
WebMD looks at the risks and benefits of skin lightening products.
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?
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?
This article explains 4 types of pigmentation problems. The focus of the treatment for all 4 is various types of laser therapies.
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.
Firm's Thai subsidiary Citra withdraws TV ad for Pearly White cream after critics say it equates lighter skin with intelligence
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.
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...
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