The phenomenon of skin lightening: Is it right to be light?

29 November 2016 - 15:36
By Julia Madibogo

South African women continue to use dangerous skin lightening products‚ decades after tests confirmed that some ingredients cause chronic side-effects. Some chemicals commonly used to bleach skin have been banned yet they still find their way into the hands of consumers in South Africa.Research published in the latest edition of the South African Journal of Science cites a recent study of 600 women of African and Indian ancestry in which 33% confirmed using various cosmetics to lighten their sk...

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