Rappler's latest stories on skin whiteners
Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others
'I think it should not be done in a patient that doesn't need it,' Milanese plastic surgeon Massimiliano Brambilla, who specializes in genital procedures, tells Agence France-Presse
A clinic in Bangkok offers this unconventional treatment for around $650 for five sessions.
I tend to brush off the bullies and not let words cut through my skin but I can still the remember the rage inside me when a snooty boy pointed at a garbage can and told me that s where I belonged because of how dark and dirty I was
What is it with the obsession over fair skin and slim figures?
The ban affects whitening creams and lotions containing mercury and its derivatives cortisone vitamin A or more than two percent hydroquinine a lightening agent that is used to develop photographs
Skin color is only color It’s only a speck in the spectrum of beauty What power does it hold to hold us back?
The Intellectual Property Office says unscrupulous traders are exploiting the aspiration of consumers especially women to have fair skin and slimmer bodies
I find it baffling and ironic how white skin is seen as the ‘holy grail’ of skin tones
The Food and Drug Administration says the products contain excessive levels of mercury