New York Times: A New Skin Lightening Procedure Is Short on Evidence

At Lavish Laser in Manhattan last week, Samantha Peters waited to receive intravenous glutathione, a skin lightening treatment whose safety has yet to be proved. Now she’s hoping a new treatment, intravenous glutathione, will accomplish what makeup and skin bleaching creams could not: an even, lighter skin tone. Treatments involve anywhere from 1,500 to 4,000 …

New York Times: Where beauty means bleached skin

In the Makola Market here, endless shops and stalls had walls filled with potions dedicated to the lightening of skin. There is Ultra Fair Super Whitenizer by Caring Chemistry promising “restorative ultrafast action whitening” and Grace White 100% Double Action Whitening Body Lotion by Grace White Cosmetique that even features helpful before-and-after photos; the “before” …

What It’s Like to Be Discriminated Against by People of Your Own Race

  Anjuli, 28 Background: Guyanese (with black, Portuguese, Indian, and First Nations descent) I know that [my light skin] benefits me, which is a really sad fact. At places where I’ve worked, I doubt I would have gotten my job if I didn’t look so ambiguous, because people can’t tell where I’m from all the …