Senegal’s new ad campaign for women: ‘all black’ is beautiful

A new ad campaign has sprung up in response to advertisements that appeared in Dakar last year for a cosmetic cream called “Khess Petch”, or “all white” in the local Wolof language. The posters showed before and after pictures of a young woman who started out black and ended up with fair skin through depigmentation, locally …

Video: African-Australians are bleaching their skin

A young African woman is concerned about her friends using skin-whitening creams. An African Australian woman says skin-whitening creams are widely used by girls as young as 14 in her Melbourne community. The 22-year-old woman says African mothers encourage their daughters to use such creams “to become more beautiful”. “One mother I know is using …

Video: Indian bleaching commercial for ‘Clean and Dry Intimate Wash’

India is no stranger to facial and body bleaching commercials. But this is a first — an ad for bleaching what’s between a woman’s legs. Watch the video and make of it what you will. The Internets has been busy with articles criticising Midas Care, the company that produces ‘Clean and Dry Intimate Wash’ and …