A television investigation discovered shops in London selling unlicensed or prescription-only skin-bleaching products “behind the counter” including Fashion Fair Cream, Movate, and Dermovate. Watch this video or read the full article here.
Watch this trailer for Dark Girls, a documentary about skin color. This is a must-watch for everyone, light-skinned or dark-skinned. Highlights: “I remember one in particular, they used to say — you stayed in the oven too long. That was really hurtful. “ “Being in school, there was such a separation among girls who were … Continue reading “Video: Trailer for Dark Girls (a documentary)”
Watch this Al Jazeera news segment about the problem of illegal bleaching creams and their effects. It interviews ‘Marcia’, a user whose skin has been damaged. Some memorable quotes: Dermatologist: “Lighter skin is better skin or lighter skin will get you a better job…” UK customs officer in the UK: “Everytime we make a seizure, … Continue reading “Video: Everywoman – Skin Bleaching”
Watch this riveting documentary about how ethnic Asians and Africans living in the UK are seeking to change their facial appearance in order to look more white. Some images of surgery are shown, so viewer discretion is advised. The 40-minute documentary follows a few people, including: Jet is a Caribbean model wants a nose job … Continue reading “Video: Bleach, Nip and Tuck (A Documentary About The Growing Trend In Minorities In U.K. Wanting To Be More White)”
View this incredible short documentary on skin bleaching in Jamaica. Highlights: A boy started bleaching his skin since he was 13 to attract girls. In Kingston, Jamaica, there are “vampires” – people who have bleached so much that their skin has become sensitive to sunlight. So they can only go out at night. One girl … Continue reading “Video: Skin bleaching in Jamaica”