A woman is in a semi-comatose state after using a skincare cream from Mexico, which was tainted with toxic levels of mercury. The tainted face cream contained a powerful form of mercury, known as methylmercury. While mercury levels less than 5 micrograms per liter in the blood are considered acceptable, the woman had 2,630 microgramsRead more →
A seller of a supplement called Slimme White decided the best way to increase the sales of its products is to tell women some hard “truths” about themselves. In this commercial, the message to women is that you can be treated with respect and loved by the man you married (and not abused, thrown out and subsequently divorced!).
Just make sure you’re thin and your skin is as white as can be first. Got it, ladies?Read more →
Mercury poisoning symptoms include emotional disturbances, fatigue, forgetfulness, and headaches.
As mercury affects the brain, a person’s behavior and personality can also change. There may be low self-confidence, depression, and unusual shyness or timidity.Read more →
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 4,000Read more →
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”Read more →
The number of people infected with Steven-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a serious skin condition that can be life-threatening, is increasing in Vietnam. They blame the trend on indiscriminate use of drugs without prescriptions. The Allergy and Immunology Clinic of Ho Chi Minh University of Medicine and Pharmacy recently admitted many patients with SJS. SJS causes the skin toRead more →
A detergent commercial in China has sparked criticism as it depicts a woman throwing a black man into a washing machine. After a wash and a tumble, he comes out as a light-skinned Asian man, to the woman’s obvious delight. Oddly, this racist ad was actually based on a detergent commercial in Italy that showed the opposite happening. Reverse racism, anyone?Read more →