A regularly updated list of toxic skin lightening creams, lotions and soaps reported to contain dangerous levels of mercury.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 →
Time for a fun little history lesson. (I just love history, don’t you?) Did you know women during the Renaissance period (1400s-1600s) used to be obsessed about getting their skin as pale and as white as possible? In those times, only very rich, white women pursued porcelain skin. Why was white skin so coveted duringRead more →
Some skin lightening ingredients work extremely well in the short-term but when used over a longer period of time, actually damages our skin. Hydroquinone is one of them.Read more →
If you’re considering using monobenzone to achieve a lighter complexion – stop. If you have already started using monobenzone and you do not have vitiligo, stop immediately. Of all the chemicals that can bleach skin, monobenzone is the worst thing anyone with normal skin can use. And by ‘normal skin’, I mean the skin of someone without vitiligo.Read more →
Corticosteroid creams are almost unrivaled in their ability to quickly lighten skin color. However, their short-term results are just that — short-term. When these creams are discontinued, skin will usually revert back to its original color. And prolonged use can lead to devastating damage that is usually irreversible.Read more →