L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company, will remove words like "white", "fair" and "light" from its skincare products, following Unilever's similar announcement.

L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing “white”, “fair” and “light” from its skincare products, a spokeswoman said, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism.

L’Oreal’s products include Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream.

Johnson & Johnson went a step further, saying it would stop selling skin whitening creams sold in Asia and the Middle East under its Neutrogena and Clean & Clear brand.


Extracts from a France 24 article (original). Published 27 June 2020.