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, the next time we find the product is disguised… They seem to be going to greater extent to disguise the method of importation… What we don’t know is how much is going through undetected.”
- Marcia: “I’m so bothered about my skin. I don’t have confidence in myself… I don’t think they should be allowed to produce these chemicals.. stuff like these that’s causing so much problems to people…”