Reuters TV | Skin bleach fears grow after Japan cosmetics recall

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July 31 – Japanese cosmetics giant Kanebo says thousands of Asian customers are suffering from skin discoloration after using whitening products that the company recalled earlier this month. Sarah Toms reports.

Community Village‘s insight:

I’m not sure if this brand was sold in the U.S. or not.

Also this news is from July 31st 2013 so hopefully people will not still see this product in the market.

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3 thoughts on “Reuters TV | Skin bleach fears grow after Japan cosmetics recall

  1. Tanya August 14, 2013 / 3:09 am

    What about in Brazil? I thought there was a historical reason?

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  2. Tanya August 13, 2013 / 5:45 am

    I never knew that even in Asian countries, light skin was considered desirable. Why is it that in so many cultures, inc. India and Brazil, light skin is seen as prettier? Do you know if there are any sociology studies on this?

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    • With Love Glenn August 13, 2013 / 3:30 pm

      A couple things
      1. In Asia, light skin is a sign of not working in the fields (sun light darkens the skin), so light skin is a sign of more education and more wealth.
      2. Hollywood movies (distributed globally) still frequently typecast dark as the villain.

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