Skin Lightening / Whitening products
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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But personally I feel that whitening products are there to make the skin more transluscent and to even out the skin tone and not to bleach it.
No, this is exactly right. The Japanese love the idea of "delicate,translucent skin"--just enhancing your own naturally pale complexion, it's not a racial issue or anything. The products are not dangerous at all, they don't have BLEACH in them, they have a high conc. of Vitamin C to suppress melanin production...and so many people use them after tanning in the summer. I agree that peeling products and microdermabrasion should help in sloughing off the dead skin cells containing melanin, helping the turnover process along. But I highly doubt these products make naturally darker complexions whiter.
Kose' has a line "Sekkisui" which is a popular "whitening" line, as well as the Shiseido UV White line.
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