Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

By Simon Pitman

Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing uproar, the dynamics of the category look set for change.

Asia’s skin whitening market is often misunderstood

Asia’s skin whitening market is often misunderstood

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The skin whitening market in Asia is a booming one but it is also one that can be misunderstood, particularly in the West or where cultural, social, and physiological behaviour is different.

Kanebo skin whiteners receive 14 more lawsuits

Kanebo skin whiteners receive 14 more lawsuits

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Several reports claim that 14 women in central Japan filed a lawsuit on Monday with the Nagoya District Court seeking upwards of 100 million yen in damages from Kanebo Cosmetics, saying their skin broke out in white blotches after using the company's...

Is Asia taking skin lightening too far?

Is Asia taking skin lightening too far?

By Michelle Yeomans

With the global skin lightening market predicted to reach up to $10 billion by 2015, it's fair to say that Asia likes its brightening creams, but have brands gone too far, encouraging women to bleach the most intimate areas? 

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