Cracking name for a skin whitening product, don’t you agree?
Formerly known as “Fair & Lovely”, the word
fair (with its pernicious message) in this skin whitening cream has been dropped.
#blacklivesmatter has seemingly put paid to the word “Fair” in “
Fair & Lovely”, we are told, and that is most definitely a good thing.
Am I missing something here?
They are not pulling the creams and potions and lotions…they are just removing the word
Unilever tweeted today, and I quote:
“We’re committed to a skin care portfolio that’s inclusive of all skin tones, celebrating the diversity of beauty. That’s why we’re removing the words ‘fairness’, ‘whitening’ & ‘lightening’ from products…”
Yet again, I ask, am I missing something here, folks?
We are committed etc etc etc which is why we’re removing the words fairness, whitening & lightening etc etc etc…but the cream will be the same, right?
Did the cream ever actually work?
If “Fair & Lovely” didn’t, ahem, a-c-t-u-a-l-l-y make skin whiter, then, I suppose, there’s no reason for them to change the formula is there?
Just lose the word
Fair, and continue selling your products.
Anyway, without knowing the ins and outs of the chemical make-up of their cream, I’ll leave it right here, and put it on record that something is better than nothing.
Over the years, I have blogged here, both about this product and about the attitudes surrounding fair skin:
Let’s see what happens, in both the name change & (who knows) the product change department…
I’ll keep you posted.