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Ten Reasons Why Skin Whitening Products Are Shady AF

Following recent reports that some cosmetic companies are removing the word “whitening” from their skin products, we republish Nadia Craddock’s excellent 2017 critique of this market. Skin whitening is a…

Racialised Beauty – Skin Colour & Skin-lightening for British South Asian women: Socio-Historical Nuances Matter

Images taken of ads for clothing and/or jewellery, and advertising by make-up artist in South Asian shops in Birmingham Across South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, the symbolic value…

Why Fair is Unfair in UK Quality of Life: Evidence of the Bleaching Syndrome

An upcoming documentary from the UK pop star, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, acknowledges that “colourism sits right beside racism”. In this great revisited post, Ronald E Hall discusses colourism in the UK…

The Challenge of Writing About Colourism

Colourism, skin shade prejudice involving the preferential treatment of people with light skin within and between ethnic groups, affects the life chances of people of colour around the world and…

Variations on ‘routine’ facial skin-lightening practices amongst Muslim Pakistani women in Sheffield; from ‘not too much’, to creating an ‘airbrushed’ appearance – Hester Clarke

Ahead of the 4th Beauty Demands workshop, our speakers we are publishing a series of posts on ‘Routine Maintenance’  & ‘Exceptional Procedures. In this post, Hester Clarke (University of Manchester), discusses…

Why banning skin-whitening products is not enough

Previously, I wrote about why skin-whitening products are trash and why the companies that produce them are shady AF. To recap, many skin-whitening products are highly toxic; they can cause…

Skin-lightening Practices among Women in England: 1st Ever Base-line Survey

In this post, Professor Steve Garner (Birmingham City University) and Somia R Bibi  (Warwick University) discuss their work on lightening practices and explain why this is an area which requires further…