An ad on Facebook shows the contrast in skin tone thanks to a whitening cream.

You can look like a vampire: skin whitening horror stories from the streets of Bangkok

Lured by the promise of pearl-white complexions in ads on social media, young women in Thailand fall for cheap creams said to have herbal ingredients but full of toxic mercury, which cause acne, blotches and spidery red veins

Topic |   Thailand

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An ad on Facebook shows the contrast in skin tone thanks to a whitening cream.
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Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz

Tibor Krausz is a Bangkok-based journalist who has covered a wide variety of subjects from across Southeast Asia for The Christian Science Monitor, The Jerusalem Report, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and many other publications.