A shop for popular Thai beauty brand Namu Life, which sells a range of snail serum whitening products, in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Skin whitening creams are busy rebranding, but long-held social prejudices in Asia, Africa and the Middle East remain

  • With Black Lives Matter gaining traction, cosmetic companies are scrambling to rebrand skin-lightening products
  • However, removing words like ‘fair’ and ‘light’ is unlikely to alter the deep-seated prejudice around skin tone
Topic |   Beauty
A shop for popular Thai beauty brand Namu Life, which sells a range of snail serum whitening products, in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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