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Algeria: Skin Lightening Cream

Beauty is skin deep. Not so, argues Nouri the Moor from Algeria in this post, where he discusses the obsession of darker toned women with skin lightening cream.

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  • joseaf

    I am doing a paper on this issue i would really be greatful if you can e-mail any thing you have on this issue thank you for you time @ Greissettj@my.wccc.edu or tactic_Hazzard@yahoo.com thank you for your help

  • Sharon

    This is very wrong, I cant understand why any black person would want to lighten their skin. It’s almost like they are ashamed to be black! I was listening to BBC 1Xtra which has a black show and the presenter asked the listeners to email and sms in which skin colour they preferred and most of the young black men responded with lighter skin being their preference. It seems that being female we’re pressured into wanting lighter skin, my friends all use NUR76 which lightens their skin and most of them do not tell anyone else that they use it. I guess wanting to be lighter is quite a shameful thing.

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