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BLAC CHYNA EXPLORING NIGERIA COLORISM PROBLEM…. PRODUCES A NEW BLEACHING CREAM

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The model’s new product, in partnership with a brand called Whitenicious, was announced on Instagram her new collection Whitenicious x, Blac Chyna Collection is described as an “illuminating and brightening cream” that “lightens without bleaching skin out”.

Blac Chyna, who rose to fame stripping and modelling, before launching a make-up brand and having a child with Rob Kardashian.

Despite some people using skin-lightening products as a cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of blemishes like birth marks, they have a bad reputation the world over due to the harmful ingredients that some can contain.

 

.Colourism is prejudice against people who have a darker skin tone, and/or the preferential treatment of those who are of the same race but lighter-skinned.

Many skin-lightening products are not banned in Nigeria, where 77% of women are reported to use some form of them on a regular basis according to the World Health Organisation.

Dr Harvey Olufunmilayo is a Nigerian doctor training in Britain as an NHS GP, who says he’s seen first-hand how skin-bleaching products “can be harmful to the kidneys, how they can be harmful to the liver… how they can make it difficult for wounds to heal because the skin is too thin, too fragile”.

“If their kidneys get ruined, they don’t get free healthcare like we do in the UK.

“The UN has declared Nigeria to be the poverty capital of the world, with the highest number of poor people in the world. We shouldn’t really be encouraging that k

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