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Reply to "Why would young black women not be happy with natural beauty?"

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Granted, the creams produced the desired results. Skins did lighten and complexions did become smooth and translucent.

But after a while, with natural exposure to the elements, especially the sun, some people's skins darkened to an unhealthy black/blue hue - nothing like their original complexions. In those days, the ill-effects of lightening creams were unknown, or if known, the information was not publicly shared with consumers.
Very few people are aware that the Active ingredient in these lightening creams (hydroquinone) is known to eventually cause dark sooty marks on the skin.As for why it is still being sold, well that is simple.It is listed as a cosmetic, not a drug and therefor is not regulated by the FDA.
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