Beauty

Johnson & Johnson Are Discontinuing "Skin Lightening" Products

Removing products from Neutrogena and Clean & Clear.

By
866 Hypes

Johnson & Johnson Are Discontinuing "Skin Lightening" Products

Removing products from Neutrogena and Clean & Clear.

Johnson & Johnson has just revealed that it will be discontinuing the sales of its “skin-lightening” products, frequently seen on the shelves in most Asian countries. The products in question include best-sellers from skincare lines Clean & Clear as well as Neutrogena, according to reports by The New York Times. In particular, products used to fade dark spots as well as Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness line and Clean & Clear’s Clear Fairness, will no longer be sold.

The popular products are being removed due to its colorist implications, stating that, “conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names or claims on our Neutrogena and Clean & Clear dark-spot reducer products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone,” adding, “this was never our intention — healthy skin is beautiful skin.”

Following the effects of the Black Lives Matter movement, Johnson & Johnson joins labels like Band-Aid, Quaker Oats and more in making change to products or imagery that have been built upon racist or colorist stereotypes.

The whitening products may still remain on shelves for a short while as they are being phased out of stores, but they have already been removed from the company’s website to ensure that they can no longer be purchased online.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

LOEWE Celebrates Late Drag Queen Divine With New Collection and Virtual Exhibition
Fashion

LOEWE Celebrates Late Drag Queen Divine With New Collection and Virtual Exhibition

15% of the proceeds will be donated to Visual AIDS.
1,128 Hypes

Wildflower Cases Launches Limited-Edition "Flower Power" Case for Pride Month
Tech

Wildflower Cases Launches Limited-Edition "Flower Power" Case for Pride Month

100% of the proceeds from the sale will benefit The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
2,113 Hypes

Apple to Update AirPods With Automatic Switching and a New "Spatial Audio" Feature for the Pro
Tech

Apple to Update AirPods With Automatic Switching and a New "Spatial Audio" Feature for the Pro

Announced at the company’s first virtual Worldwide Developers Conference.
5,133 Hypes

Herbivore Botanicals' Prism Pride Kit to Support Black Lives Matter & The LGBTQ+ Community
Beauty

Herbivore Botanicals' Prism Pride Kit to Support Black Lives Matter & The LGBTQ+ Community

100% of the profits will be donated to the Trans Women of Color Collective and The Trevor Project.
578 Hypes

Apple iOS 14 Changes iPhone Home Screen Layout, Adds Emoji Search
Tech

Apple iOS 14 Changes iPhone Home Screen Layout, Adds Emoji Search

New iPhone, Mac and iPad operating systems were unveiled at WWDC20.
16,977 Hypes

Victoria Monét Announces Release Date of Upcoming EP 'Jaguar'
Music

Victoria Monét Announces Release Date of Upcoming EP 'Jaguar'

The artist also dropped “Experience,” her fourth single from the project.
797 Hypes

More ▾