L’Oreal’s products include Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream. (Reuters)
L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing “white”, “fair” and “light” from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism.
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Unilever, in particular, came under fire for its “Fair & Lovely” brand at a time of worldwide focus on racial injustice following weeks of protests sparked by the May death of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody in the United States.
L’Oreal’s products include Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream.