Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | Skin White
Skin White
October - November 2013, Beirut
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Ballpoint oen on paper
i Skin White is a Filipino brand of skin bleaching products owned by Splash Corporation. The advertising of the product promises noticeably whiter skin in as early as 7 days.

Skin bleaching refers to the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten skin tone or provide an even skin complexion by lessening the concentration of melanin. Several chemicals have been shown to be effective in skin whitening, while some have proved to be toxic or have questionable safety profiles, adding to the controversy surrounding their use and impacts on certain ethnic groups.
Tags: Philippines, skin, racism, beauty, white, bleaching, whitening