Asian Skin Lightening Creams – A Popular Cultural Product

When it comes to skin lightening, the typical U.S. culture has seen quite a trend grow out of the products that are available on the market. Having more beautiful and even-toned skin has become a popular fad, and nothing more. When it comes to Asian skin lightening creams and treatments, the case is not the same. Asian culture does not rely on Asian skin lightening creams as a trend, or because they are popular among the health and beauty industry. Instead, skin bleaching for those within the Asian culture becomes a cultural issue and one that defines wealth and status for people.

Asian skin lightening creams are more aggressively marketed and the lack of information is not something that people are concerned with in most cases. Because of the status that comes with having lighter and whiter skin, many Asian people are looking for ways to get lighter skin without having to spend a lot of money. Unfortunately, Asian skin lightening creams are a hot target for bad practices and illegal sale because they are such a popular item. People buying these products need to be careful to choose safe, legal products that are made by reputable companies.

Asian skin lightening creams are often full of ingredients that are not safe, or even very effective, for consumer use. When products come up that are created in Asian countries, it is hard to discern which ones are safe and which aren’t because they aren’t held to the same standards that U.S. products must adhere to. It is always important to check out Asian skin lightening creams very carefully to ensure that they don’t contain dangerous ingredients like hydroquinone or mercury. The problem in countries like this is that the dangerous products are the ones that can be bought cheap on the streets, while the safe and effective Asian skin lightening creams cost more than the average person can afford to spend. It makes it almost impossible for Asians outside of the U.S. or UK to get safe skin bleaching products.

Asian skin lightening creams can be just as safe and effective as creams that are marketed toward Caucasian consumers. It is all a matter of finding the right products and figuring out how to make sure that they are safe. No matter how much of a status symbol lighter skin might be, it’s never worth risking health and safety when there are so many natural and safe Asian skin lightening creams on the market to choose from.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on October 18, 2010 and Last Modified on January 29, 2018

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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