Whitening Creams And Pills Promise To Transform Your Dark Skin To White
Via Philstar reports:
Such is the irony of vanity that the black is obsessed with becoming white and the white of becoming black.
Is it any wonder that many Filipinas who should be proud of their being kayumangging kaligatan would move heaven and earth to have a fair skin — as in “flawless” — that’s why distributors of whitening creams are selling their stuff like hot pandesal and laughing all the way to the bank?
But whoever enlisted Jacqui O. (formerly Jinky Oda; real name: Jacqueline Oda Santillan) as GlutaMAX endorser for the YSA Skin Care Corporation hit on a brilliant idea. Imagine turning a negra (as Jacqui O. herself self-deprecatingly describes herself) into a “flawless”. Her transformation is so amazing that she is making a docktora insecure enough to demand that Jacqui O.’s “Ebony to Irovy” billboards be torn down pronto for, ehem, “false advertising.”
“But my complexion didn’t really turn white,” explained the 50-percent Afro-American Jacqui O. (who changed her first name because it has become synonymous to “jinx”). “It has only become lighter. What happened was ‘lightening’ but not ‘whitening’.”
Owned and managed by Dr. Isabel Lopez (whose early patients included Dr. Vicki Belo who was treated for acne and for her weight problem), YSA was founded in 1985 at Dr. Nazal’s garage converted into a small skin-care clinic which she initially named Clinica Dermatologica. She formulated products that catered specifically to her patients’ needs, including the brisk-selling GlutaMAX Lightening Soap which Jacqui O. has been using even before she became its endorser.
The Glutamax system comprises of 5 products that promise to give you the fair skin that you always wanted, according to the site. The products range from a lightening soap and lotion to an antiperspirant that even keeps your underarms light.
Hit the flip for more pictures of Jinky Oda and others who swear by the skin bleaching product…