FAIRNESS CREAM

  • Watch: 'Gore Gote', India's first testicular fairness cream, mocks the industry and our morbid obsession with fairness products March 18, 2014

    The pitch for fairness creams in India is a tad overdone. There are creams that allegedly help a woman not only hook a husband but also snag the best jobs in town. A father is seen despairing about his dusky daughter's marriage prospects as she stands in front of the...
  • Stand-up comedian Aditi Mittal's hilarious rant about why she can't be anyone's 3 AM fairness cream friend March 7, 2014

    Bad skin can be pretty traumatic. So when a close friend points out the dry skin on my nose, I spiral into a self-loathing because I have gleefully ignored the cleanse-tone-moisturise routine that screams from magazines all my life. My mother had given me some of the soundest advice on...
  • Fairness creams can lead to kidney damage: report June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The fairness creams and soaps may promise you a fair skin but a new study now warns of dangerous sideeffects, like kidney damage. In a blow to India's 2000 crore industry, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has warned of serious sideeffects of using fairness creams and products in...
  • Outrage over fairness product for private parts April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Advertisement for a new skin whitening product for private parts has sparked outrage on the Internet with people blasting the commercial as an "ultimate insult to women." This is the latest in a long list of skin whitening products to have earned the wrath of women including a...
  • Watch: Deepika reveals her new hairstyle December 8, 2009

    Actress Deepika Padukone has been in the news off late because of her alleged breakup with Ranbir Kapoor. However, she was determined to show that she's still positive and glowing when she addressed the media at the launch for a new fairness cream on Monday afternoon. ...
  • Who's the fairest of them all? SRK, John in the race May 9, 2009

    Mumbai: There was a time when tall dark and handsome was in vogue, but now tall, fair and handsome seems to be the way to go. Who's the fairest of them all? Well going by the race to become brand ambassadors for fairness creams for men, it could be either...
  • Ramadoss wants scientific proof for fairness creams February 7, 2009

    New Delhi: After long crusades against tobacco, alcohol and junk food, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has fired his last salvo on companies marketing fairness creams. He wants the product manufactures to provide a scientific evidence of their claims. The advertisements of fairness creams promise to turn an ugly duckling into...