In Response to a 23,000 Signature Petition, Amazon Agrees to Stop Selling Mercury-Laden Skin Bleaching Products (

A major battle was recently won in the war on colorism, with the biggest retailer in the world cracking down on the sale of skin-bleaching products. As reported by the Washington Post, after over a year of lobbying by Minnesota-based nonprofit The Beautywell Project, Amazon has agreed to remove skin-lightening products containing mercury from its online marketplace; typically those boasting high amounts of hydroquinone.


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