Johnson & Johnson is pulling two product lines once promoted as dark-spot reducers that were popularly used to lighten skin, the company has announced.
The pharmaceutical giant and manufacturer will no longer be selling its Clean & Clear Fairness line in India and Neutrogena Fine Fairness line in Asia and the Middle East, a spokesperson confirmed to Fox News on Monday.
“Conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names or claims on our dark spot reducer products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone,” Johnson & Johnson said in a statement. “This was never our intention – healthy skin is beautiful skin.”
The company will no longer be producing or shipping the Clean & Clear Fairness or Neutrogena Fine Fairness creams, J&J said.
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