Multinational corporate behemoth Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of some so-dubbed “skin-lightening” products currently sold in Asia and India.

According to The New York Times, the company, which owns popular skincare lines like Clean & Clear and Neutrogena, is discontinuing sales of products designed to fade dark spots. These products “have been used by some purchasers to lighten skin tone,” the Times noted. The products in question include those from Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness line as well as Clean & Clear’s Clear Fairness — two lines that are not sold in the United States. 

According to the Times, Clear Fairness is primarily sold in India while Fine Fairness is popular across Asia. A commercial for the product even says it “allows a customer to whiten more thoroughly.” 

Seeing both product lines have colorist implications, the company has decided to pull them from…

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