Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of lightener.

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Examples

  • Alternatively, you might consider skin-lighteners and a change of name -- "Brenda Martin" sounds like a good one, but I believe it's taken.

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  • For starters, FDA doesn't even have the authority to recall unsafe cosmetics such as formaldehyde-laden hair straighteners or the mercury-containing skin lighteners discovered by the Chicago Tribune.

    Stacy Malkan: Brazilian Blowup: It's Time for the FDA to Act

  • She later remembered how difficult and confusing it could be growing up Black at a time when the peach-colored crayon in the crayon box was still named "flesh" and Black magazines were full of advertisements for skin lighteners.

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  • More importantly. both suggest that certain bodies can be and are ‘wrong’ and in need of normalization; neither skin lighteners or weightloss product ads draw attention to the fact that chromatism and sizism, respectively, are serious and systematic forms of social prejudice, but instead locate the source and solution of the ‘problem’ in individuals and their bodies and practices.

    THE PINK PATCH: THE SOLUTION TO LIFE’S PROBLEMS » Sociological Images

  • The opposition to Bulka isn't lessened any by his public stance on SSM, but what's really fueling this particular fire is his involvement in a fringe organization in the US, NARTH, that claims homosexuality is a disease to be cured with appropriate "therapy"--the mental equivalent, I suppose, of hair-straighteners and skin-lighteners to "cure" people of Blackness.

    Gay Activists target Honorary PhD's for their opposition to SSM

  • In 1968 a makeup team had worked out a regimen of pancake foundation and lighteners so that when the lights went on he did not look like the villain in a silent movie.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Instead of using skin lighteners and hair straighteners, black power advocates began adopting a style of dress with an African flavor.

    The Black Experience in America

  • According to Allure, most lighteners including hydroquinone, the dermatologists' gold standard are only able to address dark spots by blocking the production of melanin deep within the skin but for years, scientists have been looking for an ingredient that can dissolve hyperpigmentation right on the skin's surface-and the creators of Elure have done exactly that.

  • There are a few exceptions to this: women tend to have more problems with skin discoloration like age spots, which are attributed to estrogen levels, so some of the female-oriented skin care products may have more lighteners than a unisex or male-oriented product, Buka added.

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  • According to Allure, most lighteners including hydroquinone, the dermatologists' gold standard are only able to address dark spots by blocking the production of melanin deep within the skin but for years, scientists have been looking for an ingredient that can dissolve hyperpigmentation right on the skin's surface-and the creators of elure have done exactly that.

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