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Asia's skin whitening market reckons with global antiracist push

Companies including Johnson & Johnson and Unilever to change product lineup

The "Fair & Lovely" brand of skin lightening product is to change, Unilever's subsidiary in India has said   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Asia's $7.5 billion skin whitening market is under growing scrutiny after three of the biggest global companies in the cosmetics and toiletries industry vowed to change their marketing of popular products, responding to a worldwide increase in anti-racist sentiment.

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