Recently, Minnesota public health and environmental activist raised their interest in a skin lightening product. Due to this, Amazon has pulled off skin lightening products from their websites, which contains a high proportion of mercury. This high proportion is dangerous to skin health. This is brought inaction by the company because of two major groups’ beauty will project and the state branch of the sierra club. A petition with 23000 signatures was delivered by the beauty well project and the state branch of the sierra club to the company fulfillment center in Shakopee on Wednesday. Amira Adawe, the foundation of beauty well, is educating women on the perils of cream, which claim to lighten and brighten the skin for less than a decade.
So she quoted purposely about toxic products by saying that “A retail company, a big company that sells toxic products to the color of the individual is absolutely wrong and illegal too,” the spokesperson of Amazon Cecilia fan said sellers should follow guidelines given to them. And if you abandon the instructions will be subject to action, individual cases can also be led to the removal of their account. The products in skepticism are no longer available. The company’s spokesperson fan also draws attention to their policy clause, which states that suppliers are subject to bans who sell such hazardous products.
A wide range of beauty cream products remained popular among few communities because of their color lightening effects despite their mercury contains. Amira, who is working on the project for eight years, now targeting the retail giants for their movement for skin health. She joined hands with an environmental advocacy group, sierra club, to test the skin lightening creams sold on the Amazon under the mercury policy project. The results showed that out of 24, 15 showed a high level of mercury in their products. Mary Blitzer of sierra club stated that those products were not under regular assessment in spite of having prohibited toxins in them.