Nigerian Women Ranked Highest Consumers Of Skin-Whitening Creams in Africa — Report


Nigerian women have been ranked as the highest consumer of skin-whitening creams in Africa.

The data drawn by CNN ranked Nigeria as the top consumer of the creams which explained that 75 percent of women in Nigeria patronise whitening products.

This is followed closely by Senegal at 60 per cent, Mali at 50 per cent and Ghana at 30 per cent.

Whitening creams are cosmetic products that reduce the melanin or pigment in the skin to make it appear lighter. Melanin is responsible for the pigment in the skin made by cells called melanocytes.

These creams contain ingredients that work to decrease the body’s production of melanin. However, many of these creams have been found to have dangerous side effects and are unapproved for use.

The skin-whitening industry predominantly caters to women worldwide and people of colour in every region.


The global market for skin whitening was put at an estimated $8 billion in 2020 and projected to increase by nearly half of that figure within six years to hit $11.8 billion by 2026.

Also, creams dominate the market for skin-whitening products and are expected to hit $6.6 billion by 2027.

The Asia-Pacific market accounted for over half of the global revenue (54.3%) from skin-whitening products in 2018 and is expected to grow the most.

Whitening products often contain toxic ingredients which, when used cosmetically for long durations without medical guidance, can both damage the skin and cause life-threatening ailments.

The chemicals used to lighten skin vary greatly worldwide and are constantly evolving.

If You Are Crazy About Skin Lightening Creams, You Should Read These 5 Facts





Related Articles

When You See A Woman: A Poem To Celebrate #InternationalWomen’sDay

OBSERVE:  The feel of her face with the fluid moves of her cheeks,   Along with the tip of her chin and the curve of her neck.  Her arms straight unto her nails and her waist,  Her hips towards her backside to the very nails on her toes.  For she’d not need royalty before her reality gleams,  And her clothing could only enhance or obscure the depth of her being.    NOTICE:  She walks, leaps or sways with the very gale of feminity.  Her voice rises or deepens in the wave of existence of all stages of life.  Her eyes, the mirror to her heart; her lips, the wells of power.  The sensation that rises from her nerves to her nipples and labia  Energizes her will to be boundless either she be ravished or respectfully bedded.  Her built as she walks through life cut, crushed, companioned or celebrated.    ADMIRE:  Her ferocity in the face of love – wild, yet bridled.  Her compassion beyond the umbilical connection, still for nature’s protection.  Her beauty that may shine even from ashes of gray clumped in years.  Her melody that gladdens the hearts that seek mirth and warmth.  Her sleekness in delivering health or her skillfulness in drilling even the deepest hole    In the souls that crash her path to fill them up with what they deserve.   …

Join the conversation. Post a comment

Already have an account? Click here to login and post comment