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Blac Chyna is being criticised for selling a skin-lightening cream in Nigeria.
The model’s new product, in partnership with a brand called Whitenicious, was announced on Instagram.
The Whitenicious x Blac Chyna Collection is described as an “illuminating and brightening cream” that “lightens without bleaching skin out”.
Some skin lightening products are banned in the UK.
The founder of Whitenicious is Cameroonian pop star Denecia.
There has been controversy around her brand since it launched in 2014.
In an interview with Ebony at the time, she was quoted as saying: “Will Whitenicious bleach your skin if you use it on all your skin? Yes, it will. Are we selling Whitenicous for that purpose? No, we’re not.”
The company says its cream is meant to be used for conditions like hyperpigmentation, when people have dark spots on their skin.
But that hasn’t stopped a backlash against Blac Chyna, who rose to fame stripping and modelling, before launching a make-up brand and having a child with Rob Kardashian.

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