Vaseline launches skin-whitening Facebook tool for India (lead)

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Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): Skincare group Vaseline has introduced a skin-lightening application for Facebook in India enabling users to make their skin whiter in their profile pictures.

According to news.com.au, the download is designed to promote Vaseline's range of skin-lightening creams for men, a huge and fast-growing market driven by fashion and a cultural preference for fairer skin.

The widget promises to "Transform Your Face On Facebook With Vaseline Men" in a campaign fronted by Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur, who is depicted with his face divided into dark and fair halves.

"We started campaign advertising (for the application) from the second week of June and the response has been pretty phenomenal," Pankaj Parihar from global advertising firm Omnicom, which designed the campaign, said. (ANI)

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