“It took me 45 trips around the sun, but for the first time in my life I know What it feels like to have a “band aid” in my own skin tone. You can barely even spot it in the first image. For real, I’m holding back tears”
These are words from the black American lawyer Dominique Apollon when he tweeted about his new band aid that matched his very dark skin.
Apparently almost every band aid is made for the white skin which shows plainly on black skin types when used.
Many people couldn’t be happier at the turn of things for black people.
His point was made when people talked about the biggest bandage brand, band aid
by Johnson & Johnson being racist in their brand packages.
Johnson & Johnson has been in existence as a company for more than 90 years and is the largest manufacturer of band aids.
Reports on how people of color are made to pay 50% more for bandages that are actually “nude” and “flesh colored” for themselves debunked the idea that they had it there but weren’t purchasing them.
Ideally, there is market for dark skinned bandages but mostly unknown.
With references to Michael Panayiotis Ebon-Aid, which comes in different skin types for black people and which, was in the market 15 years ago being the first brand to manufacture for black skin types.
But is it a new thing?
Apparently not, as brands like Tru Colour Bandages are in the market and has been in existence since 2013 and has been operating for six years. With the rising of black businesses, we hope that blacks are well informed about black products through publicity and are supportive of black businesses.
By Gifty Amoateng- African Post
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