Kathmandu, 25 June 2020: Unilever Nepal Limited (‘UNL’) announced today the next step in the evolution of its skin care portfolio, with the rebranding of its brand Fair & Lovely. Taking forward the brand’s journey towards a more inclusive vision of beauty, the company will stop using the word ‘Fair’ in the brand name ‘Fair & Lovely’.

UNL’s annoucement comes a day after Hindustan Unilever, the parent company of Fair & Lovely made the announcement. The new name of Fair & Lovely will be announced after the necessary regulatory approvals.

In a press release, Unilever Nepal has said, “over the last decade, Fair & Lovely’s advertising has evolved to communicate a message of women empowerment. In early 2019, the brand’s communication moved away from benefits of fairness, whitening and skin lightening,towards glow, even tone, skin clarity and radiance which are holistic measures of healthy skin. UNL also removed any visuals or words on Fair & Lovely’s packaging that could indicate a fairness-led transformation – including the removal of two-faced cameo showing shade transformation, as well as the shade guides. UNL upholds principles that no association should be made between skin tone and a person’s achievement, potential or worth.

Sanjiv Mehta, President-South Asia, Unilever said, “We are making our skin care portfolio more inclusive and want to lead the celebration of a more diverse portrayal of beauty. In 2019, we removed the two faced cameo as well as the shade guides from the packaging of Fair & Lovely and the brand communication progressed from fairness to glow which is a more holistic and inclusive measure of healthy skin. We now announce that we will remove the word ‘Fair’ from our brand name Fair & Lovely. The new name is awaiting regulatory approvals, and the pack with the revised name will be available in the market in the next few months.”

Fair & Lovely is a pioneering technology that has made multiple skin health benefits available to millions of consumers at an affordable price. Fair & Lovely has a combination of vitamin B3, B6, C & E, glycerine, UVA and UVB sunscreens and allantoin, which are known to improve skin health and protect the skin from external aggressors and environmental pollution. The product works to improve skin barrier function, boost the skin’s microbiome, improve skin firmness and smoothen skin texture to enhance radiance and glow holistically.

In addition to the changes to Fair & Lovely, the rest of our skincare portfolio will also reflect the new vision of positive beauty.

Additional information about Fair and Lovely Career Foundation 

Connecting women to opportunity:

Career guidance. High-quality education. They are vital elements to building a career and essential to empowering women. That’s especially true where socio-cultural, infrastructural or economic barriers stand in women’s way – barriers such as gender stereotyping, safety concerns about studying outside the home, or harmful norms about household responsibilities.

In Nepal the Foundation www.fairandlovelyfoundation.com.np was launched in 2019. Fair & Lovely Scholarship Program awards educational scholarships to women with aptitude, drive and ambition, to carve a place of pride, based on self-reliance, for themselves in society. Fair & Lovely Career Foundation helps to provide and encourage young girls and women to grow and take forward their dreams by bringing world class Scholarships right at their fingertips.

As with the rebrand of Fair & Lovely, we will be also announcing the new name for the Fair & Lovely Foundation.