My name is Nnenna (name changed). It’s been three months since I opened my small cosmetics store. I love cosmetics and I browse the internet to find out the latest cosmetics in the market so that i can sell them to my customers. It was when I was browsing I discovered the benefits of using natural oils and foods for the skin. I am dark in complexion and I have a really lovely skin.
80% of the people who walk into my cosmetics shop demand for bleaching and toning creams. I am well aware of the trend here in Lagos were ladies (and men), change the colour of their skin using different mixtures of creams. I decided to keep stocking up my shop based on what is high on demand; Bleaching and toning creams, soaps etc. However I am not happy because I am well aware of the side effects of using these products. I have stocked away the natural coconut oils , cocoa butter , and carrot oils because they are usually shunned when I mention them. I feel it’s wrong to sell what is harmful to customers but the demand is high and I really want to grow my business. What do I do?
Nnenna from Lagos