Recent Examples of albinism from the Web
Folks who've previously had a hard time finding their shade are now able to find makeup that matches their skin tone with this inclusive beauty line — including people with albinism, like Krystal Robertson.
The Jakarta Post reports that the foundation is closely studying albinism in apes to determine how to best help Alba.
As a since-viral tweet from another woman with albinism demonstrated, the beauty industry has a long way to go.
Spotted in Kenya, the adult and baby likely suffer from a genetic condition that isn’t albinism.
Drugstore fave Wet n Wild is about to make beauty brand history by introducing the very first model with albinism as the face of a major campaign.
Conversely albinism is a genetic mutation that prevents the body from producing any pigment, and is often marked by the presence of pink eyes.
Kash Pressley was born with ocular albinism, an eye condition that reduces the coloring of the iris and retina.
Diandra Forrest, a model with albinism, called her out as an example of how the industry is beginning to include more diverse representations of beauty.
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An aberration occurring in humans and other vertebrates, albinism is an absence of pigment in the eyes, skin, hair, scales, or feathers caused by a genetic defect. Albino animals rarely survive in the wild because they lack the pigments that normally provide the protective coloration and a screen against the sun’s rays. Humans have long bred certain albino animals, such as rabbits, for their appearance. In humans with total albinism, the affected person has milk-white skin and hair; the iris of the eye appears pink and the pupil is red. Problems with vision are common in albinism. Total albinism occurs in all races in about one in 20,000 persons.
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