Not sure what you disagree with. I merely pointed out the fact that cosmetics have been used for a long, long, time.
The Chinese and the Greeks are documented to have used whiteners in several of the millennia before the common era. Actually, tanned skinned has tended to be associated with the laboring classes, and, in some times and places, at least, the wealthy inclined toward the more pallid look to emphasize that distinction.
I have a very different view than you do-I think it is good that we have the power to change the way that we look and the way that people perceive us--