Francesca and Peter Gonzales allege L’Oréal Superior Preference No. 6 resulted in white splotches known as de-pigmentation on Francesca’s face.
"I feel insecure," she said. "I feel embarrassed. And I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else."
The discoloration appeared in early 2003, the Gonzalzes said. Their case has dragged on in the courts for several years, but it is finally slated for trial on April 7.
The couple is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Peter estimated they would seek "tens of millions of dollars" from L’Oréal.