Top 10 Skin Lightening Creams

What do you do to reduce those blemishes, freckles, spots and marks on the skin??? Especially since you know that a fairness cream simply isn’t going to do anything!!! Most of you would either resort to some skin whitening cream or may be some home remedies.

So lets read below some of the best skin lightening or whitening creams, which have been developed to help eliminate spots, freckles as well as offer good sun protection, and not just fairness.

So let’s see below few of the top rated skin lightening creams.

1. Olay Natural White Day Cream:

Price: INR 299 for 50gms


  • Triple Nutrient System-Vitamin B3,Pro B5 & E
  • Visible lightening of complexion after proper and regular use
  • Contains SPF 24
  • Suits all normal and dry skin

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[ Read: Best Fairness Creams For Oily Skin ]


  • Can be too greasy for oily skin at times
  • Does nothing about fine lines or wrinkles

2. Revlon Touch and Glow:

Price: INR 170 for 40gms


  • Contains botanical extracts as well as multi-vitamins
  • Contains SPF 15, quite less to the desired level
  • Gives matte finish to oily skin
  • Slight Skin lightening
  • Stimulates cell renewal
  • Unisex

revlon touch and glow


  • May cause break outs

3. Lotus Herbals White glow skin whitening and brightening skin emulsion:

Price: INR 225 for 40ml


  • This whitening cream is more like a lotion as far as consistency is concerned, hence it gets quickly absorbed by the skin
  • Contains good SPF and PA levels
  • Suits oily skin really well
  • Plastic pump makes use easier to use
  • Reasonably priced as compared to many whitening creams

lotus herbals white glow skin whitening and brightening skin emulsion


  • Small bottle

4. Clean and Clear Fairness Cream:

Price: INR 120 for 40gms


  • Best for oil skin
  • Gives a matte finish
  • Does not clogs the pores
  • Contains UV filters
  • Travel friendly pack

Only small amount is required for application

clean and clear fairness cream



  • May leave a whitish cast on dry skin
  • Contains alcohol and some other ingredients which are not very good for skin

5. Loreal Paris Pearl Perfect Transparent Rosy Fairness day cream:

Price: INR 599 for 50gms


Contains SPF 15

  • Suits all skin types
  • Protects from ultraviolet rays
  • Promises glow on face by stimulating skin micro-circulation.


  • The price is a bit high considering there are many options in the market for the same purpose
  • Tub packaging is not travel friendly

loreal paris pearl perfect transparent rosy fairness day cream

6. Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Cream:

Price: INR 199 for 50gms

lakme perfect radiance intense whitening day cream


  • Enriched with Vitamin B3
  • Moisturizes skin really well
  • No white cast usually
  • Smoothens out complexion
  • Skin glows


  • Might cause a break out
  • Contains Parabens

7. Pond’s White Beauty:

Price: INR 140 for 35gms


  • Suits oily skin well
  • Works well for humid weather conditions
  • Contains SPF 20
  • Easily absorbed by skin if you blend it quickly
  • Lightens skin visibly and gives a pinkish glow


  • Not enough moisture for dry skin
  • The packaging is not travel friendly

8. Nivea Visage Sparkling Glow:

Price: INR 289 for 50ml


  • Suits all skin types
  • Claims to reduce melanin reproduction
  • Hydrates and moisturizes skin too
  • Gives clean and clear skin
  • Protects from ultraviolet rays
  • white crystalline technology


  • Jar packaging
  • slightly pricey

nivea visage sparkling glow

9. Garnier Light Overnight Peeling Fairness Cream:

Price: INR 175 for 40ml


  • Micro peeling fruit extracts
  • Contains Vitamin C
  • Exfoliates and lightens complexion
  • Is Unisex
  • Suits all skin types
  • Claims to deal with marks and spots too


  • Strong lemon fragrance, which might irk some of us
  • Can be heavy and greasy for beauties with oily skin

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10. Fair and Lovely Multi Vitamin:

Price: IN 78 for 50gm


  • Nice fragrance
  • Hygienic Tube packaging
  • Does not contain alcohol, which is a harmful ingredient usually used in face creams
  • Provides triple sunscreen protection
  • As the name suggests, it has a multivitamin formula

fair and lovely multi vitamin


  • Can make skin oily after some time, if you have dry skin that is not an issue for you
  • Results vary a lot with different people. Some might experience change overnight while others might not see it at all

At Home Treatments:

You also could try some of the home remedies for best results as they are free of harmful chemicals that possibly could damage the skin.

1. Dried Orange Peel and Yogurt:

This homemade pack can be done when you dry some orange peels at home under the sun. Use one tablespoon of ground dried orange peels with one tablespoon of fresh and unflavored yogurt to mix it into a paste. Apply this on the face for nearly 20 minutes and rinse it of with clean water. This mix will help in lightening skin spots and blemishes.

2. Milk, Lemon Juice and Honey:

Mix one teaspoon of milk, honey and lemon juice each to form it into a smooth paste. Apply it over a cleansed skin for nearly 20 minutes and rinse it off with clean water. This pack will help you make your skin really soft.

Start of your skincare atleast with these two basic packs to achieve soft and smooth skin.

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