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.

Skin Lightening Creams:

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

olay natural white day cream 1

[ 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

[ Read: Simple Home Remedies For Treating Dry 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

Read: Homemade Face Packs For Dry Skin ]

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

garnier light overnight peeling fairness cream 1

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.

[ Read : Quick Home Remedies For Fair Skin ]

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.

Recommended Articles:

The following two tabs change content below.
  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ujjwal/ Ujjwal

    Wow! love this article eshna!! really nice to this thanks for share :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/eshna/ Eshna

      Thanx Ujjwal :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/vedasri/ vedasri

    nice article on Lightening Creams like all ..prefers nivea thanks :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/eshna/ Eshna

      Thanks Vedasri! I myself use NIVEA

  • kavita

    Nice article eshna! i recently got this lotus white glow body lotion as it claims to lighten dark spots and also brightens the skin, but i some how don’t like the smell it holds as its kinda strong. How about this fairness cream? does it have a mild fragrance or is it on the stronger side?

  • Kriti

    Eshna, really nice article.. Loreal Lotus Olay and Ponds seem the best for me.. :) Nivea also I can count them.. but Im not sure it works that gr8.. :) but glad that u updated us.. :)

  • Simrin

    Good one eshna:) Does this nivea product get too greasy on the skin??

    • Wala

      No, I use it and I love it, although my skin tends to be oily. The Nivea product feels really light on the skin, yet moisturizing. It’s my favourite. It never caused me to break out – Garnier and some others did.

  • karthik

    nice article eshna.! i want to get my face fairer and little bit white …!!
    So,which product should i prefer ?? Plz Reply me fast ..!!!

  • monita

    many of of products contain harmful chemicals plz do mention that as it has been commonly said for fair & lovely

  • jyotshna

    what is micro screen cream for white patches which is importing from austrilya and pl let me know the price

  • Niveditha

    Hi,i am having dry and very sensitive skin..which cream can i use? plz reply me

  • swapna

    hai….thanks a lot for dis article its reallly very use for every one dear….thank u but still i have a little bit doubt to choose so help meeeeeee plz…i have indian skin means dat was nt fair n nt too black, n also normal skin tellme d best product plz…if u tels dis seriously u help me lot…dear
    iam awaiting fr ur replay..

    • mak

      ponds white beauty suitable for your skin

    • abc

      olay natural white will give you a fairer skin..

  • http://www.getperfectskin.co.uk/ Nisha Reyna

    Very good article. You have to be very careful with some of these skin lightening creams. Many contain harmful ingredients such as hydroquinone that will do long term damage to the skin. Also some make you look like a ‘ghost’. You want a more natural look. I’m going to look into this as I find it very interesting

  • veeru

    why not himalaya fairness cream it is very nice for all types of skin

  • Guest

    am oily skin pls reply,which cream can i use?

    • Niharika

      Within a few days of using Lumix my face is smoother and clearer. I am happy with the results since I started using it. Try it, it is suitable for all skin types.

  • sathya

    My face is dark give me suggestion wat cream to use

    • Namita

      Choose a good mosturizer for your skin type (oily/dry/sensitive), body shop has a very tood range of these. Also make sure you use sunscreen whenever u step out in sun. Reducing tan and maintaining mosture balance is the way to a happy, heathy and glowing skin.

    • shalinin

      I used LUMIX which brightened my skin.It is free from hydroquinone so that i got a good result.

  • Vanya

    Very informative and well-researched article. Am always struggling with spots and blemishes. But I will read the list of the ingredients very carefully, before buying any product. I want to try Lotus Herbals White glow skin whitening and brightening skin emulsion as it’s suitable for oily skin. Also, Nivea VIsage Sparkling Glow sparked my interest as it minimizes melanin production. Will keep coming back for more such interesting reads. :)


    does Fair & Lovely really work? how long should i use for getting desired result?

  • Mysha

    Is the Nivea cream a suitable for 19 yrs

  • Mahie S

    Pond’s White Beauty is a big NO for oily or combination skin .. it causes break out on the first use and is very greasy …. takes time to blend into skin.

  • Jaya

    I have been using Very Me Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow from Oriflame from 4-5 months now, and trust me it is an amazing product i can never give up on applying. I have a combinations skin and its gel based formula is just perfect for me. It gives me a peachy natural glow. It can be worn alone or combined with your bb cream or foundation.

    • dhanshree

      i have also combination skin but moe it become dry because of AC . please let me know can i use this one ..

  • Namita

    To all the ladies there, please don’t read this bogus article. Stay beautiful in your own skin color. I’m dark skinned myself and I’m happy with my skin; I even get compliments for maintaining the glow. So in stead of spending money on these useless products, rather invest in good moisturizers and sun screen lotions to protect skin from harmful UV rays and also to minimize tan.

  • nena

    I used city limits products for three months with two jars of it already but i’m so disappointed cause it’s expensive and the result is awful and my dark spot on my face were worst then it use to so don’t buy and don’t believe that product and their ad it’s a big lie :'(

  • Cleopatra

    One of the girl in my school tried to be popular using Olay fairness creammmm she was fairer but it only lasted for a few weeks due to some reasons she stopped using it and pimples started to appear and that’s how she became popular becezzz of her pimpledddddd face…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • masooma

    is there any online bying service

  • fatima yahya

    what about lakme guyys… is it gud for 18 years of age girls. ?!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/Anochikwa.cynthia Cynthia Jade

    You have done really well, i know this because i have used some of the products listed and got the results you described. well done and please keep it up.

  • Pritha Pulipala

    try fc white skin brightening cream, best of all creams and it works naturally.

  • Kitu Dandyan

    hye eshna nice article on Lightening Creams like all

    i have a normally skin but fully winter its dry so please let me know can i use Revlon Touch and Glow…..winter or summer

    & i have a undereyes Dark Circles problem so plz tell me how can i remove dis plz relpy must plzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      Hey Kitu !!

      You may definitely try Revlon touch and glow. It contains honey as a key ingredient that works as a natural moisturizer, nourishes your skin and keeps it smooth and supple for all season. Also, you may try home remedies as almond oil, cucumber, raw potato, rose water, tomato, and lemon juice. Follow our article @ http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-ways-to-remove-dark-circles-completely/

  • Rachael

    Has anybody tried the new skin enhancement cream to market Cellfade?

  • manmeet

    Lumix is medicated or cosmetic product?

  • Trusha Vyas