Top 10 Skin Lightening Creams, Gels, And Serums June 15, 2017

Fair skin is not a measure of beauty – we should celebrate the skin tone we are born with. However, the increasing pollution and the harmful rays of the sun cause our skin to become dull, dry, and blemished, not to mention shades darker. As we grow older, we notice that our skin is not what it used to be. Since prevention, protection, and repair are the only measures we can resort to, we have compiled 10 of the best lightening creams, gels, and serums available in the market that work wonders in replenishing your lost skin tone and texture. Just give them a try, and once you meet your skin’s perfect match, you will get converted for life!

 Top Skin Lightening Creams, Gels, And Serums

Caution: Using skin lightening products may cause skin irritation and rashes if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Please do a patch test before application.

1. Olay White Radiance Brightening Intensive Cream Moisturizer

1. Olay White Radiance Brightening Intensive Cream Moisturizer Pinit

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Product Claims

Olay’s White Radiance Brightening Intensive Cream Moisturizer helps your skin in 3 ways—It reduces the appearance of dark spots, lightens your skin to its original complexion, and provides protection from the harmful UVA/UVB rays of the Sun. This helps give your skin a healthy glow while also keeping it from becoming dull. With regular use, you will see results within four weeks.

Pros

  • Smoothens your skin.
  • Lightens discoloration.
  • Provides Sun protection

Cons

  • Unhygienic tub packaging.
  • Not travel-friendly.

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

3.5/5

Price

Rs. 999/- for 50g

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2. Lotus Herbals Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Creme

2. Lotus Herbals Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Creme Pinit

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Product Claims

Lotus Herbals’ Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Creme has been formulated with well-known fairness agents such as grape, mulberry, milk enzymes, and Saxifraga extracts. The gel-creme blend also protects your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Pros

  • Light texture that is quickly absorbed by the skin.
  • An excellent product to use in the summers.
  • Moisturizes skin well despite its light consistency.
  • Non-greasy and no white cast.

Cons

  • Contains parabens.
  • Unhygienic tub packaging which is also not travel-friendly.
  • As opposed to the claims, takes more than 7 days to lighten skin.

Recommended For

Normal, combination, and oily skin types.

Rating

3.5/5

Price

Rs. 365/- for 60g

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3. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum

3. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum Pinit

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Product Claims

Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness Brightening Serum deeply penetrates your skin to inhibit melanin production. This helps avoid issues like pigmentation, dark spots, and dullness. This product helps you achieve even-toned skin with its dermatologically tested formula. It also claims to show visible results within three weeks of use.

Pros

  • Does not contain alcohol.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Oil-free.
  • Light formula spreads well on the skin and is easily absorbed.
  • Hygienic pump-packaging which can be locked by twisting.

Cons

  • Not budget-friendly.
  • The product oxidizes and turns red if it is not locked.

Recommended For

Oily and combination skin.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

Rs. 799/- for 30mL

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4. Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex

4. Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex Pinit

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Product Claims

Kaya’s Pigmentation Reducing Complex not only helps you regain your natural complexion, but it also helps fade dark spots, pigmentation, dark circles, and tans. The product promises to show visible results within 2 weeks.

Pros

  • Evens out your skin and keeps it hydrated.
  • Lightens blemishes and acne scars.
  • Hygienic pump packaging.
  • A little goes a long way.

Cons

  • Not budget-friendly (but worth the money.)

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

5/5

Price

Rs. 1190/- for 30mL

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5. Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum

5. Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum Pinit

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Product Claims

Biotique’s Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum is an excellent combination of nutmeg oil and pure dandelion. Dandelion, which is the key ingredient, is rich in vitamin E and beneficial minerals. When used on a regular basis, this product helps brighten your skin while fading dark spots and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.

Pros

  • Free of animal testing.
  • Contains herbal ingredients.
  • The light formula is easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Free of preservatives.
  • Non-greasy.

Cons

  • The pump-less bottle packaging is inconvenient and unhygienic to use.

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

4.75/5

Price

Rs. 690/- for 190mL

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6. Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream

6. Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream Pinit

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Product Claims

Garnier Skin Naturals’ White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream comes with lemon extracts that help lighten your skin. Its unique formula helps brighten your skin and reduce dark spots while also offering Sun protection with an SPF of 19 and PA+++. The product claims to lighten your skin by 3 tones in seven days.

Pros

  • Provides Sun protection.
  • Keeps your skin moisturized.
  • Reduces dark spots.

Cons

  • Unhygienic tub packaging.
  • Far-fetched whitening claims.

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

3.5/5

Price

Rs. 160/- for 40g

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7. Fair & Lovely Advanced Multi Vitamin Daily Fairness Expert

Product Claims

Fair & Lovely’s Advanced Multi Vitamin Daily Fairness Expert helps clear imperfections to give you a clear complexion. The cream targets your tan and dullness while also lightening dark circles and skin blemishes.

Pros

  • Helps remove dark spots.
  • Travel-friendly packaging.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Has a pleasant fragrance.

Cons

  • Works slowly, but not as well as it claims.
  • Not suitable for oily skin.

Recommended For

Normal to dry skin types.

Rating

3.5/5

Price

Rs. 175/- for 100g

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8. Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-Less Lightening Cream

8. Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-Less Lightening Cream Pinit

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Product Claims

Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-Less Lightening Cream claims to work with different skin types to inhibit the production of melanin, helping reduce dark spots. With its SPF 20 PA++ formula, it not only restores your skin’s complexion but also protects it from Sun damage. The product claims to be non-oily, containing over 1000 whitening ingredients that are scientifically proven to work.

Pros

  • Helps brighten and mattify skin while also drying out acne and helping them heal.
  • Adds elasticity to your skin.
  • Does not contain an overbearing fragrance.
  • SPF and PA++ help prevent Sun damage and also keeps your skin from aging.

Cons

  • Unhygienic tub packaging.
  • Not travel-friendly.
  • Dries up really quickly.

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

3.75/5

Price

Rs. 272/- for 50g

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9. Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream

9. Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream Pinit

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Product Claims

Himalaya Herbals’ Natural Glow Fairness Cream contains 100% natural ingredients that help tackle a dull and uneven complexion while also clearing dark spots and pigmentation. The product’s unique formulation allows for easy application, quick absorption, and boosted nourishment. This fairness cream contains extracts of Mandarin Orange, Persian Rose, Walnut, and Aloe Vera. It is also helpful when it comes to treating acne, soothe an irritated, and keeping it nourished and healthy.

Pros

  • Does leave behind a white cast.
  • Light formula that spreads easily.
  • Keeps the skin moisturized.
  • Lightens dark circles and pigmentation.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Hygienic tube packaging.

Cons

  • Does not come through on its claims.
  • May cause breakouts in some people.
  • Does not provide sun protection.
  • Does not provide a lasting glow.

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

3.5/5

Price

Rs. 80/- for 50g

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10. Clean & Clear Fairness Cream

10. Clean & Clear Fairness Cream Pinit

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Product Claims

Clean & Clear’s Fairness Cream is oil-free and does not clog pores. It claims to give your skin a lasting pink glow. The product is easily absorbed by the skin and has a pleasant fragrance. It comes with UV protection and a fairness scale.

Pros

  • Light formulation and spreads easily.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Protects your skin from UV rays.

Cons

  • Leaves a white cast when too much product is used.
  • Does not come through on all of its claims.

Recommended For

All skin types.

Rating

3.5/5

Price

Rs. 120/- for 40g

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Merely relying on creams and potions is not going to help you get that glow unless you adopt a healthy lifestyle. Good skin is a reflection of good health. So, get skin pretty! Let us know which of these skin whitening products you will opt for, and why. You can leave us your comments in the box below!

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  • 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. :)

  • TAZEEN

    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