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Top 11 Skin Lightening Creams, Serums, And Gels – 2019

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Top 11 Skin Lightening Creams, Serums, And Gels – 2019 March 12, 2019

Let’s get this straight: fair skin is a misconstrued idea of beauty. Your skin tone does not determine your beauty. However, spots, pigmentation, discoloration, age spots, and other skin issues can make your skin appear dull, dry, and dark. Skin lightening creams can work on these issues and make your skin healthy and glowing. We have compiled a list of the best skin lightening and brightening creams and gels on the market. Check it out!

Best Skin Lightening Creams, Serums, And Gels To Try In 2019

  1. Wow Fairness Cream
  2. Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream
  3. MamaEarth Natural Radiance Day Cream
  4. O3+ Professional Whitening Cream
  5. Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème
  6. Garnier Light Complete
  7. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Crème
  8. L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfect Anti-Imperfections + Whitening Cream
  9. Olay White Radiance Advanced Brightening Intensive Cream
  10. Pond’s White Beauty Anti Spot Fairness Day Cream
  11. Olay Natural White Glowing Fairness Cream

1. Wow Fairness Cream

Product Claims

This fairness cream offers multiple benefits. It protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays, makes your age spots less visible, slows down the signs of aging, and gives you brighter skin. It has a unique formulation that is clinically proven and skin-friendly. The brand recommends doing a patch test before you start using it on your face.

Pros
  • Contains saffron, mulberry, and licorice extracts
  • Contains kojic acid
  • Contains shea butter (for moisturization)
  • Packaging (comes in an airless jar with pump technology)
  • Contains SPF 20
  • No parabens
  • No sulfates
  • No harmful chemicals
  • No mineral oils
Cons

None

Rating

5/5

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2. Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream

Product Claims

This whitening day cream by Himalaya Herbals claims to give your skin a radiant glow. It has a unique and non-greasy formula that is infused with herbal extracts. It keeps your skin hydrated, brightens your skin by reducing dark spots and pigmentation, and clears your skin gradually. It contains licorice extracts, which are natural skin brightening agents.

Pros
  • Natural extracts
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Non-comedogenic
  • No mineral oils
  • No parabens
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No harmful chemicals
Cons
  • May cause over sweating
  • May make your skin greasy
Rating

4.8/5

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3. MamaEarth Natural Radiance Day Cream

Product Claims
MamaEarth’s Natural Radiance Day Cream with Pomegranate & Moringa Oil contains SPF 20+ for optimum sun protection. This sunscreen penetrates your skin and helps reverse sun damage while giving it a healthy glow. It also prevents premature aging of your skin by offering effective UVA and UVB protection. The natural ingredients of the cream moisturize your skin and protect it against damage from pollution.

Pros

  • Made of natural ingredients only
  • Certified toxin-free
  • Does not contain artificial color or fragrance
  • Travel-friendly and hygienic pump dispenser
  • Hydrates skin
  • Protects against sun damage
  • Can be used as primer

Cons

  • SPF could be higher
  • Expensive

Rating
4/5

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4. O3+ Professional Whitening Cream

Product Claims

This cream is suitable for all skin types. It claims to minimize hyperpigmentation and protect your skin against sun damage. It also claims to brighten the skin and impart a whitening effect. It nourishes the skin and keeps it moisturized. It is perfect for those who are looking for a day cream for everyday use.

Pros
  • Contains zinc oxide
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Easily absorbed
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Lightweight
  • Contains SPF 30
Cons
  • Contains PEG-100
Rating

4.5/5

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5. Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème

Product Claims

This is a skin lightening day cream that contains microcrystals and essential vitamins that polish your skin to make it glow. This advanced fairness cream contains sun protection that prevents dark spots and blemishes. It claims to control breakouts and make your skin softer and smoother.

Pros
  • Contains SPF 30
  • Contains titanium dioxide
  • Hydrating
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Suitable for normal to oily skin
Cons
  • May not suit dry skin
Rating

4.5/5

[ Read: Best Lakme Face Creams for Glowing Skin ]

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6. Garnier Light Complete

Product Claims

This cream contains lemon extracts (known to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and spots). This product by Garnier claims to prevent pigmentation and dark spots and make your skin visibly bright. It contains SPF 19 that protects your skin from harmful UV rays. It also includes vitamin C that brightens your skin with regular use.

Pros
  • Contains SPF
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth texture
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Gets quickly absorbed
Cons
  • Contains alcohol
  • Not for oily skinned people
Rating

4.5/5

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7. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Crème

Product Claims

This cream by Lotus contains fruit extracts that nourish your skin deeply and make it brighter. It provides sun protection and has a gel base that gets absorbed quickly and controls oil production. It contains brightening agents that rejuvenate your skin from within to give it extra glow.

Pros
  • SPF 25
  • Non-oily
  • Lightweight
  • Contains milk enzymes
  • Contains titanium dioxide
Cons
  • Contains parabens
  • Contains artificial fragrance
Rating

4.5/5

[ Read: Best Lotus Herbal Skin Care Products ]

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8. L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfect Anti-Imperfections + Whitening Cream

Product Claims

This cream is formulated in a way that gives you visible results within four weeks of continuous usage. It has a unique vitamin 3X formula that combines three essential vitamins – B3, C, and E. These vitamins are known to brighten the skin and improve marks and blemishes to give healthy and glowing skin.

Pros
  • Fades spots
  • Contains UV filters
  • Non-sticky
  • Easily absorbed
  • Provides moisturization
  • Contains salicylic acid
Cons
  • Contains alcohol
  • Contains PEG
Rating

4/5

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9. Olay White Radiance Advanced Brightening Intensive Cream

Product Claims

This brightening cream by Olay claims to correct and lighten your dark spots. It has SPF 24 that protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also contains skin nourishing vitamins that enhance the natural radiance of your skin and give you visibly bright skin in just a few days.

Pros
  • Contains SPF
  • Lightweight
  • Non-greasy
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Reduces dark spots and pigmentation
Cons
  • Contains parabens
  • Contains PEG
  • Contains alcohol
Rating

4/5

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10. Pond’s White Beauty Anti Spot Fairness Day Cream

Product Claims

This cream contains pro-vitamin B3 and an anti-spot formula developed by Pond’s Institute. It reduces stubborn dark spots, revealing spotless skin. It protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays and keeps it moisturized.

Pros
  • Water-based cream
  • Suitable for oily skin
  • Contains titanium dioxide
  • Contains SPF
  • Travel-friendly packaging
Cons
  • Contains alcohol
  • Contains parabens
  • Not suitable for all skin types
Rating

3.9/5

[ Read: Best Ponds Face Washes Available In India ]

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11. Olay Natural White Glowing Fairness Cream

Product Claims

This fairness cream by olay packs a powerful punch of three vitamins to give you healthy and glowing skin. It contains Vitamin B3, Provitamin B5, and Vitamin E that not only lighten spots and pigmentation but also brighten your skin and keep it moisturized. It comes with sun protection, and you can wear it under your makeup.

Pros
  • Contains SPF 24
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Provides hydration
  • Non-greasy
  • Travel-friendly packaging
Cons
  • Contains PEG
  • Contains alcohol
  • Contains parabens
  • Not suitable for dry skin
Rating

3.9/5

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Remember, merely applying fairness and brightening creams will not give any results if you do not eat healthy, sleep properly, drink enough water, and follow a healthy lifestyle. Glowing and healthy skin is all about commitment – it doesn’t happen overnight. Try any of these skin lightening creams and share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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