Clear, fair and flawless skin is the dream of many people since ancient ages, especially here in India. To achieve that fair glow, there are a range of skin creams with skin lightening benefits. Yes, you guessed correct, I am talking about Fairness Creams and today sharing 12 best fairness cream in India.
From the very moment of its birth, fairness creams seem to be controversy’s favorite child. Still the popularity of various skin lightening products never buzzed a bit because of their ‘quick-action formula’.
Though I am not a believer of those so called fairness inducing products, but I sometimes refer to them as short-term-tan-removal treatment.
Well, long story short, today I have brought you a compilation of 12 widely appreciated fairness creams. You can get these easily at shops anywhere in India as well as online. So, here we go with our list of best whitening cream for face in India.
At the end of list, you can find few FAQ related to fairness of skin. Hope they answer your few concerns.
Without any further ado, let’s get right into the list!
1. Olay Natural White Instant Glowing Fairness with UV Protection: It is priced at Rs. 175 for 40gm.
This one has been a chartbuster for me. This lightweight cream has helped me to reduce my suntans and pimple marks to noticeable extent. I often use it as the day cream because it has the added benefits of sun-safety. It suits all skin types.
2. Fair & Lovely Ayurvedic Care Face Cream: This cream will cost you Rs. 120 for 50gm.
Without including a Fair & Lovely product every best fairness cream list would seem incomplete. Out of all variants of Fair & Lovely fairness creams the Ayurvedic Care variant is my favorite because it contains the best skin lightening formula from our ancient ayurveda, the kumkumadi tailam. Though this cream is specially designed for sensitive skin; the mattifying formula works for every skin-type except for dry skin.
3. Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Cream: It is priced at Rs. 120 for 40 gm and Rs. 65 for 20 gm.
Extremely oily skinned people often get darker looking skin because of the excess sebum accumulated in their face. Clean & Clear’s Clear Fairness Cream focuses on this particular problem. This cream comes with the technology of Pure Rice Oil Control System and salicylic acid. It promises fair skin with oil and pimple control.
4. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme: This product costs Rs. 99 for 18 gm, Rs. 255 for 40 gm, Rs. 365 for 60 gm.
Yet another effective product for removing the appearances of dark marks due to pimple and unevenness of skin. With the active ingredients Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk enzymes Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme by Lotus Herbals works from within to provide glowing fairness.
5. Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream:It is priced at Rs. 80 for 50 gm.
If you want to achieve spotless face in a more herbal way, the Natural Glow Fairness Cream may come handy. Armed with Phyto-vitamin complex this cream says to give you ‘four-dimentional fairness’.
It is a multi-action product that takes care of some common beauty worries like dull complexion, acne and impurity laden skin, eczema and pigmented skin. Persian rose is the main constituent of this product.
6. Pond’s White Beauty Anti-spot fairness SPF 15 PA++ Fairness Cream: You will have to pay Rs. 135 for 35 gm.
Next up in our list is Pond’s White Beauty Anti-spot fairness SPF 15 PA++ Fairness Cream with ‘multi-faceted’ fairness formula. It gives protection from the sun rays along with providing even-toned skin. The cream is very gentle, moderately moisturizing and very effective in terms of tan-removal.
7. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream SPF 20 PA+: It costs Rs. 299 for 50 gm.
This jewel comes under the Fine Fairness range by Neutrogena. It helps in brightening the skin with its collagen boosting retinol content. The presence of stabilized vitamin B3 prevents melanin formation while the Helioplex technology provides essential sun safety. It is an all-in-one kind of product that suits combination to dry skin.
8. Biotique Bio White Advanced Fairness Treatment: The pocket-pinch is Rs. 120 for 40 gm.
Biotique makes some really good herbal skincare items and the Bio White Advanced Fairness Treatment is one of them. This skin whitening cream is based on some Swiss technology exclusive to the brand. It comes with 9 promises for better and bright skin including visibly lighter skin, relief from skin discolourations and improved complexion.
9. L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Day Cream SPF 17 PA++:It is priced at Rs. 745 for 50 ml.
L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Day Cream is a high performance skin whitening cream that uses Tourmaline gemstone as an active ingredient which will inflate the blood circulation thus preventing skin darkening. It contains melanin inhibitory technologies namely Melanin Vanish and powerful sunscreens.
10. VLCC Insta Fair & Glow Fairness Cream: You will have to pay Rs. 155 for 50 gm.
Enriched with the goodness of two well-known herbal fairness agents Mulberry and Licorice VLCC Insta Fair & Glow Fairness Cream is said to energise the skin and bring back the lost fairness. It also contains sun protection factor of SPF 15 for defying the harmful effects of broad spectrum sun rays.
11. Garnier White Complete Speed White Multi Action Fairness Cream: This cream costs Rs. 85 for 18 gm, Rs. 160 for 40 gm.
If you want fair and fresh look in one go as well as lasting glow then Garnier Speed White is the product you should try. It contains lemon extract that clears out marks and acne spots over stipulated time. Use of ‘active natural ingredients’ is the USP of this cream.
12. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Fairness Day Creme: The pocket pinch is Rs. 115 for 15 gm and Rs . 290 for 50 gm.
Our last but not the least product is Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Fairness Day Creme. This cream is not entirely new. Lakme has recently revamped this cream by improving the formula and packaging. This semi-matte finish cream with micro-crystals makes your job of getting rid of ‘uneven-ity’ in your complexion lot easier than you have imagined. Plus it works well under the base makeup. So, highly recommended.
Let’s talk about few basic fairness queries now, shall we? Right in!
What is Fairness Cream?
You know this, probably. But just for the sake of it, here is a little description.
Fairness cream, which is also known as skin whitening, skin lightening or brightening / bleaching cream are beauty product which claim to reduce melanin (which is tentatively supposed to cause beautiful deep skin). (Source)
Do Fairness Creams Really Work?
Yup fairness creams actually work for some people. Garnier White Complete Multi Action Brighteming Cream imparts an immediate glow to face. I also like their face wash from the same range more, will share the review soon as I use it occasionally.
Skin whitening creams don’t work for me. Why?
If you have tried few skin lightening creams and they didn’t turn out as expected, here is a possible reason –
These creams for skin fairness works good for pigmentation and uneven skin only if it isn’t root deep. It means that these beauty products for whitening your skin work decent only for the first layer of your skin. They don’t help much with deep rooted problems.
Skin Whitening Cream vs Home Remedies
While skin whitening creams may or may not work for you, but they contain ingredients which aren’t your skin’s best bud. So, it’s not recommended to add these stuffs to your regular skin regime. Please no!
If you’re glowing skin frenetic, home remedies can be your ideal choice. Why? Because they’re free of all harsh and harmful ingredients. Moreover they are 100% pure and safe.
If you’re on a time shortage and don’t want home remedies drama, you’ll love 2 Ingredient DIY Glowing Skin Face Mask and 3 Ingredient Clear Skin Detox Face Pack. They’re super fast to make and need only 2 to 3 ingredients!
These were a few popular fairness creams. Do you believe in ‘fairness’ inducing creams? Have you tried any of them? Share your experience!
Disclaimer – We do not support any product that says to superintend skin’s natural complexion. This post is entirely based on popular fairness products in India and writer’s own opinion.