Born with fair skin, in a family with fair skin, I think it is only natural for me to be a little more obsessed with maintaining my fairness than most people. I'm sure this will raise some eyebrows, but I am not a fan of tanning. It NEVER looked good on me. Believe me, I've tried it and I will never do it again - not because I think less of people who have darker skin, but because it doesn't suit me.
Although whitening products are like my own kind of crack, I am very careful with what I put on my skin.
I've tried lost of soaps and lotions that may be effective, but also dried out my skin.
I also find those, especially lotions, to have very strong scent which really bothers me.
I recently discovered Dr. Skin Hand & Body Whitening Lotion with SPF 15, a product by Niscenssa, which claims not just to whiten skin but also to prevent premature aging. It's a light lotion that is quickly absorbed by the skin. It's not greasy at all! It has a light fruity scent (melon?) that is not too strong.
I have the 50ml bottle, which is nice so I can tote it around.
I'm not sure how effective it is as a whitening lotion since my aim is to maintain, nor how it prevents wrinkles since I don't have them yet (and hopefully this will happen in a very distant future, LOL), but I always believe that prevention is better than cure. Why not invest in something you know you won't regret in the future?
I also love the fact that it's a locally-made product by a Filipino brand. They understand what works and doesn't work for Filipino consumers because they are also the same. Let us support local quality products! :)
Dr. Skin Hand & Body Whitening Lotion with SPF 15
|see how light it is?|
|in less than 5 seconds, you wont be able to trace it|
PROS: lightweight, non-greasy, quickly absorbed by the skin, scent is just right, affordable, and locally available
CONS: the SPF can do some improving, but I understand that if the SPF is increased, the product consistency will be thicker. I really don't mind the scent since it is very light, but if you prefer something that is unscented, this is not for you.
Where To Buy:
www.niscenssa.com or in any Nisce Skin 'n Face clinics, P135 (now offered at P100 online)