Though sometimes discouraged, there are a number of valid reasons people might want to lighten their skin. One of these reasons is the case of hyperpigmentation, which, put simply, is a condition where a person’s skin is darker in some spots and lighter in others.
For this reason, some people might resort to skin bleaching in order to achieve a more even skin tone. People also use skin bleaching to eliminate scars, moles, age spots, etc.
There are other valid situations where skin bleaching is not only recommended but also prescribed by experts. Lightening your skin may have a disadvantage such as making your skin texture softer but it also has many benefits. The most important factor when considering lightening your skin is to do it the right way, by using only the best creams and soaps and other products that have been verified to work well without any undesirable results.
You must be very careful when choosing your products because a lot of substandard bleaching products fill Nigerian markets. In fact, it is always safer to use products from reputable companies that have been in the business of cosmetics for a very long time.
Here are 7 best bleaching creams you can use to achieve great results:
1. Intimate Whitening Gel by Melina Organics®
Intimate Whitening Gel by Melina Organics® is great for first-time users. It is a mild whitening cream that works by first hydrating your epidermis and then softly diluting your melanin pigment for a clearer, and brighter skin. Intimate Whitening Gel by Melina Organics® works for all skin types including oily and dry skin. This product is powered by a potent natural alpha-arbutin to provide the triple effect of soothing, brightening, and moisturizing skin.
2. Cherioll® Whitening Cream
This product is especially good for whitening some selected skin parts that are darker than other areas, like armpits, knuckles, private regions, feet, etc. The Cherioll® Whitening Cream is perfect for all skin types and is also safe for older individuals. It can also serve as a restorative product for those whose skin got damaged by another bleaching product that didn’t work well. The cream also helps fight body odour by eliminating bad skin bacteria.
3. Protégé® Luminate Premium Skin Whitening Cream
Most dermatologists recommend this product. The Protégé® Luminate Premium Skin Whitening Cream is especially good for brightening skin and fighting melasma (dark patches), hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and discolouration of any kind. Protégé® Luminate Premium Skin Whitening Cream contains kojic acid and arbutin, two powerful ingredients that work together to achieve natural non-toxic skin lightening.
4. Arbutin Blemish Control Cream by Lawrens®
Arbutin Blemish Control Cream by Lawrens® is an excellent skin lightener while also helping to reduce the appearance of scars, dark spots and blemishes. The cream is also fast-acting with results starting to show in less than 30 days. The cream is mild but lightens effectively. Arbutin Blemish Control Cream by Lawrens® is good for daily use.
5. Vasanti® Brighten Up Moisturizer
The Vasanti® Brighten Up Moisturizer is a known healthy lightener – a term used to describe bleaching products that are formulated with organic ingredients. The Vasanti® Brighten Up Moisturizer is enriched with aloe vera, vitamin C, and arbutin carefully sourced from bearberry leaves to ensure the best of results. This made-in-Canada product is 98% natural, vegan-friendly, never tested on animals, paraben-free, sulphate-free, and phthalates-free. The Vasanti® Brighten Up Moisturizer is proof that you can achieve great lightening results without the use of harsh chemicals.
6. Active Bamboo® Anti-aging Whitening Cream
Active Bamboo® Anti-aging Whitening Cream contains kojic acid, licorice and Vitamin E – three ingredients known to effectively fight pigmentation to achieve brighter skin. The licorice used in Active Bamboo® Anti-aging Whitening Cream contains an active flavonoid known as glabridin which has been proven by several studies to be an excellent skin-whitening agent. In fact, glabridin is one of the commonest and most-effective skin-whitening ingredients currently known. The Active Bamboo® Anti-aging Whitening Cream is good for the whole body, face, arms, neck, knees, underarms, armpits, black skin, men, and sensitive areas.
7. Nella® Magical Whitening Lotion
The Nella® Magical Whitening Lotion is great for dark people looking for quick bleaching results. This product is fast-acting but not harmful. The lotion is light-textured and can be used on any skin tone and on every part of the body, including hidden parts. Another good thing about the Nella® Magical Whitening Lotion is that it achieves permanent lightening.
The Nella® Magical Whitening Lotion works best when used in combination with these two other products from the same company:
a. The Nella Whitening and Brightening Tone-Up Cream
b. The Nella Whitening Sleeping Cream (excellent for night use)