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10 Best Fairness Creams and Serums in India

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10 Best Skin Lightening Creams, Fairness creams and Serum in India

Your skin color is determined by the melanin content it has. For the dark dusky skin tone, there is high melanin content and do you know what can make you dark looking? Yes, it is this pigment only. Fair skin which glows is like a dream and desire for many teenagers and even the adults. By just the fair skin is not a scale to measure anyone’s beauty. These days due to pollution, stress, dirt, dust, smog etc the skin can get darker and the gets dull. While it is true that we cannot change the skin color from dark to fair completely but, still we can improve it by getting rid of the dead skin, tanning, dullness etc.
We have created this list of best skin lightening creams, fairness creams and serums available in the market. These lightening creams can work on the skin layers to reveal a fair complexion and even to give you back the original skin tone. You can try these as per the skin type which we have mentioned under each of these skin whitening creams reviews and benefits.
Uneven distribution and formation of melanin producing cells called melanocytes can cause the blotchy and patchy skin which we know as Hyper-pigmentation. Hyper-pigmentation is also one of the causes of the dark dull skin hence; skin lightening products can treat that to some extent. 

Do skin lightening and fairness creams actually work?

The question is really important! How and why these lightening or whitening skin products work? Or do they work at all. These lightening products are commonly known as bleaching agents or fading creams which will mildly bleach the skin or would reduce the melanin pigment. Therefore, the skin appears a few shades lighter.
Skin lightening creams can also remove the dead skin which makes the new skin look fresh and fairer. Moreover, they will also control melanin synthesis which eventually makes you look fairer. Other than that most of these will has SPF so that these can protect the skin from UV rays. UV rays are another potential cause for skin darkening. So, when the UV rays are blocked then too you retain or restore your original skin complexion.
So, as a whole these skin creams can work on certain aspects. 

List of 10 Top Skin Lightening, Whitening and Fairness creams in India with Reviews

So, here are these best skin lightening and whitening creams in India that you can purchase easily from the shops and counters to treat your skin darkening and to get brightening of facial skin.

1. Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream

Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream SPF 19

Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream is laced with the SPF 19. This skin lightening cream has the Active White Molecule. This revolutionary molecule is one of the best skin lightening ingredients which has 10 times the power of Vitamin C. So, it gives a lasting fairness within days of using this cream.

Review

Pros

The texture is easy to apply

Provides instant whitening

Has SPF 19

Protects the skin from UVA and UVB sun rays

Gives tones fairer in 2 weeks

Cons

Not for Dry skin

Major Benefits

Skin whitening for oily skin and combination skin

Recommend for

Oily skin and combination skin

Price

18 g for 85 Rupees

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2. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Creme

Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Creme

Lakme Perfect Radiance skin lightening cream has the precious micro-crystals and skin lightening vitamins which gives a fair radiant look. The formula is moisture rich and light. This day skin lightening cream replenishes and moisturizes your skin giving it an instant fairer glow. Its advanced formula is rich with vitamins for a flawless skin. It’s smooth, rich texture suits all skin types and is perfect to add to your cosmetic kit. Its sunscreens with SPF 30 protects your skin from sun damage.

Review

Pros

Moisturizes and nourishes the skin

SPF 30 for sun protection

Glowing skin

Lightens the dark spots

Makes skin even tone

Blemish control

Cons

None as such

Major Benefits

Skin lightening and dark spot control

Recommend for

All skin types

Price

15 g for 120 rupees and 50 g for 280 rupees

3. Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum

Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum

Biotique skin lightening dandelion serum has the pure Dandelion extracts and minerals. Moreover, it has Vitamin E, minerals and nutmeg oil. It helps brighten skin, fade dark spots and ease away wrinkles for a flawless complexion. The skin lightening serum is easy to apply and gets instantly absorbed. I find it good for people who have oily skin in summers.

Review

Pros

It brightens skin and reduces dark spots

Softens and brightens skin

Ideal for oily and combination skin

Reduces wrinkles and fine lines

Cons

Less moisturizing for dry face

Major Benefits

Skin lightening and wrinkle control

Recommend for

It is suitable for all skin types

Price

230 rupees for 40ml

4. Ponds White Beauty Spot-Less Fairness Non-Oily Light Feel Cream

Ponds White Beauty Spot-Less Fairness Non-Oily Light Feel Cream

Pond’s White Beauty spotless fairness cream is a non oily skin lightening cream which is rich in the vitamin B 3 complex. It fights the excessive melanin production to give a fairer looking skin. Moreover, the vitamin rich complex gives relief in blemishes and dark spots. It gives a matte skin without clogging the pores. The light weight formula is ideal for combination and acne prone skin even. Pro-vitamin B3 works deeper in the skin layers to reduce dark spots and blemishes. This used to be my most used cream.

Review

Pros

Non-oily

Light weight skin lightening cream

Has Pro-vitamin B3

Matte finish for oily skin

Even out the dull skin

Brightens the face

Reduces dark spots

Non comedogenic

Inexpensive

Cons

Not for dry skin possibly as it lacks moisturization

Major Benefits

Dark spots reduction and skin whitening

Recommend for

Oily skin, Normal skin, combination and acne prone skin

Price

60 rupees for 20g pack

5. VLCC Snigdha Fairness Cream

VLCC Snigdha Fairness Day Cream

VLCC Snigdha Fairness Day Cream has skin-lightening agents like liquorice and wild turmeric. Moreover, it has extracts of Mulberry and Lemon Peel which help fade dark spots. It reduces the melanin deposits which lightens skin pigments without dehydrating the skin. It fades the skin pigmentation and prevents the sun damage. I find this a bit greasy for my combination and oily face.

Review

Pros

Lightens the skin

Reduces pigmentation

Hydrates the skin

Minimizes dark spots

Cons

Heavy for oily skin

Major Benefits

Skin whitening and moisturization

Recommend for

Dry skin and normal skin for whitening

Price

405 rupees for 50g

6. Lotus Herbals Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Creme 

Lotus Herbals Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Creme

Lotus Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Creme has the power of SPF 25 PA+++ which prevents the skin darkening. The creams blend well into the skin and make the complexion lighter. This skin lightening cream has the Tri-Action formulation which is loaded with the fruits like Amla Berry, Lychee and Punarnava root extracts. It diminishes the melanin production which on its own lightens the skin. Moreover, it also lightens the dark spots and uneven skin tone. The gel like texture is suitable for oily skin as well as dry skin.

Review

Pros

Has Amla Berry, Lychee and Punarnava Root extracts

Lowers the levels of melanin in skin

Reduces dark spots

Lightens the pigmentation

Treats uneven skin tone

Has SPF 25 for UV rays protection

Preservative Free

Free from artificial fragrance and colourants

Cons

Expensive and availability

Major Benefits

Skin lightening with dark spots reduction and Sun protection

Recommend for

All skin types

Price

455 rupees for 50g pack

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7. Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening & Brightening Cream

Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening & Brightening Cream

Biotique Coconut Whitening and Brightening Cream is especially formulated to enhance your skin tone by lightening the skin by a couple of shades. This coconut laden fairness skin cream is blended with the organic extracts of pure virgin coconut, dandelion and manjishtha that helps to brighten the skin. It also aids in getting rid of the dark spots and blemishes on the face. Thus, it can give a noticeably fairer and radiant skin.

Review

Pros

Has Coconut, dandelion and manjistha extracts

Ideal for dry skin

Blends well in the skin

Lightens and brightens

Moisturizing

Cons

Not for oily skin

No SPF

Major Benefits

Skin whitening for dry skin to normal skin

Recommend for

Dry skin and normal skin

Price

199 rupees for 50 g

8. L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Day Cream 

L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Day Cream

L’Oreal White Perfect Day Cream has the SPF 17 and a breakthrough ingredient called Melanin Vanish which minimizes the melanin and thus skin become lighter in tone. It also assists in reducing those terrible dark spots and makes skin even toned. My brother used this and says it does lighten the dark spots.

Review

Pros

SPF 17 for UV rays

Dark spots minimization

Easy to blend

Cons

Expensive

Major Benefits

Skin lightening

Recommend for

All skin types

Price

675 rupees for 50ml

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9. Olay Natural White Light Instant Glowing Fairness Skin serum  

Olay Natural White Light Instant Glowing Fairness Skin Cream

Olay Natural White Light Instant Glowing Fairness Serum has the power of the triple vitamin system that gives a boost of fairness. This is a non greasy skin cream which is ideal for all skin types and even for acne prone skin as well. I have used this long ago and liked this for its non sticky formula.

Review

Pros

Instant glow

Easy to get absorbed

Minimizes the blemishes

Good for uneven skin tone

Makes skin tone lighter

Has sun protection

Lightly moisturizes the skin

Inexpensive

Cons

None

Major Benefits

Fairness for all skin types

Recommend for

All skin types

Price

99 rupees for 20g pack

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10. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Massage Cream

Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Massage Cream

Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Massage Cream is a unique formulation that will penetrate deeper into the skin layers and brightens the skin. It is enriched with Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk Enzymes that lightens the skin tone. It also tightens the sin pores to revive the skin and its texture. I personally like this for its texture.

Review

Pros

Works on all skin types to lighten the skin.

Has skin lightening agents like Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk Enzymes.

Restores skin’s moisture levels

Gets rid of the dullness

Gives even tone facial skin complexion

Skin gets brighter

Cons

None

Major Benefits

Skin lightening and dullness treatment

Recommend for

All skin types

Price

375 rupees for 60g

So, these were the best skin lightening creams in India. Which is the one that you like? Do you have a favorite?

Check our video on best fairness creams for oily skin

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About Niesha

Hi, I am Niesha Jeenwal. A beauty blogger, who's been in Blogging world for the past 3.5 years and started my first blog Indianbeautyforever.com which is an Indian makeup and beauty blog while Tips and Beauty.com is mostly dedicated to natural ways and treatments to achieve good skin, hair and health. :) Allow me 2-3 days to reply to your mails or comments. xoxo