As Garnier expanding it’s skincare range, they are also improving their existing ones. I have always been a fan with their whitening range as it is formulated with lemon extract and they are not as rich or oily. I had the opportunity to try Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ and let’s hear it for what I have to say on this cream.
‘Garnier introduces a new formula to not only help your skin become up to three tones fairer in four weeks* but also protect it from future UV-induced spots, dullness, and unevenness with higher UV protection and two powerful ingredients, Express White Complex™ and Lemon Extract.
*Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones.
Whitening Efficacy with a Unique Delivery System
What makes the new Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ so effective is it’s new whitening active, Express White Complex™. This new whitening active contains Snowpine C+, which is known to be 10x more efficient than Viatmin C*, combined with a gentle exfoliation ingredient LHA, for fast, deep, and stronger protection.
Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ gives your skin up to three tones fairer in four weeks**.
Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ helps minimise the appearance of dark spots.
Aside from minimising the appearance of dark spots, Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ offers skin better protection from sun damage with it’s higher UV protection.
Experience skin that is not only up to three tones fairer in four weeks*** that is also protected from future UV-induced spots, dullness and unevenness. Pimple marks are reduced, dark spots become less visible and skin tone is evened out.
*In-vitro test **Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones. ***Epidermis layer. ****Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones.’
The cream texture is really thick and it is slightly fluffy where the cream does not feel oily. Once blended, it doesn’t feel oily either however if applied too much, it will leave a white cast onto the skin. This cream does not promise any matte or oil control function, therefore I will not be expecting my skin to stay oil free while having this on. If you ask me about the scent, it does have a light lemon scent which is quite refreshing for me.
In this cream, it does contain alcohol, paraben, silica and fragrance. Just a highlight that these ingredients may not be friendly if you have sensitive and easy clogging skin.
I have been using this cream for one good month and I usually use this before I head out for my day as it contains SPF that would be able to protect my skin from harmful UV rays. If you follow me long enough, I’m sure you will know I couldn’t stress more of the importance of sun protection.
Week 1 – I was breaking out even from the week before and when I started on this cream, my skin started to breakout even more.
Week 2 – Most breakouts subsided and cleared a bit leaving a few acne marks behind.
Week 3 – Skin tone is evened out and most of acne marks faded very well.
Week 4 – Overall skin is much brighter. Do ignore the fresh red spots as I had this photo taken right after sebum extraction.
I know it would probably seemed meaningless that I have compiled together the photo of my face after sebum extraction as an after photo. I do have my point here actually as I’m being real with my review and lifestyle. In a way that this cream didn’t help in terms of reducing sebum production though it is not what it claims, however my skin was not able to take it.
I love how this cream helped to calm down my breakouts though they were all out on the first week of using this cream. Throughout using this cream, it also helped to fade those acne marks fresh and old ones including to even out my skin tone to appear brighter. My skin also appear clearer by Week 3 which I am very happy of. My skin was protected well with it’s SPF.
For all the love, there is a backlash to it whereby my skin would still clogged with blackheads, greatly especially at the nose and chin area. This could be possibly due to silica as it could clog skin easily.
Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hypermarket and selective departmental stores.
- Calms down break out.
- Helps to fade fresh and old acne marks.
- Evens out skin tone.
- Brighter skin.
- Skin is well protected.
- Broke out a week of using.
- Clogged skin in result of blackheads.
My Rating: 4.6/5
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This mask was provided for review purposes by Garnier, kindly refer disclaimer.xoxo,