Review: Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream, Not As Magical As I Wish It Could Be

When I get to know about the benefits of glutathione, I quickly nail over it for supplements and skin care products. Thanks to my friend, Angeline Oh who is pharmacist and if you’re reading this, I owe you big time. When I first came to know of glutathione, initially I thought they are only available orally until I found this. Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream is a whitening body cream. If you wonder what glutathione has to with skin whitening, they are the mother of all anti-oxidants and they help in reducing melanin production. I could go on more about glutathione if  I want to, let me know if you are interested. They have already exist in our body and beneficial for our health too.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream
‘Cathy Doll BB Body L-Glutathione Cream contains 30% more glutathione, and has whitening properties to brighten your skin. It also protects your skin from UV rays effectively (SPF 130 PA+++). Additionally, pore tightening is one of its special features and the sweet fragrance of the lotion is sure to be very attractive!’

I came across this cream when I was searching skin care that contains glutathione. It was random, I had never expect that they exist. It seems convincing and brought myself to purchase it from here for USD5.72, appromixately MYR18.63.  Thumbs up for the seller for efficient delivery and the product arrived to me within a week on snail mail.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Box

Most Cathy Doll’s packaging is very cute and dainty.  This is how the box looks like and I did my research to identify the authenticity of the product which one of it will be the Karmart hologram sticker. Karmart is the brand that brings along Cathy Doll products. I was worried and contacted the seller, they claimed that it is authentic as they bought it reliable shop who is a Karmart agent. Though it is said so, I’m still doubting it.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Description

The description is printed in Thai, English and Korean. Of course, I was able to only understand English. As much as I know, this helps to protect our skin with SPF130 and whitening especially dark spots. I’m not quite sure about the pore tightening, it’s rare to see from body products.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Ingredients

Glutathione is the second major ingredient which shows that it has a high percentage in the product. Tips: the higher percentage of the ingredient is always stated first in ingredients listing.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Tube

The body cream comes in a tube form and it reminds me of hand creams. They look exactly the same with tube hand creams. Nonetheless, the packaging looks exactly the same as how the box is. If you ask me why would I be interested in whitening products, first I’m medium tan as I was active in sports back in school years and now I want to be as fair as I could.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Seal

The cute packaging doesn’t leave their professional of preserving the purity of the product. I never expect that it would come with seal.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Swatch

The cream texture is quite runny and it is in white. This has to be applied sparingly as it could leave a great white cast over the skin. I apply the cream in dots all over my body and there are times it is quite tricky to blend it evenly. I could see uneven white patches if I don’t blend it thoroughly. Though it is mentioned that it has SPF130, it doesn’t leave my skin shiny or sticky.

Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream Before & After

The experiment of before and after using a month. To witness a true comparison, I only applied on my right arm with Cathy Doll L-Glutathione Magic Cream (labelled ‘with’) and my left arm with ordinary body cream (labelled ‘without’). My right arm is always much tanner than the left and after using for a month, I could hardly notice any difference from the image above and real.

Above all…

The instant whitening effect is from the shade of the cream. I applied this cream religiously once every morning and though it doesn’t show much difference on my arm, I do notice my legs is slightly fairer. It could possibly work better because I was wearing stockings when I go to work and long pants on Fridays. I supposed it defeats the purpose of SPF130, isn’t it? I often felt my skin dry by noon, it explains that this cream doesn’t provide enough moisture.

From it’s claim of pore minimizing, I attempted to use it on my face for a week. It was too rich for my skin and started to break me out. This cream is definitely a no-no for me to apply on the face.

Price: USD5.72 / MYR18.63

Weight: 60ml /2.11 oz.



  • Instant whitening effect
  • Cute packaging
  • Doesn’t leave skin shiny


  • Could leave white cast/ uneven patches
  • Does’t glide evenly on the skin
  • Insufficient moisture
  • Unsuitable for face
  • Not available in Malaysia

My Rating: 2.5/5


Traclyn Yeoh
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A Malaysian beauty blogger expressing her views on beauty and life's other superficial aspects. Not to mention, beauty tutorials to appease the die-hard beauty junkies.


  1. It’s available in Malaysia . Online only . You can checkout through ebay Malaysia or other online stores .

  2. Thank u so much for ur honest review! I’m using L-glutathione moist whitening lotion (and I’m satisfied with using it ) but I’m just want to make a comparison with this product for which both of it contain glutathione… Based on ur review.. I think I will keep on using my former product, L-glutathione… So there’s no need for a product change .hehe .. Btw, Thanks again for making a review! 🙂

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