THE REVIEW: The definition of fairness varies among different individuals. While a few use fairness creams for a glowing skin tone, most others use it for reducing dark spots and blemishes. In the lookout for an effective fairness cream, one is sure to bump into Himalaya Herbals range of products, for their popularity of herbal origin and low pricing (at Rs 30 for 25g). It mainly contains aloe vera and walnut as moisturizers, orange extracts to reduce spots and rose extracts to improve skin complexion. It does not contain any bleaching agent thus protecting the skin from harmful chemicals. However, the product contains some neutral inactives like Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Bronopol.
This is a slightly thick, baby pinkish cream, spreads evenly rendering a matte appearance on the skin. It also imparts a mild fragrance lingering on the face throughout the day. The cream prevents oiliness, thus providing a radiating skin tone. The cream is also effective in lightening dark spots and blemishes to a large extent. The other advantage is that, the product ensures to be a good base even for the application of makeup. Conversely, the only disadvantage is that the product does not render moisturizing effect as well as sun protection. Thus, use of a good sunscreen and a moisturizer is always advisable along with the fairness cream.