As soon as I had given birth (and gotten over all the traumatic shizznizz – read my birth story here), one of the major things I wanted to deal with was melasma – the pregnancy pigmentation on my face. Luckily for me, Estee Lauder and La Clinica sent through a few whitening skincare products for me to try. I’ve been using the products on and off over the last 10 months or so and I’m finally ready to share my review.
Estee Lauder CyberWhite HD Range
This year, I’ve been loving moisture boosting lotion waters (compared to the usual moisture stripping toners) and the Estee Lauder CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Moisture Lotion is no exception. Sometimes I douse a cotton pad with the lotion or sometimes I just pat it directly onto my face, but regardless of the technique I use, the lotion is a skin-benefitting step and makes my skin ready for moisturiser. In the CyberWhite HD range, there are two moisturisers – one for day use Advanced Brightening Moisture Creme – a light but effective moisturiser, and one for night use Advanced Brightening Night Creme – a richer cream.
I have had great results with using these Estee Lauder CyberWhite HD products. Apart from keeping my skin sufficiently hydrated, I have also noticed that my skin looks brighter overall. However, as for total eradication of those pesky pigmented spots, it has a long way to go. They also sell an Advanced Spot Correcting Essence which I believe would help my case but unfortunately, I didn’t get the opportunity to test that so I’ll just add that onto my neverending wishlist.
La Clinica White Brilliant Flawless Skin Kit
If you’re on the hunt for an organic whitening skincare range which will not break the bank, look no further because La Clinica White Brilliant Flawless Skin Kit has got you covered. It has a foaming cleanser, serum, day cream, night cream and intensive mask – all hoping to deliver skin brightening and lightening results.
I initially trialled this during the Winter months where my skin needed extra moisture so it didn’t take kindly to the White Brilliant Intensive Correction Foaming Cleanser. But I’ve started using it again now that we’re in warmer months and my skin has behaved. I like how the products all work synergistically with each other and one good outcome of using this kit is that I have not noticed more pigmentation popping up. But again, it has not achieved total eradication of my existing pigmentation.
The Bottom Line On Whitening Skincare Products
Unless it is bleach, I am not convinced that any whitening skincare products will completely eradicate pigmentation to oblivion. That said, it can help brighten up overall skintone and prevent further pigmentation. For me, I know my only hope is to take it to next level and that is laser treatment to remove unwanted existing pigmentation followed by sun avoidance and burying myself with sunscreen. If you know of any good places in Melbourne that have great laser removal of pigmentation, please let me know. Thanks!
Have you tried skincare whitening products? Which ones work for you?