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Skin whitening has long been a trend in Asia, particularly in countries such as India, Korea, Japan and China. As a result, whitening cream has been popular all across Asia where a considerable majority of women desire for a fairer and lighter skin complexion. I am not an exception as well.
I used to rely very much on Hazeline Snow Moisturizing Cream to maintain my fair skin and lighten my dark spots caused by exposure to UV rays from the sun. Unfortunately, Hazeline has recently decided to discontinue and removed all its product from the shelves. Despite having searched for the Hazeline Snow Moisturizing Cream in most of the major drugstores, supermarkets and even online stores, I could no longer find the product being sold anywhere now.
Thus, I am left with no choice and have to look for some other alternative to replace the Hazeline Snow Moisurizing Cream. However, I am glad that I have found the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream, which unexpectedly became my next favorite whitening product of all time.
What Does Garnier Says
Enriched with 3 main active ingredients, the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream promises to deliver fairness to you in just 14 days!
Micro-smoothing Agent: A gentle exfoliator that is efficient in minimizing the appearance of pores, thus creating a smooth and soft skin texture.
Pure Lemon Essence: Lemon contains high level of Vitamin C and antioxidants that acts as a great exfoliator and brightener for the skin. It is not only known for its effectiveness in removing dead skins and blackheads, but also in treating sunburn, dark spots and uneven skin complexion.
What I Like About This Product
1. Remove dullness and brighten skin
As what Garnier has promised to deliver, this product has indeed helped to lighten my dark spots and brighten up my skin complexion. This product is also effective in removing dullness of my skin, giving it a natural and healthy glow. I always love how my skin seems to shine radiantly every time after I applied the cream.
2. Packaging & Price
The Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream is packaged in a yellow glass jar with a white screw cap. The glass jar, although small in size, is quite bulky and might not be travel-friendly.
I find the yellow glass jar packaging cute in its own way. Surprisingly, the glass jar that is used to contain the cream is rather thick, which makes it durable enough to survive most of the fall. Why do I say so? Well, I must admit that I have accidentally dropped the glass jar on the floor on several occasions and not breaking it.
Price wise, I would say that this product is quite affordable. I could easily purchase the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream from most of the major drugstores and supermarkets for less than RM 20. I bought mine recently from Guardian for about RM 16 after a 20% promotion.
The cream itself is milky white in color with a thick but runny consistency. Despite its thick consistency, the cream can be quickly absorbed by my skin once applied. I have absolutely no problem in blending this cream into my skin without leaving any white residue behind. I am also pleased by the fact that this product actually gives a matte finish and does not leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky after application.
However, just like usual, I did not use the Garnier Light Complete Muliti-Action Whitening Cream on my face. So, I could not guarantee whether this product will also keep my skin oil-free if I am to apply it on my face.
Other than whitening, the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream is also effective in providing instant moisture to my skin. My skin always feel really soft and smooth after applying the cream. However, the moisturizing effect is not extreme. Afterall, it is more of a whitening than moisturizing cream.
5. Fade Scars
Furthermore, this product also helps to lighten some of my scratch scars and even out my skin tone, thus creating a more flawless skin!
Apart from that, its delightful scent is actually one of the thing that makes me love the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream so much. The cream comes with a very strong, pleasant and fragrant Citrus scent which surprisingly, is long-lasting enough to last throughout an entire day. I really love how the wonderful scent lingers to my skin for the whole day after each application. It absolutely has helped to me to fall deeper into sleep at night!
7. Extra UV Protection
In addition, this product also comes with SPF 20 extra UV protection, which I believe is sufficient to keep your skin safe from damages if you are not exposed to the sun for a long period of time. However, if you are going to stay under the sun for an entire day, this product is definitely not sufficient to keep your skin protected. You will have to look for a sunscreen instead. For that, I would recommend the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion.
What I Dislike About This Product
Well, there are nothing in particular that I dislike about the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream, except that it contains ingredients like Fragrance and Methylparaben. I have mentioned about these two ingredients in a few of my previous posts.
How Do I Use This Product
As I have mentioned above, I would not use this cream on my face as I usually prefer to stick to my usual facial cream. Instead of using it as a day cream, I will mostly only apply this product on both my arms and thighs areas before I go to bed at night. However, there are also times where I use this product as a day cream as well.
You could also use the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream on your face if you wish to. I would advise you to apply only a sparing amount of the cream if this is the first time you are trying on this product. As for me, I usually rely on the Garnier Light Intensive 3 In 1 Whitening Essence Mask to keep my face fair.
To surmarize, the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream is just the prefect product for people who desire for a fairer and glowing complexion. Whether you are constantly bothered with dark spots, sun burnt, scars or uneven skin tone, I believe this cream will not disappoint you.
So, give Garnier a chance. Try this cream and shine confidently with the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream!
If you happen to be a fan of the Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream, you might not want to miss out my review on the Garnier Light Intensive 3 In 1 Whitening Essence Mask too!
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