So I have lightening for some time now I am not new to trying products for this purpose but I may not know all the good products out there and would like see what works on its own.I followed this website for a while just to read peoples stories
I like this colour pallete for reference :
i would say i am sooo many shades IDK where to begin !!! I am asian but dark skin i would say overall i look clay2-3. However to go into more details different parts of me has different shades like my ELBOW my back of neck ! my front to back of legs i am pitch black in some areas and maybe this description sounds extreme but i really dont have a skin disorder lol. Just certain areas are darker as most of you know like dark circles for example ! But i will dive deep into that the more i progress HOPEFULLY!!
a3 lotion: So firstly about 6 years ago i tried this product from my local store and used it on my whole body and it really did lighten me up so much !!!! I used it on my neck because that was relatively dark compared to the front of my neck. I used it on my whole body everyday because it was such a nice lighte weight lotion that smelt nice too and so non greasy to put on. Of course i knew nothing about sun protection but i guess i always use it during summer so that is ok. And i would say my neck went from earth 3-4 to sand 3-4 HONESTLY!!!!! my back of my neck was that dark!!!!! My front of face went from clay 2-3 to sand 3-4 !! My arms in general became sand4-5 [I am really thinking of numbering these girls my self because at the moment i am getting confused lol]My arm from shoulder to fingertips have different shades going on but by the time i used this cream i was an even one colour which was very nice.
I would use this cream every day especially for neck to track if it works or not. And every to every second day for rest of body. Not my back so much or stomach religiously so that is why i did not see drastic change. My chest also lightening alot as i would not say i was dark in these regions but i lightened nicely. BTW i did used to exfoliate when i showed my skin naturally rolls off as i scrub and i feel lighter each time..
Even my feet
so what happened? I finished this 500ml cream over a course of a year? When did i first see lightening? I have no idea maybe end of first week? I really wasnt hawking it lol. But yep. I went on holiday and i really was not concerned about my skin colour but i use suncream as usual do what i usually do-on holiday i didnt take this cream with me. But i remainedthe same. I stopped using this cream 2-3 years passed and i went on holiday again- returned back literally clay 5/ earth2-3 in some area it was a mixture. OMG I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. SO MANY YEARS HAD PASSED !!! I FINALLY PAID ATTENTION TO MY DARK NECK! DARK ELBOWS DARK FEET DARK KNESS DARK B I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I FELT SO SAD ! possibly a few months after holiday this kicked in when someone told me [wow your neck is so black].
THIS CREAM HAD DISCONTINUE I EVEN CONTACTED MANUFACTURER AND THEY SAID THEY STOPPED DOING IT now 3-6years ago i knew nothing about ingredients of skin lightening on this skincare talk website in that much depth. So i assumed maybe it had bad chemicals and they stoppeddoing it. Few months later it sunk in and i tried another cream from that shop and that did not work
went back to the old cream which i had the tiniest bit remaining in and used it on my face and that lightening and got rid of pimple marks too
....Eventually i got bored....now few years passed I was more keen to lightening my skin haha.
Metalite: This said to have hydroquinone in it so i bought it hoping it would work and it literally gave me random pimples even on my body...how weird -NO CHANGE
GNG: DOES NOT WORK- i came to this website and saw people raving about this. this cream literally does nothing. IT SMELLS SO BADDD- I used this cream everyday. For a week and noticed no changes. After a month no changes again. Used it ones a week then 4 months later i noticed micro peeling on my belly. so that is the area i tested this cream on it. Belly b4 was: earth2-3/3-4 and remained the same !! even after the peeling. The peeling was literally like elmers glue i could pull the tiniest of skin off.
Caro light oil- so i read on here that this is 'amazing' with GNG- WTH is amazing about this? I feel like it did not work- i would test it on my elbow daily and few months later notice no change. I also mixed it with gng n applied to belly and that made 0 change !!!