Memaselfni which particular product are you referring to, I noticed they have a line of several products. Here is a list of ingredients for the Daggett & Ramsdell Knee & Elbow Lightening Cream from Walgreens: Water - Aqua , Glyceryl Stearate , PEG-100 Stearate , Stearic Acid , Propylene Glycol , Sorbitan Sesquioleate , Cetyl Acetate , Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol , Cetyl Alcohol , Isopropyl Palmitate , Mineral Oil , Sorbic Acid , Dimethicone , Xanthan Gum , Sodium Bisulfite , Sodium Sulfite , Fragrance , Tocopheryl Acetate - Vitamin E Acetate , Diazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Sodium Benzoate , Licorice Root Extract - Glycyrrhiza Glabra
Yes, it does. Putting some 'active ingredient' into a product doesn't mean it will necessarily be absorbed & available to the deeper levels of the skin where melanin is produced. Think of it this way: calcium builds bone. IF you take a supplement correctly or get it through dairy foods. IF you take all that calciom, crush it up on your bed & roll all over it, it won't do a thing for your bones at all. In a cream, IF the active ingredient is in a carrier substance that impedes absorption OR in too small a concentration to have an effect, then it is all but useless.
Iv used this before, I dont think it necessarily lightened me but it did moisturize me very well when i was getting drying from other products, I think this is a good moisturizer to aid in lightening but def not a good lightener by itself