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Hello everyone, as we come to the end of a decade and beginning of a new one, I would like us to share our experiences, regrets, lessons from skin lightening products we've used in the past decade. Creams, gels, serums, soaps, injections....

What products have you used in the last 10 years and you regret using?

What products worked for you and what products damaged your skin?

What products will you continue to use in 2020?

What was your starting shade, what is your current shade, what is your goal shade?

After a decade of skin lightening, did you ever reach your goal?

You can answer in no particular order or skip whatever questions you like. Would be great to hear from you. Please feel free to give more details if you wish. Let's revive this thread.
 

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I regret using: Carowhite (cream, oil, tube), Fair & White So White Skin Perfector lotion (Europe version), Clairissime lotion, clinic clear, Body white lotion, dermovate gel, carotone. Will update as I remember.

I am using F&W exclusive with Extreme glow serum, carobright lemon serum, betavate gel.

I definitely plan to keep using F&W cos that's the only cream I use and don't have to keep looking at my skin like a mad woman. After I finish this Extreme glow, I won't buy it again.

My starting shade was NC45, now I'm NC42
 

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I'm glad I never tried Gng. It was the most talked about cream on this forum after Carowhite. For some reason, the name turned me off
 

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- I started with skinlight used that in 2009 I believe. I lightened but not drastically. It helped me get rid of my extremely bad acne.

Then a friend introduced me to carolight. „Girlll I used this and looked like a video vixen you gotta try this cream!“ she did not lie lol the cream made me super light and that’s when the addiction started lol. I was light but really high yellow/ orangey looking and knuckles were a nightmare and I had white patches all over. Fakes started circulating and every shop stopped selling it and it got harder and harder to get hq in stores.

Next in line was vit fee. I was mixing it with some serums I don’t really remember but i had the most beautiful skin color. I was so high yellow I really had Rihanna’s skin tone and was wearing blonde hair everyone was turning their heads after me. I used pills to gain weight and these were my downfall!!! They were steroid pills that make you gain weight unhealthily quickly so I gained like 20 pounds in a short period of time. After 3 months of usage my skin literally ripped. My tights look like a lion attacked me. I have them on my bum, my skin around my armpit, a bit on my boobs it was a nightmare. Every day I woke up to new stretch marks I was crying for weeks. Stopped all creams and only used shea Butter to at least stop the spreading of stretch marks.

Even though I stopped all creams I still kept my skin tone for some weeks I suppose because of the steroids in my system, then my color dropped and I had scars I was devastated. I used skin light again but it didn’t make me as light anymore. Then I got back to this forum and decided I wanted to go natural.

I started using g‘n‘g it worked sooo slowly I almost kicked it to the curb. Then I recognized a slight lightening effect. I started mixing it with the oil, Neoprosone, precious gel - it made me light again but this time not high yellow but a pale glow. I always thought I would not like myself being too pale bc it wouldn’t look realistic with my features but it was actually a really beautiful tone. I think I used this cream the longest. Used it for 3.5 years until again, fakes circulated and the toll threw away my 200€ Worth order bc Germans customs is a messss.
Anyway gng was bae but tbh it really thinned out the skin extremely and I don’t believe it was natural at all but it didn’t do me any harm.

Now I’m cream hopping bc nothing compares to gng and I really wanna stop hq. I used QEI+ ... biggest scam cream ever I used it with serum and maxilight serum. It didn’t do anything but give me a glow. No lightening at all. When my coworker told I resemble Whitney Houston I was like ok that it man duxk this shxit lol I was done done. And I hopped to F&W so white maxitone version. I used it until a couple days ago when someone on this forum said it contains ish that u use to conserve dead bodies So I’m done with that one too lol. The cream is oooookay I would say it’s a bit like skinlight but slower. And it contains hq which I didnt like.
Right now I’m only exfoliating and I’m lurking on lightenmes thread to see if Glutha is working, I wanna use it but I’m a broke student so I gotta Plan it all out first.

So in a nutshell what worked: vit fee, carolight, gng and also carotone (carolight in a slightly less harsher way)

What didn’t work: Qei+ probably way more that I don’t remember now.

Oh and idk who might relate to this but bc I have very acne prone skin and sensitive skin on my face I could never use ikb and Neoprosone on my face for too long. It thinned out my skin and made it red.

Starting shade: I think nw45 but I probably got mismatched bc I was nc42 on my lightest - normally You can’t change undertones. My fav is nc44 tho everything beyond that is really hard to hold for me.

For 2020 I wish to use only supplements, my exfoliating stuff and start diy lotions coz I’ve been using toxins for way too long.

Anyway lightening for around 10 years is actually crazy but I really had a confident boost when I was at my lightest and what they say about ppl treating you better/ differently might be true, but it def also stems from ppl noticing how confident you actually are.

on to new beginnings and may the next decade be as deLightful as this one. | Cheers ~
 

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I regret using: Carowhite (cream, oil, tube), Fair & White So White Skin Perfector lotion (Europe version), Clairissime lotion, clinic clear, Body white lotion, dermovate gel, carotone. Will update as I remember.

I am using F&W exclusive with Extreme glow serum, carobright lemon serum, betavate gel.

I definitely plan to keep using F&W cos that's the only cream I use and don't have to keep looking at my skin like a mad woman. After I finish this Extreme glow, I won't buy it again.

My starting shade was NC45, now I'm NC42
why do you want to stop extreme glow serum?
 

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why do you want to stop extreme glow serum?
Probably because of the price and I don’t trust it. I mixed half bottle of the serum into half bottle of my F&W. After mixing it, I rubbed it on my hands to test. One hour later I noticed red bumps like rashes on my hands. I freaked out !!! I later added 10 capsules of vitamin E oil to the mix and put the cream in the fridge. After then it’s been working like magic. When I tell you I’m glowing and lightening eh? I almost want to eat my skin. No side effects yet but I’m still scared of that serum. The vitamin E oil really helped and fridge temperature balanced out the chemicals. I’ll give it 2 months before I decide to keep or stop using it.
 

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@deeznuts great review. Thanks for sharing. The F&W So white with HQ does not contain Formaldehyde. It is the Europe version without HQ that contains it. But you can check the ingredients to be sure. If it has “Formaldehyde” written on it, then pls run. That’s a cancer causing agent.
 

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Probably because of the price and I don’t trust it. I mixed half bottle of the serum into half bottle of my F&W. After mixing it, I rubbed it on my hands to test. One hour later I noticed red bumps like rashes on my hands. I freaked out !!! I later added 10 capsules of vitamin E oil to the mix and put the cream in the fridge. After then it’s been working like magic. When I tell you I’m glowing and lightening eh? I almost want to eat my skin. No side effects yet but I’m still scared of that serum. The vitamin E oil really helped and fridge temperature balanced out the chemicals. I’ll give it 2 months before I decide to keep or stop using it.
@Blackboy...The fair and white ur using is it Europe version or US?
 

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@deeznuts great review. Thanks for sharing. The F&W So white with HQ does not contain Formaldehyde. It is the Europe version without HQ that contains it. But you can check the ingredients to be sure. If it has “Formaldehyde” written on it, then pls run. That’️s a cancer causing agent.
Yepp checked it.. they even wrote it under the ingredients in many languages: contains formaldehyd 😞 I bought it in gt world.
 

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Yepp checked it.. they even wrote it under the ingredients in many languages: contains formaldehyd 😞 I bought it in gt world.
oops... I also got my So white skin perfector lotion from gt world which contains Formaldehyde and different kinds of alcohol. It destroyed my skin in 3 days. I’ve not recovered. Now I only use the US version F&W with HQ. My sister sends it from Nigeria. I also have Maxi white serum HQ. I might try that next year.
 

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I regret using: Carowhite (cream, oil, tube), Fair & White So White Skin Perfector lotion (Europe version), Clairissime lotion, clinic clear, Body white lotion, dermovate gel, carotone. Will update as I remember.

I am using F&W exclusive with Extreme glow serum, carobright lemon serum, betavate gel.

I definitely plan to keep using F&W cos that's the only cream I use and don't have to keep looking at my skin like a mad woman. After I finish this Extreme glow, I won't buy it again.

My starting shade was NC45, now I'm NC42
I had plan on going the natural route so I could start using gluta if g&g didn’t work for me I had plan on using clairisseme why didn’t you like this cream? What are your thought about it?
 

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What worked really well for me was ikb gel but it broke me out really bad and I redarkend super fast, I didn’t really like the tone much it gives like this pinkish pale undertone but it lightens quickly
F&w vitamin c serum lightened me good a few years ago but when I went back to it for some reason it didn’t do a thing
“Priny mix” worked well on my body some years ago
Glycolic acid lotion made my skin soft and smooth
Fair and white aha lotion was ok didn’t lighten but I like the consistency and how it sunk into the skin
What I’m ditching in 2020 is labidjanaise did absolutely nothing and I mean nothing but left my skin super dry
Mitchel brand gels (I will use if I can’t find anything else to use)
Caro white made me too orange
 

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I had plan on going the natural route so I could start using gluta if g&g didn’t work for me I had plan on using clairisseme why didn’t you like this cream? What are your thought about it?
Clairissime made me skin dry and gave me stretch marks on my thighs and ass cheeks. Funny cos the lady who recommended it to me had a nice yellow complexion. But you know you can't trust what people say especially when you see them dressed up in make up and don't know what their body looks like.
 

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I had plan on going the natural route so I could start using gluta if g&g didn’️t work for me I had plan on using clairisseme why didn’️t you like this cream? What are your thought about it?
Clairissime made me skin dry and gave me stretch marks on my thighs and ass cheeks. Funny cos the lady who recommended it to me had a nice yellow complexion. But you know you can't trust what people say especially when you see them dressed up in make up and don't know what their body looks like.
Wowww that’s crazy for some reason I always thought it only contains natural goodies. I used it only like 2-3 times but it’s really not moisturizing at all. Thanks for your review tho really helpful. Was contemplating on using it as a base lotion.
 

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I had plan on going the natural route so I could start using gluta if g&g didn’️t work for me I had plan on using clairisseme why didn’️t you like this cream? What are your thought about it?
Clairissime made me skin dry and gave me stretch marks on my thighs and ass cheeks. Funny cos the lady who recommended it to me had a nice yellow complexion. But you know you can't trust what people say especially when you see them dressed up in make up and don't know what their body looks like.
Wowww that’s crazy for some reason I always thought it only contains natural goodies. I used it only like 2-3 times but it’s really not moisturizing at all. Thanks for your review tho really helpful. Was contemplating on using it as a base lotion.
I thought it was all natural too (probably is) if I use it I guess I would have to moisturize heavily.. @Blackboy yup you’re so right you found never tell what someone skin look like underneath makeup lol
 

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I thought it was all natural too (probably is) if I use it I guess I would have to moisturize heavily.. @Blackboy yup you’re so right you found never tell what someone skin look like underneath makeup lol
I don't know if it's all natural. But I know that it caused dry skin and stretch marks for me. Dry skin can cause stretch marks when the skin breaks, but then again, maybe the cream isn't all natural like we're made to believe. You can try it and see if it works for you. But whatever you're hoping to achieve with it in terms of complexion, it doesn't do sh*t
 

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Im ditching Caro White, keeping the ordinary products. I like how the glycolic toner helps my skin texture.

I recently incorporated Rice Water and Differin Gel into my regimen. I will see how the work. I might get rid of IKB cream and replace it with something else. Havent seen the same effects like the Neoprosone cream. Im looking for something more natural and i might make my own cream with less chemicals. I dont like how many parabens mitchell brands use in their products. Seems unnecessary
 
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