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Skin Whitening & Lightening: Everything You Need To Know

Do you know the primary difference between skin whitening and skin lightening? The majority of people confuse and, at times use these terms interchangeably.


Skin Whitening & Lightening: Everything You Need To Know 

Here is a comprehensive guide that will explain to you everything about skin whitening and lightening. It will also help you in choosing the appropriate O3+ products to have an even-toned, clearer, and healthier skin.

What is Skin Whitening?

Skin whitening or skin bleaching is a cosmetic process that aims at reducing any prevalent skin discolouration. It also provides an even skin-tone to the user. You might find skin whitening tips quite often on the internet. But make sure you understand the pros and cons before going for it.

What are Safe Skin Whitening Products?

You see, skin whitening is ideally a chemical process. You should refrain from using any harsh chemical products on your skin. Here is a list of safe O3+ skin whitening products that can be trusted upon for every skin type.

1. O3+ Whitening SPF 30

O3+ Whitening SPF 30 offers comprehensive protection to all the skin types from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It is an SPF 30 product that prevents skin tanning and hyperpigmentation. The Red Berries extract, filled with antioxidants, will give a natural radiance to the skin.

Price – Rs.490

Benefits – Skin brightening and whitening, prevents suntan, recommended worldwide. 8 hours sun protection.

How to Use?

  • Apply this face whitening cream generously on the skin, especially on exposed body parts at least 30 minutes before going in direct sunlight.
  • Ensure to reapply within every 4 hours for the best results.

2. O3+ Meladerm Whitening Day Cream

It is one of the best skin whitening creams rolled out by us so far. It works to provide a combination of sun protection and skin whitening functions. The Red Berries boosts the vitality, density, and radiance in the skin while protecting it from environmental harm.

Price – Rs.750

Benefits – Suitable for pigmentation and hyperpigmentation, brighter glow, improves skin elasticity, moisturizes skin, creates a protective layer, prevents tanning.

How to Use?

  • Apply it generously at least 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun.
  • Make sure you let it sink completely by massaging it in circular motions.

3. O3+ Men Ocean Mela Derm W. 24Hr Cream

It is an exclusive whitening cream for men. Suitable for all skin types, this cream effectively nourishes the skin by leaving it fresh and supple. The Stone Crop content will leave the skin glowing and moist for a longer time. It also contains active antioxidants that will reduce dark circles and rejuvenate the skin tissues.

Price – Rs.595

Benefits – Prevents tanning, soothes skin, maintains the skin hydration level, nourishes, repairs damaged cells, and lightens the skin.

How to Use?

  • Apply the cream generously before stepping out in the direct sunlight.
  • Make sure you let it sink completely by massaging it in circular motions.

What is Skin Lightening?

You see, skin lightening doesn’t aim to bleach the skin. Instead, it focuses on combating hyperpigmentation and restoring the natural skin color. Many dermatologists find this process safer than bleaching.

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the condition that arises due to excess melanin generation in the body. This condition leads to dark patches and spots on the body. The skin lightening products work towards fading out these blemishes by preventing excess melanin production. Make sure you trust only O3+ products, as excess melanin control can also lead to hypopigmentation.

What are Common Skin Lightening Ingredients?

  • Bearberry extracts
  • Kojic acid
  • Citrus extracts
  • Azelaic acid
  • Glycolic acid

What are Safe Skin Lightening Products?

There are many skin whitening brands in the market. However, you should go for a trusted brand like O3+ for safe and long term results. Let's have a look at the best products offered by O3+ in this category.

1. O3+ Meladerm Vitamin C Gel Bleach

Try the advanced O3+ Meladerm Vitamin C Gel Bleach to experience its excellent skin lightening properties. This skin lightening cream can effectively lighten your skin and hair without causing any irritation. The antioxidants present in Red Berries will nourish the skin and offer a radiant glow. It is Peroxide free and contains ammonia persulfate that retains moisture in the skin.

Price – Rs.550

Benefits – Offers natural brightening, gentle on skin, no irritation, Peroxide free.

How to Use?

  • Take 8 spatulae of this gel with 1 spatula of activator.
  • Apply Vitamin C cream before and after the process for extra brightness.
  • If you have dry skin, make sure to apply Vitamin C cream before applying bleach.

Note:This product can be used on all skin types except the sensitive ones.

2. O3+ Skin Lightening Serum

Now get a salon-like look with the latest O3+ Skin Lightening Serum. This organic skin lightening serum helps in preventing pigmentation and lightens the skin tone. It effectively works towards repairing the damaged cells and even tones the skin. The goodness of milk extracts combats free radicals caused due to UVB and UVA pigmentation and stress.

Price – Rs.1, 475

Benefits – Increase skin radiance, fades pigmentation, no artificial color, preservative-free, paraben-free, suits all skin types.

How to Use?

  • Wash your face with an O3+ whitening cleanser.
  • Apply one pump serum gently in a circular motion on the face and two pumps on the neck area.

Which Option Is Best - Skin Whitening & Lightening?

  • Skin Whitening –

    Pigmentation can take an unpleasant shape if not managed on time. The best pigmentation cream for women is O3+ Meladerm Whitening Day Cream that offers comprehensive protection. Moreover, O3+ Men Ocean Mela Derm W. 24Hr Cream can be the right skincare product for men.
  • Skin Lightening –

    O3+ Skin Lightening Serum is the best option in this category. This product can be used on all skin types.

Comparison table of Skin Whitening Vs. Skin Lightening Products with Pros & Cons of both.

Products Pros Cons
Skin Whitening
  • Removes color discoloration
  • It aims to achieve even skin tone
Excess use can lead to hyperpigmentation
Skin Lightening
  • Removes pigmentation
  • Controls excess melanin production
Can lead to sun damage
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