Neutrogena's new Clinical Fine Fairness skincare line

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm sure many of you would have known by now that I'm pretty tanned by nature and it is not unusual that when I step into a cab, a Malay uncle will automatically speak to me in Malay (which I will try to reply as much as I can, practice makes perfect right? Hahahah), sales assistants / makciks I meet will always stop to ask me, "Are you a Malay or Chinese?"

Being dark has never been a problem for me but it is the pigmentation that comes along with it frustrates me a lot. You see, I am born with hereditary freckles on my cheeks and pregnancy always makes it worse!

I've tried many different whitening creams, serums and lotions and while some of them are quite helpless against my pigmentation, others are pretty good at lightening it but unfortunately, these dark spots almost always come back after a while. :(

A fortnight ago, I was given the chance to try out and review Neutrogena's new Clinical Fine Fairness skincare line, which features a unique combination of VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar that work together synergistically to lighten dark spots and revitalise skin from deep within.

This skincare line comes in three different products (from left to right), in which I also apply in accordance to this sequence:

  • Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence, $45.90
  • Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream, $34.90
  • Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++, $34.90

The Neutrogena Clinical Fine Faireness Radiance Essence is clinically proven to lighten persistent spots with visible results achieved in just three weeks, with its special formulation of clinical strength whitening ingredients containing VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar, which breaks down melanin accumulation and diminishes the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots. 

I also feel that it is really concentrated, so you really don't need a lot of this essence to go around your face. I usually only use 1 to 2 pumps and massage it in thoroughly, before using my usual moisturizer. In the hope of showing results more quickly, I followed the recommendation of applying the essence twice a day and complete my night time regime with the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream at night.

Apart from how easily it gets absorbed into the skin (just a little circular massage will do), I also like how instantly hydrating and soothing this essence is! Personally, I am also excited to see how is my lightening result after three weeks + when I finish the entire bottle because Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence has been clinically tested to be effective in erasing a year of accumulated melanin with just one bottle!

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Radiance Cream

As I have combination skin (overall my skin is non-oily, but the cheeks area is drier than the T-zone), I feel that the Radiance Cream works perfectly on my cheeks. In fact, right after application, I feel that my cheeks become more supple and less dehydrated!

However, because my T-zone is oilier, I skip this on my forehead and focus it solely on the drier areas of my face. This Radiance Cream is rich and hydrating enough if you sleep in an air-conditioned room because your skin will still be rather soft and bouncy after one night.

The Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++ is probably one of my most favourite sunscreen in my skincare stash because:
  • It is LIGHTWEIGHT and gets absorbed very quickly - it also spreads very well, so there is minimal tugging and pulling at your skin.
I don't like piling huge amount of skincare products on my face because I believe in skincare regime, most of the time, less is more. By applying too much products or having a huge quantity of it not only prevents your skin from absorbing the goodness, it may potentially clog up pores and lead to more complication.

Upon application, you will be able to smell the light, fruity tone of the Multi-Protect UV fluid. It doesn't smell overly chemical and in fact, I find it rather refreshing.

This Multi-Protect UV fluid is formulated with Neutrogena’s patented Helioplex technology as well as the clinical strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONS and Lily Nectar and it serves the dual purpose of protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. You can observe the renewed radiance by the instant skintone correction this Multi-Protect UV fluid gives:

Personally, I feel that after the application, it gives the skin more 'glow'. It somehow also corrects the skin colour, making it more even and less patchy.

It has been about two weeks since using the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Faireness line so here's a few shots I've taken to compare before and after:

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Within one week, I can see that some spots have visibly lightened up. I have a more problematic left side as compared to my right, as you can see from below:

Comparing Day 8 and today, Day 15

So, what do you think? I must say that I am pretty impressed with the results!

For more information, you can check out Neutrogena Facebook page and their Whitening Page for more testimonies.

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