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7+ Best Fairness Creams for Oily Skin in India

It is not easy to find a fairness cream for oily / acne prone skin despite the Indian market being flooded with them. Almost every brand is making a fairness cream and slapping an “all skin types” label on it.

Fairness creams for oily skin

Fairness creams for oily skin

The goal of this post is to compile a list of possibly non-comedogenic fairness creams for men and women with oily / combination / acne prone skin achieve an even tone and reduce hyper pigmentation.

This post is not about judging fairness creams or those who use them or despise them. The idea is to see how those with oily / acne prone skin can take advantage of these creams to get rid of dark spots caused by acne or sun damage. An even, clearer, brighter skin will only be a bonus.

It is shocking to see that most of the fairness creams have caused breakouts in people. If whitening / de-pigmentation treatments break you out, read on.

If you are intrigued by the Fair & Lovely offerings, read reviews of all Fair & Lovely creams here.

Skin lightening ingredients

These are some of the effective skin whitening ingredients in no particular order.

Hydroquinone, banned in some countries, is best used under medical supervision. Others, such as papaya enzymes work wonderfully without harmful side-effects.

Kojic acid and alpha arbutin are some of the most effective ones. Products containing lactic acid work well too and are contained in many over-the-counter creams now. Vitamin B3 is part of many of Pond’s fairness creams, but their formula is comedogenic.

  1. Lactic acid
  2. Glycolic acid
  3. Beta Arbutin (bearberry)
  4. Alpha Arbutin
  5. Kojic Acid
  6. Hydroquinone
  7. Vitamin C
  8. Retinol
  9. Licorice / Liquorice
  10. Vitamin B3 (Niancinamide)
  11. Glutathione
  12. Papaya enzymes
  13. Azelaic acid

Fairness creams for oily skin in India

This is a list of possibly non-comedogenic fairness creams / skin lighteners. An important part of a fairness regimen is the use of a broad spectrum sunscreen. Any skin lightening effects of a fairness cream will be lost unless it is accompanied by daily use of a sunscreen. This is one of the reasons people report “looking darker” from using a fairness cream.

It is not fair to expect skin colour to change to white or even more than a shade or two lighter even if they are called “whitening creams”.

  1. Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Day Cream with SPF 15 & Lightening Agents Fairness (Rs. 990 for 50 ml)
  2. Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness (Rs. 990 for 50ml)
  3. Kaya Skin Clinic Pigmentation Reducer with Spot Reducing Agents (lactic acid, niacinamaide, Rs. 500 for 25 gm)
  4. Revlon Touch & Glow Advanced Fairness Instant Mattifying Cream Oil-free (Rs. 210 for 40 gm)
  5. Living Proof Dermaceuticals Whitening Cell Action Complex (available in online stores, Rs. 590 for 30 ml)
  6. Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Cream Oil-free (Rs. 65 for 20 gm)
  7. Garnier Skin Naturals Light Overnight Cream Night Peeling Fairness Cream (Rs. 99 for 18 ml)

Iffy ones – the following fairness creams contain all the right ingredients, but either because of incomplete ingredient list or conflicting information, we are unable to tell for sure if they can cause acne. These products will likely work but do a patch test on part of the face first.

  1. Himalaya Herbals Fairness Cream
  2. Jovees Saffron & Bearberry Fairness Cream
  3. Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea Fairness Gel
  4. Banjara’s Skin Lightening Gel (alpha arbutin)
  5. Pond’s White Beauty Naturals Spot-less Lightening Cream
  6. Fair & Lovely Anti-Marks for Blemish-less Fair Skin

Fairness creams for men in India

  1. Nivea Men Advanced Whitening Oil Control Moisturizer 10X
  2. Nivea Men Advanced Whitening Dark Spot Reduction Moisturizer 10X
  3. Emami Fair and Handsome (comedogenic)
  4. Fair & Lovely Menx Active (comedogenic)
  5. Fair & Lovely Max Fairness (we don’t have ingredient list)

Acne causing fairness creams in India

This is the list of fairness creams known to cause acne or in general be unsuitable for oily skin. Some of these cause outright pimples, others make the skin too oily which may result in breakouts in the long term. Many of these fairness creams contain really effective fairness agents, but the resulting products are not non-comedogenic, making them practically useless for acne prone skin.

Some of them may still work for you if you are undergoing acne treatments or if your skin is tolerant of mildly comedogenic products.

  1. Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening & Brightening Cream (all skin types)
  2. Dabur Gulabari Pearl Fairness Moisturizer with Saffron & Turmeric (shea butter)
  3. Emami Naturally Fair Intensive Herbal Fairness Cream (wheatgerm)
  4. Fabindia De-pigmentation Cream
  5. Fair and Lovely Advanced Multivitamin Daily Fairness Expert
  6. Fair and Lovely Ayurvedic Natural Fairness Cream
  7. Lakme Perfect Radiance Fairness Day Cream
  8. Lakme Perfect Radiance 4-Week Whitening Treatment Capsules
  9. Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Night Repair Creme
  10. Lakme Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 30 PA+ (Oily Skin)
  11. Lotus Herbals Cocofair Coconut Ginseng Fairness Creme
  12. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Micro-emulsion
  13. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Intensive Whitening & Brightening Serum
  14. Lotus Herbals White Glow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme SPF 25 / PA+++
  15. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream SPF 20 / PA+
  16. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 / PA ++
  17. Olay Natural White All in One Fairness Day Cream
  18. Olay Natural White All in One Fairness Night Cream
  19. Pond’s Flawless White Visible Lightening Daily Cream
  20. Pond’s White Beauty Spot-less Daily Whitening Cream SPF 20 PA++
  21. Pond’s Flawless White Visible Lightening Daily Cream (VAO-B3 complex)
  22.  Pond’s White Beauty All-in-One BB+ Fairness Cream SPF 30 PA+++
  23. Revlon Touch & Glow Advanced Fairness Daily Moisturizing Cream (different from Mattifying version)
  24. VLCC Fair Skin Snigdha Face Cream

Pharmaceutical de-pigmentation creams

These are not fairness creams per se, but de-pigmentation ointments for melasma and dark spots caused by sun damage and acne. They are supposed to be used under medical supervision because of risk of unwanted side effects. Talk to your dermatologist before using any of them.

  1. Aziderm cream: (10% and 20% azelaic acid)
  2. Ban-a-Tan cream: alpha arbutin 1%, liquorice exract 0.5%
  3. Biolite cream: kojic acid 1%, vitamin C 3%, vitamin E 0.5%
  4. Brite cream: hydroquinone 4%
  5. Carofit cream: arbutin 1%, lactic acid 10%, kojic acid 2%
  6. Clearz cream: kojic acid 0.75%, vitamin C 2.5%
  7. Clearz Plus cream: kojic acid 2%, vitamin C 2.5%
  8. Depiwhite cream: hydroquinone 2%, kojic acid 2%, vitamin C 0.5%, lactic acid 0.2%
  9. Demelan cream: kojic acid 2%, glycolic acid 10%, arbutin 5%
  10. Glyaha-HQ lotion: glycolic acid 10%, hydroquinone 2%
  11. Glyaha-Koj lotion: glycolic acid 10%, hydroquinone 2%, kojic acid 2%
  12. Kojivit topical gel: kojic acid dipalmitate 2% w/w, arbutin 1.5%, morus alba extract 1.5%
  13. Melalite: (multiple versions with hydroquinone)
  14. Niltan cream: liquorice extract 0.1%, arbutin 0.5 %
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116 Responses to 7+ Best Fairness Creams for Oily Skin in India

  1. Sj May 16, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Hi..are there any known side effects of prolonged use of kojivit gel?

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      AM May 17, 2013 at 9:33 am #

      Kojivit contains 2% kojic acid palmitate. At 1-2% concentrations used in cosmetic grade products kojic acid is safe for human skin. The reports of kojic acid causing tumours and cancer are from lab trials with high percentages of kojic acid. I have not found any studies that measured risks of using kojic acid over a really long term such as 25 years or so. I’d say use Kojivit while you need to, but not as a lifelong option. Get the results you want, then preserve them by using exfoliants like glycolic acid and a broad spectrum sunscreen.

  2. alo May 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    hi my skin is oily.when i use any fairness cream my face become more oily and after sometime looking ugly…pls tell me which cream is perfect for me……

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      AM May 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      You could try Revlon Touch & Glow Advanced Fairness Instant Mattifying Cream Oil-free.

  3. alo May 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Acne Mantra

  4. alo May 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    and also when i am use sonblock (Neutrogena Age Shield Sunblock) my face get too much oil and perspiration…and thats i fell too much irritate and uncomfortable…plz tell me how can i get rid from this and which sunblock is perfect for me??

  5. Nelson May 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi, this Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness will also work for men ? or is only for women ?

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      AM May 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

      Hi Nelson, yes it should work for men too. Men’s skin is thicker than a woman’s, which makes the absorption of active ingredients less effective. That’s why men’s products have a higher concentration of active ingredients and more more aggressive delivery systems. You could get the same results if you use this gel or any other product in conjunction with an exfoliating cream like Glyco 6. Exfoliating products help with better absorption of active ingredients from whatever products you use.

  6. swetha May 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    hi, my skin is oily and i have acne.. i used many products but there is no effect.. i use ponds facewash.. thats suits me now.. there is no irritation.. but there is no improvement also.. i dont use any other creams.. suggest me some creams in ponds to get rid of these acne..

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      AM May 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      We’ll be happy to help you, but please read this first.

    • Abhishek August 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      hey shweta
      use Aquifolium Acne cream and drops by Dr Vcnally’s it is very good and effective and it’s Homeopathic medico..!!!! you can get it in any homeo medicals apply only when you go to sleep ..no need to apply in the day !!!! you will get results within 3 to 4 days!!

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    sanu May 28, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Hi Acne mantra,
    I have bought ELOVERA Cream(Glenmark manufactured) for post acne scars treatment.
    Its main composition has aloe extract and vitamin E Acetate & moisturising cream base..
    Other ingredients are white soft paraffin, glycerin refined, glyceryl monostearate (NSE), Cetyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Dimethicone 350, Octyl Dodecanol, Allantoin, Methyl Paraben, propylparaben, Imidurea, Di-sodium Edetate, Triethanolamine. Please advise if i can use this for my acne prone skin. Also if any of the above mentioned ingredients aggravate acne.??? Now my acne has almost cleared out(still have 2or 3) for which i use keracynl face wash and proactive kit.. But my cheeks have become dark brown in color bcos of acne scars.

  8. Akshay May 28, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Is Nivea For Men [Advanced Whitening Dark Spot Reduction] Good For Acne Prone Skin ??? I have Lot Of Black Heads/Spots On My Face….
    should i use it ???

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      AM May 28, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      Without access to the ingredient list of Nivea for Men Advanced Whitening Dark Spot Reduction, I can’t tell you if it is comedogenic. Clean and Clear Daily Scrub is a safe choice for blackheads. You might also want to check out more options for blackheads and dark spot reduction.

  9. Abhinava June 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    ‘Oriflame North for men fairness moisturiser’ – is it a non comodogenic one??…
    hv combination skin & am looking fr something vry light…one which does not create a suffocating sense…..A moisturiser which provides fairness too…


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      AM June 2, 2013 at 5:12 am #

      Hi Abhinava, I checked out the ingredients of Oriflame North for Men Fairness Moisturzing Lotion and it looks okay for skin that is not terribly breakout-prone. Unless you’re seeing breakouts from using it, why not continue? A lightweight fairness alternative is Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness which is to be used at night. During the day, you might use Lotus Herbals Matte Look Gel or 3-in-1 Matte Sunblock.

  10. rocky June 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    hai this is rocky im south indian men my skin tone black i need to improve my skin color i check in net i got one site its said using some pills become skin white.. its really true Dr. James Glutatione.. really this pills work…

  11. Mena June 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Can anyone tell me what are the key ingredients in Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness ? does it contain Lactic acid, Glycolic acid ???

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      AM June 3, 2013 at 5:43 am #

      Hi Mena, it contains azelaic acid and vitamin C mainly.

  12. shenba June 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    hi whenever i use fairness cream my face looks oily and later it become ugly could you suggesst some cream and also the face wash to control the oil

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      TejuPriya June 10, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      aha glow is one option..just go through list if facewashes article on acne mantra

  13. Abhinava June 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Actually I had previously used Lotus Herbals SPF 50 Matte gel….
    Results were unsatisfactory….
    Can u suggest something with SPF & which is light on the skin…I work outdoors….


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      AM June 4, 2013 at 6:47 am #

      If you are outdoors for extended periods of time, reapplying sunscreen every couple hours is necessary because that’s how long one application of sunscreen is effective for. This is the single best thing you can do to get effective protection and satisfactory results. Also wait 15-20 minutes before stepping out after applying sunscreen.

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    TejuPriya June 4, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    Shenba use aha glow facewash and kaya nourishing day or night cream with fairness spf..it will definitely help u..

  15. Rajat June 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Hello, My skin is oily. i currently use Nivea for men whitening oil control moisturizer. it is not at all effective in my case. Neither it is helping me to lighten my skin nor helping to control the oil. Please suggest me a Combination of face wash, fairness oil free cream and night cream to use (can be of different brands) Thanks

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      TejuPriya June 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Rajat keracynl regimen is ur answer..kaya nourishing day or night with fairness is very good and non comedogenic..aha gloe is a very good facewash

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      AM June 5, 2013 at 6:17 am #

      Hi Rajat, you could try Glycolite face wash and Kaya Skin Clinic fairness night cream with antioxidants. You could get better results from using Kaya Skin Clinic night cream with an exfoliating product like Glyco 6. So Kaya Skin Clinic night cream one night, Glyco 6 the next etc. Please know that this is just information, not a guarantee. :)

  16. Rajat June 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Thanks for the reply. Aha gloe and glyco 6 bith face washes are not available with my chemist i also enquired 2-3 other shops. Please tell me another popular face wash for oily skin which i can buy. And also suggest me a fairness day crea. For my skin with sun protection. I have already ordered kaya night cream from healthkart.
    Awaiting your reply

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      AM June 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

      Hi Rajat, you could check the medical stores for Glycolite face wash. It also has a skin lightening ingredient liquorice. Glyco 6 is not a face wash – please spend some time reading the posts on Acne Mantra. You will be able to figure out all the answers you seek. :)

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    TejuPriya June 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    rajat try this link..this is very popular medical store in bangalore..now serve online too..
    this guys every product available in india..

  18. Prakash June 7, 2013 at 12:10 am #


    Is Clean & Clear fairness cream good for men’s oily skin?

    Can we use it?

  19. Rajat June 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Thanks for your precious time @tejupriya and @AcneMantra

    i Managed to get Aha Gloe and Kaya Night Cream. All i want now is a whitening day cream with some SPF. Kaya day cream isnt fitting in my budget now as i have already spent a lott. Which day cream should i go for now? i thought of buying Nivea for men oil control moisturizer but it doesnot have any SPF so please recommend me one.
    Also there is Kaya whitening moisturizer for men. its for 750rs. Is it recommended? Here is the link

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      AM June 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

      Hi Rajat, if you are following the CPP process, you could use Glyco 6 / Olliza Gel one night and Kaya night cream the next, in rotation. Adding Glyco 6 / Olliza Gel is not necessary but will hasten the results. For the day, Lotus 3-in-1 Matte Sunblock is a a whitening sunscreen with pretty good UVA and UVB protection. It can be used by both men and women and is generally suitable for acne prone skin (unless the skin is very reactive).

      Kaya Whitening moisturizer for men seems to be an effective whitener but is not adequate as a suncreen (SPF 15). Also, I’m unable to get hold of its ingredient list to tell if it is non-comedogenic.

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      TejuPriya June 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      hey rajat u are welcome..hope the info helps…dont go for nivea..u can rather try revlon one which is not comedogenic,oil free also mentioned in fairness cream review by acne mantra..and budget one..again available is easy..
      honestly if u are going for 750rs one,i suggest u rather go for kaya nourishing day/night cream with fairness..

  20. Rajat June 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Thank you everyone for devoting ur bit of time in my query. @AM, i have used lotus 3 in 1 matte. I used it for 5 days but it caused few acne on my face so i stopped using it. @Tejupriya, i will definitely try revelon one. And ryt now, i had no plans to buy kaya men cream. I was asking it for future consideration.

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      AM June 10, 2013 at 4:58 am #

      Hi Rajat, have you tried Suncote Gel sunscreen?

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    TejuPriya June 10, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    rajay why dont u try suncote gel sunscreen?it suits me..i like gel base products cause they are safe option for us..may be u should give a shot at that or suncros perhaps..both are from ranbaxy..also i am not able to get hold of ingredients list..but i could i find out out this info that it helps suntan,pigmentation and moisturizer..the problem lies with what kind of moisturizer they have used.. i think it has olive oil extracts which is comedogenic so dont take risk..

  22. Abhinava June 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    I’ve tried Lotus 3-in-1 matte gel…bt of no use…combination skin (T-zone oily)…..tried most of men’s fairness products…of no use…some broke me out…some are simply ineffective….some create a suffocating feeling….pls suggest something light on the skin…which provides fairness & moisturisation (if possible with SPF)….kaya products r vry expensive & frankly out of my budget….


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    TejuPriya June 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    abhinava honest advice stop experimenting with all the products..there is article on comedogenic ingredients,products..just educate urself and u can choose a product safely..fairness products are just gimick in india..u could try neutrogena oil free moisturiser for combination skin..good moisturisers are sebamed clear face gel,aroma hydro gel,lotus aloe hydra gel,lacto calamine(only for mild/moderate acne),calak(substitute for lacto),patanjali aloe vera gel,clean & clear oil free moisturiser with salicylic acid..
    another budget option is this with spf,fairness,oil free mosituriser
    always check for ingredients and see if its suitable..otherwise they will damage ur skin more..and use a good facewash too

  24. aru June 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    first of all these website is really helpful..

    please write a review about kozimax and depiwhite cream..are they safe?

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      AM June 14, 2013 at 6:27 am #

      Hi Aru, Kozimax contains 5% kojic acid and Depiwhite 2%. At 1-2% concentrations used in cosmetic grade products kojic acid is safe for human skin. The reports of kojic acid causing tumours and cancer are from lab trials with high percentages of kojic acid. I have not found any studies that measured risks of using kojic acid over a really long term such as 25 years or so. I’d say use Kozimax / Depiwhite while you need to, but not as a lifelong option. Get the results you want, then preserve them by using exfoliants like glycolic acid and a broad spectrum sunscreen.

  25. navpreet June 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    hello,i want to know which cream nd moisturiser is best for me.i have oily skin nd mostly i work in sun i m also fed up from sun tan on arms and face,m using ponds face wash and products suggest me some good ones

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      AM June 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      Hi Navpreet, a fairness cream is not enough to prevent tanning. You will need to use a proper sunscreen for that. Check out this post about sunscreens. Spend some time reading the posts here and you will be able to come up with a whole set of products that will suit your oily skin. It is difficult to copy paste everything in this short comment. :)

  26. Athul Krishna June 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Is Fair and Lovely MAX fairness good??? please reply………

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      TejuPriya June 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

      Athul check this link

  27. Mins June 23, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Hello acne mantra. I’m 30yrs old lady having vry oily skin. Pls. Suggest a good skin care regime nd lightning method for face.

  28. Tejupriya June 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi mins..check out these links
    Starter regimen/keracynl regimen will be a good start..

    Read various articles on acnemantra,you will be able choose for urself..

  29. Joshna June 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm #


    i have lot mant blackheads around my nose and cheek area, also due to oily skin my complexion looks bit dark. Right now m using Clin-3 soap, please suggest if this is good for my type of skin. Many Thanks in advance.

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      AM June 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi Joshna, you might find this post about blackheads useful. Also, reading some of the posts here about face washes, acne regimens will help you.

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      AM June 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      Oh, and yes, Clin-3 soap bar sounds fine but probably won’t help much with blackheads.

      Clin-3 cleansing bar ingredients: soap base, perfume, Zinc Oxide, triclosan, vitamin E, Allantoin, tea tree oil, Zinc PCA, colour.

  30. Abhinava June 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    has any1 tried out Clean & Clear Fairness cream (oil free)???…it claims 2 b a non-comodogenic one….can it b used for men’s skin??…..

    pls clarify….

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    TejuPriya June 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Abhinava check the ingredients against this list and see if its comedogenic..
    Else check with skingredients app!!

  32. wasi July 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    I’ve been suffering with alot of acne and whatever I’ve tried isn’t helping, the scars fade but come back even more darker the next time. i was advised to use Faceclin gel (clindamycin and nicotinamide gel) and kojivit gel.
    is it effective? how would you recommend using them? please i badly need advice. i’m just 19 and really very worried about my skin as my face color is light and all my scars are dark and all over my cheeks. :(

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      AM July 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Hi Wasi, welcome to Acne Mantra. You know, if you post your query in the community section instead of this fairness creams post, we can talk in detail and you could hear from community members as well. :)

  33. suji July 21, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me..tell best fairness cream for acne skin..i have acne skin…plzzz tell anyone…I suffer a lot….I want day fairness cream with spf & pa+++.. I want to avoid tanning & get fairness…without side effects can e,pimple

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      AM July 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

      Hi Suji, this whole article is about fairness creams for acne prone skin. Did you read it? Which cream are you considering from the list we provided above? If you have any options in mind, we can tell you more.

  34. Anita August 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi could you tell me if Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Crème (not mentioned of the above list ) is ok for acne/ oily prone skin ?

  35. sumit August 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    i am using MELAS skin cream for my acne scars ..is it good for me…my problem is that i got many pimples at some time, and it tooks a long time to get rid of them,but they leave scars. after some time suddenly many pimples are again on my face and old scars also …and in between 1-2 pimples come….and only some particular region on my both cheek is acne proned….. tell me what to do..?

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      AM August 9, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Hi Sumit, your main problem is lack of information about which products are right for you and which ones are not. This is why your skin is swinging from clear days to pimpled ones. read this post about comedogenic and non-comedogenic ingredients to understand why some of the products you might be using are wrong for you. Even if they claim to be designed for acne prone skin. Then you will be able to figure out yourself which products are good for you. Please also spend some time reading the posts here, because it is not possible to tell you in one single comment how to take care of acne prone skin. Good luck!

  36. amber August 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    I have oily n acne prone skin with dark complexion. From last 3 months i was using panderm + cream .with it i got very positive result nd my skin color goes lighter. But last week when i stop using it from then my skin complexion again started darkning .why so n any suggestions pleaseeeeeee help me?

  37. Laksmi August 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Aroma magic hydro gel vs Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness .

    Which one of them will give me better results in terms of fairness ?

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      AM August 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness

  38. Rajesh August 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Hi, Iam Rajesh and I am facing a skin problem for few months. My skin gets darker day to day and I started using many creams since then and there is no improvement and it started getting even darker. Now I got an infection like dark spots on my left cheek bone region on my face and I consulted doctors. They have treated me using some chemical peels for 3 sessions but no use and i think they havent treated well.so can u suggest me with the remidies for it by using best solutions with you by suggesting some creams or anything that can be helpful for me

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    ravalireddy August 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    hi is it safe to use natures essence lacto tan removal cream…….just wanted to used it on my hands and legs which are very tanned……..i get easily tanned….i can manage to put sunscreen on my face but for exposed parts like hands and feet what can i use to prevent them from tanning ……

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      TejuPriya August 14, 2013 at 12:23 am #

      Hi Ravali..Nature Essence Lacto Tan cream is highly comedogenic..
      Firstly they do not list full ingredient list ,which is always risky for acne prone skin..
      They list only key ingredients which are Milk,Beeswax,Geranium oil which are highly comedogenic..
      It is absolutely useless product and does nothing..
      To prevent from tanning you have generously apply sunscreen on face,hands or any other exposed area to sun..

  40. jigs August 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Heya ! for dark marks would you suggest Kojimax, Clearz Plus, Kojivit or any other ointment ? Any views here ?

  41. Ritah August 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm #


    What is exactly the difference between Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Day Cream and Night Cream ?

    Do both of them have the same effectt ?

    And despite they are fairness cream do they also act like a moisturizer ?

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      TejuPriya August 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

      Hi Ritah..Kaya day cream has sunscreen and some comedogenic ingredients..
      Kaya night cream is non comedogenic and does not contain sunscreen..
      Safer option for acne prone skin..
      Both have Azelaic acid which is a lightening agent..
      If you feel you need moisturizer then you can use ,otherwise not required..

  42. Shabnam August 23, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Dear AM,

    Searching on net for acne control cleanser/gels I came across this fabulous website where I got so many helpful suggestions and articles regarding my concerns. As I have very oily and white heads/black heads prone skin. I will be starting with the Starter Regimen very soon.

    Please keep up the good work. My wishes with you. :-)

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      AM August 23, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      Hi Shabnam, it’s great to have you here. Our best wishes are with you. May you be blessed with clean and clear skin ASAP. A whole bunch of people from the Acne Mantra community are here to help. :)

  43. sachin August 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    hi iam using jhon son baby product clean & clear face wash iam facing more pigmenting and

    tan so my skin is oily which is cream suitable for me

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      TejuPriya August 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

      HI Sachin..Johnson baby soap and lotion are comedogenic..
      Which clean and clear facewash are you using?Some are comedogenic as well..
      Only one acne cream or one product cant help with acne..
      Look into one of these regimen which will help you tackle acne better
      Use a good oil free sunscreen to prevent sun damage.,.
      Also go through this link

  44. sunitha August 27, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Hi Tejupriya,
    I have some questions to be clarified from you. Could you please help me.

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      AM August 27, 2013 at 9:02 am #

      Hi Sunitha, you could post all your questions in the community area (unless they are related to this post). :)

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      TejuPriya August 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      Ya Sunitha,post your question in the community section,I will definitely reply to you..
      If its related to the page,then you post in here.. :)

  45. sunitha August 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Thank you for your response.. Actually i am confused with which fairness cream to be used. i tried even with Ponds BB + cream. But for the past 2 days i can see pimples coming on my face. Which is the best fairness cream to be used daily, as i work under AC.
    Please suggest me.

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      TejuPriya August 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      Hi Sunitha..BB creams are comedogenic..
      Loreal BB and Deborah Milano might work for acne prone skin..
      Ponds BB is highly comedogenic..
      I am using Kaya night cream with fairness and antioxidants,its non oily and non comedogenic..You could try that?

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      TejuPriya August 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      similar thread on BB

  46. sunitha August 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Yes, you are very much right. I can see some dullness in my face these days. Only when i apply the cream it brightens up. In the beginning when i used this cream i felt good. But as the day passed on, i am finding all negative results. Prior to this i was using Vivel Fairness cream. is that fairness cream good for the face. I am scared to use any creams on my face now.

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      TejuPriya August 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Sorry Sunitha couldn’t get hold of the ingredients for vivel fairness cream..
      But these fairness are rarely effective and comedogenic most of the times..
      Kaya is non comedogenic and it has azelaic acid which is a lightening ingredient..
      So thats helps :)
      You can try that :)

  47. harshavardhana reddy August 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    i amsuffering from pimples,blackheads,blemishes…my face became rough and looks like aged person.atually my age is 24 and i look like 30+ .i have used many soaps and products but none of them gave best result.
    plz suggest me the soap and face wash for me and fairness cream which suites to me.my face oily

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      AM August 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      Hi Harshavardhana, this link will help you. :)

  48. harshareddy August 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    give us reply plz about the products

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      AM August 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      Harsh, slow down. You have posted a chain of comments here and there since last evening. Post your questions in the community area after creating a login and password. You’ll get quick answers there. Please don’t post random comments under posts not even related to your topic.

  49. manoj August 31, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    hello sir kya himalaya ki herbel fairness cream man ki oily skin ke liye bhi useful hai

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      TejuPriya August 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Hi Manoj..Most likely it is not suitable..

  50. manoj August 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    man’s ki oily skin ke liye best fairness cream kon si hai

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    jassi0302 September 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    m 26 yr male,,,ur site help me very much..i use morning-sebamed facewash,evening-fash foam cleanser then ducray keracnyl cream ,,,i had already use glyco 6.sebonac.banzac ac5.kojivit.kojiglow,,now i have minor pimples and one red bump,,,can u plss tell me a cream or gel for dark spot,,another pimple cream and also for dark circle…i think kaya pigment is not enough for me because ihad used many cream for pigmentation,, my skin is fair and also oily type 2 or 3 i thing …men skin is hard so is there any other cream for pigmentation and dark circle,,i shall be thankful to you…i also use suncote sunscreen..

  52. swamy September 5, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    my skin is oily&black spots&little bit black can u suggest any creams for this &cost of it& where we can get it

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    rahul September 6, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    i have normal skin
    i want any cream that can heal pimple marks and scara.and also not cause pimples aur acne.nd that cal also fit in budgey.plz help me plz

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    Rajiv September 15, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    hi sir i hav oily skin ; i am using benzoyl peroxide 5% since 2 mnths at night nw pimples is little bit controlled but nt much effective…. and i also use nivea advancd whitening face wash 2 times daily…bt i hav spots caused by pimples on cheeks and suggest some creams to remove dark spots and prevent pimples ?and also a daily fairness cream for men oily skin?

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    tsaktsu October 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Dear Acne Mantra, I am 29 years old and have gone weary with taking care of my pimples for the last 16 years. I have undergone laser treatment, used multiple facewash and pimple creams referred by dermatologists bt the pimple keeps on coming back. Currently I am using Saslic DS, Lotus herbals whiteglow gel creme spf25, and Deriva CMS but the white head keeps on popping up everyday and leaving behind plenty of black spots on my face…..In research for real treatment I came across acnemantra…I am contemplating to use kaya skin clinic soothing cleansing gel and the kaya nourishing day cream..kindly advise… I work in a construction firm and remains outdoors most of the time.

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    akshaykshardul November 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    How safe is Aziderm 10% cream for pigmentation? I need to know it for my mom (42) and possible will use it if it really works.
    @rajeev suggested it to @ashu6074

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    stephenson December 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Dear Acne Mantra,

    I am very happy to come across your blog.Please help me.I have very oily skin and no

    pimples or breakouts.I am dark complexioned with a deep tan on my forehead.i am looking

    for a good whitening cream with a good percentage of active lightening

    ingredients(glycolic,lactic and azelaic acid).

    1.What are the ingredients and how much percentage of AZELAIC acid is there in,

    Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Day Cream with SPF 15 & Lightening Agents Fairness

    Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Night Cream with Anti-Oxidants Fairness .

    2.how much percentage of LACTIC acid is there in,

    Kaya Skin Clinic Pigmentation Reducer with Spot Reducing Agents (lactic acid, niacinamaide)

    3.What about Ducray Melascreen Intense Depigmenting Care (30 ml) ?It seems to have

    good percentage of azelaic acid since it is listed at the top of the ingredients.


    4.What about Aziderm cream: (10% and 20% azelaic acid)?Is it better than the above 3 products because it contains a good percentage of azelaic acid?

    Your suggestions will be very valuable to all of us.Thanks.

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      AM December 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      Hi Stephenson, no one knows the percentage of ingredients in Kaya products since they don’t disclose it on the label. Writing to the company may receive a response if you’d want to give it a try.

      Kojivit Gel has been working just as well if not better for many people here than Kaya Skin Clinic Pigmentation Reducer.

      Ducray Melascreen Intense Depigmenting Care looks like a good enough option. Non-comedogenic too, from what I can see of the ingredient list. It should also help you with pimples because of its glycolic acid content. I’ve not used it and no one till date has talked about it in the community, so try it on a patch before using it all over.

      Aziderm cream is comedogenic and has given people breakouts. It also comes in a gel version, which is safer.

      If you are still getting pimples, then your foremost priority should be to get them under control. There are tons of effective options to lighten dark spots and skin in general. Check out this start page if you haven’t already: http://acnemantra.com/how-cure-acne/ Some basics of how acne prone skin works are essential in order to clear up and stay clear. In the link I mentioned, you will also come across Acne Mantra regimens which are full sets of product recommendations depending on the type of acne.

      If you have more questions, please just hop into the community area. The good people there will be able to help you out too. :)

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    Priya January 7, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Hello AM,
    Can i use Living Proof Dermaceuticals Whitening Cell Action Complex as a fairness cream in the morning while going out, it is not oily naaa….
    Plz help me out.
    Thank u

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      AM January 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Priya, the ingredients all look non-comedogenic, so this might be worth a try. I’ve used their scrub, toner and cell-renewing moisturizer and none of them were comedogenic, all worked fine. I’ve not used this exact product, but it looks non-comedogenic at first glance:
      Deionised Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Actinidia Chinensis(Kiwi) Fruit Water, Ascorbic Acid, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cl 15985, Cl 17200

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    Priya January 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Thank u…. :-)

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    Priya January 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Hello AM,
    I had many pimples and dark marks also my face lost glow become darker than my hand and neck skin colour. Then to my luck i came to know about your site.
    I started using the Budget Regimen, im happy that there are no pimples just in a couple of weeks. But dark spots are still there i know its not soo easy to go, it takes some time.
    But im sad that my face colour is fading day by day but no improvement in it. Can i use Garnier Skin Naturals Light Overnight Cream Night Peeling Fairness Cream during the day for better results.
    Thanks :-)

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      AM January 22, 2014 at 10:04 am #

      Priya, Garnier Skin Naturals Light Overnight Cream Night Peeling Fairness Cream is mainly for APST 2 or 1. If you break out easily, steer clear. If you are already using the Budget Regimen, then you must be using Kojivit gel and sunscreen as well, no? They will help fade and prevent dark marks. To hasten the process, you could switch to Glomed face wash or AHAGlow.

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    Priya January 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    Im unable to afford Living Proof Dermaceuticals Whitening Cell Action Complex as a fairness cream.

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    Priya January 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    yaaaa… im using kojivit and Zoray Aquagel SPF 30 as sunscreen lotion. Ok then i will wait for better results patiently. Thank you….

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    raj February 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    This is a great site…thnk u all u guys..I had a fair body but what went wrong I don’t know..It has turned darker…so any tips to get back my fairer body .and face

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    thakur February 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi Acne Mantra
    Can someone tell me the best fairness cream without side effect but 100% result i have an oily skin presently i am using kojivit get but its not working so plz suggest me some cream for fairness

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      AM February 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

      You might try Rejuglow Gel. Using a sunscreen is a must if you want to full effects of any kind of hyper-pigmentation fading or in your case, fairness product. A vitamin C product such as Facemed can be added for use on alternative nights. Use the search box on the right side for more information on Rejuglow and Facemed.
      Also, “best” and “100% results” are vague terms – no cream will change your colouring drastically – you probably know it already.

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    thakur February 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Onething more before i have use a cream melcare which contain hydroquinone after appyng that cream for few day my skin become red so plzz suggest me a good cream for fairness plzzz

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      AM February 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

      I did just mention two very good options for skin lightening. Rejuglow and Facemed. Did you even read my previous reply?

      Either way, the reason for which fairness creams are discussed on this website are to fade dark acne marks and not so much fairness. So as such skin lightening is outside the scope of this website. You probably need to see a dermatologist who will prescribe you the strongest fairness cream possible.

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    raj February 8, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Hi am..I need ur help
    Sides of my forehead and neck have turned into brown colour….and mah cheek is bit fair…which fairness cream should I use…pls reply

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    Anjali April 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    thats y it is always good to use products which does not have chemicals. i had done bleaching and my whole face just got burn, it is so very high in chemicals. try finding in the stores or in net, herbal or ayurvedic products. try using astraberry, or dabur products. savory fairness is cream is best when compared with others.