Today I am going to review the Olay Natural White All in One Fairness Day Cream. I have previously tried their Natural White Healthy Fairness Day Cream 2 years back but I completely forgot about that product. The only thing I remember is that it did not suit my normal-oily skin type. Still I picked this one for its interesting ‘All in one’ claim. Here’s my complete review on it.
-Lightens overall skin tone by reducing melanin transfer to surface of skin
-Reduces appearance of dark spots
-Increases skin cell renewal to lighten for radiant looking skin
-Provides anti-oxidant protection
-Keeps skin well moisturised.
Price: Rs.99 for 20g
How to Use?:
Use twice a day on cleansed face and neck
This cream comes in a typical Olay sleek plastic tube with a sturdy screw type cap. The tube is compactly placed inside an outer carton. The nozzle dispenses the right amount of cream when squeezed. No wastage; the packaging makes it a mess free, travel friendly product.
The cream is thick in consistency, very smooth in texture and milk-sh peach in color. There’s only a tad amount of peach tint in this cream and it looks almost white. I find the fragrance very present, fresh and mild. It neither smells floral nor smell chemical-like but simply refreshing for the senses.
I bought this product in winter to moisturize my normal-oily skin and it did quite good job. Though my skin type is normal-oily, last winter my skin turned patchy and tight due to excess dryness. I had no product with me to satisfy dry skin needs and hence I picked this one. Though being thick, this cream spreads smoothly over facial skin and gets absorbed within seconds. If you over apply, and if you have dark skin tone like me, then white caste may show up.
The moisturizing power is good. It gives a nice dewy finish to the skin and it is not for you if you are a matte lover. It helped my skin stay smooth and nourished for a long time in winter and it evened out my skin tone with regular usage. However I did not notice any whitening effect at all. It was not my goal though. In case if you are expecting this fairness cream to make you fair, no I am sorry, it wont make you fair.
SPF 24 is enough during winters but I do not suggest applying this cream ‘only’ on summers; you will definitely need a good sun block to protect your skin from harmful sun days as this cream wears off with sweat.
So after a very long time, after winter has gone.. I tried this fairness cream once again recently and Ouch! It made my skin look like an oil well and moreover, it turned my normal-oily skin look dull and dark due to excess oiliness. Even touching up with a compact did not help so I am currently using this on my hands and foot to even out the skin tone (Yes it does, with regular usage) :) If you are looking out for a matte day cream with same instant brightening properties like this one, then try Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Day Creme
- Affordable price
- Easily available
- Good packaging
- Spreads and gets absorbed quickly
- Moisturizes skin very well
- Contains SPF 24 which is an added benefit
- Pleasant refreshing fragrance
- Evens out skin tone with regular usage
- No breakouts
- A good product from dry-combination skin types as claimed
- A big NO for oily skinned girls
- Even if you have normal skin, this is going to make your T-zone greasy in a couple of hours
- Leaves white caste if over applied (May be due to the SPF huh?)
- Doesn’t whiten or lighten skin tone
Do I Recommend?:
This is one decent day cream for dry-combination skin types. Its ‘greasy’ factor cannot be taken as a major con for oily skinned people as the company mentioned clearly that it is suitable for combination and dry skin types. I do not recommend it to any oily skinned beauty out there!
Would I Repurchase?:
No actually! I may consider using this in winters. If I still want to use it somehow and finish it off quickly, I wont dare to apply it on my face. I will use this on my feet and arms to even out the skin tone.