Achieving even-toned skin through deep cleansing is not a new concept at all. Since ancient ages, people have been longing for a flawless complexion. From the times of Ubtans, we have now reached to the era of ready-to-use fairness face wash. These whitening cleansers promise to brighten and lighten the skin along with improving the texture of the skin. Today I am going to present a compilation of 12 of the best fairness face washes that are easily available everywhere in India. I will be attaching mini-reviews and prices with each of them for your convenience.
Olay White Radiance Brightening Foaming Cleanser:
The Brightening Foaming Cleanser from Olay works from within to provide deeply cleansed lustrous skin. This foaming face wash is white in color with a pearly sheen to it. It creates a creamy lather when you massage your wet face with it. It cleanses off every bit of impurity from the face and makes the skin look brighter as it removes sun tans pretty well. The X-factor of this face cleanser is Olay’s exclusive ‘Whitening Active Complex’ containing multiple Vitamins and Hesperidin.
Price: Rs.349 for 100gm
Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow 3 in 1 Deep Cleansing Skin Whitening Facial Foam:
This 3 in 1 Deep Cleansing Skin Whitening Foaming face wash is a part of the WhiteGlow range by Lotus Herbals. It is my mom’s favorite. This cleanser removes dullness, lightens and brightens the skin with the help of its melanin blocking technology. Appearance wise it is a pearly white liquid that produces dense lather to cleanse the skin. It has a mild herbal scent. Its ingredient list includes some of the best natural minerals, milk enzymes, and aloe vera gel.
Price: Rs.195 for 100gm
Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Wash:
From my own experience, I can say, this Kesar and Mint based soap-free face wash by Himalaya Herbals work on you if you have combination to dry skin. It claims to wash off impurities from the skin to reveal luminous skin. The color of this face wash is off-white and consistency is medium. It gently cleanses off the impurities from the skin without forming too much lather. Saffron, Pomegranate, Mint, and Cucumber are the active ingredients of this face wash.
Price: Rs.150 for 150ml
Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Double Action Fairness Face Wash:
Garnier has never disappointed me with their excellent products and this one also is not an exception. This Double Action face wash is a blend of Garnier’s two innovative formulas; ‘Dark Spot Reduction’ and ‘Instant Whitening’. The spot reduction technology uses Lemon extract and Vitamin-B3 for their excellent skin clearing properties whereas; white clay in the instant whitening formula enhances the complexion. The color of this cleanser is lemon yellow and the consistency is thick. It will work best on you if you have oily to extremely oily skin.
Price: Rs.166 for 100ml
Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Facial Foam:
Another skin care favorite from my mom’s stash is here for you. My mom is sticking to this one for 3-4 years at least. The White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Facial Foam by Pond’s is a white thick face wash cream that gives you squeaky clean skin. It contains Vitamin B3 as a skin lightening agent. It claims to ‘wash away’ the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to reveal fresh and glowing skin. From me and my mom’s personal experience, I can say that this face wash is best suited for oily to combination skin. With regular use, it has been able to reduce the dark marks and tans from my mom’s face to some extent.
Price: Rs.163 for 100gm
Fair and Lovely Fairness Clean-up Face Wash:
Fair and Lovely was among the first brands that revolutionized the fairness skincare items in our country. That’s why without this Fairness Clean-up Face Wash my list would seem incomplete. This Clean-up variant is a new inclusion to this brand’s vast range of fairness skincare items with Multivitamin formula. This face wash says to act like a 3-in-1 skin enhancer that gives you ‘salon like clean-up’. If you follow the instructions properly you are to get cleansing, exfoliating and massaging effects with this single product.
Price: Rs.110 for 100gm
Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash:
Clean & Clear makes some of the best face cleansers for oily skin. Their Fairness Face Wash with Cherry extracts is also targeted to people who experience darker looking skin due to excessive sebum secretion. The formula is non-comedogenic which is good since it is not going to block your pores. The face wash is light pink in color and produces thick foam just like a foaming facial cleanser. It purifies the skin from every bit of greasiness and the skin looks bright.
Price: Rs.105 for 80gm
L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Purifying & Brightening Milky Foam:
This foaming face wash by L’Oreal Paris is a part of their famous White Perfect range for skin lightening. From the name itself, you must be guessing on the appearance and texture. Well, it is a white foam producing wash. This facial cleanser fights skin impurities with its Tourmaline Gemstone enriched melanin inhibitor formula.
Price: Rs.290 for 50ml
Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Face Wash:
The Intense Whitening Face Wash is the perfect option to go for if you want to de-tan your face and achieve a polished look to your face at the same time. This face wash uses Iodine as a healer that works from within to bring a glow to your skin. It is a pale pink foamy wash that works best in summer.
Price: Rs.120 for 50gm
VLCC Snigdha Skin Whitening Face Wash:
Enriched with Saffron and Aloe Vera this Skin Whitening Face Wash from VLCC’s Snigdha illuminates and soothes your facial skin. The face wash is white in color and its consistency is thin. It has floral fragrance. It helps to get rid of sun tans and make you look even-toned over time.
Price: Rs.155 for 100ml
Biotique Bio White Advanced Fairness Face Wash:
Biotique’s Bio White Advanced Fairness Face Wash is a preservative free and organic face cleanser that promises improved complexion in an ayurvedic way. The soap-free foaming cleanser is basically a light pink transparent liquid that smells aromatic. The formula is enriched with Aloe vera, Tomato, Pineapple, Amla, and Honey. Soapnuts or Ritha give this cleanser a frothy effect.
Price: Rs.100 for 100ml
Jovees Clarifying Grape Fairness Face Wash:
The Clarifying Grape Fairness Face Wash from Jovees helps to achieve even toned skin without harming skin’s own balance. The major constituents of this face wash are Grapeseed Extract, Orange Peel Extract, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. With the regular application you will notice reductions in sun tan and pimple marks if you have any.
Price: Rs.165 for 120ml
These were my 12 best fairness face washes available in our country. These face washes deflate the stubborn sun tans from the face to some extent at least and that is the main reason I go for ‘fairness’ face washes. I do not think a facial cleanser can alter my skin tone. Most of the products in my list are very affordable. So, there are lots of scope for trials and errors without hurting your pocket. Hope these will help you to choose that perfect skin lightening cleanser for your skin’s requirement.