So much so I detest whitening, similar so I prefer brightening. Whether your fair or wheatish or dark, you need to be bright and have that glow on your face, yes! The deepika padukone kinda glow .
I have been using these 2 things from a relatively new brand Johara Cosmetics (read about them here). I tried these for a good 4 weeks before writing this review.
Lets begin now.
PhytoBright Whitening Day Lotion with SPF 20 Review
What Johara Cosmetics Says:
A refreshing, hydrating day moisturizer that creates a more even skin tone while protecting skin from future darkening with high-level UVA/UVB defense. This ideal moisturizer is light weight, yet hydrates the skin, right through the day! Specialized moisturizers with natural sun screen ingredients gives your skin protection, moisture boost and all-day-long natural radiance.
Price: Rs. 900/- (can be bought samidirect
This is my favourite out of both. The packaging is a normal pump type, which I prefer. One pump is sufficient for your full face and neck. The texture is medium and a bit draggy onto the skin to apply but soaks in within few seconds and gives me a soft and supple skin with slight glow. Though my face does turn bit oily by the end of the day but its ok, its same with every moisturizer I use. Over the usage of 4 weeks, it has definitely brightened my complexion and my face has that subtle glow as well. I do not have much discoloration onto the skin so can’t say about even ness but brightening I can definitely vouch for. Best suited for normal to combi skin gals. Can be bit too much for oily skin in summers. It has SPF 20 so a sunscreen can be missed when wearing this. Also its sulphate, paraben and formaldehyde free and thus suited for sensitive skinned beauties also. I have myself, pretty sensitive skin to begin with but it never broke me out.
Rating: 4.5/5 ( -.5 because its bit over-priced)
PhytoBright Whitening Mask
What Johara Cosmetics Says:
Beneath every beautiful face is a radiance waiting to shine through! This creamy, rinse-off facial mask is the perfect treat for a radiance boost for your skin. Formulated with PhytoBright™ Complex, it will absorb dulling surface oil and impurities and enhance surface cell turnover, to instantly unveil skin that’s fresher, more vibrant and even-toned.
Price: Rs. 450/- (can be bought at samidirect)
It’s a clay based rinse off mask targeted to reduce oil and brighten the skin. It comes in a screw top squeezy tube. The packaging is fine but because of the texture of the mask, its really a task to squeeze the mask out of the tube. IMO a tub with a spatula would have been better. The mask is white in color and spreads well onto skin. Dries within 15-20 mins.
Upon washing, it gives the skin a soft glow but sadly the same is short termed and vanishes by the next morning. It is a good ‘before the party’ mask as it hydrates and brightens at the same time and gives that instant brightness to the face. Might work if used consistently but am too lazy to use it 3-4 times a week.
Do I recommend: the day lotion is pretty good and does its brightening job pretty well. Recommended! The mask is okayish! You may or may not get it!