The 5 Best Whitening Creams in the Philippines
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The 5 Best Whitening Creams in the Philippines

Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream

Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream

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Kojiesan Skin Lightening Face Cream with Hydromoist

Kojiesan Skin Lightening Face Cream with Hydromoist

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Garnier Bright Complete Brightening Day Cream

Garnier Bright Complete Brightening Day Cream

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POND's White Beauty InstaBright Tone Up Milk Cream

Pond’s White Beauty InstaBright Tone Up Milk Cream

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Hello Glow Whitening Cream

Hello Glow Whitening Cream

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How we picked

Price

All the creams we picked are under P400 and give you the best value for your money.

Accessibility

The creams we have chosen are accessible through malls or online shops.

Results

We selected the creams with impressive results that users can attest to.

Skin protection

The creams we have picked have extra ingredients that aid skin protection. Of course, we assessed their results on traditional Filipino skin.

1. Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream

Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream
PriceP355
SPFSPF 30
ScentScented
Pack size50 grams

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Shopee reviews score 5/5
Lazada reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.95/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4.5/5
Accessibility5/5
Results4.5/5
Skin protection4.5/5

Pros

  • Two active ingredients
  • Comes with SPF protection
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested

Cons

  • Powerful scent
  • Sticky consistency

With a combination of kojic acid that prevents melanin production and tranexamic acid that targets dark spots, Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream seems to be the most effective whitening cream in the market today. 

Many users have testified that they can see results in just a few days.

The price of one jar of Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream that contains 50 grams is P355, which we think is very reasonable considering the amount of active ingredients it contains. 

It is also available in Watsons and online shopping sites like Shopee and Lazada.

This cream already comes with SPF, which means you are well-protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Much like any other whitening products, it exfoliates the skin so you would want a product to have additional SPF.

Belo has maintained its usual high standards for products by making sure that they are hypoallergenic – which is good news for people who have sensitive skin. It is also dermatologist-tested, which makes it very safe to use.

However, if you are not a fan of products with a powerful scent, this might not be for you. Some users noted that upon application, the scent lingers for a while.

Having said that, this product is great for people with dry skin because the cream is very hydrating. You may want to skip on this if you have oily skin or just use it at night since it has a sticky consistency. 

We also do not recommend this under makeup since it might slip and slide.

2. Kojiesan Skin Lightening Face Cream with Hydromoist

Kojiesan Skin Lightening Face Cream with Hydromoist
PriceP145
SPFNone
ScentScented
Pack size30 grams

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Shopee reviews score 5/5
Lazada reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.95/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price5/5
Accessibility5/5
Results4.5/5
Skin protection3.5/5

Pros

  • Hydromoist technology
  • Zero pigment light technology
  • Alcohol-free and paraben-free

Cons

  • Mild stinging when applied
  • No SPF

Despite the Japanese branding, Kojiesan is 100% a Filipino brand that pioneered the use of skin whitening products for Pinoy skin. Their soap has become so iconic that you can see it in almost every Filipino household.

The Kojiesan Skin Lightening Face Cream with Hydromoist is a whitening cream meant to be used day and night. The Hydromoist technology keeps your skin feeling moisturized throughout the day and at night helps restore your skin’s barrier.

The zero pigment light technology is on power-mode to zero in and combat the hyperpigmentation, melasma, dark spots and scars. A lot of users notice visible results within a week of using the cream.

For only P145, you get 30 grams of product which is very cheap compared to other whitening cream brands. It is readily available at supermarkets and drugstores, as well as their flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee.

Kojiesan has thoughtfully designed this product to be alcohol- and paraben-free. Other brands use alcohol to stabilize the product but this can be harsh on the skin and cause permanent skin damage.

However, we do not recommend this to people with sensitive skin because some users have noted having a stinging sensation when applying the product. On a brighter note, it usually goes away within a few seconds. 

You also need to take note to layer an additional sunscreen when using the Kojiesan Skin Lightening Face Cream with Hydromoist in the morning because it does not contain any SPF. 

This will protect your skin from being sensitive to the sun’s harmful UV rays.

3. Garnier Bright Complete Brightening Day Cream

Garnier Bright Complete Brightening Day Cream
PriceP369
SPFSPF 36
ScentScented
Pack size50 mL

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Shopee reviews score 4.9/5
Lazada reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4/5
Accessibility5/5
Results4/5
Skin protection5/5

Pros

  • Comes with SPF
  • Enriched with pure lemon essence
  • Contains WhiteSpeed serum

Cons

  • Poor customer service
  • Doesn’t whiten skin as quickly

The Garnier Bright Complete Brightening Day Cream is considered mid-range when it comes to pricing. For a 50 mL jar, it will cost you P369. 

We recommend getting this during Shopee and Lazada sales since we hear Garnier is generous with their promos.

We are glad that this cream already comes with SPF 36. It is very important to wear SPF, especially when you are using whitening creams since they exfoliate the top layer of the skin. 

Garnier Bright Complete Brightening Day Cream’s formula is infused with pure lemon essence, which brightens the skin. Lemon essence kills any bacteria to prevent breakouts and is also an exfoliating agent that whitens your skin over time.

The whitening cream also contains WhiteSpeed serum that works together to help give your skin a brighter look. It targets dull-looking skin, dark spots and acne marks. 

Although Garnier claims to have a brighter complexion within 3 days, some users have noted that it takes a little bit longer than that. If you are looking for a cream that works slowly yet surely, you might want to try this one out.

But, we were quite disappointed that there were a lot of people who received damaged boxes and have been on the receiving end of poor customer service overall. We hope they will improve on this to be able to give their customers the best experience.

4. POND’s White Beauty InstaBright Tone Up Milk Cream

POND's White Beauty InstaBright Tone Up Milk Cream
PriceP273
SPFNone
ScentScented
Pack size50 g

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Watsons reviews score 4.7/5
Lazada reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.8/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4.5/5
Accessibility5/5
Results4/5
Skin protection3/5

Pros

  • InstaBright technology
  • Infused with milk essence, vitamin B3
  • Great as a makeup base

Cons

  • No SPF
  • Some users were sent old stocks

The POND’s Bright Instabright Tone Up Skin Brightening Milk Cream Moisturizer is available in department stores and online stores like Shopee and Lazada for P273, containing 50 grams of product.

It has InstaBright technology that gives the skin an instant toned-up look, which does not look like a white cast. A lot of users really like the fresh look it leaves the skin that lasts throughout the day.

This can also act as a primer because it helps with blurring pores and keeping your makeup on all day since it helps grip. You can wear it alone or use a base on top.

Not only does this brighten the skin – it also has milk essence, which helps with clearing acne, and vitamin B3 which strengthens the skin’s barrier. You will enjoy this tone-up cream if you want more added benefits to your skin.

One of the cons we see for this whitening cream is that it does not have any SPF. Some people prefer to already have SPF added in the cream for to simplify their routines.

While we’ve heard that some users received old stocks, POND’s customer service is great at responsiveness. They reassured them that the shelf life of their products are good for a number of years and that they wouldn’t send out expired products.

5. Hello Glow Whitening Cream

Hello Glow Whitening Cream
PriceP144
SPFNone
ScentScented
Pack size10 g

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Watsons reviews score 4.9/5
Lazada reviews score 4.8/5
Total reviews4.85/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4/5
Accessibility4.5/5
Results4/5
Skin protection4/5

Pros

  • Packed with skincare ingredients
  • Pregnancy-and breastfeeding-safe
  • Delivers quick results

Cons

  • Thick formulation
  • Only comes in 10-gram packages

Many people are glad that you can now buy the the Korean Hello Glow Whitening Cream individually – before they came in a set with a toner and facial wash. Hello Glow is slowly expanding to grocery stores but for now, you can buy them online.

This cream is packed with different skincare ingredients that smoothen and brighten the skin. There’s the powerful combination of glutathione and kojic acid that help whiten the skin and soapnut extract, which reduces skin texture.

We are also glad to learn that this whitening cream is safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding moms. This means that the formula is gentle enough to be used by people with sensitive skin, but still strong enough to whiten the complexion.

Countless users have testified that the Hello Glow Whitening Cream was able to lighten their skin within a week of usage. Some people even used it under their arms, which delivered very promising results.

Having said  this, if you are a fan of lightweight creams, this product might not be for you. If you have oily skin, this is best used at night since it is a bit heavy. 

We think that this is best suited for people who have dry skin.

Another thing to take note is that it only comes with 10 grams of product. It might be the cheapest one on the list but it is expensive for the amount you get.

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