Today I wanted to review for you guys the Skin Lighten Cream by Derma E. I've been using it for about a full month now, day and night, on two acne discoloration marks that I find incredibly bothersome, so I wanted to report my results.
Let me first say, there is no miracle cure for acne discoloration. Literally, none. There's no amount of creams that will fix them 100%. I've heard skin needling is a thing that helps, but I find that both incredibly dangerous and unsanitary especially when not being done by professionals since people are buying their own kits and doing it at home. I can't speak to the effectiveness of it, because rolling little needles all over my face and risking various types of bacterial infections and permanent damage to my skin doesn't sound appealing to me. To each is own.
Because I wasn't thinking, I didn't take a picture of the before shot. And I'm not gonna take a picture now, and I'll explain why.
Here's my thoughts:
-The cream is thick but a little goes a long way. I barely pat my finger on it and it's enough to cover the spots I wanted to apply it on.
-I started it on March 1st and have been using it morning and night (with the exception of maybe one or two nights), and they say it can take 3-4 weeks to see results. I stopped using it in April (read on to find out why.)
-This product is all natural, and has great ingredients like Ginseng, Vitamin C, Milk Thistle, Licorice and much more to work together to help reduce the discoloration.
-While it doesn't necessary claim to help with acne scars (it says age and liver spots in the description on their website), the ingredients are supposed to help with melatonin and as your skin renews every 28 days, you should see a more even completion.
-After using it, I feel like my one spot is slightly lighter than it was. It's the darkest and most noticeable one that I have, which is why I targeted it. My skin is uneven all over. I've got a lot of redness throughout. But this scar is brown, and it's definitely got to go. I hope that with extended use, it will help to reduce the discoloration even more.
-Here's the main issue: it made me break out. So the one spot I was using it on that I noticed a slight difference in, ended up getting two pimples which turned into now three spots as compared to my one! I don't think this product is for those with acne prone skin. I'm actually quite surprised by the break out because Derma E is such a great brand.
Unfortunately, this one wasn't a winner for me. I won't be using it again. I have essentially a whole jar left too. So if you're a fan let me know, I'll sell it to you for a reasonable price!