Nlighten Underarm Cream
Bought for: P1095
Bought from: an online shop
Just as I was shopping online, I came across this underarm cream which carries another Korean brand I have been hearing good things about -- Nlighten. We've probably heard of their best-selling soap and cushion but I didn't know they have underarm cream as well. Just in time 'cause I just emptied my favorite RMK Whitening Deodorant and according to the description, it is also a gentle anti-antiperspirant and deodorant cream. I was, at first, skeptical in getting myself a tube because it was seriously expensive (a little over P1000?) but saving time in applying a separate moisturizing underarm cream and deodorant is really promising and this simply got me sold.
CLAIMS (as per Nlighten)
Nlighten Underarm Cream is formulated with ten (10) powerful botanical ingredients, i.e. star lily, shea butter, pomegranate, mulberry, fig, ginkgo, black rice, blueberry, green tea and houttuynia cordata. This gentle anti-perspirant and deodorant cream promotes instant brightening effect and effectively helps in reducing dark spots and other visible hyper pigmentation. Through its special actives, this underarm cream helps maintain a bright and soft underarm and inhibits odor causing germs keeping you fresh and active all day long.
Formulated without Paraben, Phenoxy Ethanol, Benzophenone, Triethanolamine, Talc, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Pigment and SLS.
The product comes in a white tube with a silver screw cap which is very travel-friendly. To be honest, I am kind of liking the whole idea of white and silver because it looks simple but neat and classy. It displays all important information such as claims, directions for use, precautions, ingredients, and even the expiration date ( printed on the bottom of the box and at the bottom of the tube. The slim nozzle dispenses the product easily and hygienically without any waste.
The product has a bit of a floral scent which I really love. I don't think anyone would find this off-putting. It actually reminds me of something which I forgot lol.
TEXTURE / CONSISTENCY / EASE OF APPLICATION
The product comes in a creamy white formulation that blends and dries easily on the skin without any stickiness or uncomfortable feeling. It creates strong white cast once you mistakenly put too much so be careful. Also, you might want to limit application to a very small drop since it tends to set and cling on the lines of the skin which is, by the way, not a very good sight. Once you figure out the right amount to put every usage, you will be surprise because you'll notice that it brings slight brightening and softening effect on the skin without looking awkward (see photos below). I thought it will not look good on my skin since I have yellow undertones but this instantly adjusts to the complexion.
Although this product gives instant brightening effect, it did not give off a permanent lightening effect on my skin even after using it overtime. You might want to use this one if in case you are attending a special event and you are not confident to show off your underarms because this tends to blur out underarm imperfections and make it look so soft and smooth. Also, this slows down hair growth and prevent chicken skin from developing after waxing or shaving. The creamy formula moisturizes my underarms well and makes it look a bit more presentable lol.
What I don't like most about it is the fact that it makes my pits perspire even when I'm inside an air-conditioned room.Usually, I don't smell anything awful even without the aid of a deodorant, but whenever I use this, I always get embarrassed at the end of the day because my pits' having this unpleasant smell--I just couldn't wait to get home and take a bath.
It has been months since I last give a product a failing score. If this product isn't as expensive as it is, I wouldn't mind forgiving all of the disappointing things about it especially it has done me something good. If you would ask me if I would repurchase, it's a no. Would I highly recommend it? Not at all.
Have you tried Nlighten Underarm Cream? Have you had the same experience? Please let me know!
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