Belo Essentials Whitening Underarm Cream
Bought for: Free with points | SRP: P350
From: Sample Room
I've always dreamed of having spotless, even underarm skin which is pretty much the very reason why I keep trying all these commercial products that aims to target every basic underarm concern. With Belo Essentials Whitening Underarm Cream being offered at Sample Room, I got carried away, carted it when it became available and thought of nothing because what am I losing anyway? If you would like to know my experience with this product, hope you'll stay and read until the end!
Belo Underarm Whitening Cream effectively penetrates the surface of underarm skin and whitens at the cellular level with Alpha Arbutin and Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid in as fast as 2 weeks. It also effectively targets hyperpigmentation (darkening) and prevents redness (erythema) caused by habitual plucking and shaving. It's formulated lightweight and non-sticky for comfort and is expertly formulated, hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
The product used to be in a pink container so I assume they just had to revamp the packaging–nothing's permanent, you know. The product comes in a tube container for easy dispensing of product. This kind of container also helps control the amount to use. It's overall lightweight and is perfect for traveling. All the product information you'll ever need is also printed at the back such as the product benefits/claims, suggestions, directions for use, ingredient list and expiry dates.
The cream is suggested to use with Belo Intense White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant which I had shaken off because that did not work for me. Unfortunately, it just turned my UA situation worse. So there, I had to be honest that I did not completely follow what's suggested so I don't have any substantial proof whether or not they work well together. This blog would only focus on the underarm cream.
Application-wise, I would apply it every after wash and before I sleep. I make sure to slather a pea-sized, let it dry and wear my most comfortable clothing. I had two days off every week and so I make sure to skip deodorants and apply this product twice a day. That's more than the suggested application so dare I say I should expect a lot?
SCENT, CONSISTENCY AND EASE OF APPLICATION
The cream is pearly white in color, has a subtle fresh scent, a little runny and has the tendency to drip. I like that it's very lightweight and non-sticky though the thing that I really don't like is the fact that it takes forever to dry. I had to fan my pits and wait for minutes before I can wear a shirt. I hope Belo could re-formulate and that would make the consistency and application so much more convenient.
I am glad I did not pay full price for this otherwise, it would be a waste. This cream did not do what it's supposed to. As oppose to its claims, this product did not even lighten my underarms and there was totally no effect after finishing the entire container. On a lighter note, it does help in reducing a little bit of texture on the underarms but not quite much to justify its suggested retail price. I think if you are looking for a maintenance cream, this will be okay and it could also be worth repurchasing if being sold at discounted prices. You can take advantage of their BOGO deals from time to time too.
In my case, I don't think I'll ever repurchase. I don't hate it but I'm just not seeing any other reason why I should. If the product won't work, why would I buy it? Better invest on something much more effective. To be fair, you know how I'm such a big fan of other skincare products from Belo just not the underarm whitening line. Never will I recommend it either. Others are all praises for these so I'm happy it works for them. We must take into consideration the fact the we have different skin types and we react differently to products.
I guess that's just it. Thank you so much for reading and if you have any suggestions/comments/queries, just leave them down below and I'll get back to you shortly! Happy blogging!
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