I am going to review the “Fair & Lovely anti marks spot eraser pen” today.
I know what u all are wondering...."Fair and lovely"... :| Well Yes.And here is the reason I got this…. I was on a month long trip with my hubby last year. While the traveling part was fun, the outside food, weather change n pollution took its toll on my skin. Once I got back it was a headache to get back to my normal skin.Now after 2 after almost a year I am finally over those acne (do I need to mention the effort…..sigh!!!! ) but what about the scars!!! TADA……. Here comes the “Fair & Lovely anti marks spot eraser pen”. Back then I was not aware of any other source for skin care knowledge, saw the advertisement in TV and thought of giving it a try (with a lot of skepticism and without any expectation though!!!! I mean its “Fair and Lovely” right???? if it works then how come most Indians are NOT fair :P…..bad PJ :D ) Over to the review Price: 129.00 for 10 ml. Expiry: use before 18 months from date of manufacture. What it claims 1. Visible spot lightening in 2 weeks. 2. 100% response to spot lightening. *Based on 8 week human volunteer studies (with major post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation) when used daily on a cleansed face. How does it work? As you can see It has listed aloe vera, vitamin B3, provitamin C & E, fruit principals UVA & UVB sunscreens as the ingredients. But I’ll suggest you put on your sunscreen whenever you are stepping out, as there is no mention of SPF. Thankfully I could not find any harmful chemicals. Directions to use U can see the step wise application method in the pic below, but I prefer to apply it to my whole face. I love the packaging. The turquoise blue and white combination is so attractive (one of the reasons I bought this ;) ) the bottle is fixed to the small cardboard brick and not at all cheap looking. The container is sturdy and tightly capped . You have to press the nib down and the cream comes out through the pen hole.( he he…couldn’t think of any other word, so used nib ;) ….. a PEN with a NIB…lol :P )
Application This much amount is more than enough for your whole face. You really have to keep looking at the hole while pressing the nib down so as to avoid wastage. This is one of the few things I did not like about it. The texture is somewhere in between ‘runny and creamy ‘. Spreads easily and does not show. So can be used any time and any where you want. But ofcourse ther is an oily sheen. I will mention here that I’ve combination skin and it never broke me out. :) The whole concept of a pen is nice but I don’t really think of it as a pen. Because even if u apply a very small amount to a certain spot, it’s going to cover half your cheek coz of its texture.If you are going to smoothen it with your finger tip in and around the spot as suggested in the pack then think again!!!!……it’s going to take a lot of time-another reason why I apply it on my whole face. Thankfully it’s not oily n gets absorbed in the skin completely. You can see that in the pic.The smell is good but I think it’s their typical “fair and lovely” trademark smell. Some people may not like it. And finally the result…..yes it actually works!!!! (Well it worked for me :D)I already have finished 2 bottles & still use it when I need immediate result for my spots. Pros: 1. Gets absorbed in the skin completely. 2. Can be applied on both oily & dry skin. (It didn’t break me out and I have combination skin) 3. smells good. 4. Light on the pocket. 5. Actually lightened my dark/acne spots. 6. Cute packaging. Cons: 1. There is no point in calling it a PEN.(you’ll know what I mean when you use this) 2. A lot of cream comes out in a single pump making it impossible to use it directly on each of the spots. (I just take it out on my finger and use everywhere). 3. Could have been a bit less creamy as it takes a lot of time to get absorbed but the good thing is that when it does, it does it well 4. Could have been better if it had a nozzle instead of that hole, for easier n controlled application.
My Rating: 3.85 out of 5 Recommendation: Well it’s a good product at this price. So, till the time I find something better than this spot eraser thing, I am definitely buying this again.