I have compiled 10 of The Best Night Cream For Skin Brightening, Pigmentation And Fairness here in this article. Over the counter (OTC) night cream and Dermatologist recommended Cream are also included.Please note that i have not included many noted products as their ingredient list was not available. There is a product for every Skin type.
Please keep in mind that these Night creams take up to 45 days for you to see visible results. There aren’t any ‘Miracle product’ in the list.
- I have not mentioned any Hydroquinone and Steroid based products. You should not use these ingredient based creams without a dermatologist’s advise as you may end up ruining your skin.
I have also given the Ingredient Analysis of each product so that you can see why i recommend these products. Costly products doesn’t mean it will work. So choose one that suits your skin.
- Please use a sunscreen to prevent your skin from darkening further and as an anti ageing precaution.
- Protecting your skin is important while using brightening, lightening or anti ageing creams, Hence please use a sunscreen that suits your skin type.
None of the skin brightening and anti ageing skin care routines would be complete without Sunscreen. I would say, none of the creams however costly it may be, It will not work. You may end up with damaged, dull and darker skin. 🙁
SebaMed Golite Cream
A perfect blend for safe and effective natural skin lightening agents
Absolutely no color added.
A lecithin based formulation that provides a combination of melanin suppressors, UV protective nutrients and antioxidants which helps to lighten the skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Contains Soy Lecithin, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Kokum butter and Vitamin E.
Golite contains all the ingredients for Ideal Skin Lightening.
Mode of Action:
Golite has 4 pronged actions to reduce hyperpigmentation –
- It scavenges free radicals which is a major cause of hyperpigmentation
- GoLite Cream inhibits tyrosinase activity which leads to the synthesis of melanin
- It inhibits the production of melanin which causes hyper pigmentation of skin
- It protects the skin from UV radiation and damage
Steroid free cream
Contains natural ingredients
Free from irritants like Paraben, Paraffin and Propylene Glycol
Safe for long term use
Good for sensitive skin as well
I have mailed the company for a complete Ingredient list. I will include the analysis report once i receive their reply.
Directions for Use:
Cleanse face with soap free cleanser
Gently pat till dry
Map the skin tone on the skin tone shade card
- Take the cream on the tip of your finger and apply on concern areas in circular motion
Do this twice daily
After 1 month of regular application, map the skin tone of concern areas with the shade card to check the lightening of the skin tone.
- Steroid Free
- No long term addiction
- Suits sensitive skin too
- paraben Free
- Visible results in 30 – 45 days with Sunscreen 50+++ usage
Do not use continuously for more than 4-6 months. You are supposed to change products after six months.
Glenmark Sabi-Glow Depigmentation & Skin Lightening Cream
Benefits of Sabi-Glow Cream:
- Inhibits melanin production
- Removes excess of melanin deposition in hyperpigmented spots
- Improves fairness to the skin
- Prevents free radicals from damaging the skin
- Maintains an even skin tone
Niacinamide, Tetrahydrocurcumin, Arbutin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahydropiperine Other Ingredients : Aqua, Paraffinium liquidum, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate and PEG 100 Stearate, Glycerin, Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, Silsequioxanes, phenyl trimethylsilyloxy-terminated, Niacinamide, Stearic acid, Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl alcohol, Tetrahydrocurcumin, Arbutin, Phenoxyethanol & Methylisothiazolinone, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Pentaerithrityl Tetra-di-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamte and Tetrahydropiperine
Why Does This Night Cream Work?
This night cream contains Stearic acid which has a comedogenic rating of 3. 🙁 Stearic acid does not usually irritate your skin. But that depends on your Acne skin type 1,2,3.
- Works to Brighten Skin
- No long term side effects
- No steroids
- Potent Ingredient List
- Visible changes in 30-45 days
- Better not use for more than 6 months as advised in case of any other dermatologist recommended skin brightening night creams.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer
This night cream moisturiser visibly fade the look of stubborn wrinkles with our fastest Retinol formula available! So effective, 100% of women tested had noticeable results in just one week.
Featuring our unique combination of Retinol SA, Glucose Complex and Hyaluronic Acid; Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Night anti-wrinkle moisturizer brightens the look of skin and smooths fine lines while you sleep
- Accelerated Retinol SA formulated with:
- Clinically proven to:
Deliver the following results in just one week
Water, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, dimethicone, glycerin, PPG-15 stearyl ether, cetearyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, butylene glycol, ceteareth-20, isohexadecane, trisiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, polyacrylamide, polyethylene, fragrance, C13-14 isoparaffin, chlorphenesin, PTFE, hydrolizedmyrtus communis leaf extract, polysorbate 20, retinol, BHT, sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, laureth-7, ascorbic acid, sodium hydroxide
Ingredient Analysis Report
Retinol- Bad for Sensitive Skin
- This night cream moisturiser is suitable for those above 25
- Suitable for all skin types
- Go for it because it contains the best anti ageing ingredients
- Works to brighten your skin
- Finally, It reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- One of my Personal Favourites
Life Star Skinbless Lite Cream
Skinbless Lite Cream contains Niacinamide and Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside.
Role of key ingredients:
- Niacinamide is used to treat skin conditions such as signs of aging, signs of severe acne or rosacea and inflammation of the skin. It also improves skin tone and texture.
- Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside is natural vitamin C stabilized with glucose which is used in many cosmetic products.
- Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside helps in reducing the pigmentation in age spots and freckles.
Skinbless Lite Cream is used to remove scars, tans and lightning of skin tone.
Cetostearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Petrolim Jelly, Niacinamide, Light Liquid Paraffin, Cetomacrogol 1000, Aurealis AA2G, Dragon’s blood Extract, Glyceryl Monostearate, Methyl Paraben, Licorice Extract, Butylated Hydroxy toulene, Fragrance Lime, Propyl Paraben, Sodium Hydroxide, Purified water,Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside
Day, Night Usage Cream For Skin Lightening, Radiance & Glow, Skin Brightening, Fairness, Daily Care, Pigmentation Removal
Ingredient Analysis Report
(Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Uv Absorber, Moisturising, Skin-Conditioning Agent – Occlusive) Bad for Oily Skin
- Dermatologist Recommended to my Mom
- Suited my mother’s oily skin
- Works to brighten skin tone
- Lightens pigmentation
- No long term addiction issues OR side effects like Hydroquinone
- Impressive Ingredients
- No Steroids
- Visible results in 30-45 days with a sunscreen usage of 50+++
Although long term side effects will not be there, It is better not to use it for more than 5-6 months.
The Face Shop White Seed Blanclouding Moisture Cream
The White moisturizing night cream uses the Clouding effect for brighter skin. The product’s white, elastic texture is achieved through Cloud Processing, a method inspired by the actual formation of clouds.
The compound of brightening ingredients: White Lupin Seed, which contains a natural brightening substance, While White Daisy Flower extract, which helps reducing dullness, makes the skin look bright and clear.
About White Seed : Botanical skincare line that moisturizes the skin while improving skin texture and clarity. White seed is formulated with White Lupine Seed which contains natural brightening ingredient to reduce dullness of skin to appear more luminous by controlling melanin formation.
- The night cream makes dull skin bright and clear.
- This product is dermatologically tested.
- Created to give you a gorgeous Korean beauty experience.
Purified water, ling zhi extract
WATER/EAU , PROPANEDIOL , GLYCERIN , TRIETHYLHEXANOIN , BUTYLENE GLYCOL , PANTHENOL , BETAINE , MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL , NIACINAMIDE , CYCLOPENTASILOXANE , DIMETHICONE , TILLANDSIA USNEOIDES EXTRACT , MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) EXTRACT , PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM LEAF EXTRACT , BETA-GLUCAN , CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT , CYCLOHEXASILOXANE , 1,2-HEXANEDIOL , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER , ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER , LITHIUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE , TITANIUM DIOXIDE , POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6 , ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN , GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE , TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE , POLYSORBATE 60 , SQUALANE , CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID , POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE , DISODIUM EDTA , PARFUM/FRAGRANCE.
- Night cream is suitable for All Skin Types
- Potent Ingredients that delivers Results
- Night cream Formulated without 7 additives: parabens, tar colorant, animal-sourced ingredients, mineral oil, talc, polyacrylamide, paraffin
O3+ Skin Care Night Repair Cream
“Get fair even tone with O3+ Meladerm Whitening Night Cream that ejuvenates the skin while providing adequate nutrients to nourish it.
This cream repairs and nourishes skin over night for fairer, smoother and brighter complexion.
1. First of all, It maintains the natural moisture level of the skin
2. Works effectively on Pigmentation, Brown Spots, Hyper Pigmentation and Melasma conditions.
3. Gives a fairer brighter and lighter skin tone.
4. Increases the elasticity and the tolerance of environmental aggressions.
5. Works on the early signs of skin ageing.
Concern – Night repair, skin lightening
Skin Type – Normal to dry, pigmented skin
Benefit – Fairer, whiter skin
aqua, sodium stearolyl glutamate, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol and cetyl palmitate,dicaprylyl carbonate, sodium pca,sodium lactic acid,arbutin,octyldeodecanol,cara alba,glycorrhiza glabra extract,sweet almond oil,glycerin,edta di-sodium,xanthum gum,sodium benztriazolyl,butyphenol sulfonate & buteth-3 , tributyl citrate,phenoxethenol & methyl paraben,ethyl paraben , butylparaben , perfume
Ingredient Analysis Report
- Lactic Acid
(Skin Conditioning, Fragrance, Humectant, Ph Adjuster, Buffering Agent, Exfoliant, Skin-Conditioning Agent -Humectant) Anti-Aging, Bad for Sensitive Skin
- Sweet Almond Oil
(Fragrance, Skin-Conditioning Agent – Occlusive) Bad for Oily Skin
- O3+ night cream helps to lighten skin tone over consistent use
- Lactic Acid and Sweet Almond Oil are not exactly Comedogenic as i couldn’t find their rating But oily acne prone skin may react to it.
- Notably Potent Ingredients that work
Innisfree Perfect 9 Repair Cream
The 9 active ingredients of Jeju anti-aging elixir complex effectively functions on various signs of aging, adding vitality to your skin. This night cream creates a smooth and dewy complexion as it delivers abundant nutrients and hydration to your skin.
This intensive repair night cream, containing 9 active ingredients from the Jeju elixir complex, as a result it tightens and brightens skin.
Perfect repair for dryness, wrinkles, flakiness, darkening, blemishes, enlarged pores, and reduced skin elasticity.
Provides proper nourishment and hydration to the skin.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Squalane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mango Seed Butter, Glycerin, Arbutin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, *The green Tea Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Calanthe Discolor Extract, Mugwort Extract, Prunella Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Taraxacum Officinale(Dandelion) Extract, Raspberry (Robus Coreanus) Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Tangerine Peel Extract, Adenosine, Oenothera Biennis Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Cocoa Extract, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cetearyl Glucoside, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysilicone-11, Polyacrylate-13, Niacinamide, Xanthan Gum, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dextrin, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
The comedogenic ingredients in this night cream maybe responsible for skin irritation,
- Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Viscosity Increasing Agent) Comodogenic rating 3 🙁
- Stearic Acid
(Masking, Fragrance, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Surfactant, Refatting) Comedogenic Rating 3:(
(Solvent, Masking, Viscosity Controlling, Anti foaming Agent, Antimicrobial, Astringent)
- Suitable for Normal-Dry Skin Types.
- Brightens Skin Tone
- Potent Ingredients in Brightens and provides Anti aging benefits
- Although it contains Alcohol, Its effect on dry skin depends on the concentration. It has moisturising ingredients to counter this so i do not think anyone would feel any dryness.
Olay White Radiance Brightening Night Essence Moisturiser
Olay White Radiance night cream offers advanced whitening skin care products that penetrate to the bottom cell layers for bright luminous fairness.
Formulated with an exclusive Olay Whitening Active Complex consisting of Vitamin B3, Pro Vitamin B5 and Hesperidin.
White Radiance night cream whitens skin from deep within the epidermis, increases translucency by renewing skin’s outer layer and locks in moisture so that your fairness can glow through silky smooth surface
Product Features :
- Our Brightening Night Cream contains active ingredient to help your skin fairness and radiance while you sleep
- All night hydration. Lightens skin tone, reduces appearance of dullness
- Rich hydration, lightens complexion for fair looking skin
- All night hydration. Lightens skin tone, reduces appearance of dullness
Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Ethylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sucrose Cocoate, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Morus Alba Root Extract, Tamarindus Indica Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Crataegus Cuneata Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Juice, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Juice (Orange) , Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice, CI 19140, CI 16035
Ingredient Analysis Report:
Acne prone skin should stay away from this one because of,
- Isopropyl Isostearate
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Binding Agent, Binding)
Bad for Oily Skin Comedogenic Rating 5 🙁
- Stearic Acid
(Masking, Fragrance, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Sufactant, Refatting) Bad for Oily Skin
Bad for Oily Skin Comedogenic Rating 3
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice
Bad for Sensitive Skin
- Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice
Good for Oily Skin, Bad for Sensitive Skin
- This night cream is suitable for Normal-Dry Skin
- Absolute no-no for oily, acne prone skin
- Really Works in brightening skin with added antiaging benefits
- I am rather confused as to why a night cream has UV protection.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Synchronized Recovery Complex II promotes a natural nighttime purification process, vital to younger-looking skin.
The No.1 Repair serum address all key signs of visible aging with exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology for more comprehensive and precise night time repair wake up to beautiful skin, every day.
– Fights key signs of ageing
– Reveals a smoother, more radiant, younger look
– Suits all skin types
– Visible age prevention
– Dryness, Dehydration
– Lines, wrinkles
– Dullness, loss of radiance
Water\Aqua\Eau; Bifida Ferment Lysate; Methyl Gluceth-20; Peg-75; Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane; Butylene Glycol; Propanediol; Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract; Hydrolyzed Algin; Pantethine; Caffeine; Lecithin; Tripeptide-32; Ethylhexylglycerin; Sodium Rna; Bisabolol; Glycereth-26; Squalane; Sodium Hyaluronate; Oleth-3 Phosphate; Caprylyl Glycol; Lactobacillus Ferment; Oleth-3; Oleth-5; Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile); Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure; Choleth-24; Hydrogenated Lecithin; Ceteth-24; Tocopheryl Acetate; Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Hexylene Glycol; Carbomer; Triethanolamine; Trisodium Edta; Bht; Xanthan Gum; Phenoxyethanol; Red 4 (Ci 14700); Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) <ILN39632>
Ingredient Analysis Report :
(As per Ingredients mentioned on official website on 8.1.2018)
Seems like this night treatment serum has comedogenic ingredients like,
- Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Uv Absorber, Uv Filter) – Bad for Sensitive Skin
- Oleth-5 (Surfactant, Fragrance, Emulsifying) Bad for Oily Skin
Comedogenic Rating – 3
- Oleth-3 (Surfactant, Fragrance, Emulsifying) Bad for Oily Skin
Comedogenic Rating – 5 🙁
- Hydrolyzed Algin (Hair Conditioning) Bad for Sensitive Skin And Oily Skin
- Suitable for normal – dry skin
- Works in brightening skin
- Non-acnegenic; won’t clog pores
L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Night Cream
White Perfect Night Cream contains a breakthrough ingredient – Melanin Vanish, 1 drop 50X more powerful, which helps to inhibit melanin production at the source. Night after night, spots are reduced, skin looks fairer and more radiant.
L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Clinical Overnight Treatment Cream
A treatment comparable to LASER treatment for a fairer, even toned skin.
- Reduces Skin Darkening : Pro-Vanish 3tm Ex Technology helps reduce skin darkening by neutralising melanin production and reducing melanin levels
- Rebuilding finer skin : Bio-Peeling ex gently removes dead cells to renew skin texture for radiance.
- 2X Skin renewal : Skin renewal is 2 times higher at night.
AQUA / WATER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PEG-100 STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, CARBOMER, CALCIUM PANTETHEINE SULFONATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MANGANESE GLUCONATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PALMITIC ACID, PHENYLETHYL RESORCINOL, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, TOURMALINE, POLYSORBATE 60, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CETYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL, METHYLPARABEN, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLPARABEN, CI 60730 / EXT. VIOLET 2, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, Ph Adjusters/Ajusteurs de pH, SODIUM HYDROXIDE or/ou CITRIC ACID
INCLUDING / DONT (*) : LINALOOL, GERANIOL, EUGENOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL
Ingredient Analysis Report:
May cause breakout depending on your acne type due to pore blocking ingredients like,
Stearic Acid – Comedogenic rating 3
Palmitic Acid- Comedogenic rating 2
- Works in brightening skin tone
- Has anti ageing ingredients too
- I have used this one and it did not cause any irritation on my sensitive skin.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This top-rated face serum is formulated with ingredients like Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil to replenish skin by morning.
Restores overnight to help skin repair itself from daily aggressors
Improves firmness and elasticity for replenished, radiant skin
Formulated with a blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals including Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane
Evening Primrose Oil
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient)
Good for Dry Skin Bad for Oily Skin 🙁 Comedogenic Rating (3)
(Skin Conditioning, Fragrance) Bad for Sensitive Skin
Rosemary Leaf Oil
(Skin Conditioning, Masking, Fragrance) Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Rather impressive Ingredients but maybe not so good for oily acne prone skin. It has evening prime rose oil, as a result it may be end up causing breakouts.
This is an essential oil blend that everyone swears by.
- Suitable for Normal- Dry skin
- All Natural Ingredients
I have tried to analyse every known skin brightening night time products including two serums in this article. I just wanted you to select one that suits your skin. Rather than buying the night cream based on reviews only to end up with breakouts is heart breaking, especially when it is a costly product. 🙂
All of them are good but they may not suit every skin type out there. Make sure you choose wisely. 🙂
Have a good day.
Please comment if you have any questions. I would be happy to help. In case you think i have left out your favourite product, let me know.