I'm known for having a fair complexion and unlike other beach bums who love getting tanned skin, I like keeping the fairness of my complexion. I'm not addicted though in whitening products to keep my skin light but I'd like to keep my natural fair complexion.
Since I go to school and go out often, it's a little difficult to maintain my original skin color due to Sun exposure. That's why I make sure to use skin care products that will not only protect me from the harmful rays of the Sun but products that will also help maintain my fair complexion. Sure, there are a lot of products out there to help me with this issue but only a few works for me.
Other than being fair, I love having this natural and healthy glow on my skin --- without the use of makeup! I mean, who doesn't, right? That's why I'm thankful for this amazing moisturizer from Glory of New York.
Product Name: Glory of New York Fairness and Glow Cream
Let me start with the packaging of this product. Packaging of a certain product is important, yes, but how it looks like should not be that big of a deal. If the bottle or the tube is working properly, then that's fine. However, I'd just like to commend Glory of New York for the packaging of all their products. It just looks so classy and elegant. It's simple but sophisticated-looking. Just like this Fairness and Glow Cream. The bottle is sturdy and a little heavy but I just noticed that the caps or covers of the products of Glory of New York are quite flimsy and get loose easily. So, be careful about that.
The cap of the bottle is clear and on top, the word Glory is embossed. It comes with a pump which I like because you can easily dispense the product.
You can remove the pump from the actual bottle so if ever you're going to have a problem with the function of the pump, you can just remove it by twisting it up to dispense the cream.
The cream is like a thin paste that is light yellow in color but it will become completely transparent when blended.
At the back of the bottle, you'll find the direction for use and info about the company but the ingredients are not listed. So, if you're wondering what's the formulation of the Glory of New York Fairness and Glow Cream, here are the ingredients:
Aloe Barbadensis extract , Arbutin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Gylcerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (JOJOBA) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (SHEA) Butter, Dimethicone, Hyalurinic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (GREEN TEA) Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (WILLOW) Bark Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (LICORIE) Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (EVENING PRIME ROSE) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Polyacrylamide, C-13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, 1-Methylhydantoine-2-imide, Ceteryl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Stearic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Diacetyl Boldine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Fragrance
Fairness and Glow product is a proven natural skin treatment for Glowing Skin and Fair Complexion. It improves complexion of the skin and adds a healthy glow to the skin. Cleans, softens and smoothens the skin and keeps it fair, young and healthy.
Direction for use:
Wash face thoroughly with warm water. For best results use GLORY FACIAL CLEANSING to clean your face and other areas, because glory facial cleansing opens skin pores and facilitates deeper penetration and absorption of cream. Apply a thin layer of cream over the face and other areas. Gently massage for a couple of minutes and then apply another layer just thick enough to conceal the skin. Leave it on to get it absorbed in the skin.
For long lasting effect : 1. Use with Glory Enzyme Peel to remove dead skin from face and skin 2. Apply the cream anywhere on the body including face, neck and hands. Let the cream get absorbed. First it turns into a thin flaky white layer. This is normal. Give it some time and it will slowly moisten, transparent and form an invisible film that supplies nutrients and curing properties to skin. 3. Use Glory Moisturizer after 30 minutes of absorption of glory fair and glow Cream.
I have followed the directions on how to use this product and I have also tried using it along with facial cleansers from other brands and both ways work great but based on my personal experience, it will definitely work better if you're going to use it with GNY Facial Cleanser. The GNY Enzyme Peel that was mentioned above is basically an exfoliant which I use twice a week. By the way, that Enzyme Peel is another amazing product from GNY and I will do a review about that next!
Going back to the Fairness and Glow Cream, because of the indication that it might create thin flakes and film and because it doesn't have any SPF, I only use this at night before going to bed. It acts as my current night cream. I haven't used it at daytime yet and I haven't tested yet how does it feel and what will happen if I wear makeup on top. Anyway, even if I only use this once a day, I'm still impressed with its effect on my skin. It literally makes my skin glow and makes my skin supple.
I started using this on the first week of February 2013 and in just about a week or two, I have already noticed its effect. Here's a before and after shot:
The two photos on top were actually my before and after shots of my Belo Essentials Night Therapy Cream review. It was my night cream before I started using the GNY Fairness and Glow Cream and it works great on me and I love it, too because of its consistency and its benefits. However, it did not give me that healthy glow that the GNY Fairness and Glow Cream gives my skin. You can clearly see the difference. The photos below were taken after two weeks of using the GNY Fairness and Glow Cream. You can also see that I have a lot of blemishes on the photos above but on the photos below, the blemishes and dark spots were already lightened. I'm not saying though that the Fairness and Glow Cream is the only thing that diminished my dark spots but I can say that it helped in clearing my blemishes.
It may seem dewy in the photos but in person, it doesn't feel greasy once it's absorbed by the skin. On the process of application and a few minutes after application, it might feel a little greasy but just let your skin absorb it and it will dry up, leaving you with a supple and glowing skin. Also, when I woke up the next day, my skin looks brighter and it has this healthy glow that's why I absolutely love this product!
This is how my skin looks like as of the moment. I still have blemishes and pimple scars especially on the brow area because I've had quite a few breakouts on that part of my face. Maybe it's because I've been neglecting the cleanliness of my eyebrow brushes! Silly me! Anyway, if you're going to ignore all of my pimple scars, it's like I have a very flawless and smooth skin! If only you can feel my skin right now, it's really smooth and supple. I have a healthy glow and my face looks a little dewy without makeup on but it's not oily.
Glory of New York Fairness and Glow Cream is created for normal skin types but I have oily-combination skin and it works great on me and it didn't make my skin extra oily or whatever. I'm definitely recommending this product because of its high quality and I highly recommend that you use this along with the other GNY skin care products for a much better result.
Glory of New York Fairness and Glow Cream is also available for men.
Glory of New York Fairness and Glow Cream is also available for men.
If you want to know more about Glory of New York products, wait for my reviews and you can also visit Glory of New York - Philippines or Queen B. on Facebook for your inquiries.
P.S. I wasn't paid to write this review and say all of these things. The product was sent to me by the company but this review is 100% honest and unbiased.
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