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I ordered a spot treatment cream hoping to lighten pigmentation spots, but sadly couldn’t use it.
The manufacturer promised that the cream will lighten troubled areas (pigmentation spots, post acne marks, etc), give the skin a healthy glow and even out the skin tone. Another selling point was that the cream could be used not only as a spot treatment but also as an eye cream and as a normal face cream.
I found it on the eBay. The order came fairly quickly. A pretty tube with a thin nozzle – a comfortable applicator for spot use. The cream smells tasty like sweet, juice mandarins. That’s about it for the positives of this cream.
I applied it as a spot treatment to the bridge of the nose and the area above the upper lip where I have a bit of pigmentation. First of all, the cream doesn’t get absorbed, at all. I didn’t use it during the day and applied only in the evenings. Second of all, in about five days it completely clogged my pores and I got small nasty pimples above my lip.
I got into the ingredients and saw mineral oil, more specifically vaseline (petrolatum). Most likely, that’s what gave me this reaction. I have combination skin prone to inflammation and this cream is definitely not for me. Perhaps it would suit better dry mature skin prone to pigmentation.
Too bad that the site didn’t have information on what skin type this cream is for, but the packaging says it’s recommended for dry, normal or dull skin.
Information from the manufacturer:
New from The Saem – spot treatment for local treatment of troubled zones. The cream suppresses melanin synthesis, helps lighten existing pigmentation and prevents the formation of new spots.
Contains a vitamin complex beneficial on the cellular level, gently lightening the skin step by step and preventing new spots and freckles.
Vitamin В3 (Niacinamide) – reduces the depth of fine lines on the face and lightens the skin. Has an anti-inflammatory effect in case of acne, stimulates collagen and skin ceramide production, visibly rejuvenates and improves skin texture.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) — the best vitamin to heal the skin post sunburn. Also helps minimize acne and control excessive sebum production.
Vitamin Е (Tocopheryl Acetate) — an important fat soluble antioxidant which protects cellular components from oxidation.
Vitamin F (Glyceryl Linoleate ) is ideal for dry and irritated skin, hydrating and softening and restoring the lipid barrier.
Extracts of turmeric, basil, plum blossom, lotus, jasmine, lily, iris, edelweiss, rose, freesia, narcissus nourish and moisturize the skin, filling it with vitamins and minerals, normalize metabolic processes in tissues, and also reliably protect against harmful UV radiation and negative environmental factors, contribute to lightening of the skin, reducing the size and intensity of pigmentation.
Ingredients the SAEM Power Spot Cream Whitening:
Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Petrolatum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Pentylene Glycol, Trisiloxane, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate Sorbitan Olivate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexethearate / Hexarosinate, Dimethiconol, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-150 Distearate, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Stearic Acid, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arginine, 4-Butylresorcinol, Dextrin, Lecithin, Polyglutamic Acid, Sod ium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Alcohol, C14-22 Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol Denat, Disodium EDTA