Saturday, May 7, 2011

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Range

Cleanse, tone, and moisturize - that's what skincare experts tell us to do when we want to have great skin. While I myself have a hard time being consistent to my skincare regimen, my sister begs to differ. She treats skincare like a religion, which is good because now she has healthy skin. This skincare review is based on her 4 month trial of the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Range.

Skin Background: Oily/Combination Skin
Her skin had post-breakout marks (from teenage acne). The dermatologist we consulted during our high school years did not teach us how to maintain clear skin. She just gave us her unbranded white plastic bottles of Glycolic Acid facial wash and Clindamycin solution. She told us to get it from her everytime we ran out of those, as if it were the only solution to our pimples. Her medication helped us a bit till our skin reached a plateau and her products were not effective anymore, so we decided to seek skincare products that are readily available in the market. Little did we know that there are a lot more inexpensive solutions to our pimples. It just comes down to choosing the right product for your skin type and using it day and night, and that cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is the key to great skin. Something our dermatologist never taught us.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Range

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser
  • Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser is a purifying cleanser with Vitamin C and Essential Soy extract that is clinically proven to help improve overall fairness and translucence. Its gentle cleansing formula clears dirt, surface oil, and skin-dulling dead skin cells while maintaining the skin's natural moisture level.
  • Dermatologist tested. Oil-free. Does not clog pores. Allergy tested.
  • Usage: AM & PM
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser 100g (P299.75)

The cleanser is mild and non-drying. It does not leave the skin feeling squeaky clean and uncomfortably tight. This is a good cleanser - it smells nice and it makes the skin look brighter after use.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner
  • Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner is a whitening toner that softens and hydrates the skin to help improve overall fairness and translucence. Contains Vitamin C and Essential Soy, with liposome delivery system, to enhance overall radiance and replenish moisture for soft, smooth skin.
  • Dermatologist tested. Alcohol-free. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Allergy tested.Usage: AM & PM (after cleansing)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner 200ml (P459.75)

Out of the entire range, this toner is my sister's favorite. It does its job of removing excess dirt. After applying this, the skin instantly becomes softer and smoother.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 PA++
  • A daily moisturizing whitening lotion that helps protect skin against the appearance of melanin and uneven pigmentation for a healthy, fair and translucent glow.
  • Helps whiten skin from within: Neutrogena HealthyWhite Complex helps boost the whitening process and helps reduce the appearance of melanin and uneven pigmentation.
  • Helps protect skin from photo damage: UVA/UVB formula with SPF 30 helps shield skin from darkening and photo damage.
  • Dermatologist tested. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic.
  • Usage: AM (after toning; before sun exposure)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 PA++ 40ml (P719.75)

We're not fans of this lotion but it does moisturize the skin and it has SPF. However, this makes the skin look shiny and oily, and it leaves a slight white cast when applied. If you want to try this, make sure to only use a small amount.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening UV Moisture SPF 50 PA+++ with Helioplex
  • Advanced daily sun protection lotion with Helioplex that gives superior protection against UVA/UVB rays. It helps to prevent appearance of brown spots and skin darkening due to sun exposure, as well as new dark melanin from forming. Protective multi-vitamin complex with antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C and E, and green tea extract helps prevent environmental damage that may accelerate the signs of aging. In a lightweight moisturizing texture that is oil-free and non-sticky, it provides you with needed hydration and protection for maintaining fair, even-toned skin.
  • Dermatologist tested. PABA-free. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic.
  • Usage: AM (after moisturizing or as moisturizer; as makeup base; before sun exposure)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening UV Moisture SPF 50 PA+++ 30ml (P660.00)

This sunblock has a matte finish, very ideal for oily skin. This is actually my favorite product in the entire range. I used this on my face last time I went to the beach, and did not get sunburned at all! It's moisturizing enough, and is also a great makeup base. It's a perfect product for people on-the-go.
My sister and I prefer this over the Fine Fairness Lotion.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum
  • Double your skin's whitening power for even-toned lasting translucent fairness.
  • This breakthrough high penetrating formula penetrates beneath the skin surface and deactivates melanin production at the source for a renewed visibly brightened skin tone. Powered by upgraded Neutrogena HealthyWhite Complex with pure Retinol and Lily, stubborn dark spots are visibly lightened for a lasting even-toned translucent fairness from within. Clinically proven to show visible results in just 3 weeks.
  • Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Oil-free.
  • Usage: PM (after toning, before moisturizing)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum 30ml (P999.00)

At first, my sister used this serum day and night and that left her skin feeling a bit dry. Since this serum has retinol, which can make skin more sensitive to the sun, then it's better to just use this at night. After 4 months of usage (in the evening), my sister is not really sure what this gel-cream like serum does for her skin (maybe its because she does not have dark spots to begin with), but she liked how her skin felt after patting on this serum.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream
  • Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream is a daily whitening cream that helps protect skin against the appearance of melanin to give you an even, translucent skin tone and long lasting moisturization for healthy, fair skin with a rosy glow. Whitening complex with exclusive Essential Soy works within the skin's surface to boost the whitening process, while helping to reduce the appearance of melanin and pigmentation and helping to protect new skin cells from melanin.
  • Dermatologist tested. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic.
  • Usage: PM (after toning; after serum)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream 50g (P774.75)

Wake up to rosier, more radiant skin with this moisturizer! This product moisturizes without the greasy feel.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Deep Whitening Mask
  • Continuous whitening all night for lasting translucent fairness.
  • All new improved Neutrogena Fine Fairness Deep Whitening Mask immediately brightens skin tone and whitening essence is designed to continuously lighten melanin beneath skin layers all night to give you lasting translucent fairness.
  • Featuring new 3D Push-In fabric that not only contains more upgraded HealthyWhite Complex, but also has a unique 3D stretchable design that fits closely to face to push more essence deep beneath skin layers, providing 3 times more essence for absorption. Even after mask is removed, a reservoir of essence works like an invisible mask beneath the skin layers through the night.
  • Dermatologist safety-tested. Non-comedogenic.
  • Usage: PM (after cleansing, once a week)
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Deep Whitening Mask 30g x 5 sheets (P990.00)

This hydrating mask hugs the contours of your face snugly. It leaves skin bright and glowing after use. The downside of this mask is that it is pricey and that the effects are temporary. After 3 days, the skin does not look as glowing as it was, but this goes for all face masks.

Recommended products worth repurchasing in the Neurogena Fine Fairness Range:
  1. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser
  2. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner
  3. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening UV Moisture SPF 50 PA+++
  4. Neutrogena Fine Fairness Deep Whitening Mask
Whitening? Not that much, as my sister's skin was fair to begin with. It did make her skin look more even though.
Brightening? Her skin looks so much healthier. It radiates with health!
Smoothing? Her skin is smoother and softer, with less blemishes.
Moisturizing? This range does the job well in moisturizing her skin.

Her skin is now at her best state (since she started having acne at 12 years old), thanks to Neutrogena!

The Neutrogena Fine Fairness Range is available at Watsons and Beauty by SM.

Disclaimer: What works for the reviewer may not work for you. Please purchase at your own discretion.



  1. do neutrogena fairness serum have side effects when uesd by teenagers

    1. For the serum, maybe it's best use by those ages 18+ due to the potent active ingredients. Plus, young teens need not use serums yet. Less is more. :)

  2. Is neutrogena fine fairness cream suitable for.. say like 16?

  3. Is neutrogena fine fairness cream suitable, for say like... 16?

    1. I think it's okay for teens to use this moisturizer. :)

  4. Does the cream lightens the dark spots?

    1. I think so, with continuous/consistent usage. It can improve the appearance of post-acne marks.

  5. My face skin problem is drying and with freckle. How is it?

  6. My face skin is so dry, brown and with freckle. How is this product?

    1. For dryness, you might like Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream.

      I tried this line too, and I didn't see a huge difference on the few freckles that I've got.

      In our house, the most repurchased item from this range is the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner, as it really brightens the skin! However, it's now repackaged at 150ml.

  7. do i apply powder and some cream after applying ...serum on my face ?

  8. do i use powder and face cream... after applying serum on my face ?

    1. The order for that is serum > cream > powder. :)

  9. can Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream any side effect for oily skin?

    1. The cream is rich, so it's best to use it only at night if you have oily skin.

  10. Can you please tell me when Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 PA++ 40ml will be available back in india

  11. Hi,

    I recently bought the neutrogena serum and its been 4 days since i have been applying this serum followed by a moisturizer but for past 2 days i have noticed my skin becoming dull and dark.
    I really want to know if its a bad indicator for my skin.
    I have very light acne scars. The purpose of getting this product was only to make my skin brighter.
    Please do let me know what to do???????

  12. I read your comments and yes I do agree that less is more. Some whitening creams sold here in the Philippines aren't exactly all safe. If you'd ask me I'd rather use organic substances than chemicals that are being advertised as effective.


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