Growing up in Asia, I have always been taught that a pale, pigmentation-free complexion is the ideal beauty. I began my hunt for the perfect whitening product ever since I was 15 and after years and years of searching, I think I have finally found the one!
Developed by Dr. Raffaello Carullo and Dr. Fauzia Chaudhery at the Vivipharma laboratory in Italy, REphase D-White (Dermal White) is a progressive skin-lightening cream to effectively and safely remove skin discoloration that comes with age and sun exposure.
Unlike most whitening products on the market, D-White does not contain Hydroquinone, which can lead to cancer and even increased pigmentation. Instead, key ingredients include Alpha-Arbutin, Citric Acid aka Vitamin C and Zinc Oxide to suppress melanin production, fade deep tissue dark marks and provide UVA/UVB protection to prevent future pigmentation.
Because of its thicker texture, D-White is best used as a spot treatment on problem areas like the face, hands, shoulders and arms. I do not have much pigmentation on my body but thanks to all those SPF-less summer trips to Malaysia and Singapore when I was young, I did accumulate a decent amount of freckles on my cheeks.
I have been applying a pea-sized amount of D-White to my freckles every night for the past 3 weeks and holy moly, this stuff does work! While my freckles are still there, they have definitely faded within 2 weeks and I have never seen results this fast and effective – not even from the bleaching cream my derm gave me! I also love that the cream sinks in super fast, works wonderfully with my other skincare products and does not irritate my sensitive skin.
Since it can take up to 60 days for whitening products to show its full effect, I will keep using D-White. Stay tuned for an update next month!
* A sample of REphase D-White was sent to me for review but it is available at http://www.rephase.com for $60.
Update: REphase has been pulled out of the US and is no longer available on their website.