rephase d whiteGrowing 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.

Stila Angel Light Whitening Powder FoundationStila Angel Light Whitening Powder Foundation (~$47) was an Asian exclusive but thanks to its super cute packaging, I went through great lengths to get it.

The powder comes with SPF24+ and whitening properties to brighten your skin. I did not see any whitening effect but the high SPF is definitely a plus. The finish is also very matte yet it does not accentuate any dry patches.

The one thing I do not like, however, is the color. While I got it in my usual Stila shade (C), the foundation is very yellow and when it oxidizes, it gets darker by almost a shade.

As much as I love the cute packaging, I will not repurchase after I run out.