I’ve been using this whitening cream lately post summer and didn’t write about a review until I have fully maximized its use and truly saw its results. Since I bought this last March and was still juggling between moisturizers that are still not yet used in my vanity case, I wanted to use this when I can truly say that I wouldn’t be going anywhere near the beach anytime in the future. Yes, the tropical climate in the Philippines will make you want to object but when July and La Niña comes, that is the perfect time to stay indoors and work on getting your skin back to normal (pre-summer).

Olay White Radiance | InstyleCebu Skin Care Review

Say hello to a drugstore find favorite Olay White Radiance UV Whitening Cream! Olay’s White Radiance UV Whitening Cream promises a lot to skin types from combination to oily! Olay is known for their top of the line natural skin care products and are designed to help your skin in many different ways. Is this really a breakthrough in skin care research?


Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 6%, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyacrylamide/ C13-14 Isoparaffin/ Laureth-7, PTFE, Steareth-21, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide/ Dimethylpolysiloxane, Dimethicone/ Dimethiconol, Mica/ Titanium Dioxide, Behenyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonsedate, DMDM hydantoin/ Iodopropynyl butycarbamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Steareth-2, Niacinamide, Disodium EDTA, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Morus Alba Root Extract.

My notes:

  • The non-oily consistency of the cream is different than lotion because it is thicker and densier. This is not a good thing for me because I like greasy creams and the fact that I know there is something going on in my face after putting it on. The Olay White Radiance UV Cream absorbs right away and you wouldn’t even notice.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Slight white cast residue that disappears for a while.
  • I love the radiant matte finish.
  • It had UV reflectors and whitening particles to whiten skin, visibly reduces spots and make pores smaller.
  • Although the cream was comfortable settling in on my face, I broke out once and twice which I think isn’t really a serious problem. I believe that since your face is still adjusting to the novelty of a new

How to put on Olay White Radiance UV Whitening Cream:

Always make certain your face is clean. Apply on the T-zone area then finish with the rest of the face and neck. I heard that if you scrunch up your face (which is always the case – admit it!) while putting on face creams, your skin will show early signs of sagging and wrinkles. For external use only. Best to apply in the mornings. Leave on for a while before putting on makeup.

Olay White Radiance UV Whitening Cream

Skin whitening is normally achieved using various products such as skin whitening cream

This hub won’t be judgmental but I had to get that out the way because there is nothing wrong with wanting to be whiter. And there is nothing wrong with wanting to be tanned or darker. What is wrong is to believe that lighter skin or darker skin is better or superior.

Best ingredients:

Niacinamide, Mulberry Extracts and skin nourishing vitamin to enhance skin’s natural radiance from within
UVA/UVB protection SPF19 to protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, major causes of dull and dark skin

My skin type is dry and not oily which is probably why the Olay White Radiance isn’t really doing  much for me. I might need the extra whitening element to do its job because I was heavily tanned during the summer and being inside a tall building mostly during the day will make its job easier, so yes, in the meantime, the Olay White Radiance Cream will be useful for now but I don’t think I’ll buying again another jar in the future. When I say heavily tanned, I didn’t mean that I am the type of person who gets swayed by all those whitening products in the market that says being fair and white represents beauty. Women of all color are beautiful and being a brown-skinned Filipina is just absolutely stunning! There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be lighter, too, but deciding if lighter skin or darker skin is more superior than the other is ridiculous. If you were born with it, embrace it.

Filipinas are exotic after all. *wink*

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