If, like me, you suffer from clearly noticeable hyper-pigmentation, you’re probably always looking for the next-best-thing to get rid of it. That’s why I couldn’t wait to try the JO For Women Skin Brightener. It’s a paraben-free cream formulated from natural skin lighteners, which claims to deliver brighter skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots and uneven areas.
Whenever something I’m going to put in or on my body has a lengthy list of ingredient names I have a hard time pronouncing, I do a little investigating to find out what they are. Luckily, none are known to be harmful, although there have been questions about a couple possibly causing skin irritation after long-term exposure. Though, one thing is certain, all of these are not natural ingredients, a good chunk of them being man-made chemicals.
Ingredients: Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Shea Butter, Cetearyl Methicone and Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Squalane, Cocoa Seed Butter, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Willow Bark Extract, Diazaolidinyl Urea, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate, Acrylates Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol
How To Use It
This cream is recommended for lightening the vaginal, anal and nipple areas, but can basically be used on any external area of the body. Twice a day, pump out small amounts this perfectly textured cream and massage them onto the skin you wish to lighten, until it has been fully absorbed. As with most topical products, you need to give it a decent amount of time before expecting to see any changes, making sure to follow the directions.
I went into using this brightening cream hopeful and confident the results would give me something to smile about, but they were much more lackluster than I imagined. Experimenting on the areas around my nipples, vagina, and anus, I applied the cream according to the instructions for two months. The System Jo website doesn’t specify an amount of time for which using this product should yield results, but I did find some information from searching on the web, most of which noted 30 days as the ideal amount of time. So after using it for a month to no avail, I gave it a little longer. Still, I noticed minuscule changes, ones you really have to be looking for to see, and only on my aerolas. The darker pigmentation didn’t diminish, but did appear smoother and somewhat more blended, not standing out as harshly.
For me, this cream just didn’t get the job done. But it’s important to note I have light brown skin, so minimal reduction could be caused by a number of things- this particular product is geared towards lighter shades of skin, needs more time to yield significant results on naturally tanned skin, or it could just not work as it claims (which I don’t want to believe).
My expectations of the JO For Women brightening cream, a topical product promising significant changes in the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, were high, yet left unmet. While I experienced barely noticeable reduction in only one of the areas I used it, the cream may work for people with fairer skin tones- so it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. But if you have naturally tanned skin, this is not something I’d recommend.
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