Gluta-C Intense Whitening -- putting the products to the test!
I was invited for an evening of fun and pampering at Freyja Day and Nail Spa last December 2011 by Gluta-C, a local skin whitening brand endorsed by the now super fair-skinned actress Jodi Sta. Maria. I've seen Jodi during her pre-Gluta-C days and I can assure you that she's not what you'd call maputi (white). Not dark, but definitely not maputi.
Now if Jodi's Gluta-C promo materials are any indication of the current state of her skin tone, you can now describe her as maputi. Of course, I have yet to see her in person again because I know too well how lighting and make-up can make anyone come off as fair-skinned.
Anyhow, back to the Gluta-C event. Fashion stylist Alyanna Martinez gave a brief talk on personal style, giving us tips on how to highlight our best features. She's living proof that you don't have to be model-skinny to look good. It's all about working with what you have -- wearing clothes that fit properly, accessorizing, choosing the right footwear... of course, being at your best includes having flawless skin!
After Alyanna's talk we were given a brief product orientation and some of us got treated to a Gluta-C Facial. We couldn't all do it at the same time so I chose to go ahead with the Vanna Goddess Whitening Hand and Foot Spa.
Gluta-C has a complete line of skin care products formulated to whiten, nourish, and protect your skin from the sun. All the products use Glutathione and Vitamin C as the main ingredients. There's soap, toner spritz, day cream, body moisturizer, and night serum.
For this post, I decided to give the Gluta-C Intensive Whitening Body Moisturizer a test run. My skin has been very dry ever since 2012 started and regular sunblock isn't cutting it. I need something that will protect me from the sun AND moisturize my skin at the same time.
It looks thick and creamy but it actually spreads easily and absorbs quickly. A few moments after massaging it into your skin it's completely gone with not even a hint of greasiness. Your skin also feels soft and smooth right after application. I really like the light, fresh-smelling citrus scent. It has SPF 25 so it's good for daily use. I don't recommend this for serious extended sun exposure like going to the beach or engaging in water sports (you will need something waterproof/sweatproof with a higher SPF for those activities) -- but this is sufficient for your daily traverse like driving/commuting to work.
A 125ml bottle of Gluta-C Intense costs P164.75. It's available at leading drugstores and department stores nationwide.
I went swimming a lot last December and so I've darkened quite a bit from my original skin color. The watch mark on my wrist proves it. I'm putting Gluta-C Intense Whitening products (soap, moisturizer, and the night serum) to the test by using them on my arms to see if they can whiten enough to even out my skin tone. I guess I'll see if it's effective after a few weeks? :)
Have you tried Gluta-C? How did it work for you?
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A skincare-obsessed 40-something mom who refuses to look it. I eat, I shop, I conquer! Game on!