I rarely use lotion but when I went back home from a beach trip, with an uneven skin tone due to too much sun exposure, I knew I had to slather some whitening lotion on my arms and legs. I searched the net and came across Mistine White Spa Extra Whitening Lotion. It has good reviews on Girltalk so I had to try it to see if it works.
Why I Love: It makes my skin soft and smooth. The lotion is easy to apply.
Why I Hate: First the smell. I get easily nauseous with overly scented products and this lotion is just too fragrant for me. Its floral scent is overpowering for me and it stays on for a while, which is usually a good thing for lotions, but not for me coz I just can't breathe. hehe! Second, I don't see myself using this when classes starts. I use lotion with SPF in the morning and I just can't always shower when I get home tired from school at night so I think I won't be able to use this when school starts because it has no SPF. Third, this item is so hard to find cause SM and Watson's always run out of this product
Ingredient: Main whitening ingredients are Alpha and Beta Arbutin.
Packaging: Very feminine with its pink color. The bottle is kinda tall because of its really big cap (1/3 of the whole bottle is the cap), which is very deceiving in terms of the content. It is easy to get the lotion out even if there's only a few left. All I need is a little shake and squeeze.
Availability: SM Department Stores, Watsons, Tutuban, 168, multiply, Hongkong. Recently this product is being phased out in the malls making it hard to find.
Price: I bought mine for P160 at SM cause it was on sale but its regular price is P200 for a 200mL bottle. It is also P200 online excluding shipping.
I've almost consumed the whole 200mL bottle applying the lotion on my arms and legs and I just don't see any significant changes. I don't know if I am just impatient or the product is really not working for me. Either way I won't repurchase.