Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence Review

by jomol on September 8, 2012 · 6 comments

Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence Review

Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence Review

In the Dabur Uveda Face Pack review, I had mentioned how the Montagne Jeunesse Sensuous Spice Masque had caused stinging and had left a patch on my face.  I tried to get rid of it in many ways, none seemed to work.  I had heard a lot of you praising Vichy products for their effectiveness, so I tried to look in the brand “Vichy” for some de-pigmentation product. I found Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence on one of the online shopping websites at a good price.  I had to get rid of the patch and I was ready to try every trick in the book, Vichy seemed to have a good reputation, the only hitch was the price, but I had to have it.  I could depigment the patch and get fairer in the bargain, I thought!  Here’s me reviewing the above-said product.  Please read on:

Bi White

Product Description:

Deep cell whitening.  Depigments cells deeper in the epidermis.  DRM-White.  Targets melanin in even deeper skin layers. Flawless transparency and luminosity from deep within.  Visibly reduced brown spots.  Tested on Asian sensitive skin. Paraben free.  Most women are concerned about their brown spots, uneven complexion, and dull skin tone.  They consider their skin lacking radiance.  This is not only due to pigment overproduction in the epidermis, but due to the dysfunction of melanin regulators deeper in the dermis.  Vichy Deep Cell Whitening is boosted by LHA to penetrate deep down in the epidermis and depigment cells.  Reinforced with the new DRM-White  New Whitening Complex, enriched with a natural extract, controls the biological signal of melanin synthesis in even deeper layers to target pigmentation at its source.

Price:

Rs. 940 for 15 ml.

Ingredients:

Whitening Essence

How To Use:

Apply every morning and/or night within your whitening skin care routine.

My Take on Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence:

This product from Vichy looks like one of those ointments which would have been prescribed by some dreary-looking dermatologist.  Its a really tiny tube with a slightly medium consistency white fluid that smells, well, “ointmenty.”  This essence is white in colour.  Since I only had a patch to depigment, I used only a bit for each time use.  The white lotion does not completely disappear into the skin, so if you are working or going out, you cannot obviously wear it at that time.  Wear it during evening or night time.  I used this Vichy essence day in and day out on my patch and over a period of 4 weeks, the patch disappeared.

Vichy Bi White Essence

This essence won’t work like a magic potion.  One would have to use regularly and diligently over a period of time and only then some result would be visible.  It does not whiten complexion or anything, but it does depigment SLOWLY.  A 4-week time frame is required for it to show results.

Vichy Whitening Essence

Only because I had an urgency to get rid of the patch, I used it that regularly over a period of time, otherwise, I would have dumped it after 7 or 10 days.

Also, I think it would have worked sooner if I had used the essence in conjunction with other whitening products from this brand.  Since, I did not, there were not any remarkable results.

White Essence

That’s it, I have got rid of the patch, and I am over and out with Vichy’s Whitening Essence :)

Pros of Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence:

  • Works SLOWLY over a long period to show results.
  • Paraben free.
  • Hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin like mine.
  • Claims to have Deep Cell Whitening and DRM White technology.

Whitening

Cons of Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence:

  • This essence is very “ointmenty.”
  • Price is a bit high for a 15 ml product.
  • Should be used in conjunction with other whitening skin care routine for better results.
  • Since the essence is white and of medium consistency, it won’t get completely absorbed into the skin, it would leave a whitish cast on the skin.
  • WORKS VERY SLOWLY, give it 4 weeks at least.

Would I Repurchase Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence?

No, I want that elusive “magic potion” which would save my damn skin from all its problems, Normaderm, I am going to try you next :)

Do I Recommend Vichy Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence?

No.

IMBB Rating:

3/5.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ila September 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Oh this is perfect for me! thanks for letting us know Jomol!

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Surbhi September 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I need a depigmentation cream but its too pricey :( i am double minded about this.

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Rati September 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Jomo but then the patch disappeared no.. slow aaye but durust aaye kinds. :D :D

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Bhumika September 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Oh :( But good if it worked for u over time..

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Paddy September 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Nice review Jomol!
One product to undo the after effects of another product :|

and I happened to read somewhere just few days ago…all these bi-white range tubes need to be handled with care..one small opening and the cream may get oxidised…may be thats the reason for less amount…

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Aarbee September 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Jomol, tell me something, were you using anything else along with this whitening essence for depigmenting or whitening? like other products or masks? because if it was a patch caused due to some product, it would normally take about 3-4 weeks to disappear. So I am thinking if it was actually the product that made it disappear or our skin’s natural healing process?
And is this good for oily skin?

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