I’m not a fan of getting bleaching done at parlours because so many variants are available in stores easily. I don’t bleach myself often, may be once every 3-4 months or maybe before some very special occasion like a wedding in the family or of close friend’s. It is very easy to do at home, so I choose to go for these home packs rather than the salons’. I especially like the “Fem” range. Two of the other variants have been reviewed on IMBB:
Do go through them as other reviewers’ have pointed out some important points:
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I usually prefer the “Gold Glow” one because it really does give a beautiful glow! Other than this, I also like this “Blueberry” one and since I have a wheatish complexion, it works very well for me.
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Product Description (From the Dabur Website):
Your skin is in a constant battle with damaging elements like dust, UV rays and pollution. This takes a toll on your skin, making it look dull, tanned and lifeless. Fem Bleach gives you an edge in this everyday battle by lessening the burden on your skin and undoing the damage caused. It also ensure that you get a perfect result each time, gently and in minutes, providing you with the loving care that your skin deserves.
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Fem Milk and Pearl Bleach:
• Best suited for wheatish to dark skin tones
• With the essence of Milk & Pearl
• Fixed pre-ratios for best result each time
• Instant fairness in 15 minutes
• No tears. Pleasant & fruity experience of
• Soothing blue colour.
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18 months from Date of Manufacture.
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Aqua, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Polyoxyethylene 20, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Stannate Trihydrate, Ortho Phosphoric Acid, Di-Sodium EDTA.
Powder Activator’s Key Ingredient:
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Available in 4 pack sizes:
- Single use: Rs. 26 – 6.6 gm.
- 04 uses: Rs. 39 – 26.4 g
- 08 uses: Rs. 63 – 52.8 g
- 40 uses: Rs. 135 – 237.6 g
Directions For Use:
My Thoughts on Fem Fairness Creme Bleach – Blueberry with Milk and Pearl:
Though it says to use after every 21 days, I do not think that it is a good idea at all. This contains some very strong chemicals. It should be used as less as possible. To keep track of the dates when you use it, they provide a very convenient space on the inner flap to jot the dates down.
It contains the cream, the activator, a plastic spatula and an instructional paper.
The packaging is all plastic, decent enough, but I really feel it could have been sturdier. The plastic insert in cream tub is very flimsy and once it’s off, it was near impossible to put it back on; it kept sinking into the cream, but the lid of the very strong active powder (with pretty blue crystals) is very sturdy!
It says in the instruction to mix the contents in the ratio of 6 g of cream with 0.6 g of activator. With single use packs, it is very easy as it contains only 6 g+0.6 g of product, but for multiple use packs, it is not at all easy to figure out how much is 6 g or 0.6 g! I tried to eye-ball the mixture by taking out 1/8th each of cream and powder in the lid, but it was just a guess. For a 4-use pack, it must be easier, but I had an 8-use pack.
I was not at all comfortable with the decision to just guess the amounts. Because if I had taken more of the powder, it could burn my skin and if I had taken less, then I was afraid it would have no effect. I was so sick of second guessing myself that I decided to dump the entire quantity of the powder into the cream!
While mixing it up, the cream starts to swell in volume because of the reaction between the cream and powder. The surface area of the flat spatula was too big and caused the mixture to overflow, so I had to use something finer and I used the back of a brush.
The volume kept on increasing and there was too much of product to hold in the tub, so I had to scoop some of it out.
I was then thinking I will end up wasting most of it as it was meant for 7 uses and I had mixed it all up, but I was left with just half the initial amount after applying it just on my face and neck. I can surely say that I didn’t slap it on in excess, I just made sure it was thick enough to just cover all the facial hair.
I applied this remaining amount on my arms and my feet, but there wasn’t enough for the whole of my feet, so I just applied it from the toes to just near the ankles. Can you make it out where the “fairness” ends and begins on my foot? I added some arrows to show the zig-zag line formed on my foot (I had very little product left, so could not apply it in a neat line, I was trying to spread it out as much as I can, hence the zig-zag demarcation). I was happy to see how instantly it just gave such a “clean” look! So, if you have fine hair, it will bleach it out, if no hair, then it just makes the skin glow.
I use this primarily to lighten my facial hair, so it worked fabulously for that, I hope this next image will show that. It does cause a little redness, but that goes down after a while. My experience therefore was very satisfactory with this product. :yes: :yes: :yes:
Pros of Fem Fairness Creme Bleach – Blueberry with Milk and Pearl:
- True to its claims.
- Excellent for wheatish to dark skin as it does not make one look “white,” it just gives a good glow and bleaches the hair to a color that gels in with the skin.
- Works in 15 minutes.
- Convenient space available on the pack to keep a track of the dates one may use this on.
- The spatula provided is excellent for spreading the product on the face.
- Easy to use.
- Very economical.
- Does not cause any damage to my sensitive skin.
- Does not have a strong fragrance.
- Easily available in India.
- Available in different size packs; you can choose the quantity according to your use.
Cons of Fem Fairness Creme Bleach – Blueberry with Milk and Pearl:
- The packaging for multiple use packs, regarding how exactly to mix tiny amounts like 6 g and 0.6 g without error is difficult!!! The only options are to either guess and take a chance with your skin or use up the entire amount at one go.
- It has strong chemicals, so one should be very careful while using it. At home, one is completely responsible for themselves, regarding the amount to apply, the time to leave it on, the way to spread it, etc.; so it does take some getting used to.
4/5, does what it says for sure, but the packaging could have been a little more thoughtful and convenient.
Do I Recommend Fem Fairness Creme Bleach – Blueberry with Milk and Pearl?
Yes, enough said! :toothygrin: But yes, please do test it out before using if you will be a first-time user and follow the directions to the “T.” Buy the pack that has the quantity you would need. I have used the single-use one as well and that is really sufficient for the face and neck.
I hope this helped!
Happy Bleaching! 😀
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