Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20 Review

by Tara on January 11, 2012 · 36 comments

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20

Hello Ladies!

Today, I am going to review Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20.

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Product Description:
Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream is a daily whitening cream that is specially formulated to protect the inner skin against melanin to give a more translucent looking skin tone. Neutrogena Healthy White Complex™ (containing Essential SoyTM, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C and Portulaca) boosts the whitening process and helps reduce the appearance of melanin and uneven pigmentation. Helps protect skin cells against melanin formation. Promotes fairness and translucence. Delivers long-lasting moisturisation.


Rs. 299 for 50 g.

Directions To Use:

Apply liberally to face and neck after cleansing and toning. Dab a small amount onto the tips of your fingers and work the cream into your face in a circular motion. Use daily for optimum effect and smoother skin.

Neutrogena fairness cream


It comes in a tub form with a screw lid and a plastic cover with flap.


  • Phyto-lily extract – Blocks signals that transmission the production of melanin.
  • Stabilized vitamin C – powerful antioxidant that blocks free radicals and inhibits tyrosinase to reduce melanin formation.The stable form ensures prolonged release for long lasting healthy glow.
  • Vitamin B3 – Renews cell and inhibits melanin transfer to keratinocytes, Essential Soy – Also limit transfer of melanin for fairer skin.
  • Portulaca – calming properties lighten skin by soothing irritation, Retinol – Nourish and polish outer epidermis by enhancing synthesis of new collagen and cell renewal.
  • Helioplex – helps UVA defense stay strong & steady, upto 3 times strong.
  • Broad spectrum UVA and UVB filters – minerals like mica and titanium dioxide enhance the reflection of light off the skin making it flawless and radiant.

My Take on Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20:

This is my first cream from the Neutrogena brand, therefore, I was a little skeptical as well as excited to use it. I started applying this cream regularly after bath and before heading to work.  I have mixed reactions about this cream.  It is a little creamy white with thinner but not running consistency. After application, I feel it makes my skin look oily and little bit on the greasier side.  Though it is fine later after I use my compact, but otherwise, my face looks a little oily, like it does after using a sunscreen.  I have normal skin and my previous cream “Olay White” used to make my face look better!

I think due to SPF, I cannot really use it as a night cream, else it would have been best suited for that purpose 😛 On the other hand, I don’t really mind the greasy feeling as long as it moisturizes my skin and makes it soft and that too without any chemicals like parabens. Since only a tiny bit is required to cover my face, I think this cream will go a long way.

Here’s the swatch:


Blended into my skin. Shiny right?

day cream

Pros of Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20:

  • Nice, light smell.
  • Moisturizes my skin well.
  • Does not break me out or cause any irritation except when it comes into contact with the eyes.
  • Does not contain harsh chemicals like parabens.
  • Added advantage of SPF 20.
  • Contains healthy white complex which comprises of essential soy, stabilized vitamin C, vitamin B3, portulace.  Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Decently priced.
  • Dermatologist-recommended product.
  • Easily available.

Cons of Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20:

  • Makes my skin greasy/oily on application.
  • No ingredients list on the tub.
  • Irritates eyes if it comes into contact with them accidentally.
  • May leave a white cast if not blended properly or applied in an excess amount.
  • Tall claims though I didn’t find any improvement.

Do I Recommend Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream with SPF 20?

Definitely but not for oily-skinned beauties.



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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Aru January 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

this might sound scary but i have tried so many products on my face in the quest for that perfect skin and now i have realized the success of a product is when any particular product doesnt break me out or make my skin dry or has any other adverse effect :toothygrin: i would have loved to have tried this product but I wont..also luckily me a combinaion skin type so it wud not have suited me in any case ..whew!! so relieved..


Nupur January 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

:yes: :yes: :yes:


Akhila January 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

hey Aruna, I tried this one….I have a combi skin and felt this broke my skin….so presented it to hubby boy 🙂 me happies…atleast one thing out of my list. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


TA January 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

😆 😆 😆 😆


TA January 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Yes Aru…finding that perfect cream is a never ending quest… :scream: :scream: :scream: I really expected it to be an effective one as Neutrogena seems to be a promising brand…but disappointed… :smug: :smug:


Shami January 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm

not for my combination skin :nono: :nono: :nono:
:waytogo: nice review tara


TA January 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Thanks Shami!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


dimpi January 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

this wnt work for oily skin beauties like me…. :nono:


TA January 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Yup Dimpi, not at all!!! :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:


Rati January 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

i have used a few products form this range and nothing has shown any visible results. This one still sounds decent. Nice and detailed review. :))


TA January 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thankooooooooo Rati…. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: seriously after reading the detailed ingredients list I was totally shocked with it performance….. :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:


Rashmita January 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

:waytogo: nice review…but this is so very shiny :nonono:


TA January 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Yup Rashmita….that shiny thing is so very :struggle: :struggle: disappointing :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:


Visakhi January 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

i love neutrogena brand… but this one is not for oily skin… Thanks for the review..


TA January 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm

U r welcome Visakhi!!! :teddy: :teddy:


Sukanya January 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

nice review :thumbsup:


TA January 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

:thanks: :thanks: Sukanya!


Noorie January 12, 2012 at 8:31 am

Thanks for the review, Tara! 🙂
I’ve had a bad experience with most of the neutrogena products I’ve used, this included. 🙁


TA January 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

Welcome Noorie… :happydance: :happydance: yeah its disappointing…. :shame: :shame:


TA January 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

Good Morning Everyone :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Aru January 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

good morning TA.. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: whats happening this morning?


TA January 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

This morning I’m in a silk sari and fasting Aru :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ….so having tough time in office refusing all chatter-patter eatables :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: and my tea…….. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:


TA January 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

How about u? U know I just saw few skirts on FnU site :woot: :woot: :woot: ….with same length as Rati’s 😉 😉 😉


Ramya January 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

Good morning TA and Aru!!!!


TA January 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

GA Ramya…how r u doing today and wassup?


Ramya January 12, 2012 at 11:35 am

Personally, the fine fairness range doesn’t suit me at all. The under eye cream actually made my eye area stretchy :((
But I am absolutely in love with Neutrogena sunblock and the oil-free moisturizer.. (not from the fine fairness range) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


TA January 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

By now Ramya, I think I have come to believe that there must something off-beat in this fairness range stuff else why wud so many of us have the same disappointing view…. :shame: :shame:


Shubha March 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Hey yesterday I bought this cream…It has shiny effect on my face…
I dint find any xtraordinary thing on in this cream…but u can use this product as foundation…plust it wont harm your skin as foundation does…so this is a plus point for me…
nyway suggest more..coz m a cosmetic lover..nd i try different brands on my face…


Shubha March 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm



Anu January 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

Well, I hv had a very bad experience with this cream. It does leave the face with a very white & oily cast, that is very unnatural. And after a while my mum says it makes my face look dark!!! which I also feel is right :(.
It did not improve my experience in any season, whether summer, winter or rainy season.

Also, the worst part is that it always stings my eyes, no matter how carefully I apply it.
So i gave it to my mom, and she also ended up “crying”, teary eyed, every time she applied it!!!

But I really like their Dry Touch Ultra Sheer sunscreen with SPF 50. 🙂


Shipra March 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I have had a very very bad experience with this cream. I really hate this cream. 🙁


Shipra March 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I have had a very very bad experience with this cream. I really hate this cream.


sana March 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I hv had a very vary bad experience. I really HATE this cream. :-


Mitu June 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

my skin is very oily also acne ..i have tried this cream bt after apply on my skin my skin look so much oily n dark where as my skin is fair ,,actually dis cream not good at all my money jst has spoiled to buy dis cream..


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