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Today, I will be reviewing a cream which my derma gave me for my pigmentation problem. The cream is Uriage Depiderm cream and it is especially for dark spots and pigmentation. I have quite a lot of pigmentation around my mouth and chin area. Honestly, I have seen this problem in almost all girls I have met, I even questioned one of my derma, but she just said it is a genetic problem and we cannot do anything about it!! So dumb! When I went to my old derma in Mumbai, he prescribed this cream to me and asked to apply it for 3 months on the entire face only in the night before sleeping. I have been using this cream since 2 months now and hence thought let me review this product. Was it helpful or not? Please read on.
What Does the Company Say:
The company says its a shock treatment for all types of hyperpigmentation (recent or confirmed dark spots) on the face, neck and hands.
This product has a depigmentation complex made of Nicotinamide, which acts on several levels of the pigmentation process. It encourages the elimination of dark spots by reducing their size and intensity. The exfoliating action of AHA boosts this performance
A depigmentation complex.
A high tolerance formula.
A pleasant texture for the face, neck and hands.
Excellent make-up base.
Instructions For Use:
Apply morning and evening as shock treatment to existing dark spots. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Uriage Thermal Water – AHA-BHA – Licorice – Nicotinamide – Vectorized vitamin C – Titanium dioxide.
Fragrance-free – Preservative-free.
High tolerance: Hypoallergenic – Non-comedogenic.
My Take on Uriage Depiderm Cream:
This is the most expensive product which I have ever bought for my skin care! When my derma gave me the prescription for this, I had no idea it would be so expensive. My mom was ordering a few medicines for my dad on the phone and I just asked her to order this one too and when the bill came, I was shocked to know that this one costed around 1850 bucks! After spending a fortune, I had very high expectations from this product and honestly it did not meet any 🙁 Uriage is a big brand in France with a wide product range. In all of their products, they use Thermal Water which is isotonic water, which means it is in perfect osmosis with the skin. It respects the integrity of the skin cells. As well tolerated as a physiological serum, it alters neither the size nor the volume of the cells. Uriage Thermal Water is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive and reactive. For more info on Uriage Thermal Water, please visit their website here.
The product is cream in color and of very light consistency. The bottle comes with a pump and one pump is enough for the entire face and neck. It spreads well and does not leave any oily sheen behind. The cream has a very medicated smell, but nothing too much and its pretty mild and fades away in a few seconds. After paying so much for this product, I was expecting miracles from it! I have been using this product regularly since last 2 months and honestly, I don’t see any major difference in my skin nor in my pigmentation problem 🙁 though pigmentation around my mouth and chin area seems to be reduced, but very little, no major difference at all. Also, two months is quite a long time for any cream to start showing its effects, but unfortunately this one didn’t do much for my pigmentation and dark spot problem.
My doctor suggested me to use it for 3 months and so I will be doing it, but I don’t think it will remove my pigmentation completely. It may be that using it for long term may help in pigmentation, but for the price I am paying, I expected it to show results faster. I would rather try Estee Lauder or Lancome products next time I want to spend a fortune.
Pros of Uriage Depiderm Anti Brown Spots Intensive Depigmenting Cream
- It does help in lighting pigmentation, but takes a very long time for the effect to show.
- Consistency of the cream is quite light and gets absorbed easily.
- It does not leave any oily sheen behind.
Cons of Uriage Depiderm Anti Brown Spots Intensive Depigmenting Cream
- Takes a really long time for any effect to be shown on pigmentation.
- Highly expensive product!
- Availability may be a problem and it may not be easily available with all chemists as its a product from France.
Do I Recommend:
I would not personally recommend this cream to anyone, but if your derma asks you to, then you can try, it didnt work on me, so that does not mean it will not work on anyone else, but given the choice, I would not buy this once again. There are other reasonably cheaper products available, which I am eyeing for my pigmentation problem like Kojic Cream. Will try that and let you guys know how it turns out.
Hope this was helpful, till next time,
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