Uriage Depiderm Anti Brown Spots Intensive Depigmenting Cream Review

Uriage Depiderm Anti Brown Spots Intensive Depigmenting Cream

Hi all,

Uriage Depiderm Anti Brown Spots Intensive Depigmenting Cream

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.

Price: 1850/-

Key Ingredients:


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 πŸ™ 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 πŸ™ 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.

Rating: 2/5.

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,

Take care.

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39 thoughts on “Uriage Depiderm Anti Brown Spots Intensive Depigmenting Cream Review

  1. Mee really going for sm treatment parita and thn trying oriflame product for pigmentation….tis is my planning fr nw :chewnails πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    1. I am currently planning to use natural homemade remedies then shelling out thousands of bucks! Its so damn useless and frustating πŸ™ which oriflame product are you trying?

  2. i really wonder what actually works for curing the pigmentation other than the direct skin care treatments at dermas. :(( No wonder concealer becomes your best friend after a point of time. πŸ™ thanks for saving the bucks, parita and i hope you find something that works for you. :-*

    btw kojic acid products.. take them with a pinch of salt. kojic acid is banned in many countries because of its high harmful effects. so def consult your derma before using it.

    1. Rati u have reviewed one Fab India depigmentation cream na and was very effective …. :methinks: :methinks: .BTW Parita do review if u find one nyc product for this:)

        1. ohhhhkaayyyy!!!! u kn even I have some pigmentation prob around my mouth area pata nahi kahan se aa gaya …..I hate this….skin care for diff skin type pe post karo na flawless skin achieve karne ke liye :preen:

    2. I have just tried this product yet for pigmentation and i do trust my derma a lot so gave it a try even after being so expensive but it really didnt help much..hardly any difference πŸ˜₯ what a big waste πŸ™ I saw review of falak on Emirati blog and asked her few questions..so once i am done with this I’ll probably will try that..other than that I am planning to start off with natural remedies..much better than wasting so much money na and derma treatments are very expensive Rati..even for laser they charge a bomb for one session and of course we need minimum 7 to 8 sessions :hunterwali:

      1. wud sun spots and pigmentation be the same thing? I used the lotus 3-n-1 matte sunblock and it was very effective for the dark spots around my mouth..mine cud also be age spots though.

      2. I recently discussed about pigmentation with a naturopathy expert, he said,” because we spend a lot of time in front of our computers, which emits rays that are harmful for our skin, we should be applying sunscreen like we apply it while going out”.
        Also, instead of going for cosmetics, go for diet improvement like include omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for skin as well as weight loss. You would not believe that walnuts, flax seeds are too good a source of omega 3 fatty acids aur logo ne inhe bekaar main hi badnaam karke rakha hai ki inhe khaan ese mote ho jaate hain :devil: Even almonds and amla are good for skin..and yes above all, WORKOUT PARI!!! no replacement to it, best way to increase your blood circulation and hence improve your skin.

        1. thanks nidhi…i have recently joined apna office ka gym πŸ˜€ also m eating almonds daily πŸ™‚ will try to follow your suggestions πŸ™‚ :thanks: :puchhi:

  3. its so frusterating to spend so much n get no results. thanks for reviewing this Parita.this is such a dud :spank: :spank: BTW try ripe papaya on ur skin.hv heard it works wonders for pigmentation. :puchhi:

  4. oh god, itna expensive fir bhi not effective 😐 😐 😐
    i wish this had worked, 😐 😐 i wud refred it to jinal then 😐 😐 😐

  5. again i would say i have used many medicated products for depigmentation cuz my forehead doesnt matches the color of rest of my face
    here what i have learnt
    hydroquinone is the most potent lightening agent but it is banned in many countries due to its carcinogenic (cancer causing ) potential. A friend of mine used to use metasone plus (hydroquinone + mometasone furoate + tretinoin i guess )..it worked wonders for her skin..she used it for 3 months continuously and her skin is still clear..thats what some dermas in india suggest..even if you’re using some hydroquinone preparation..discontinue it after 3 months and during the treatment dont forget to use a potent sunscreen.
    then i used a cream called kojivit prescribed by a derma in delhi apollo..now kojic acid is itself a very unstable agent and it oxidizes when it comes in contact with light and it becomes inactive thats why look for kojic acid depalmitate in the prep which is more stable. Kojivit contains depalmitate i guess..but then it didnt do too much for my skin
    i have used demelan prescribed by apollo doc only also..i guess it contains glycolic acid..thats again a lightening agent. it did nothing great
    my trusted derma once prescribed me tretinoin + hydroquinone and he used to microdermabrasion on my skin every 20 days for 3 months..My skin really improved during those 3 months
    and finally i was prescribed niltan cream which contains licoroce + arbutin + mulberry extract..pretty natural but now i am too scared to use it πŸ™„
    pheww..that was long !!!
    but all i meant to say is sometimes few prep work for some and done work for some.

  6. Parita………..when I read the review in the beginning, I was too happy that I could get something for hyperpigmented skin…lekin for Rs. 1800 plus, if it does not work, its such a disappointment………….hey, by the way, if you are trying any other cream and its succesful…please keep us posted :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

    1. I know Jomol…and with 1800 i was really expecting good results if not miracles! sure will definitely keep IMBB informed and will also share my experience πŸ™‚

      1. Parita….waise, I have heard Kimi has tried the Estee Lauder ka some night cream, which has worked for her wonderfully….like I forgot its name and its not available in india, have to get it shipped….but it has worked for her :)) but do keep me iinformed if something has worked for you ……..i have some marks which are pregnancy related…..I just want to get rid of them O:)

        1. yeah I know Estee Lauder synchronixed night repair one!! it has fabulous reviews but that too is kinda expensive..now saving some bucks to buy it πŸ˜€ may be someday in future πŸ˜‰

  7. and parita….kojic acid sensitive skin ke upar react karega kya….like hydroquinone and kojic acid creams do work against hyperpigmentation but even the slightest of sunlight, and they can react badly against the skin…………

    1. I have no idea about kojic acid Jomol as haven’t used yet but yes if we are applying something for hyperpigmentation..its better to apply a good sunblock when we go out..thanks for the info πŸ™‚

  8. OMG its so expensive . . . my derma has prescribed me a cream to remove my acne spots.. n that one works better coz my big red spots hv considerably reduced… ur rite invest in lance product instead … they had concentrate cream for dark spots .. maybe that one ll work better

  9. wow 1850/- and still doesnt work hmmn… :thanks: parita for the wonderful review! my derm prescribed brite day cream for pigmentation! it does work quite well….u might want to check it with ur dr.!

  10. these hyper pigmentation probles really suck..even i have pigmentation on my forehead and lately another one has developed on my chek..coin sizedd:((eeww….soo ugly it looks…
    sincce past 10 yrs even i have been visiting dermas for complete treatment..but such a thing doesnt exist coz as long as there is sun ,we hyper pigmentation prone souls r doomed:(
    i have also undergone multiple chelica peels,using sun screens and skin ligthening agents…theres on and off effect…sad….now i have learnt to live with it…but kayas products have helped me to a great extent i must say to make it somewhat close to normal if not totally normal

  11. Hi I am Australian but of greek heritage. I am 59 years old. My daughter gave me this product as she got it free as she is a proffesional writer for health and beauty products, attends many launches and receives products to review etc. I have excellent skin for my age, however, I had developed some light brown spots, uneven skin tone and dullness over my cheek area to usual great olive complexion. I also developed in my older years noticeable, grey pigmentation on my chin, which is of my most concern as it appears like bruising. To be honest, I have only used this product for 3 days now, twice a day. I was shocked that even after one day, my main cheek area had looked so much brighter, fresher, even skin tone and I can barely see any brown spots. I wear strong lens glasses and use a very strong mirror and looked very closely to double check. Both my adult kids noticed a big difference. I also found it made my skin feel more bouncy. As for chin there has been a slight improvement, but I am very keen to keep using this. I am way passed the pill stage now, but keep in mind for younger ladies that the pill can cause pigmentation too. I do know younger girls who ceased it and their pigmentation went away. My daughter has spoken to two top specialist in this field and they both said to stay away from the pill if one has pigmentation. I am sorry this product has cost so much for some of you and not worked. I honestly didn’t expect this dramatic difference.

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