24/7 Customer Service   1-212-274-8850

FAQ

Skin Bleaching FAQS

Q.Are skin bleaching creams permanent?

Q.What are skin bleaching agents?

Q.Does Skin Bleaching Damage the Skin?

Q.Can skin bleaching remove scars?

Q.Can skin bleaching remove acne scars?

Q.Does skin bleaching cream fade tattoos?

Q.Does skin bleaching cause stretch marks?

Q.How does skin bleaching work?

Q.Are there any side effects to skin bleaching?

Q.Does skin lightening cream work on moles?

Q.Does skin lightening cream work on dark circles?

Q.Does skin lightening peel the skin?

Q.What ingredients are in skin whitening products?

Q.Are skin whitening products safe?

Q.What determines skin color?

Q.What precautions should I take using skin lighteners?

Q.What is laser skin lightening?

Q.How long will it take until I see results from the skin bleaching products?

Q.If I have sensitive skin, will this cause rashes, breakouts, or other skin concerns?

Q.Will skin bleaching work for all skin tones?

Q.What kinds of skin pigmentation will skin bleaching get rid of?

Q.Will skin bleaching work for dark elbows and knees?

Q.Can I be in the sun after applying skin bleaching cream?

Q.Can I get my original skin tone back by using skin bleaching cream?

Q.Can I use skin bleaching cream on my lips?

Q.Can I use skin bleaching cream to lighten my private area?

Q.Can I use skin bleaching cream to remove freckles?

Q.Can skin bleaching cream be used after a hot shower?

Q.Can skin bleaching cream be used during pregnancy?

Q.Can skin bleaching work on lightening all dark areas on the body?

Q.How should skin bleaching products be stored?

Q.Is it possible to correct a dark forehead without making it lighter than the rest of my face?

Q.Is it possible to use skin bleaching cream to get the same tone for my whole body?

Q.Is there mercury in Skintrium's skin bleaching products?

Q.What age should I be in order to use skin bleaching cream?

Q.What happens if I get skin bleaching cream in my eyes?

Q.What is better - skin bleaching or waxing?

Q.What should I do if skin bleaching cream gets in my eyebrows or hair?

What's the difference between fair skin and flawless skin?

“Fair” skin is pale skin. It contains less melanin than darker skin. People whose ancestors come from places on the earth where the sunlight is weaker, such as northern Europe, tend to have fair skin.

“Flawless” skin is even and glowing.

People with fair skin may have all kinds of flaws-acne, freckles, melasma, blotches, scars and pits, rosacea, eczema, and wrinkles. Many fair skinned people use and love curative Skintrium™ products, including products in the Skin Soho® collection and the Enhanced Suntan Reducing Cream, to achieve the overall healthy, flawless skin they dream of.

You have a lot of products, and many seem similar. How do I choose?

1. Choose face, body or lips

2. Choose the purpose

Do you want to cleanse, tone, moisturize, or lighten only?

3. Do you have a specialty need?

For instance, we offer products that are designed and formulated specifically to remove spots, undo sun damage, and address hormonal changes.

4. Consider our easy Collection kits

Many of our products are designed to work best in concert, and the Collections for face and body will give you excellent results quickly.

5. Still have questions? Email or Call us!

We love to help you find the products that will give you joy.

What's the difference between a cream, gel, gelee, moisturizer, soufflé, and a serum?

Our creams and moisturizers will be creamy and thick, while soufflé is creamy and fluffy. These products are deeply hydrating, best for drier skin types.

Gels and gelees are translucent or transparent, and are ideal for skin that’s neither dry nor oily. They keep skin moist, but are light on the skin.

Our serums provide light hydration, without any cream or oil. They are pH balanced to leave skin feeling supple and comfortable, not dried out. We especially recommend serums for people whose skin is oily or prone to break out. They're also amazing when used under moisturizers.

How can I get the lightest results, fastest?

1. Start with the most intensive products.

Fair & Flawless® collection formulas contain more active lightening ingredients, and Esthetic Blends the most.

2. Use products in combination.

Our cleansers and toners not only include lightening agents, but also complexes that open the skin to the treatments that follow. Our Collection Kits can set you on the right path.

3. Be diligent.

Do your routines twice a day, as advised.

4. Support your efforts with healthy living.

Good food, ample rest, and a cheerful life will help you get the gorgeous skin you dream of.

Can I stop when I get to the color I want?

Corrective skin care is a commitment —just like coloring your hair. Skin is alive, and it will constantly try to reset to its natural color if you don’t maintain your regimen.

How long is it safe to use your products?

Forever! This is truly healthy, restorative care. Our natural ingredients deeply nurture your skin.  You may want to switch from the more intensive lightening of Fair & Flawless® to the gentler maintenance level of Skin Soho® at some point…or you may not. Either way, rest assured these are highly tested, richly nutritive products that will enhance your skin for years and years of use.

Can I combine hydroquinone-based products with Fair & Flawless®?

No. And if you're using hydroquinone products, please stop. They're dangerous and in many countries, banned. Our collection of researched, proven, and customer-delighting products work even better, and without the danger.  Learn more about why you should avoid hydroquinone

Will I look unnaturally pale?

No. You'll have a lovely, healthy, even-toned complexion that looks completely natural to you. Only you will know you weren't born with it.

Will I tan if I go in the sun after using Fair & Flawless® or Skin Soho® products?

You will. The sun will always stimulate melanin production. So slather on sun protection, wear a hat, and stay in the shade to keep your complexion as fair as you like it.

If I use the spot removers, will I end up with lighter spots on my skin?

No. Your skin will naturally balance itself, and you’ll end up with vibrant, fresh, creamy skin that has an even all over tone.

Can I use Skintrium™ products under my arms or in other sensitive areas?

Absolutely. It would look odd otherwise. Apply your favorite Skintrium product under your arm pit and then use deodorant or other product right over it. You can apply Skintrium™ products in other sensitive areas like the thighs and buttocks as well.

How long will the product last?

This will of course depend. In general, a container is designed for about 2-3 months of daily application as advised.

Can men use these products?

Men can and do. And not just men, but some of the most rugged and manly men in the world: we ship to quite a large list of soldiers as well as civilians.

Why do I need different facial and body products?

The skin of your face is more delicate - and yet, ironically, gets more abuse - than your body skin. While your body is likely to be protected from sun and wind and cold most of the time, your face never gets a vacation. Products for face are therefore generally richer and more protective, while body products are designed to slide over large areas easily.

You can of course use any Skintrium™ product on any part of your skin safely, but you’ll get the best results by using facial products on the face and body products from neck to toes.

Who can benefit from Skintrium™’s products?

Everyone age 12 and up. Men, women and teens from every place around the world, with any skin tone:

Indian, Asian, Latino, African, Caucasian, Inuit...it doesn't matter. We all share the same melanin, and skin that can always benefit from botanical nourishment.

That said, Skintrium™ has been developed especially to meet the needs and desires of people with browner tones, from light honey to rich chocolate color. As a group, people of color have:

  • More melanin, resulting in a darker and warmer skin tone
  • More natural protection from sun
  • Fewer visible signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots
  • A greater tendency to uneven darkening or lightening of skin
  • Greater risk of raised scars

The majority of our products are specifically for people who wish for a dramatically lighter skin tone than they were born with. A few are truly targeted to those whose skin has been damaged or deeply tanned with sun, and who want to undo the spotting and drying of sun damage.

Do you ship around the world?

In addition to North America, we ship to fans in India, Africa, China, Indonesia, the Carribean, Central America, South America, and Europe. We want everyone to have access to these wonderful products! A partial list includes:

Africa

  • Cape Verde
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Zimbabwe

Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Guam
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Pacific Islands
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Tonga
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Caribbean

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Puerto Rico
  • Trinidad & Tobago

Central and South America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • South America
  • Venezuela

Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom 

Middle East/Mediterranean

  • Egypt
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • North Africa
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Asia
  • Syria
  • Turkey

North America

  • Canada
  • US