The new Vichy Bi-White Reveal Night Double Corrective Whitening Cream is targeted at those who want something to help with pigmentation. Here’s where I raise both hands. Me! Me! I have a pigmentation problem that needs addressing!
The Vichy Bi-White range of products has been around for a while, but this night cream is new. I’d run out of whitening skincare so it was a good time to try out this night cream.
The texture of the Vichy Bi-White Night Cream is light. I’m obsessed with light textured creams lately. They suit more skin types than oil based creams. Because it is so light, it sinks right into my skin so I have to use the 5-dot method to apply the cream as opposed to my usual method for applying moisturizer.
I have one gripe. Upon opening the tub, your nose is hit with the scent. Not floral, not unpleasant, but a pretty strong sharp scent nonetheless. Do make sure you take a healthy sniff at the counter before you run out and buy it.
Another gripe is with the shape of the tub. It tapers down so its top heavy and its glass. It doesn’t topple over – the designers were cleverer than that! But it makes it hard to store when you have other bottles jostling for space.
The biggest question you’re asking I know, is – Does it reveal lighter whiter skin?
You know, it just might.
I’d been using this for about 1 month only at night since this is a night cream. I tried peering at my pigmentation spots to see if they were any lighter but it was imperceptible so I gave up looking but continued using it. However, about 3 weeks into using it, my Mum whom I had not seen in that time commented on the fact that my freckles and pigmentation was looking lighter and my skin was looking a little brighter. That got me running to peer in the mirror but I couldn’t really notice it. Its hard to notice small changes when you look at yourself everyday as I’m sure many will agree.
So with that, I’d hazard a guess that the Vichy Bi-White Reveal Night Cream does work to a degree. It will not turn you into Snow White and neither will it lighten your skin to the point of transclucency nor will it get rid of any pigmentation spots you presently have. However, it will place it under control and perhaps make it look slightly less obvious. You’d need more than 3 weeks to see a result which I prefer – anything that whitens or lightens too quickly scares me.
One more gripe: My skin felt a little dry when using this cream. The cream contains thermal spa water as do all Vichy products. But I personally felt that this night cream did not quite keep my skin as hydrated as it should. Its not drying me out, but neither did it make my skin feel plump and supple. Do note that I have slightly dry skin on my cheeks so that might be the reason.
Used only at night, this 50ml tub can last ages! It retails at all Vichy counters for RM99 which I think is a fair price since it does work to a degree.
Pros: Lightens pigmentation gradually, Light texture suits most skin types
Cons: Felt a little drying, Shape of tub makes it difficult to store, Scent is quite strong
Do also note that when you use whitening/lightening products whether in the day or night, you MUST always use sunscreen in the day. It is not optional.
Do you feel you have a pigmentation problem that needs addressing? Have you taken a look at this one or have you tried it?