Dear Ms. Boleche,
I want to ask a few questions regarding the St. Dalfour Gold Seal Beauty Whitening Cream Non-Oily Filipina. I have tried many skin whitening products but I did not work quiet well with my south-east asian dark skin, so i just want to make sure if this product can really work for me. Here are my questions:
1. Does the product lighten/whitened skin (significantly change skin color) or only brighten/even out complexion?
2. I read that this product is not supposed to be used with other strong-derma products, though I was wondering if facial cleanser that contains 10% of benzoyl peroxide, such as Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser, can be used since it is only for washing face?
3. Does the product contain sunscreen as well? If not, do I need to use sunscreen and is it okay to use other brand/type?
4. If I stopped using this product will my skin color, if changed, go back to its original color, or even darker?
Thank you, I would very much appreciate your response.
Sorry for the delay in replying, full in box :)
First all skin whitening works by either accelerating the breakdown of melanin or inhibiting its formation, so they will reach their maximum whitening by 8 weeks of use. After that the results must be maintained by continuing to use the products on a less frequent basis, usually 2 or 3 times per week.
Regarding the amount of whitening, the best combination soap, cream & supplements will produce an easily noticeable whitening but there are people who expect to go from very dark skin to light skin and that usually won’t occur. As long as you use products like St. Dalfour there will be no danger of ochronosis which can occur with hydroquinone and other dangerous chemicals and is responsible for making skin darker than before treatment.
St Dalfour is based on a seaweed extract and has a wonderful effect especially when paired with a good whitening soap, you can switch between glutathione and kojic acid. If you have acne, I recommend the Diana Stalder Acne Kit which exfoliates, fights the formation of comedones, fights inflammation which can cause Hyper-pigmentation(PIH)(dark acne scars) and kills acne causing bacteria. You can definitely use the St Dalfour Non-Oily with 10% BP products. You may have an issue with kojic acid since it can produce some extra sensitivity, for me that hasn’t been a problem.
Finally, the St Dalfour Creams do not contain sunblock although the lotion does. They make a fabulous sunblock that should be applied after cleansing in the morning.
I hope that helps, and please keep in touch I would love to hear your results.
Suzzy & Jack