Whether it’s a bottle you quickly picked up at the drugstore or a luxurious one you splurged on, we all use a body lotion to hydrate our skin daily. When it comes to finding the right whitening body lotion to give us fairer, more even-toned skin, however, it can be a real challenge.
Along with an uneven skin tone, you may notice dry, dark patches, random freckles, fine lines, as well as age spots popping up. Of course, regular sunscreen use can certainly help prevent these pesky skin issues from surfacing, but what also helps is a whitening body lotion.
Thankfully, the shelves at drugstores and beauty stores are filled with whitening body lotions that help restore radiance to your skin. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the 13 best whitening body lotions in Singapore that will give you fairer, more supple skin.
What are whitening body lotions?
Whitening body lotions are like regular body lotions but with added brightening ingredients, such as niacinamide, retinol, vitamin C, and alpha arbutin. You may find gentle exfoliating ingredients in whitening body lotions too, like fruit enzymes and glycolic acid.
However, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for whitening body lotions and creams on the market. The whitening formulas of the past have garnered a bad reputation due to the inclusion of harmful ingredients, namely mercury and hydroquinone. These toxic ingredients can remove the top layer of skin, increasing the risk of skin cancer.
So, the next time you’re shopping around for a new whitening body lotion, take a gander at the ingredient list to check for them before you make a purchase.
With our list of whitening body lotions and creams, however, you won’t have to worry about those harmful ingredients. We’ve done the legwork for you, so you can add these to your cart right away.
Best whitening body lotions and creams in Singapore
THEFACESHOP Yehwadam Snow Lotus Brightening Pearl Capsule Cream
If you’ve ever searched for a whitening cream, you would’ve chanced upon THEFACESHOP’s Yehwadam Snow Lotus Brightening Pearl Capsule Cream.
Known to deliver fast and effective results, this cream contains brightening pearls in the form of concentrated capsules, which are brimming with brightening and anti-ageing ingredients.
White lotus in the formula helps to restore radiance, replenish moisture, and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
THEFACESHOP Yehwadam Snow Lotus Brightening Pearl Capsule Cream retails for S$51.99. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
St. Ives Skin Renewing Collagen Body Lotion
Infused with all-natural ingredients, this whitening body lotion from St. Ives is packed with collagen to soften and rejuvenate your skin. Soybean oil in the formula nourishes and moisturises as it brightens. Its light and fresh texture is perfect for our humid weather too.
St. Ives Skin Renewing Collagen Body Lotion retails for S$13.76. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
Scentio Whitening Body Lotion with Milk Plus and Co-Enzyme Q10
One of the most popular whitening body lotions around, the Scentio Whitening Body Lotion will help to restore and maintain your skin’s radiance and youthfulness.
Enriched with nourishing ingredients, such as milk extract and coenzyme Q10, the formula neutralises free radicals to keep your skin in tip-top condition.
Scentio Whitening Body Lotion with Milk Plus and Co-Enzyme Q10 retails for S$12.06. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
Olay White Radiance UV Whitening Lotion
A lightweight whitening body lotion, Olay’s White Radiance UV can also be used on the face for a brightening boost. It offers SPF 19 PA++ to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays to keep your skin smooth and radiant.
The non-greasy formula is great for everyday use. Over time, you’ll notice fewer dark spots and a more even skin tone.
Olay White Radiance UV Whitening Lotion retails for S$23.90. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Kosé Moisture Milk White Lotion
Infused with a concentrated dose of vitamin C, Kosé’s Moisture Milk White Lotion brightens your skin with every use. Its moisturising formula keeps your skin hydrated and plump all day.
Just like Olay’s whitening body lotion, you can also use this on your face – we hear it makes a great makeup base too!
Olay White Radiance UV Whitening Lotion retails for S$16.52. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
Gluta-C Intense Whitening Body Lotion
Chock-full of glutathione, an antioxidant that’s used to relieve sun damage, the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Body Lotion brightens dull skin while it reducing sign of ageing.
It also contains essential vitamins, plant extracts, and nourishing shea butter to condition your skin and boost its natural radiance.
Gluta-C Intense Whitening Body Lotion retails for S$12.99. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Vaseline Fresh and Radiant Whitening Gel most lightweight!
Quite possibly the lightest whitening body lotion on our list, the Vaseline Fresh and Radiant Whitening Gel sinks into the skin fast – ideal for busy mornings.
It’s formulated with 100% pure rice water, which is rich in skin-loving vitamins for brighter, more radiant skin. It even contains micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly to restore and lock in moisture for hours on end.
Vaseline Fresh and Radiant Whitening Gel retails for S$7.90. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Mario Badescu Papaya Body Lotion
This fresh and fruity papaya-infused whitening body lotion not only softens the skin, but also brightens dull skin with exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
Rice bran oil and shea butter in the formula also condition and nourish dry, flaky patches, leaving your skin softer, smoother, and more elastic.
Mario Badescu Papaya Body Lotion retails for S$20. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
Eucerin Ultrawhite Spotless Body Lotion
If you have sensitive skin that could use a brightening boost, try Eucerin’s Ultrawhite Spotless Body Lotion. It repairs and strengthens skin to prevent future dullness and damage.
The formula contains licorice extract, which helps to lighten your skin tone over time.
Eucerin Ultrawhite Spotless Body Lotion retails for S$19.90. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Garnier Body Light Complete Extra Whitening Serum Milk UV Body Lotion
Formulated with lemon essence, this whitening body lotion from Garnier brightens the skin and minimises dark spots. On top of that, it seals in moisture to ensure silky smooth skin all day. It also contains UVA and UVB filters that help to shield your skin from sun damage.
Garnier Body Light Complete Extra Whitening Serum Milk UV Body Lotion retails for S$11.44. Click on the links below for the most updated prices.
Good Vibes Liquorice Brightening Body Lotion
Renew your skin’s natural glow with the Good Vibes Liquorice Brightening Body Lotion. It contains liquorice extract to effectively brighten your skin, lighten the look of dark spots, and fade discolouration. You won’t find any parabens in this cruelty-free whitening body lotion too.
Good Vibes Brightening Body Lotion retails for S$34.95. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Nivea Extra White Firm & Smooth Body Lotion
This whitening body lotion from Nivea is brimming with fruit extracts and Q10 to firm and brighten the skin. Camu camu and acerola cherry repair signs of dull, damaged skin, such as dark spots, dry and itchy skin, or uneven skin tone.
Q10 effectively firms the skin and restores its elasticity for smoother, firmer, and fairer skin.
Nivea Extra White Firm & Smooth Body Lotion retails for S$34.95. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
Rosken Skin Repair Whitening and Firming Nourishing Cream
A hydroquinone-free formula, Rosken’s Skin Repair Whitening and Firming Nourishing Cream is designed to treat pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
It contains a blend of gentle skin brightening agents that inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that regulates the skin’s melanin production.
Enriched with almond oil, the whitening body lotion also firms and moisturises the skin, leaving it nourished and silky smooth for up to 24 hours.
Rosken Skin Repair Whitening and Firming Nourishing Cream retails for S$18.90. Click on the link below for the most updated price.
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