If you search through Youtube and even hashtags on Instagram you'll find a ton of hacks about how to lighten your underarm skin. Some of the hacks and tutorials are all-natural, do-it-yourself at home remedies while others are dangerous and possibly damaging to your skin and health. I won't get into skin bleaching and the like here but it's great to see a skincare company addressing an issue that so many people search for how to fix everyday in a natural, easy to use, single step.
Forgotten Skincare created The Original Underarm Brightening Cream free of hydroquinone, parabens, silicone, baking soda, bleach, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance. It has no animal byproducts. They use natural ingredients to solve the underlying cause of underarm skin discoloration such as rejuvenates skin cells to reduce odor-causing bacteria build-up. Our skin under our arms doesn't exfoliate as quickly as skin on other parts of our body and that causes skin cells to build-up. Because of build-up underarm skin can also become dry. Forgotten Skincare uses jojoba oil & aloe vera to moisturize and keep underarm skin feeling fresh.
I haven't gotten laser hair removal on my underarms yet and still have to shave regularly . Every so often the skin in that area gets irritated from shaving and I'm always looking for a solution. Forgotten Skincare's underarm brightening cream formula helps with preventing ingrowns and soothes any irritation due to razor burn or waxing. My skin is really responsive to salicylic acid and vitamin c so I saw results really quickly. The texture is light, creamy and absorbs right into the skin. The scent is of a light citrus - more like an orange than a lemon.
To use it you don't need a lot. A small drop from the airless pump is all you need and you don't need to use it everyday in order to see results. Just as with skincare on your face, you don't need to apply serums everyday for results from a good product with quality ingredients. I think the potency of the product justifies the $32.00 price tag. It's meant to be used as a treatment and not daily use. I have some less expensive all-natural deodorants that I rotate with so that I'm not over using this one.
I thought the list of ingredients in The Original Underarm Brightening Cream was impressive so I listed it below:
Ingredients include: Uva ursi extract (active ingredient), Aqua, Safflower Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Stearic Acid, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Avocado Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Squalane (From Olive Oil), Vitamin E, Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Extract, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Honeysuckle Extract, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Grapefruit Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Decyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol