We may know the importance of protecting ourselves from harmful UV rays but how can we reverse/lighten the harmful effects (freckles, dark spots and uneven skin tone) that these UV rays have done to our skin?
Well, Bio-essence has come up with Tanaka White range which contains precious herbal ingredients such as Ginseng, Angelica, Aloe Vera and Gingko to provide essential nutrients and nourishment to skin and promotes skin regeneration while slowing down the process of ageing and also to combat these harmful effects. Bio-essence's Tanaka White range may not be new to you people out there but the products are newer and better now! Hence, today, I will be reviewing 2 products from this range, Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum and Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream.
Now what so special about Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream?
Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream contains Tanaka Extract to protect skin from harmful sunlight and external pollutants and also helps to keep the skin cool and moisturised, Tranexamic Acid to help suppress excessive production of melanin, repairs damaged skin for instant fairness from within so that skin glows with crystal clear luminosity and encourage cell renewal allowing the skin to regain its brightness and fairness. Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream also contains Hyaluronic Acid to provide the skin with the moisture and hydration it needs. The best thing of all? It contains SPF 20 to protect against harmful rays but i will recommend to apply products with PA ++ for full protection against harmful rays as I don't see any description indicating that the product has PA ++.
Texture is bit watery but then it's still rather thick
As for the Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum, it contains alpha-Arbutin which is 9X more powerful and effective than beta-Arbutin which is used in most whitening products and hence, it can better target dark spots from deep within the skin.
Texture is smooth and it's easy to spread out
My verdict after trying out the 2 products is that IT IS JUST TOO RICH/NOT SUITABLE for me. :( I don't know why i always breakup after using Bio-essence products, even for their facial wash. :( In addition, i don't really like the sticky feeling i have after applying the serum and day cream. However, my mummy is a fan of Bio-essence, especially this Tanaka White range and I have helped her repurchase numerous bottles of Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum and i saw her dark spots lighten a bit so yes, it works but probably works better and have a more visible results on new dark spots than spots that have been around for years.
P/S: I have sensitive combination skin so those with similar skin conditions may want to avoid using this. But then again, what is not suitable/doesn't work for me may work for you so you can test it out before buying the full size product. Bio-essence is currently having a free sampling activity for the month of July on their Bio-essence Faceook so do like their facebook page for more updates on new products, promotions and sampling activites.
Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive Whitening Serum is available at Fairprice, Watsons, Guardian, SaSa, personal beauty stores and major supermarkets at $45.80/30ml and Double Whitening Cream is priced at $29.80/50g.
Thanks for reading!