I first starting using TheraNeem's Botanical Fading Cream the first week of January and I've been excited to write about it for more than a month. The reason I'm writing now? Packaging directs significant results will be observed after twelve weeks. I started noticing merely two weeks into it.
I actually regret not taking a "before/after" photo as I can confidently say this cream works. Not only have my friends commented on my skin but I have noticed a substantial difference. One clear example is that my cheeks flush red when I drink (you know, that whole Asian thing) and the dark spots and pigmentation on my skin are embarrassingly amplified when I'm flushed. Lately it's been very minimal. Not anything I've tried in the past has had an impact on this kind of scale. With that said, I've been referring to the Fading Cream as a "miracle in a bottle." It's a pretty big statement, I know, but I stand behind one-hundred percent.
The Botanical Fading Cream is a blend of botanical extracts and aqueous extracts of neem (see my post on Thera Neem's Shaving and Complexion Botanical Bar to keep you up to speed on neem
). As an organic ingredient and strong antioxidant, it helps prevent skin damage by combating free radicals. It's completely natural and helps diminish fine lines, pigmentation, scarring, sun spots, age spots and more. The high concentration of neem in the fading cream really hits home. It also contains aloe gel (which we know also helps reduce scarring (I remember when I was in college, I had received a pretty bad cut on my arm and the scar was insanely prominent. I applied aloe vera gel on it twice a day and the scar is no longer visible). If you read through the ingredients, you'll notice the fading cream is packed with other ingredients your skin will find delicious: sunflower oil (fights acne and retains moisture in skin); jojoba oil (antibacterial and helps flow of sebum); avocado oil (moisturizing)... the list goes on.
Needless to say, I'm quite impressed. It goes on smooth and the scent is actually all natural and non-chemically (such as some microdermabrasions). It actually smells like the concoction of inclusive ingredients, if that makes any sense. It's so rich and slightly creamy that it can be used alone as a moisturizer if you have normal skin (however, I suggest using SPF during the day... you don't want to defeat the whole purpose of the fading cream).
Another "miracle" aspect of the botanical fading cream? It's only $23.95.
Aqueous extract of Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf*, Aloe Barbadensis Gel*, Glycerin, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Persea Gratissma (Avocado) Oil, Extracts of Malva Sylvestris (Mallow), Menta Piperita (Peppermint), Primula Veris (Cowslip Primrose), Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady's Mantle), Veronica Officinalis (Speedwell), Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow), Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil*, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance (parfum from natural ingredients). *Certified Organic Ingredients.