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Best Body Cream For Fair Skin in Nigeria

best body cream for fair skin in Nigeria

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It is not surprising that a lot of people are desperately looking for the best body cream for fair skin in Nigeria. Fair skin, I must say is so very difficult to manage in Nigeria.

The weather is so harsh and unfair to even dark and chocolate coloured people. It is worse for people who are fair in complexion. They have to carefully select the best cream for their fair complexions.

I know this because my mum and one of my sisters are fair. My dad and the rest of us are not fair complexioned. Even though my mum isn’t really particular about body creams for fair complexioned people, my sister is.

It’s always a feat to find suitable products for yourself. Whether you’re fair or dark-complexioned, a corresponding face lotion is important. It helps keep your skin rejuvenated and young for longer

Below is a list of the best body creams that can be considered when picking one for your fair complexion skin.

In all, while picking, you want to watch out for creams that have very good moisturizing effects and do not have side effects on your skin like bleaching or making it darker on interaction with the sun.

Fair and White Gold Revitalizing Body Lotion

Fair and White Gold Revitalizing Body Lotion

One of the things to look out for in the cream to pick for your fair skin, apart from the moisturizing effect is the presence or absence of hydroquinone. Fair and White Gold Revitalizing Body Lotion does not contain hydroquinone which is such a good thing for people who want to brighten their colour and not have side effects.

The exfoliating lotion is also really good for gentle exfoliation especially if you don’t use a body scrub. Fair and White Gold Skin Care is a skin care line with a lot of other good skin care products for fair skinned people.

This rich lotion helps to diminish the appearance of dark spots on your knees, elbows, knuckles, and feet.

There are apparently many types of Fair and White body lotions and from online reviews, they all seem to be okay. You can just watch out for the particular product with this description.

Fair & White 1: F&W Gold AHA Brightening Lotion also seems to be a very good alternative if you are going for a very good cream for your fair skin.

Fair and White Gold Revitalizing Body Lotion Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), 1.9% Hydroxyphenol, Glyceryl Stearate SE,Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol , Decylene Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Methylisothiazolinone , Imidazolidinyl Urea.

Fair and White Gold Revitalizing Body Lotion Price in Nigeria

Just have a budget of 5,000 to 7,000 Naira. On Jumia, Fair & White 1: F&W Gold AHA Brightening Lotion is around 4, 800 Naira while  Fair & White Gold Maxi Tone Lightening 2-Unifer Even Tone – 350 ML is 6,600 Naira.

Where to buy Fair and White Gold Revitalizing Body Lotion in Nigeria

On Konga

On Jumia

Nivea Natural Fairness

Nivea Natural Fairness

Now, Nivea Natural Fairness isn’t just that really perfect body cream for fair skinned people but for all colours. I personally use this and since I started using it, even as a dark/chocolate skinned person, I have experienced a gentle brightening of my skin.

I have a very thorough and in-depth review of Nivea Natural Fairness here. I had to dedicate a blog post to explain all of what you need to know about it. I may not have to discuss too many stuff about Nivea here, just click on that link for everything you need to know about it.

It is affordable and really great. If you want to brighten your skin colour, make it glow and maintain your fairness, Nivea natural fairness is your best bet.

Nivea Natural Fairness Ingredients

Aqua, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Juice, Rubus Fruticosus Juice, Rubus Idaeus Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Arachidic Acid, Myristic Acid, Oleic Acid, Silica, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Citral, BHT, Parfum

Nivea Natural Fairness Deodorant price in Nigeria – 1500 Naira

Where to buy Nivea Natural Fairness in Nigeria

On Jumia

On Konga

Dove Pro-Age Body Cream

Dove Pro-Age Body Cream

Now, all of Dove’s product comes with a lot of thought. I say this because of the Dove Beauty Bar I have stuck to. This by far, has been the best soap for me because it is deeply moisturizing. I have a review of Dove Beauty Bar here.

So, Dove Pro-Age Body Cream. This body cream is very good for people that are fair. It also doubles as a good anti-aging cream with all of its really cool ingredients.

Dove Pro-Age Body Cream Ingredients

Octinoxate (1.25%), Water, Glycerin, Potassium Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isohexadecane Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cetyl Alcohol, Poloxamer 108, Poly sorbate 60, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Red 4, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 6, Yellow 10.

Dove Pro-Age Body Cream price in Nigeria


2500- 3000 Naira

Where to buy Dove Pro-Age Body Cream

On Jumia

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15

Aveeno moisturizing cream with SPF 15

Aveeno lotion with SPF 15 is that one body cream for fair people living in Nigeria. The sunscreen is one of its selling points. A friend, who has been using this for a while swears by Aveeno lotion. There are many types of Aveeno lotions in this line, be sure to pick the one whose picture you see above.

One very cool thing about Aveeno lotion with SPF 15 is the moisturizing effect. Aveeno lotion is even though thick not oily. When you apply it to your body, it has a very good coverage and still doesn’t feel heavy on your skin.

Aveeno lotion with SPF 15 ingredients

Avobenzone 3%, octinoxate 7.5%, octisalate 2%, Water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, glycerin, bis-phenylpropyl dimethicone, arachidyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, cetearyl glucoside, panthenol, benzyl alcohol, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, behenyl alcohol, steareth-2, fragrance, steareth-21, polyacrylamide, polymethyl methacrylate, arachidyl glucoside, disodium EDTA, methylparaben, C13-14 isoparaffin, ethylparaben, butylparaben, laureth-7, benzalkonium chloride, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, BHT, titanium dioxide, mica, silica.

Where to buy Aveeno lotion with SPF 15

On Jumia

Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk

Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk

No, I was not ever going to miss this one. Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk is one of the most popular body creams for people with fair skin. In fact, it seems to me as a staple for fair complexioned skins in Nigeria. Almost every girl has at one point or the other used Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk.

Now, what I think is that people go for this beauty milk because it helps you to maintain your light glow. Even if you have another body cream, using this once in a while just helps you maintain your skin colour.

Now, I must be very truthful with you here, you have to be careful with this body cream. You just have to be sensitive if your sole aim is not to totally bleach your skin. Even if it is, watch out for your knuckles, knees etc. If you see anything off in 3 weeks to 1 month, stop using immediately.

For example, when I began to use my best facial cleaner for a while, I realized that it was beginning to cause some bleaching, I drastically reduced the frequency of usage. It still remains my best though, you may click to read my review to understand why.

Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 100-Stearate, Almond Oil, Glycerin, Morus Alba Root Extract, Citrus Limonum, Dimethicone, Arbutin, Lanolin Oil, Decyl Oleate, Propylene Glycole, Aloe Vera Extract, Paraffinum, (Mineral Oil), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Lactate, Carrot Seed Oil, Octyl Dimethyl PABA, Allantoin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin K, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Vitamin E, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Metabisulfite, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium-EDTA, Licorice Extract.

Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk Review

I have put this review up here so that you can objectively assess the lotion. Some of the comments may help you make a decision.

Where to buy Carrot Glow Intense Toning Beauty Milk

On Jumia

On Konga

Fair & Brite – Extreme Skin Radiance Brightening Lotion

Fair & Brite – Extreme Skin Radiance Brightening Lotion

This is also really good for people with fair skin in Nigeria. Even though it has hydroquinone, it is in really fair proportions and not as concentrated as some of the other body creams that have a really bad side effect.

Regular use of this cream will help you restore back to normal if you have already begun to experience blackening by our Nigerian sun.

Fair & Brite – Extreme Skin Radiance Brightening Lotion Price

3800 Naira – 5400 Naira

Where to buy Fair & Brite – Extreme Skin Radiance Brightening Lotion

On Jumia

On Konga

Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer

Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer

Now Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer is a very soft and subtle cream for fair people in Nigeria looking to achieve a faster result. It smells really nice and works like the way Nivea Natural Fairness works. I find that even people with chocolate skin can use this body cream without any side effect.

Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer Ingredients

Water, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, petrolatum, dimethicone, octyldodecyl myristate, hydroxyethyl urea, mineral oil, ceteareth-20, cetyl esters, ethylhexyl isononanoate, hydrogenated polydecene, methylparaben, dmdm hydantoin, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, arginine, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, propylparaben, carbomer, caramel, tocopheryl acetate.

Where to buy Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer in Nigeria


On Konga

On Jumia

No body cream!

So, while I was speaking with someone about this post, she mentioned that she doesn’t use any body cream on her face, maybe on her legs, but not on all her body or face. She is light skinned and claims that the use of body creams makes her darker.

I am not very sure I should be recommending this kind of skin care regimen even though I have heard a number of people talk about it. I, however, think that this is something you can try out if you are looking to experiment and know what works well with your fair skin.

Just make sure you moisturize your facial skin well at least. If you would like to check out a good moisturizer, read my review here of Sandalwood Moisturizing cream by Young Living Essential oils. You can also try to check out other moisturizers that are close to you and within your reach. I have not yet found where to get Sandalwood in Nigeria just yet.

Use of essential oils

Lavender, sandalwood and olive essential oils have been proven to be some of the best essential oils for fair skinned complexioned people. There are sure some other essential oils such as blackcurrant seed essential oil, almond essential oil, argan essential oil and rose essential oil.

When it comes to skin lightening, lemon oil is the best of them all because it contains limonene and citric acid. Tea tree oil helps to remove scars and lighten dark spots.

Essential oils are probably your best bet when looking for absolutely natural beauty solutions for your skin care routine. It is however advised that you never ever use these oils without diluting. At least for a start, to be sure that this is good for your skin. Another way is to do a patch test.

If you missed the last essential oil training in Lagos, well, you have another shot to learn about essential oils but this time, in Ilorin, Kwara state.

So, if you are in Ilorin and are interested in this free essential oil class, simply chat me up on 08167009081 .

The training will cover the following:

  • why ‘everyone’ is talking about essential oils
  • benefits of the most common essential oils
  • how to use them for general well being, skincare, haircare etc, and
  • where to buy original essential oils.
  • You can choose to come to the training on any of the days from September 6 to September 10. The venue will be duly communicated to registered participants.

See you there!

If you eventually want to try out essential oils for natural skin care, check this link to buy original, unadulterated essential oils right here in Nigeria.

These are the best body creams for fair skin in Nigeria that I can think of. If you have any other, please share with us in the comments section too. If I also get suggestions and more information about some of the body creams already written, I will be sure to include them all here.

Related: Should you apply body cream to your boobs after a bath, read people’s thoughts. Some are drop-dead hilarious!

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(21) Comments

  1. Flourish says:

    Hey, your post is really helpful. I just got the Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion with dimethacione. I couldn’t find that of SPF 15. Is this type also good?

  2. pls I have use nivea natural fairness before but it didn’t work for me, so I go for dove but I dnt see pro-age and I bought dove hydro pflege but it’s no it working for me also. pls am confuse

  3. Josephine says:

    I have being looking for someone to recommend a good cream for me. I have been using one particular cream for almost all my life hubby says I’m getting dark. Now I need something. I really do not know which to go with. Nevea or jergins. Comfused really. Lol.

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      They are both great but you have to check to be sure they go well with your skin after a while. Have you also tried using sunscreen? You might probably be tanning or experiencing sunburn due to the sun.

    2. Sarah nalubega says:

      How r u dear
      am confused my colour z chocolate with acne, pimples and dark sports
      Which cream shd I use
      Thx am in uganda

      1. Esther Adeniyi says:

        Hmmmmmm, Sarah. Well, I think that you should treat the acne and pimples first. Your body cream may not work for all that, you know. So, asides from getting a body cream, you will have to look for products to treat your skin troubles.

  4. sammy says:

    I have been using a particular cream and my knuckles and also part of my body are just chocolate and fair

    the worst part is my I also endanger into having skin problem like stretch marks

    I don’t know if nevea will be good on me

  5. Mikel says:

    i need body fair lotion that can bring out my fairness well.not bleaching,please prescribe for me the name of lotion

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      You can try out Nivea Natural Fairness. The review is on my blog, you can use the search button to find it so that you can decide if you want to go for it.

    2. Hot pepper says:

      Please I need your help ma’am
      I have a sensitive and oily skin I also do have stretch marks am fair in complexion please suggest a good cream that I can use

  6. Mercy says:

    I have tried using Nivea fairness but it’s not working instead it’s making me dark please what other cream can I use…

  7. Chidera christian says:

    pls am fair, not too fair, but Am getting darker as time goes on… although I stop using cream for some time Because I couldn’t find a cream that matches my body…. recommend a cream for me pls

  8. Funmilayo says:

    I am using fair and white gold so I wanna know if it a bleaching cream because I hate multi color on my body

  9. Queenesther says:

    I use neava natural fairness and it only got me more dark
    confused

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      You might need to stop it and use something else to be sure of what is getting you dark. Cocoa butter might be an excellent option for now.

  10. Alalade Oluremi Janet says:

    But I read that parabean causes cancer. And some of these creams contained it. What do we use?

  11. Stephanie says:

    I have seriously been looking for a very nice cream for my skin not a bleaching cream but a perfect cream to bring out my real colour and this is it,am sooo going for nivea fair and white or dove hmmm thanks was helpful

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      Nice. You are welcome!

  12. Stephanie says:

    But parabean causes cancer (so I heard) and these creams contains it,what to do

  13. Wow, thanks a lot for d info, it was really helpful. I’ve been using Nivea Natural Fairness for a while now, nd it’s been very good on my skin. You’re right, it’s d best bet if u want a glowing fair skin!

    1. Esther Adeniyi says:

      This is awesome!

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