Hello Glow Whitening Face Polish Review
brighten and lighten our complexions. In
fact there is a billion pound industry built on the perception that fair is
strive for a brighter complexion. For
example, for my wedding makeup, I was offered an option of skintones, I could
be white, natural, or bronze. I shrugged
these options off in favour of my own complexion, only brighter with a hint of
golden (I was an Asian bride, after all).
reserve of Asians, brightening products are universal, Caucasian women also
wish to have an even, illuminated skintone.
latter is Hello Glow’s Whitening Face Polish, which I recently trialled.
Lovely, or those dodgy creams you see in the Asian grocers. I wouldn’t touch any of these with a barge
pole. However, what caught my interest
with Hello Glow was that it used only 100% natural ingredients, namely:
bleaching my face within an inch of its life.
Plus being an advocate of homemade beauty, it was the kind of thing I’d
usually put on my skin.
homage to its all natural, homemade-esque feel.
The packaging is akin to Lush’s products, basic branding that looks like
some mummy-entrepreneur could have made it themselves.
washing powder and smells a bit of coconut.
Its small grains smooth on nicely, and after massaging a small amount
onto the face for 30 seconds, as advised, you’re left with a smooth canvass and
dry skin has been polished away. Not
that I’ve ever done this, but I imagine Hello Glow has a similar effect as microdermabrasion,
as the grains of Hello Glow are so fine.
exceed the recommended 30 seconds on the skin.
One night, I thought I’d leave the product on my skin while I brushed my
teeth for two minutes. But my skin felt
tight and hot, as though it was stinging.
Once I rinsed away, my skin was fine, if not a little red. So don’t be a dumb-ass like me and follow the
instructions! On that note, I would
perhaps say that it might be harsh for very sensitive skintones, and the
natural powders do deliver a tough sloughing action.
that my skin felt smoother and looked brighter.
I don’t think it whitened the skin per se, but I think instead it had a
better offering. I looked like me, only
brighter. For me, this is a much more
is good value for money. I once got
tricked into buying one of Murad’s brightening cleansers, which did bugger all
and cost £30. In my mind, this delivers
a better result at a lower cost.
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I’m not a makeup artist, chef, lifestyle guru or stylist. I’m just me. And like you, I’m trying to make the best of most things, only I’m sharing my warts-and-all thoughts along the way.