Unlisted Brand • Nadinola - Fade Cream • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am NW45, with dark spots from acne and scars on my leg. I'm also oily skin and acne-prone.
I've tried Dr Fred Summit, great product but hard to apply without feeling oily.
I received Nadinola Extra Strenght yesterday along with a 10%AHA cream. I mixed the both products and apply it on my face and body.
This morning I was afraid to see pimples and red patches on my face. This would be a nightmare.
Instead of that, I discovered a younger-looking face (Ok, I'm 23). I mean my pores are less visible, my skin is tight and smooth. My yesterday pimples are gone (I'm not kidding). They are gone! The overnight results are great. I'm enthusiastic and optimistic about the results to come. I will update in one week.
I'm about to buy more.
Only negative point: the size of the jar ... come on, a bigger jar would be great!
The price is cheap so you have nothing to loose
Oh yeah, I try the product on my inner wrist 5 hours before applying all over me. It is compulsory if you don't want to mess with your sensitive skin if you have one like me.
Other point: As contrary to others, I like the smell, I mean it doesn't bother me.
I did not wear makeup today, this product made me feel very confident.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So far I have used this cream, nightly, for 4 weeks. As a point of reference I'm NC40 and have a few areas of hyperpigmentation that drive.me.NUTS! I have a quarter-sized stubborn melasma patch on one cheek, another stubborn "mustache-like" melasma patch and then a few old dark marks from acne breakouts that I should've left alone but didn't (hey, no judging allowed LOL!).
I've tried everything... mid-priced over-the-counter fade products from Clinique, Philosophy, Murad, Peter Thomas-Roth etc and I've also used very expensive, custom-compounded prescription creams from dermatologists and I've also used Obagi (alright, in all fairness Obagi IS the bomb-diggity but the stuff is pryyy-see!!! oy!). On a complete and total whim, I bought the Nadinola cream at Walgreens about 10pm on a Saturday night after reading some very encouraging reviews on the internet (and we all know it can't be on the internet if it's not true... bwaaaaaaaaahahahaha!).
That was 4 weeks ago yesterday and after using this cream 1-2x/day, every day, my melasma-moustache is almost gone! It's faded dramatically and I know in another month or so, it will be completely gone. My other dark areas are definitely faded too.
I read that people were getting faster results by combining with Retin-A. I don't have that, I have Tazorac which is pretty much the same thing so sometimes instead of applying the Nadinola cream to my whole face (hey, I'm not lookin to bleach myself like Michael Jackson, k??) I will apply my Tazorac and then on top of that I will apply this Nadinola cream ONLY to the areas I'm looking to fade.
I have dry skin and do not find this cream to be too heavy... HOWEVER... your mileage may vary and if your skin is not dry it might be too heavy for you to use in the daytime / under makeup. If that's the case, just use it at night.
Regardless of how often you use it you must... MUST.... ABSOLUTELY MUST... wear a good sunscreen during the day. If you don't, you're wasting your time, energy and money because the sun is just darkening back up those hyperpigmentation marks you say you want to fade.
Nadinola contains 3% hydroquinone which is the strongest amount available over the counter in the U.S. without a prescription. It also contains a ridiculously small level of SPF but don't let it mistakenly lull you into thinking you don't need to wear sunscreen during the day... YOU... DO!!!!!!
Anyway, if you're looking to fade some melasma and/or post-acne hyperpigmentation, pick up Nadinola cream and give it a try. It's pretty inexpensive - I think it was like $12 at Walgreens and would've been cheaper if I'd been willing to order and wait. Hey, if you're like me, when it comes to fading your dark spots, there's no way in hades you wanna WAIT for anything.
Get to the drugstore... pick up the Nadinola cream and START USING IT!
I definitely recommend and will certainly repurchase if necessary (though I'm sure my spots will be gone before the jar is empty!).
Are you still reading this? Get! Go on! Head on out and buy your own Nadinola cream and then come write YOUR review :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I got this cream because I have acne spots/scars that are darker than my already dark skin. I've tried plenty of fade creams, both drugstore & expensive brands, but found this this one actually works with me. I don't care for the smell, but other than that, it's fine. I also find that this makes me face kind of greasy & dirty looking, but I use it overnight, so it doesn't matter much to me. I'd recommend this to anyone else with oily or acne-prone skin like mine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have breakout prone, oily skin and was a bit worried that I'd experience a breakout. Thankfully, no nadinola related breakouts!! I began using this with a thin layer of walgreens brand alpha hydroxy on top and saw great results. After about a month, I decided to stick with manual exfoliation and nixed the alpha hydroxy. I use it nightly all over my face, and glop it on dark spots in combination with neosporin.
After 3/4 months, my skin has never looked better. I started with a face full of pitted acne scars and dark marks. I'm pretty fair, so the only option was full coverage foundation. I can now wear a tinted moisturizer or light coverage fndtn and not feel like a monster! My whole face is brighter, old acne scars have diminished atleast 75% and new ones stand no chance against this miracle cream. My pitted scars are obviously still the same, but look much less obvious since there aren't any dark marks making them look worse than they are.
Overall, definitely worth it...i wish I could recommend this to everyone suffering with scars. There's hope!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
-For those who don't know when you pop a pimple on your face, it becomes a ugly ass blemish. But for some reason I didn't care I hated pimples so I kept popping them. When I got into high school I stop getting pimples but I had blemishes everywhere. IT SUCKED! I tried EVERYTHING, even the things the doctors gave me. Nothing worked.
-I was on youtube and I found out about Nadinola (I tried everything else so why not give this a try) When I receieved it this is what i did:
1. Washed my face with Clearasil: Rapid Action Face Scrub (12 hrs, it really works within 12 hrs by the way)
2. Got a Q-tip
3. Put the Nadinola only on the blemishes (IF YOU PUT IT ALL ON YOUR FACE: your face will get bright as fuck and your marks will still be there)
-The first 3 days I seen a big difference, thats how fast it works. If you didn't know this is what some people in Jamaica use to bleach their skin, so it's strong, it works fast, and you should be careful while using this product.
-Depending on how big of a acne problem you have you shouldn't use this everyday, every other day would be great. But if your acne is that bad and you want the marks to be gone ASAP use it everyday.
-Do NOT use this product if you are going out in the sun. It does have sunscreen in it but don't risk it. Put it on before you go to bed. MAKE SURE IT ABSORBED IN YOUR SKIN BEFORE YOU LAY ON YOUR PILLOW (it might break you out)
-When you wake up in the morning wash your face and put on some type of dry skin lotion or baby lotion.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I bought this in extra strength (3% hydroquinone) . It really works fading spots. I am using it for about 6 weeks. I would prefer it it were not in a pot. I don't like sticking my finger in it and exposing it to air. If it came in a tube or a pump, I would give it a 5 instead of a 4.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Product does exactly what it says. I apply only to the spot I am trying to lighten. I apply a little bit with the end of a toothpick and see great results within days. I've discovered that rather than rubbing the product in until it disappears I simply put a small dot to cover the darkness and let it absorb into my skin on it own. I have noticed that it does break me out a bit but overall it gets the job done. Will certainly purchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Let me start off with my own skin issues: I have a light, olive complexion and brown hair. I am a male. I have melasma on my upper lip and neck from laser hair removal that didn't go very well about four years ago. Otherwise, my skin is pretty normal (not too oily or too dry) and I rarely get breakouts anymore (I'm 24 currently).
I also take pretty great care of my skin (and have my whole life) and have an extremely consistent routine. I use a nightly AHA 10% cream, moisturize with a high SPF lotion with soy every day (whether or not I'm in the sun), and occasionally do glycolic peels. (I've also used retinol products in the past, but it just wasn't for me.) I don't mean to toot my own horn, but my skin is pretty flawless aside from the melasma discoloration (which I occasionally cover up with some Almay concealer).
Needless to say, I finally got super fed up with the melasma marks (which have only gotten worse with shaving) and decided to hunt down something that works. I was afraid I was going to need an expensive cream, but (thanks to some reviews on here) I got Nadinola for super cheap on Amazon.
It is a bit oily, so I only use it at night, which I've been doing for two weeks now, just on my upper lip and neck zones. The difference I've experienced has been more than any other product I've used over the past four years. It is amazing. While my marks are not completely gone (I haven't experience that miracle yet), they are significantly lightened, making my skin appear more even. For the first time in years, the discoloration is not the first thing my eyes go to when I look in the mirror. I haven't experienced any acne or breakouts due to this product, either, although I could see how someone with more sensitive skin might. I simply put it on about an hour before bed (on top of my other cream), and I'm done.
People annoyed at the smell: I feel you need to get over it. Really, it's not that bad at all. I do agree that the packaging looks like a clown from the 80s threw up all over it, but it's fine. Who cares as long as it works and is cheap? The glass is a nice touch, as well.
Those of you upset that it's in an "unsanitary" tub, are you, like, rubbing your hands around in dirt before applying beauty supplies anyway? Your hands should already be clean. If it still upsets you, use a Q-tip and get over it. Welcome to the world of beauty products.
I only knocked off one lippie because the super-oily feeling it leaves me with can make it a little uncomfortable to sleep in, although I'm not sure anything could be done about this anyway. And also, a warning that you should look up all the information you can about a hydroquinone product before deciding whether or not it is right for you.
I will try to update in another couple weeks when I've been using the product for a full month. I'm pretty sure this tub will last a long time, as it only takes a small amount of cream every night. Also, I feel the need to note that this is a product that takes TIME to work. Do not expect an overnight miracle. (You shouldn't with anything, honestly.) But I feel that patience can really pay off with this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product is amazing. I've been using it for about two weeks and i can see a change in my recent acne marks. It is very moisturizing and can be used under makeup.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This stuff totally works. Not only does the active ingredient fade sunspots, but the cream base it is in is great too. I would actually buy this stuff just as a moisturizer. It leaves your skin plump and fresh looking.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Bought this for $8 in the extra strength formula. Reasonably priced for the amount; its packaging is great just alittle bulky. I've been using it for about a month 2x a day as recommended (alternating days). I get slightly oily with it but nothing terrible. It works well on new marks but hasn't had much of an effect on my older marks. I'll continue using it & up my water in take hopefully. With better results. I would buy this again but that won't be for awhile because there's a generous amount.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OMG!!!! I started using this product March24, 2012 and today is May 9, 2012, this fade cream definitely works. I have a few blemishes on my face that were fairly dark and needed something to remove them. I tried this fade cream that i found in CVS. My blemishes has lightened a great deal and can't wait to see what my face will look like in another month. I use this fade cream as a moisturizer in conjunction with my daily skincare regimen. I apply it to the entire face to ensure that i have an even skin tone. I use this product morning and night. I would definitely recommend this product. GREAT FADE CREAM, TRY IT.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I'm a beautiful woman who was suffering from a couple scars due to my active lifestyle. Frustrated and a little perturbed, I was looking for a cure to my minor infractions. So one day I was over to my Grandmother's house and I come across this little jar of "Nadinola" bleaching cream which didn't explain much on the package,but I figured if my Grandmother had it in her cabinet it has to work. So the next day I headed to the nearest pharmacy to hunt this product down,low and behold it wasn't even ten bucks and the results have been incredible! I recommend this cream to anyone who has a few little skin infractions for a quick fix. My marks disappeared almost immediately! Thank you Nadinola!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm on week 2 without results and the only thing I've learned is to not sleep in this, clean your skin before bed b/c it will break you out- face, back, chest, anywhere! must be the mineral oil in it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this product for almost 3 weeks now and i noticed so much different with my skin now. I have super oily acne prone skin and when i say acne means a lot of big zits all over my face, day by day i notice that i don't break out anymore ever since i used this. My skin becomes smooth and soft to touch. And my acne scars? wow! its fading day by day! I use this after I wash my face at night nothing else. I will continue using this until my acne scars fade away completly. I highly recommend this for the girls who suffer from acne like me:D
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i dont have sensitive skin, but this cream made my face red and broke me out. i am not sure if this cream lightens, but this made my skin rough and irritable. I do not recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Let's keep this simple: It does WORK and might break you out if your prone because there´s mineral oil in it. I've been using it once a day since march 6th, only missed 2 or 3 nights. I use the q tip method and I'm reallyyyy happy because day by day there is less and less acne scars, the new ones fades faster than the old ones but that's expected. Totally recommend it... and the tub might look small but in my first 4 application I only used some excess that was in the lid, 15 days later still have 99% left. Bought it from ebay because i'm in Europe Will update as time goes by.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
It works very well if you use consistently. But if you have sensitve skin it may break you out, it is very strong. The only thing I don't like is the smell, however it doesnt last very long. I use it as a moisturizer when I need to fade dark spots and it works for that too. It is only 5 dollars and I think it works better than ambi.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have finally found a skin care routine that is right for me. I have oily acne prone skin and I need an almost ritualistic routine to keep from breaking out. I finally found products (85% of them natural) that work on my skin...so my skin is FINALLY clear...except for my old acne scars...I don't have a ton, but they bother me greatly...ambi took forever and oftentimes broke me out. I did not have that issue with Nadinola...and it works very quickly. I've been using it twice a day for two weeks and all of my acne scars are basically gone....and it doesn't irritate my skin! I wash my face with organic black soap (dr woods), a toner, then this over the spots that I need, and once it sinks in I put avocado oil on my face (avocado oil, nightime only), this routine for two weeks and my skin is almost flawless! I will use this product as long as I need it and recommend to everyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
my skin: nc15-ish, with red/purple acne pigmentation, no active acne anymore (thank god!). i currently wash my face ever night with Paula's choice balancing cleanser, spritz on some rose water for hydration after my shower, and then use this after the rose waters sunk in. the next morning i rinse with water, blot my face dry, and then apply paula's choice 2% BHA with 2% HQ.
my hopes for this: i was lurking on a website targeted at african american skin lightening (i was stealing secrets! ;) and i saw this mentioned as a favorite, and that it was cheap. best part-- it has 3% hydroquinone, which is the highest i've been able to find over the counter! I've used alldaychemist's 4% HQ, but its a bit thick, has the HQ smell, and can give me some blackheads if i dont use enough BHA afterwards. so i wanted an alternative thats cheap.
EDIT 04/07/12: i still get a breakout here and there from this, despite religious use of a BHA, so i knocked off a lippie. i'd syill rebuy though, since i cant find any other cheap ds product w/ as high a % of HQ.
where i got it, packaging, etc: walmart, for $5 and some change! cant beat that! it's in the "ethnic haircare" asile, in with the cocoa butter and stuff. HIDDEN, almost! the packaging had no expiration date on it that i could see, so i couldnt see the exp date before i bought it. luckily, i got a fresh one, as the HQ hadnt started to turn brown yet. i'm NOT a fan of the packaging at ALL. when HW comes into contact with sunlight it turns brown and expires faster, and this is in a clear glass tub. thoughtless on the company's part. and as for the tub itself, it's thick glass, which i like. makes it not feel cheap. i didnt expect that from a $5 product. BUT the opening is kinda small, and my nails are on the longer side, so its impossible to stick my finger in without getting some under my nail. :/ and as most people know, a tub is not very sanitary, since you have to keep puttin your finger (with germs) back in every time. and as far as the HQ goes, i dont like that its ALL exposed to light every time i open the container.
results: and this is what you all REALLY care about :) my skin is quite acne-prone, but this does not break me out. so far i've used it 3 times a day for 2 days, so if i were going to get a breakout, i would have already. but this hasnt even given me any blackheads, despite being quite thick. when i rub it in it turns white, but then if i leave it be for a few seconds and re-rub it in it goes clear again. the smell is a bit perfumey, but once its on my skin i dont continue to smell it-- just when i 1st start putting it on. people should keep in mind that hydroquinone by itself has a not-so plesant smell, so thats probaby why they added fragrance to this. and lets be honest, not every person is going to like the same smells! this hasn't made my skin red or irritated at all. it DOES take a bit to sink in, maybe a few hours or so. i go to bed maybe an hour or so after i apply this and its mostly sunk in by then. it doesnt turn my sheets colors or anything, and when i rinse my skin the next morning i can feel that theres still some left on, almost like a film. it comes off with water though, no soap necessary. since i've only used it 2 days i obviously havent seen any reduction in spots, but i know that i will. i've gotten good results with a 2% HQ product, so i know this 3% will be even better. i'll update again after a month or so.