Skin Care

10 Best Fairness Creams for Men Available in India

Top 10 Men’s Fairness and Skin Whitening Creams in India with Reviews and Prices

Choosing a product for fairness is completely your choice and by fair skin we don’t mean bleached out milky white face but enhancing your natural complexion by skin brightening. Men are indeed hesitant when it dullness and darkness of skin because of the stereo type that exists in the world women are supposed to use products for beauty, hope that makes sense. Today a lot of men are cautious about their appearance and they want to look presentable. We still see men who don’t shave for a week and who wear same pants for three days but we are going to ignore them for today and concentrate on men who want to combat the dullness and darkness of skin by using a skin lightening or fairness cream.

But the biggest problem is that men’s skin is tougher than women (due to frequent shaving i guess) and normal beauty products won’t work on them, they actually need a face cream that is specially meant for their rough skin. Also men need products that don’t alter their facial hair growth (which some of women beauty products tend to do). But it is really important to use a sunscreen at least which a lot of men don’t prefer due to the greasiness as most of them tend to have oily combination skin. Keeping all these factors in mind we present to you ranking of some awesome fairness cream for men in the Indian market

which are available to buy both online and in shops.

List of Ten Best Fairness Creams for Men:

1. Emami fair and handsome – 30 gm for 60Rs

As we all know Emami brand has a lot of fairness creams. When this brand launched men’s fairness cream nobody thought that it was going to be a hit (guessing this is the first ever men’s fairness cream in India). Today we see many men buying Fair and Handsome (Yes! it is that advertisement where SRK says “Zyada Fairness”)  which proves that dullness and darkness of skin. This cream has lumino peptide which signals your brain to produce more collagen so no more signs of aging and you get plumpy skin (i couldn’t get a manly word).

Word of caution: lumino peptide also bleaches your skin, hence it is your personal choice to prefer this cream or not. Fair and handsome dullness and darkness of skin. This cream also has sun protection of SPF 15+ which means you can skip your sun screen (though high SPF is recommended during summers)

Key Ingredients: Peptide, Liquorice, Vetiver & Aloe vera.

2. Fair & Lovely Max Fairness Face Cream – 25 gm for 65 Rs

This is a Men’s fairness cream from our very old fair and lovely. Fair and lovely range is a big brand in fairness creams and how can they not launch a men’s fairness cream. Fair and lovely Max Fairness Multi Expert face cream claims to control oil and provide sun protection. This men’s cream doesn’t give you a greasy look but hydrates well but oily skin should do a test with the smaller tube. This is a good daily fairness cream for men with dry skin. This cream does reduce pimple scars although not to a great extent but still the changes are visible.

Key ingredients: Water, glycerin, Titanium dioxide, Stearic acid

3. Garnier Men Powerlight Sweat and Oil Control Moisturizer – 20 gm for 85 Rs

Garnier is one of the most loved skin care brands in India. Garnier has a product for each of your skin concerns not only for women but also for men and this one is meant for men with oily skin. It is a cream based Moisturizer which reduces the formation of melanin thereby making the skin fairer. It contains Lemon extracts and perlite as main ingredients. Lemon extracts helps in lightening the skin tone. Perlite also helps in skin lightening in addition to that it is a very good oil absorbent. It keeps oil at bay for a good 3 to 4 hours, after which your face might get little oily hence blotting with a tissue is very important.

This cream has a non-greasy texture which men would love, since it gives you the feel that you are not wearing anything on your face. This has lemony fragrance (which fades away in sometime post application) to it, so sensitive noses should stay away from it. This variant doesn’t have any SPF, an added SPF over the moisturizer is recommended. This men’s skin cream does give you a visible fairness.

Key ingredients : Lemon extracts, Perlite

4. Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction Moisturiser – 15 ml for Rs 95

After Nivea post shave balm took over the internet, I started getting searching some good products from Nivea. This brand actually has some good products, Especially for men. Nivea Men Dark spot reduction Moisturizer is a must try. This has an added SPF of 30 which prevents skin darkening by sun rays. This fairness lotion for men provides the desired fairness with the presence of Whitanat vita complex (which looks like a made up word to me, since i couldn’t find the definition anywhere) which the company claims as a mixture of 10 nutrients and 10 times better than Vitamin C.

Nivea Men Dark spot reduction moisturizer is suitable for all skin types and it doesn’t make your skin greasy. Nivea has got a variety of face washes (based on skin concerns) and a scrub in the same range.

Key Ingredients : Whitanat, Vitamin C, Licorice, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Ginseng, Ginkgo,Magnesium, Glyceryl Glucoside

5. L’Oreal Paris Men Expert White Activ Whitening Moisturing Fluid – 50 ml for 800 Rs

This must be the most expensive fairness cream in the list, It’s the L’Oreal Paris Men Expert White Activ Whitening Moisturing Fluid. This is essentially in a fluid form (more like a serum) and provides good hydration. If you have oily to combination skin this could make your face greasy and oily, on the other hand if you have dry skin then this could become your best Moisturizer. L’Oreal Paris Men Expert White Activ Whitening Moisturing Fluid contains SPF of 20 and PA+++.

This fluid also provides tightening effect to the skin hence your pores and wrinkles are less visible. The fluid has a unique melanin block and vitamin C combination in it which regulates the melanin production. This is the best men’s fairness cream for dry skin.

Key Ingredients: Vitamin C

6. Pond’s Men Energy Recharge Brightening gel moisturizer – 20 gm for 85 Rs

Pond’s Men Energy Recharge Brightening gel moisturizer is a gel based moisturizer which is most suitable for Oily to combination skin. It is made for asian men’s skin. Dry skin might need a heavy moisturizer but in summer times this moisturizer is good enough. Pond’s Men Energy Recharge Brightening gel moisturizer is enriched with White Boost technology that lightens the skin tone and prevents it from darkening again. It also has Coffee bean extracts that awakens the skin and tightens the pores.

Coffee is also known to reduce the signs of aging by tightening. Pond’s Men Energy Recharge Brightening gel moisturizer doesn’t have an SPF which brings in the need to apply an added Sun screen. Since this is gel based it penetrates into your skin and leaves your skin looking fresh without any oiliness.

Key ingredients: Coffee bean extracts, Vitamins

7. VLCC men active light fairness moisturizer – 100ml for 180 Rs

VLCC men active light fairness moisturizer contains mulberry extracts and vitamin B3 which helps to lighten the skin. This moisturizer takes away the oiliness and keeps the face matte for a considerable amount of time. VLCC men active light fairness moisturizer also has an added SPF which protects your skin from getting tanned. This also helps in fighting against pollution which is a boon for men who drive or travel long distance. This daily whitening cream is recommended to exfoliate your face with the scrub from the same range to get maximum benefits.

Key ingredients: Mulberry extracts, Vitamin B3

8. Oriflame North for Men moisturizing fairness Lotion – 50 ml for 279 Rs

Oriflame North for Men moisturizing fairness Lotion has an attractive packaging I must say. Most companies prefer black (or dark grey even dark blue) for men’s skin care products to add ruggedness but this one is white. This has an SPF 18 which is not good enough for Indian Summers. Oriflame North for Men moisturizing fairness Lotion moisturizes your skin very well. Like the usual Oriflame skin care range, the North men range also has a face wash and some other products as well that give a whiter and fairer complexion.

This lotion also has Mulberry extracts and Grape extracts which helps in lightening your skin. This lotion might be a little irritating if you have sensitive skin hence it is advisable to do a patch test.

Key ingredients: Mulberry extracts, Grape extracts

9. Pond’s oil control fairness moisturizer – 20gm for 85 Rs

Pond’s oil control fairness moisturizer is another great moisturizer for men. This one controls oil very effectively. If you have oily skin then this could be your best friend. Pond’s oil control fairness moisturizer has mineral clay which absorbs oil and witch hazel extracts which minimizes the appearance of pores. Titanium dioxide is one of the ingredients which provide sun protection but since the SPF details are not mentioned it is advisable to use an SPF of at least 30 over this moisturizer. This same range has acne clearing face wash as well. This fairness cream makes skin lighter within 4 weeks of usage.

Key Ingredients: Mineral clay, Witch hazel extract

10. Nivea men oil control moisturizer with 10X whitening – 50ml for 190Rs

Nivea men oil control moisturizer with 10X whitening controls oil well. This fairness cream for men helps in lightening the skin with presence of Vitamins. This moisturizer gets absorbed very well into the skin without leaving any residue. Nivea men oil control moisturizer with 10X whitening also fades away blemishes.  This provides good enough hydration for dry skin as well.

Key Ingredients: Whitanat, Vitamin C, Licorice

By reading this list you can clearly see that men too don’t like greasiness on their face. Keeping this in mind beauty companies should come up with more non greasy products for oily and sensitive skin of men. Taking care of your skin is very important be it for women or a men. A lip balm, a moisturizer and a sun screen is not going to hurt instead this is going to benefit you in the long run.

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  • Nice to know they're many products coming for men as they also need to care for their skin :)


  • You should always use skin care products that are designed and formulated for oily skin. never use skin care products just like that as they may have high emollients or moisturizing agents then may clog the pores. Always use light moisturiser and skin creams which the oily skin can absorb better.

  • m 38 y man with dry skin ,I would like to have moisturiser fairness cream plz suggest.


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