We recently set out to research the best natural skin whitening products to compile our Top 10 list for 2020.
While we still recommend Meladerm Skin Lightener as a trusted brand we found a range of other products that met our criteria below:
- The product contains only natural ingredients – NO hydroquinine, mercury or steroids
- The ingredients used are proven and effective skin lighteners
- The rating must be 4-5 star, based on real customer reviews online
1. KISS RED E Organic Whitening Cream (Rating 5/5)
Kiss Red E® Anti Aging Whitening Cream contains no harsh ingredients. Its vegan and organic! Made in the USA. Some of the active ingredients include organic aloe vera and sunflower, vitamins, glycolic acid and licorice extract.
Customer comment: “This product has changed my life! I love using this anti-aging whitening cream because it actually works! Many past products that I have tried give me no results, however, with this product I saw improvement in my skin after a few days”.
2. Pureauty Natural Skin Whitening Serum (Rating 4.5/5)
Pureauty Lightening Serum is a natural skin serum designed to alleviate skin issues like scar tissue, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It combines kojic acid with a number of skin lightening agents such as mallow extract, peppermint leaf extract, primula extract and resveratrol. It comes with a generous 90 day money back guarantee if you are not happy with the results.
Customer comment: “This Lightening Serum produces incredible results quickly. I had dark spots after four pregnancies on my face. Those have disappeared dramatically and I love the way my face looks again!”
3. BKE Skin Whitening Serum with Kojic Acid (Rating 4.5/5)
This serum has an active blend of 1% Kojic acid and natural botanical extracts to target a range of skin disorders caused by sun exposure and hormonal changes. It has a gentle, non-irritating formula that is suitable for sensitive skin. The formulation provides anti-oxidant protection and hydroquinone-free skin lightening.
Customer comment: After using this product for a couple of weeks I noticed a big difference. I have melasma on my forehead, cheeks and chin. I spent $2500 on chemical peels but saw no results. I was told the peels don’t work for everyone! Well, this Serum is WONDERFUL and it works!
4. QRx Labs – Skin Whitening Serum (Rating 4/5)
This skin whitening serum combines two proven skin whitening ingredients, kojic acid and alpha arbutin, along with natural extracts from the licorice and lemon balm plants. The serum is designed to penetrate the skin and slow down the production of melanin which is responsible for the dark pigmentation of the skin. It is made in the USA from all natural ingredients, free from parabens and silicones.
Customer Comment: “This stuff does work! I have used it to treat melasma from pregnancy and older acne marks that I wanted to lighten. I can see a great amount of difference already!”
5. Kojic Acid and Papaya Skin Whitening Soap (Rating 4/5)
This skin lightening soap contains a unique blend of kojic acid, papaya enzymes and hyaluronic acid that will help to eliminate age spots, freckles and acne scars. It is formulated to deeply nourish the skin and has a lovely tropical scent.
Customer comment: ” I have medium brown skin and used this soap with an exfoliating cloth. I saw obvious results on my 3rd bar! I just love this soap– my skin is even, soft, no negative reactions…and my dark areas are now 2 shades lighter! Wohoo!”
6. Botanic Hearth Skin Whitening and Brightening Serum (Rating: 4/5)
This whitening serum has a number of proven lightening agents found in nature. This includes: willow bark, organic licorice root extract, wild geranium, reishi, anise and botanical hyaluronic acid. It is formulated to reduce the appearance of photo damage, dark spots and aging skin. It contains ingredients that promote collagen production and provide moisture for the skin. It is safe for daily use and for pregnant women.
Customer comment: “I am pleasantly surprised that this stuff really works! I have residual acne scars and really bad melasma. I’ve tried so many remedies but, since using this product, the redness has been reduced and the dark patches on my face have lightened”
7. Tulip Natura Skin Whitening Cream (Rating 4/5)
Tulip Natura whitening cream uses a number of powerful skin lightening ingredients like retinol, AHAs, lactic acid, Kojic acid, mulberry root, licorice and bearberry extract. The manufacturer claims Tulip Natura will reduce the appearance of acne scars, dark spots and hyperpigmentation in as little as 3-4 weeks.
Customer comment: “I have hyperpigmentation on my upper lip caused by too much sun exposure. I’ve tried other products with NO visible results. Tulip Natural Skin Whitening Cream is great. I’m amazed at how quickly this worked for me!”
8. Naturalle Carotonic Extreme Skin Lightening Tonic (Rating 4/5)
Naturalle is an all natural product specially formulated for oily and maturing skin. The whitening ingredients include a combination of licorice extract, mulberry extract and a patented skin whitening agent called Vegeclairine. This product is recommended for dry to normal skin types. It is enriched with rejuvenating carrot oil, and has a SPF 15.
Customer comment: “I wish I had taken a “before” picture when I received this serum just 10 days ago! I had some very obvious hyperpigmentation and sunburn around my mouth, chin, and chest area. I used the serum with the moisturizing lightening cream. I can already see the change!”
9. Eva Naturals Skin Whitening Cream (Rating 4/5)
This skin whitening cream uses proven whitening ingredients like kojic acid, bearberry and licorice extract to noticeably fade and lighten hyperpigmentation. It also enhances and brightens the skin, resulting in a more even skin tone.
Customer comment: ” I use prescription hydroquinone for melasma. I bought this product as a “booster” since I’ve never gotten great results from hydroquinone alone. In a week, I can already see improvement in the dark areas. Very happy with this and would definitely buy again”
10. Pink Madison Whitening Mask (Rating 4/5)
Even though it’s called a whitening “mask” this cream can be used all over the body. The active ingredients include sustainably sourced plant extracts like papaya, jojoba seed oil and morus alba (white mulberry) root. These are combined with natural clays, lactic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B3. This product is made daily in a women owned FDA inspected facility in the USA. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and combination skin.
Customer comment: “Love this little jar of heaven! It’s lightened up old acne scars on my arms and back and also on my areola after I gave birth. I noticed my skin was lighter after about 4 to 6 uses. I’m on my third jar already!”