Don’t get us wrong—we love living in tropical paradise. But our love of the sun comes with beauty consequences every Filipina knows all too well. You know the kind: dark spots, uneven skin tone, and UV-induced damage, just to name a few. What’s a girl to do? Well, that’s where Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness Skincare Regimen comes in.
Now, don’t let the name of the collection fool you. This daily regimen goes beyond lightening—in fact, that’s just one of its many effects on the skin. Designed with Healthy WhiteComplex, the Fine Fairness range penetrates deep into the skin to support and protect it from the inside out.
Essentially, it targets 3 crucial points: tone, texture, and moisture level. These elements determine how healthy your skin looks and feels. By enhancing each one, the Fine Fairness formulas reveal your skin’s natural radiance—and sustain that radiance in the long-term. FYI, this regimen includes the Youtube-famous Fine Fairness Light Mask, which we tested here. So if you witnessed the magic in that one-product review, imagine the healthy, translucent skin you’ll get with the full range!
Ready to recharge your skincare routine? See the step-by-step guide to the Fine Fairness regimen, below.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Always start with a clean slate! Dispense a pea-sized dollop of the Fine Fairness Cleanser into your hand.
This rich cleanser is the first step to long-lasting radiance. Rich in Vitamin C and lily extract, it whisks away impurities and amps up hydration at the same time.
Mix the product with water. Then, massage it over your skin in upward, circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT: “I have been using this since November 2014 … and I have been a fan ever since. This cleanser doesn’t leave my skin dry and tight. My skin looks and feels clean after every use, and glows and feels instantly moisturized.” — Shaine, 26
Shop the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser here.
STEP 2: MASK
Now, on to the fun part! To enhance the effects of your entire regimen, use the Fine Fairness Light Mask on freshly-cleansed skin.
This wearable LED device covers your skin in red light and infrared light. The rays of light penetrate the deepest layers of your skin to deliver a multitude of benefits. Regular use of the mask will fade dark spots, amp up your glow, and increase the production of collagen. The latter diminishes scars and wrinkles for more youthful-looking skin. All in a matter of 10 minutes!
To turn on the mask, plug it into the Light Mask Activator.
Then, hold the power button on the Activator until the mask lights up.
Finally, put on the mask. Make sure your eyes are fully covered by the built-in goggles for maximum comfort. Then, sit back and relax! The mask will automatically shut off after 10 minutes.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT: “I love it! Been using it for a week and already faded a few of my acne marks … I use this every night before doing my usual night routine.” — Hounisse, 20
Shop the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask here.
STEP 3: TONE
Next, tighten and brighten with the Fine Fairness Toner. This watery solution corrects pigmentation with a blend of Vitamin C and essential soy. When used with a cotton pad, it even provides light exfoliation for smoother, softer skin.
First, dispense the toner onto a cotton pad. Use as much as you need to soak the whole pad.
Sweep the pad across your skin using upward motions. Make sure to cover every inch of your face to maximize the toner’s effects.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT: “I used to have dark spots on my face before using this product. Now, my face is as clear and as bright as ever. This tones really prepares your skin for whatever moisturizer you are about to apply. I just love this.” — Kristine, 28
Shop the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner here.
STEP 4: TREAT
Time to fight dark spots! For this, go with the super potent Fine Fairness Brightening Serum.
This silky concentrate is packed with pure retinol and lily extract. These ingredients power through the skin’s surface to deactivate melanin production. The result: more uniform skin tone and less obvious dark spots. Oh, and it’s oil-free, too!
For even application, dot the serum over your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Then, spread the product using gentle circular motions. Pat until fully absorbed.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT: “I can say that my face has definitely brightened; my mom and my yaya [have] been asking me for what I have been using on my face and I do not look [like the] haggard working mom-of-three that I used to be. So happy with this.” — Bella, 35
Shop the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Serum here.
STEP 5: MOISTURIZE
Almost done! For the final step of your routine, it differs depending on the time of day. Light formulas work best for daytime use, while richer creams are ideal for the evenings. Here’s exactly what to use.
FOR MORNING SKINCARE: Give your skin a surge of moisture with a dollop of the Fine Fairness Gel Cream.
Made with hyaluronic acid, this fast-absorbing gel sinks deep into the skin to boost cell turnover. This speeds up the production of newer, healthier skin cells. With continuous use, you can expect more translucent skin and a healthy moisture balance.
Dot the product over your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Then, use your fingers to spread the product in upward, circular motions. Make sure not to rub your face or apply too much pressure! The gel should sink in within just a seconds. Pat until it has fully absorbed.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT: “My fave moisturizer! This gel is so lightweight and doesn’t leave my skin greasy when I apply it in the morning. After only a few weeks, my skin already looks brighter and my dark spots are lighter. Just what my skin needed to recover from a bad breakout. Love it!” — Claire, 21
Shop the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Gel Cream here.
FOR EVENING SKINCARE: To keep your skin nourished overnight, lock in all your skincare layers with the Fine Fairness Overnight Brightening Cream.
This rich cream delivers a final surge of skin-loving ingredients—including the fabulous lily extract and an upgraded Healthy White Complex. Together, these ingredients lighten pigmentation and lead to an even complexion. You’ll wake up to brighter, healthier skin come morning!
As usual, dot the product over your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.
Spread it over your skin in upward circular motions. Then, pat until fully absorbed.
WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT: “It’s light and visibly brightens my complexion overnight. If it’s been a particularly stressful week and I look quite haggard, this helps restore the glow in my skin. It also helps lighten acne scars. I love that the consistency is very light and that it spreads easily.” — Trish, 32
Shop the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Overnight Brightening Cream here.
And there you have it—a comprehensive, radiance-boosting regimen in just 5 easy steps. Thanks to Neutrogena for the tips!
The complete Neutrogena Fine Fairness line is available on BeautyMNL:
- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser, P328. Shop it here.
- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner, P506. Shop it here.
- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask, P4,200. Shop it here.
- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Serum Upgrade, P1,103. Shop it here.
- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Gel Cream, P872. Shop it here.
- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cleanser, P958. Shop it here.
Photos by Kat Echon
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