Okay, let’s me start with this, I purchased this item on August 15, 2017. I bought it myself, I was not given this item, nor was I given any discount for this review; this is an honest accessment of my experience using Cysteamine Cream. Okay, now the review: THIS STUFF WORKS! I had serious hyperpigmentation on my bottom lip. I am about the complexion of Idris Elba just for a visual reference to those of you reading this. My bottom lip had gotten darker through aging as is common with many African Americans. Who know what causes this….it could be the sun beaming down on us in our long commute on the 405 or the 5 in California haha or bad ingredients in lip balms and chap stick etc….. whatever the case, As an African American male this was extremely embarrassing and noticeable. It made me look like I had drug addict lips and there was nothing that I could do about it for years! Until I started researching “pigment correction creams” that I stumbled upon this stuff. I used retin-a to peel my bottom lip to attempt to lighten it, I used everything under the sun and NONE OF THEM WORKED! I used 25-35% TCA peels on my bottom lip to lighten it as well. While that did work it was only temporary, as the skin wound return to its dark color after but a couple of days once my lip fully healed after the peels. Needless to say, that was super disheartening. I was left thinking, “am I going to always have this crazy dark lip issue?! This sucks!!”. NO MORE! Not after using this stuff for the last 19 days!! My lip is pink! I mean PINK!! It looks great! My youthful look is back and it is super noticeable! There is no doubt in my mind that this stuff is the reason!!!
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s how to actually use this stuff to get a result. This stuff isn’t like any other cream for skin lightening that you’ve ever used. Keep that in mind. The results that you see are not indicative of how much of this cream that you use. The results that you see are based on the continued use of the product. Daily use is what will get you on the winning path. Apply to hyperpigmented areas once a day at night, leave on for 15 minutes then wash it off(once your used to it you can apply it and leave it on over night. I do this for my lip and every that I wake up to wash my face etc; I notice a thin layer of skin on my lip sloths off and the lip is noticeably lighter every single time! This stuff is incredible!), apply moisturizing cream and go to sleep. Simple as that. Once your skin ton has reached it desired lightness simple retard using the cream daily and shift over to a twice a week regimen to maintain the results. You have to continue using the product indefinitely to maintain the results. Before you say, “what?! I don’t want to have to use this stuff forever!” To this is say, get over it! Your body naturally produces Cysteamine. I believe that I read that it’s actually present in breast milk, google it, you’ll see. Many of you women and men use soaps conditionerers, relaxers, perks, hair gels etc… that are far worse on your body than this stuff would ever be and your body doesn’t produce the stuff that’s in those products(nor does anyone’s lol). I’d say that it is a small price to pay for the results. This stuff is available OVER THE COUNTER for Pennies on the dollar compared to how much other products costs from the dermatologist. Those of you who have gone this route can fully back that claim. The tube is able the size of a medium tub of toothpaste. I have used this stuff daily since I received it on August 15th as I mentioned earlier and I still have what is almost a full tube! It lasts a VERY LONG TIME! Oh, wait another thing, the literature that comes with the cream expresses a warning that the cream can cause “hypopigmentation”(complete removal of color from the skin) I use it on a few spots on my face as well I leave it on over night and have not seen this as a problem for me. You may be different so use at your own discretion. I read in the literature that this stuff doesn’t attack regular melanocytes, only the hyperpigmented spots. I have no idea how but it is true! Dark spots have disappeared while my regular skin tone has remained in tact. BUY THIS, USE IT CONSISTENTLY, SEE RESULTS. It’s really that simple. Do your research, don’t listen to “nay sayers”. Those people either can not read, haven’t actually used this stuff or are too dumb to follow simple directions. My lip went from being at least 3 shades darker than my overall skin tone to pink in 19 days! NINETEEN DAYS!!! This stuff is no joke. It will help your skin no doubt! I am fully convinced that this stuff has to be what Charlemagne The God from The Breaksfast Club used to clear up his hyperpigmentation. He hasn’t publicly said it but this stuff his powerful! I love it. I am going to buy a friggin case of if it before you guys buy it all after reading this review! Shout out to Scientis for stabilizing Cysteamine and making a cream out of it, thank you so much! Ps. for those that think I’m joking, look at my pics. No photoshop, this stuff is legit!!!