Biluma Skin Whitening Cream: Dermatologist Review

Biluma Skin Whitening Cream: Dermatologist Review


Biluma cream is manufactured by Galderma, the makers of Cetaphil range of products. It is hydroquinone-free skin whitening cream that has 6 potent skin lightening ingredients. Given below is the review of the cream based on the analysis of ingredients by a dermatologist:

Will it work?

 Biluma cream is more potent than other skin lightening creams available at this price. It might be effective for mild cases of hyperpigmentation as a sole therapy or as a part of this Dermatologist recommended skin care regime. It can be used to reduce pigmentation caused by following:

  • Melasma
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation like dark spots left after healing of pimples, boils, cuts etc.
  • Tanning
  • Dark elbows and knees
  • Dark circles

However, Biluma cream or for that matter any over-the-counter skin lightening cream might not help the stubborn cases of dark patches. 

Biluma cream has 6 potent skin-whitening ingredients, namely Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Arbutin, Tocopherol or Vitamin E, Mulberry extracts, Liquorice, Tetrohydrocurcumin and Artocarpus extract (Oxyreservetol 95%).

Skin type recommendations

Biluma cream should be applied on the dark patches only. It should NOT be applied on full face, until unless your full face has tanned. It can be used in the oily skin because it does not contain comedogenic ingredients.


Is it safe?

 It has 3 controversial ingredients namely Parabens, BHT, TEA, whose side effects are not proven yet, but a topic of debate.  


Will it irritate sensitive skin?

 Biluma cream might irritate sensitive skin type. Thus, you should do a patch test before the first use of Biluma cream, especially if you have sensitive skin.


Ingredient Type: synthetic and natural
Harmful Ing.: Parabens, BHT, TEA
EWG : Not found
Comedogenic Ing.: None
Irritating Ing.: Yes
Fragrances: Yes
Active Ing.:

Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is derived from a fungus and is used at a concentration varying from 1 to 4%. It is especially helpful to patients who are not responding to Hydroquinone, prescribed by a dermatologist because both of them are tyrosinase inhibitors (an enzyme that is used in the synthesis of melanin pigment).

Arbutin is derived from berries and is widely used as a skin whitening agent across the world.

Tocopherol or Vitamin E helps in skin lightening and repair of damaged skin owing to its potent anti-oxidant action.

Mulberry extracts are derived from plant Morus alba and have skin lightening effects.

Liquorice has glabridin that prevents pigmentation by UVB rays and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Tetrohydrocurcumin is derived from turmeric and helps in fading of dark skin. A concentration of 0.25 % is considered to be potent as 4% of hydroquinone in a study.

Artocarpus extract (Oxyreservetol 95%) is a potent an antioxidant and has skin-lightening action.

Base Ing.: Cream base
Ingredient list: Purified water, Octinoxate, Propylene Glycol, Light liquid Paraffin, Cosmowax D, Cetosteryl Alcohol, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, PEG-4 Olivate, Arbutin, Sorbitan Monostearate, Arlacel-165, Mulberry extract, Tocopherol acetate, White Soft Paraffin, Glycerine, Dimethicone 350, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearic acid, Tetrahydrocurcumin, Methyl Parabens, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Disodium Edetate, Triethanolamine, Licorice Extract 40%, Propyl Parabens, Lilac 747 deodorant, Artocarpus extract (Oxyreservetol 95%), Butylated Hydroxy Anisole