The other day, I received this gift box of Snow Crystal White Tomato that includes 30 capsules of the food supplement, and 2 bars of soap.
Snow Crystal White Tomato is a new whitening and anti-aging product line from Vida Nutriscience.
I am so excited to try it, and actually want to document if it actually works!
While I am generally considered fair, my skin has not yet recovered from recent sunburns like when we went to Vigan, and when we went up Gulugod Baboy. Both times, I did not expect to get sunburned since we weren’t going to the beach. I don’t generally use sunscreens because I’m just lazy, I always forget, and I don’t like the sticky, icky feeling. The only times I remember to bring along sunscreen is when I know we are going to the beach. I always figured I needed the Vitamin D, anyway.
So, because I’m so kebs about using sunscreen, my skin right now is not in the lightness range where I want it to be. My sis laughed at me because I looked like a panda! 😀 My arms and legs where tanned, but my tummy was lily white!
My goals for using Snow Crystal White Tomato are:
- to even out my skin tone
- to get skin so white that when the sun shines on it, I will glow like the moon! 😀 Hahaha, or as near to that goal as I can achieve (dream big!)
What got me interested in Snow Crystal White Tomato (SCWT) is the two-pronged approach – they have internal and external products! A food supplement to work on the inside, and a soap to work on the outside.
Aside from whitening, SCWT also helps the skin to better defend itself against UVA & UVB rays, perfect for lazy people like me who don’t like using sunscreen. It also contains Kohjin L-Glutathione, one of the most powerful anti-oxidants known, that removes free radicals and repairs skin for a healthy glow from within.
SNOW CRYSTAL WHITE TOMATO FOOD SUPPLEMENT
The food supplement contains 30 tablets. It is a pearly white-colored tablet. Taste: not that great, but can’t complain. Tastes like a typical tablet with the usual tablet coating.
I take one tablet every night before sleeping.
SNOW CRYSTAL WHITE TOMATO SKIN WHITENING SOAP
I’m not going to list out all the ingredients anymore since you can just read it below. To use, just use it like regular soap except that you need to leave it on the skin for 3 minutes before rinsing it off.
I make a thick lather and spread it all over my skin, and leave it for 3 minutes. It doesn’t sting on my body, but stings a little on my face, so I guess it will sting on sensitive skin. It has a very light, almost imperceptible smell. It reminds me of garlic, but it’s not a very strong smell, you almost won’t notice it.
When rinsing it off, I feel like the soap has also removed the topmost skin (libag). There’s no libag left on my skin even without doing any manual exfoliation with a brush or a loofah.
After first use, I immediately noticed my skin is a tiny bit lighter. Haha, maybe it’s just all the top skin being removed.
When the soap is exposed to the air, it develops little bubbles on the surface of the soap, that’s normal.
Here’s what’s on the back of the soap box:
I appreciate the easy to open tabs for the box and the plastic wrapper.
WHITENING EXPERIMENT: IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Now to the part you are all waiting for! I will be using the soap everyday, and I will also be taking one tablet every day.
So, is it effective? Effective naman. I’ve only been using it for 7 days so the results are not so dramatic yet. I’ll continue to use the products for the next 30 days and try to post an update. Usually naman for whitening products, it takes at least 1 month to see a big difference.
Here are un-retouched pictures of my skin BEFORE AND AFTER using Snow Crystal White Tomato for 7 days. That’s my real skin, no beauty mode, no make-up, kahit moisturizer wala, kaya sorry kung haggard… 😛
The skin on my face definitely lightened. It’s only been 7 days but I wanted to finish the post already, di na ako makaantay ng 30 days, besh. 🙂
The skin on my hand also lightened, but not too much because I still do my normal daily activities and go out without sunscreen. I only edited the pics to make sure the lighting conditions/background look as close as possible, but did not retouch anything else.
Does Snow Crystal White Tomato work? Yes, it does, slowly but surely. My skin did lighten a little in just 7 days. I find it to be an easy and convenient way to lighten the skin and to even out the skin tone. I hate having to apply creams pa kasi. Since this is just a tablet and soap, it doesn’t take too much extra effort to use the products.
It’s better to have a product that works slowly but surely, instead of something that works quickly but might cause adverse reactions!
Also, I feel safer using this brand because they are more well-known. I’m confident that they don’t have toxic ingredients in their products. I have seen other beauty bloggers use this, too. They also have Marian Rivera as their endorser! It’s not because I am or am not a Marian fan, but it’s more like Vida Nutriscience won’t jeopardize their reputation with bad products after all these marketing investments.
I also like the other benefits of the Snow Crystal White Tomato tablet, like the anti-oxidant benefits, sun protection, etc… in theory. Honestly, I did not feel that much of a difference, maybe just a little less tired or not as sleepy when I wake up? I do feel a little more energized but I’m not sure if that’s just normal or if it’s the tablet 🙂
P.S. This review is intended to help people who are interested in the product. Please don’t accuse me of encouraging people to whiten their skin.
UPDATE: September 6, 2017
After 30 days of taking the Snow White Crystal Tomato tablet and on my second bar of Snow White Crystal Tomato Soap, I definitely noticed that my skin is a lot lighter. I need to change my liquid foundation because my old ones became too dark and yellowish for my skin. I think I have to look at Korean and Japanese makeup brands because local drugstore brands (Maybelline, L’Oreal, etc…) don’t carry the lighter shades here in the Philippines. I am already using the lightest Maybelline Fit Me shade available (120) and it’s not light enough anymore. My skin also looks more “glowing” now. I did not use any Beauty mode for this shot, yet my skin is glowing (no makeup at all).
Last weekend, I wore shorts and someone told me sobrang puti daw ng legs ko (my legs are too white) 😀 Of course, I thanked them for the compliment!
To be honest, I’m still not sure if the tablet works. I used whitening soaps before and they were just as effective. I don’t know where to attribute the skin lightening to – the tablet or the soap. For maintenance, I think I will stick with using the soap because it’s more affordable. My arms still have a long way to go to be as light as my face.
PRICING & WHERE TO BUY
You can order these products from Lazada:
Snow Crystal White Tomato Skin Whitening Soap: P299.00
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