Review of Makari Caviar Face Lightening Cream – Does it Actually Work?

Makari is a very well known brand when it comes to African American Skin Lightening. The product is especially formulated for black skin and contains naturally derived ingredients including caviar extracts aloe vera, citric acid and vitamin C. One of the best selling Makari products is the Caviar Face Lightening Cream, which promises to fade dark marks and help you to obtain an even skin tone.

How do Makari Products Work?

The active ingredients in Makari products such as licorice extract and bearberry extract serve to limit the production of melanin. Glycolic acid and lactic acid help to break down dead skin on the surface so that the product can penetrate deeper and reveal the healthy, radiant skin beneath. There is no harmful hydroquinone or mercury in Makari products and this makes it much safer to use whether for long or short term use.

You can start to see results within 2-4 weeks but depending on your skin type, it may take up to 3 months to lighten you skin by up to 5 shades.

How much does it cost?

From the Makari website, a 1fl oz (30ml) bottle of the Face Lightening Cream costs $52.45 (£32.85) so it costs a bit more than most over the counter skin lightening creams but a little bit goes a very long way and this one bottle can last several months.


o Contains only naturally derived products – no harmful hydroquinone or mercury

o Results can be seen in as little as 2-4 weeks

o Also works on hyperpigmentation caused by contraceptives or medications (Melasma)

o No reported side effects


o Not be suitable for oily skin types

o More expensive than some over the counter lightening creams

o Separate sun protection cream needed

What Consumers Say?

Most Makari users report that this product works well to fade dark marks caused by acne, age spots, blemishes and generally brighten the skin to give a healthy glow. Consumers have reported starting to see results in just a few weeks and many have made repeat purchases.

Some consumers have reported getting acne breakouts from the Caviar Face Lightening Cream. It is important to note that this very rich product is formulated for dry skin. Makari Day Treatment Cream (for normal to oily skin) is better suited to those with oily skin that could be prone to breakouts.

Overall Verdict

Makari Caviar Face Lightening Cream does indeed work to lighten skin tone and fade dark marks. How fast it works depends on your skin type and usage of the product. Using this product twice a day can show results in as little as 2 weeks but 1-2 months is most common. When using this product for Melasma or really dark patches of pigmentation, it can take up to a year to totally remove the problem pigmentation. Makari do offer other products such as Skin Repairing Clarifying Serum for stubborn areas of pigmentation and this can be used in conjunction with the Face Lightening Cream.

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