18 Apr 2019

Skin lightening pills became the rave of the moment when people discovered that it was one way to achieve a flawless skin. While there are different ways to achieving a flawless skin, the pills are  actually one way to supplement our body's dietary intake and help stay healthy from the inside. Most skin lightening pills are basically like your normal skin supplements such as Vitamin D, Niacin-amide, Hyaluronic supplements and others. The difference is more like, some certain skin lightening ingredients such as Gluthathione, Vitamin C, Bearberry and other lightening ingredients have been added to it.This is probably the reason why you see most skin lightening pills containing a host of other ingredients, in addition to the two most popular lightening ingredients.

The most popular skin lightening pills are those which contain L-Gluthathione, Vitamin C and Collagen. Usually, taking only one of the above seem not to be effective if not combined with another. For example, when taking skin lightening supplements containing just Gluthathione, it should be taken with either containing Vitamin C supplements. Some lightening pills contain as  as 15000mg of L- Gluthathione per capsule or tablet with the recommended dosage being 2 or 3 per day., depending on the brand. While some contain Gluthathione, Vitamin and Collagen in one capsule, other brands would advise you to take another dietary supplement along with it.

Taking of Vitamin C alone can also help lighten the skin gradually but it isn't as effective as combining it with L-Gluthathione and should be above 1000mg per day. to attain a fairer skin, the dosage of the Vitamin C that you have to take depends on your weight. 
How to determine the amount of Vitamin C that you need to take to make the skin fairer: Your weight in KG x 40mg of Vitamin C = Amount of Vitamin C needed to whiten skin tone. For example: 55 kg x 40mg of Vitamin C = 2200 mg per day
As an antioxidant and for skin brightening – take 1000mg-2000mg per day.

Getting original lightening pills is also an hurdle. While original Vitamin C pills can be obtained from a reputable pharmacy, the same cannot be said for Gluthathione. To get the original, it is advisable to buy from a verified stockist or directly from the manufacturer. A source said a genuine Gluthathione pill has a foul smell when opened if it is in a capsule form.

Listed below are some of the reasons you should use skin lightening pills especially if you want to lighten up
  •  It gives a flawless complexion if taken judiciously
  •  It supplements your dietary intake
  •  It boosts and enhances skin elasticity.
  •  It brightens your skin from the inside
  •  It promotes complexion uniformity as it prevents skin darkening, melasma and uneven             complexion.
  •  Helps the body get rid of excess toxins
  • .Protects the skin from further UV damage

Listed below are some brands that you can try out. The reviews for each brand are geenerally positive and are healthy.


SANTEVA GLOW EXTREME skin lightening pill actively helps reduce wrinkles and fine line formation by enhancing skin elasticity and moisture content. Get a noticeably bright skin and bloom into a radiant, flawless you with the complete effective skin lightening  formula.

  • L-Glutathione 1500mg
  • Alpha lipoic acid 300mg
  • Vitamin C 200mg,
  • Collagen 100mg.

DOSAGE: 6 Tablets A day. Results are marvelous!


OHH's skin supplement product is a Korean brand which claims to brighten the skin from within, tightens skin pores, boosts up collagen, reduces acne scar and hydrates dry skin.

L – Glutathione 2000000 mg
Astaxanthin 10000 mg
 L – Cysteine ​​2000 mg
Vitamin C 50000 mg
Bioflavonoi 2000 mg
Hyaluronic Acid 2500 mg
Koji Berry 2000 mg
B12 500 mg
Raspberry Extract 1200 mg
Grape seed Extract 1500 mg
Acerola Cherry 3000 mg
Mix Berry Extract 3000 mg
Lecithin 4000 mg, Biotin 3000 mg
Inositol 60 mg,
Zinc 30 mg.
DOSAGE: 1-2 Softgels per before main meal. Contains 30 soft gels


PurWhite UV Bright Drink is the most effective way to get fairer and brighter skin, not only on the face but also on the whole body, Including underarms, tummy,elbows, groin, knees, and inner thighs.It is a functional drink that also provides UV protection against harmful UV rays.

  • L-Glutathione
  • Fish Collagen
  • Vitamin C
  • Liqourice Extract
  • Mixberries powder

- Consume 1 sachet daily or before going outdoor activity. You may mix each sachet with adequate water according to your taste, stir well and consume immediately during morning or night.
- For beginners,we recommend consumption of 1 sachet for 7 consecutive days, and when the expected result is achieved, you may switch to 1 sachet every alternate days for maintenance.


MSM SKIN RADIANCE tablets contain key vitamins and minerals shown to brighten and even out the skin. It fades dark marks and patches, lightens your skin gently, treats hyper-pigmentation, prevent acne formation, provides a radiant even skin tone and improves condition of hair & nails

  • Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) 100mg
  • Silica 100mg
  • Ascorbic Acid 82.5mg providing Vitamin C 80mg
  • 100% Chondroitin Marine 50mg
  • Marine Collagen 50mg
  • Micro Crystalline Cellulose (Bulking Agent)
  • Magnesium Stearate (Anti-Caking Agent)

Take two tablets daily with water.

5. MARIE FRANCE is one brand, that comes to my mind when I think of skin lightening pills. I have friends who have sworn by it. I also know of people who bought it and are using it.

Marie France Skin Brightness Formula is a skin brightening supplement that promotes a brighter, luminous, even and blemish-free skin. It helps diminish the appearance of age spots, varicose and spider veins, wrinkles and other skin blemishes.

  • Vitamin C (1000 mg per capsule) 
  • Contains Citrus Bioflavonoids (525 mg per capsule) 
  • Hesperidin 
  • Rutin 
  • Acerola Powder 
  • Rosehips 
  • Quercetin

The products and statements made about specific products on this page have not been evaluated by either NAFDAC ( the Nigerian Agency for Food and Drug control ) or the FDA (
the United States Food and Drug Administration). Always consult a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, exercise program or before taking any medikcation or if you suspect you might have an health problem.

This post has been updated in 2019