Nivea Extra Whitening: My Answer to How to Have Whiter Underarms

I’m one of those girls who’s VERY conscious about my underarms. Yet, who can blame me?

Filipinos (perhaps spurred on by advertising) put such a premium on having white and hair-free underarms especially for women. I remember a guy telling me once that when a girl raises her hand in class, his eyes are immediately drawn her armpits. If a girl has dark and hairy underarms, it doesn’t even matter if her face is pretty. Those are enough to turn him off.

Also, admit it, even girls check out other girls’ underarms too. I, for one, remember making fun of someone with dark pits. That’s mean, I know. However, the checking out seems to be automatic. Our eyes are just unconsciously drawn to exposed underarms then our brain immediately makes judgments about what we see.

The problem is, I don’t have perfect arm pits! Due to plucking and waxing, I noticed how my underarms have become darker. Even my brothers, mom, and dad have commented on it. It’s horrible when other people point it out too! It’s not like I need more people commenting about it! So I’ve been panicking about how to whiten it again because I want to wear my sleeveless clothes and be confident enough to raise my hands while doing so. I most definitely don’t want to be the object of people’s jokes!

That’s why when I heard about Nivea’s Extra Whitening deodorant, I decided to give it a try. I’m desperate enough to try anything so why not try something from a brand I actually trust?

Before going into the benefits of the product, I researched about what causes skin discoloration to give me an idea about the root of the problem. Most studies say that it’s the cause of skin inflammation due to skin trauma, blemishes, chronic friction, and even bug bites. All these irritate the skin and once the inflammation is resolved, what is left is what they call Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), which in layman’s terms is darker underarms.

Given this, how does it actually help us have whiter underarms? Here’s what they say:

NIVEA Extra Whitening deodorant with 2x Licorice Extracts, Witch Hazel and Avocado helps to boost skin’s self-recovery and whiten dark and damaged skin to give you visibly smoother and fairer underarms in just 2 weeks.

I dug deeper and also researched about the ingredients:

1. LICORICE EXTRACTS – Licorice has many uses outside of skin care but for our purpose, it was recognized by PubMeb.gov as one of the most promising herb for treating skin problems that involveΒ discoloration or hyper pigmentation.

2. WITCH HAZEL – Witch hazel is best known as an astringent. Because it can help reduce inflammation, it’s very helpful in curing spots and soothing razor burns. It’s also noted to hasten skin healing, hence it’s use to cure small cuts.

3. AVOCADO – Avocado is a natural moisturizer. It contains loads of healthy fats and phytonutrients that help soothe and heal the skin.

Now for my first hand experience, here’s what I’ve noticed after using the product for almost two weeks:

1. First thing I’ve noticed was the bumps on my skin caused by plucking have disappeared. No more chicken skin for me.

2. There’s still a slight discoloration on both my underarms but they are lighter than before. I’m hoping that a month of using the product will eventually get rid of these.

3. It’s true when they say that the product lasts for 48 hours! I tested it out over the long weekend just so I can prove it. Wore my deodorant for work on Friday then didn’t reapply on Saturday. By Sunday morning, my armpits still smelled all right. πŸ™‚

4. I prefer the roll-on variant because I find that the stick is not as effective and the spray gets all over the place! πŸ™‚

Whew! I’ve written quite a long post. Obviously, I’ve got a lot to say about this topic because it’s close to my heart. πŸ™‚

Lastly, I’ll leave you guys with these relevant information about the product variants and prices:

ο‚· Extra Whitening Roll-On 25 ml – Php 50.00
ο‚· Extra Whitening Roll-On 50ml – Php 89.00
ο‚· Extra Whitening Stick 40ml – Php 155.00
ο‚· Extra Whitening Spray 150ml – Php 170.00

Don’t forget to add them too on Facebook and Twitter and join the Fun Fearless and Fair contest to get the chance to win Nivea products:

Facebook page:Β https://www.facebook.com/NIVEAPhilippines

Twitter:Β https://twitter.com/niveaphils

Fun Fearless and Fair Promo:Β http://apps.facebook.com/funfearlessfair/
Β Let me know if you have tried this product too and what you think about it! πŸ™‚

87 thoughts on “Nivea Extra Whitening: My Answer to How to Have Whiter Underarms

  1. i have Hyperhidrosis, so difficult for me to just use ordinary deodorant or whitening products. I bought a medicated deodorant which really works and that’s what i’ve been using all the time. i have tried this one too before but no luck for me.. ;(

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  2. Nivea rin gamit ni boyfie! hahaha.. at yan! yung pang babae! hahaha πŸ™‚ weird// ayaw niya ng pang lalake.. ang tapang raw XD

    ako naman, never ako nag dedeodorant… weird talaga.. hindi kase pinapawisang kepet ko. nyahahaha.. XD at di rin siya tinutubuan ng hair. LOL! XD #weirdfamilygenes :))

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    1. What??? YOU’RE SO LUCKY, BEBE!!! It’s not weird. That’s a blessing!!! Hahahaha I wish I was like that! Hahahaha Ako no hair on arms and legs pero meron sa underarms although fine lang naman hehehe

      I know a boy din who uses Nivea for women because he likes it din na it’s gentler πŸ™‚

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    1. I stopped using Dove kasi I prefer roll-ons any to any other deo form e yung Dove is a bit too creamy so medyo kadire yung feeling. Hahaha πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read your review on this. Share with me ha! πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m starting to use it too. πŸ™‚ the 24H though coz that’s the one available and i don’t know that there’s the 48hr protection,too. Hehe. I’m kinda happy with my 24h.

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  4. I’m using NIVEA Whitening Deodorant too, the one for men though. I like the scent and how gentle it is to the skin. I prefer roll-on too, and it’s a surprise that NIVEA roll-ons dry out fast and that they don’t stain the clothes. πŸ™‚

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  5. Nivea spray was my deo before but then i switched back to Secret. it’s so makalas lng talaga yung spray. I have never tried the roll-on’s. im too scared & its too sticky. But one home remedy to do it is by using a calamansi/lemon and baking soda. I learned that before from vicky belo. I personally tried it when i was in highschool and for me, my under arms had never turned dark. calamansi is a great lightening ingredient… πŸ™‚

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    1. pro nung gumamit ka nang calamansi,ilang days mo na kita ang effects….at paano mo sya ginamit kinuha mo ba ang juice nya bago mo inilagay sa armpits mo?…..plz rep…

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  6. What is this? I’m quite uneasy for I’m not used to this. I’ve my own unique way of cleaning my underarms. The instructions given here are so clear and easy to follow. I’m inclined to try this for I like the way the information and instructions are presented.

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  7. I really thought ng comment na ako dito. well I guess I was dreaming ahahaha. anyway, i like this post. πŸ™‚ As of now, I’m using a stick-on my mom gave me from abroad and I loved it so much, now paubos na so di ko alam ang gagamitin, so i think i’ll try this on kasi since nivea sya trusted sya. next is there are some deo’s na mabango pero nakakaitim so i think with your review i’ll be trying this one.

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    1. the fragrance for this is sakto lang. It’s not super strong but there’s a scent πŸ™‚ Feels like powder on the skin lang if you know what i mean? Some products kasi feel like there’s so much piled up and you cant ever get rid of them πŸ™‚

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  8. I tried nivea when i was in high school, the roll-on and even the susyal spray one.. pero parang mas nangitim 😦 kaya i use Dove unscented now.. It’s effective for me.. I dunno maybe nivea’s ingredients are now awesome like that. haha

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  9. I haven’t used nivea before, well, the lotions only… but I used Rexona whitening, the one with sunflower oil, and I really was hoping that there would be changes. 2 weeks daw sabi nila, but no… :/
    I really wanna try this! πŸ™‚ and well, I guess I just have to wait for someone to come here to the US, or a friend who’s going to visit there… πŸ˜›
    I will surely buy this and they’re not that expensive at all!. Gotta wait though… :))

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  10. My mates use the same Nivea. I know Nivea has been expert for health and beauty. I like Nivea. I like their facial wipes and facial remover it works very well. I don’t use deodorant since my teacher tells us bad points of deodorant. Just regular shower once or twice a day. πŸ™‚

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  11. Fortunately, my underarms have not gone through a discoloration stage yet. But my biggest UA problem is the chicken skin.. 😦 I’ll give these products a try na rin. I hope it would reduce the bumps on my UA. Thanks for sharing about this sis! πŸ™‚

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  12. I really want to try that coz i have the same problem that u had before…I really want to remove that darkness but I’m scared there is no any side effect from that? cuz the skin in underarm is sensitive and already dead or affected so that turned to black.

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  13. this is the best deo. I’ve read this blog first before i use nivea, it really works and no to hyperhydrosis πŸ™‚ thanks to this blog.

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    1. I can tell you now that after using this product for several months, it has helped lightened my underarms but not completely. Not to the extent that I want it to, anyway. πŸ™‚ It’s a good starting point, though πŸ™‚

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  14. I used Nivea Whitening Stick before, but stopped when I noticed that my underarms started to darken. I switched to Dove and later on Deonat in which I am loving its effect. Recently, I got this Nivea roll-on as prize from a contest. I would want to try this one but I’m kinda scared that it will have the same effect as the Whitening stick. Has it indeed lightened your underarms?

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    1. I am sorry to hear that. 😦 To be honest, not completely. I don’t think any deodorant can fully whiten our underarms. We have to go get it bleached for that, I think, or stop using deodorants completely (which is impossible). I still use Nivea Whitening roll on though. It works best for me in comparison to other deos.

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  15. hi actually i want to try nivea for my darker underarms,after i started using hair removal creams my underarms bcam very dark.please suggest me the best thing,if its costs more also,its ok

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  16. My underarms are fair (not dark) but they have chicken skin because of plucking and waxing. I don’t apply anything on my armpits because it doesn’t smell or anything , the only problem is chicken skin. I saw this Nivea on TV so I searched for reviews about it. I have read positive comments so I decided to give it a try. As I read your blog, I was caught by what you said about Nivea making your chicken skin disappear. So, i tried using it for two weeks. Unfortunately, it caused hyper pigmentation. My underarms became slightly dark. Too bad. Too unlucky. Nivea is not for me. ;(((

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    1. Yeah, that’s the problem when you start using chemical-based products when you’re not used to it in the first place. I think it’s best if you just leave it alone. Dont wash until 4 hours after plucking / waxing. πŸ™‚

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  17. ^^ actually first time ko tong ginamit before ko nabasa to πŸ™‚ sna nga umeffect skin e kc ung bf ko ang gusto nya s girl e yung may white underarms which na wala ako πŸ™‚ teka, ung effect b nung amoy nya is 48h p rn kht pawis n pwis ka?

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  18. nivea gamit ko dati kaso nangitim UA ko. I switched to Dove naglalagay lang ako pag aalis. so far so good, naglighten naman UA ko. hiyangan lang talaga sa mga deodorants.

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  19. hello..for ladies.dark armpits are the biggest problem when we want to wear sleeveless clothes.i always search for the blog that talk about this and finally, i found your blog..i think i will give a try for roll-on whitening nivea.thanks sis ^-^ i will inform to you about my mission to whiten my armpits

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  20. Guys ganyan din problem ko i am married too since i got married my underarm not lik this nag darken lng xa when i was work i was work in cruise ship tapos madalian kc wlang enough time for pluck my hair sa armpits kaya i use to shave lagi tapos i noticed n lng na umiitim na xa ang pangit grabe nahiya tuloy ako sa hubby ko kc asawa ko super puti ng underarm tapos ako na girl nusty tignan my gosh kya i tried hairlaser treatment lifetime na xa mga sis at the same time whitening din mejo expensive pero sulit ang binayaran nyo for ur self din naman un for 6 session i anly spend 27k at flawless un ang solution sa problem nyo guys goodluck….

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  21. mga anong age ang youngest pwede po yan? tsaka pano po yung parang routine nyo especially nung mga first two weeks? yung 24h po ba at 48h pareho lang pero mas matagal lang yung 48h?

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    1. well, as soon as you start getting body odor then you can use this. NIVEA is gentle on the skin naman. I just use it every morning after my shower. Technically, 48 hours is longer but you take a bath naman every day so it doesnt matter

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  22. effective din po b to for men ? mejo nangigitim n kc ung underaem ko ehh hndi mganda ung Rexona for men … 😦 … anu po b mas maganda sa tatlo ???
    ο‚· Extra Whitening Roll-On 50ml
    ο‚· Extra Whitening Stick
    ο‚· Extra Whitening Spray

    thanks sa sasagot … haha .. God Bless u all … ^_^

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  23. I have used nivea for 22 years and to even try Made from Earth was a challenge for me but after using their Vitamin C Moisturizer – i am very happy with the results from the last 6 months! I can see a difference in the lines around my eyes, and just my skin looks and feels fresher over all. Everyone is telling me how healthy I look – Love it!

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  24. Hi, ate! πŸ™‚ Saw your pictures and your armpits aren’t really dark. I am wondering if you’re still using this deodorant? And I am really fascinated to you. I am wondering what did you take on college because you are really smart. Hope you’ll respond to me. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Jerie,

      Thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚ Yes, I’m still using that deo but I’m still worried about dark underarms. hahaha I guess it’s all part of Filipino culture. I took up communication arts in college. πŸ™‚

      Hope to hear from you again!

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  25. I don’t know what makes girls think that having dark underarms are unpleasent and ugly. On the other hand, dark armpits of a girl turns me on. If I come across someone with white underarms, I feel not tempted to see the girl.
    So gals out there…be natural and let others see n enjoy natural beauty….as moon looks beautiful even with a scar..

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  26. Hey ate mica! Perahas lang ba ung Nivea Best Whitening Deo (Yellow) saka ung Nivea Extra Whitening (Pink ) ng epekto? May nakita kasi ako sa goods.ph tapos tinitignan ko kung ano ung mas effective para un ung bibilhin ko. Maraming Salamat!

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