Porcelana: I See Spots

My paternal grandma had them. I see them on other mature women too. Now I’m getting them. Liver spots is what Grandma called them. Whatever they could be, I don’t want them!! I’m sure that not putting an SPF on the back of my hands, while growing up, has led to this.

Before I head off to a med spa to treat these spots, because that’s where I’m headed, I’m trying to use an over the counter product. So far, not so good. I grew up seeing Porcelana commercials. So, I got me a day and night cream…

toss or trash 019toss or trash 022I tried the pair for four months straight. I even would apply the day cream twice a day when I thought of it. I really, really, REALLY wanted it to work.

The package makes some impressive claims. This is from the day cream…

toss or trash 047The night cream gives the same type of claims…

toss or trash 057Kudos to the day cream for putting in SPF…

toss or trash 043But, it doesn’t say how much sunscreen. And, if it didn’t do a thing for fading my spots, can I trust it to have SPF too?

A bit of a look at the ingredients in the day cream. I see mineral oil and that doesn’t make me happy…

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On the top is the night cream. Below, is the day cream that I found to be thicker and didn’t absorb into my skin hardly at all. And underneath both creams, age spots that are still present…

toss or trash 040As disappointed as I am, the $8 I shelled out for each of these wasn’t a huge loss. My faith in a ‘tried and true’ product disappoints me more. Maybe I have particularly stubborn spots and these two products work for others. All I can say is that, for me, Porcelana wasn’t spot on.

Are you old enough to consider using Porcelana? If you ever have, did it work?

  • Amber

    The ingredients don’t look great honestly! You know what I have been doing on the back on my hands that has improved them (actually it was completely by accident too!) after I put on my Retin A (use about 3x week) and my Ageless Derma eye cream (also has retinol and vitamin k) i just dab the extra on my hands. I noticed they are smoother and more evenly toned after a month or so. What are you having done at the med spa? Curious! 🙂

    • Probably laser. I’m not sure what a dr will recommend.

  • MyNewestAddiction

    That stinks. Sorry it didnt work!

    • I thought my spots even got darker too. 🙁

  • Cheryl Bryant-Rushing

    I love both these products and have used them for years on my hands and arms. In fact that was what my post today was on, including talking about these two products! However, if you are serious about it, add an AHA body lotion and a little retinol, Retin A or RoC are good ones.

    • I like getting fellow blogger recommendations. Thanks!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I too remember Porcelana name from back in the day, and I was surprised when I saw it on the bottom shelf at CVS. I had some extrabucks $ and I bought the night cream to try on the sun damage on the side of my face. I thought the color faded a little bit, but not really. I used the product for the max time recommended, and haven’t used it since. The active ingredient, hydroquinone, seems to be out of favor these days. I can’t remember what the issue is, but it is no longer ‘state of the art’ as it was about 10 years ago. I’ve been meaning to review this product myself. Glad to see your review. I’m going to try La Roche Posay Mela D Pigment Control with kojic acid next, and see if I have any better results. And also a retinol product.

    • I will probably save money by just going to the derm and getting something done there. I will check into the La Roche product. I have a couple of items from them already.