Skin lightening products are generally available in multiple grades of light. The first grade of light is a light color of your natural skin. This color has no shine or shineiness. It is very delicate and very sensitive to sunlight. This is the lightest grade of light. In this grade, products that you will find in the sun are only the cream, lotion, gel, and powder. The gel type of products, which are applied directly to the skin, usually work best for darker skin. The cream is the least effective and is applied over the entire skin and is not particularly light. The cream is a little drying but is very effective for light skin. The gel is the most effective for dark skin, but it is very drying. The lightest cream you can buy has about 9.3% hydration and contains the highest percentage of skin-brightening ingredients. I have a review about this cream. You can use it as a lightening product. I have also reviewed some other products, but they are too dry and not as effective as this.
I also have reviews of lightening creams. I have the one above. I like this cream because I have very dark skin that is very sensitive to light.