Working towards becoming attractive is good. Wanting to change a genetic trait is more complicated because it concerns and raises ethical issues. By nature, people get attracted opposite of their type, probably a way of improving the gene pool. Ironic, but women seem to like what they do not have, rather than liking what they are and what they can be; hence, dark-skinned women want to slather skin lightening cream to attain that much-coveted fair complexion.
Skin lightening cream and other skin lightening products are very much in demand these days because they offer solutions in whitening the skin of women. This used to be addressed by all sorts of methods and natural ingredients. Despite the fact that home remedies are safe to use, one wonders with the changing preference of women towards commercial formulations. It is definitely an advantage to be able to use several natural ingredients all at one time in one preparation. This eliminates tediousness in preparation associated with use of fresh, raw products that may only allow limited blending depending on the availability of materials and time involved in the preparation.
Skin lightening cream is thicker, more viscous and therefore more easily absorbable in the general body skin. Serums are more concentrated but are hefty on the pocket too. Homemade remedies are good but take time for results to be visible. Advertisements made ordinary products into miracle products that explains why the sudden demand and clamor for many brands of lotion, creams and serum. In many testimonies, it was extracted that the amount of time needed for visible results to appear takes 30 to 90 days. This supports the idea that no intervention, natural or commercial can work as fast as wanted or needed since it requires time and consistent application.
In retrospect, being beautiful has nothing to do with the skin color and the answer cannot be found in a bottle of skin whitening cream; instead, it is in the mind of people. Skin lightening cream enhances skin tone and does nothing else.