Before you buy anything for lightening your skin, read the ingredients list of the products and decide if you really need to use the lightening products. Most of the time, the lightening products contain ingredients that are not recommended for light skin. For example, the products listed here are not approved for use on light skin. But I don't suggest that you buy those products. If you do decide to use them, then you should be aware that you may not get the results that you expect. What is the difference between these products? A few products, including the products I am reviewing here, are available with both a lightening and a whitening component. You can see the full list of products here. The products that include both are listed here. I have included a full description of the ingredients as well. Lightening products are generally applied once a day while whitening products are usually applied once a week, and the products don't have a time limit. The difference between them is that in the case of the whitening products, the concentration of active ingredient is very low. For instance, a product like Clarisonic, which contains 0.5% salicylic acid, only contains 5 micrograms of salicylic acid. It is an average white product.