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Showing posts with label Face Creams. Show all posts


Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme Review

Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme With SPF 25 
Enriched with Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk enzymes that are known fairness agents A revolutionary formula that blends the benefits of a gel and a crème It also contains sunscreens to protect the skin from harmful UVA&UVB rays that can darken the skin.

Price ~ Rs.295/-

Lotus WHITEGLOW Gel Creme SPF 25

I finished my Lotus Whiteglow Micro-Emulsion, so I decided to try the Gel Creme instead of buying the same.


Fake Olay? Reader Query

The following is an email from a reader:

"I've been using Olay Total Effects since a while now, have finished about 3 bottles. And recently bought the fourth one. When I opened it i felt something odd. Let me list down all those things :

1. The bottle seems a little heavy. Obviously because its full. But even then , none of my previous Olay bottles felt this heavy when they were full.
2. The writing on the packaging seems a little odd. Since all the other 3 bottles came with a free face wash, there packaging was the extended one to include the face wash, and this one had simply the Olay bottle. BUT even then, the packaging on the bottle is different. The older one's had the ingredient list and this one has Directions and manufactured. etc
3. The size is different. The previous ones were slightly longer and less rounder. That is say a minute difference of 0.5 cm or maybe 1 cm difference.
4. OMG the smell. the smell of this one totally put me off. Its so weird. Nothing like the pleasant smell of the other ones. I just couldn't take it.
5. Its too thick. I only pump the bottle once and use that amount. I did exactly that this time, but when I applied it on my face it felt heavy, thick and made my nose oily. Then I started sweating on my upper lips. Something which has never happened with me when I used to use Olay before. It felt as if I had just put the ponds white cream on my face.
6. The color looks pinkish/ peachish in a very weird way. I know Olay was never white, but this just seems so weird. I thought I was dizzy or something because it looked a different color.
7. Tingly feeling on the cheeks. Now I'm really not sure if it because of this stupid ( fake ? ) Olay or something else . Or maybe I'm imaging things. But I've been itching on my cheeks, I've already scratched it a couple of time, anymore and i'll develop red marks.
8. Bad English ! The bottle and the cover both say " Keep out of reach FOR children" Why would P&G let that get printed on their product. Its wrong English. Bad grammar. OMG. I don't expect P&G to have mad that mistake.

Some pointers ,
This was manufactured on 18th November 2010. So no its not expired. It keeps for 3 years .
I know there is one for sensitive skin and one for normal. I have used both. And know how both feel. This one feels nothing like the previous ones.
I bought it from a decent shop. I've bought other stuff from that shop too.

Now I'm very confused. I paid 699 for this thing and think its a rip off . Olay Total , Totally fake ? What do you think ? What should I do ? Should I write to P&G ? Should I take it back to the shopkeeper ? I'm very confused :( "


The Olay I have is definitely not a fake and looks like this...

  • As you can see, it does have that grammatical error too "Keep out of reach for children" (LOL..I never noticed that before)
  • I bought it in 2009 and it is old and I don't use it anymore, but it still smells good.
  • The price of mine is Rs.650. Did they increase the price??! Wow.
  • *Edit: Manufacturing date is written at the bottom. 081216 (YY/MM/DD)
    I think in manufacturing, it's almost impossible to make the product exactly the same. I once bought The Body Shop Passion Fruit Body Butter and it was SO bitter! Omg it was the worst thing ever. It made my hands obnoxiously bitter, and the bitterness was hard to wash off as well, yuck! Another time at a TBS store I told my s-i-l not to get it & to taste it first lol, but it wasn't bitter at all.

    The same goes for the packaging, and maybe it's a different maker.

    But the smell is what worries me with yours. They are stupid to change it if they did. I liked it a lot.

    I don't think it's a fake, but if you're still worried then you can write to them and give them the product number of any other number on the bottle.

    Please feel free to offer your suggestions everyone.

    ♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


    Disappointing Beauty Products

    I do favorite posts and haul posts and influence you to spend money. Bad... bad girl! I love comments like"Reading this blog is not good for my wallet",  and I can totally understand how you feel because I feel like that every single day when I see new things in other blogs and websites. 

    So, I'm hoping posts like this one will help you save some money.

    Here are 3 of the most disappointing beauty products I used recently:

    1. Face Facial Cleansing Buffer: For face? Really?! It's so rough and scratchy I regret using it on my face even once. They should rename it Foot Cleansing Buffer or Hairy Back Cleansing Buffer.


    Lotus White Glow Intensive Skin Whitening & Brightening Serum

    What it is:
    Enriched with Grape, Mulberry, Saxifraga extracts and Milk enzymes that are known fairness agents A proprietary formula that distributes via an advanced delivery system It visibly refines large pores, eliminates blackheads and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result, you have radiant, youthful looking skin. Contains no harmful chemicals.

    How to use:
    Use morning and evening all over face and neck after cleansing.


    Lakme Fruit Moisture Range Review

    I thought I'd review the products from the Lakme Fruit Moisture products all at once, coz I don't want to make it into a 4-day extensive process, and it's easier for reference this way.
    I've been using these products and very little else this winter, and it's almost time for me to go out and buy the ones I want to use again. So, let's find out which of those are:

    Lakmé Fruit Moisture Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Day Lotion with SPF: I am in love this.  I use it only as a body lotion. I used it on my face once (I don't use anything that comes in that type of bottle on my face, but I did anyways for review's sake) and I got a pimple. But it sure agrees with my body. Because it's not so thick or greasy, my skin absorbs it in a jiffy. It does a good job at moisturizing and it smells simply delicious! I can't get enough of it! It says 'Winter' on the bottle, but it smells & feels summery to me. I think I won't mind using it in summer too. Sometimes, I like to apply it on my hands before getting into bed, put my hands against my nose and inhale deeply. Sweet dreams.


    Pond's Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum


    When I first saw this range in Poornima's blog, I was so excited! I just love anti-ageing products. I believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to lines and age spots. Also, my skin seems to agree with Pond's products- not always, but most of the time. But the main reason I was very interested in this range is because back when I had Melasma (hyperpigmentation) on my face, somebody told me to rub a piece of gold jewelry on the dark patches. Supposedly gold lightens dark spots. I didn't try it, mainly coz I thought it was a moo point =D. Now I think I should have.

    Claims: Pond's Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum is luxuriously infused with flakes of real gold particles, each concentrated drop of this most precious formula melts into your skin to smooth texture & helps boost your skin's youthful radiance. Contains Vitamin B3, proven to reduce age spots.
    Non Comedogenic, Dermatologist tested.


    Beauty Buys From Malaysia ~ Part 2

    Looking less, isn't it? =(  I think I got more shoes, bags, jewelry and clothes this time for a change :)

    But 1 more day baby! And duty-free tomorrow *wink wink*

    Can't wait to be back in India...I'm dying to eat authentic Indian food!!!

    Last year's haul here 

    ♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


    Perfect Radiance By Lakme

    Lakme has come up with its very own fairness range. I tried the Perfect Radiance Foundation at a store a month ago, and almost bought it but refrained coz I wanted to check it out on the net first. Why is it that nowadays it seems blasphemous to buy a product without checking it out on the internet first?

    I am already drawn to the packaging of these with all the pink! :)

    About Perfect Radiance:

    Known for their protective, whitening and soothing powers, it is enriched with lush extracts of White Lily and Sacred Lotus. These extracts lend a sense of purity and balance to Perfect Radiance Fairness range, helping restore your skin’s true complexion. 

    Designed to give you truly fair, radiant skin, Lakmé Perfect Radiance fairness cream acts on all 6 signs of skin darkening by:

    1.         Fading away dark spots and blemishes due to pigmentation

    2.        Lightening Skin Colour

    3.        Helping even out Skin Tone

    4.       Reducing Oiliness

    5.        Fading away Dullness

    6.       Keeping Tanning under control

    Here are all the products from this range that promises us an even and blemish-free complexion:

    So, which of these are you definitely trying out?

    ♥ Cynthia Z ^.^