Hello my beauties ! :)
A few weeks ago, during my preparations for the coming winter I was stocking up on body lotions for the winter months. My major requirements were moisture, non-greasy feel and lightweight. I have combination to oily skin with an oily T-Zone which shines within an hour of any moisturizing.
As I was wandering through my local Health and Glow Store, I stopped at the Lotus Herbals counter which had an abundance of ‘Whitening’ products. I am of course referring to the WHITEGLOW series of products.
Summer leaves behind a very bad tan on our skin, most of us know that. The SA at the counter was pushing me to try out the body lotion and I gave in.
Voila! I found my winter care! :D
Let me introduce you to the Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Skin Whitening and Brightening Hand and Body Lotion ....
What the Product Claims
WHITEGLOW™ Skin Whitening Hand & Body Lotion is a technologically advanced formulation that provides triple action on skin LIGHTENING, WHITENING & BRIGHTENING with the help of rare fruit & proven plant extracts that penetrate deep into the skin to provide enduring action. The Result, your skin looks soft, fair and radiant.
LIGHTENS - It lightens the skin tone by reducing uneven pigmentation.
WHITENS - It unveils visibly fairer skin by reducing dark spots.
BRIGHTENS - It enhances the skin’s natural radiance.
Contains SPF 25/PA+++ ( For those who don’t know PA refers to the UVA protection )
Essentially it’s a body lotion with a twist. It moisturises, sun protects as well as de-tans. All in one some might say.
Price : 295INR for 300ml
Liquorice, Green Tea and Grape Extracts
Water, Light Liquid Paraffin, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Monostearate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate& PEG 100 Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Sodium PCA, Polysorbate 80, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide, Glycyrrthiza glabra ( Liquorice ) Extract, Camellia sinensis ( Green Tea ) Extract, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance.
Directions for use
Apply liberally all over the body, ideally after a shower or bath, on damp skin for best skin softening, sealing in the moisture. Focus on dry or stressed areas such as elbows, heels, and knees. Can be used any time your skin is feeling particularly parched and dry.
Comes in a sturdy white plastic bottle with a pump neck. The pump has an open-close mechanism which makes the lotion travel friendly. I have tried unscrewing the pump to check for leakages during travel, it does not leak. The pump is extremely easy to control unlike some other such packages. So full marks for packaging.
My take on Lotus White Glow Hand and Body Lotion :
As I said, I wanted such a moisturiser that wouldn’t feel heavy or sticky on me while doing its moisturising job properly. Since I go to college every day, it should also stay on for at least 12 hours without my skin feeling particularly dry and uncomfortable. An added bonus would be the lightening of my skin. The summer tan should be banished. How cool does that sound.
I bought this lotion with high expectations and tried it out eagerly. Well let me tell you, I’m already on my second bottle. This product is actually amazing.
The body lotion is a slightly thick white liquid which flows easy through the bottle. This lotion does not feel heavy on me. Since it is water based, it gets ready absorbed into the skin. Though we see a slight white cast as it has SPF but it disappears within a minute or two.
Once thoroughly worked into my body, this moisturizer keeps me hydrated all day. Yes that’s right. I applied this at 7 in the morning and it stayed on till 9 at night. No dryness seen anywhere. I have used this body lotion on my face too ( I know I’m not supposed too but the tan removal was just too tempting ) and surprisingly it did not break me out.
Coming to its claim of sun protection, I have observed that it does its job pretty decently. But not for long. It did not protect me against the midday sun ( expected because of the low SPF ) but was pretty effective during the morning. I have had to reapply another sunblock for further protection during the day. But it has done its job pretty well for its claims.
About the skin lightening, it was another surprise for me. I have noticed that regular usage ( by regular I mean once a day for a month ) has definitely evened out my skin tone and cleared up the bad tan that I had on my arms. Works pretty well I must say. Twice a day usage would definitely improve skin tone further.
Overall it’s a good product to invest in. The only concern I might have is the abundance of chemicals and the presence of propyl paraben. But as the chemical composition does not fall under the active ingredients list, I’m not much concerned.
Pros of Lotus White Glow Hand and Body Lotion:
- Contains SPF
- Water Based formula
- Stays on the whole day
- Non-Greasy and Lightweight
- Does help reduce tan
- Easy to use pump packaging
Cons of Lotus White Glow Hand and Body Lotion:
- Contains Propyl Paraben
- Does not protect against harsh sun
Review :Lotus White Glow Night Cream
My Rating : Overall I would rate it a 4/5 ( deducting a point for composition )
Final Thoughts :I would definitely recommend this to all those who want a non-sticky body lotion which lasts all day.
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