Biotique Cucumber Pore Tightening Freshener Review

by jomol on September 1, 2011 · 41 comments

Biotique Cucumber Pore Tightening Freshener Review: With Himalayan Waters

For normal to oily skin:
biotique bio cucumber pore tightening freshner
With my last bitter experience with the Biotique mint lip balm :yuck: I have become wary of this brand and its claims. Biotique claims to be 100% botanical extracts and natural Ayurvedic and therapeutic kind of a brand and has a lot to offer on skin care. I must say the products for the Indian market are little on the higher side when compare to other brands available may be taking advantage of their Ayurvedic stance. Now having said all this I have serious doubts about many of their products being so Ayurvedic. One such product is the one im talking about today their cucumber pore tightener and freshener. I got this from spencer’s along with the lightening honey gel facewash which again was not as impressive as I had thought it would be. I read some great claims on this one as well like pore tightening, freshener, for oily skin etc. and hence I had to pick it up. Least did I know that this would be such a powerful astringent so not suitable to sensitive skin tone . in the name of pore tightening it’s a very strong product almost close to an alcoholic astringent something like the blue ayur astringent I had used ages ago. Read on to know my experience with this one:

 

Bio cucumber pore tightening freshener for oily to normal skin:
Price:149 for 120 ml
biotique cucumber pore refining freshner
What the pack says:
Cucumber is one nature’s greatest cooling and purifying plants with many health benefits . this refreshing proe tightening and purifying lotion is blended with cucumber coriander nutgalls and berberry and peppermint oil and the frsh waters found in the foothills of Himalayas .it is formulated to bring the skin into perfect ph balance and help keep the skin in its purest state
cotton pad
To use:
Apply to cotton pads or washcloth and gently wipe over cleansed face and neck morning and evening

My Experience with Biotique Cucumber Pore Tightening Freshener

I got this for the oily skin pore tightening claims and I had thought it would be some mild toner kind of a face product some thing like mild cucumber juice etc. but to my surprise this is very strong product with astringent qualities to it. this product smells very strongly of alcohol or spirit so much so that it stings my eyes 😯 the first time I applies it I could feel my eyes stinging and the smell going down my throat and I was disgusted. I had thought it would smell like some cucumber juice . unfortunately I could not go beyond the smell to see nay benefits of pore tightening. After I wiped my face with this I could see total oil removal and fresh skin no doubt. And since I used this in the morning my pores did appear smaller but that I don’t think would be because of this . the astringent effect to this may be because of the peppermint oil used in this but its absolutely string to use and reminds me of some alcoholic astringent
pore tightener

Last word

It’s a strong product with astringent qualities which literally rips the skin off its oils. Not recommended for sensitive skin. You can use this if you have an acne issues but just once a day would suffice. Also if you are on the go and want to clean the oil off ur face you can use this . for me it’s a very strong product and I cant go beyond the smell of this one. for toning properties I prefer something milder.if you ever saw the ayur blue astringent it will remind you of that. some of you may like it for the very fact that it rips the oil off ur face and it’s a strong astringent☺

Rating 2.5 on 5

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Rukeia September 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I hated this product! Made my skin feel horrible.
Smells like those wet towel we used to get on airplanes! I’d use it, the same way, soak towels in this freshener and give it to guests or when I’m out. LOL

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neha September 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

:stars: great idea
im toh not using it anymore :smug:

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dimpi September 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

:thanks: for the review neha…i was thinking of buying this….but it was out of stock on the website…so didnt buy it…. :thanks:

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neha September 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm

:nono: bach gaye na
where did u wanna get it from

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dimpi September 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm

nahi…i m not sure..maybe cosmetix even….i mean either of the two… ?:)

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neha September 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

:rotfl:

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Parita September 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm

:yikes: :yikes: stung eyes and strong smell 🙁 M not buying this one :thanks: for the review

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neha September 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm

:spank: sachi

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Ritika September 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Hey ! thank u for the review …I have been using this too! I thought the stinging only happened to me 🙁 Any suggestions for acne pron skintypes ? 🙁 🙁

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Ritika September 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I love love loveeeeee this toner ! It has helped me so much with my acne,the only thing I didnt like about it is its cap,i would have loved a flip cap in it . I used Ayur astrigent too but it was too strong and nothing compared to this one :methinks: :methinks:
May be coz we have different skins,too bad it didnt suit you :(( :((

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neha September 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

i have oily skin
n thats waht na i mentioned the same thing in the last sentence
excatly what u said 😀

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monika September 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

OMG..does not sound good at all………I am happy with rose water !!

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neha September 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

😀

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Rekha September 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm

My friend had this and I tried once from her.. dint like it 🙂 but she loves it 😛

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neha September 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

mixed reactions na

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Shivani September 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I have the same experience with this pore tightner Neha :(( puri bottle unused padi hai….149rs waste 🙁

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neha September 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

same here 😐

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Sabrina September 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I dilute this toner exactly in half with filtered water and then it doesn’t sting my facial skin, otherwise it’s too strong and burns like anything. But it’s good in removing oil and leaving the skin squeaky clean, but I think it’s really strips the skin of its natural oils completely.

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neha September 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm

😀 yes exactly my point
il try thnks

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Rati September 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

i am going very far away form this, neha :ghost2:

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Rati September 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm

neha you no reply to me.. :huh:

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neha September 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm

arey :rotfl: kya hua na ki i was posting too soon
so i was told to slow down n then when i posted again comment was posted at the bottom
see na two spare comments :yes: was for u
:stars: :puchhi:

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Rati September 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

theek hai :hihi: :hihi:

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Neha S. September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

i totally wanna get this.. for its oil ripping qualities :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: 😐 😐 😐 :woot: :woot: :woot: 😐 😐 😐

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neha September 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

:rotfl: neha

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jomol September 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Thank you for the review Neha………I don’t want anything that stings……I will stay away, though the name sounds very good 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

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fly girl September 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm

haina jomo,the name with himlayan waters and all that jazz.i would have picked it too!!!! :yikes:

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neha September 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

:pray: please

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fly girl September 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

neha,all i can is try dilluting this with some distilled water or rose water and put it in a spray bottle.if not for face use it as a toning spray for your back and underarms and chest.ofcourc in right amount.hope it doenst go waste!

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neha September 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

yeah :))

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Visakhi September 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Me too love it Neha… It made my skin squeaky clean.. But i too always doubt the ingredients of Biotique. I badly want to know their whole list of ingredients in these products.. :phoolan: :phoolan:

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neha September 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm

:yes: nice
ya it does make skin clean but moisture less :tremble:

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neha September 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm

:yes:

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neha September 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

:rotfl: :yes:

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Ankita September 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

It is very strong and I guess only suited for really oily skins like Ritika’s and mine. It does sting and the smell is pretty strong too! I think my skin became used to it by the end of the bottle and the pore tightening effect sort of stopped. Nice review 🙂

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Poohkie September 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

This smells like nail polish remover to me. Even I thought it would smell of mild cucumbers, so I was shocked. I agree that it is very potent. My skin is sensitive, so I don’t use this much. But because I bought it, I have to use it up 🙁

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