Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control

by jomol on November 30, 2012 · 17 comments

Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control

Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion Oil Control

Until recently, I was very averse to using Lacto Calamine.  I don’t remember if I had ever tried it, but I have always remembered its stench….oops scent :P  I was watching “Grey’s Anatomy” a few days ago, and got to know the importance of calamine, and I won’t definitely tell you which episode ;)  That’s when I realized, calamine can be used to soothe burns, allergies, and rashes, etc.  I went to the store and found out this particular version for oil control.  Let’s check it out in detail:

Product Description:

Lacto Calamine 1

Daily nourishing lotion for oil control and maintaining skin vitality with the goodness of kaolin and glycerin.

  • Kaolin contains natural minerals, acts as an exfoliator and helps in dead skin removal.
  • Zinc oxide with antiseptic properties helps protect your skin from acne breakouts and helps reduce dark spots and blemishes.
  • Glycerin helps control excess oil, thus reducing acne, making smooth and clear.

Maintenance of skin pH is essential for glowing healthy skin.  Daily use gives you healthy, glowing, and nourished skin.

Ingredients:

Ingredients Lacto Calamine

Price:

Rs. 80 for 60 ml.

My Take on Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control:

You can either love or completely hate Lacto Calamine.  If you can tolerate the strong calamine smell, half the battle is won.  The texture of the Lacto Calamine is thick and its slightly tinted with a pink/peach tint. Though the texture is thick, you can blend it into the skin without much effort.  This acts as a moisturizer working on dry patches.  It does not cause excessive sweating on the face.  The lotion controls oil on the face for a long time.  The lotion does not make the face greasy.

Lacto Calamine 2

Ever since I have started using this, I have had lesser breakouts.  However, it does nothing to lessen acne scars.  The skin’s pH level is 5.5, whereas Lacto Calamine has a pH of 8, which I guess is good for skin because products within the skin’s pH range (usually 5 to 8) are good.  A product with higher pH value (alkaline) are harsh for skin as they destroy the acid mantle making the skin to become dry and lowering resistance to bacterial and microbial attack.

Phew….that’s a lot of gyaan, but I got to know that choosing products with lower pH levels matters and that’s what I am going to do now on, but the problem is how to determine any product’s pH level?

Coming back to the calamine, I would say, it works on soothing minor burns encountered while cooking and allergic rashes.  However, if you go overboard with the lotion, it gives a whitish cast. Though, I am not “enthu” about using it on my face on a daily basis, I would like to keep Lacto Calamine handy with me always.

Lacto Calamine 3

Pros of Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control:

  • Takes care of moisturizing the skin.
  • Controls oil for a long time.
  • Does not make the face greasy.
  • Gives a matte effect.
  • Controls acne and break outs.
  • Can be used on rashes, allergic reactions, and burns to soothe the skin.
  • Has a pH of 8 which is closer to the skin’s pH level.

Cons of Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control:

  •  Has a strong fragrance, which might be bothersome.
  • Does nothing for acne scars.
  • Does give a whitish cast to the skin.

Would I Repurchase Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control?

Yes, I would, but that’s because I would like to keep it handy.

Do I Recommend Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion – Oil Control?

Yes, if you can bear the smell, its a good product to have.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherin November 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hehe..lyked your reference to Greys anatomy jomol ji…

I too bought it after seeing the same episode and used it on my face for the blemishes(not dis one..the classic bottle)…but it gave me small acne lyk bumps on my forehead..so kept it aside for the same reason as shown in d series if ever needed..

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jomol December 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

Sherin……he he…..yeah, actually, with this oil control, my acne is better now. Ha ha….me too kept if the need arises :P

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neha November 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

wow this is the new one super like!
I will get one soon :)

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anshika gupta November 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

i have oily skin…but this cream dries out my skin :( the first time i saw a dry patch on my skin was after applying this lotion :(

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Nidhi rawat November 30, 2012 at 7:35 pm

i have the old version of this..and use it sometimes..it’s good for oily skin :-)

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shami November 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Jomo, it didn’t suit my combination skin, it causes ance on my skin :(

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Arja November 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Oh I love love Grey`s anatomy , and I know exactly what you`re talking about – I love calamine , I dont use this brand though -it really does the trick as a good moisturiser for oily skin – I`m glad you stressed on the use of this much overshadowed product in this post :D

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Samantha November 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I somehow never quite liked Lacto-Calamine. It made my dry skin even drier. I used the regular version. It doesn’t do a thing for my skin. But I know this works for many people, especially for those with oily skin! :)

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Vini November 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Its somewhat same like purple one, will try this love the fact
that it givs less breakouts ..!!!
I think it does not hav SPF and will feel dry in winters..!!

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ashwitha November 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

i saw this in a store and bought it.was super in controlling oil on my very oily face.but in a few days it made me darker.so had to stop using it.

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Bee December 1, 2012 at 12:21 am

even I hate he smell. But I kept it for scars and all. it pulled my face skin bad though :(

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sweta December 1, 2012 at 8:54 am

lacto calamine is a classic for me… I am using it from my teens when I started getting pimples then doc asked me to use it and nothing lese on my face….. It really worked wonderfuly for my oily skin and I an still loyal to it… :)
but the did not work for my sister who has combination skin… So I fill its like a gamble to try this one :)

Nice review Jomol !!

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Megha December 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

Sweta I am regular user of Lacto Calamine and m having combination skin …but its work really wonderfully as u wrote.

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ife December 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm

it gives me red rashes.. ouch…

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Vidhi January 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Hey ALL,

U know what…I am using this for years….and it is doing wonders for me (and my oily skin :) )…no more oily skin, no acne, improved skin texture, fairer skin than before, no more dryness, no more greasy look, and makes ur skin little glowing …. I suggest all the girls with oily skin to use it once and u can see the difference yourself…also the price is reasonable..just Rs.105 for the purple bottle (for oily skin) and Rs. 118 for the green bottle (for dry skin)… JUST TRY IT ONCE GIRLS AND U WILL BUY IT AGAIN AND AGAIN… :) :)

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sowmya March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

lacto calamine is a bliss. no doubt it works wonder on skin. i am using it since a month
and result is good. i was getting pimples all over my place but now it is reduced.good one
continuous use will assure skinssurance;;;;;;;

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