VLCC Acne Control Clove Massage Gel
Hello Ladies! This is my first ever post on IMBB and like many others I too was wondering which product should I pick? I chose the VLCC clove gel. Before I start on why, let me tell you a bit about myself.
I have a very oily and a perennial acne prone skin. My only skin care regime used to be, to wash my face with a face wash and once in a blue moon apply fuller’s earth pack or sandalwood alternate days. I was just plain lazy. After my first delivery I just simply let it go. This time my excuse was “lack of time”. It was my husband who took pity on me and gifted me Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow day cream and gold radiance youthful night repair cream. Poor me, I was in a dilemma whether to be happy that my husband thinks about me or should I be offended at receiving an anti aging cream. That too my first gift from my husband in my 2 years of married life and me not even being 30! I fumed first and then started searching for some information on the creams and that is when I first came across this site. And thus began my interest in taking care of myself and feeling good inside and out.
So back to business. I went to this beauty shop to buy some face packs. I ended up buying VLCC clove gel, peppermint face pack, aroma magic almond under eye cream, VLCC lip balms, Lotus Whitening emulsion and gel cream, Lotus Kajal, Olivia fruit face pack and VLCC gold facial kit. Most of the above has been reviewed on IMBB so I chose the VLCC gel to begin with. And here I go..
About the product:
This soothing gel, made from clove and chamomile oil, heals without clogging the pores, retaining the moisture and softness of the skin. It also helps in toning the pimple prone skin.
On clean skin, massage in circular and outward strokes for 8-10 minutes with wet fingers. Let it get absorbed by your skin, wipe off the excess.
For best results Use thrice a week after cleasing. Follow up wih VLCC Peppermint face packs and lavang moisturizer to complete the treatment.
My Experience with VLCC Acne Control Clove Massage Gel
The gel comes is a nice and sturdy plastic tub which is easy to carry around if need be. It comes in olive green colour and has a strong clove oil and peppermint kind of fragrance when you open the lid. However you will have to first take out the required quantity of the gel separately before you begin to avoid contamination. As mentioned on the cover, I washed my face clean and massaged my skin with this with wet fingers for about 10 minutes. The first thing I noticed was that the it gets easily absorbed and within few minutes the gel disappeared from my face. So I had to take a little more gel again. Then with damp cotton I wiped my face clean. My face looked clean and I noticed a nice glow to it. There is mild tingling sensation when I first applied it. However with use, I don’t notice that sensation now. The most important for me was that this gel did not break me out at all
I use this geI three times a week however I follow up the gel with the peppermint face pack as instructed (I will review the face pack separately). I generally do all this night time, once my daughter sleeps, my “me time” . Though I feel like sleeping like a dead by that time, still now I religiously take care of my skin. So like a good girl, I follow up the gel and face pack with my gold radiance youthful night repair cream. The products haven’t done any wonders to my skin. However, now my skin has a glow. The acne marks and blemishes have reduced and there is a certain smoothness where it was rough earlier. My skin feels less oily and clear.
My skin still remains acne prone. I have used this product on my face at its acne best. When I have a major break out, I just apply a very light coat of this gel on my face, I don’t massage it in. Keep it for 5-10 minutes to let the gel dry a bit and then wash it with normal tap water. After that I apply the face pack. This has helped in reducing the soreness and my pimples heal fast without leaving marks. But yes, this has not helped me reduce my acne outbreaks.
What I Like About VLCC Acne Control Clove Massage Gel
1. My skin feels clean and less oily
2. My skin feels smooth
3. There is glow to my face
4. Blemishes and scars have reduced
5. Pimples heal faster and does not leave any scar
6. Suits my oily and acne prone skin
Factors that Work Against VLCC Acne Control Clove Massage Gel
1. This has to be used with a facepack (VLCC recommends it peppermint facepack) to get maximum effect.
2. Since I need to use the gel twice for massaging my skin, I first have to remove the required quantity separately in a small bowl to avoid contamination
3. It gives a mild tingling sensation when applied which many may be adverse to
4. People with sensitive skin should patch test the gel before use.
Will I purchase it again? I have been using this gel for last 6 months and over all I like both the gel and the face pack. After using it regularly my skin feels lot better and would like to see if there is anything better that suits my skin. So till then yes.
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