I am back (evil grin :P). Today, I will be reviewing a spot correcting anti-acne cream from Biotique. This is from the stash I had accumulated while I was battling a serious bout of pimples (courtesy Bangalore :P) around an year back.
READ THESE FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Diet Chart for Weight Loss | How to Lose Weight With PCOS | 10 Best Herbal Pills for Weight Loss | 10 Best Tricks for Lazy People to Lose Weight | Best Diet for PCOS to Lose Weight
It did help me to an extent is what I believe. I tried various products and in different combinations trying to figure out the perfect solution, but after a while, I thought that maybe I am overloading my skin with products and they might clash and not work. So, I gave my skin a break for a week, where I used just a moisturiser (had not discovered sunscreen yet!). After a week, I used this in the night before going to bed just on the pimples and the marks. I used it for a few months and it did help prevent the new ones from becoming bigger and juicier 😛 (sorry for grossing you out :D). Though the acne marks and blemishes did not fade or lighten, but the redness reduced to a considerable extent.
READ THESE FOR GLOWING SKIN: 9 Best Face Packs For Glowing Skin | 10 Tips by Shahnaz Husain for Glowing Skin | Home Remedies For Glowing Skin | 7 Besan Face Packs for Glowing Skin | Beauty Products For Glowing Skin
I googled the benefits of winter green and this is what google baba has to say about it:
The leaves of the wintergreen plant hold an essential oil which is obtained by a steam distillation method. It is this oil which contains the medicinal properties. There are two compounds in the oil and these are known as methyl salicylate and gaultherilene. The health benefits of wintergreen oil are in the analgesic, anti rheumatic, anti spasmodic and astringent properties it contains. The oil is said to relieve pain by way of the methyl salicylate compound which causes the treated, affected area of the body to experience a feeling of numbness, to help with blood circulation and to promote a warming in the affected area. This can help with headaches, stomach aches and other pain relief. That’s why the same component is used in Aspirin as well. The oil also has anti microbial properties which are useful for the treatment of bacterial, fungal and viral problems.
BEST OF IMBB: How To Make Vitamin C Serum At Home | 7 Best Pigmentation Creams in India | 8 Natural Products to Add Volume to Thin, Fine Hair | 8 Ways to Tighten Sagging Breasts | How to Remove Pimple Marks from Face | Top 10 Shampoos for Dry and Rough Hair | 8 Best Drugstore Foundations That Do Not Oxidize
Rs. 199/- for 16 gm.
Best of IMBB: Best Hair Serums for Dry Frizzy Hair | Homemade Hair Regrowth Oil to Prevent Hair Loss | How To Lose Fat From Face in 30 Days | Homemade Face Pack for Instantly Bright and Glowing Skin | 10 Products To Get Rid of Skin Pigmentation | 7 Ways To Make Black Lips Pink!
BEST OF FAIRNESS: 10 Best Skin Whitening Creams in India | 7 Homemade Face Packs for Instant Glow and Fairness | 6 Best Herbal Fairness Creams | 10 Best Fairness Packs in the Market | 7 Best Pigmentation Creams in India
3 years after manufacturing.
SOLUTIONS FOR ACNE: 5 Remedies to Treat Acne at Home | Top 10 Creams for Fading Acne Scars | 10 Home Remedies to Treat Scalp Acne | 8 Home Remedies to Reduce Acne Scars | 10 Tea Tree Oil Products for Acne-Prone and Sensitive Skin | Home Remedies to Treat Hormonal Acne
Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. My skin is normal-to-combination and it worked. Since it is a spot corrector, I do not think it matters much.
HAIR: 8 Natural Products to Add Volume to Thin, Fine Hair | 8 Ways to Regrow Hair on Bald Spots | 6 Hair Growth Secrets from Around the World | 7 Best Hair Oils For Faster Hair Growth | How to Make Rough Hair Silky | 30 Killer Hair Care Tips
Pros of Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correction and Anti-Acne Cream:
- Soothing and cool feeling when applied (like when you use menthol-based products).
- Prevents the pimples from growing in size and leaving ugly marks.
- Reduces the redness after the pimple has subsided.
- The quantity is good as it is only for spot correction.
Cons of Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correction and Anti-Acne Cream:
- Does not prevent pimples even if you apply on the red bumps which appear first, but this might vary for different people. I had very stubborn ones not deterred by any weapons of mass destruction I used against them 😛
- Comes in a tub packaging and since it is supposed to be for acne-prone skin, it would have been better if it came in a tube form.
3/5 (because it does not prevent pimples and does not fade marks completely).
Biotique Almond Kajal
Biotique Pistachio Ageless Nourishing & Revitalizing Face Pack
Skin Care with Biotique Botanical Extracts
Biotique Bio Watercress Fresh Nourishing Conditioner
Biotique Cocobutter Cream
Biotique Cucumber Pore Tightening Freshener
Biotique Red Sandalwood Lotion With SPF 50
Bio Wheat Biotique Wheat Germ Cream
Biotique Bio Redwood Tinted Moisturizer
Bio Skincare Exfoliating Strawberry Face and Body Scrub
Bio Glow Scrub
Winter Skin Care tips for Dry Skin
Lakme Fruit Moisture Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Day Cream
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray
L’occitane Green Tea Solid Perfume Tin : The Vert
Clinique Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment Gel
Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream & Facial Foam
Garnier Pure Active Spot Fighting 24 Hour Moisturiser
Dermalogica Clean Start Hit the Spot
Jovees Anti Acne Pimple Cream
Himalaya Clarina Anti Acne Cream
Nomarks Cream for Oily Skin
Clinique Comforting Cream Cleanser
Olay Natural White Day Cream
LUSH Vanishing Cream
Dove Body Silk Cream
Lush Dream Cream
Lush Smitten Hand Cream