Hope you all are in pink of health and doing fine. I have not been very active on IMBB from the pact few days as my exams are going on and still a few papers are remaining 😛 Anyways I wanted to share my experience with this new launch lakme skincare product which I have been using since the past few days. I had picked it up a while ago as the SA claimed it to be quite a good product for oily skin. I have never tried any skincare products from them before and hence was excited to try this one 😀
The Skin Gloss range includes:
Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme
Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum
Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask
Didn’t you always desire for a perfect combination of nourishment and shine for your skin? Well, the wait is over. The Lakmé Skin Gloss Gel Crème is enriched with minerals to hydrate your skin for a healthy glow. Along with moisture for a soft, supple texture, it gives your skin a layer of flawless luster.
• A light glaze with mineral laden glacial water
• Hydrates to make skin look radiant
• Moisture coats your skin with gloss
The Gel creme comes housed in a small glossy back jar with a light metallic blue reflective twist up cap which is very sturdy and attractive. It comes in a rather big black and white box when compared to the jar; the packaging is not very colorful. The entire ingredients list is mentioned on the box itself, which is great. The gel creme inside is light blue colored , but thankfully does not have any cooling sensation as such products can often contain peppermint extract which can be irritating on skin. It has a slightly strong masculine fragrance somewhat like an after shaving lotion 😛 which will be turn off for many but it vanishes very quickly upon application. I like the fact that lakme has not made tall claims with this product. And also the claims of containing mineral glacial water are quite interesting.
The gel creme is lightweight and has a very smooth texture. You only need little quantity to cover entire face.It blends easily into skin, and gets absorbed almost instantly, and hence at times one can go overboard with application.It does not leave behind any residue, but when over applied it gets heavy for my skin and causes slight sweating in this climate. It is quite hydrating and moisturizing but does not feel oily. But I have extremely oily skin and I do not find it the very suitable for the current summers, and I prefer more lightweight moisturizers at the moment, but if you have more of combination skin then this would be great. I do feel it will work very well for me year round, when the climate is not this humid.
As per the claims it does makes skin look very hydrated and healthy and imparts a very slight sheen, nothing too dramatic or very shiny and oily looking at all. But if you expect it to give a very lustrous and glossy look to skin as Lakme claims then you will be disappointed.I have quite oily skin and I really like the healthy sheen it gives, but at the same time it does make my skin look slightly shiny after 3-4 hours of application, nothing much. After applying it skin feels very smooth and soft to touch instantly, it has that satinvelvety feel to it and hence this product would be great to use under makeup as well.
It is not moisturising enough for dry patches on skin or even for winters and I do not feel it would be great for dry skin as well. It is more ideal for normal to slightly oily skin. I do not suffer from acne much but it did not cause any blackheads or clog my pores after using it continuously for a few days, so I feel it should be suitable for acne prone skin as well.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème:
• Sturdy packaging
• Has a very lightweight and smooth texture
• Gets absorbed very quickly without leaving behind any residue
• Gives a slightsheen and healthy look to skin.
• Suitable for normal to slightly oily skin types
• Did not clog pores
• Reasonably priced
• Claims to contain mineral glacial water
• Complete ingredients list is mentioned
Cons of Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème:
- claims of containing mineral glacial water:
- Has a slightly strong masculine fragrance in beginning
• Not moisturizing enough for dry skin types and for winters
• Is not suitable for extremely oily skin in the current weather
• If over applied feels slightly heavy and causes mild sweating in summers
• Not a very extraordinary product in my opinion
• As lakme claims it to be a day time product, it certainly lacks SPF
• The claims of making skin look glossy and lustrous are not completely true
It is basically just a decent gel based moisturizer for normal to oily skin types that hydrates skin well, with a new name in my opinion. And if you are bored of your current moisturizer or want to try a new product then it is worth a try, but do not expect any special skincare benefits from it.
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