Today, I’ll be reviewing the Lakme After Sun Skin Lightening Gel. Read on to know what I like and dislike about the same.
Product Being Reviewed:
Lakme Sun Expert After Sun Skin Ligthening Gel.
INR 145 for a jar of 50 gms.
24 months from the date of manufacture.
Aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, BIS-PEG-18 methyl ethyl dimethyl silane, propylene glycol, niacinamide, triethanolamine, carbomer, perfume, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexyl salicilate, disodium EDTA, allantoin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, lemongrass extract, cucumber fruit juice, lactic acid, DMDM hydration, iodopropynyl butyl carbamate.
It is a light and cool moisturising gel that fights harsh skin damage. It lightens sun tan, uneven skin tone and corrects blemished skin. It is packed with cucumber and lemongrass extracts. It provides total hydration, leaving skin radiant at all times.
The gel comes in a sturdy, transparent, glass jar with a bright yellow cap. There’s a yellow paper wrapped all around the jar, which displays the name of the product on one side and the manufacturing details on the other. At the base of the jar is another yellow paper, which displays the ingredients list. The glass jar comes packed in a yellow square outer paper covering.
Color and Texture:
The gel is white in color and almost translucent. The texture is of a smooth gel.
It has a strong lemongrass fragrance.
My Experience with Lakme After Sun Skin Lightening Gel:
I was looking for a product for my tanned feet and arms in the cosmetics section of a mall when I came across this. I haven’t tried anything from Lakme’s sun expert range so far and I was a little skeptical about this product. Anyway, I gave it a try. I am partly satisfied and partly disappointed. Read on to know why?
I tried this the very next day after coming back from college. I liked the smell plus the soothing sensation I experienced when I applied this product on my face, hands and feet. It gets absorbed in a jiffy. Not only that, it doesn’t leave any oily or greasy residue behind post absorption. That was a plus point for me. I really enjoyed applying this gel because of its cooling properties. Anyway, so I continued doing so for the next 3 days and on the 4th day, it broke me out. I saw not one, not two, but three pimples on my forehead. In addition to those, I saw a fourth on my cheek as well and I immediately knew who the culprit was.
Since that day, I have stopped using the gel on my face. However, I still apply it on my hands and feet. I have noticed a few things about my skin post usage in the last fortnight. Firstly, it soothes the skin probably because it has lemongrass and cucumber. Secondly, it doesn’t feel like I have applied anything on my skin, the gel is so light! On top of that, my skin feels soft post application. Thirdly, it has reduced the redness on my arms to some extent. I guess it didn’t suit my face as my face gets much more oily than the rest of my body. Anyway, I’m happy that at least it worked for my hands and feet. I would have been totally disappointed had it turned out to be a total dud.
Anyway, this was my experience with it. I have oily skin and experienced breakouts. Those with normal or dry skin might not experience the same.
Let me sum up the pros and cons of the product for you:
Pros of Lakme After Sun Skin Lightening Gel:
- It is enriched with the goodness of lemongrass and cucumber.
- It gives a cooling sensation on application.
- It gets absorbed very quickly.
- It does not leave my skin oily or greasy post application.
- It soothes sunburned skin.
- It has reduced the redness caused due to sun exposure of my arms.
- The skin feels soft post application.
Cons of Lakme After Sun Skin Lightening Gel:
- It didn’t suit my face and broke me out.
- The glass jar is heavy, a plastic jar or tube would have been better.
- I need to dip my fingers in the jar to take out the product.
- I cannot really comment upon its tan removing ability or disability since I’ve just used it for a fortnight. So far, it hasn’t worked on my tan. Neither have I seen any effect on the uneven skin tone so far.
Will I Buy Lakme After Sun Skin Lightening Gel Again?
It will take some time to finish this jar, at least two months or so, I will decide after that.
Will I Recommend Lakme After Sun Skin Lightening Gel?
Yes, I will. Those who are looking for something to soothe sunburnt skin will benefit from using this.
3.5/5 and -1 for giving me breakouts and -0.5 for the packaging.
Which products have you used from Lakme’s Sun Expert Range? Which is that one product that you will recommend from the range? Do comment and let me know.
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