Lotus Herbals Cocofair Ginseng Fairness Creme Review


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I am going to make a small confession and I have to sheepishly admit that a few months ago, I too fell into the “fairness fad” and “burnt my fingers”, more literally “darkened my face” in the process. Though I am not obsessed about getting fairer, I am not ashamed to admit that I do want to get a “brighter” complexion and I think there is nothing wrong in it. Moreover “fairness” is such a misinterpreted and controversial word. I know how we all snigger at matrimonial columns publishing ads such as these, more so if we are dusky or dark. For instance,

27 years/5′-10″ Dhindsa Canadian citizen handsome, having rural and urban property, looking for beautiful, tall, fair, well educated girl. Boy pursuing for Canadian Police.

Well settled Khatri Parents living in USA, seek Professional, Engineering, Medico match for Engineer son 6′ Plus, 27 yrs. born and educated in USA. Girl should be fair, slim, beautiful, sincere to family values willing to settle in USA.

This “fair” word is a much abused word in these “Bride Wanted” columns, but I can completely understand people with darker complexion wanting to get a “bright” complexion if not “fair.” For many people in India, beauty is definitely skin deep. In other countries, “fair” may not be an issue because most of the races are either completely black or white, but Indian skin tones have so much variation and so many shades, that fairer shades are always seen as a better and prettier option.

Lotus Herbals Coco Fair
Lotus Herbals Coco Fair

There is nothing wrong in wanting to look “bright”, but the thing is that it should not backfire. There is an old malayalam saying that goes like, “velukan thechathu pandu ayyi.” When translated, it means that “someone tried to become fair, but ended up having vitiligo.” This saying came true in my case, but instead of vitiligo, I ended up with a blackboard complexion. My mission to become fair in 2 weeks fired so badly that even though I did not end up with vitiligo, my face darkened so badly that I had to scrub and apply papaya+honey on a daily basis to get back my original colour. At one point, I had even thought of scrubbing with a metal scrubber that we use for washing utensils to get the snoot off my face.

I had to write this post and review about this Lotus Herbals product, which claims to make one fairer in just 2 weeks because Lotus Herbals is such a reputed company with its sunscreen, detan, lipsticks, and gels, but this particular product called “Lotus Herbals Cocofair Ginseng Fairness Crème” is a complete dud from the company and for someone using Lotus Herbals for the first time, it can put the entire company’s reputation at stake, so I had to write this post to warn people against using it.

WHAT THE LABEL CLAIMS:

This unique formula lightens complexion making it fairer, while bringing out a radiant glow to the face. (2 weeks to fairer skin).

DIRECTIONS OF USE:

Cleanse face and apply lavishly all over. Before stepping out at daytime top it with safe Sun Sunscreen lotion/cream/gel. Should be used regularly for at least 2 weeks for best results.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Extracts of Ginseng, Coconut, Tulsi and Lemon Peel. Also contains Milk Enzymes. There are no other ingredients listed, no list of preservatives or added fragrance. It is very easy to mislead someone into buying this thing without giving out the complete list of ingredients.

Ginseng root and plant
Ginseng root and plant

Ginseng root and plant.

From wiki: Both American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) roots are taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs, nourishing stimulants,[citation needed] and in the treatment of type II diabetes, as well as Sexual dysfunction in men. This ingredient may also be found in some popular energy drinks: usually the “tea” varieties or functional foods. Usually in these food products, ginseng is present in subclinical doses and does not have measurable medicinal effects.[2] It can be found in cosmetic preparations as well, but has not been shown to have clinically effective results.

PRICE: Rs. 260 for 50 grams.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH Lotus Herbals COCOFAIR COCONUT GINSENG FAIRNESS CREME:

I had ordered this fairness crème through indiayogi.com along with other Lotus Herbal products and by the way the web site described this one and the “2-weeks to fairness claim,” I fell for it pretty easily. When I got this tub of crème in hand, I thought this light creamish bulky tub full of crème would turn me from the snooty Cinderella to the “fair” Cinderella in 2 weeks time. Very haphazardly packed into this tub is a very pasty but lovely smelling crème (reminds of me good old Afghan Snow), that is a little bit on the thicker side. I did smooth it on lavishly on the very first day that I got it and even before applying the crème, I marked out 14 days from that day to see a new myself. But, 5 minutes into applying the crème, my face started to sweat profusely like a pig and to think that I had stepped out with the cream applied lavishly all over and everyone was asking me whether I was sick!!!!!! And please note that I am not at all exaggerating. The second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh day, I applied the crème bravely topping up with sunscreen and being careful not to step out in the sun. By the end of the seventh day, I felt that one more day of this crème, and my face will die of dehydration!!!! By this time, from the 80% constitution of water in my body, around 40% got evaporated through my face because of the extreme sweating this crème brought on. I do not know what ingredient was responsible for this sweating. At the end of 1 week, people did start asking me seriously whether I was working in the coal mines of Bellary Reddy Brothers. My face was such a mess with skin color so darkened that for the next few days, I had to go for a professional facial at a parlour, then follow it up with regular scrubbing, use of papaya+lemon+lime, and Kasturi manjal to get back to the complexion that I started with.
I do not think my oily skin had a role in it, because the label specifically mentions “for all skin types.” This is one product I won’t think of gifting even to my enemies, not even to Rads.:P  I had to write this post in order to warn those readers, who may be getting ready for important functions in their lives and may opt for this crème for a quick transformation. My advice to them would be to stay away from this.

Lotus Herbals Coco Fair
Lotus Herbals Coco Fair

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT COCOFAIR GINSENG FAIRNESS CREME:

Huh, maybe just the smell as it reminds me of good old Afghan Snow, that’s it.

WHAT BUGS ME ABOUT COCOFAIR GINSENG FAIRNESS CREME:

Everything, but I would like to list it.

  • The price of Rs. 260 for 50 gram.
  • The false 2-weeks to fairer skin claim.
  • Your face will probably die of dehydration if you don’t chuck it out at the correct time.
  • Darker blackboard complexion in just 1 week.
  • Complete list of ingredients not mentioned, just tulsi, coconut, and Ginseng are listed.

WILL I BUY IT AGAIN:

Do I need to even answer this, it’s a big NO, and I am warning others against buying such a dud.

IMBB STAR RATING: Minus rating.

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183 thoughts on “Lotus Herbals Cocofair Ginseng Fairness Creme Review

  1. Oh…That was really bad Jomo.

    I have used a few skin care stuff from Lotus in the past and somehow never impressed me at all. But then again, reviews of the berry scrub n all sound good too..Guess it is the usual case of hit n miss as for all brands.

    As for me, I am strictly only into their colour cosmetics for now.

    1. Hey Poornima….I am impressed by their gels and lip balm, but this one is real bad……you won’t believe how much dark I got using it 🙁 🙁

    2. hey buddies i really got good results for usin it as a night cream!!!! try it out!! 🙂 !! neva mind try it for a night to make your skin supple! and it really works!! ?:) !!! i wish the company to change their label into night cream and makin all customers to come out of their confusion!! it doubts me the price isnt really worth for your usin it as a day cream!! “lotus cocofair a night cream” :waytogo:

  2. Gosh!! That was a real bad experience Jomol!!… 😐 😐 ..You are brave enough to continue trying it for one week though!!…I have been too cuckoo to try any new product without getting enough reviews to satisfy me!!… My face usually starts sweating on application of usual creams like vicco turmeric and fair and lovely (donno why ?:-) ?:-) )..still I never had any bad skin experience with them!.. But, getting such kind of product from a company like “Lotus”, really raises an alarm!! 😯 😯 😯 … I guess someone should direct their company representative’s or market research guy’s interest to this review.

    BTW, I loved the matrimony analogy you’ve given in the beginning!! 😛 😛 ..That is in fact a bitter or “dark” truth about our country…We talk about eliminating racism around the world, and I have plenty of such skin discriminating people in my family only!! 😐 😐 what to speak about the world!!!!

  3. Well said Cali…..we raise such a hue and cry about racism treatment meted out to Shilpa Shetty and in Australia…but see what we do in our matrimonial columns and we call Afro-Americans negro and kallus…… 🙁

      1. Anyways!! …. I guess I will stay away from these fairness products as I have always done. I use a regular face cream, which says that it makes skin fair, but I am least bothered about it, as I know it is not possible! It suits my skin and makes me feel good, that is what I care about. I am happy with my skin tone and skin texture..I just need to concentrate on its stability!! 🙂 :)..and good quality!!
        .-= calicoaster´s last blog ..Bath Scrubs to Treat And Renew Your Body =-.

    1. I refrain from using these cremes…I don’t know why I sweat, whenever I use them ?:-) ?:-) ..I tried many face creams and finally got this Revlon – Touch and Glow! It is light and amazingly soothing. Moreover, it doesn’t sweat my skin. Best way to avoid sweating is to follow below steps before applying any cream or make up:

      1) Take out one ice cube and apply it all over your face. This will block the sweat pores.

      2) Apply a good astringent that suits your skin, with cotton, before you start applying any make up. I have been using Ayur astringent since my 12th standard 😛 :-P. As I said, I hardly try anything new if I’ve got my HG stuff!! :-)) …But, I trust this blog a lot, so I am open to suggestions
      .-= calicoaster´s last blog ..Bath Scrubs to Treat And Renew Your Body =-.

      1. Hey Cali……what a coincidence….I too use Touch and Glow and its by far the best that I have ever used….thanks a lot for sharing your prep routine for makeup…..I will follow it now!!!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

  4. Didnt expect this from a company like Lotus !!! Too bad you had to go through that but somehow fairness creams have never ever attracted me…I just shudder at the thgt that if it really lightens my skin shade wht might have gone into the making to make that happen 🙂

    1. Eeks…think how I fell into the trap HD……but somehow I was expecting a good day cream to be more precise……I don’t apply foundation on a daily basis, so a good day cream was what I was looking for…but it badfired badly…….. 🙁

  5. Not even for Rads is it??? Berrrrrreee phunnneeeee…monkeyyyy 😛 😛 My main main criteria for selecting any product for my face is PUT THE ENTIRE INGREDIENT LIST. I hate hate hate this “active ingredient” and “key ingredient” lists. I dont care if I have no clue as to what the chemical name for the colouring agent you have added to the cream is, I NEED TO SEE IT IN WRITING ON YOUR TUB. If all of us just follow this one simple rule, companies will stop treating us like dodos. I do have an exception to this rule though 😀 😀 😀 Nivea..but then again, I am not putting it on my face. 😀 😀 😀 😀 Rant over 😀 😀

    1. yay Rads…for once I agree with you :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: . Since, I bought it online, I didn’t expect to read the entire ingredient list, but then what I got in hand was completely the opposite……I don’t they have done any research behind….just got some pastysubstance and added some good perfume to it…….I am now very kaloooo :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

      1. I’ll advice you apply Rose water atleast thrice on your face a day, followed by the good old daadi ma ke time ka lactocalamine lotion. Somehow till date, it has been the best sutra for all skin problems for me, be it excessive tanning, or my skin getting attacked from pimple curses occasionally. Lactocalamine seems to have been since years and still working best for Indian skin at least!!

        1. Thanks Cali,,,….after reading your comment, I guess we have the same kind of problem and same things working for us to….you know, I have bought that face freshner from Gulabari, emptied the pink liquid (coz it stings so badly), then put the normal white rose water into it and I spray it every now and then. Like you, I found Touch and Glow to be the best, its not thick and not liquidy…lacto calamine skinusrance I am using too…Same pinch 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 . What foundation you use by the way????

      2. Jomo, I might be wrong, but generally with most whitening creams – they dry out your skin…happens with most most fairness/whitening agents. At least for me, this is what makes me look kaalu. Drying = no hydration. It DOES NOT MEAN you put more oil on your face to compensate. Give water to your skin and that should help a bit. Try that cute ammachi lotion mask, you remember we were all laughing at it. It just adds water to your skin and thats how you look brighter. Try it with a nonalcoholic toner though…a good brand of rosewater should do. My friend used one from Fab India.

        1. You know Rads, I have found Rose Water works wonderfully for me,….I will take your suggestion and buy the FabIndia one next time I go out :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) . Its so good that I have found similar skin type people like you, Neha, Sush, and now Cali, where we share with each other what works for our skin and what will not……now you have given me another tip…to use Nivea on hands after dish washing…..I think you should share more of your secrets with us Kushumbi thalle 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

              1. Hey HD…..for once…what will happen if you agree with me….if I say you too are oily skinned can’t you just nod…. :-X :reallyangry: :-X :reallyangry:

    2. Have to agree with you Radhika ! Not knowing what goes into the thing thats going onto my skin is super super scary !!!!! Although as a rule of thumb, the fewer ingredients I see the better I feel about it, im not sure how that works but it makes me feel better at least 😛
      .-= Janhavi´s last blog ..Power ! – Kanye West =-.

      1. Hey Janhavi…..I think it is important to know all your ingredients, but all companies add numerous ingredients to their products…..in order to preserve, in order to make them work…..I am really impressed when they list everything from “aqua to the preservaties and perfume added” list…. :-))

  6. j that was terrible
    u r brave
    but i can relate to that as when i use sun block my skin feels choked
    and fairness creams feel like white grease on my face blocking my pores
    cant stand it :pain:
    but Jomol for our skin types please use scrub , gel cleanser and oil free moisturiser thats it
    and mud packs
    i totally know how our pores feel choked …..oily skin may have a role here
    plus not to forget the sweat glands also feel blocked :pissedoff:
    terrible
    hope ur skin is doing well now

    1. Thanks Neha for advice…I will follow it, I promise…. 😀 😀 😀 😀 . BTW, which mud pack are you using……..???? can you suggest something…I am using turmeric + curd daily now to regain some of my skin’s complexion……

  7. oh also Jomol(i am talking too much )
    oriflame has a water based lotion for fairness and it is only for oily skin
    its like a moisturizer only , use that at nite(it suits my oily skin ….very gentle)
    and use lacto for oily skin for day time
    the best!

    1. Hey Neha….no…you are not talking too much…in fact, I like it when our Oil Gang talks……….you know, I seriously buy whatever you guys are suggestion……last time, I had bought lacto calamine, now I am follwoing what Cali and Rads told me…..do you know the name of that Oriflame moisturizer…..BTW, a lot of Avon things are finding their way to my home soon ……..you and Sush tempted me enough. 😀

      1. arey wah!
        do post what u got from avon

        and post ur kalu pic na here … :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
        let me see whether u r exagerrating! :kissblow:

        the lotion by oriflame is called fairness lotion bas i think
        (just shifted so cant find it)
        and they have a fairness soap too
        any mud pack is good for oil..lotus or everyuth or himalya one with neem etc

        1. I will get the Himalya one……Neha….I look as kalloo as Kambli….just look at kambli and think its me 🙁 🙁 :-(( :-(( :-((

      2. yeah…I am an oilie but was never pimply!! (Touchwood! 😀 😀 )… Jomol, I guess you and me have the similar kind of skin, with almost same type of oil (im)-balance!! 😛 😛 .. I started my foundation search with “Lakme”- :no: :no: , which didn’t work for me 😕 😕 . It dried out my face too much and made me look like a ghost!! ..Anyways, that time I was too naive and didn’t know about the color match and other stuffs :-(( :-(( …

        Then I bought Neutrogena liquid foundation at New York, didn’t like it too, for reasons unknown to me. It was nice, but I felt it too heavy on my face. Then I landed on this awesome baby – Loreal liquid foundation. I don’t remember the complete details, will let you know once I reach home!! I am so glued to it, all my other foundation are just resting araam se at the back of my cupboard. I guess, I might take them out and check the expiry date now!! 🙂 🙂

        1. Hey Cali, do tell me what it is, I mean the Loreal one…..because mine and your skin issues are ditto matching….. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  8. i’m back! :D:D
    okay Jomol horrible experience! you know i have a confession too..

    i got these stupid black spots on my face and i’m trying hard to make them go!!,.. so when i saw the lotus clay white mask, i got it to put only on my spots.. i dint really realize what it was doing.. (my spots were dark, i thought it’d take time) so after using this twice i once put it on my feet cause i felt my feet and hands were tanned too.. and after i washed, my feet were BLACK! my hands were black!:( it felt like i had rubbed soot on my skin!:(:( i looked like i was wearing black gloves and stockings!: 😥 😥 so no fair nothing! im not doing this to myself again!!:(:(
    i thought the product was bad.. but i had the same experience with the lotus mack!!:(

    1. Hey Ikky, welcome back :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: ……ooops you too had a bad experience……yeah black gloves…and think of me….black mask….I used it on my face…… 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 ……now got everything back to normall….glad the whitening effect was not permanent…. :-((

        1. i would have said both of you but Rads lous me more and gives me lou and affection(read attention) and IS VERY FUNNY!! ha! funnier than you! :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: (you can thank me later, Rads :highfive: :highfive: :kissing: ).
          and the comment was for her! :razzmad: :razzmad:

    1. Oops…..I think someone really wants to make all Indian gaarls to be dark….who that might be?????? What are they adding to their cremes’masks/gels to make us dark……..someone should check on them////// :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

  9. I dont knw why you guys have such horrble exp w Lotus…hvnt used any lotions from Lotus yet but their sunscreen and anti-tan pack works very well for me

    1. fine HD. sorry! :razzmad: :razzmad: love lotus and be mean to me and Rads.! just cause you got a new mac lipstick! hmmmph! :smug: :smug: :smug:

        1. HD! i’m trying hard to like you..:-| stop showing off!!! :reallyangry:
          oh bdw, show me swatches no.. want to see how it looks and on you!!! :D:D 😀

                1. fastly not possible…i am at work…i cant swatch here!! anyways ppl think i’ve lost my mind coz of my random laughing at the lappy screen

                  1. haha okay..:D:D i thought days when you said *gimme time* lol.. so show after work! i am dying to see it! and watch the video if you can.. you will laugh hard!:P

              1. 😀 awwwww i’m liking you a lot you know! :-*:-*:-* okay i’ll come! :D:D then i’ll get you back with me to Hyd. :D:D :highfive:

                1. nope..m an ETC engg…but my architecture entrance results are something I am proud of even today 😀 will tell u someday offline 😉

              2. oh and you didn’t call me to shop in Bombay even though I have known you for long HD, and me and Rads were so happy that you won the giveway….but you now calling ogre to Bombay 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

                1. Jomol! HD and me have had our share of fights … but now we are THICK fraands! :handshake: so dont do ungli like that! :smug: :smug::smug::smug::smug:and you stay in hyd, fellow defense kid?! where is all my lou? YOU gave my share of lou to a certain mr w. and dont give me attention and ignore me and all! :reallypissed:
                  i hope your lipstick is not stolen, HD. :highfive: :kissing: you’ve to show me swatches also. 😀

        2. I have never heard of lipishticks getting STOLEN, but I hope :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: someone “STEALS” HD’s MAC lipshtick…. :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

      1. Yeah HD is “showing off” her lipishtick story to everyone……..its been four days now and she is still talking about MaC :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    2. Maybe, I should gift HD this Ginseng fairness creme….hey HD, your address please……jaldi dena please…. 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

      1. Hawww!!! All 3 of u come to mumbai but Donchoo put ur nazar on my MAC lipstick…..rati’s MB is already missing and I heard frm her she doubts someone frm hyd…I’ll send u back ur fairness cream…u were only tempted to buy it in first place to become all gori gori :smug: :smug:

        1. HD….compromise compromise……..keep the fairness creme with you only….me dont wanna become gori gori…..there is no shade in black after my current shade….. 😥 😥 😥 😥

          1. I am happy w my skin tone…don’t wanna become anymore gori thts y I don’t even buy any fairness creams…u keep it safely to use on anyone who takes panga w you but it aint gonna work here coz u’ll spilled the beans by dng this review 🙂

  10. Hi Jomol…so sad u had this experience u know ma brthr has Kambli’s complexion..no :reallyangry: kiddin…he uses Garnier ka fairness cream n my mom thnks it is workn for him!!!! Ur matrimonial waala eg is so rite yaa….ppl jst cant get enuf of slim n fair!!!!

    1. Hey Farha, I used Garnier, liked it, but I like the Touch and Glow….actually Farha, I am not so crazy about being “fair” to tell you the truth……actually I had wanted a good day cream that would not be heavy on my skin…..but what to say, fell really bad in this trap…. 🙁 🙁

  11. Jomol, I think a face pack of turmeric, sandalwood powder, fuller’s earth and rose water will get rid of the tan and control the oil secretion also.. :-)) :-))

    1. yay! you are soo cool 😎 😎 😎 and dont make things obvious at all! 😀 i knew you missed me!!:D:D how i met your mother is going to commeeee!!:D:D

      1. Someone forgot their pants…oh myyy…looks like I am missing out on a treat :devil: :devil: nope I have to work…get some money so I can go shopping… 😐 😐

          1. oh and it’ll repeat at 7:30 pm.. and 11 pm.. so.. D::D you watch house and Dabangg and not how i met your mother?! 😐 😯 😯 :pain:

      1. I am ignoring both Rads and Ikky :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  12. Hey Jomol, so brave of you to write this review! Kudos to you. :-* I have oily skin too. I mix Baby Johnson’s + Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock for use on my face. This does not make my face greasy.

    I’m wheatish and proud of it, but yeah, I’d love to use something that brightens up the face. Just makes you look more awake and healthy I guess. 🙂 BTW, I’ve used Olay Natural White Healthy Fairness Day Cream with some success (in the instant brightening department, not fairness). I don’t use it daily because I want to use a “propah” sunscreen. 😛

    I’m also considering getting the Maybelline Whitestay UV Compact just for its brightening effect. I can probably use it on top of my sunscreen + moisturizer mixture. Any opinions on this compact IMBB gang? 😎

    1. i have the stark white one 😀
      i just use it under eyes
      the texture of the powder is not aaaasssss silky as we wud wish
      but sonal do swatch and try and everything at the counter and all shades def

      1. Neha, would you suggest a different option for a compact then?

        Very pretty avatar btw. 🙂 You’re looking like Rekha in this pic, especially you face cut and hair style.

  13. Hi Jomol, i am sorry you had such a bad experience, i had similar problems when i used this cream from Lotus, i got the smaller tub just to try out, i was sweating a lot but i broke out badly, my face was covered with small bumps that took 3 weeks to calm down, i stopped using it. I dont buy anything from Lotus because of my experience with it the first time. I guess i just lost faith in Lotus. Try using the pulp of tomato to get rid of the tan , it works wonders for oily skin.

    1. Oh Dia05, you too victim of the same creme!!!!……have you gained your complexion back???? You broke out too…..I too broke out….same pinch….forgot to mention it in the post :-(( :-((

      1. I applied the cream in the evening Jomol, so i was not tanned, but there was sweating and severe rashes from the first day of application 🙁 , and i stopped using it, but it took 3 weeks to subside. Did you also have rashes like small bumps?

          1. watched Jomol? poor people! thats how they reacted after seeing you! and that was before cocofair!:P:P :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: i’m so funny! 😎 😎 😎

  14. I’m always wary of products that claim to be herbal, natural etc. Especially when they don’t list all the ingredients on the packaging. I use only a lip balm from Lotus, which I like, but I’m constantly skeptical of what SPF ingredient is in there and whether it is safe. I think it is time that someone from Lotus Herbals took the time to address our concerns about this cream as well as the lip balm.

    1. Yes Sonal, you put it correctly, I am really scared thinking how some girls may buy this creme just before their marriage or something and end up looking like horror…!!!!! I am too wary of this herbal concotions that have strange mixtures and taking Ikky’s bad experience with another one of this herbal things, I am scared to :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: try any other herbal product from this range!!!!

  15. Oh Jomol, i loved reading your review and it is really alarming to see to what extent some companies goes onto brainwashing people with lovely complexions to get vitiligo 🙁 :X-P:

    Once i went to kaya skin clinic and the lady said i needed some 20 peeling sessions to get my real complexion back to its original, note i am caucasian and from white descent. What i thought was just insane from her….

    Thanks for this post :kissblow: , it will help a lot of hopeless souls out there that might be the next victim 🙁
    .-= deb´s last blog ..Aint they looking great =-.

    1. Oh Deb…20 peeling sessions…. 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 …..what I see from your profile pic……you don’t need even a single peeling….and 20 peeling sessions…..what did she want to reach by peeeling…..your bones??????? :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :silly:

  16. jomol – you could have bought ponds day cream , (anti aging and spf 15) for a lil more than that (299 rs) 🙁 am in love with my ponds day cream :inlove: …..
    i have used lotus kajal and it was pretty good, nothing else i have tried in their range, ….. now i gotta think twice before buying anythign from them 😕

    another quote “Chakkinu Vechatu Kokkinu Kondu.
    we thought of something , but we got something else”

    hope u regain ur original complexion soon jomol … use two drops of lemon to your papaya honey scrub….. :rose:

  17. Thanks for the tip Veena…… 😀 …..are you talking about the white and red Ponds….I am eyeing it for a long time now, need to buy it asap. :-)) …….Sherikyum, “Chakkinu Vechatu Kokkinu Kondu.” 😀

    1. Thanks Arch…….its wonderful to find someone who really likes us snobs here :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: …..we are complete goondas here…… :fighterm: :fighterm: :fighterm: :fighterm: :fighterm: on your recommendation, I will try the Ponds one…even Veena was saying about the other Ponds cream…….high time now……keep on logging daily….we will have lots of fun here….and be on my side please….there is a strong gang on the other side :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad:

  18. yes .. same one 🙂 with tear drop jar 🙂
    no extra moisture required and no suncreen and a perfect day cream :chic:

    my roomie has oily skin and she just uses this and nothing else :yes:

    since i have dry skin, i need an aditional moisture :beauty:

    also dhathri face pack is good,,,, 125 rs , may be i should write a review …. :yes: ,

  19. ( adhu thanne :clap: ) even my dry & sensitive skin looked fresh after i used it.
    Am using it for a year now… :sun:
    i used to be embarrased to carry it to office (it looks like besan floor , but smells of natural ingredients, like some herbal powder), but now… no matter who laughs at me, i carry it around coz i know it suties my skin 😀

    1. after i stand up for you and tell the wicked Jomol who can throw stones and kill me that i missed you, this is what you do?! TRAITOR! i have no fraands left anymore! 🙁 just the missing Ratidoo :beauty: and HD :cute: my new best friend! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  20. No Ikkee not good..Ikkee go with HD…well okay if you steal some cute stuff from HD and get it back for me…then okkk…some chocs..some chiwda..bhakarwadi… 😀

    1. he he, I will agree upon that…..Ikky……HD has lots of stuff…..then when you return, come via Bangalore….and get all the Chanel that is lying around there……. :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

            1. :handshake: :handshake: Thanks Arch :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: …..you be my friend…..you take sides with me in all my fights with Rads, Rati, and HD….. :handshake:

  21. Besht friends Rads :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: ….Hey BTW, I am sending out a “mishing” notice for Poutmati………..need to register an FIR.

    MIshing Mishing Mishing….Poutmati MIshing :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

    A very tall 5’8, very fair, blush-loving, MAC book flaunting, potato-loving, ever-giggling, coy-in-sleeveless kurtas-when-sasuma’s-around, maternity bra fanatic, ever-pouting female missing………last seen uploading “How often does your spouse compliment on your makeup.”

    Mostly seen lurking around the “Colobar” and makeup counters, this sardarni will always be seen with a lipishtik in hand, “mostly pouting in dressing rooms of various malls”. She has obsession for mirror and makeup and might be carrying an eyelash curler in terms of a weapon….so please be aware.

    Those who call with her whereabouts will be gifted with this “Lotus Fairness Ginseng Creme” as a reward….. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  22. Hey jomol 😀

    I have this awesome face pack by lotus for you
    it’s called the “lotus claywhite” it’s a fairness face pack too!
    My mom uses it, and i myself saw the difference on her 🙂
    She uses it once a week and has been addicted to it since a long time.
    I am going to get her another tube this week 😎
    You should SO TRY IT! 😀
    it makes your skin look brighter !!!
    .-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

    1. Hey Gia…..I am really scared of the fairness line now :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: ….just want to get my original color back…..

        1. You Ikky Wikky……….me and Rads are Fraands now……you shunned out…..you bad Ogre….I am already Kambli now….what you want me to become after using it…….”Malinga”?????? on second thoughts….I will send this creme to you since you live in secbad only….may it make you fairer and fairer :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse:

    1. Oops…..angred the Ogre…. :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: ….don’t break any quads…..will make wishes for you to pass all your exams with 35% :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

  23. Jomol,

    OMG!!! 😯 😯

    All that fairness promises were just tricks to seel their product or what? I never used fairness creams. i mean I have nothing against people who do, just that I don’t believe in the whole concept of fairness creams…

    On no, don’t use a metal scrubber. Pune has a hugee range of Scotch Brites. I have never seen such a variety anywhere. 😛 You want me to send a few for you ? 😀

    1. Hey POutmati..I did send out a missing notice for you……so who found you….I am gifting this Ginseng creme to him/her…..if its Eno Kumar who found you, I am sending this to him, I know your address already:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:. BTW, you buy a dozen scrotch Bright scrubbers and apply your lipishtick, POUT, and then wipe it with the scotch brite, then apply your lipishtick, POUT, and then wipe it with the scotch brite..

      then, apply your lipishtick, POUT, and then wipe it with the scotch brite, :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

  24. Hi Jomol….this is really bad what happened after you used this product. Lotus never writes their full list of ingredients, just the herbal items, but of course, their stuff obviously contains preservatives etc. which they conveniently omit. BTW, you and Radhika really make my day…both of you are just toooo cute and you both scrap with each other with such wit and yet so sweetly. You can add me too to your list of oil-slick-faces pals…my skin is just too oily and I still get pimples regularly. I found the Chambor skin care routine which I reviewed is helping me a bit and I have to regularly oil-blot my face and you should see the tissue after I blot, it looks like a piece of plastic!

  25. Hey Sabrina………thanks :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: …….one day either Rads or me are going to :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: each other. You told me about the Chambor skin care, isn’t it, I had read that post……collecting funds to buy it Sab………… :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: piece of plastic……that much oil????? he he

    1. Right, Jomol, that much oil !! Can’t wear anything creamy like cream blush, cream eyeshadow, and only certain oil-free foundations suit me; I mostly stick to powder foundation. BTW, my best friend swears by Lacto Calamine, followed by pressed powder, she has been using it for over 20 years, but then again, she doesn’t have oily skin. Whenever I have tried Lacto Calamine, I start sweating profusely on my face.

      1. Yeah, Sabrina….the old lacto calamine made my face sweaty, but have you tried the new one……Lactocalamine skinsurance for oily skin…that one is better…..Rs. 52 for a medium sized bottle.

        And Sab…there is one more thing, Calicoaster has reviewed Touch and Glow Day cream by REvlon, it is the best cream by far that I have used….use just need a little bit of compact on top of it and it does not feel oily or greasy later in the day……you should try that too and let me know..how it worked for you…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 ……Hey Sab, keep sharing your hits and misses with me!

        1. Thanks Jomol, I’ve not seen that new Lacto Calamine, I will definitely look out for it. I’ve been trying since time eternal for something that will control the oil slick, and I will keep you updated. (I’ll also check out the Revlon cream, thanks for the info). Take care.

  26. Hi Jomol,
    I m a working proffesional based in Delhi. I just happened to read ur review on the fairness cream from Lotus. Too bad that this happened to you. Though I have combination skin, but I share the same experience of sweating on applying certain skin care products. I though agree with calcoaster’s ideas of old time tested cosmetics like LactoCalamine.My personal favourite though is Vicco Turmeric cream best n effective.!! But loved all ur conversations though! I am not into makeup as yet!! So do let me know more too!! Hope I Too can join ur group of friends. 🙂

    1. Hi Kirti……………..Welcome to IMBB….. 😀 😀 😀 …….you can join us…there is so much to learn here…..come on a daily basis and we will all turn you into a makeup addict!!!!!!!…but you will have to take sides with me…..conditions apply :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife:

        1. hi jomol, thanks for the review..i was eyeing this cream..but “coconut” put me off since i too have oily skin..I am glad i didnt buy it. Good products from Lotus: Sunscreen and Kajal… Tip: Buy Nalpaamaradi Tailam from Kerala. Great for skin fairness..
          Has anyone tried their fairness gel, the green one with liqourice..Does it work?

  27. Haha those ginseng roots look like little dancing people! 😀
    You did a lot of research for such a bad product!
    Best brightener imho….BESAN!
    Cheap, easily available, and tastes great fried! Tell me any cosmetic product that can do that! Especially the frying part! 😛

  28. hai
    Ginseng is used for people 30 years of age..It reduces dullnes,finelines,wrinkles,anti ageing…
    mostly this cream is for nite only…apply nite and sleep..dont use oily skin people…it is a good moisturizer also due to coconut..

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