Skin type: Combination and acne prone
I was using the Lotus Phyto-Rx range for the summer days since my skin was tanned and I wanted to get a clear and even-tone skin. I got all the 5 products from this range for better results. I have already reviewed the Face Polisher, Day Cream and Night Cream and here I am with the first step that is a face wash. Read to know how it worked for me.
Price: Rs 265 for 80 grams
Suitable for: All skin types
Product Description by Lotus:
Cleanse your skin with Lotus Professional Phyto Rx Whitening & Brightening Face Wash that is composed of potent organic ingredients to prevent melanin production that causes skin darkening. It consists of Punarnava, Lychee, and Amla Berry that makes the skin acne free and treats pigmentation on the facial skin. Amla berry is an effective skin lightening agent that reduces the production of melanin. Lychee, with its anti-oxidant properties helps in boosting moisture and promotes healthy skin.
It consists of Punarnava root extract that helps in promoting lighter and uniform complexion. It is a preservative free, artificial fragrance and color free organic formulation which is best suited for all skin types.
My Experience with Lotus Herbals Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Face Wash:
Packaging: The face wash comes in a white tube which resembles the whitening and brightening claim. The tube is attractive-looking and handy too. It has an inverted structure which was great for the scrub since it was thicker, but for this I wish it wasn’t inverted packaging. It has a flip-cap which is convenient to use and does not harm my long nails. The details are very well mentioned on the tube and the claims are really attractive. Any woman would fall for it and give it a shot.
Texture, consistency, smell and feel on the skin: The face wash comes in a pearly white colour with a super runny consistency. Over it, it has an inverted packaging which makes the face wash drip as soon as I open the tube. It has to be handled with care or the face wash will drip off the palm or the tube. It has a fruity perfumed scent probably of lychees and amla. It smells very pleasant and it kind of refreshes the senses hence is great for morning use. It lathers very well on my skin feeling gentle like a baby wash. After rinsing it did irritate my skin for a while, but the moment I apply my cream/moisturizer then the irritation goes off.
Results: The face wash cleans my skin very effectively by cleansing all the oil, impurities and dirt. It also cleans light makeup very well from the face. It leaves my face very fresh, bright and glowing as claimed. But I couldn’t notice any long-term whitening effects as such. It might help if used with the other products of this rage, but alone it is just a face wash that will give you instantly fresh and bright skin which then comes back to normal after a few hours. It does not control any melanin as such because if my skin has to tan, then it will and this face wash can’t do anything. It also dries out my skin a bit which is why it won’t suit sensitive and dry skin. An ‘okay’ face-wash all together but there are similar products available.
Pros of Lotus Herbals Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Face Wash:
• Handy and attractive looking tube.
• Good quantity.
• An entire range available for better results.
• Lathers very well.
• Has a refreshing scent.
• Cleans the skin well.
• Leaves my skin fresh, bright and glowing as claimed.
• It takes away the dull skin.
• Great for everyday use.
• Good results if used with the entire range.
• Gets rid of light makeup too.
Cons of Lotus Herbals Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Face Wash:
• Leaves the skin a bit dry.
• Claims to be for all skin types but not ideal for dry or sensitive skin.
• Irritates the skin a bit after rinsing.
• It alone won’t give you any long-term brightening.
• Inverted packaging is not very convenient for a runny product.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lotus Herbals Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Face Wash?
If you are planning to get the whole range then yes, if alone, then a no! If you want to try this range then pick the Face Polisher as it worked the best.
Conclusion: Facial serum coming up next!
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