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By Esha Pandit
Hello gorgeous ladies,
So, at last, I have got something to review on IMBB. I mostly use skin care products and cosmetics that have already been reviewed here. But after a year with IMBB (read free online course on being beautiful :P), I have gained enough confidence and mastered the courage to buy a few things that have not been reviewed yet. I have brownish skin that tends to get tanned easily. It is oily, sweaty and sensitive and pimples never leave me completely. Last, but not the least, there are marks left from the time when I had severe acne and pimple breakout. So overall, my skin demands loads of attention and it takes revenge badly if anything goes wrong with its care routine.
Facials are something me and my skin both enjoy a lot. While I love the massage and “I don’t have to do anything” session, my skin loves getting refreshed, clean and glowing. But I somehow never get enough time to visit a parlor every month. Also, I do not trust the parlor ladies completely with the products they use (with eyes closed, I cannot check what they are actually using), and the bowls they use to mix their products. So last month, I went to a local cosmetic store and started looking for a good facial kit. The SA at the Lotus counter managed to convince me about buying this pearl facial kit. So, last week, me and my mom did this facial on each other and after checking the effect it had on our respective skin, I am ready to do the review.
Rs. 950 (I got it for Rs. 850). Best use before 3 years.
Packaging: The outer box, looks sober and bright. The box contains three plastic tubes and one glass jar, all neatly arranged. If you are planning to travel, you can carry them separately too, just be a little careful with the jar. The back cover of the pack contains description of the products, ingredients and how to use them. The detailed procedure to use and time for each of them makes it really convenient when you are using it at home.
Active natural ingredients: For all the items, the main ingredients are licorice extract, green tea extract and pearl dust. Well, I am definitely not satisfied with this list. I think we have the right to know the names of every chemical that goes into our products.
My Take on Lotus Herbals Radiant Pearl Cellular Lightening Facial Kit:
Radiant Pearl Exfoliating Cleanser – 50 gm:
This is a cleanser plus scrub. I was a little disappointed to see this one. Every facial comes with two separate steps of cleansing and scrubbing. I was not very sure about the effect of this two-in-one product, but using it changed my opinion completely. The texture of the product is creamy and it’s not very heavy. There are fine scrub-granules that do not hurt your skin, but slough away dead skin cells very effectively. It also wipes away whiteheads from my nose easily. Although I would have preferred two separate products for cleansing and scrubbing, I really cannot complain about this one (it saves me the time after all)!
Radiant Pearl Activator – 20 gm:
This is supposed to add instant glow to your face. The product is somewhat like a liquid gel, much like Deriva MS, the very common medicine to treat pimples. In fact, the smell of this activator is medicinal too. A little amount of this activator applied on the skin gives a matte effect. After the cleansing step, this activator also helps in closing unclogged pores, I think. I did not see any instant lightening effect after using this though.
Radiant Pearl Massage Creme – 50 gm:
This is a really thick and heavy crème. A long massage of 10-15 minutes with this product will definitely increase blood circulation and thus make your face glow from inside. A continuous massage using this can give a very warm sensation. So, rub ice cubes in your hands after every 2-3 minutes while massaging the crème.
Radiant Pearl Facial Mask – 50 gm:
This product has a light creamy texture and it can be applied directly (no need to add water) using the fingertips. It dries in 7-10 minutes (you will know when it turns completely white) and then it can be washed off using water. This takes away the excess oil from your skin and gives a healthy radiance to your face. I will suggest using any toner after this step. Facial leaves us with open pores and we need to close them to avoid any irritation or rash.
Effect on skin:
The product actually fulfills its claims. It helps to lighten and brighten the complexion. My tan has reduced a lot after the facial session. My mom and I are experiencing a little less oiliness on our face. Overall, it gives a healthy glow to the face which lasts for at least a week. I need to use this a few more times to see its long-term effects.
What I Like about Lotus Herbals Radiant Pearl Cellular Lightening Facial Kit:
- Fulfills its claims effectively.
- Nice convenient packaging.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Detailed instructions, very helpful for using the kit at home.
- Refreshing fragrance.
- Easy to use.
- Tube packaging of the three products is very hygienic. For the massage cream, which comes in a jar, use an ice-cream spoon to pick up the product.
What I Do Not Like about Lotus Herbals Radiant Pearl Cellular Lightening Facial Kit:
- Detailed ingredients list is missing.
- The SA claimed that the contents will last for about 12 facial sessions, but probably the mask will finish off before that. I think the proportion of the products in the kit is not right.
- I expected two separate products for cleansing and scrubbing.
Would I Repurchase Lotus Herbals Radiant Pearl Cellular Lightening Facial Kit?
Definitely yes. I think this product will suit my skin. If you are looking for something that can be used conveniently and effectively at home, this one is for you. Even if you visit a parlor regularly, it is advisable to keep a kit at home when you don’t have time to hit the parlour. Let me know if you have liked the review 🙂
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