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Nature’s Essence Gold Bleach – A Review
I first heard about the brand Nature’s Essence after reading a review here on IMBB. When I saw the Gold Bleach at the store, I was intrigued because it claimed to bleach your facial hair to match your skin color. Getting rid of facial hair on the sides of my face has been an issue for me. Threading makes my face red and swollen while using facial hair removing creams such as Nair have not been too satisfactory either. So I decided to try bleaching as a last resort.
What the product claims: “Lightens hair to match skin color, and makes skin fairer and glowing. Its mild formula gives more natural texture with no irritation to the skin”. (I am not sure what they mean by “gives natural texture”. Perhaps they meant it gives you a natural glow)
Price : Rs 50 for 43 gm
The pack contains a cream, activator powder and a spatula. The cream is white and has a thick consistency. The powder is a light yellow and has a strong pungent smell. When mixed together it forms a cream colored paste and the pungent smell is not as strong.
What it contains Gold flakes, Ammonium Bi-carbonate , Hydrogen Peroxide (Considering its price, I really wonder how much gold actually goes into this product!)
Mix two spatulas of the cream with two pinches of the powder and apply it on cleaned face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off.
I followed all the above instructions and after washing it off I found that my skin had lightened by one tone. It had also lightened my facial hair. The bleach also lends a nice glow to your face which unfortunately fades in an hour or so.
Note: It has been advised not to use soap for at least six hours after bleaching.
The product recommends bleaching twice a month for effective results. Either way the general rule with all bleaches is to give it a minimum of 15 days gap. These are some before and after pictures. The difference is not clear in the pictures but in reality the square patch where I applied the bleach is clearly visible.
Pros of Nature’s Essence Gold Bleach
- Reasonably priced.
- Provides a mild bleach improving complexion by one skin tone
- Bleaches facial hair
- Has not caused any allergic reactions
Cons of Nature’s Essence Gold Bleach
- Complete list of ingredients is not provided. With products such as a bleach, I would definitely like to know the complete list
- I am not too convinced that this actually contains gold. The cream is a pristine white, even if there are a few gold flakes shouldn’t they stand out? This has me puzzled a bit. Even if the product does contain flakes, it must be a very small percentage. In which case calling it a gold bleach is hardly justifiable.
- As soon as you wash off the bleach it gives you a nice glow. Unfortunately this disappears in an hour or so.
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Will I repurchase.
No? Though this product does a reasonably good job, the fact that only “key ingredients “ are listed is a drawback for me. Of all beauty products bleaches tend to have a lot of strong chemicals. And if a product can change the colour of my skin/hair in ten minutes, I would definitely want to know the exhaustive list of ingredients.
So ladies, what’s your take on bleaches?