Are you impulsive by nature??? I try not to be, but sometimes, I am really impulsive in buying certain skin care and makeup products. I rue my impulsiveness later on, but by then, the deed is done and cannot be undone. Today, I am reviewing an Impulsive purchase I made a month back. Am I regretting the purchase?? I am going to tell you about that.
About the Product: Purifying and luscious face wash, enriched with cucumber and aloe vera extracts helps in giving brightness to the complexion and removing impurities. The O3+ advanced brightening and whitening face wash highlights the skin radiance and gives uniform tone. The soft, luscious texture removes the makeup completely, brightens the complexion while treating the skin with care. Formulation researched and developed by Dermatologists. Benefits – Increased fairness
How to use – Morning and night, apply on face in circular motion and rinse off with water.
Ingredients: Aqua, Acrylate/Steareth-20 cross polymer, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Cocamido Propyl Betaine, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Aloe Vera Extract, Cucumis Sativus, 3-Aminopropyl-L-Ascobylphosphate, Preservative and Perfume.
Price: Rs.195/- for 50gm product.
Shelf life: 24 months from date of packaging
My experience with O3+ Brightening and Whitening Face Wash:
I never believe in skin whitening or lightening products. No, No…those products are not for me. I am very happy the way I am. Yes, there are certain products which can remove your tan or bleach your skin. And yes, I do believe that certain products can really brighten up your skin, albeit temporarily. I had gone for my monthly facial, and at the end of it, the lady doing my facial brought up this line of products. It had many things like serum, moisturiser, day cream, night cream, and this face wash. I did not want to disappoint the girl, so I picked up the cheapest among them, thinking that during the summers, I might be able to finish this face wash up. Also, I really liked the claims written by the brand.
The face wash comes in a white colored tube, with a flip cap. This tube is sealed inside a box; hence the packaging is really hygienic.
The face wash is transparent, thin and runny, gel based product. Seeing this, my heart sank, as I realised that this must be for oily skin types and might not suit me. However, my skin is normal to combination in these humid summers; hence I might still get a use out of it. The product is to be applied after wetting your skin. This is an average foaming face wash, which has to be washed off with water. However, I feel that it leaves my skin a bit too squeaky clean and tightly stretched, which is a bit uncomfortable for me. However, oily skin beauties might not have this problem at all, and may actually like it.
So, does it whiten my skin??? No. Does it brighten my skin??? Yes, to some extent, it does. Does it remove my makeup completely???? No, not at all. It might wash off some of the makeup, but fails to wash off most of it, leave alone water proof makeup. I would not depend on it alone to remove my makeup, even my sunscreen. However, you might use it as the second step if you indulge in double cleansing.
Pros of O3+ Brightening and Whitening Face Wash:
• Hygienic packaging
• Travel friendly
• Not very expensive
• Fragrance of aloe vera; not too strong
• Clears off the excess oils and sweat from the skin
• Brightens the skin
• Does not foam excessively
• No excessive fragrance
• Contains extracts of aloe vera and cucumber (albeit a bit down the list)
Cons of O3+ Brightening and Whitening Face Wash:
• Gives a very squeaky clean feel to my skin
• Tightens up my skin uncomfortably
• Does not whiten skin
• Does not remove makeup efficiently.
• Contains silicones and preservatives
My rating: 3/5 for me, oily skin beauties might like it a bit more.
Will I repurchase this: Never again
Do I recommend this: Maybe, but only to oily skin beauties to remove your daily dirt and grime. It is not going to remove your entire makeup, and definitely not going to make you look fairer. Normal to dry skin types may give this a miss, even in hot, humid summers. There are many products available in market which will give you better results.
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