Face type: Oily and sensitive.
Body type: Normal-dry.
Spring is here and I wanted to try a refreshing product for my skin. The concept of Lotus gel is very new to me so, I bought “The Face Shop Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel”. Let’s get into the review.
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Price: Rs.490/- for 285ml.
Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel is made up of clear, glass-like beads that contain Lotus Flower Extract from Jeju Island. This multipurpose gel protects against harmful environmental aggressors, soothes tired skin and can be used daily or after sun exposure.
My Experience with The Face Shop Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel:
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The Face Shop Lotus gel comes in a big, baby pink jar with a white cap. This jar bears some beautiful lotus flower prints all over the body which look so pretty. I really like this outer look but, it feels very heavy to carry around. Still, I always prefer tube packaging; as a jar is not so hygienic. This jar has an inner tray that protects the gel and keeps it safe. According to the quantity, it is an affordable product.
It looks like a beautiful baby pink gel inside the jar but, it is actually a colorless crystal clear gel. The gel has a smooth soft texture and glides effortlessly on the skin. It feels like a water-based gel and feels quite easy to massage it onto the skin. It instantly provides a very soothing and refreshing effect on my skin. This gel texture absorbs into the skin quickly and never leaves a greasy or a sticky feeling to my skin. The lotus gel has a beautiful fresh floral fragrance which is very pleasant.
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Since I’m using a lotus gel for the first time, I have no idea about its benefits. The brand claims that it is a multipurpose gel as it provides smoothness to tired and sun tanned skin. As it is a refreshing and soothing gel, it works amazingly after a hot sunny day by providing a refreshing feeling to my skin. It treats any irritation on the skin and provides a great relief to my tired skin. I used it on my face and body and it works really well in both the ways.
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On my oily face, it provides that perfect hydration and makes my skin super smooth and soft without making it oily. It provides a natural and healthy dewy finish to my skin. The gel takes care of my dry areas well and makes them soft. It also works nicely on my normal-dry body. It feels extremely smooth on the body and provides good nourishment to the skin. My body looks healthy and glowing after using this gel.
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But, on my body, the softness doesn’t stay for a long time. It dries out quickly within 2-3 hours and after that, I need to reapply it on my body. If you have extremely dry skin, you need to apply it as a soothing base and then, you have to follow up with a moisturiser. But, as it is a very lightweight gel, you can easily apply another layer onto your skin.
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On my face, it lasts long and keeps my skin fresh and soft. It is best for summers and it will suit almost all skin types, except for women with extremely dry skin. It suits my sensitive skin and totally calms down my sensitiveness. It never broke me out but it doesn’t work on my pimples like an Aloe Vera gel does. A regular usage makes my skin clear, healthier and fresh.
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Overall, I love this instant soothing gel as it feels perfect to use after a hot summer day. It works nicely as a mask too. It doesn’t contain parabens, mineral oil, paraffin tar colorants which is good but, it contains alcohol which is not great for skin.
Pros of The Face Shop Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel:
- Lovely looking jar and affordable.
- Fresh floral smell.
- Crystal clear gel; blends smoothly.
- The water-based gel feels very light, non-greasy and non-oily.
- Absorbs quickly.
- The multipurpose gel can be used on face and body too.
- Feels very soothing and cooling on the skin.
- Instantly refreshes tired skin and treats sunburns.
- Provides decent hydration.
- Makes skin soft, smooth and fresh.
- Provides a bright, healthy glow to dull skin.
- On the face, softness lasts longer.
- Best for hot summer days.
Cons of The Face Shop Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel:
- Heavy, unhygienic jar.
- Softness doesn’t last long on the body.
- Contains alcohol.
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend The Face Shop Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel?
Yes to both.
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