How’s the climate treating you all? Well it’s so hot and humid here in Kuwait. I so badly want to go and enjoy the beach but this climate is making me stick indoors itself *waaa*. However this hasn’t stopped me from shopping *hihi*. Today I will be reviewing about a fairness serum. I know these fairness claiming products turn out to be a success very rarely but still I just can’t resist myself from buying these 😛
Claims of the product:
Protects against darkening of skin, makes your skin naturally fair and radiant.
Apply gently on face, neck and body. Use at morning and night for best results.
Price and Quantity: KD 1.990 (approx INR400) for 200mL
aqua, glycerin, isopropyl palmitate, cyclopentasiloxane, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, carbomer, parfum, benzophenone-3, methylparaben, sodium hydroxide,sodium polyacrylate, ethylhexglycerin, disodium EDTA, ethylhexyl stearate, trideceth-6, butyrospermum parkii, tocopherryl acetate, bellis perennis flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, maltodextrin, propylene glycol, morus alba root extract pentylene glycol, serine, sorbitol, sodium lactate, lactic acid, urea, phenoxyethanol, ethyl alcohol, sodium chloride, phenethyl alcohol, melissa officinalis leaf extract, allantoin, propylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben,ethylparaben, methylisothiazolinone.
My experience with Vatika DermoViva U.S.A. Fairness Serum:
Despite having bad experiences with fairness claiming products I picked up this product and I regret it so badly *headbang* . I have an oily acne prone skin. This product says that it’s apt for all skin types. So I thought this might work out for me and guess what I was proved wrong. Read on to know why.
Packaging: this serum comes in a sturdy opaque plastic pump bottle. This is travel friendly and also hygienic. The pump packaging seals the product inside without exposing it to light and air and keeping the goodness within.
Texture: The serum is whitish in colour. It is not too thick or runny. 1 pump is enough for my entire face. However I apply 1 more pump on my neck to get an even effect. I find that this serum is very light weight and non- sticky and gets absorbed within seconds. Even if I apply 2 more pumps the serum gets absorbed instantly leaving a non-greasy face. This is what I would like to see in serums. I used this in the night. Next day morning I found few bumps on my skin I was so sad but then I thought maybe I should give it a bit more time for my face to adjust it and again applied it on my face in the night and the next day morning the existing bumps became red pimples and I got new bumps on my chin area. I didn’t want to try this anymore and stopped it. My sister has combination skin but this broke her out too.
I checked online to see which ingredient is breaking me out and finally found that carbomer is mildly comedogenic, ethylhexyl stearate is comedogenic and isopropyl palmitate is highly comedogenic. I don’t understand why they say that this is for all skin types. The chemicals in this are infinity! However, despite it breaking me out I still wanted to check if it would stay put on its fairness claims and thus I applied it on my arms and hands since I have dry skin there. I did not have that horrid experience on my arms like I had on my face. I used it continuously on my arms and hands for 3 weeks but I did not see any fairness effect. It claims that it lightens discolouration but it did nothing to my tanned arm. Moreover it says that it can be used on body and hands but it is not at all moisturising. This turned out to be a dud product for me. I am now taking 6-8 pumps for 1 arm and trying to finish this ASAP.
Pros of Vatika DermoViva U.S.A. Fairness Serum:
• Comes in a sturdy pump packaging hence hygienic.
• Does not leave skin greasy, oily and sticky.
• Can apply 3 pumps on face and still feel light on skin.
• Gets absorbed within seconds.
• Quite inexpensive for the quantity provided.
Cons of Vatika DermoViva U.S.A. Fairness Serum:
• Broke me out badly.
• Does not provide any fairness.
• Does not lighten any skin discolouration as claimed.
• Contains parabens.
• Contains an endless list of chemicals.
• Not at all moisturising for hands and body.
Will I repurchase Vatika DermoViva U.S.A. Fairness Serum?
No way!!! Never ever!!! Absolutely hate this product!
Do I recommend Vatika DermoViva U.S.A. Fairness Serum?
Isopropyl Palmitate is highly comedogenic so I would recommend all skin types to stay away from this product.
IMBB Rating: 0.5/5 (0.5 because it comes in a pump packaging)
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