I am very picky when it comes to buying lotions. If I don’t apply a good lotion, my skin tends to be itchy and thus I always keep testing lotions available in the market. During my visit to India last December, even though I had taken a lotion along, my sister liked it and then I didn’t want to empty it so my lotion hunt began and I saw VLCC Almond Honey Deep Nourishing and Skin Brightening Body Lotion. I have never used VLCC products and I wanted to give a try and so here is my review on the same.
What the company claims:
This Light, non-greasy lotion is enriched with pure Almond Oil & Honey
Nourishes skin to help retain elasticity.
Leaves skin glowing and youthful.
Directions for Use:-
Apply liberally all over the body focusing on dry areas. This non greasy formulation can be used as often as desired.
My Experience with VLCC Almond Honey Deep Nourishing and Skin Brightening Body Lotion:
I have never had any product from VLCC. My mom was using few of their products which gave zero results and I had lost trust in their brand and never bought anything but this time when I wanted to buy the lotion, somehow I wanted to give one last chance to see if the product does any good. As usual, IMBB was my beauty search engine but I didn’t find this product reviewed. I thought it could be a new one and bought it to test it myself.
The body lotion comes in a white round bottle with a pump. The color of the bottle remains same to the other lotions from the same brand. I had some issues with the pump for the first time but once it was opened, it was all hassle free. The pump is a little flimsy and may not be travel friendly and I am afraid that it would break.
The product is white, creamy and is neither very thick nor very runny. The product application is very easy due to the texture but it takes a while to get absorbed to the skin. So you need to do a lot of massaging to get the product absorbed which is quite good for the skin too! Once absorbed it gives a very healthy look to the skin.
There is no greasy residue but a light sheen indicating moisturized and hydrated skin. The product moisturizes the skin and after a month of use, I can say that it nourishes the skin as needed and makes the skin look healthy.
But, the product has to be applied at least twice a day; the lotion doesn’t provide the moisturisation needed for the entire day. I have dry skin and I visited India during winter, this could be the issue too. If you see the ingredients list, it has a lot of chemicals and parabens and VLCC being a herbal brand (that is what I thought) I am really unsure if everything they claim is true. The skin looks healthy and glowy but only when the lotion is applied and not for always. So any moisturizer can do this part. I wish it had SPF at least in a small number so that it could protect my skin when I am indoors.
So summing up,
Pros of VLCC Almond Honey Deep Nourishing and Skin Brightening Body Lotion:
• Provides good moisturisation for dry skin.
• Leaves skin looking healthy and glowing.
• Doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
• Can be used on all skin types and is a year around product.
Cons of VLCC Almond Honey Deep Nourishing and Skin Brightening Body Lotion:
• The moisturisation is temporary as long as the lotion is applied.
• Contains a lot of parabens and chemicals.
• Not travel friendly.
• Opening the pump can be tricky for the first time as the instructions mentioned do not work.
• Takes a while to get absorbed on to the skin.
• No SPF factor.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Will I Repurchase VLCC Almond Honey Deep Nourishing and Skin Brightening Body Lotion?
I am not sure! While it provides moisturisation like I need, I also needed few more extra pros.
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