I am really waiting for the winters to arrive because it is my favourite season; having hot noodles and coffee at home, wearing pullovers and hoodies and getting lot of winter skin care. I was really tired of Pond’s Cold Cream, Fair and Lovely Winter Moisturizer and Lakme Winter Care. I saw this one in a shop and it claimed to be a cold cream, so I got it and the main reason was that my skin tends to become dark during winters and I lose all the glow from my face and it becomes very dull and the skin tears up badly. This would work out the best with its face wash and scrub, but I have a lot of face washes, so I got only this cream.
Rs. 60 for one (but I got 2 tubs).
Enriched with Mulberry, rich source of skin moisturiser and Liqucorice, known for its complexion enhancing properties. This unique formulation makes your skin fairer and soft ever.
Directions For Use:
Apply generously on cleansed face and neck twice daily. For better results, use with VLCC Insta Fair and Glow Clear Skin Face Wash.
My Experience with VLCC Insta Fair and Glow Moisturizing Cold Cream:
As you know, cold creams are one of the essentials for winter care routine. Although, I am not getting that chilling feeling, my skin has already started to become dry and parched. This cold cream comes in a very flat tub. Being a plastic tub and flat in size, it is super easy to carry and will fit anywhere, even in a small sling bag. The main ingredients are licorice and mulberry which are fairness agents and licorice has always worked for me. The cold cream is pure white in colour, like most of the cold creams and is semi-thick, a little less thick than body butters. I think they have only mentioned to use it on the face, but this looks fine to use on the body as well, but I have a lot of body lotions, so I am using it only on the face. My mom and brother are also using this one along with me. The fragrance is a nice scented one and I think it contains artificial fragrance, but I liked it and it is pretty mild after application.
The cold cream feels a bit heavy on the skin and does not absorb quickly as well, and a lot of massaging and time is needed for it to get finally absorbed. It feels a bit greasy on the skin, so not suitable during the day when you have to go out. I am studying currently and so sitting at home, and I am using this almost twice a day followed by my night cream. Also, it does not contain SPF.
I observed that I got very tiny breakouts as I have oily skin and any cold cream would break me out because they are so thick and heavy with an oily formula. My mom did not have any break outs as she does not have oily skin. This will suit all skin types; very good for dry skin, but may break out oily skin a bit. I am happy that although it did not make my skin any fairer, my skin did not turn dark either which used to happen until last year with other cold creams.
Pros of VLCC Insta Fair and Glow Moisturizing Cold Cream:
- Very affordable.
- Quantity is very great and you need a pea-sized amount every day, so this will go a long way.
- Nice scent which is mild and not overpowering at all.
- Convenient packaging and a flat tub, so easy to carry.
- Contains mulberry and licorice which are fairness agents; I did not see any major fairness but my skin used to turn dark during winters which did not happen after using this cream.
- Very moisturizing for dry skin.
- Makes my skin soft and supple when I get up in the morning.
Cons of VLCC Insta Fair and Glow Moisturizing Cold Cream:
- May break out oily skin a bit; but gave me the smallest pimples which couldn’t even be noticed and they disappeared in a day and think any cold cream would make my oily skin break out.
- Does not contain SPF.
- Makes the skin a bit greasy, so I cannot apply it while going out.
- Limited availability.
Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend VLCC Insta Fair and Glow Moisturizing Cold Cream?
I already have two tubs and they will go a long way, so not thinking of repurchasing, but I will surely get it the next winter. It is suitable for dry skinned people and for oily skinned ones, it broke out my skin a little but the pimples are very small in size and barely noticeable.
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