Whatever be the season, moisturizers are staples in the beauty armory of dry-skinned ladies. Being blessed with this skin type, my quest for the perfect moisturizer which guards my skin like a typical Hindi film hero, knows no ends. Lakme being a famed brand caught my eyes. So, I zeroed in on one of its moisturizers last winter. Read on to find how Lakme skin gloss intense winter moisturizer fared for me!
Packed in a simple opaque plastic bottle with a flip-open cap, the packaging of this moisturizer is satisfactory for me. Its cap is highly sturdy thus, making it spillage-free. The body of the product is sleek so, looks eye-pleasing too. On the whole it is fine for me.
The moisturizer texture is neither overly thick nor extremely runny. It lies in between. I have applied it a couple of times but sadly, it does not hydrate my skin well. It does not feel dry but it does not feel as moisturized as it should. The staying power too is a put-off. It keeps my skin ‘hydrated’ (if I can call it so) for 1-1.5 hours during winters. It does not leave behind a discomfiting greasy or sticky feel.
A glance at its ingredients’ list and I am startled for it comes packed with a number of toxic chemicals such as- silicones (read: dimethicone), PEG, Petrolatum, EDTA and Parabens (methylparaben and propylparaben) which are skin’s villains. I am sure no one wants to smother their skin in the name of nourishment. Had it worked on what it claimed to (that is, moisturize), I would not have written it off but not only has it underwhelmed me but also irked me with its composition.
For this very reason, I won’t invest in it in future. Neither will I recommend anyone to. My two cents – Keep the quest for your Holy Grail moisturizer alive!
Price : Rs 299/- for 200 ml
Rating : 0/5
Final Word : It does not work on the primary parameter of any moisturizer and that is to ‘moisturize skin’. Add to that its considerable list of chemicals added into it, a wise idea would be to chuck it.