I received this as a gift with some other purchases of mine.
Price: INR 75 for 50 g.
Shelf life: 3 yrs.
It comes in a transparent tube with a flip-open cap. Compact & travel-friendly.
But the nozzle is a tad big – so a lot more product than required for a single use ends up in your hand.
What the product claims:
The way I see it:
The face wash is a transparent, gooey gel with pastel orange & blue beads in it.
Lotus claims that these beads are active milli-capsules. One is supposed to crush these beads before lathering the product.
The fragrance of the product is fresh & botanical yet mild – I like it!
The product lathers really well and leaves back a clean skin free of dirt & grime.
Lotus also claims that this face wash is suitable for all skin types. But IMO, this product is suitable for oily-combination skinned people.
But, I am not sure on the mattifying effect of this…
I am normal skinned, a little on the drier side though – I feel there are some areas on my face that feel dry after using this.
I am not saying it makes me feel dry & stretchy, but just dry a little here & there – like the corners of my nose (nothing that a moisturizer cannot take care of!).
If you are dry-skinned (or very dry) already, I would suggest to better keep away from this product.
It does not remove waterproof makeup but manages to remove face makeup to an extent. I always use a makeup remover + cleansing milk regime before using a face wash, so not an issue for me.
It has never stung my eyes. This small tube would last a month easily with twice a day usage (only if u managed to control product flow from the nozzle!).
Let’s take a look at the claims –
Cleans – Yes!
Nourishes – Nay!
Softens – No difference – a nay?
Overall, a decent face wash good for combination-oily skinned. Normal-dry skinned must follow up with a moisturizer.
The ‘Yay’ factors:
- Compact tube
- No added colors
- Lathers very well
- Fresh botanical scent
- Suitable for combination-oily skin
- Does not sting the eyes
- Trial size available
- Milli-capsules are of no use
- Nozzle is a little big
- Dries the skin a little bit (on normal skin)
- 75 bucks for such quantity could be pricey for some