Hola my lovelies…
In our lives, we always come across these two terms, pre and post. Whether it is prenatal and post natal care, or prepayment and post payment, these two words never leave us. So can these words leave us in our skin care schedule too…? Naaaah!
Earlier, I was never a pre and post junkie… But then, changes do happen and in my case, they happened with skin care related to sun. So while sunscreens and sunblocks became a staple for me for my pre-sun care, I also started looking for post-sun care products that could take care of the little damage that may have happened.
And no, I did not want to use the regular ‘bleach’ method every month. So started my experiments and finally, I have found three products which take care of the tan that you may end up having.
As a part of the suncare week, presenting to you my dearies, is
the Nature’s Essence Lacto Tan Clear Bleach
What the brand Claims :
Milk proteins and honey enriched special bleach cream helps remove the epidermal sun tan, thereby restoring the natural fairness of the skin and also preventing pigmentation due to harmful sun. Its matte effect is ideal for hot climates and the cream also helps enhance after facial glow.
Price : Rs 145 for 100 gms (jar packing) and Rs 85 for 40 gms (tube packing)
Availability : Almost everywhere which stocks beauty parlour stuff and now, online sites like Purplle.com, flipkart and Indiatimes shopping.
Key ingredients :
Milk, honey and Geranium Oil.
On the outside :
The mask comes in a strong white opaque jar packaging, which has a small plate cap over the bottle, followed by a big screwable cap. The jar packaging is housed in a hardpaper rectangular box that looks lovely with white, silver and yellow colours on it. The jar packaging may be unhygienic, but it is quite sturdy and easy to travel with. The cap can be used for keeping the scooped out required product to avoid contamination.
|Nature’s essence Lacto Tan Clear|
On the inside :
The bleach is peachish white in colour with pearly finish, just like those vanishing creams. I prefer to call it a mask because the instructions say it has to be applied on the tanned area and kept for 10 to 15 minutes. I use a thick layer on the skin and massage it a bit. After 15 min, it is a little drier (although not like those mud masks). I then prefer to wet my hands, massage this mask and then, wash off with cold water.
The overall impact has been really good. On the first use, you will find a drastic difference in the tan and the skin looks more even toned indeed. Regular usage (alternate days) ensures that the tan goes away by 98 per cent. However the smell is too chemical like which may irritate sensitive noses. Also, the pack makes the skin dry, so dry skinned beauties would need to follow it up with moisturizer. I use it at night as I feel that it works better that ways. Also, it doesn't damage skin like other bleaches over long term use. I have been using it since last three years and never suffered breakouts etc.
Thumbs up for :
- Easily available
- Quite economical
- Can be used for all skin types.
- Does efficiently remove 98 per cent of the tan with regular usage.
- Makes the skin more even toned.
- Cools the skin after a ‘tan-ful’ day.
- No breakouts.
Thumbs down for :
- Smell is very chemical like which may irritate sensitive noses.
- Makes the skin dry so people with dry skin would need a moisturizer.
- Not a completely herbal product.
PEL Shouts :
A perfect solution to take care of tanned skin, especially for the feet and arms. This product does what it claims, keeps us happy to enjoy the sun. A definite purchase for summers.
4.8 out of 5