Unlisted Brand • Biotique - Morning Nectar • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
pros : This is a light but very hydrating lotion, with a fabulous scent.
It is too light for my dry skin during the day (unless I layer with a richer cream) but it does wonders on my hands, over dry feet at night, and I wore it alone at night to rehydrate my skin - very good on the neck too - Never irritating though my skin is sensitive
It exists with a spf 30 I'd like to try
cons : there is no dispenser, the mouth of the bottle is very large !
I'd like a complete list of ingredients, that's the law !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this on a trip to India when I ran out of my regular moisturizer, however I know this is also available on e-bay for $11 for 120ml and plan on getting my next bottle there. In India two (huge) sizes are available, 120/210ml.
What I love about this moisturizer is how moisturizing it is, without being at all heavy or greasy. I use a very small amount (you really don't need more) and this year, unlike every other, I do not have dry, flaky winter skin. I also wore this in the extreme heat of India and home, and still - this did not get greasy or break me out. I also wore sunscreen over this, with no problem. This never irritates my easy-to-annoy skin, and in fact seems to soothe it. Will repurchase, when I finish my gigantic 210ml bottle.
For reference, I have sensitive combination skin, 28yr old skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Let me introduce you to my all time fav. moisturiser: Biotique Morning Nectar.
The company claims on the bottle that "This is a light lotion enriched with Honey, Wheatgerm and Seaweed. This lotion is easily absorbed, replacing the natural oils and moisture the skin loses every day". Frankly I went through the ingredient list and could not locate seaweed.
It's content list (as on product) is: (within parenthesis is the benefit/role of the component that i could find online)
* 2% Beheda (has antimicrobial activity against bacteria and virus)
* 1.5% Honey (antimicrobial, moisturising)
* 3% Wheatgerm Oil (high in Vit E & A)
* 3% Kusumbhi Oil (Safflowers are the richest source of linoleic acid, they contain proteins, minerals, vitamins. Good for all skin types, highly moisturizing and soothing to the skin. A highly moisturizing oil with an exceptionally high amount of Oleic acids. Deeply soothing and one of the first choices for skin care blends or recipes requiring moisturizing benefits.)
* 1% methi beej (soothing effect on inflammed skin)
* 0.5% Vach Kwath (skin diseases and eruptions)
* Q S Lotion Base (nothing is mentioned about this mysterious lotion that is used as base. i wonder what does it contain)
* It is absorbed instantly into the skin, is light, and feels very cool against the skin.
* It worked almost overnight to reverse the intense dryness and parched, papery skin that i had experienced after using Nivea cream.
* No more than 3 drops required for complete face and neck coverage.
* On the whole the product seems like a good natural formulation with active ingredients added in quantities greater than 1%
* It doesn't smell very nice.
* Is a little costly at 180 Rs. for 120 ml (168 at Alfa) - but i think it is worth it.
* Loses its efficacy very quickly once it is opened, therefore i advice that buy only the smaller bottles.
* No mention is made of the mysterious QS Lotion Base which comprises 89% of the lotion.
* Some natural ingredients are added in quantities lesser than 1% - which is too less for them to have any beneficial effect as per my understanding.
* Natural and listed ingredients account for only 11% of the lotion.
Despite all the above mentioned Cons, this remains my all time fav moisturiser that i come back to again & again. It is light, does not cause pimples or side-effects and also eases any inflammation that i have. Skin is softer and smoother to touch.
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