Review, Price, Buy Online Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion for Oily to Normal Skin
By Contributor: Shinjan
Today’s market is flooded with countless skin care products and new products are launched everyday claiming to have “never heard before” ingredients, consisting of innovative technologies and attractive packaging. Amidst all these, simple looking lacto calamine lotion is easy to miss. The lotion is manufactured by Piramal healthcare and comes in two variants: Lacto calamine skin balance oil control for oily to normal skin type and lacto calamine skin hydration for dry to normal skin. In this post I will be reviewing the Oil control lacto calamine lotion with ph8.
Lacto Calamine claims: Daily nourishing lotion for oil control and Maintaining skin vitality with the goodness of Kaolin and Glycerin. Maintenance of skin pH is essential for glowing healthy skin. Daily use gives you healthy, glowing and nourished skin.
Kaolin contains natural minerals, acts as an exfoliator and helps in dead skin removal.
Zinc oxide with antiseptic properties helps protect skin from acne breakouts and helps reduce dark spots and blemishes.
Glycerin moisturizes the skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, Light Kaolin, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Carbonate, Emulsifiers, Preservatives, perfumes& Permitted Colours.
I have sensitive acne prone skin which tends to get oily during summers. And hence I am always on a hunt of products that won’t irritate or break out my skin and at the same time control the oil secretion. My friends many times recommended the lacto calamine daily nourishing lotion to me but this simple looking lotion with no tall brightening or anti-ageing claims, never caught my attention. But when I developed a skin rash and my dermatologist recommended it, I finally gave it a try. And I am nothing but happy ever since I did. Since then this lotion has become a ‘Must have’ and a ‘summer essential’ product for me.
It comes in a simple and light weight white plastic bottle with a Purple coloured cap from which product can be easily squeezed out. The lacto calamine lotion has a light pink tint to it and is little thick in consistency. Fragrance is certainly not that great and it does feel like a medicinal cream but it is definitely not overpowering and it is gone as soon as you apply it on your face.
The skin balance lotion is absorbed quickly into the skin and gives a matte like finish. Best part is that it really fulfills its oil control claims. I apply it in the mornings every single day and my face is non oily for a good 6-7hours. My skin does looks fresh and non greasy even after hours of application. It also has a very soothing effect when applied and never causes any break outs. In fact it is considered to be one of the best moisturizers for an acne prone skin. It is easily available on every chemist shop and also online and I have seen many dermatologists recommending it too. Because of its soothing effect it can also be applied on any skin rash or allergy. Since the bottle is light weight, whenever I travel I just pop Lacto Calamine into my handbag and I am ready to go.
Pros of Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion:
- Controls oil for about 5-6 hours
- Non greasy formulation with a matte like finish
- Reduces acne breakouts
- Soothing effect which is a plus especially during summers
- Can be applied on any skin irritation or allergy
- Travel friendly packaging
- Depending upon the quality of product, it is quite inexpensive.
- Self life is 5 years from date of manufacture which is more than most of the other skin care products.
Cons of Lacto Calamine Skin Balance Daily Nourishing Lotion:
- Not very moisturizing during winters and for people with dry skin type (The other variant of this lotion: Lacto calamine Hydration might be suitable as it contains Aloe Vera and is meant for dry skin.)
- Doesn’t really act on reducing dark spots or blemishes as claimed by the company.
- Does not have a very pleasant fragrance
Price: Rs 90 for 60ml and Rs.144 for 120ml.
VNA Rating: 4.5/5
Buy Online: flipkart.com
Would I Repurchase: Definitely! I will keep on repurchasing it till the time company keeps manufacturing it.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a moisturizer which gives a matt finish, keeps your skin non greasy and keeps it far away from breakouts, you should absolutely give lacto calamine a try.