It's finally raining here! Much needed respite from the harsh summer. I can say it wasn't too bad this year. Hope there's no more summer for now :)
Coming to one of the latest skin care products I tried out, VI-JOHN Skin fairness cream, yet another fairness cream, in the market. It was extremely reasonably priced and knowing my curiosity I had to pick it up and test it out so that I could decide if it's a hit or miss.
Let's get on with the review, shall we? :)
The packaging is really pretty for something that's quite cheap, I mean the outside. And the colours are really nice and soothing to the eye.
They have used ingredients such as the pure essence of Saffron and extracts of Mulberry both of which are well known for their skin-lightening properties.
The company says: Regular use makes your skin tone fair and even. It gives a soft healthy glow to your skin.
Now that's for us to test out, isn't it?
Before I came upon this product, I had never heard about it. After purchase, I looked the company up online and they do have a website but I could not find this product in their skin care range. Apparently Bipasha Basu has endorsed some other skin care line product of theirs. Impressive! Really?
It's advised on the packaging to use the product twice a day. Says that it's dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types.
Coming to the tub they furbish us with inside the packaging, I would say it's rather cheap. Well, what should I expect when I shell out only Rs.25. It's a decent sized tub too with quite a bit of product inside.
As soon as I open it up, I am quite disappointed by just seeing the texture even before feeling it. It looks just like any other fairness cream on the market( read Fair and Lovely etc etc) especially the texture, Fair and Lovely used to have many years ago.
It's very shiny and greasy to touch. It has that sheen to it and is absolutely not for oily, greasy-skin beauties. Oh, heck, I don't think it would suit most people anyway.
The consistency is very thick and very rich(greasy). It's a pale pink colour. It has the faint smell of something strong, just not saffron because I use saffron in my cooking and it's a completely different strong smell. It does not get absorbed into the skin easily or at all, in my case. It just stuck out of my skin and I just didn't want to keep it on my face.
I do not advice this for your face, there are far better creams out there in the market that can do this job well.
Also, now I use it on my feet but there has been no improvement in skin tone or texture. It's just not something I would see myself getting again. This one's definitely a miss for me.
Hole in my wallet- Rs.25( didn't hurt)
Wrote by Coral crue