Natural and herbal products always have been my first choice for skin care. We are lucky enough that there are some great herbal brands in India. Lotus Herbals is one of my favorite brand of skin care products. I have used countless products fromthis brand and it has never disappointed me with its quality or effects. Today I’m with another skin care product from Lotus Herbals. This time it’s Lotus Herbal Clay White Black Clay Skin Whitening Face Pack which was sent to me, last year, by the gorgeous Shubha from Blue Velvet Addict.
What company says…
Black clay is very rich in minerals and silica. Bearberry extract, rich in arbutin, and liquorice extract help lighten facial complexion. Get a brighter looking complexion with these extracts and make your day brighter and newer.
The main ingredients of Lotus Herbals clay white black clay skin whitening face pack are Black clay (very rich in minerals and silica), bearberry extract (rich in arubtin) and liquorice extract.
In the mirror of my own Experience
Lotus Herbal Clay White Black Clay Skin Whitenning Face Pack comes in a beige color tube packaging. The tube has a flip-open cap. The packaging is good in every way, it’s hygenic, easy to use and secure for travelling purpose.
The smell is totally herbal kind, some may not like these kinds of smell but I love it. The face pack is grey in color like clay. The texture is quite thick and you need to take a genereous amount of product to cover your whole face and neck.
The face pack spreads well on the skin, you need a good amount in order to cover the entire face and neck. You can squeeze the pack in a face pack bowl and apply it after cleansing your face. It’ll be better if you use a face pack brush for applying it but you can apply the pack with your fingers directly from the tube. You have to keep the pack for 15-20 minutes. Though the brand claims that Lotus Herbal Clay White Black Clay Skin Whitenning Face Pack is suitable for all skin types but after using it I noticed that the face pack makes my normal/dry skin quite dry. So I gave up to using it in winters, spring & early summer. I used it in the Monsoon when my skin becomes a bit oily. I felt a tingling sensation upon applying it. May be it’s because my skin is a bit senstive too. Anyways, I didn’t see any red patches after rinsing the face pack. If you have sensitive skin, it’ll be better if you do a skin patch test before using the pack. I usually keep a face pack on my face for 20 minutes. Though Lotus Herbal Clay White Black Clay Skin Whitenning Face Pack dry quickly but I rinse it after 20 minutes. The face pack needed to rinse it off well otherwise it will leave a grey cast behind it. I’ll suggest you to use a soft cotton cloth to wipe it off. It gave me a refreshing oil free effect in the humid weather that I loved. It absobs the oil from the and makes the skin oil-free. If you have oily/combination skin, it’s perfect face mask for you but it’s not for normal/dry skin.
Now talking about its brightening or whitening effect. I must say that you get an instant brightness for few hours as you usually get after using most face packs but it’s nothing more than that. I’ll suggest you to not buy this face pack for this purpose. If you want a face pack that can give you a refreshing, oil-free effect, Lotus Herbals Clay White Black Clay Skin Whitening Face Pack is a perfect option.
Sturdy and travel-friendly packaging
Fresh herbal muddy smell
Spread well on to the skin evenly
Gives a matte, oil-free effect
Refresh the skin well and gives it an instant glow
Not any side effect
Perfect for oily/combination skin
It causes a mild tingling on sensitive skin
The brand claims it’s suitable for all skin types but that’s not true at all
It’s not for normal to dry skin
It can leave a grey cast if not rinsed well
Skin lightening claims also not true
Lotus Herbal Clay White Black Clay Skin Whitenning Face Pack is a good face pack for oily/combination skin. It absorbs oil from the pores of skin and leaves the skin mattified. It gives a refreshing and an insatant glow and even effect after using it. So it works well if you want an oil free effect specially in summer and monsoon but It does not give any brightening effect as the company claims. So overall I’m a bit disappointed with this product which is why I haven’t tried a second tube. I didn’t expect some false claims from a great and honest brand. I think the companies adopt such things to sell their products which is totally wrong.
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