Lotus Herbals as a brand has never let me down. I've always been impressed with their products that live up to the claims they make. IMO this is the best "herbal" brand out there and is better than Biotique and Himalaya. However, Lotus is not free from parabens and SLCs etc so I dunno how they can claim to be "Herbal". Maybe they do have herbals extracts but still use parabens to preserve those. Sigh. Anyhow, I'm totally loving a couple of products from their line right now. Oh btw you know it's good it switch up your skin care products every once in a while coz the skin gets accustomed to it and stops responding properly to it. Yup, perhaps that's why I keep trying out new products every time. Or maybe it's coz I get tempted easily and the shiny packaging doesn't help either. :p
Ok so the first one is the Tea Tree Wash for oily skin. Costs Rs.125. This has tea tree and cinnamon extract so it tingles when you use it. I love the feeling! So fresh! And it has mild exfoliation granules..some tiny white dots floating in a clear thin gel base that really make your face squeaky clean. Though it doesn't say so, I think it does a great job keeping blackheads at bay too. I've been using this regularly for the past month and my blackheads n whiteheads around the nose have significantly reduced. Wowza! It has a medicated smell that is strangely pleasant. Didn't break me out, feels great while using and has gentle exfoliation too. Winning combo. Also it doesn't make the skin feel stretched or dry after use. Pick it up if you have oily skin.
My rating: ****
The next one is the Berry Scrub which has strawberry and aloe Vera extracts and this is my special occasions scrub. Retails at Rs.125. I use this before putting on my makeup and it really does make my skin glow. I have no idea which of the ingredients does that but this stuff really suits me well. I have oily skin and this suits me well. Doesn't dry out my skin nor does it leave it greasy. This has small brown scrubby bits suspended in a clear gel base and feels slippery but does a good job at exfoliation and skin polishing. But I won't recommend using this more than twice a week. The scrub is not very gentle. It has a pleasant mild fruity fragrance, love the it's not overpowering. Like I said before, I use this before a special event and it makes my skin glow. Love it. Get it now.
My rating: ****