Boroline has been a loved brand in India for over 80 years now. My mom told me she has been using this since her childhood and needless to say, this is one product you’ll always find at my house till date. Its basically a moisturiser with boric acid. The later gives it this mild antiseptic property. Lets read on to know more about it.
Claims for Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream
Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream is a luxuriantly rich night repair cream to heal dry and rough skin overnight. Use Boroline every night and wake up every morning with soft, happy skin.
The name Boroline is derived from its ingredients, “Boro” from boric powder, which has antiseptic properties, and “olin” as a variant of the Latin word oleum, meaning oil. The cream is combination of essential oils, waxes and its remarkable antiseptic properties are a result of boric powder and zinc oxide.
The logo was carefully choosen for. Elephant signifies steadiness and strength. Moreover, to many, elephant has an auspicious significance. Keeping these values in mind, elephant was choosen as Boroline’s logo, hoping that it would bestow luck and spell success. The logo caught on. In the rural heart land of India, Boroline is still known as the “hathiwala cream” (cream with the elephant logo).
- soften dry chapped lips
- smoothen rough hands
- smoothen rough elbows and abraded skin
- heal cracked heels
- soften rough feet
- heal cracked nipples
- protect baby against nappy rashes
- Rapidly heal operation stitch marks
- heal sunburns and scars
- soften chronically dry, chapped, itchy skin
How to Use Boroline
- Clean the skin well and then apply Boroline – gently massaging in the cream.
- Warming up Boroline and using it in molten state increases its efficacy – specially in curing skin infections.
- In case the cut is open and deep, it is advisable to apply Boroline only when the cut has closed and begun to dry up.
Where not to use Boroline
- Do not use Boroline on pimples which occur due to excessive oil secretion. Boroline being oily itself will aggravate the problem.
- Do not apply Boroline on very deep wounds, which are raw and weeping. Keep such wounds dry and covered, preferably washing with Suthol twice a day and using medication as per Doctor’s advice. Cover with cotton and a clean gauge that allows air circulation.
Boric Acid has mild anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
Zinc Oxide is a mild astringent for the skin and has a soothing and protective action in skin infections.
Lanolin is a natural product. It increases the absorption of active ingredients. It acts as an excellent emollient. This is due to the presence of alcohols collectively known as lanolin alcohols.
Lanolin alcohols include cholesterol (30%), lanosterol(25%), cholestanol(3%), agnosterol(2%) and various other alcohols (40%).
Got the 20 g tube for Rs. 28/-
In Detail Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream Review and My Experience
This is the classic boroline packaging i.e. the tube one. They also have it in a small tub packaging now however I like my moisturisers better in a tube form since this way its more hygienic. Its an aluminium tube, and is pretty travel friendly. Well actually my mum has this in her purse all the time and the moment she spots dry lips on my brother or me, she makes sure we apply it.
So a few months back somewhere around the end of december I got this as I was going through some dry skin issues (also because I was on the phone with my mum and she talked me into buying this 😛 ). So yes I started using it twice a day and within a week I started loving it again. It has a moderate to thick creamy consistency with a very nice herbal smell, quite soothing one actually.
How I Used it
I used it on my lips, elbows, knees, hands and feet. I would apply it everyday morning and night. In the night time, I usually would apply it in a little more quantity than in the morning. I used this almost everyday.
Boroline literally healed my dry and chapped lips within 2 days. Of course for the first two days I had to almost slather it on to my lips while going to bed. It made my skin so super soft to touch. My heels were so soft and looked very nice.
The only problem is, it kind of leaves a little oiliness on the surface of the skin after application. This happens only when I use a lot of it and not when I am using only a little bit. So it is kind of an issue to apply it on the exposed parts of the body during the day. Oily skin beauties might find this a little heavy. I have normal to dry skin on my body so for me personally this was not a problem but one of my friends who has oily skin finds it heavy, so she uses it only during night.
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PROs of Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream
1. Travel safe, hygienic tube packaging. Also available in a small tub packaging for those who prefer it that way.
2. Contains some amazing ingredients such as boric acid (mild antiseptic and antifungal), zinc oxide (astringent and soothing), lanolin (emollient) etc.
3. Works better than so many other products in the market and beats some super high end brands.
4. Can heal severely dry and chapped lips within 2 days!
5. Makes skin so smooth and soft.
6. Smells nice.
7. Fast effects.
8. Comes at a dirt cheap price and easily available.
CONs of Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream
1. May be a little heavy for oily skin beauties.
1. If you have oily skin, I suggest applying it in small quantities during the day and apply it richly during the nights.
2. This baby heals the most dry skin and shows noticeable difference within a day so in case of emergencies, always have it in your home.
3. Make sure you don’t lose the cap of the tube because it is tiny, and when its lost this get a little messy 😛