Lacto Calamine Lotion is one of those products which I guess most of you guys have in your vanity. Earlier they used to have a single product but now, they have it in different varieties based on skin types. They have also introduced Lacto Calamine face wash and sun screen. It is mostly known for its soothing and anti allergic properties. It also comes in handy as a regular moisturiser specially for girls like myself who do not like their skin to look either oily or dry. Now let us get to know this product in detail.
About Lacto Calamine Hydration Lotion
Lacto calamine is more than two decades old, expert tested & trusted brand and is the choice of over a million women across India and beyond. Its unique Triaction Formula is a combination of Natural Kaolin Clay, Active Zince Oxide and Pure Glycerin. Natural Kaolin Clay helps remove dead skin cells and peels away pore-clogging dirt, oil and grime leaving your skin looking fresh and youthful. Active Zinc Oxide diminishes dark spots and lightens skin tone.Pure Glycerin moisturizes and hydrates leaving you with soft, supple skin by nurturing goodness from within. And Aloe Vera extracts in Lacto Calamine Hydration Lotion nourishes the skin by retaining moisture and also renders a cool soothing effect.
Choose your Lacto Calamine as per you skin type. Lacto Calamine Oil Control lotion which is for oily to normal skin type, helps soak excess oil keeping skin fresh and healthy. Lacto Calamine Hydration lotion for dry to normal skin type which helps skin retain moisture naturally. Both Lacto Calamine Oil Control and Hydration are available in 30ml, 60ml and 120ml packs.
Aqua, light kaolin, sorbitol solution 70%, propylene glycol, glycerin, aloe vera gel, castor oil, zinc oxide, zinc carbonate, simethicone, emulsifiers, preservatives, perfumes & permitted colors.
Rs 58/- for 30 ml
In Detail Lacto Calamine Hydration Lotion with Kaolin and Aloe Vera for Dry to Normal Skin Review
The product comes in a plastic white coloured opaque bottle with an elongated screw cap. This particular variety called “Hydration” is meant for Dry to Normal skin and has a light green coloured cap. The bottle has a spill proof and travel safe design. It does come in 3 different sizes as per individual convenience.
I personally have combination skin which does get quite acne prone from time to time. I always have to be very careful with the products I choose for my face since obviously no one likes to break out. However, sometimes my skin does start being sensitive and breaks out. In such times, the first thing that comes to my mind is Lacto Calamine lotion.
Its a pink-peach coloured lotion with a lotion like consistency (a bit on the thicker side). It has a faint smell which I relate to the Kaolin Clay. Some ladies do have a problem with its smell however I do not mind it at all. The smell hardly lingers around for a couple of minutes.
How I Use it?
I take approximately a dime sized amount and apply it on my cleansed skin. I would not say it sinks in easily into the skin since I have to massage it for a while before it gets absorbed. The best part is, it does not make my skin look oily or greasy at all. My skin feels moisturised and has a matte look.
It keeps my skin moisturised for around 3 to 4 hours after which I feel the need to reapply it. Now coming to its most amazing property, it soothes my skin like no other. Whenever my skin feels itchy or otherwise sensitive due to any reason, this is the product I reach for. It calms down the skin and also reduces redness. Apart from this, whenever I get small breakouts on my skin, this product does a totally wonderful job at reducing the breakouts and preventing new ones to surface. In those days, I like to apply Lacto Calamine lotion at night since it helps with the sensitivity and makes my skin soft.
For me, this is an absolutely essential product for my vanity. Although I have combination skin, I am using the hydration variety due to the drying winters, since I guess this provides a little bit more moisturisation as needed in this weather.
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PROs of Lacto Calamine Hydration Lotion with Kaolin and Aloe Vera for Dry to Normal Skin
1. Sturdy and travel friendly packaging.
2. Moisturises the skin very well.
3. Has some of the best ingredients.
4. Soothes and calms the skin well.
5. Prevents breakouts and calms down the existing ones.
6. Makes the skin soft and glowy.
7. Easily available and budget friendly.
CONs of Lacto Calamine Hydration Lotion with Kaolin and Aloe Vera for Dry to Normal Skin
1. No SPF.
2. Not a product for serious acne.
3. Not sure of the “diminishes dark spots and lightens skin tone” claim, since I didn’t notice any such effects.
4. Product accumulated around the mouth of the tube, kinda looks nasty.
1. If you have sensitive skin, this product has proved to be a life saver to many.
2. Always chose the product based on your skin type.
3. Always consult your doctor or dermatologist before using this or any new product if you suffer from any skin problem.
4. I would not advice to apply this product on cuts, burns or fragile skin due to any other reason since it does have some unspecified ingredients under “emulsifiers, preservatives, perfumes & permitted colors”.
5. Keep away from children/ I have not evaluated its use on the skin of children.