Feb 6, 2011

Review: VLCC Skin Defense Rose Face Scrub

After a not so bad experience with the VLCC Skin Defense Indian Berberry scrub, I picked up another scrub from the VLCC range - Skin Defense Rose Face Scrub - suitable for all skin types. Turns out, this is another not so bad product from VLCC.

VLCC Skin Defense Rose Scrub Review Indian Beauty Skincare Makeup Blog

The packaging is a simple tube with a flip-open lid.  Only one problem with it; the product tends to seep out at the edges, and I don't really like it - I like the tube to be ultra clean looking.  Apart from my personal like/dislike, it really it wouldn't be that great an idea to travel with this.  Even if you store it in a separate bag, it is going to leak out and get all smeared and messy all over the tube - of course, I haven't traveled with it to confirm.

VLCC Skin Defense Rose Scrub Review Indian Beauty Skincare Makeup Blog
VLCC Skin Defense Rose Scrub Review Indian Beauty Skincare Makeup Blog

This is a slightly runny transparent gel (and so my gripe with the leakage) with some bright pink granules scattered in it.  These bright pink ones are what I noticed first.  However, there are paler pink, almost transparent, granules present in this scrub which are the ones that actually do the scrubbing - are finer and are more numerous - just not very visible initially.  Has a mild (kind of like rose) smell.



VLCC Skin Defense Rose Scrub Review Indian Beauty Skincare Makeup Blog


My experience with the product: As I said earlier, this is an average product - can be quite okay, depending on what your expectations are.  Though it looks very mild, because of the not so obvious fine scrub particles, it has quite a lot of scrubbing power.  I feel it's best to use the fingers with just enough pressure to move the scrub granules around, and that's it - no pressing or applying pressure on the skin.  It can get surprisingly harsh with any extra force.  It's a very basic scrub, does not add any moisture to the skin but does not leave it any drier than before either.  I don't feel it has any effect on blackheads, and if you do have acne, I wouldn't recommend this (or any other) scrub.

As recommended, I think this would suit almost all skin types - simply because it does not add or take away anything in terms of moisture or oil content of the skin.  As long as the expectation is just to smoothen the skin - it does that well.  It does not do anything else.  No glow, no detanning, no turning you into Snow White's prettier twin - nothing.  Just fresher looking skin.  According to me, this is a perfect scrub to use before a day out - scrub gently with this and all the miracle products you use later - err..I mean the foundation/base - go on a whole lot smoother.

Cost:  Rs. 125/60 g (I do think VLCC could sell it for a bit less than this) 

Also Read:  VLCC Skin Defense Indian Berberry Face Scrub

110 comments:

  1. I'd prefer a rose water to get fresher looking skin!! :P :P ...Nice review..and me too hate all leaky packagings!! :( They create so much mess na!! But it doesn't look like scrub na..I mean it is soo pretty pink gel!! he he he...just like my Bebe washing gel :P :P

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  2. I should get one of these scrubs that you reviewed because I use my home-made moong dal scrub na....without a base, its like a little harsher....I can use this as a base and I can re-sell it to fartu and naina and you too...........will you buy it from me radsu.........

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  3. Why can't I restrict my comment to the post/product described...................

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  4. Rose water will give fresher skin - but I meant scrubbed new/fresh skin :) And gooood morning :D Got up early and working :P

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  5. Coool.... :) :) Me always feel sooper sleepy on mondays..yeah...but this doesn't look like really scrubby scrub hai na? I mean I will use it as my face wash only daily, unlike a scrub that I use once every 2-3 days!!

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  6. Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Jomolayyyyy enikku manasilayiiiiii..:P :P :P You want - me send you? Oh this can be harsh too if you scrub too hard - and I did that the first time thinking it's just transparent gel :|

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  7. How was your weekend Rads? I did some chota mota badaa shopping yesterday!! he he eh he!!!

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  8. ohhh..you mean its not mild??? hmmmmmm...it looks like that in gel!! he he he..I think I may look at it next time I go to H &G!! It is looking so pretty pink!! :D :D

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  9. And get the moong dal powdered at the place where you would get rice powdered - but you would need larger quantities for that I suppose. The usual ghar-ka-mixie won't be that powerful to make a fine scrub naa. My mom bought one recently, can powder wheat in it - those kind might make finer powders :) Uh-ohhh..me too rambling now :| :|

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  10. chota mota - okay..but what's chota mota BADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?????? Me want to know..tell tell tellllllllllllllll

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  11. Hey Cali.............goood marning!!!!!!!

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  12. Cali....chota mota....bada shopping....what did you buy..........tell me fast.........

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  13. Rads.....my mom uses the moong dal for my son na...its like very finely powdered one in our usual grinder only(for my son that is)....I like coarse granules and it makes the skin super smooth, but I want some base for it............

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  14. yeah..I remember reading your moong dal scrub in some post Jomoll!! :D he he he...me just bought some chotu motu things like that famous maybelline chai latte quad, touch and glow cream, revlon face compact and ordered some stuff on oriflame..and ordered for two rings too!! :D :D :D :D

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  15. Ohhhhhhh...ahhhhhhhhhhhh...last one...ahemmmmmm :D :D :D

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  16. i love the color rads!!! i am a scrub freak... i exfoliate every other day... don't think this wud be a good pick if this is not mild... where do you pick the vlcc products from?

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  17. Am so supercurious about the rings..would you post pics any time? I totally understand if you think it's too personal kinds..but I was just being nosy :D

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  18. I get it in the department store where I do my usual weekly grocery shopping - Spar

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  19. areyy..I'll send for sure..we actually ordered the rings!! :) So It will take 21 working days for them to get these rings done..that carbon guy said he'll call me by march 1st week... Will definitely send piccys to you!! :) :) :)

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  20. For no particular reason, I never did think Carbon takes custom orders..always thought it's whatever is there you buy kind of store :D

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  21. Cali........you ordered for two rings.......two rings means for two people.....it can also mean that you may want to exchange those rings.....oh....does that mean engagement anytime soon....CONGRATTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  22. he he...actually we bugged all the jewelery counter people to get the perfect one...we liked the only one at Carbon..but it was in white gold..we wanted that to be in yellow gold..that guy said, we can make it for you, same design, but it will take 21 working days... :D :D so we took it..Even gili was good, but they didn't have the couple rings naa..they had separate separate rings..!!

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  23. ah.... God bless the retail chains...!

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  24. thanks Jomol!! I hope everything works fine!! Yesterday I was crying so badly watching that movie Tangled..the end scene when the king and queen get their lost daughter back!!

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  25. Jomol - Did you like just wake up from a month-long sleep? Cali has been leaving not-so-subtle hints and comments all over IMBB for quite some time now..:D :D Why you not telling properly..like a formal formal announcement in the comments section at least Cali???? :P :P :P Me :happydance: :happydance: is funnnnnnn :D

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  26. Cali :* you crying for all chotu motu things now? :*

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  27. Actually we got all the paperwork done saturday only naa...so it was difficult to say anything..My parents dont want to talk to me regarding this..They just talk like daily daily stuffs and completely avoid any talk on this, so I have all mixed feelings right now..It feels good to talk to my would be MIL. She is quite fun to talk to, was even laughing when we were talking to her on phone waiting at registrar's office. She was saying - what kind of wedding is this? It is neither a runaway wedding nor proper ritual wedding.... :| :|

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  28. me sooper emotional these days!! :P :P :P

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  29. lol rads....

    cali, do an announcement post na...

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  30. he he..will do that for sure anks..but not now...after a month!! :) near to the date sometime!! :) :)

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  31. Is okay Cali - we just love pulling your leg - you announce/not announce/announce when you feel like is all okay...we will be :happydance: always..and your MIL sounds so much fun. And parents, is okay, they like you and care for you - just think of that - this will seem like a small thing to laugh about after some time :*

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  32. Wow....Cali.................when when ....what date???????????????

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  33. Is not for another 21 days..that much I figured cos the rings will turn up only by then :D :D :D

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  34. he he he!! :D :D :D Will tell you for sureeeee Jomol!! :P :P..and thanks Rads!! :) :) I am counting on that!! :)

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  35. :D

    enjoy your shopping and preparation for the engagement!

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  36. this looks so pretty pink..d khadi kesar gel I have looks similar..n has very nice rose smell..I love that..

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  37. Oh yaaa I think it would be similar - minus the saffron strands, of course :)

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  38. I really loved the color....so pretty pink.... :))

    @Cali
    congrats :*

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  39. Is a prettty prettty pink naaa..:) :) :)

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  40. yes....i would buy it for the color only....mast cutiee pink it looks.....whenever I see such product...I am so tempted to eat it yummmm hehe

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  41. It's not too bad a product either..at least it didn't irritate my skin or cause any breakouts..which is my main concern with anything new :D :D :D

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  42. It has nice color.

    lady-flower123.blogspot.com

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  43. thanks Jinal!! :D Radssss..you not buying anything?? :P :P Atleast buy yourself some bangle for your VD gift no!!

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  44. Oh those are tooo big for me..I have very tiny wrists..let someone else who will actually use it have them :)

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  45. he he..what about earring? :P :P I think Jinal got them!! :D

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  46. calii...me going thro the post now....am too happy for u....*muaah*....rads...was this part of your teeny meeny shopping over the weekend ???? i just slept and slept over the weekend

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  47. Noooooo..I got it long back..me not that mad to put up a review of something I bought yesterday!!!!!!!

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  48. he he he he...thanks Priyaaaaaaaaaaaa...!! :D :D Rads Rads...me bought that maybelline chai latte yesterday..me will try something with it today!! yeayeeeeeeeee... :P

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  49. It's very nice Cali..my friend wanted to buy it but didn't finally - is it on sale anywhere? I thought it was at Lifestyle..will tell her if it is :D

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  50. Donno..I actually used BF ka that 750 ka voucher so I didn't get any discount..But I think it was at discount..I paid 240 and after discount I think it was for 204 rs something!!

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  51. Yaaa...it was on discount then..yipppppeeee I will tell her..thankoooooooooooo :D :D What else did you buyyyyyyyyyy...you said 750 ka voucher :P :P

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  52. What are you so buseeeeeeeeeee doing Priyaaaa?

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  53. its been a mad monday....from morn till noon was out of office for meeting....its crazy !!! me sneaking into blogs ....and suddenly someone cms to my desk...i go back to my mail...hehe...

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  54. Heheheee..did you try saffron any time? You said weekend..:D

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  55. :D no...i mean i am mainly in rags when at home...but i want to try it ya..dont know when :)

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  56. I want to see..it's such a different colour - different for me at least, is not something I would happily pick :D

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  57. oh ya...there is somethng called impulse buying even within cosmetics..:D saffron was that !! i mean its not a color that you can carry it off on a daily basis..but i loved when SA applied...now i want to go and buy something for myself....just bec i know i will not get anything for valentiness :D

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  58. rads if u not doing anything for valentiness....let me know if you want to meet for lunch / dinner ..cali will be busy...

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  59. I will let you know Priya..I might be busy too :D :D

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  60. Is Jinal's fault..she started us off on this "get yourself a gift" spree!!!

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  61. haha...ya ...completely Jinal's fault....

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  62. hmmmmmmmm....! Even I bought that inglot red colored shade just in impulse!! :(

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  63. But it looked good na on Priya..now why is she not using it? :spank:

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  64. yeah..........it was looking really niceeeeeeeeeee....!! :D :D

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  65. and now i want that tomato blush also...:D..

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  66. My friend loved it..wanted it..couldn't find it at the MF counter at Westside :(

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  67. isit...i should check out the MF counters in H&G...do u think they will have it....??? cali u never said what all u bought for 750 !!!!...

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  68. I think I'll use that inglot eyeshadow as tomatoe blush now!! :P :P..

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  69. err...I wrote above :P One revlon touch and glow face cream and revlon compact and then maybelline chai latte!! :D :D

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  70. !!! and I commented also !!! I forgot..me sorrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :|

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  71. it seems quite similar to the Lotus herbals Berryscrub which is also a gel type scrub. did u use the lotus herbals one? then u can compare. i am using the lotus one. i hav some blackheads & lots of whiteheads all over my nose. i am planning to change my scrub.

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  72. ooppssss...i think i also read !!!!..revlon compact i used to use it..and i stopped bec it always use to break into pieces...hv u had that prob???

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  73. lol..thats ok Rads...I think you should take some rest!! :P You working too hard!! :D :D

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  74. Cali - is old age :D :D :D :D And Priya also forgot cos of old age :D :D :D

    Bulbul - No I have not tried it, haven't tried anything from Lotus actually. Did you like the Lotus scrub? I might get it if I get a small size tube.

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  75. donno..I actually bought it first time, seeing it in my mom' purse..it was fine there!! he he and I even liked it..so gave it a shot!!

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  76. i changed from revlon to chambor bec of breakage issue ....rads - who old..me....19 till i die...

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  77. he he he he he....gooooooood one priyaa!! :D :D :D

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  78. So me the only oldie here???!!!! Nahiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn *pulls out all the grey hair in despair*

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  79. or or...."rushes to the nearby parlour to color it" lol...atleast i want to do that this weekend....oh yeah..i know wht gift...color hair

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  80. he he he he..!! :D me will get my hair colored redddddddd this tme!! I got it done with reddish brown some 3-4 years back....

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  81. I have never ever tried any VLCC product. I dunno I have no faith in their products somehow. :(( They keep reminding me about weight loss and some bad stories about how people dint lose weight. hihihhihihi

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  82. know what..one of my friends had a terrible experience with VLCC regarding weight loss..Even I feel scared to go near to any of their products!! :(( Know what VLCC people did to her? She paid like 20K for some 5-6 KG weightloss. Everyday she used to go there and follow their regime..Usually it'd happen with me too like if I work out in gym, I loose 1-2 kgs immediately, but then I put that on by next day..Same thing happened with her too. After a month or something she got fed up of no-results and demanded money back...Know what they diddddd???????They showed her the daily report stating that she used to loose weight daily and by their calculation she'd already lost 5-6 KGs, whereas by usual nature she put that weight back, which they didn't count at alllllll..what crazy people are they grrrrr...She was aghast!!...Even I was shocked!! :(( That was a bad bad baddddddddddd experience!! :(

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  83. I got up very late ...by 11 :shame: :shame:

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  84. hawwwwww.. :P :P Go eat something now!!

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  85. afternooonn...i came so late to off today...bad day !!!! :)

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  86. lol...what has happened to everyone? :P Good afternoon priya!! :)

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  87. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a2pFUvyFc&feature=player_embedded :)

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  88. Flower, gleam and glow
    Let your power shine
    Make the clock reverse
    Bring back what once was mine

    Heal what has been hurt
    Change the Fates' design
    Save what has been lost
    Bring back what once was mine

    What once was mine

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  89. :D :D :D I loved the movie :D

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  90. me tooooo..and I am so addicted to this healing song..it is soooooo relaxing naa!!

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  91. Am having sandwiches for lunch :D

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  92. noo .. is cabbage-carrot stirfry and cheese and mixed fruit juice :P

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  93. juice in glass - not in bread :P

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  94. you eat so healthy food Rads!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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  95. wah wah....:) me going hungry rushing for a meeting :(...eat for me toooo rads :D

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  96. I eat cos it's yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy Cali..you make some time and see..it's superyummy..otherwise I won't be eating it :D

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  97. Love the color of the tube.. so might buy it :P

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