Mar 11, 2011

Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub Mask (Review)

Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub Mask:  With the goodness of raspberry, figs, and oats - Lakme claims this unique 2-in-1 scrub-mask deep cleans, polishes, and moisturizes your skin, all in one go.  Oat proteins leave a protective barrier on the skin, which prevents moisture from leaving it keeping your skin hydrated and nourished.  Figs maintain the moisture balance in your skin while preventing acne and pimples.  The soft, velvety texture of natural clay and minerals detoxify your skin, while sprinkles of oat extracts and wax beads cleanse away excess oil. The enigmatic blend of raspberry and fig extracts softens and nourishes your skin.

Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub clay Mask for oily skin summers Indian makeup beauty skincare blog reviews ingredients how to use

Though I had heard a lot about this mask, I never did actually get to see it outside of the internet until very recently.  Since this is a clay-based mask, I guess it's a good thing I bought this just when summer is starting.  The packaging is the usual tube but no flip-open cap on this one.  No complaints with the packaging except it looks just the same as the face wash and is easy to mistake one for the other.  Lakme, however, seems to have solved that problem (at least in my case) by ensuring that only the face wash was available anywhere I searched - no way I would mix up the two products - brilliant strategy!

Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub clay Mask for oily skin summers Indian makeup beauty skincare blog reviews ingredients how to use

On to the product itself, it is a thick paste that spreads easily enough and is a bright pink colour that reminds me of Gelusil.   I suppose the intention was to give it a very fruity colour - maybe a raspberry puree (?) - but I am pretty sure the colour comes from some artificial colouring agent, and it won't hurt to go a little light on that.  There are very small wax beads in it that you can feel while spreading the product.

Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub clay Mask for oily skin summers Indian makeup beauty skincare blog reviews ingredients how to use

How to Use/Ingredients:  Contains parabens and DMDM Hydantoin (2 preservatives I could identify).

Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub clay Mask for oily skin summers Indian makeup beauty skincare blog reviews ingredients how to use

My Experience with the Lakme Fruit Blast Berrylicious Fruit Revitalizing Scrub Mask:  I use this exactly as directed - leave it on for about 15 minutes by which time it dries.  It is fairly easy to apply and spreads smoothly.  I scrub while washing away the mask and the wax beads do a pretty good job of scrubbing.  It has a slight soapy feeling while washing off though no lather (not that I checked).
  • This leaves my skin clean but not dry.  Though Lakme attributes this to the few natural ingredients toward the end of the list, I think it's most because of the glycerin and hydrogenated castor oil towards the top of the ingredient list.  Anyway, it does not dry my skin out, but does not leave it oily either.  I use a moisturizer following this, and I have not had any breakouts.
  • The scrubbing power of the mask is due to the wax beads (Lakme also says oat extracts but I am ??) - these are very small, and it is very easy to make the mistake of overscrubbing.  Do not underestimate the power of these teeny beads!  You would never realize it because the beads seem so harmless, but later you would notice that the skin seems red.  You need to use just enough pressure to just slide these beads over your skin - as lightly as possible.  It left my skin clean, but I don't have blackheads so cannot comment on that.
  • I think it does a fairly good job of absorbing any excess oil - but in my opinion more suitable for oily-combination or even normal skins than the oily-skin girls.
  • I did not have any sensitivity or burning with this, but this is one thing I hesitate to comment on because there is a long list of ingredients, and skin reactions can be quite varied from person to person - check ingredient list.
  • It has a faint fruity smell that I don't really notice now.
Overall, a good 2-in-1 scrub-mask.  If you have oily-combination or normal skin, do give this a try.  Does not dry out skin excessively or make it too oily.  I didn't find it very easily available in the market, so that would be a minus point for this.

Cost:  50 g/Rs. 150

21 comments:

  1. will u click my photos for the contest on imbb ???? :toothygrinnnnnn:
    why u take such nice pics ?????

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  2. Sure..me never clicked hooman photos till now..me start with you :P :P

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  3. rads i love you for teaching me gmail ka pooopp ... sent one full page poop to bf, hehhehehehhee... he got the shock of his life :happydance: :happydance:

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  4. me no find any bakra till now to click my photeess... :P :P :P :P

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  5. I really didn't need such a public thank you :| :| gmail ka poop...I died :|

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  6. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
    remove it if u want to :D :D

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  7. Is okay...pooooopy thankyou can stay :D :D

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  8. wow.....this is the same one that you bought for me too na..........I want it asap.....:)),,,,,,,,,,,,,it sounds really good

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  9. I will give you this one only :P :P I didnt want to give you less quantity naa..me scraped out whatever I had put on my hand for swatch and put it back into the tube...:angel: :angel:

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  12. Something indeed looking good from Lakme!! :D :D :D

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  13. wow...something from lakme catched my eye!!would try it if I find it....

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  14. it was you only who discovered gmail ka poop na.. we were so happy that day. :D :D :D

    Thais lakem fruits blast range is pretty good. I love the facewashes also. :D

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  15. Rati - was Ikky actually :P :P

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  16. Varshini, Bhumika, Swati, Aarthi, Caliiiiiii - do try this...is not bad at all :) :)

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