VLCC Skin Defense Almond Under Eye Cream

Beauty and Beautiful, VLCC

VLCC Skin Defense Almond UNDER EYE CREAM

 

Skin Type: Combination

Skin Tone: Dusky

This May 4th I have turned 35 yrs and first time I have gifted myself an under eye cream from VLCC.

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Packaging: It comes in a cute tub packaging which looks so adorable however tub packaging is a bit unhygienic

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Shelf Life: 2 years

Price: INR 195/- available here-nykaa.com

Quantity: 15g

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Product description:  Packed goodness almond, this product holds all the essential vitamins and nutrients that are needed to nourish the delicate under eye. It holds a light weight formula that gets absorbed by the skin easily and is meant for treating puffy and dark pigmented eyes.

 

Key Ingredients:The product contains Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin E, Chamomile Extracts, Olive Oil Extracts, D-Panthenol, Demethicone and Almond oil.

My Experience based on product: it’s a white cream based product which gets absorbed easily without leaving any residue. Mine is a combination skin and till date it didn’t break me out. It has a very mild yet pleasant fragrance which evaporates instantly upon application

My Experience based on Performance
: I have just turned 35yrs and really regret why I didn’t start with an under eye cream earlier. I don’t have any dark circles or puffiness under my eyes but recently I changed my job and now I am having night shifts, which make my eyes look dull and lifeless. After I started using this particular eye cream (which happens to be my first one) I have noticed my under eye looking more moisturized and nourished. I have been using this product for almost ten days and I do see my fine lines easing out.  I religiously apply it twice every day after my CTM in the morning and night and before applying makeup as well. It makes my eyes look brighter and prevents my makeup from creasing.

As I don’t have prominent dark circles so I am not in a position to comment much on that regards but for beginners this is a must tried product.

 

Pros:

  • Moisturizes and nourishes the under eye area
  • Reduction in fine lines
  • Affordable
  • Not oily /greasy, does not break out.
  • Soft and mild fragrance
  • Easy to carry around.
  • Does not sting if goes inside eyes.
  • Eye makeup looks brighter
  • Not tested on animals, recyclable packaging and 100% veg product

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Cons:

  • May not be effective on intense dark circles and fine lines
  • Unhygienic tub packaging

Overall Rating: 4

 

For beginners and girls with less prominent dark circles and fine lines this is a perfect under eye cream within budget to start with.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30

Beauty and Beautiful, Sunscreen

Skin Type: Combination

Complexion: Dusky

Last January we celebrated our 6th anniversary in Goa and needless to say I had come back with a stubborn tan, dry skin and rashes. Anything I applied, my skin used to burn like hell.  It’s then that I stopped using everything and switched to only two products 1. Aloe vera gel from Red soil (which I got from a local medical shop in Goa and 2.  Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30.

 

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Packaging: It’s a no fuss no fancy just simple and neat packaging with soothing light mint and white combination. The tube is travel safe and flip cover closes to my satisfaction of carrying it in my purse.

 

Price: INR 350/- available in nykaa.com

Quantity: 120 ml (115g)

Shelf Life: 36 months

Product Claims: Made with effective ingredients that prevent damage from the harmful UV rays, it avoids sunburn and also suppresses tanning.

Ingredients: Ingredients: Purified Water, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Glycerine, Benzophenone 3, Octyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbopol 940, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Vitamin E Acetate, Fragrance, Allantoin, Propyl Paraben.

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 My Experience based on the product: I make sure I always apply sunscreen at least 20-30 mins before I step out. Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30 is a lint mint colored cream based product with a mild fragrance which is really soothing to my nose. It at once relaxes me. The color of the cream is similar to the color of the tube. While application it seems to be a little greasy but after 5-10 mins get absorbed in the skin so I make sure that apply it at least 20-30 mins before stepping out in the sun.

For oily and combination skin you can skip using moisturizer cause this product includes glycerine and vitamin E which provide enough moisturization. For dry skin you may consider using a moisturizer prior to application. This product leaves no white cast.

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My experience based on the Performance: As I already mentioned that after coming back from Goa my skin was dehydrated, tanned and parched like barren land and this sunscreen along with Red Soil Aloe vera gel (separate post for that coming soon) came for my rescue. This very first time when I applied my skin felt relaxed, the smell, the texture everything was so soothing to the rashes. After a week I found my tan fading and my rashes also subsided. It prevents tanning and adds glow to your face. However, it’s not water proof so for people who sweat heavily or are involved with lot of outdoor sports or swimming then it’s not for you.

 Pros:

  • Prevent tanning
  • Effecting on skin rashes which resulted from tanning
  • Mild soothing fragrance and color.
  • Does not leave any white cast.
  • For oily and combination skin this serves as a moisturizer even.
  • Can be used under makeup.
  • Not tested on animals

Cons:

  • Not water-resistant.

Overall rating: 4.0

To conclude it’s a good sunscreen which serves the claims it makes. I highly recommend and right now I am on the verge of finishing my second consecutive tube.