Guest Review by Akanksha (Skin tone – Medium, Skin type – Combination, acne prone)
What the label says :
Ayurvedic name – Jaati
Textbook name – B.P.Nighantu
It is an “authentic ayurvedic formulation” with SPF 25. You will also find directions for use and storage guidelines on the label. The company urges users to test patch its products because “natural products can also be allergic to some people”. The shelf life of the product is two years.
My humble opinion :
The SAs at the Forest Essentials counter generally recommend this lotion to folks with dry or normal skin. This product does not suit those with oily skin. I have combination skin which develops dry patches during winters, which is why I was recommended this product. The metallic gold packaging is standard Forest Essentials fare and I’m not complaining because this bottle makes my vanity look good.
The consistency of the lotion is on the thicker side, but it seeps into the skin completely and isn’t greasy at all. The fragrance has notes of jasmine and mogra. I don’t know if I can do justice to the wonderful scent in words so let me paint you a picture (a picture speaks a thousand words right ? ). In the morning, I take a pea-sized amount of this lotion and when its aroma wafts in the air, I am transported to the time I used to live in Tamil Nadu. It is reminiscent of vendors selling malli to women who adorn their hair with it (Malli is tamil speak for jasmine / gajra). There is nothing artificial about this fragrance, probably owing to the fact that pure essential oils are used in its preparation. The mogra notes are same as that of the mogras growing in my mom’s garden.
I dot the product and massage it in. As the product disappears, so does the scent. It does not linger for long and I am brought back to reality. My brain screams at me that I am late ! For work !
The product did not cause any irritation or breakouts on my skin. The 40 ml bottle should easily last an entire season. Maybe more, definitely not less. While it is a good thing that it contains SPF 25 being a “day” lotion, one of my biggest pet peeves with products with SPF is the resultant white cast in flash photography. It is very slight in this case, maybe its just me because I haven’t heard anyone else say that for this product. Ever. The only other issue I have with this lotion is that it is expensive.
- Ayurvedic formulation
- Not suited for folks with oily skin
- Price Tag
- White cast
Verdict – B+
Price – Rs. 1750 / 40 ml
Recommendation – Its USP is the organic ingredients and mesmerizing aroma. If you have dry or normal skin and don’t mind shelling a few extra bucks, you can consider buying this product.
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