Warning: Avoid direct contact with eyes.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Parfum, Propylparaben, Morus Alba Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Niacinamide, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Maltodextrin, Bht, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyridoxine Hcl, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, CI 77891
Cost: Rs. 169 for 50 g or 1.6 fl.oz.
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Shelf Life: 3 years
Texture and Consistency: This cream has an off white color and a runny consistency.
Smell: Pleasant, mild, floral
As this fairness cream has SPF 8 in it, I applied it for the first time while heading out in the sun. I really love the fact that it has sun protection factor in it which is really very very important, especially in India. I am very careful while buying SPF products and try not to buy those creams and lotions which have a high sun protection factor. In this case, its the perfect thing. I really don’t opt for high sun protection. Instead, apply the cream again! Coming to the performance of this product, as I said I applied it while going in the sun. I squeezed the soft tube gently to get an ample amount of product onto the back of my hand and started dotting it on my face. A little amount was really enough and I then started massaging it all over my face.
At first it looked extra white but as soon as it got completely absorbed in to the skin, the whitish thing was gone. What I noticed while still massaging it on my face was that the cream started to turn into white rubber-like flakes, I don’t know why. I brushed it all off and was sorted. This cream has a gentle formula and provides moisture to the skin along with spf. Due to its hydrating formula, at first my face looked really oily and I thought it was not meant for oily skin but later it looked semi-matte.
|White rubber-like flakes|
My face looked nourished & soft and smelled great. The overall experience with this cream is good in terms of making the skin soft and providing it protection from UV rays and sunburns but I don’t find the exact thing it is meant to do. There is no effect on fairness as claimed. Even though the quality is not bad at all and I love the fact that it is meant for all skin types. My sensitive, acne prone, oily skin hasn’t got any harms from it but it hasn’t got any great results from it as well in terms of color improvement, skin lightening or removing sun tan. There is no wow-factor in this product according to me.
Pros of Oriflame Sweden Essentials Fairness Cream SPF 8:
- Suitable for all skin types and all ages
- Little amount of product required
- Available on huge discounts
- Travel friendly
- Leak proof
- Easy to use
- Ingredients well mentioned
- Hydrates, moisturises skin
- Makes skin soft and supple
- Smells good, not overpowering
- Contains sun protection factor
- Long shelf life
- Doesn’t cause irritation or breakouts
Cons of Oriflame Oriflame Sweden Essentials Fairness Cream SPF 8:
- Contains Paraben
- Not widely available in the market
- Available only through Oriflame consultants and online shopping portals
- Doesn’t do what it claims
Will I repurchase it?
As I said, my experience with this cream hasn’t been bad but I don’t find that wow-thing in it which’ll make me buy it again. It doesn’t have a visible effect on fairness.
Will I recommend it?
Not really in terms of a fairness cream, but if you have sensitive, acne prone, oily skin like me, you can go ahead and buy this one as a daily use cream which also protects your skin against harmful radiations of the sun.
Is it worth the money?
This is a difficult question for me. I haven’t faced a situation like this before in my past reviews. The money you’re spending on this cream is giving you protection against sun and making your skin good but doesn’t lighten your skin which is its sole purpose. It is and is not worth the money spent but if you ask me to answer this question, keeping the sole purpose of this cream in mind, I’ll say NO!
My Ratings: 3.5/5 (Paraben and fairness claim issue)
Final Verdict: This was a happy but not so happy buy for me. The quantity is going to last me really long and till that time, I am going to enjoy the goodness, the floral fragrance and nourishment on my face but once I finish this tube off, I am not going to buy it again.
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