Saturday, May 21, 2011

Biotique Bio Cucumber: Summer Savior

I had bought a few biotique products a couple of years ago just to experiment with some natural products. And I am glad that the experiment worked! I have not been able to leave them since then.

Product: Biotique Bio-Cucumber Pore Tightening Freshener
Price: Rs 149 for 120 ml
Shelf Life: 3 years from manufacturing

Product Description: "This refreshing pore tightening and purifying lotion brings the complexion to perfect pH balance and helps keep skin in its purest state."
Product Claims: Organically Pure & Preservative Free,
Dermatologically Tested, Non Acnegenic
Skin Type: Normal to Oily

How to Use: Apply on cotton pads and apply over cleansed face and neck

Ingredients: (It's a little technical, but still thought of putting it up)
Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) 0.1%
Dhania (Coriandrum sativum) 2.0%
Majuphal ( Quercus infectoria) 2.0%
Pudina (Mentha arvensis) 0.85%
Kheera (Cucumis sativus) Q.S.

Benefits of Cucumber Water

We all know how cucumber water helps us getting rid of dark circles! Besides this, cucumber water is great for the skin. This is what I read.
  • As cucumber and the skin share the same level of hydrogen, cucumber can easily mask all the problem areas. 
  • It helps in soothing and softening your skin which can get you relaxed in no time.
  • Cucumber juice is great for improving complexion and health of skin, plus it is naturally hydrating.
  • It is great at restoring the overall pH towards nicer alkalinity. 
  • Cucumber juice helps you tighten pores naturally.
  • Due to its cooling effect, it is called the magic wand for the skin.
Here's my review of  Biotique Bio-Cucumber.

What I like about Biotique Bio-Cucumber
  • It is super-duper refreshing!! It cools your skin and helps you relax instantly. In the summers, I sometimes keep it in the fridge and use it after returning from work, (post cleansing) it feels so good!
  • It acts as a mild toner and improves the overall cleanliness of the skin by removing any residue, dirt, any excess oil and dead skin cells.
  • It does not dry the skin, neither does it cause any unpleasant sensation.
  • It has refreshing fragrance, won't exactly call it very mild but I like it.
  • It is 100% natural! This is what I love about Biotique.
What I don't quite like about Biotique Bio-Cucumber
There's nothing that I don't like about the product per say, just wish it had a spray nozzle so that I could directly sprinkle it on my face. This is what it looks like..

Will I repurchase it?
Already on my third bottle..So of course yes.

I like product because it is natural and refreshingly cool, perfect for summers. I don't think it has made any dramatic and visible impact to my skin as such, but then it does what it is supposed to do, refresh the skin!

Additional Recommendation on Biotique Bio-Cucumber
A friend of mine was going through a pretty bad pimple phase. She visited the dermatologist and this was something recommended to her! I was already using this, but the fact that the doctor recommended this made me believe even more in this product.

You can also read my review of Biotique Milk Protein Face Pack here.


beautydiva said...

Great review. I used it sometimes back and liked it, now you have reminded of this toner again. I think i must get it again. Thanks :)

Ik said...

Everyone I know likes this. But this smelt Harpic-ish to me. It didn't really work on my open pores either. Maybe it was the bottle I had.. cause the bottle was in a bad shape too.:|

Hungover on Fashion said...

@beautydiva: Yeah I really like it!
@Ik: Firstly, interesting photo :)
Now to your comment, yes the smell as I said is not exactly mild..but Harpic-ish is a little too harsh I would say :)
I'm okay with it..May be I've got too used to it..But I was never repelled by it!
But why do you say it didn't work on the pores?? You got pimples after using it or what?

Poohkie said...

I'd read a review which said that there's a burning sensation after using this. Did you feel that?

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Poohkie: Nope, never experienced a burning sensation..I even mentioned that.
The only sensation I have experienced is cooling and refreshing..

Asta said...

i like anything that has cucumber in it!

bhumika said...

I have bio honey water n like that too..

Ik said...

haha thank you! :D
as I said, maybe it was just my bottle.. You know I meant it smelt very ummm cleanser kinds.. not face/body cleanser.. things cleanser:P I'm not making any sense!:P i don't have pimples as such.. But I've got open pores around my nose.. :(
and this didn't really work on that..

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Asta: I can see your love for cucumber from your blog name itself :)

@Bhumika: Haven't tried that..In general, I have liked all biotique products I have used so far.

@Ik: Hmm, may be you should try another bottle..
I don't have a too much of pores problem, so may be I can't fully measure its effectiveness in tightening pores..

Anonymous said...

i am going for this next time :)

Ik said...

:) I like the fab India tea tree toner.. Is really nice. And i love tea tree smell. :D

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Ik: Well, that may be a good alternative although I like this a lot!..Fab India in general is slightly expensive. Never used any of their skin-care products though..

Ik said...

I'm not very sure of Fab India skincare in general, but this toner is around Rs100 only.. But what works well.. works well..:)

Poohkie said...

I wish I had bought this. After reading the other review I had passed this over & bought Aroma Magic toner which is making my skin sticky! I so regret not getting this. Btw, what is your skin type?

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Poohkie: There's always a first time:) I have normal skin btw..

crazypoplock said...

Biotique products never work for me but i'm glad it worked for u ^_^

Gauri said...

I agree with you. I use Biotique Bio Cucumber & it's definitely one of my favorites.

kuheli said...

i have used it and i loved it too. :)) nice review.

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