Thursday, October 13, 2011

Biotique Quince Seed Massage Cream - Review & Dupe for LE?

It claims: Quince Seed is one of the oldest cultivated herbs, rich in vitamins and minerals, and known for its moisture retaining and skin-renewing benefits.

This pampering and nourishing face massage cream is blended with quince seed oil, Vitamin E and special hydrating molecules to awaken the skin to new freshness, smoothness and youthful resilience. Particularly soothing to vulnerable skin areas: contours of eyes, nose and neck. The gel from the quince seed provides essential vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin. Contains Vitamin E along with other herbs. Especially good for mature skin in vulnerable areas.
To use:
Smooth over cleansed face and neck, using gentle circular massage motions in an upward/outward direction for 5-10 minutes. Use daily or as needed.

Organically Pure & Preservative Free Dermatologist Tested for safety. No Animal Testing. This is not a cosmetic product. It has therapeutic properties.




Bio Quince Seed Nourishing Face Massage Cream Contains:
Bihidana (Cydona Oblonga) 2.0%
Rai (Brassica nigra) 0.25%
Sarson tail (Brassica campestris oil) 0.25%
Surajmukhi (Helianthus annus
oil) 5.0%
Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) 1.0%
Kusumbhi (Carthamus tinctorius) 3.0%
Cream Base Q.S


Price: Rs. 199 for 55 gm tub

What I liked:

1. This is a very excellent dupe of Liz Earle's Hot Cloth & Polish Cleanser. Though let me say this at the onset itself that Biotique doesn't market it as a creamy cleanser at all. This is something that I discovered while experimenting with the cream. I use this every evening by applying a thick layer over the face and gently massgaging it in. After 10 minutes I wash it off with regular tap water & wipe my face dry with a towel. The cream is excellent at removing dirt, grime & also some simple makeup. It washes off easily with water and doesn't leave behind any oiliness or stickyiness as well. My skin feels absolutely clean and moisturised in the evening. I have been using only this as my evening cleanser for the last few weeks.

2. It is moisturizing but it is not greasy or oily at all. It washes off well with water.

3. It didn’t break me out while the Liz Earle one did.

4. Cheap – it costs 199 for a 55 gm jar

What could be better:
1.It is very difficult to remove it from the tub as it is very thick and tend to go under the nails, especially as you work your way down the tub. But then it is a very thick cream, so I am not sure if it could be packaged in a tube. I guess they should give a spatula with it.

2.It doesn’t take off heavy makeup like waterproof mascara – but then they don’t claim to either. It is just me who uses it as a evening oil / cream cleanser.

3. It is a little thick so one needs to massage the eye area a little delicately. I generally add a drop of sesame oil when massaging it around the eye to provide more slip to the cream. Actually it would be nice if the cream had a bit more slip, in general.

Would I repurchase: Yes!
For me, it is an excellent & very economical dupe of Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth & Polish that broke me out horribly. This cleans my face very well, it takes off all dirt & grime. It is moisturizing but not oily at all, and washes off easily with regular temperate tap water. I ensure to wipe my face clean with a regular towel afterwards to remove all traces. My face is clean yet softened. I think this will be a must-have for me in the coming winter.
PS: Sorry about not adding any pictures, my pictures are all in my lappie which is defunct at the moment.

7 comments:

  1. i just love love LE hot polish cleanser and i am surely going to try this once that gets over but i hope it never finishes up :D:D

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  2. Dupe of Liz Erle?!?!?!?! now ill hav t get this! ;)

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  3. sounds promising, will check it out. Btw good to see your lappy's fixed now :)

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  4. I love the liz earle cleanser. too bad that it broke u out.I have never seen this product.will check it out

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  5. wow! that's awesome, then I shall surely get this and try out.

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  6. @Anamika: I hope you like this, it is def not as exotic smelling as LE - that one has all natural & organic ingredients, but this is a close dupe, I feel

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  7. @Zara: I hope you like it :)

    @IBC: Thanks! Lappie is still not working, I post frm my office lappie when I get home, but that doesn't have any of the pics I have taken for my blog :(

    @IMW: Yea, I had very high hopes from LE & was so saddened myself when it broke me out..

    @Swati: I hope you like it :)

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