Based on the previous posts and my new haul, I’m sure everyone knows I’m totally sold on Forest Essentials products. I like the ingredients, the results, fragrance, texture and I can go on and on. So when I needed a day lotion I obviously went with Forest Essentials Light Day lotion. Now this post covers 2 of their Day Lotions and you’ll find out why.
Price for both: Rs. 1275 for a 40 ml lotion
Madurai Jasmine & Mogra Light Day Lotion
These superbly light daytime moisturizers create an ideal environment for stressed skin. They offer protection from UV rays, free radicals and dryness, leaving the skin fresh, soft and hydrated. Made from the pure essential oils of Jasmine & Mogra flowers blended into a light day lotion to moisturize and nourish the skin. SPF 25 gives long-lasting sun protection. Recommended for normal to oily skin.
I picked up this lotion first for combination skin. The lotion feels like a light fluffy cream that is not too runny or thick. The lotion texture is such that it gets absorbed into skin immediately. It has a heavy floral fragrance that stays for a few minutes and gradually fades away. I like the smell but some people could have issues with such a heavy fragrance. The packaging is beautiful, hygenic and travel friendly.
The lotion brightens the skin and also smoothens out the skin texture and like other products from Forest Essentials has an amazing list of ‘natural’ ingredients. Also it’s great to have SPF 25, BUT (and this is a Big But) if I’m spending Rs. 1275 on a lotion I expect the product to last long and this does not!! I need about 3 to 4 pumps to fully cover my face and neck. And so the 40 ml of product is gone in no time. To get the money’s worth, I unscrew the dispenser and tap the product out on my hand to get every last drop out.
I have a friend who uses feels about 2 pumps and feels it’s enough for her. So I thought maybe I needed something more moisturizing and thus comes the next Day Lotion.
Indian Rose & Marigold Light Day Lotion
These superbly light daytime moisturizers create an ideal environment for stressed skin. They offer protection from UV rays, free radicals and dryness, leaving the skin fresh, soft and hydrated. Aromatic Rose oil and Marigold extracts blended with Ayurvedic herbs and rich Rice Bran oil ensure skin lightening and brightening. The concentrated Vitamin C content effectively combats free radicals for a more youthful complexion. SPF 25 gives long-lasting sun protection. Recommended for normal to dry skin.
Since I thought I needed something more moisturizing, I went to the store, spoke to the SA and decided to buy Indian Rose & Marigold Light Day Lotion.
This lotion has similar texture to the one above, except for Indian Rose & Marigold is slightly more runny and moisturizing. So I need maybe not 4 but 2.5 or 3 pumps of this to cover entire face and neck. I do like this lotion better as I find this more moisturizing yet not oily.
The lotion gets absorbed immediately and like the rest of the products has a lovely floral fragrance, does its job of brightening the skin and SPF 25 is always an added benefit.
So, until I find a better day moisturizer, I’m sticking with this one.
Do you like?.. Love, Jas