Monday, April 23, 2012

Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash Review

Hey buddies! Sorry for MIA last week. I wasn't feeling so good due to this bad weather change. I am here today with a face wash review which I promised to do before few days. And a good news is.. I got my digicam finally :D It's canon powershot and I am loving it. Hereafter no more blackberry images :P Okay, lets move on to the review now. Don't forget to tell me how my new cam clicks.

Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash

Product Description:
Removes dirt and dust, kills acnegic bacteria that present deep into the pores. Fortified with Vitamin C and Vitamin E that work gently on the skin.

*It claims to do four main things
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-Inflammation
  • Nourishing

Price and Quantity:
Rs. 70 for 50g

Shelf life: Not mentioned on the pack

Key Ingredients:
Vitamin C and Vitamin E

My Experience with this Product
I picked this face wash from some online shopping site a couple of months ago. I do not use this face wash regularly, but still I use it now and then, almost often whenever I feel like seeing a zit on my facial skin. This acnes creamy face wash comes in a simple tube with a flip type cap. Due to the tube packaging, it becomes travel friendly. Of course, it is sturdy too. Nothing bad to find in the packaging thing.

It has a thick thick consistency and a very smooth texture. The face wash is pale white in colour as you see in the picture. I could smell some citrus ingredient in it and it has a strong medical smell too. Nothing to worry, the fragrance doesn't linger on your skin at all.

Now lets discuss about how this product works. Does it really helps in preventing acne? I would say 'yes' it does. Being oily skin typed in sweaty summers, I felt this face wash good for acne prevention. Whenever I feel a pimple popping out, I rush and wash my face with this. 'No pimple' face is what I see next morning. This effectively removes excess oil, dirt and makeup residues from skin without stripping of the natural moisture. But not to the extent of skipping your moisturizer. The main goodness of this face wash is that it is paraben free. So, do you have oily to normal skin type? Don't you bother about the medicinal smell? then go for this product, its quite good. I would never recommend it anytime to dry skin types.

  • Prevent pimples and calms down the excising ones
  • Makes skin clean and clear instantly, controls oil for a decent time
  • Doesn't lather up very well,  but lathers enough for a clean face wash
  • Pocket friendly price
  • Contain Vitamin C and E, Don't you know how good they are for your skin?
  • Sturdy, hygienic and travel friendly packaging
  • A single tube is going to last for months, due to its thick consistency
  • Easily spreadable and washes out easily from skin without the need of much water. 
  • Does cleanse out makeup residues well
  • Doesn't cause any breakout or other such side effect
  • I didn't experience any acne pop out while using this face wash
  • Paraben free :D Yay!!

  • The smell is not so good. It is a kinda medicinal with a slight citrus hint
  • Not for you if you are looking out for a rich lathering face wash
  • Is your skin dry? This is not the right choice then

Overall Rating: 4/5

My Recommendation: I recommend this face wash to everyone with oily to normal skin type. It really prevent acne and reduces the existing ones. Busy or Lazy persons will love this :P Didn't I say that it gets washed off completely with single water splash?

Would I Repurchase?: Ya getting next week :) My first tube got over. I am planning to keep this product always with me until I find a better one. Who knows the time these stupid pimples pop out?

Hope you find this review useful. So, which is your favorite acne preventing/clearing face wash girls?? Share below in comments.