Thursday 1 November 2018

Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Lotion Aloe Vera Review | Daily Face Care Lotion For Combination To Normal Skin | Kaolin Clay Therapy | Beauty Review

Lacto Calamine is one of those quintessential beauty products we all instinctively know and love. I remember seeing a little bottle of the same as a child, my mom used it in 1990s! Back then, the packaging was different. Then about 5 years ago, my mother saw the ad of the newly 'relaunched' Lacto Calamine and told me to try it as an everyday moisturizer. I did. And I have not looked back ever since :)

Packaging of Lacto Calamine is simple and durable. But I think the cap is flimsy and not travel-friendly, good chance of the lotion spilling out easily.

Ingredients list is simple with Aqua, Kaolin, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Aloe Vera Gel, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Carbonate alongside a mention of 'preservatives, perfumes, astringent, permitted colors'. No clarity on what these ingredients actually are. It doesn't matter too much to me but surely it is a very frustrating thing for those who double-check ingredients nowadays.

Claims are threadbare, threefold action of absorbing excess oil, unclogging pores and preventing excessive drying of skin.

Availability of Lacto Calamine is quite common, offline in stores such as Big Bazaar and online on almost every e-commerce store from Flipkart to Nykaa. I bought it from Amazon for Rs. 198 for 120 ml.

Quantity is amazing. Easily lasts me 2 months even when I liberally apply it all over my face and neck once a day everyday. Extremely value for money.

Usage - Shake bottle, pour some lotion on fingertips, apply in dots all over face and neck, massage into skin for 20 seconds. Done!

Effect - So as I already recounted, my mother suggested me to use it. I was extra curious since I remembered she had used it decades ago too. I wondered why. And after using it, I realized that it is not a cosmetic product. It is somewhat a mix of health + skincare product.  It does not give external glow to skin alone, it literally sinks inside our skin and helps it from within. It can be used-

-As a moisturizer 
-As make-up base
-As a light sunscreen
-As a soothing agent for redness/ itching/ acne/ pimples
-As the only skincare ingredient for those who cannot use anything else, for example- those suffering from condition such as rosacea!
And so on!

The way it is formulated makes Lacto Calamine perhaps the most versatile beauty/skincare product available in the market. It is formulated with a clear idea that 'oily skin is a blessing because it is naturally moisturized' which is the truth. Problems arise because of excess oil. So simply put, Kaolin Clay absorbs that excess oil. Lacto Calamine Daily Face Care Oil Balance Lotion Aloe Vera is especially made for normal/combination skin (tending towards dry) so it has glycerin + aloe vera which provide hydration together so skin does not feel stretchy. Moreover, Zinc Oxide works as natural sunscreen as well as it is good for cleaning pores, providing extremely small amount of skin refinement/polishing.

Honestly, there are no miracles promised. This is the most basic skin care. Literally the most basic skin care routine would be to clean your face and put lacto calamine all over. That is it. It keeps skin healthy from within. No frills, just a solid function.

As for my personal experience, I have been using it for 5 years now, on and off. I keep trying some other moisturizers sometime simply because I get bored or I want something specific for brightening/acne fighting etc. but then I keep coming back to Lacto Calamine Daily Face Care Oil Balance Lotion. Why? Because it is a star product. It really absorbs all excess oil but my skin still feels hydrated. My skin is always baby soft and supple when I use it. It instantly calms redness on my cheeks. If I ever get any pimples, I dab this on and it is instantly dried up. It soothes. It protects. Even if I go out in sun for 15 minutes, I do not get tanned because Zinc Oxide is good sunscreen for such small duration. And yes, it also, with constant use, lightens old acne marks and brightens up skin. All-In-One product. 

Oh, and since it has a light pink-ish hue, it works perfectly as a make-up base as it very lightly covers up blemishes instantly, all the while giving a faint glow to skin and protecting it. And finally, I know some of my friends have over the years used it in conjunction with other products. A friend of mine who has very dry skin always mixed a few drops of almond oil in Lacto Calamine and used it daily, she always had perfectly glowing skin (now she has graduated to other creams but this is still in her cupboard for emergencies). So, use this multipurpose fantastic product as per your wish amigos :)

  • Fulfills all claims perfectly
  • Absorbs extra oil, skin does not feel dehydrated
  • Skin is soft, supple, bouncy
  • Calms redness, soothes pimples instantly
  • Maintains oil balance even when hormonal imbalance makes our skin misbehave
  • With constant usage, old acne marks also lighten (over months of regular, diligent use)
  • Multipurpose skincare product for normal/combination/mildly dry skin
  • The only product I can suggest happily for extra-sensitive skin types. For those who cannot use any product, Lacto Calamine might be the only option.
  • It works like a tinted moisturizer and light make-up base too
  • Made in India
  • Easily available offline as well as online, I bought from Amazon

  • Not suitable for very dry skin, it might feel a bit parched for moisture, for them I suggest use it after mixing with another moisturizer or couple drops of face oil.

Recommended -YES! Lacto Calamine is one of those products that need no advertisement or reviews to become a bestseller. It is multipurpose and must-have. Keep it at your bedside always. Rating is 5/5.  


  1. i have oily intense oily skin in summer and super dry in winter i used many products to make it normal and try some natural remedies but they work just for few days now i am using korean skin care products online in pakistan in my skin care routine and it keeps my skin hydrated, smooth and young and i didn't use anyother beauty products

  2. Nice one about Best Moisturizer For Glowy Skin. Body moisturizers refresh the body and smoothens it.


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