Thursday, November 24, 2011

Be Talk: Lotus Herbals ACNEGEL

Brand Name: Lotus Herbals

Type: Tea Tree Anti-Pimple & Acne Gel

Quantity: 100 ml

Price: Rs. 195

I dream about food when I am bored-about some hideous creatures set loose in my house when I am under stress-and when I am real real scared-I dream about massive breakouts of acne!!! He he -loadsa galz would agree with me. I dunno-maybe-acne is God’s way of saying-“Stop wasting money on makeup-or there will be more”  :D :D However-frequently-we people locate a bottle in a shop-or some lotion in an ad-or download “101 tips for acne cure” from Internet-to dodge God’s verdict! Such a thing is the Lotus Herbals ACNEGEL- A Tea Tree based concoction for treating acne and pimples!
Once I had one pimple-and an SA at some store looked at me and said “OMG-you have such PIMPLE PRONE SKIN –this Lotus Acnegel is THE ONE for you". Well after loadsa explaining about Tea Tree oil and their use and bla bla bla-she made me to add it to my bills :D

What The Lotus Herbals Website Says about it!

Regulates the oil producing glands of skin to control pimples, acne and blemishes.

Directions for use : After cleansing, apply all over face, more on the affected areas. Let it dry. Reapply after every 3 hours.

 OKAY- here’s something about tea tree and tea tree oil that 
I found out  (from Google-where else!)

Tea tree oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how tea tree oil got its name. The part used medicinally is the oil from the leaves.

What is Tea Tree Oil For?

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                                 (B ) Google Images

Tea tree has a long history of traditional use. Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area.
Tea tree oil contains constiuents called terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity.
People use tea tree oil for the following conditions:
  • Acne
  • Athlete's foot
  • Dandruff
  • Thrush
  • Periodontal disease
  • As an antiseptic
  • Boils
  • Lice
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Yeast infection

Hmm-well this product actually makes me think-to be-or not to be-in my list of favorites that is!!
The gel gives an instant cooling effect on skin. But I find the gel to make my skin sticky on application and it also takes long to absorb. Moreover, following the "after every3 hours" routine is practically impossible-and if used once a day-hardly any improvement will show up in some marked way. You will see the severity of acne reducing-but I found the  problem to recur even when I was using it daily. That’s quite a let down and hopes of forever bidding pimples away are  thin. Also-I find that this gel is not substitute for a proper hydrating agent-as it hardly penetrates inside if used like a normal face lotion! So there is no way-super oily skinned people can rely on this as a moisturizing gel :(

However, I discovered one great use of this gel-that has made this product really useful to me! Since I don’t think it ill ever be possible for me to apply the gel once every three hours-I take about 2-3 tea spoons of this gel and add it to the Jovees Massage cream (Read Review Here: ) for my weekly facial massage. And Voila! I did this for about 3 months-to wake up one morning to find glowing pimple free skin!! Even it was summertime and I was using some liquid foundation, compact and all-still the skin was free from breakouts! However-again a point to turn is that-the effect is not permanent-if you quit the gel massage routine-the ACNE WILL RECUR! Still-I think it remained true to its claim-although I used it in a totally different way.

Pro Side:

1) Well I found out about  its good effects impromptu-regularly using it along with face massage cream gradually prevents acne and pimple breakouts
2) Gives a very pleasant cooling and soothing effect when used with massage cream
 3) Mild soothing fragrance of some herb-tea mix
4) Quantity is enough to last for at least a month with daily use-so quite economical with respect to pricing. For massage purposes, I lasts minimum 3 months


1)The gel feels sticky when applied-the uneasy feel persists even after the gel gets absorbed

2)Takes long time to absorb
3) No marked improvement could be observed if the gel is used once a day-even daily


In combination with massage cream: 90%
Alone: 50%


  1. i hav used their aloe hydra gel ... n i luv it .. it acts lyk a serum on ma face.. its perfect for summers wen u don't desire a greasy skin ..

  2. Wow Rids-that sounds gr8!! I have used Patanjali's aloe vera gel -it makes skin incredibly soft and gets absorbed within 5 seconds!!!! this one-kinda lacks in these properties :(

  3. veryy nice review ! I want to try their aloe hydra gel ! so you recommend the jovees massage cream for my normal to dry skin na?????

  4. The jovees massage cream will be very nice for dry to normal skin Taps! I like the patanjali aloe gel so much-but I will try the lotus aloe hydra gel once for sure :)

  5. Arre! ami eta bhabchhilam kinbo kina. Bhabchi ek bottle kine moisturizerer shogne mekhe dekhbo sheetkale? Ki bolish?

  6. Hehehe-dekh coincidence-well tor jodi pimple prone skin na hoi amar moto-tahole 2 parts moisturiser e 1 part gel misiye lagate paris-khub soothing lagbe-but sudhu gel ta lagale vison sticky lage amar :( massage korale creamer sathe misiye nite paris :) :) :)


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