The last couple of days have been very stressful for me. As you know AlphaGirl now has a new address that is AlphaGirlReviews.com. I also have a new Instagram account specially for beauty reviews (It’s there on your right 🙂 ). The process to change a website’s address is not really complicated but I, as always, had to face numerous technical glitches. After that, I was down with the flu because of which I could not post this review on Monday. Yesterday, when I finally managed to get AlphaGirlReviews.com live, the redirection thing went all haywire. It was so stressful!! Wheezing and coughing, I am finally writing this post while listening to some anxiety soothing instrumental on YouTube.
So, today I am reviewing SSCPL Herbals Turmeric Cleansing Milk. Now, you must be wondering what ‘cleansing milk’ is and how is it different from a regular face wash. Though both clean the skin of impurities and dirt, the primary difference between the two is that cleansing milk is moisturising and soothing, unlike a face wash which makes the skin squeaky clean. Moreover, you can wipe your face with a moist cotton pad or a wet cloth after using cleansing milk instead of washing it off with water. If you have read any of my other skin product reviews, you must be aware that I have oily skin (I kinda rant against it in most of my reviews 😉 ). Cleansing milk is creamy in consistency so I usually stay away from it as it won’t suit my skin. However, since last month my dermatologist has put me up on a course of medicines to clear my acne. The medicines make my skin extremely dry. To add to it the temperature is also generally low so my oily skin becomes dry and flaky. To combat this tentative dry skin condition, I picked this turmeric cleansing milk because it is known to be effective against acne. I have been using the turmeric cleansing milk for the past two weeks twice a day and here is my experience with it.
Name: SSCPL Herbals Turmeric Cleansing Milk
Price: ₹100/- for 200 ml
Ingredients: Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearic acid, Light Liquid Paraffin, Emulsifying wax, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Turmeric Oil, Aqua, Perfume, Colour.
What does it claim?
Formulated with the botanical extracts of Curcuma Longa (the scientific term for turmeric), this cleansing milk clears dust particles and pollutants to give the skin a refreshed look. Turmeric present in this cleansing milk helps to reduce skin pigmentation and is effective against acne.
How to use?
Take a coin-sized amount or more onto fingers and gently apply on face and neck in circular motion. Wipe off with a moist cotton pad.
Does it fulfil its claim?
The Turmeric Cleansing Milk comes in a patent SSCPL white plastic bottle with a green flip cap. The plastic is very sturdy so I have to press it really hard to get the product onto my fingers. The cleansing milk is of medium consistency and, like every SSCPL product has a very pleasant scent.
I take the required amount of product onto my fingers and gently massage it over my face. When using cleansing milk, you have to wipe it off with a moist cotton pad, but I prefer washing my face with water instead because I feel more comfortable that way. Also, though my skin is dry now due to the medicines, it is still inherently oily so I do not want to give it a reason to break out. In case you have spent a lot of time outdoors and your skin needs to be deep cleansed then you can first use this cleansing milk, wipe it off with a moist cotton pad and then wash your face with your regular face wash. This way, the cleansing milk will remove the dirt, and grime off your face while the face wash will get rid of the impurities seated deeper into the skin pores.
I do not spend much time outdoors, so I do not need deep cleansing. This cleansing milk does the trick for me. Over the last two weeks that I have been using this cleansing milk, I noticed that even when I have forgotten to use a moisturiser, my skin still feels soft and smooth. In fact, I have completely stopped using my moisturiser because I have misplaced it and also because I never felt the need for it. When I started my acne course, I did have a break-out, but my skin still looked bright and moisturised. Last week, when I had an appointment with my dermatologist, he seemed quite pleased to see my skin plumped and healthy despite the drying effect of the medicines. So yaaay!! This worked for me. Seeing how moisturising it is, people with dry skin will surely love this.
What’s good about it?
Effectively cleanses the skin without stripping off its natural oils
Soothes the skin
Suitable for acne-prone dry skin
Best suited for dry skin
What’s not so good about it?
Gah! I tried to find something bad about it but the only con here is its sturdy packaging. I find the bottle too hard to easily squeeze out the product.
I give SSCPL Herbals Turmeric Cleansing 5 out of 5 rating. This cleansing milk has effectively cleansed my dry skin (dry only in winter, most of the time it is oily) and kept breakouts at bay. It is a moisturising cleanser which will work great for dry skin.
**A PR sample product but the opinion in this post is unbiased and 108% my own.
You can buy this product at SSCPL Herbals.com.