Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream

Tuesday, April 26, 2011




Does Vicco Turmeric Ad brings back old childhood memories?? Most of us remember watching this ad numerous times on television during the good old Doordarshan days. I guess most of us had completely forgotten about this advertisement and the cream.Recently, I noticed that developed tiny pimple like bumps on my forehead which refused to go. I googled hoping to find out what these tiny bumps were but ended up reading benefits of Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream. I came across some reviews on mouthshut.com. You can find them here. The skin cream promised to be a ayurvedic medicine, with turmeric as one of its major components. At first, the skin cream was pretty much hard to find, but I finally found it in one of the grocery shops near my home. 

Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream is manufactured by VICCO Group, makers of the best internationally known products of the Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural medicine. Visit their website here

What the VICCO Group says Vicco Turmeric Skin cream:
 
Vicco Turmeric, an ayurvedic medicine, prevents and cures skin infections, inflammation, blemishes, wounds and other skin disorders. It soothes boils, pimples, acne and burns. It nourishes the skin, improves tonal value and makes it fair and beautiful. 

Ingredients (Percentage in w/w):
 
Extract of Turmeric 16%
Sandalwood Oil 0.5% 
Excipients : 
Stearic Acid 15%, 
Sorbitol 3%, 
Methyl Paraben Sodium 0.15%, 
Propyl Paraben Sodium 0.05%, 
Sodium Hydroxide 0.07%, 
Water q.s. 

Price:  Rs. 45 for a pack of 15g. Also available in bigger pack of 70g for a price of Rs. 155.
I bought the smaller pack to try the cream, as it contains a good amount of turmeric and lately my skin has been showing a bit of sensitivity to turmeric. My skin feels slight burning sensation and turns red whenever I apply turmeric.

The Good about VICCO TURMERIC Skin Cream :
  • The cream is light yellow in colour and the texture is similar to Fair and Lovely creams. 
  • Gives a matte appearance on application and can be easily used oily skin. I have oily T-Zone and dry skin everywhere else. I use it only on my forehead as there were tiny little bumps all over my forehead which refused to heal. The tiny bumps miraculously dried up within 4-5 hours. Let me show you the difference. 
Before
After












Can you spot the little darkness that has appeared on the bump? My forehead is almost clear now of loads of these tiny bumps. 

This quantity is sufficient for entire face. I use less then half of this quantity on my forehead.

  • Has a pleasant fragrance and won't be a problem for someone with a sensitive nose. 
  • Acts as a good makeup base also. 
  • Evens out skin tone with regular use. 
  • A very small quantity is required for entire face. So a small tube of 15gms can easily last for about 2 months with regular usage. 
  • Heals pimples, rashes and other minor skin infections. 
  • Price is very less. compared to other acne and pimple creams.
The Bad about VICCO TURMERIC Skin Cream :
  • Contains harmful parabens like Methyl Paraben Sodium and  Propyl Paraben Sodium. The
  • Face feels a bit sweaty after application. Best used at night before going to bed.  
  • Not recommended to be used before going out in the sun because it contains a substantial quantity of turmeric which increases sensitivity to sun. Best used at night before going to bed.
  • Does not help dry skin. A separate moisturizer is required to be used for dry skin. 
  • Sensitive skin may react to turmeric present in the cream. 
That's it. I can't think of any more cons. I think I have found my HG skin cream for pimples, blemishes and acne.

Update : I had done this review after using this cream for 2 weeks. My skin was fine till then and I was very happy with the results of this cream. I did not use any other products other then my regular CTM products. By the end of third week of my using this cream, my skin became horribly dry and flaky. Applying patanjali aloe vera gel or my regular moisturiser gave me a stinging sensation. I came to know that my skin is sensitive to prolonged use of turmeric. Previously, I had applied turmeric once and had felt slight stinging sensation which I ignored.


A word of advice, in case any of you ladies have a skin sensitive to turmeric, don't even go near this cream.






10 comments:

anamika said...

Yes i too have used this but have forgotten about it now..:(

Prachi said...

But it works na..I liked this cream and now that I have reminded you, you should buy it again..summers are already here :-)

bhumika said...

works for few of my frds..

Prachi said...

It works as a nice spot pimple cream for me too..

keerthi s said...

Hey hi...i want ti use vicco turmeric cream...hoe to know whether my skin is sensitive to turmeric???plz do rply

keerthi s said...

Hi..i want to use vicco turmeric cream for my pimple markd.. How to know whethr my skin is sensitive to turmeric?

swati singh said...

Hi i want to ask u only apply this cream on pimples or on whole face atnight plz tl me

swati singh said...

Hi i want to ask can we use cream only on pimples holes or on pimples before going to bed plz tl me

swati singh said...

Hi i want to ask u only apply this cream on pimples or on whole face atnight plz tl me

swati singh said...

Hi i want to ask u only apply this cream on pimples or on whole face atnight plz tl me

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