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I hope you all are doing great! 🙂
Talking about common skin concerns, tanning and pigmentation are two of the major issues that bother most of the people out there… After all, who wants to have five different skin tones on five different body parts! 😛
I personally suffer from severely tanned legs and I am always on the lookout for tan lightening products…
A few months back, I came across this gorgeous looking bottle of mystic rose anti tan – body lightening massage oil on Smytten, and it was love at first sight for me! ❤
I bought the oil instantly and have been using it since then…
So, did it actually reduce my tan or did I regret buying it? Read on to know… 😀
TVAKH MYSTIC ROSE ANTI TAN – BODY LIGHTENING MASSAGE OIL
DESCRIPTION: Tvakh’s Mystic Rose Body Oil is something of a renaissance. Infused with active blend of Licorice and Carrot Seed Oil is a natural solution to reverse pigmentation and skin tanning, while Carotenes from Carrot Seed Oil act as a potent antioxidant preventing the skin from free radicals from cellular damage. Perfumed with natural essences of sun dried Rose Petals – captivates your senses, rejuvenates your muscles and relaxes you from within.
All skin types.
INGREDIENTS: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycyrrhizaglabra (Licorice) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Petals, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Oil, Daucuscarota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate.
No parabens. No SLES/SLS. No phthalates. No petroleum oils.
USAGE: Massage into the skin with upward circular motions. Focus on zones concerned by skin slackening (thighs, buttocks, tummy and arms). Take little amount and rub on the face and neck for de-tanning.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: As with all products which come into contact with skin some people may have an individual sensitivity/allergy to ingredients. Do a patch test before use.
Some of the ingredients in the product tend to change color over time. However the product efficacy remains unchanged.
COST: Rs. 860 for 200ml.
SHELF LIFE: 24 months.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Tvakh mystic rose anti tan – body lightening massage oil comes in a transparent plastic bottle packaging with a golden-black coloured pump dispenser on the top! All the details about the product, including the complete list of ingredients, usage directions and safety instructions are mentioned over the bottle… ❤
The overall packaging of the oil is quite sturdy but the pump dispenser present lacks a lock and hence, it is not suitable for travel purposes as it may leak under pressure…
The oil, when present in the bottle, has a beautiful yellowish-golden tinge to it and is loaded with dried rose petals… Although, when pumped out, it comes out as a clear, transparent oil! The oil is not extremely lightweight like mineral oil or essential oils but is also not too thick or heavy like castor oil… The consistency of this oil is quite close to that of sweet almond oil and is perfect for light massages!
It also has an extremely mild, natural fragrance of roses which is not going to bother the sensitive noses at all! ❤
This body oil gets almost completely absorbed into the skin with just a little massage, leaving a healthy shine on the surface… I have used the oil immediately after bath and also after a few hours of bathing and the only difference that I could see was that the oil seeped into the skin faster when used as an after bath oil…
This oil leaves the skin soft and nourished post-use and doesn’t stain the clothes at all! It would keep oily to normal-dry skin types nourished throughout the day while people with severely dry skin types may feel the need to reapply it after 6 to 8 hours… Also, even though people with combination to oily skin types may find it to be too heavy or greasy for them, especially during the summer months, it doesn’t actually clog the pores or harm the oily skin!
My facial skin is quite oily and I had used it for a few days as an overnight facial oil and it didn’t break out my skin or caused any issues… ❤
Now coming to its claims of being an anti tan – body lightening oil… I have been using this oil regularly on my tanned legs for over two months now and to be very honest, I don’t see much of a difference! It might have reduced the tan by 4 to 5% but the difference is not really visible to the eyes… Also, it didn’t do anything to even out the patches of pigmentation on my legs! So, in my opinion, this oil is not going to be of any help if you have old tan or pigmentation… But it may lighten freshly acquired tan to some extent!
One thing that I liked about the oil is that with regular use it improved the texture of the skin on my legs and made it comparatively smooth! 😀
(Also read my review of Satthwa Premium Hair Oil here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
- Easily available online on Amazon, Nykaa, Smytten and Tvakh’s own website.
- Free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates and petroleum oils.
- Contains skin-loving ingredients like castor oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, bergamot oil, rose oil, carrot seed oil, licorice extract and vitamin E.
- Aesthetically pleasing packaging!
- Has a natural fragrance of rose petals.
- Gets almost completely absorbed into the skin with a little massage!
- Leaves the skin soft and nourished for 8 to 24 hours, depending on the skin type!
- Doesn’t make normal to severely dry skin types feel heavy or greasy post-use and doesn’t stain the clothes!
- Improves the texture of the skin to some extent with regular use.
- May lighten fresh tan to some extent.
- Acts as a good after bath oil for normal to severely dry skin types.
- Doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts!
- Quite expensive!
- The packaging is not travel-friendly.
- Doesn’t lighten old tan or pigmentation to a noticeable extent.
- People with combination to oily skin types may find it too heavy or greasy to use!
FINAL TAKE: Tvakh’s mystic rose oil is an organic, non-comedogenic body oil which keeps the skin soft and nourished for long… It may also lighten the fresh tan to some extent but doesn’t visibly reduce old tan or pigmentation!
So, if you are just looking for a natural and safe body massage oil/after bath oil, you may give this a try! 🙂
Hope it helps! ❤