Sunday, June 2, 2013

Review: Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream with Sandalwood Oil

Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream (with Sandalwood Oil) AKA the cream that saved my ass skin. About a month ago, I had a major allergy breakout on my face. I still don't know what caused it, but I *can* say it was pure hell - itchy bumps that wouldn't go away and when I scratched them bloody (I'm like that), they wouldn't heal. That's when I started using this ayurvedic skin cream by Vicco. Maybe it's a coincidence, but my skin has gotten a lot better since then. Wanna know more about it? Read on. 

Let's see what the package says:
''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: Extract of Turmeric 16% w/w, Sandalwood Oil 0,5% w/w, Excipients q.s. (in a non-greasy base)

I'm not gonna tell you about all the good effects turmeric has on skin, you can search for that information yourselves. What I can say is how this cream made my skin heal and look better in just one week. My previous favorite ayurvedic skin cream Fair & Lovely Fairness cream didn't work as well anymore as it did on the beginning, so I thought it was time for a change. I don't know for sure yet, but I think I might like Vicco even better. 

Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream is pretty thick, pearly yellow and it has a very strong scent. And I mean STRONG. It doesn't botter me at all anymore, but it was pretty hardcore the first couple of times I used it. 

This cream spreads very well and sinks into the skin almost immediately after the application leaving it soft and mattified. It's great for people with normal to oily skin, but not for those with dry skin. At first I thought it might be a bit too mattifying for my normal/combination skin, but it gets better after 30 minutes after the application. I've been using this cream for about a month now (in the morning and evening) and I can say I really, really like it. I'm definitely buying another tube before I use this one up! 

I purchased a 50 g tube of Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream with Sandalwood Oil (there's also a version without SO) on Ebay for 7.50 USD and free shipping.

If you have any questions about this cream, feel free to ask in the comments! 

Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream is a vegan product. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

10 comments:

  1. I don't want to scare you or anything, but in the US turmeric ingestion is one of the leading causes of lead poisoning in children. Because of the soil that turmeric is grown in, it is full of lead, please be careful when you are putting that on your skin.

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    1. I have to say - that is an enormous blanket statement and I find it hard to believe that all of the turmeric in the world is grown in soil that is full of lead. Even if that is true, the skin is not like a sponge and doesn't just absorb everything you put on it through to the bloodstream. (V. good explanation here: http://thebeautybrains.com/2013/04/30/do-cosmetic-ingredients-really-absorb-into-the-blood-stream-in-26-seconds/)

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  2. In India, people use turmeric for many ayurvedic treatments (apart from obviously also in their food and for coloring), I use some of the Himalaya products that use turmeric and it works wonders. No wonder if one uses the healing powers of nature!
    PS: not to scare you or anything, but just don't grow stuff on lead fields.

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  3. Hmmmm...this seems like a great product to try out. the formula seems impressive and the scent is kinda interesting. I'll go and check this one out.

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  4. What about the mattifying power during day? I mean, did you notice less oiliness on skin and/or an improved makeup hold hour after hour? :>

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    1. It's very mattifying at first (cca. 30 minutes) but then the skin gets more comfortable. It's hard to describe. My skin is less oily now but I don't use make up, so I can't tell you about MU staying power.

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  5. I've never heard such a thing about turmeric. It's so common in Eastern cooking, as well as Ayrvedic medicine, as mentioned above by goodlacknail. The product sounds fabulous and I'm looking forward to trying it out.

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  6. I'm using Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream since last month and I'm satisfied with this product. Now, I've seen a lot of improvement and my blemishes are already gone. I think the Sandalwood oil made the product more satisfying. I will recommend this to anyone who would like to try a total satisfying product. :-D

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  7. Dobro za kožo z mozolji in hiperpigmentacijo? Že šibam na e-bay in si jo naročim, se mi zdi da je sedaj pa res že čas da se jih znebim.
    A priporočaš kakšnega posebnega prodajalca?

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    1. Kremo sem do sedaj kupila samo enkrat, tako da ne. Kupi pri tistemu, ki za najnižjo ceno ponuja največ. Pa na 'feedback' ne pozabi. ;)

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