Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Lacto Calamine Review

Lacto Calamine is one of the oldest product in the market.Some of my friends swear by it and they do have great skin to prove it.When I was in my teens, a couple of them recommended to me saying it would help acne.I did not take it seriously back then.I was always wondered how such a small bottle can make a difference with Acne.Few months back,I bought myself one and started using and found it to be good moisturiser. So Today I am reviewing Lacto Calamine for Oily Skin.

Lacto Calamine for Oily Skin Review


Aqua, Light Kaolin, Caster Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Carbonate, Emulsifiers, Preservatives, Perfumes and Permitted Colours.

My Skin Type:

Oily and Acne prone skin.


Rs 144 for 120ml ;Rs 80 for 60 ml ; Rs 45 for 30 ml.


1)To buy on Flipkart, Click HERE.
2)To buy on Amazon, Click HERE.


Lacto Calamine Review-Swatch
It is a pinkish lotion.


1)It is very affordable and easily available.

2)This version is suitable for Normal and Oily Skin types.

3)It is a good moisturiser specially for Winters.

4)It contains Kaolin which helps with oil control.

5)It also contains Zinc Oxide is a antiseptic which heals active acne.Zinc Oxide also acts has a sunscreen.But may be not enough for outdoors since SPF is not mentioned on the bottle.

6)It helps Mild/Moderate Acne cases,brings down the redness and lightens blemishes to an extent.

7)It acts a nice make-up base.

8)It comes in small,handy bottles which is convenient to carry.

9)It can be used as after-shave by men and by women after waxing/threading/shaving.


1)It has a pinkish tinge which guys might not prefer.

2)It does not break me out but tends to make face greasy otherwise no issues.

3)It is entirely not non-comedogenic,castor oil is mildly comedogenic.

4)It may not be suitable for severe acne.

5)The packaging could have been better.

Lacto Calamine Review-Dry to Normal Skin

There is another version available for Dry-Normal Skin knows as Lacto Calamine Daily Nourishing  Lotion (Hydration).


Aqua, Light Kaolin,Sorbitol Solution 70%,Propylene Glycol,Aloe Vera, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Carbonate, Dimethicone,Emulsifiers, Preservatives, Perfumes and Permitted Colours.

Actually both versions of Lacto Calamine have same ingredients except for Aloe Vera.So you can opt for either one of them.

Final Verdict: 

It is a good product for Acne prone skin.The only thing which bothered me was it making my face more oily but it did not break me out.Another alternative for this is Calak Lotion which is a calamine lotion too minus the castor oil.I use after threading my eye brows,it soothens and minimises the irritation. This can be used as night cream if you find it oily for day use.It is a budget moisturiser and can be used by all ages.So one product which is worth the money!

My Rating:4/5