One rule I follow for my oily skin, is using gel moisturizers and it has definitely shown me some good results. So when Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel was launched some months ago, I thought of getting it purely for blog review purpose.
After using the Lakme Ultra Light Gel for about 22-25 days, only during the day time, am here to pen down my review. It is quite similar to the Pond’s Superlight Gel Oil Free Moisturizer.
Use Lakme’s Peach Milk Moisturizer for glowing and soft skin all day long. Infused with goodness of rich peaches and milk, it nourishes and plumps your skin from within, so that your skin stays deeply nourished throughout the day. A lightweight gel formula that melts into the skin locking in moisture for 24 hours, without leaving any oily residue and giving your skin a non-sticky, fresh look that lasts all day, moisturising never felt so light. This moisturizer contains peach extracts and Vitamin B3 for radiant, shiny skin.
Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel ingredients
Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Fragrance, Peach Extracts (NFAT dry milk and Prunus Persica Kernel Oil), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Linoleamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Dmdm Hydantoin, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium L-PCA, Menthol, BHT, Triethanolamine, T-Butyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Ci 14700, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Linalool
Price, Shelf life and Availability – 150 INR for 65 gms with a shelf life of 3 years. Available online as well as offline!
Texture and Consistency
The texture of the Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel is gel which kind of is watery and bouncy consistency. The gel gets absorbed into my oily skin super fast without any oily or greasy feeling. The colour of the ultra light gel is peachy, pink and is quite opaque as such.
Fragrance of Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel
The product has the signature Lakme Peach Milk range fragrance which is same for the entire range. The fragrance doesn’t last long and is absolutely non lingering. Sensitive skin will not find this fragrance irritating.
Packaging of Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel
The product is packed in a peach coloured plastic flat tub. It is compact in height and diameter of the tub is large. It is super travel friendly and absolutely doesn’t leak. The tub had a silver foil which needs to be removed. It would have been good if there is an inner lid to keep the product safe.
Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel Review
The gel is really ultra light weight and spreads easily across the face without any problem. The Lakme Ultra light neither leave any sticky residue nor gives any heavy feel after applying. If applied in excess the my face sweats a bit so when you use it beneath a sunscreen, apply in less quantity. The product doesn’t feel like you have applied anything and this doesn’t fit the bill as a nourishing moisturizer as such. I will come to that later. The product doesn’t make the skin oily or greasy even after 6-7 hours of application. When the gel is applied on damp skin it gives a smooth feeling like a primer.
The product gives instantly smooth feel to the skin while moisturising sufficiently. It doesn’t plump up the skin. The product contains silicone (Dimethicone) and it works as a film that prevents the loss of water through the skin. It also works as an emollient, filling the spaces between cracks in the skin. Follow double cleansing regularly or make sure to use a good foaming cleanser whenever you use a product with silicones.
On another note the brand claims the product to contain Vitamin B3 and that’s not present anywhere in the ingredients list. Dry skinned beauties will need an extra layer of moisturiser over this and it might clog the pores. It does not provide 24-hour moisturisation as claimed by the brand.
The product even after been an ultra light gel does have some comedogenic ingredients and regularly using it everyday morning and night might clog pores. On some occasions, I applied the Lakme Ultra Light Gel in little extra quantity and didn’t wash it off at night 😅. After next two days I experienced severe painful acne sort thing which wasn’t visible via the skin but was present under the skin. It was constantly paining and I just couldn’t fathom why? Again another day I used gel in same way and again experienced same bump which wouldn’t show up on the skin’s surface but still pain a lot under the skin. Overall speaking the Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel is not a must have gel for oily skin. Check the following points for recommendation.
Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel benefits
- Contains the goodness vitamin E and glycerine
- Ultra light texture which absorbs faster than normal moisturisers
- Lightweight formula without any sticky, oily or greasy feeling
- Spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply
- Super affordable price
- Requires a pea sized amount per application so the product lasts longer
- Travel friendly packaging
- Offline as well as online availability
Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel side effects
- If not washed off during the day gives painful bumps for my oily skin
- Might cause clogged pores if used day and night both time
- Lakme is not a cruelty free brand
- Not fungal acne safe
- Not oil free formulation
- Sweats a lot if applied in excess, so due care is to be taken while applying beneath a sunscreen
- Does not suit all skin types as claimed by the brand
- Contains fragrance so may not be suitable for sensitive skin types
- Contains silicone (some might not like it, however here it works as an occlusive)
Pond’s Superlight Gel Oil Free Moisturizer vs Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel
Both the brands are owned by Unilever and you can also see the packaging similarity. Speaking of star ingredients Pond’s Superlight Gel has Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide in it. Although Lakme Ultra Light Gel also claims to have it, I didn’t find it in the ingredients. Pond’s is high in fragrance and feels artificial whereas Lakme one fragrance lingers less. Pond’s one is oil free moisturizer whereas Lakme Ultra light isn’t oil free. Pond’s one is definitely better than this one.
Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel Review
Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel is a really ultra light weight gel based moisturizer suitable only for oily skin. Although it doesn’t contain any beneficial ingredients apart from Vitamin E and glycerine.
On another note the brand claims the product to contain Vitamin B3 and that’s not present anywhere in the ingredients list. Speaking of ingredients it does contain some comedogenic ingredients and not washing off the moisturizer at night even for one day gives me painful bumps. You can use this gel as a day time moisturizer only and wash it off at night with double cleansing or any good foaming cleanser. Do not use the gel day and night both times. Overall speaking it is not a must have gel for oily skin, if you are okay with washing it off in evening and using only during the day then go for it. It doesn’t contain any star ingredient according to me. I might as well skip this in future.