Yet another Multani Mitti face pack, I thought, when I received the St. D’Vence Multani Lotion in a subscription box recently. However, the moment I tried it, I knew that this face pack was different from any other multani mitti face pack I have tried in the past. Read on to find out why this product should be a part of your summer skincare routine.
My combination skin usually does not like face packs that stretch it out, which is why I am a bit wary of multani mitti based face masks. However, since St. D’Vence is a brand I have liked in the past, I decided to give this product a shot. What first intrigued me about this face pack was the unique lotion-like packaging of the product. I personally love anything in a squeezy bottle, so I fell for it, but you do have to shake it up a bit to get an even consistency of the product. The next thing that I loved about this face pack is the heady aroma of rose petals that it is infused with. While most multani mitti face packs smell of sandalwood (something that my skin is slightly sensitive towards), the comforting scent of roses was a welcome change for me in the sultry weather.
The face pack has a creamy, semi-liquid consistency and contains a nice balance of clarifying and nourishing ingredients, such as orange peel, rose water, aloe vera, haldi, saffron, and of course, multani mitti. It feels quite hydrating and soothing on the skin upon application and seems to cool the skin down. Only towards the end of 20 minutes does it start to feel a little dried up on the face, which is when I wash it off. Unlike other multani mitti packs, this product does not stretch out the skin but manages to remove excess oil and dries up any breakouts. It actually leaves the skin matte but hydrated, with a subtle glow on the face.
Overall, I feel that this multani mitti lotion is perfect for the summer months, to calm down any angry breakouts while soothing the skin. If you like the effect of multani mitti on the skin but hate that stretchy feeling it leaves behind, then this product is tailormade for you. The price point of INR 499 for 275 ml of product won’t hurt your bank balance either. If you are looking for an all-rounder face pack for your normal to oily skin this summer then do give this product a shot.