Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle!
Kolkata has already embraced winters this season. Few days into this transition of weather, and I am already complaining of dry and parched skin. I have tried using every possible skin care hack to keep my skin hydrated during winters. Few days ago, I came across a brand called ST. D’VENCÉ. What struck me about that particular brand was that, they had come up with a body lotion catering to people like me with very dry skin. I really wanted to try and review this product. The team working behind this brand was extremely prompt and professional. They got back to me via email, and within a day or two, I received the product with a personalised note from the Founder/CEO of St. D’vencé, Mr. Yash Hisaria himself. Such detailing speaks a lot about the brand and the kind of attention they pay to their consumers. I was thoroughly impressed!
Now a little more about the brand St. D’vencé & the Ultra-enriching Body Lotion (Autumn Edition)
St. D’vencé specialises in developing innovative skin care products that deliver visible results. We believe that everybody deserves healthy, radiant skin and that high quality beauty products should not be a luxury. St. D’vencé was born with a mission to provide the best and biggest range of premium skin care products, at a very affordable price. Extensively researched and developed products are first formulated in our labs in London and India. All our ingredients are selectively sourced from various parts of the world, who provide the finest quality. We outsource manufacturing in Maharashtra, India under the Make In India initiative.
The autumn edition body lotion is a unique breakthrough blend of ten premium ingredients that royally nourish and hydrate the driest of skin. Argon oil – miracle liquid gold is used to intensely hydrate, soften and bring in a natural glow and boost to the skin. Avocado butter fruit, native to South America is packed with twenty-five vital nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K, proteins, fibre and minerals. With French shea butter, it provides the best moisturizing effect all day long. The blissful amalgamation of avocado, almond, jojoba and olive oil, intensely moisturizes the epidermal layers and nourishes the skin while resulting in the removal of acne, wrinkles and stretch marks. With London’s classic fragrance, this non-greasy moisturiser’s every drop is an elixir. At a time of transition, autumn is the best time to rejuvenate and repair your skin by correcting any summer damage and preparing for winter. This is a moisturiser so good, we’re sure you’ll fall for it.
I was sent a 100 ml bottle to try on. The bottle is quite small and handy, and fits into my bag easily. This one will make a great travel companion, since I need to moisturise my hands “on-the-go” quite often! The bottle came with a flip top lid in black that was quite sturdy and travel friendly. I was sent a pre-launch limited edition bottle from the brand. The bottle available on Amazon (300 ml) has a pump packaging which makes it easy to dispense the right amount of product for use. It also ensures that proper hygiene is maintained. The 100 ml bottle that was sent to me was priced at Rs.275/-.
The formula of the lotion is neither too runny nor too thick. It is non-sticky. It gets absorbed into the skin leaving a mild fragrance behind. I really liked the smell and kept sniffing my hands for quite a number of times. It did not leave a greasy or sticky feeling behind. My skin felt soft, smooth and hydrated for good five to six hours. Thereafter, it required reapplication. Due to the cute and handy packaging, I keep this bottle in my bag, and often use it while at work. The lotion has the goodness of argan oil, avocado butter, olive oil and vitamin E, which has only one promise to offer : Hydration!
You can see the results for yourself. The hand on the right was treated with a generous amount of St. D’vencé Ultra-enriching Body Lotion. No wonder it looks hydrated and has a soft glow to it.
Thumbs Up for:
- Free from Parabens, Mineral Oils, Phthalates, PEG & PG
- Hypoallergenic product, and is less likely to cause any allergic reactions
- Contains essential & botanical oils – Argan, Almond, Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Til, Sunflower as well as butters
- Absorbs quickly into the skin leaving no greasiness behind
- Does what it promises – Hydrates
- Has a pleasant fragrance to it that is not too overpowering
- 100% vegetarian product, and is not tested on animals (Yayyyy!)
Thumbs Down for:
- Had to shake the bottle vigorously to get the required quantity of lotion on my palms, but that should not be a problem with the pump dispenser.
The ingredients, manufacturing date and price was clearly indicated on the label of the bottle. The product has a shelf life of 36 months (3 years) from the date of manufacturing. At the given price and quantity, this product is a must have for winters.
You can order your bottle from Amazon. Its currently offered at a discounted rate of Rs.449/- instead of Rs.499/-.
Disclaimer: The Product was sent in by the Brand in exchange of a review. However the opinion penned down in this blog post are honest and unbiased.