Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser Review

by poonam on March 18, 2013

Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser Review

There was a time when Lakme lotions smelled heavenly but ever since they started upgrading the packagings, the formulation is altered and the wonderful scent is lost in the process. I have been keeping a safe distance from Lakme Skin Care for quite long but when I saw this Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser in the same old packaging, I memorized its lovely scent and added it instantly to my cart.

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Product Claims: Formulated with natural avocado extracts, Lakme Deep Pore Cleanser gently cleans the skin of all surface impurities.

  • Contains anti-oxidants like Vitamin E which condition the skin. Its light moisture based formula, nourishes while it deep cleans the skin.

Direction for Use:- Suitable all year round. Apply on face and neck. Remove with damp cotton wool and rinse. For best results, follow up with peach milk moisturizer

Ingredients:- Aqua, Mineral Oil, Laureth-4, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Perfume, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Butylated Hydroxy Toluene, Propylene Glycol and Avocado Fruit Extract, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Phenoxy Ethanol, Methyl Paraben.

Price:- Rs.99 for 120ml

Shelf Life:-  years from the Mfg date.

Packaging:- Lakme Deep Pore Cleanser comes peachy-pink a long plastic bottle with a flip top cap, typical old Lakme packaging which I used to like. The packaging is travel-friendly but not quite convenient to use as I need to either tap or squeeze the bottle to get the cleanser out which normally dispenses more than required amount hence wastage. Also, the opaque bottle doesn’t show the amount of remaining product in it.

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My experience with Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser:-

Lakme Cleanser is a white creamy liquid with slightly runny consistency.  It carries the charming signature Lakme fragrance of the good old days which is mild but somehow I didn’t enjoy it much this time. :(.

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Usually, I use a makeup-remover for removing makeup and then use a creamy cleanser to pick up the residue left but for testing purpose and check its effectiveness I used this cleanser to remove all sort of makeup. Here is how it fared at the task -

  • I had to use a generous amount to remove full facial makeup which was much more than what I use with regular creamy cleansers like Lotus Herbals Lemon Pure Cleanser (Review Here).
  • It took me 3-4 swipes to loosen up all the makeup but the water-proof makeup was hard to remove with this
  • Leaves a greasy layer on skin so must be followed with a foaming face wash

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  2. Diana Of London Lip Liner – Raspberry Sorbet (Review Here)
  3. Faces Canada Long Wear Eye Pencil – Navy Blue (Review Here)
  4. Faces Canada Long Wear Eye Pencil- Solid Brown (Review Here)
  5. L’Oreal Million Lashes Mascara – Extra Black (Review Here)

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Cleanser’s Performance- I used a generous amount of Cleanser and left it few seconds over the makeup swatches whcih I don’t do normally. Also Swipe it really hard to get off the makeup!! An Absolute No– Nooo as Make up Remover.

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Though it failed as a Makeup-Remover but its gentle formula can be used to remove surface impurities like dirt, oil and grime from the skin.

It doesn’t give me any breakouts but wouldn’t recommend it to others due to the presence of Mineral Oil which is a cheap ingredient and normally blocks pores which may lead to breakouts.

Pros of Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser:-

  1. Mild pleasant scent
  2. Gently cleanses surface impurities like dirt and grime
  3. Hygienic packaging
  4. Affordable
  5. Easily Available

Cons of Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser:-

  1. Isnt great at removing makeup especially water-proof makeup
  2. Requires generous amount for effective cleansing
  3. Leaves an oily layer on skin
  4. Contains Mineral Oil as the 2nd top most ingredient
  5. Contains Parabens

Recommendation:- I bought this Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser to relive the old charm of Lakme fragrance. It smelt the same way but I detest it now and was quite disappointed to see how ineffective it is at removing makeup and doesn’t work at all on water-proof makeup. So my suggestion is to remove makeup first with a remover and then use this to get rid of any residue and follow with a foaming face wash. Looking at its ingredients only make the thing worse as Mineral Oil is listed at the 2nd most position.  Not Recommended!

I have recently got its Lakme Citrus Rain Fruit Blast Face wash (Review Here) which also failed to impress me.

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Rating:- 2/5

Have you tried Lakme Fundamentals Deep Pore Cleanser?

Where To Buy :- Medplusbeauty.com

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Anushree March 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I have used it before. Even I wasn’t impressed with it. It was like a lotion rather than a cleanser. Nice review Poonam :)

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poonam March 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Thanks Anu.. yup it was just a creamy lotionn.. :(
where have you been dear…long timme.. :)

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Anushree March 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Yeah I was busy with my exams, but finally they are over :) :)

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poonam March 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

hehe.. what a relieff… I used to feel so excited after exams.. :P
All the best for results.. till then enjoy your freedom from studiess.. :D :D

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Melissa March 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Haven’t tried a cleanser till date Poo…gud rev though.

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poonam March 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Thanks Melissa.. :D
if not cleanser that what you use for makeup removal?? I guess its gonna be oil.. am I right!! :P

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shilpi March 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM

this one took me down the memory lane…used it use it long long back…!

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poonam March 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Bought it just for Old time’s sake.. I used to lust for Lakme products.. and now they are last on my consideration list.. :P

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