Monday, July 27, 2009

Product Review: QV Skin Lotion

At a Glance:
Price: RM28.90 (approx. US$8)
Weight: 250ml
Made in: Australia
Likes: Non-sticky, soothing, skin-friendly formula!
Gripes: Not really a gripe since there's the cream version, but it could be a little more moisturizing
Repurchase: Yes
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Me Likey! :)

Preservatives (% w/w): Methyl hydroxybenozate 0.2, Propyl hydroxybenzoate 0.1, Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 0.1. Soft white paraffin 5.0. Also contains: Purified Water, Glycerin C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Cereth 20, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer and Triethanolamine.

Product Description:

QV Skin Lotion repairs and soothes dry skin. With a light, smooth formulation that’s easy to apply to all parts of the body, it’s perfect for use after bathing or showering.
  • Recommended for moisturising dry skin.
  • Seals in the skin’s own natural moisture by acting as a protective barrier.
  • pH balanced, low-irritant formulation, free from fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol.
  • For the treatment of dry and scaly skin, winter itch, ichthyosis, xerosis, dermatitis and other dry dermatological conditions.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Suitable for infants and the elderly.

Actual Product Pic:

Texture & Scent:

This lotion is really runny, so be careful when you pour it out from the bottle! This is supposed to be fragrance free, but it has a very light scent! :)


The bottle i have is the 250ml one which comes with a flip top cap. There's also the 500ml and 1000ml pump bottle ones available!

The flip top cap:

I wish they would make the hole smaller, since this lotion is so runny!! :P

The one i have is the old packaging! They've changed their packaging to this since:

But don't worry, the ingredients are still the same! :)

Time Test:
This lotion sinks into your skin immediately, which is great! My skin feels moisturized for up to 4-5 hours before i feel the need to reapply.

Price & Availability:
This lotion is priced at RM28.90 (i don't know if they're raised the price or not since i bought this almost a year ago), and should be available at most pharmacies and some Watsons outlets! :)

I use this as a day moisturizer as it doesn't leave behind a sticky feeling! :)

My $0.02:

This is actually "prescribed" to my husband during his visit to a dermatologist for an allergy bout where his skin was itchy and peeling! I stole some of this to use, and i actually loved it!!

First up, it's really light and it doesn't leave a sticky feeling behind, which is great for our humid Malaysian weather (sticky lotions + humid weather = DISGUSTING!!! lol!)! It does a decent job at moisturizing the skin, and i love that the formulation is actually very skin friendly (good enough for Ezcema sufferers / Babies / the elderly!)! :)

This is also great for soothing itchy skin due to dryness!! I'm almost always in an air-conditioned room 24/7 so the dry skin on my legs can end up pretty scaly and itchy sometimes (especially after baths - doesn't help that i LOVE bathing in rather hot water! :P)! The relief i get from this lotion is instantaneous, and with constant use, my skin is smooth and moisturized again!! :)

So, the conclusion is, i will definitely repurchase this lotion once in a while, especially when i'm sick of all those heavily scented ones! :D

Credits: Product photos from and


  1. i got the sample version of this which i keep in my handbag. comes in really handy for me ^^

  2. icic!! Yeah this one is definitely useful on the go too when your skin's feeling dry!! :D

  3. I bring a big bottle of this back from Australia every year for my father. Dad suffers from ezcema (poor man) so the skin cream really helps.

    I am using the Ego body wash at the mo. Not too harsh on my skin and doesn't break me out too badly into rashes.

  4. Poor dad!! But i'm sure he feels alot better knowing that his girl thinks of him even when she's a continent away from home! :D

    icic... i think most Ego products are great!! My younger brother uses the Pinetarsol to curb the itchiness from his eczema too!

  5. i agree that QV is a good lotion.
    hehe my aunt recommended it too :)
    im using rosken thou for now
    cause its cheaper

  6. Eh what a coincidence!! I'm using Rosken now too!! hehehe!! :D

  7. Thanks for the review! I never thought there will be a light enough lotion for our weather!

  8. Cath: you must give this one a try then!! I think you'll like it! :D

  9. This is good stuff. I have the cream version and I use it as a hand cream in my purse. Once I run out of my Cetaphil lotion and cream, I'm getting this one. I like using unscented body moisturisers during the day. This way, I can use perfume without having to worry about clashing scents :)

  10. Tine: icic!! Yeah unscented lotions are great if you wear perfumes! :D

    I'm loving the cream version of this one too! :D


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