Monday, July 27, 2009

Product Review: QV Skin Lotion



At a Glance:
Price: RM28.90 (approx. US$8)
Website: Qvbody.com.au
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! :)


Ingredients:
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! :)

Packaging:


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! :)

Usage:
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 Egopharm.com.au and Healthchemist.co.nz.

10 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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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