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12/12/12

Lakmé Perfect Radiance 4 Week Intense Whitening Capsules Treatment Review

Here's a "Personality Test" I made up while writing this review:
Look at the capsules in the pic above. What else do you think they look like?
A. You think they look like bowling pins.
B. You think they look like dead bodies.
C. You think they look like hibernating robots.
D. All of the above. 
***Pick only one. Results at the end of this post.
I have used up all the Lakmé Perfect Radiance 4 Week Intense Whitening Capsules Treatment a few weeks ago. Well, I kept one for security.... but that is gone too, coz I had to use it to make sure what the serum inside smells like. I'm that forgetful.
Claims: A power dose of skin lightening vitamins and anti-oxidants that work in synergy to enhance your skin's natural radiance. Each capsule contains a luxurious, lightweight serum that effortlessly seeps into your skin, leaving it perfectly radiant. Pure Vitamin C encapsulated in Microsponge helps in continuously releasing potent skin lightening vitamins into your skin's epidermal cells.
There are 28 capsules. Use 1 capsule a day for 4 weeks. 
I used these mostly with my night time regimen. I used scissors to snip the tip off, coz I ended up pinching too much & squirting out the serum on the floor or on my clothes when I try to twist it off with fingers. In the pic above: that's all the serum from one capsule - from the head as well. The amount is enough for face & neck.

 The Good:
  • They make my skin look radiant. I mean, really radiant. After I've used one capsule before bedtime, I always thought it's a shame I'd be smothering all that radiance with a quilt.
  • Skin feels & look very smooth. Big pores look almost nonexistent. 
  • Although they contain Dimethicone (silicone), they did not cause any pimples.
  • The serum makes my face look matte, as if powdered, but without the powdery look.
  • They're fragrance-free. 
  • The serum is great for oily skin because it is lightweight, blends effortlessly into the skin, and leaves no residue on the surface. It feels like I have nothing on.
  • They did help clear up fresh pimple scars faster. 
  • Pure Vitamin C! You need it if you have pigmentation-prone skin like mine. I don't drink orange juice, so I really appreciate it in cosmetics.
  • Packaging is nice. A little too big & bulky for only 28 capsules, but I guess it suits the price tag.

The Bad:
  • The capsules did not lighten stubborn dark spots at all.
  • The serum might be too drying for very dry flaky skin. It's not moisturizing enough especially for night time, so I have to slap on (literally) another moisturizer on top of it when my skin feels too taut.
  • Pricey. 45 rupees per capsule. 45 rupees for approximately half a teaspoon of yellow facial serum. Why no 40-50 capsules instead?
Ingredients

I enjoyed using these capsules, and I would gladly use another pot. Important thing is, they did exactly what they claimed- no more, no less.
Are They For You? If you're looking for a miracle treatment that will banish your dark spots & pigmentation, they will disappoint you. If you're looking for something to brighten up dull complexion, one capsule will make your skin look like you've been eating only green & leafy salads..... with dressing  pearls on the side.

Price ~ Rs.1250 for 28 capsules.
My Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4/5


Okay, Personality Test Results:
  • You picked A: You are normal. A little too normal.
  • You picked B: You are not normal....and you're probably hooked to Dexter & before that, Saw.
  • You picked C: You are a little bit eccentric. You also thought that container could be a spaceship, didn't you?
  • You picked D: You think way too much. Weirdo.

So, which one did you pick? I really want to know. Don't worry, I usually get along with all 4 types  ;)

♥ Cynthia Z *.*
Disclosure: Product is a Press Sample sent for consideration. Review is based on my own experience & all opinions are my own, as always.

26 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Your test was so funny.

    Because of my acne prone skin, I'm a little hesitant to use it. But it sounds like a lovely product! Wish it was for acne prone skin though.

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  2. TEST was really funny....cz i regularly follow ur posts n find thm very useful...wud like to know of an under eye cream that will help reduce darkness n fine lines..i m 31 yrs old n fine lines hv started to show up below my eyes..currently using pond gold radiance night cream n dabur uveda day cream...

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  3. LOL! Turns out I'm a little too normal. Although I did love the Saw series and Dexter too :D
    I was choosing between this one and the L'oreal youth code serum. L'oreal won coz I'm too messy with these bulb thingys.

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    1. Hehe! I have never checked out Loreal Youth Code...might have to

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  4. :D I picked A, later I was like if not A, it should be D. Lol. :P Nice review, but I don't consider suck capsule stuff thingy, too much efforts to put in and Too lazy to do that. :D

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  5. If not for the price factor would have definitely tried it. I love the way you review stuff, it's so interesting to read you always :)

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    1. Happy to hear that...Thank you! :)

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  6. I enjoyed your personality test, I picked A :)

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  8. Great review, would love to try Lakme products but we don't have them in the UK :( Xx

    http://al-shamamakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I have used pure vitamin c capsules too, they have a very fancy packaging of CD shaped container/palette and they are even more pricey than these ones. But sadly they didn't do anything for me, just made my skin look flaky and dehydrated. I am having combination skin and at that time I was having acne too and those capsules didn't work at all. Though these ones worked for you, but I think that happened because you didn't really had any big skin concern at the moment.

    BTW I picked A, so I am just the usual boring types.. :(

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    1. LOL Shruti...normal is not boring! :). I have a lot of small dark spots on my face..but my skin is normal/oily atm so these didn't dry it up so much

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  10. im normal ahhhhhhh :(

    well can i know if this has parabens? :)

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    1. Not sure...but Parabens not there in the ingredients list (refer to pic above)

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  11. Lol ! I had picked A. I had used similar capsules from oriflame. I think they are OK but not worth the price.

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  12. Turns out I'm a weirdo. I also thought these looked like clubs, mics, soda bottles, chicken legs. Btw I'm hooked to Dexter.
    I wouldn't mind using them if not for the price.

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    1. Hahaha...ohhh chicken legs! How did I not think of them??!! Maybe coz I stopped eating them :D

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  13. It is a bit expensive.. And i thought the capsules look like chicken legs..

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  14. OMG I Thought you swallow them...

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    1. Hahaha...you know, u made me realize a lot of people would think that :D

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  15. This sounds better than the TBS Vit C Facial Radiance capsules that I've been using for about a week now...I should have got this instead and saved money to buy probably a MAC eyeshadow :(

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  16. Thank You for review, Good explanation for future use

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  17. I am 18th year . Can I use this capsules?

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