Biotique is one brand which I have been using since my teens. I have always had one or two products in my kit from the brand. Biotique is one brand which has constantly evolved itself yet stuck to its Ayurvedic roots. So this time I have tried three products in my kit for my summer skincare regime. I am sharing my thoughts on the same: Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion, Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash, Biotique Bio Papaya Exfoliating Face Wash. This is my Summer Skin Care with Biotique.

Summer Skin Care Regime with Biotique

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash:

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash is thin face wash on honey color. I like the fragrance which is mild and soothing. I prefer using this in the daytime as my skin needs a boost of hydration. I just require a small amount for my face and neck. It lathers pretty well and cleanses the skin well. It doesn’t leave behind any residue and doesn’t make the skin dry or stretchy after the wash. I have even tried removing makeup with it and it works pretty well. It is excellent face wash and I highly recommend it for people with dry or normal skin. The only drawback I feel is that the company claims that it lighten skin complexion which I find to be totally unnecessary. Another con if I could point out is the packaging. I would prefer a pump style dispenser with this runny liquid face washes as tube packaging dispenses a lot more product than required.  So either they should make the product to be more viscous ( it’s called a gel face wash but it’s very fluid) or change the packaging to be a pump dispenser.

Price: Rs 179 for 150ml

Biotique Bio Papaya Exfoliating Face Wash:

Biotique Bio Papaya Exfoliating Face Wash is one of my all time favorites. This product makes rounds in my regime every year. It is light green colored face wash with exfoliating granules. It has a very delicate fruity fragrance which I love. I prefer using this face wash before bedtime when it’s time to take off all the makeup and get rid off all the sweat, dirt and grime. Bio Papaya deeply cleanses the skin with its exfoliating granules which are densely packed. It’s not a scrub so I won’t expect it to scrub the dead skin but it does an excellent job of cleansing the skin. It takes out every bit dirt and makeup without drying the skin. With constant use, it keeps whiteheads and blackheads under check. It has a very mild exfoliating effect but I like it as I don’t like scrubbing every day. Again it never leaves any residue behind and or makes skin dry or stretchy. This face wash will work better for the dry and normal skin.

Price: 150 ml for 150 ml

Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion:

Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion is a light lotion (compared to SPF 50 counterparts) which is light skin colored and has a mild sandalwood fragrance. I have been using this lotion for a while now. I like it as it’s not very viscous or tacky and blends easily into the skin. It doesn’t leave behind any white cast. I usually use it just after my morning bath and it works as a moisturizer as well. This product is a good product for winters! but in summers it makes me sweat. I have stopped using it on my face as it definitely makes me feel sticky in hot summer sun. If I am sitting at home in air conditioning then it will work well but If I step out in sun it does make me sweat. I noticed that it has three Oils in its ingredient list which might be the culprit. I prefer using this lotion on my arms tough and it works excellent there. It has broad spectrum UVA/ UVB sun protection and is water resistant. It didn’t let my arms get tanned and served as an excellent moisturizer. I don’t swim so I can’t really comment on its “very water resistant” status. But overall I quite like the sunscreen but would prefer wearing it on my arms in summers and in winters. Given that the stickiness it imparts in sun I never tried wearing it under makeup. This sunscreen will not work for oily skin type.

Price: Rs 350 for 120 ml

Overall Thoughts:

Biotique is a very well known ayurvedic brand whose products have therapeutic properties. The products are preservative free. These are dermatologist tested and are against animal testing. I love brands with good values. It creates a trust factor. As far as the products are concerned I am really enjoying them and I would recommend them. The only con I feel these have is the addition of “skin-lightening properties” as their claims. And there is no complete ingredient list.