Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has always been a brand that has sold products that it claimed are made of all natural ingredients. Whether it is its toothpaste, or its face cream, Patanjali products are known for their ayurvedic ingredients and natural way of working.
In India, as long as people feel the need to be fair, one thing will always stay in business, and that is fairness creams. In today’s post, I will be reviewing the Patanjali Swarn Kanti fairness cream.
This product retails for INR 400 for 15 grams, which in terms of a Patanjali product, is way high.
It comes in a plastic tub with a golden coloured body and golden coloured screw on cap. Since you only get 15 grams of product, the size of the tub is small, so you can deem it as travel friendly. Also, when you compare this product’s packaging with other Patanjali products, it has a much superior packaging style.
Since it claims to be an all-natural fairness cream, its ingredients consist of things that you and I couldn’t possibly pronounce correctly. Here is the list of the ingredients that are mentioned in the package of this cream.
- Aloe barbadensis
- Triticum sativum
- Simmondsia chinensis
- Buchnania latifoila
- Curcuma longa
- Musa sapientum
- Rheum emodi
- Glycyrrhiza glabra
- Rubia cordifolia
Colour and Consistency
It is a white coloured cream that has a thick consistency and has a very ayurvedic smell to it.
What it Claims
The Patanjali Swarn Kanti fairness cream claims to give you visibly fairer skin and an even toned complexion. Its advanced blend of purified gold particles and fruit extracts, and vitamins will give your skin a glowing texture and feel.
It also claims to reduce blemishes and dark spots, and can be used as a normal moisturiser.
How It Performed
Starting off with my first impression, the cream has a thick consistency which is difficult to blend into the skin and takes quite a bit of time to fully absorb. It has an oily texture to it, so if you are someone with oily skin or even combo skin, you may not like this product. Due to its herbal formulation it has an ayurvedic medicine like smell to it, which was a little off putting for me, and the fact that the smell lingered even after application, was a big con for me.
The cream has gold flecks in it, but it also has turmeric, due to which it leaves a yellowy look on your face after application. Also, due to its greasy texture it does give a shinny finish to your face, which on certain high points of your face (like the cheekbones) can look flattering, but on the rest of your face can make you look sweated out.
Like I mentioned before, this cream has a thick consistency so if you plan on wearing makeup on top of it, then I would say that you don’t, because your makeup will just move around and not blend properly.
As a standalone cream, this product does a decent enough job, but if you are planning on using this then I would recommend that you use it at night as a night cream so that the product has ample amount of time to sink into your skin and thereby get an opportunity to do what it claims.
During the day time, this cream is just too heavy. Even if you have dry skin, it will feel heavy and cause you to sweat out profusely.
Coming to how much of its claims were fulfilled, I used this cream for over a month and was not surprised when nothing happened. If you look back at all the things this cream claimed to do, only one thing was probably fulfilled and that was that my skin was nicely moisturised and it did not feel dry. None of my spots and marks got lighter and neither did my skin tone.
Pros and Cons
- Nice packaging
- Deeply moisturises your skin
- All natural ingredients
- Does not lighten the skin tone
- Does not reduce blemishes
- Takes a lot of time to blend and absorb into the skin
This product by Patanjali was a major disappointment. None of its claims were fulfilled by it and therefore I can only give it a 1 out of 5.