Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer: Review with Ingredient Analysis
Skin Type: All Skin Types
It’s been quite a long time that I have stopped using commercial products from the house of commercially popular brands.
I usually avoid chemical-laden personal care products. Chemical-free moisturizer is what my skin loves the most. But, my blogger intuition always asks me to try out interesting products including the popular ones.
Undoubtedly, Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer is one of the top-selling products from the house of Lakme. I have seen my aunt rubbing this moisturizer throughout the year; any season whatsoever.
Affordable price tag and the brand value of Lakme are what compel people to try out this product. But, is there anything else? Is the product effective? Does it contain safe ingredients? Let’s check out a detailed review of Peach Milk Moisturizer.
Basic Details about Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer
Price: INR 110/199/325 for 60ml/120ml/200ml
Shelf Life: 2 years
Buy From: Amazon
What Does the Brand Claim about Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser?
Do you want a blush-like glow throughout the day? Give your skin the touch of Peach Milk moisturizer. Experience the most exotic fruity touch of Peach. Let your skin feel happy forever.
Ingredient Analysis of Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer
This moisturiser consists of all sorts of chemical components that you would find in any random personal care products.
Interestingly, the science behind formulating a product is similar to the science of cooking. Using 5 ingredients in different order and concentration can create 5 or more different products. So, similar things have been done by Lakme as well.
All the well-known ingredients are used here to create a different product altogether. But, do you know about all the components? Well! That’s why I am here. Let’s try to know everything about the ingredients of Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer.
By the way, the list is really long. So, stay tight with a coffee mug.
The base of any liquid-based product like shampoo/moisturizer/etc.
2. Pareffinum Liquidum
It is also popular with the name of Mineral Oil. This age-old component works both as a scent agent and also as a skin conditioning agent.
3. Propylene Glycol
Just like the previous one, this organic alcohol functions the same way. It works as a fragrance ingredient and also as a skin conditioning agent or humectant.
Propylene Glycol is often associated with skin irritations. Thus, many brands have stopped putting it in their formulations. According to EWG, the permissible concentration must be less than 2% in cosmetics.
4. Glyceryl Stearate
This is actually a lipid that functions primarily as an emulsifier.
5. Cetyl Palmitate
Guess what! This component has the same functionality as the previous one. Cetyl Palmitate works as a skin conditioning agent and also as a scent agent.
6. Octyl Hydroxystearate
This component is actually the synonym of Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate. It functions as a skin conditioning agent and also as an emollient.
7. Cetyl Alcohol
Safe organic alcohol that possesses multi-functionalities. Primarily this ingredient works as an emulsion stabilizer, fragrance agent, and as a viscosity controller.
This is a moderately safe skin and hair conditioning agent.
Well! This is one such ingredient that never says anything clearly. Honestly, I don’t find any point in adding this component to cosmetics.
This hydrocarbon is actually a safe component. It functions basically as a skin conditioning agent and also as an emollient.
11. Potassium Lactate
Guess what! Apart from functioning as a skin conditioning agent or humectant, this moderately component also functions as a buffering agent. A buffering agent actually helps to stabilize the pH of a cosmetic.
A safe & natural humectant that retains moisture.
13. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
As the name suggests, it is derived from Castor Oil. It functions both as a surfactant and also as an emulsifier.
This component actually works in pair with the PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil. Trideceth-9 helps to solubilize the PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.
15. Pentylene Glycol
Guess what! We have not covered even half of the ingredients.
So, this safe component works both as an antimicrobial agent and also as an emollient.
16. Nonfat Dry Milk (Sine Adipe Lac)
Yes! We all know that dry milk is loaded with Lactic Acid that helps to smooth out skin texture.
17. Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil
The hydrating power of this oil without making skin sticky or oily is amazing. And, as the name suggests, this whole range is all about Peach extract and Milk.
18. Disodium Laureth Sulphosuccinate
Of course, it has similarity with SLS in terms of functionality. Just like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, it also functions as a surfactant agent. The only major difference is Disodium Laureth Sulphosuccinate is safe.
This is indeed one of the most popular Silicone components that basically functions as a skin conditioning agent.
20. Sodium Hydroxide
A highly caustic agent that works as a buffering agent or a pH adjuster.
A safe ingredient that helps to increase the viscosity of a product.
22. Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Just like the previous one, this polymer also works as a viscosity controller.
23. Lactic Acid
LActic Acid is nothing but AHA that is produced naturally by the bacterial fermentation. It works as a humectant and also as a fragrance agent. In a broad perspective, this component has many other functionalities.
24. Tocopheryl Acetate
A moderately safe ingredient that functions as a skin conditioning agent and also as an antioxidant.
25. Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
Octinoxate is another name of this component. This is widely found in sunscreens. UV protection is the primary function of this.
As per FDA regulation, the concentration of this component should never be more than 7.5% in a formulation. As a whole, it is not a safe component to use in personal care products.
26. Disodium EDTA
It works as a chelating agent that basically helps to reduce the reactivity of heavy metals present in a formula.
It is actually a form of Vitamin B5 that is excellent as a moisturizer and lubricating component.
28. Sodium PCA
This component is basically a natural derivative of Amino Acid Proline; works primarily as a skin conditioning agent.
29. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Guess what! This is basically a salt of Vitamin C which works as an antioxidant.
It is related to Vitamin E that functions both as a scent agent and also as a skin conditioning agent.
A widely used preservative that is moderately safe.
32. Methyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben
As you can see, all are just different forms of Paraben. And, the basic function is just the same i.e. working as a preservative. It is a commercial product, so the presence of Paraben cannot be questioned.
33. Butylphenyl Methylpropional
This is another widely used ingredient in personal care products. It works as a fragrance agent.
A terpene that works as a scent agent.
35. Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
A group of scent producing ingredient that is moderately safe.
Citronellol is a naturally occurring scent component that is extracted from Rose, Geranium, and Lemongrass. And, you have guessed it right that it functions as a fragrance component.
37. CI 17200
A cosmetic colourant that is also known as Acid Red 33. And, of course! It is responsible for the pinkish colour of the moisturizer.
Phew! This is probably one of the longest ingredient analysis ever on Cosmetics Arena. So, as you can see, most of the ingredients are safe or moderately safe.
Honestly, I didn’t expect that majority of the ingredients would be safe. I must say that the brand has done a pretty good job. The good point is that there are a number of skin-conditioning agents and emollients that are essential in a moisturiser.
But, an ample amount of fragrance agents are there too which are not safe.
And, last but not least is the presence of all sorts of Paraben. Well! Let’s not go there at the safety ratings of Paraben. But, at the point in time when brands are coming with an alternative to Paraben, Lakme should come up with something similar too. Overall, I would like to rate Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer 4 out of 5 for such a balanced formula in spite of being a commercial brand.
Packaging, Texture, Colour, and Aroma
The entire Peach Milk range comes in similar packaging. The plastic quality is indeed good; also, the label looks pretty average.
I found the flip flop cap practical as it dispenses the right amount of product every time. But altogether, boring packaging.
The texture is between thick and runny. It is just the right type of texture for any moisturiser.
The pinkish colour looks pretty smooth and gives the product more than a commercial vibe.
What I did not like is the aroma. It is quite strong and seems synthetic to its core. Well! The aroma is something that feels quite personal for any product. So, this particular strong aroma might feel exclusive to me.
As I said that I have seen people using it as a staple moisturizer throughout the year. And, they simply adore the aroma.
My Experience with Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser
So, in the past few weeks, I have given this product multiple tries. It is indeed light enough to use as a day cream all round the year.
The texture is smooth enough to couple with my staple sunscreen. In fact, you can also blend it with your regular foundation if you are keen on skipping your regular primer.
It gets blend so smoothly that after a few seconds you would not even feel anything. There is no stickiness or heaviness which is the biggest winning factor for any moisturizer.
Once applied, it stays there for three hours max. And after that, one needs to reapply. Honestly, I cannot complain anything about the staying power especially considering the affordable price tag.
Is Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer Safe for All Skin Types As the Brand Claims?
Well! As you have seen that Lakme Peach Moisturiser is loaded with tons of fragrance agents. And, I always ask people with acne-prone skin to stay away from fragrant products. Fragrance agents often trigger the cause of breakouts.
So, it would be safe to say that Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer is safe for people with Normal, Dry, and Combination skin types. But, people with oily and acne-prone skin might not get the nourishment they need from this product.
Now, let’s sum up all the plus and minus points.
Pros of Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer
- Extremely affordable
- Easy to handle packaging
- Contains the extract of peach and milk
- The ingredients are mostly safe
- Safe for Normal, Dry, and Combination skin types
- Gets absorbed quickly; feels light
- Hydrates skin for at most 3 hours
Cons of Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer
- Contains way too many fragrance ingredients
- People with oily and acne-prone skin might not find it suitable
- Contains Parabens
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