Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Biotique Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion

Hello Friends!

I have lots of Biotique products with me from which I am reviewing Bio Berberry refreshing cleansing lotion today. Please read on to know more.

Price: Rs 149 for 120 ml.

What the Company Says:
Berberry is an ancient and honored herb with a history of healing and purifying properties. This refreshing, non-foaming lotion is blended with berberry, red sandalwood, fenugreek, lodhra bark and almond oil to dissolve makeup and grime. Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Direction for use:
Apply generously to face and neck, then massage in gently with fingertips, morning and evening. Remove with damp cotton pads or washcloth.

This is not a Cosmetic Product. It has Therapeutic Properties.

  • Daru Haldi (Berberis aristata) 2.75%
  • Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) 1.8%
  • Rakt Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus ) 0.4%
  • Methi Trigonella foenum gracecum 1.9%
  • Badam Tail (Prunus amygdalus) 2.0%
  • Lotion Base Q.S
Organically Pure & Preservative Free. Dermatologist Tested for Safety. Non Acnegenic. No Animal Testing.

My Take on Bio Berry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion:
Last year on purchase of products worth Rs 1000 above from Big Bazaar, Sealdah, Kolkata, I had received several Biotique products as gifts. One of them was the 30 ml small cute bottle of Berberry cleansing lotion. Much description was not given. So after coming back, I thought it’s a normal cleanser and used it like that, but it was entirely different. It was not a foaming cleanser rather like cleansing milk which would help in removing dirt, grime and makeup. The first thing that caught my attention was its fragrance, it has very strong herbal fragrance like that of tree bark and roots which I quite liked but many would not be able to bear it. This is lotion based, neither thick like other Biotique creams nor very runny consistency, well something in between that. I use it like a massaging lotion, dab it on my face and massage for two minutes every alternate days. This product makes my skin very very soft and so smooth. I used it to remove my makeup and I saw it removes most of the makeup nicely with one to two swipes. One thing I would love to tell that whenever directly I use it as makeup remover its kind of strong and I feel tingling sensation so people with sensitive skin wont like it at all. So what I do is I dilute this lotion and then use. Overall I loved this product as a massaging lotion and also as a makeup remover. Another thing I want to say, be careful while removing eye makeup, when it gets into eyes it really irritates my eyes. So I always dilute it and then use it to remove my eye makeup

Pros of Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion:
-Contains herbal ingredients such as Daruhaldi, lodhra, rakt chandan, methi and badam tail.
-Its price is quite reasonable for Rs 149 for 120 ml.
-Available in 30 ml and 1100 ml.
-It makes my skin very soft, supple and smooth.
-It removes makeup quite effectively.
-Never broke me out.
-It doesn’t make my skin greasy.
-It kind of hydrates my skin too like a moisturizer.
-Contains no harmful chemicals.
-Available at all cosmetic shops stocking Biotique products.
-These days this can also be bought through online shopping.
-Preservative free with a shelf life of 3 years.

Cons of Bio Berberry Refreshing Cleansing Lotion:
-The fragrance could be strong for some people. I liked it though.
-I feel tingling sensation whenever I use it undiluted.
-It irritates whenever it gets into my eyes.
-Again the same thing I am mentioning that they claim 3 years shelf life for this product which is entirely organic and preservative free.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Will I repurchase? Yes, I will definitely purchase it in future.

My Recommendation- Do try this cleanser if you like herbal products and you do not mind strong herbal fragrance. This is really effective but people with sensitive skin do a patch test on your skin before purchasing it. I recommend everybody to dilute it and then use this.


  1. good review............... tell me 1 thing what is ur name? Taps or Manya.

  2. my name is tapaswini, my friends call me taps and my nick name is manya!! he he he ! :) thnx a lot!

  3. I have used this and one of my favoriye makeup remover...

  4. tapaswini............ are you a bengalee like me????

  5. As usual-a useful review Taps :) :) :) I am on the look out for good cleansers-esp which remove eye makeup completely-but the itch thing of this product sounds scary -coz I inevitably put some cleanser onto my eyes while removing mascara :( :( :(

  6. @ Shrilata Yaa even I like this a lot!

  7. @Ani No ani am not bengali but I was there in kolkata so know bengali very well :) Nice to meet u !

  8. @Golden Anu this is really a nice make up remover, but I would suggest You lotus herbals lemon pure make remover, thtts the best i have used till date, i can review that for you with pics ! :)

  9. Glad you loved it.
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  10. @ Mitr, thanks a lot for telling me !