Sunday, 24 February 2013

Biotique Hand Cream Review

Hey everyone!
Today I will be reviewing Biotique's Nyctanthes hand cream. I initially planned on buying L'Occitane's hand cream but I'd never tried this brand before so decided to give it a try. Here's how I liked it.
Price: Rs.180 for 50 gm.

The bottle is a long green one. Not at all attractive. Bleh! Nyctanthes is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiacal Indian tree with flowers that awaken body and senses.

There is no pump or anything which makes it pretty unhygienic. It's best to use a spoon or flat stick to take the cream out as you can take out just how much you need. The lid closes tight so it is travel friendly, even though the packaging is pretty big.
The cream is a light pink coloured one and is appealing to the eyes. The cream is pretty thick and takes some effort to scoop out the adequate quantity. The fragrance is a huge turn off for me. It smells very medicinal and it's pretty strong. Those with sensitive noses should definitely stay away from it!

Once the cream is applied, it takes about 5 minutes for the cream to completely absorb into the skin. Even after absorbed, it leaves a layer of cream on my hands and it feels really greasy and sticky! So I decided to use this as a night cream as it gets really hard to do anything with greasy sticky hands. Applying it at night is even worse as I do not even feel like rubbing my hands together or touching my phone as it leaves half the cream on my phone once I touch it! The cream does make my hands veryyyy slightly softer but nothing miraculous. I could achieve that softness with a regular moisturizer as well. It is not worth going through that much torture to soften my hands.

- Moisturizes

- Makes my hands greasy and sticky
- Does not absorb quick enough
- The smell is a huge turn off

Yay or nay to recommend?
Nay nay nay. Does not work for me at all. 'Nuff said.

Overall rating:


  1. Aww thats bad it doesnot turn out well.:(
    But Nice review Neha.:)

  2. tats y I never use hand creams :P I hate wen my fone gets creamy and dirty. Thanks for d tip wouldn't get tis :)

    1. Welcome :)
      Lucky you then, you don't need to use one.. I have incredibly dry flaky hands in need of some serious attention so picked it up :(

  3. shit man..i love biotique products but this one sounds like a dud

    1. This is my first Biotique product and I'm dreading buying anything else from them after this :(

  4. Such a bad cream....I'll stay away from this!


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