Hi Lovelies, I have another product review for you.  A body lotion review. This year, at the moment, let me tell you something. I have tried, tested and dumped 4 lotions, give or take. Why? You may ask? This is because one of my skincare focus this year, is moisturizing! I will try to review each and every one of the lotions I have tried but it has not been a successful journey. At least not yet!!!

My main focus this year has been to moisturize and build my skin. I have very dry skin, especially my body and using bar soaps, as I always do, has not helped. Another reason why I have gone through quite a bit of body lotion is that Lotions make me sweat!!! It’s hard to find lotions when one of the issues is sweating. Oils do not provide the moisture I need without feeling thick/heavy on my skin and some lotions are too light that they leave my skin looking as dry and scaly as it looked before application.

Product Details: Rich and Pure Double Active Clarifying lotion is a product of NP Gandour. It comes in a 250ml bottle. The product has its bar soap, lotion and serum in a set.

rich and pure set

Rich and Pure Set

Price: 2,000 – 3,000 naira

Ingredients: My Apologies!! I could not get the ingredients list because I had thrown out the carton before this review. But there are three notable ingredients: Ginseng, Hydroquinone 2% and Red Pepper. 

My Experience: The lotion is light pink in colour, and comes in a 250ml bottle. The pack is red in colour as displayed in the picture above.
I absolutely loved this lotion. To be really honest. It is mild, lightweight and moisturizing, I used the lotion for almost 1 month. It moisturized my skin and did every other thing. The main issues I had were sweating (again) and the hydroquinone content.

To be fair, the hydroquinone content of this one did not bother me as much as the sweating did. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was not. I think I may give it another try during the harmattan season when it is not as hot as it is right now.


  • Lightweight and moisturizing.
  • Smells really nice and for a lotion that contains ginseng! I love the smell
  • Very very affordable
  • Evened out my skin tone.
  • Can be used for both the face and body.
  • Another wonderful thing is this lotion can be used by any skin tone.


  • Still made me sweat quite a bit.

Rating: 4/5

Does Rich and Pure Lotion Contain Hydroquinone?
  • Yes, Rich & Pure Lotion Contains Hydroquinone. I don’t know why a lot of people are hiding this fact or pretending like it doesn’t have hydroquinone when it does!. When you buy and read the ingredient list, you will find that rich and pure lotion contains hydroquinone at 2%. Do not be deceived, it’s your choice to make if you want to use it or not.
What are the side effects of Rich and Pure Lotion? 
  • There are no known side effects of Rich and Pure lotion to my knowledge. It does not contain any ingredient that should cause issues to the skin.

My main issue with hydroquinone is the fact that I do not like to use products that contain hydroquinone for a long time. I do not want to put my skin at risk and I personally feel like my skin does not work well with hydroquinone. This is strictly my opinion.

If your skin works well with hydroquinone or you do not have an issue with hydroquinone either then this will be an absolutely wonderful lotion for you. To brighten, even out and moisturize your skin. I cannot gas this lotion up as much as it deserves. It is an overlooked and underrated lotion.

It can be used by anyone of any skin tone. Light or dark or caramel, you will absolutely love the lotion. I cannot say enough good things about this lotion. I am very much impressed.

Also, if you have normal/tough skin, then give this a try. I cannot say for any other thin in this set besides the lotion. I never used the soap or serum from the set.

Until my next post! Kisses!


Bukirwa irene · August 29, 2022 at 10:45 pm

I want to look good

Akinkunmi ibipeju · September 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm

I just bought the cream,but I can’t find hydroquinone among the ingredients because I took my time to read it,its not that I have any problem with the content of the ingredients its just that it was not included in the ingredients, I hope its works for me coz this is my first time of buying it

    Half Price Beau · September 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Akinkunmi,

    I hope it works for you too, even though, in my own opinion, it is a lovely lotion. You can also check the ingredient list on the body of the bottle. It has it as hydroxyphenol or hydroquinone <2%. I think I would buy it again, just so I can update the ingredient list.

Tella temitope Florence · September 26, 2022 at 11:43 am

I just buy mine hope it work,but the price above is different I buy both the cream and oil #4000

    Half Price Beau · September 26, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Tella,

    I hope it works for you. I guess the price has changed and prices usually very based on a lot of things.

Solaja ayodeji · September 26, 2022 at 3:31 pm

I just bought mine and it was sold for 3000 and the soap is 1000 naira.. i hope that’s the normal price

    Half Price Beau · September 27, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Hi Solaja,

    I think that is an okay price. My beauty store doesn’t even have this lotion any more and I know when it comes, it’ll come with a different price from before.

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