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Clear plastic cap prevents dust accumulation
Doesn't suit all akin tones
Doesn't come with a sharpener
This eyebrow pencil is all that one needs to do the brows in a jiffy! It costs for around 500/- to 600/- Rs. for 3.2gm product. I buy it mostly from Amazon but it is also available on the NYX official website. It comes in a cardboard packaging with all the information and directions to use. Both the ends are provided with a clear plastic cap to keep the tips from catching any dust. This pencil is actually like a crayon lipstick. Both the tips are pretty tough and require a sharpener only once in a while. They have a waxy texture to keep the brows in place and glide smoothly over the brows and fill in efficiently. The brown shade is universal and suits almost all skin tones including Indian tones. (But not all) With minimal pressure it gives a light shade to the brows and with some heavy pressure, darker shade can be achieved. The other end has a pink toned highlighter. I use it under my brow arch and also on the inner corner of the eye, nose bridge and on the cheek bones. It gives a very subtle and yet flattering look to my overall face. If you're not much into brow makeup even then this pencil will be of your great help. I make the most of it by using it as an overall face highlighter, and the brown tip for my eyes. Use it as an eyeliner for a fine, smudge free liner or rub some on the eye lid for a smokey eye look. Experiment with this dual sided pencil and make the most of your bucks.
All natural ingredients
Cleanses and moisturizes
Sandalwood oil is known to have many medicinal and therapeutic properties. Hence in today's beauty industry, sandalwood oil is being used in many products. Mysore Sandal is an ancient Indian brand that uses 100% organic and natural ingredients, including pure essential oils. This Sandal Soap contains Vegetable oils, Glycerin and Pure Sandalwood oil that is distilled with skin care conditioners and moisturizers. Glycerin helps in locking the skin's moisture and keeps it hydrated. Sandalwood oil is an excellent source for glowing complexion. The soap comes in single bar packaging and also in a combo box of 3 bars. One can choose from the above two size options according to the budget. I use this as bath soap hence get the combo pack of 3(150gm each) which retails for 220/-INR but you can find it easily at local super markets at a much discounted price. Talking about the product, it is a very solid soap bar that lathers well. It has a very subtle sandalwood fragrance that lingers on for more than 4 hours after bath. It leaves my skin soft and also prevents blemishes upon regular use. I personally don't use it on my face as I'm not a fan of facial soaps. This soap is suitable for all skin types, but those who are intolerant to sandalwood oil (or Vicco Turmeric Cream), do a patch test before using it on entire face/body.
Lightens dark circles
Does not irritate the sensitive eye area
Hydrates and nourishes the under-eye area
Evens out skin tone
Little bit pricey
Has mineral oil & paraffin
This cream claims to clear darkcircles by 80% and reduce fine lines by 28% in just 4 weeks. Read on to know how it went for me. PACKAGING:- the packaging is nothing fancy. It comes in a plastic white tube with green screw on cap. The small nozzle squirts only a little amount whenever the tube is pressed. This ensures no product is wasted. The cream is light beige in color and has a thick creamy texture but doesn't feel heavy once it gets absorbed. It comes only in one size, 15ml tube for 165/- Rs. MY EXPERIENCE:- one might think that this eye cream is a herbal product by the brand, but its not 100% herbal as it also contains other ingredients like Mineral oil; Paraffin; Propylparaben; Methylparaben; and Alcohol. I used it regularly for 2 months on my dark circles and I could see a visible difference. They got a lot more lighter and my under eye area got very smooth. This tube contains a lot of product that is sufficient for at least 2 people to use regularly for 3 months. My cousin wears lenses and this cream suits her as well. It doesn't irritate her under eye area or cause any sort of redness or puffy eyes. OVERALL:- this eye cream is totally worth every penny if one is consistent in using it.
Soothing and calming
Relaxes tired eyes
Can be used hot and cold
Lasts for several uses until torn or leaked
Has velcro closure
One size fits all
The Body Shop Eye Mask is a gel-filled eye mask provided with a velcro closure at the back. The gel contains water, ethylene glycol, and hydroxyethylcellulose (which helps in retaining warmth or coolness) HOW TO USE:- This eye mask has a dual purpose. It can be cooled in the fridge and worn to shrink eye bags or to reduce puffy eyes. Or keep it in a hot water bowl for few minutes and strap the mask onto your eyes to aid relaxation after staring at a digital screen for long hours. FINAL VERDICT:- One eye mask costs around 500-650/- Rs. on various online websites and lasts for several uses until torn or leaked. It also comes in Aqua color from the same brand.And both masks fit perfectly well on all size heads. As far as the price is concerned, this eye mask is pretty expensive as compared to the one from the Faces brand that costs only 90-100/- Rs. and works just exactly the same.
Fights and prevents acne
Clears and lightens complexion
Comes off in one go
Might cause premature wrinkles if used frequently
Contains Alcohol & Permitted fragrance
If you've tried the original "Wash off" Neem face pack from Himalaya Herbals, then you can imagine how good this peel off mask would be too! It is formulated with the combination of same ingredients, Neem and Turmeric, except this one also contains Xanthum gum. PACKAGING:- it comes in a sturdy white plastic tube with green flip cap. It comes in two size options: 50gm for 70/- Rs. and 100gm for 130/- Rs. MY EXPERIENCE:- this face pack has a gummy,gel like texture and smells like Neem. It is easy to apply and dries out within 15 minutes after which you can peel it off in one go. My skin becomes tighter, even toned and glowy post application. I would not recommend this to use frequently, as peel off masks make the face saggy in the long run and cause premature wrinkles. Use this peel off mask only once a month and use the wash off Neem mask every week. This way you'll get all the benefits of this wonder product without any premature aging :)
Unclogs and minimizes pores
Product leaks even when the cap is shut
Himalaya Refreshing And Clarifying Toner comes in a translucent aqua blue, plastic bottle, fitted with a green flip cap. This toner is clear and has watery consistency. The fragrance is kinda floral and lemony. It comes in two size options, 100 ml for Rs. 80/- and other in 200ml bottle. QUALITY:- this toner has Lemon and Mint as its key ingredients. Lemon deeply purifies the skin, reduces dark spots and lightens skin tone. While Mint soothes and provides hydration to the skin. This product is not 100% herbal, as it contains few chemicals too but definitely it is alcohol free. MY EXPERIENCE:- post application, I felt it tightened my pores, didn't sting even though I've oily and sensitive skin. This toner is mild, has soothing fragrance, removes dirt that is not washed off even with a cleanser. OVERALL:- can be used on dry skin too as it is alcohol free. Some oily skin people might experience oily T-zone after few minutes. Though this didn't happen anytime with me, if it does in your case then skip this toner.
Doubles as leave-in-conditioner
Reduces hair fall
Improves hair texture
Suitable for all hair types
Along with other two products of Anti hair fall range, I bought this Himalaya Herbals Anti Hair Fall Cream. PACKAGING:- it comes in a tub packaging which is not the most hygienic. The white tub has a green screw on cap. It has 175ml product that retails for 100/-Rs. QUALITY:- the texture is very creamy and thick. This ensures that all the goodness of Eclipta (Bhrigraj); Licorice; Chickpea and Amla stays on hair for long time. The fragrance is sweet and pretty strong that fades away after an hour of application. MY EXPERIENCE:- I use this cream once every two weeks. I massage a scoop of this cream gently on scalp and leave it overnight. The next morning I wash off with my regular shampoo. It leaves my hair so much softer and lot more manageable!! One can definitely see visible results in reduced hair fall after using it at least 4times a month.
Suitable for all skin types
Light on budget
Doesn't irritate skin
Good option for sensitive & acne prone skin
Milky fragrance which not everybody will like
Doesn't lather much
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Cleansing Milk comes in a white plastic bottle with green flip cap. The pore provided on the cap dispenses small amount of product when intended to use. The 100ml bottle costs 80/- Rs. QUALITY:- it is formulated for all skin types. This cleansing milk has a runny consistency with creamy texture. The fragrance is more like herbal and milky. MY EXPERIENCE:- since I'm used to gel based cleansers, I didn't like the texture of this one as it doesn't lather much. It claims to remove light makeup which it does pretty well but not in removing eye makeup. I use it as a day time cleanser. It removes all the oily shine from my face, soothes skin and leaves it soft and health looking. FINAL WORD:- when nothing works for your ultra sensitive or acne and pimple prone skin, go buy this mild milk cleanser.
Paraben & Sulphate free
Induces more hair fall
Might infest hair with head lice
I've never been as much disappointed by any Himalaya Herbals product as this anti hair fall shampoo. It claims to reduce hair fall and provide nourishment to hair but in reality, it does neither of the two. It comes in two size variants, regular 100ml bottle & 200ml pump dispenser bottle. I got myself the 100ml one for 70/- Rs. PACKAGING:- the plastic white bottle has a green flip cap that fits securely. The shampoo is milky white and has runny consistency. It has mild floral fragrance. MY EXPERIENCE:- just in first two washes, it caused me more hair fall and literally infested my hair with head lice!! Moreover, it is not for dry hair, this shampoo makes it more frizzy instead. I've always been a fan of their products, but this shampoo didn't work for me and any of my family members. FINAL VERDICT:- doesn't stand upto its claims. I will never buy this variant from Himalaya Herbals neither recommend to any one.
Stimulates hair growth
Contains natural ingredients
Prevents fungal diseases
Greasy, hence need to be washed off the next day.
This oil proves to be really beneficial for those suffering from sever hair fall. PACKAGING:- the bottle is clear plastic with green flip cap. It comes in a simple, white cardboard box with pink accents. It retails Rs. 100 for 100 ml. QUALITY:- the oil claims to be non-sticky that can be applied daily, but it leaves my hair greasy every time hence I wash it out the next day. It is hypoallergenic and contains purely herbal ingredients like Amla, Neem, Methi etc. All these help in prevention of fungal scalp infections, nourish hair follicles, stimulate hair growth, prevent hair fall and thereby promote healthy hair. The oil has strong fenugreek (Methi) smell which everybody might not like it but overall this oil is very good. It does what it claims,though the results are slow. I will definitely repurchase this wonder oil!.
Makes skin soft
Doesn’t dry skin
Dry skin type
Himalaya Oil Clear Mud Face Pack is an ultimate boon for all kinds of skin concerns. The key ingredients of this pack are Fuller's earth (multani mitti); Walnut and Mineral clay. The hero of this product, Multani mitti lightens dark spots, unclogs pores and overall clears the skin tone. MY EXPERIENCE:- I've oily skin and whenever I get any breakouts or dullness, I apply a thick layer of this mud pack and wash off after when slightly damp. It instantly brightens up my face and removes all the excessive oil. The tube is very travel friendly. It retails for 135/- Rs. for 100gm product. The whole tube lasts for a good 6 months for me when used thrice a month. Though the product is specially formulated for combination to oily skin, those with normal skin type can also use it.
Suitable for daily use
Requires oil cleanser to remove
Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil is available in three shades : Dark Brown, Hazel, and Black Brown. The one I'm reviewing today, is in the shade 004 black brown. The pencil is wooden type, with a sturdy plastic cap provided with an eye brow brush. The quantity is 1.4 gms and it retails for 205/- INR. A single pencil lasts for a good 5 - 6 months upon daily usage and has a shelf life of 3 years. QUALITY:- the texture of this brow pencil is creamy but not too soft hence it doesn't easily break nor gets waste while sharpening. It is pigmented enough to fill the brows in even strokes and leaving you with natural looking brows. The brush provided on the cap has bristles, similar to synthetic makeup brushes. It helps in spreading the product evenly over your brows and also removes any excess. STAYING POWER:- it stays put on the brows for upto 6-7 hours and doesn't smudge. In winters it lasts much longer like 10 hours or so because the main base ingredients in this pencil are hydrogenated vegetable oil and synthetic beeswax that prevent it from smudging. Also, it doesn't easily remove with water, one gas to use a good oil cleanser or makeup remover to wipe the product off. This shade suits all Indian skin tones even the dusky beauties and guys. With just one pencil in your vanity you can do your brows in a jiffy and never feel the need of brow kits and palettes.
Contains aromatic oils
Extremely slow results
Strong smell, might irritate sensitive noses.
I was skeptical when I first got to know about this product. This oil claims to Reduces fat, leaving the skin firm and toned. It is a slimming solution for those who are not willing to be on crash diets or do heavy exercises. PACKAGING:- the product comes in a clear see through bottle with a red flip cap. The oil is runny and yellow coloured. It smells very much like Ayurvedic oils. The fragrance is very woody and aromatic PRICE:- it retails at 250/- Rs. for 200ml. MY EXPERIENCE:- this slimming oil is a blend of herbal ingredients. It contains Sesame oil ; Wheatgerm oil ; Rosemary ; Lemon peel ; Pomegranate oil etc. All these give a warm sensation when applied and provide relaxation. One has to massage the oil for 15-20 minutes on the concerned part that has flab- stomach, thighs biceps etc. And cover it with hot towel. Remove the towel after 10 mins and do this regularly for some weeks to see visible results. I didn't expect it to cut down my belly flab completely (neither it did) but just firm up my skin. After using it thrice a week for 3 months, I noticed my belly got much smoother and firm than before. Also, due to the herbs in it, my hair growth on that particular area got great reduced :) Every time I would use this oil, I not felt a lillte warm inside my stomach but also relaxed due to its aromatic smell. FINAL WORD:- it doesn't cut down the "fat" but reduces cellulite and flab when used consistently for a few months. Also it will not work to reduce pot belly or bulky thighs and arms :)
Contains natural beer
Does not need to be followed up with a conditioner
Has SLS & alcohol (but in very less amount)
Might not be available in local stores
Park Avenue Beer Shampoo is very unique and one of it's kind. It resembles an actual beer bottle in it's aesthetics, fragrance and color too. Beer is one highly hyped product that gives instant results when used on dry and brittle hair. And this shampoo is formulated with the real nutrients and other beneficial ingredients found in real beer. MY HAIR TYPE:- normal, straight and thigh lenght hair. Sometimes in monsoon I experience frizzy hair so I've to use a good conditioning shampoo. For that I tried this beer shampoo regularly for a month, twice a week. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:- it comes in a plastic, beer like bottle with flip open cap. This amber colored shampoo has slightly runny consistency and doesn't lather much. So long hair lasses like me, have to use a lot of product to wash through the entire hair length. The fragrance is just like beer – fruity and sweet. But no worries, it goes away after a blow dry. MY EXPERIENCE:- after using this shampoo for 4 washes my hair became more silkier and manageable with much less frizz. Though it contains SLS and alcohol, it didn't dry out my hair because these chemicals are present in very little quantity. FINAL VERDICT:- the 200ml shampoo costed me 160/- rs and lasted for the whole month. Packaging and quality wise I loved using it every time. This shampoo with the goodness of beer really stands up to its claims.
Pleasant fruity fragrance
Size variants are available
Has alcohol, sulphates & silicones
It comes in different size options to suit the needs & likes of the user. One is the normal sized, bottle and the other is a pump one. I've bought the 175ml bottle. The packaging is sturdy plastic, white bottle. It has all necessary information on the front and a complete list of ingredients on the back along with the directions to use. The golden flip open cap fits tightly and doesn't cause any leakage of the product. However, if this variant has become your holy grail product, then you can obviously go for the large, pump bottle which is a super saver pack. Talking about the product, the shampoo is pure white with a bit of shine, the consistency is liquid but not too runny. It lathers well and has a sweet fragrance. How this product worked for me? Well, mine are normal, straight hair and honestly, I didn't find much difference with this shampoo in terms of controlling hair fall but it reduces frizz to a great extent. I came across the conditioner of the same variant which retails for 120/-Rs. for 175ml. It has a creamy consistency and smells just like its companion shampoo. It leaves hair much smoother and manageable post wash. Both these products (shampoo and conditioner), have alcohol, sulphates and different kinds of silicones. If you're hair are very dry or frizzy, then neither of this is a good choice for you.
Does not bleed
Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick comes in a standard bullet lipstick packaging. The silver bullet tube is color coded at the base for easy recognition of the lipstick shade if one owns a lot of them. The cap is clear with black writing and fits securely on the tube. The formula of these lipsticks is very creamy. It is infused with Vitamin-E, Jojoba oil and Shea butter. Upon application, it gives a matte finish to the lips and does not feel dry at all because of its rich and buttery formula. These lipsticks can be used alone even without a lip liner coz they don't bleed at all! The color pay off is very intense just with one swipe one can get the same color as the provided shade at the bottom of the bullet. The color stays for a good 4 + hours but it is not transfer proof. The shades in this Velvet Matte Range are very pretty. The one I have swatched in the below picture is "Sultry Pink" . It is very beautiful light magenta pink color and smells so good and I'm loving it so much!! Don't miss out on other shades of this range get one for yourself now!!
Helps prevent acne
Might cause breakouts
Not ideal for all skin types
This scrub has a creamy formula that exfoliates the skin deeply without stripping the moisture. It comes in different size packs at affordable prices— 70/- Rs. for 50gms ; 130/- Rs. for 100 grams. Both the sizes have a shelf life of 3 years. The packaging is simple. Sturdy white plastic tube with tightly fit green cap. Its active ingredients are Neem and Apricot. It also contains Turmeric extracts. Neem deeply purifies the skin and prevents pimple & acnes from recurring. Turmeric works into action with its anti bacterial properties and dries out zits. Apricot shell is well known for its exfoliating property. This scrub has creamy texture with visible green and brown exfoliating granules, probably of the apricot shells. Honestly, these scrub particles are not very gentle and should not be used on sensitive skin or those who have active acne. The fragrance is like very mild neem oil and smells pleasant. This scrub effectively removes blackheads and whiteheads. The creamy formula doesn't dry out skin and leaves it clear looking and much softer. It can be used on normal, dry and slightly oily skin. People with sensitive, acne prone, excessively oily skin should avoid using it as the scrub particles might irritate the facial skin and lead to more breakouts.
Not effective on severe dandruff
This shampoo comes in a classic white plastic bottle with flip open cap. It comes in various size options. The shampoo is white and has a cream like consistency. The fragrance is pleasant and lingers in hair for 2 days. The formula being creamy, lathers well and only coin sized amount is required for shoulder length hair. This anti dandruff shampoo is clinically proven to reduce dandruff and prevent itchy scalp. It contains Micro Moisture Serum to keep the mane smooth and silky and it also has ZPTO, (Zinc Pyrithione) as its main ingredient which is clinically proven to work from the first use itself and reduce dandruff. But in my experience, this shampoo removes only mild dandruff on normal hair. It might not help with major dandruff issue and oily scalp. If one has frizzy mane, I wouldn't suggest to try this shampoo as it will make your hair more frizzier and dry. Even by using it along with conditioner of the same range, I felt it was still harsh for my hair. But if you have oiled your hair a night before you can use this shampoo to wash off oil completely.
Does not dry out your skin
Removes makeup and impurities
Does not sting your eyes
Doesn't remove water resistant makeup
This micellar water is an all in one cleansing water. It gently removes makeup without causing any skin irritation. First of all, the packaging is just too cute! It comes in a very simple clear plastic bottle with pink color flip open cap. I'm currently using the 175ml bottle with I got for just 125/- Rs. and I find it quite affordable keeping in mind its effectiveness. This micellar water is non oily and non sticky too. There is no permitted fragrance. It smells like glycerine mixed with water (very natural). It can not only be used as a makeup remover but also as a mild cleanser to remove any dirt, greasiness or oily shine. This micellar water is formulated without adding any sort of alcohol so its very gentle even for sensitive skin. With only one cotton pad, you can easily remove eye and lip makeup. The only drawback is that it is not effective in removing water resistant makeup, especially mascara. (One can look up for water proof or water resistant makeup remover by the same brand - Garnier, in golden variant.) Otherwise this product is very travel friendly and light on budget for everyone.
Comes with applicator
Provided with a mirror strip
This Master Camo Color Correcting Kit comes in three different shades– Light, Medium and Deep. One can pick the palette according to one's skin tone. I've got this color correcting palette in shade "Light", as I have medium skin tone with some dark spots and slightly dark under eye bags. It retails for 900/- Rs. But you can find it at a discounted price on Nykaa or other beauty websites. It is a palm sized palette, with a sturdy plastic case. It comes with a double sided applicator - a sponge and a flat brush. On the inside of the case, a mirror strip is provided. Considering the whole packaging, this one is a very travel friendly product to carry along with other makeup essentials in your handbag. The palette is divided into three sections with two compartments each – 1.)Corrector, to mask red spots and under eye bags. 2.)Concealer, to conceal the dark spots and dark circles. 3.)Highlighter, to provide a radiant glow to the skin. All in all, it is a very classy palette with pocket friendly packaging. All the colors have creamy texture and blend very easily, (even with finger) If you are new into makeup, then this palette is a must buy for you. As a newbie in makeup, you will never find the need of buying several products to conceal and correct your blemishes if you get your hands on this one palette. Just make sure to buy the correct shade according to your skin tone.
Suitable for all skin types
Cooling and soothing properties
Has culinary purposes
Not 100% natural
It Is one of the most commonly available product amongst rose water from other brands. It is free from alcohol of any kind and does not irritate skin. It claims to be 100% natural product but its not! Apart from the main ingredient – Rose oil and Aqua (distilled water) it contains permitted rose fragrance, mentioned as "Rooh Gulab". And other chemicals. This rose water comes at a very affordable price in various size options. I always buy the standard sized 250ml bottle that retails for 75/- Rs and has a shelf life of one year. The bottle is clear plastic with a pink flip open cap, provided with a small pore to dispense the product. One can also get the bottle with a spray dispenser if you ought to use it as a toner. This rose water is very versatile. Use it as a facial mist, as a toner with a cotton pad, mix in face packs, apply it along with glycerine to provide more hydration. Its uses are not only limited to skin care and beauty regimen, but this rose water can also be used in moghlai dishes, desserts and for other culinary purposes to add rose fragrance and flavour.
Makes lips soft and supple
Imparts a natural look
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint comes in a sleek, bullet packaging. It comes in three different variants :- Bare pink ; Bare melon ; Bare popsicle. Each lip tint retails for 2300/- (on Nykaa). All are infused with Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Babassu Palm Seed Oil (along with a particular added color). These ingredients help to instantly nourish and moisturize the lips while giving a hint of color. Bare pink is a Nude pink color ; Bare melon has a Light coral shade ; and Bare popsicle has a Reddish hue. You can pick any of these shades according to your likeness from this limited edition lip tints. These lip tints have a buttery texture and are non waxy, hence glide smoothly on the lips. They are very light on the lips and also fill in wrinkles and fine lines, making the lips look healthy. The tints give a very natural look as they blend in seamlessly. One can use them as is, on bare lips to add a flush of color. Or prep your lips with it before putting on lipstick. To provide a glossy look, feel free to layer up one of these tints on top of your favourite lipstick. If you have extremely dry lips or are not comfortable with wearing lipstick then these lip tints are highly recommended for you! Because apart from adding color these tints soften, heal and soothe even the driest of lips instantly.
Perfect for summers
Ogx shampoo is formulated in the purest form. It contains a unique blend of Eucalyptus oil ; Tea tree oil and Mint extracts. One will definitely fall in love with its cute packaging. The shampoo is clear with a hint of teal. The texture is like a thick gel but more towards runnier side. It smells very divine much like a concentrated Nilgiri oil but not that strong. With all the goodness of mint and nilgiri oil,it is perfect for itchy or oily scalps. Eucalyptus oil removes the accumulated bacteria and stimulates hair follicles to induce new hair growth. Mint provides a cooling sensation and helps in soothing the scalp. Tea tree oil makes this shampoo antibacterial and provides nourishment to the dry hair ends. Overall, Ogx shampoo is free of parabens and SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate). Though it is slightly expensive (725/- for 385ml ) but this bottle lasts for very long time even with regular use. This shampoo is perfect for greasy, oily, and itchy scalps with dry ends. It imparts a natural shine to the hair and leaves them super manageable after wash.
Takes time to absorb
Joy honey & almonds nourishing body lotion is an affordable option among daily use body lotions in the market. It contains large amounts of Almond oil and Honey that help you achieve smooth and blemish free skin. The 100ml bottle retails for 54/- rs. and has a shelf life of 3 years. It also claims to have natural sunscreen in it, produced in the form of rich herbal contents. The beneficial ingredients that this lotion contains are Shea butter ; Natural Almond oil ; Honey ; Glycerine ; Vitamin-E ; Wheatgerm oil and Aloe vera gel. On the cover the product claims to be “Pure Herbal,” but you can find a lot of chemicals in the ingredient list mentioned on the back. Some of them are – Mineral oil, Dimethicone ; Methyl paraben and Propyl paraben. The product comes in a simple plastic bottle with flip lid that is very clumsy. Every time you intend to use it, the lid opens with a jerk and spills some of the lotion which leads to wastage. The creamish white colored lotion has pleasant smell that lasts for quite a long time. It claims to be suitable for all skin types, but the consistency is more towards a hand cream and feels a bit greasy. Hence, it is better not to use it as a facial moisturizer for oily skin. The lotion takes some time to get absorbed into the skin but with some massage you can feel the skin is left heavily moisturized and hydrated. It does not grime into palms or feel greasy once penetrated into the skin. This lotion is a hypoallergenic product and absolutely cruelty free.
Suitable for all hair types
Doesn’t give instant results
Clears dandruff only to small extent
Contains chemical preservatives
Anti Dandruff Neem Shampoo by Lever Ayush contains the goodness of many natural ingredients and herbal extracts that make it effective to ward off dandruff and help with other hair issues. The product comes in a white plastic bottle with green accents to denote the key ingredient – NEEM. The cap is flip open type and leak proof. Hence, the overall packaging is fit to carry the bottle along. It comes in two size options:- 175ml for 130/-rs and 330ml for 250/- rs, making it affordable and pocket friendly for every body. The shampoo is amber honey colored and has watery consistency. A single wash for medium length hair would require only a coin sized quantity as it lathers well and cleanses the scalp effectively. The fragrance is very sweet and pleasant and has a hint of herbal smell to it. But unlike other herbal shampoos, this one doesn't feel strong or bothering at all. Though this shampoo is mainly directed to treat dandruff prone scalp, it clears dandruff only to small extent. But with regular use one can definitely see some difference. As it contains extracts of Neem; Amla; Tulsi; Rosemary Tailam and other herbal extracts, it is gentle on the scalp even for daily hair wash and suits children as well. It washes off dirt buildup caused due to pollution along with treating dandruff without stripping the natural hair oils and leaves the mane smooth with a touch of shine.
Unique hair regrowth formula
Contains sulfate and silicone
Contains micro shimmer particles
Might induce hair fall
This Nourishing Soft and Smooth Shampoo variant from Sunsilk is co-created with Thomas Taw from London, famous for resuscitating dry and damaged hair. It has a unique formula containing Ceramide Egg complex that cleanses and repairs even the driest of hair. It improves hair texture by penetrating deeply into the hair strands and fills damaged ends, stimulates hair follicles, conditions and reshapes your hair, leaving it soft and smooth. The product comes in a yellow colored, sturdy plastic bottle with a flip open cap. The small hole on the cap makes the shampoo come out easily from the bottle and dispenses the right amount needed for application every time. Due to its sturdiness and leak proof cap, the bottle might sound travel friendly but considering the size if the bottle it is not at all travel friendly. But yes, you can have small sachets of the same variant and carry them along instead of the bottle. The fragrance is pleasant and lingers in hair for around two days after hair wash. This shampoo is white and has a creamy texture with micro, silver shimmer particles. Only small amount is needed to wash the hair as it lathers well. It also removes oil effectively, but needs to be washed two times. The regular sized, 80ml bottle retails for 56/- rs. And has 36 months of shelf life. The large pump bottle is priced at 184/- rs for 400 ml, with a shelf life of 3 years. It is suitable for both men and women, and provides an extra care to brittle and dry hair. WORD OF CAUTION:–It might not suit all hair types, though not mentioned anywhere on the bottle. But after some days of using this shampoo you will loose your hair volume in case the formula doesn't suit your hair type. If you experience even a little bit of hair fall after using it, immediately discontinue using this shampoo to minimize hair loss.
Effective on dry and damaged hair
Necessary to use conditioner for dry hair
Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo comes with an advanced formula, called Oxyfusion Technology that gives you moisturized hair and an added natural volume. The shampoo comes as a clear liquid, with runny consistency, which is almost like Pantene shampoos. The texture is gel like and works deep into the hair and cleanses gently without making the hair dry. It lives well to its claims. After just one wash, it makes my hair appear more voluminous and feather light. It has very mild and soothing fragrance that lingers in my hair for next two days. This Dove Oxygen Moisture shampoo comes in different sized bottles. One can buy the 5/-rs sachets to test out the product for the first time, 180ml bottle for regular use or the ultra big, pump bottle of 650ml when you just can't rely on other shampoo and your whole family loves it! This shampoo is suitable for all hair types. Those with dry and damaged hair should follow up with a conditioner of the same variant to experience better results. The 180ml bottle retails for 178/- rs and it is worth every penny because it delivers everything that it claims and hence, there's nothing to hate about this product.
Gets absorbed quickly
Moisturizes and hydrates skin
Joy Pure Aloe All Purpose Aloe Vera Cream is getting very popular among its consumers. It contains Aloe vera, Glycerine, Jojoba oil and Alpha hydroxy fruit acids (AHAs) to give the skin a healthier look, add radiance and dramatically revitalized. We all are aware of the goodness of Aloe vera. It is being used medicinally in almost every household for centuries. Glycerine and Jojoba oil add moisture to the skin and AHAs act as chemical exfoliator that removes dead skin and add radiance to the skin. It retails for 160/-rs for 500 ml, and one can easily get it from any physical beauty store or online. It comes in various size options. One can also get this cream in small sized tub that retails for just 10/- rs, which is more travel friendly than the other sizes. In terms of packaging, the cream comes in a green, plastic tub. Every time, you intend to use it, you will have to dip your fingers in the tub which entails the risk of contamination of the product. You can also get it in 300ml lotion like bottle, if hygiene is your main concern and you want to give this cream a try. The cream is white colored with a very light green ting to it. It contains permitted fragrance and has a flowery smell. The consistency is actually more like a body butter, as it is silicon based. In winters, the cream thickens a bit and feels like slathering wax. Though it claims to be a herbal all purpose cream, but in reality, it is a load of parabens and other chemicals! All in all, this cream is a debacle and I will not recommend anyone to buy it unless you don't find other better options in the market.
Moisturizing and nourishing
Controls and reduces oil and shine
Hydrates dry skin
Oil-absorbing microsponge system
For dry and combination skin
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer is a clinically proven moisturizer, specifically curated for combination skin type. The formula is light weight and non greasy. Its dual action system Moisturizes the dry areas of the skin and at the same time, Controls the oily shine..which is the main concern of combination skin type. The oil absorbing "Micro sponge system" gives a matte finish that lasts all day, keeping the skin looking supple and natural. The white, plastic bottle comes in a simple cardboard box with all the ingredients and other information of the product mentioned on it. The bottle does not have any cap but comes with a pump mechanism, which makes it very convenient for use while keeping the inside product in the most hygienic form. Also, the pump dispenses just the right amount of product needed for every single application. It comes at a price of 349/-rs for 118ml, which might feel a bit expensive, but once you try it you will surely love the formula and the after effects in your skin. The consistency of this moisturizer is creamy and light weight. It does not contain alcohol and any permitted color or fragrance. This moisturizer smells more like a medicated product but the smell goes off as soon as the product gets absorbed and also, it does not bother sensitive noses. If one is already using any medicated product, this moisturizer can also be coupled and included in the skin care routine. If this one leads to breakouts or you experience any side effects, but still love the formula of this moisturizer, you can try out the Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin by the same brand–Neutrogena. Both the variants can be used by men as well as women as they react the same way on both.
Reduces hair loss
Makes hair smoother and softer
Eliminates dandruff and other scalp infections
Oil leaks from sides of the bottle while using the comb applicator.
Not much effective in promoting hair growth
Indulekha Bringha is an Ayurvedic medicinal hair oil, effectice for people suffering from clinical hair fall problem. It is purely made from natural ingredients that prevent clinical hair loss. The oil comes in a very unique packaging, that is patent to the brand. The melon red or brownish colored oil comes in a "selfie bottle" (as the brand calls it). It is provided with a unique, comb like attachment that is to be used for oil application. In addition, there is also a spare cap provided along with the bottle which can be used when not using the oil. This product retails for anywhere between 300/- to 400/- INR, depending from which online site you purchase it. The oil has a strong ayurvedic smell that still remains in hair even after shampooing. It is not as thick but not watery either. And doesn't feel greasy once applied. Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil contains very potent and strong herbal oils, plant extracts etc like Bringha, Camphor, Coconut oil,Aloe vera extract, Almond oil, Brahmi, Mulethi, Neem oil, Curry leaves, Indian gooseberry (amla) and other effective herbal ingredients. The natural herbs, with their medicinal properties, help reduce scalp infections like flaking, itching, dry scalp etc that promote hair loss. Upon regular use, say about 4-5 months, this oil controls hair fall to a great extent but it is not as much effective in promoting hair growth. If nothing else worked for your mane, then go for this oil and be consistent to see its effects yourself. Anybody can use this oil, regardless of the gender and hair type.