Mom of a four-year-old girl, and a freelancer, my schedules are busy and life is busiest one. Having a happy mommy life and cherishing it.
Classy and Elegant
Floral Musk Aroma
I love to have a small but amazing collection of fragrances. And the perfumes are a girl’s best friend too. They make us feel better, and can uplift a low mood. And sometimes there is no need to have any reasons to have a good perfume. I love the musk, floral, and fruity fragrances. They elevate my mood within jiffies and make me feel good my smelling better. Elizabeth Arden 5Th Avenue Eau De Parfum one such scents that make me feel happy and accomplished to have it in my small crew of fragrances. Elizabeth Arden 5Th Avenue Eau De Parfum comes from the New York City. It redefines the feminineness and extravagance through its long-lasting fragrance. The upper notes comprise of Dewy Magnolia, Linden Blossom, Bergamot. At heart lies Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine. Ylang Yang (Known to be an instant mood lifter). This fragrance leaves behind the calming scent of lower notes with Sandalwood, Vanilla and Tibetan Musk. This perfume is created by Ann Gottlieb and is one of the most premium perfumes for females. It is chic and classy. Having this premium perfume it your collection is definitely going to make you smell good and feel elegant every time you wear it. One must-have long lasting fragrance that gives different notes of a fragrance and make you feel different from start to end. The floral aroma does its magic and the musk adds some extra perks to this wonderful fragrance Elizabeth Arden 5Th Avenue Eau De Parfum.
Exfoliation is one of the most vital aspects of my skincare routine for body and face. Exfoliation helps in removing the dead and the dry skin that gets piled up on our body and skin days after days. We need to use a good quality scrub to exfoliation the skin mildly. The harsh scrubs can damage our skin cells and sometimes can make the skin bleed. Using a gentle scrub helps skin health in many manners. It removes dead skin, brings up new and rejuvenated skin cells. It lets the skin breathe and makes it look fresh. Clinique brand has offered several skin-friendly beauty products that are free from harmful chemicals and are truly natural. Clinique Exfoliating Scrub is one of their best beauty and skincare products that are extremely mild and effective to keep the skin healthy and beautiful. It is a water-based facial exfoliator or scrub which is extremely effective on my skin. It cleanses my skin deeply and removes all the dead and dry skin from the surface and brings up a new and rejuvenated skin which glows like baby skin. It adds a pinkish radiance to my skin and works as the best scrub for my combination skin. Removes dirt, dust, and pollution very effectively. And lets my skin breathe and get oxygen to remain fit and healthy. Clinique Exfoliating Scrub is specially crafted for oily and combination skin types. Hence works the best for my skin. It does not contain any fragrances, phthalates, and parabens and it gives only happiness to my skin. I do not over scrub ever and never experienced any skin damage or irritation by using Clinique Exfoliating Scrub. A bit pricey but a too good skincare product that one should definitely have to get rid of dead skin and get the skin rejuvenated from within.
Ever since I started working, I started having hectic work schedules. I had a fixed time of going to the office but there was no fixed time of returning home. Late night work and sometimes working overnight was just a routine and I had started getting the dark circles and dull lifeless eyes. I ignored things for a longer time and it resulted in dark circles under eyes. I had tried many under eyes creams but they did not help me to soothe my eyes at all. Then I got to know about Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream. It was very expensive but I already had spent thousands of rupees on several under eyes cream by the best of the brands but they all were useless. But Clinique products are definitely different. They are expensive but work on the problem area very well. I used it for two weeks and soon I started getting soothing effects on my tired and lifeless eyes and its problems. I started feeling better and eyes were not burning anymore. My eyes looked brighter than ever and dark circles had started fading away. This product is quite expensive but extremely effective for the dull and lifeless eyes. It works on the fine lines under eyes plus on the crow's feet too. It reduced all the aging marks dramatically. It soothes and relaxes tired eyes. I am happy that I invested in the right product that takes complete care of my eyes and keeps them healthy and beautiful.
When I was pregnant, my doctor had asked me to use a hand sanitizer to stay away from the infections. That was the time when Swine Flu was at its peak. And being scared of the infections, I started using Lifebuoy hand sanitizer. It kept my hands germ-free. Every time I did not need to wash my hands with soap and water. And it became a matter of convenience for me. It was easy to carry in my handbag as I used to get the smallest bottle. I preferred using soap and water whenever possible, but every time it was not available so the Lifebuoy hand sanitizer always came to the rescue. It is clinically proven to kill 99.99% of germs instantly. And kept me safe from the infections. I used it throughout my pregnancy kept using it post pregnancy too. After delivering the baby, whenever someone used to come to meet and greet us; I requested them to get their hand sanitized with the Lifebuoy hand sanitizer before touching the baby. I always kept the big bottle of sanitizer near me and requested the guests to use it. Babies are very much prone to get infections, hence we need to protect them from all such hazards. I haven’t stopped using the sanitizer till date and whenever we go out we carry it with us. It does not help in washing the mud or dirt for sure. Yes, that definitely needs soap and water to get clean hands. But when we are roaming around and the hands are not muddy but can be infected by germs and viruses, then the sanitizer is definitely a huge help for us to keep the family safe from flu and many such infections. It is not an expensive product and easily available in the market. Lifebuoy is a renowned brand in soaps and hand wash segment. And now it is the leader in the hand sanitizer category too. We are a lifebuoy family from soap to hand sanitizer and happy to be the Lifebuoy family.
Unique blend of ingredients
It is a must to smell good for me. I mean it is definitely mandatory for everyone. But during the summers many of us cannot just smell good. And to avoid the body odor the best solutions are deodorants and the perfumes. Deodorants are just temporary. But perfumes are unbeatable. I love fragrances and love to have a tiny but best perfume collection. Have tried many perfume brands and still use them all alternately. And so out of this addiction of collecting fragrances, I grabbed Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau De Parfum from an e-commerce portal. It is one of the most luxurious and addictive perfumes available in India. The sweetish smell is just beyond any descriptions. It has stifling high notes of velvet like iris flowers, Italian plum, and golden saffron and this concoction makes a perfect blend of Aromatic addictive fragrance. This fragrance definitely elevates anyone’s mood. I agree it is super expensive perfume, but it is like a treasure for me. I love to own such treasures once in a while. This perfume is long lasting and remain on my clothes even after a week if I keep them unwashed. If only con I need to find in this luxurious premium perfume, then it is the cost of this bottle of happiness. The price can make me feel not to purchase another bottle of Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau De Parfum, but as I find no other cons in this lovely fragrance; I may go for it once again to feel good again. Overall one of the best perfumes to have in a pricey budget. Must have it if you really can afford it.
Not made for all skin types
Fair & Lovely is definitely the first fairness cream that I had tried in my life. And I must say that my brother was more obsessed with fairness than I was. I used it moderately and he used it rigorously. And both of us got severe dark spots as soon as we took a break from it. It was a nightmare for both of us and we both went through skin treatment to get rid of those dark spots. A few years later when BB and CC creams were introduced, I thought of buying one for an everyday makeup look. I could have preferred a better one in fact. But I went for the cheaper one that was Fair & Lovely BB cream. It looked good at first but then became useless after an hour or so. Honestly speaking it did not give me any makeup kind of look and made my face look patchy after an hour of applying it. Overall it is an ordinary cream that one can have. There are many better BB and CC creams in the market and they are brilliant. One doesn't need to go for Fair & Lovely BB cream for sure. It did not suit my skin type and tone. As it does not offer many shades that can suit all skin types. Hence this BB cream focuses more on fairness and whitening rather than adding a glow to any skin tone. Get a perfectly matching BB or CC cream for your skin tone and type which can cost a little more but are definitely a much better choice. I am not sure if this BB cream goes perfect for the fair-skinned people, but can be a disaster for a wheatish woman like me. Must avoid it if you are not looking for fairness but a glowing skin. And every skin color can be glowing and flawless, not necessarily we need to be white to look beautiful.
I do not have severely dry skin but it gets worse during winters especially when I prefer having my annual vacations in the winters. Mumbai has humid weather and the winters are not really harsh over here. But while I traveled to the places like Ooty, Coonoor, Kutch, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala, I definitely needed a more hydrating moisturizer that could save my skin from the change of weather. So I picked up a huge bottle of Nivea Nourishing Body Milk for the family of six for my Rann of Kutch trip. We all kept using this body milk every day and so the results were amazing. None of us went through the irritation of dry skin and peeling of the skin. No scaly legs for us. And the skin became better than ever with constant moisturization. It added an extra sheen and luster to my body. My feet looked good throughout the journey of Kutch. And I continued to use it even after returning to my hometown, Mumbai. Nivea nourishing body milk is enriched with almond oil and Hydra IQ that nourishes the skin from within. It provides a long-lasting moisturizer. It can stay on the skin for as long as 48 hours after applying it generously. And helps in repairing the severely damaged and dry skin cells with a regular use of it. After using Nivea cream for many years now, I could easily go for Nivea Nourishing Body Milk. It is available in various sizes and the packaging is travel friendly. It does not cost too much for that happy healthy skin when you prefer using this body milk.
Available in 6 Natural Shades
Lakme is the brand of trust in beauty and skin care segment. I have been using many beauty products of Lakme and I must confess that many of my first beauty and makeup products were of Lakme always. Be it a lipstick, foundation, eyeliner or a compact; for me they all came from the brand Lakme India. All the Lakme products are perfectly crafted for the Indian skin types and tones, and they suit all of them. They give a perfect natural finishing and don't make us look overdone. So after using and being satisfied with many of the products by Lakme India, I tried their new compact named Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact and instantly fallen in love with it just like the many other Lakme products I have used in the past. Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact adds and instant and excellent glow to my face whenever I use it. It gives a perfect finishing and makes my face look flawless and blemish-free. Advantages - Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact is a long-lasting compact and remains flawless for as long as eight to nine hours for me, it can even stay longer I guess but I never tried beyond 9 hours so far. It comes with SPF 17 which is a good level of sun protection factor and so it can be used for the day time while being out in the sun. It protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Another great advantage of this compact is, it deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin and that helps in adding natural glow and radiance to the skin. It contains Vitamin B3 and Hyaluronic acid that helps the skin remain hydrated for a longer time. It is available in six natural shades that perfectly suit the Indian skin tones. The black packaging defines class and luxury. And everyone will crave to own that black beauty for sure. Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact is definitely one of the best wet and dry compacts available in the market and goes impeccably perfect for my skin type of combination skin.
Deeply nourishes my skin
Having I combination skin I need some highly hydrating body lotion during winters and the mild ones for the other seasons. I prefer using body lotion every day. After doing all the household chores, I need to apply a good moisturizer on my hands and feet every night before going to sleep. It is the best time to get my skin renewed and rejuvenated. I use Himalaya Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion, especially during winters and monsoons. Mumbai monsoons are making my skin dry. Because there is water logging in the nearby areas and at times I have to walk through the same, which makes my feet just too bad. As soon as I reach home, I wash my feet with a good liquid soap and massage them with Himalaya Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion. It helps me keep my feet healthy during the Mumbai monsoons. Himalaya Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion contains natural cocoa butter which is known to nourish skin deeply. It moisturizes very well and remains on my body for more than ten to twelve hours and so I do not need multiple applications of body lotion. During the winters I surely need to apply it twice a day to keep the skin well moisturized and hydrated. Along with Cocoa Butter, this body lotion contains grapeseed oil, olive oil, and wheatgerm oil. And all these natural oils are extremely beneficial for skin health and beauty. And this amazing blend of all these oils makes my skin perfectly moisturized and hydrated. All Himalaya products come with quality assurance and are made with natural ingredients. The Himalaya product range is quite affordable and easily available in the market. And so the Himalaya Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion is light on pocket and heavy on moistirization. Cons - Himalaya Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion contains parabens and that can be called the only con about this product.
I am fond of lip colors. I don’t have a huge collection but surely have some great collection of lip colors in my wardrobe drawers. And one may find more of pink, wine and nude shades and most of the MAC lip colors in my wardrobe drawers. Yes I like pink, wine and nude shades and then I love MAC lipsticks a lot. MAC Frost Lipstick is another great lip color offered by MAC cosmetics. It is available in 27 vibrant shades and all are classy. MAC Frost Lipstick has a creamy texture that defines the lips and gives it a highly pigmented look instantly. They get semi-lustrous just with one stroke. And they stay like that for a longer time. This lipstick gives a good coverage and does not give a cracked lips look even after few hours of using it. And they are a definite have for a day-to-day usage. I am using two shades right now which are just perfect for a subtle look every day. I am having Bombshell shade which is a bit pinkish and Crème de la femme which is a bit towards the wine shade. Both these shades are beyond perfection. And I use them wisely because the MAC lip colors are pretty expensive and I don’t want them to get over soon. I love to use these luxury lipsticks sparingly though. MAC cosmetics do not need an introduction. And that way MAC lipsticks are the prominently known lip colors. They are great to have and kind of a luxury to have them. I have many MAC products in my vanity and sometimes I love to flaunt them. MAC frost lipstick has high pearl finish and that gives a medium buildable coverage. Conclusion – MAC lipsticks are one of the best lipstick brands and MAC Frost lipstick is a must have. All the shades are extremely bright and vibrant and my favourite is the Crème de la femme which goes very well with my wheatish skin tone. A bit on the expensive side, but having MAC cosmetics builds my confidence to carry my makeup look without worries.
Intense Dark Color
Easy To Apply
I am super fond of a kohl-eyed look. And for that reason, I keep trying many many kohl pencils and eyeliners frequently. After trying some good and some bad eyeliners, I tried my hands on a sketch pen line eyeliner named Blue Heaven Sketch Eyeliner. I had not heard about this brand before. And was a bit skeptical about buying this. But again I thought of giving it a try as the product was cheaper on price. And my experience with this liquid eyeliner is extra amazing. It is easier to hold a pen than any other liquid eyeliner tip. And this pen tip makes it convenient to draw the perfect lines on the upper and lower eyelids. The color is intense black and dries out very quickly. And once dried it is smudge-proof and waterproof and so this eyeliner lasts for a longer time than the regular eyeliners. The pen-like structure is easy to hold and the eyes can be done in various ways including winged eyeliners, thick or thin eyeliners to add volume to the eye makeup. Blue Heaven Sketch Eyeliner perfectly and precisely works like a sketch pen and makes my eyes look wonderful. The product is not heavy on the pocket and one pen lasts for over a hundred plus strokes. Largely it is a very good and price worthy makeup product available in the market. And a surely must-have product that can be carried in the handbag easily.
The goodness of Activated Charcoal
Charcoal is known to have purifying qualities. In rural India, people use charcoal to purify the drinking water and I remember doing an experiment on rural water purifier based on charcoal for a school Science exhibition. So if this black gem can purify the bad water, then why can't it purify our skin? Yes, it can. And in the past few years, activated charcoal has gained popularity and a place in the list of natural beauty products. Activated charcoal powder helps to detoxify the skin. Applying it regularly will help to remove the dirt, impurities, and toxic elements from the skin. It helps in killing bacteria and a great solution to have flawless glowing skin. But doing all the home remedies become inconvenient and hectic for busy moms like me. So I was looking for a product that contains Activated Charcoal and is easy to use and a time-saver too. Then I purchased this product “HealthVit Activated Charcoal Purifying Peel Off Mask” which contains activated charcoal and is easy to use and does not need the time-consuming procedure of mixing it with any other ingredient. This activated charcoal peel off mask comes in a plastic tube and can be used at home and even carried along while traveling. I apply a medium to a thick layer of this gel-like mask on my face and neck avoiding the eyebrows, lips, and the areas around eyes. I leave it for twenty minutes and let it dry, meanwhile, I try to relax closing eyes. As doing other cores can add-up some stress on my skin while the mask is on and it can lead to wrinkles. So whenever I apply any kind of face mask, I try to relax. Once it is dry, try to peel it off from the bottom to top and peel gently. And I splash some tap water then pat dry with a napkin. This mask deep cleanses my skin. Having combination skin, I do not see any side effects of this peel-off mask. And this is truly a skin refining face mask that revitalizes my skin. It helps in removing blackheads, whiteheads, dirt in the pores and the pollution that gets built in the skin due to various environmental factors. This mask makes my skin a bit dry during winters so I mostly avoid using it then or I prefer applying a good moisturizer after every application. Overall “HealthVit Activated Charcoal Purifying Peel Off Mask” is a very good and natural skin cleanser which contains no harmful chemicals and makes skin healthy and happy.
I have been relying on many natural beauty products so far. When excessive makeup can make my skin breathless, only natural products can help my skin breathe again. I have been using Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose water since a while now. Say for more than a decade and I have seen my skin getting benefitted. It is a very good product by the brand Dabur which has gained the trust of offering many natural products. And the Gulabari Rosewater is one of the best products of Dabur, How Do I Use It - 1) I add it to my homemade face packs like Besan + Dabur Gulabari Rose Water. Apply it for a while and wash it off with tap water. This is my weekly skincare schedule to use this face pack. 2) I dip a cotton ball in Dabur Gulabari Rose Water and just apply it on my face and neck before going to bed. And it rejuvenates my skin overnight. 3) Dipping some cotton pads in the rosewater and keeping on closed eyes has helped me a lot to get rid of burning eyes and dark circles. 4) Add it to a bucket full of bath water and take a bath with this, it will give a soothing effect during hot summers. 5) I fill a Spray bottle with Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water and spray it on my underarms every day after taking a bath. This keeps me away from the body odor for longer hours. 6) I soak my feet in the mixture of Rose Water and plain water, it removes the bad smell of my feet due to wearing shoes for a longer time. It is pocket-friendly and easily available in the market. Hydrates the skin very well. Gives a good fragrance and keeps body odor at a bay. Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water is a multipurpose beauty product that I keep handy always. It works as the best cleanser and toner for my combination skin. And I highly recommend it to everyone.
I have extremely damaged and dry hair after getting them colored twice. Despite using the best hair color brand, my hair faced severe damage immediately after coloring my hair during my bridal package. And since then I have done every damn thing to get rid of the frizz and dryness I have. Tried several shampoos and conditioners but still all of them give some temporary effect of a day and again by the evening my hair gets back to that messed up look due to the frizz and dryness. So I tried OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner as per my friend's recommendation. And I started using it regularly. From the day one, I can notice the magical difference in my hair texture and it settles my frizzy hair to an extent. It keeps my hair soft, detangled and nourished for the next two days at least or say till the time I head to a hair bath again. It contains the goodness of coconut milk and egg white protein that makes my hair stronger. It does not give the stinking effect of using eggs on my hair. The OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner is a definitely best buy for my dull and lifes=less hair that adds shine and bounce to my hair, and I highly recommend it for dry, tangled, unmanageable and frizzy hair.
Thin brush gives perfect eyes
Intense black color
Not Water Proof
Not Smudge Proof
When I hear the word eyeliner, I recollect my teenage memories of using my first eyeliner. It was way back in 2003 when I really got introduced to eyeliner and it was a small tiny bottle of liquid eyeliner by Lakme. My best friend used to doll up her eyes every day. She was a Pro at having that winged eyeliner look every day. And I had not even drawn a line with a liquid liner or say I had never even gone beyond a simple kohl-eyed look. It was my best friend who introduced me to her black beauty of Lakme eyeliner. My hands shivered and I never could get a perfect edge with this liner, but she always helped me do that. Soon after some practice, I started having the perfect winged eyeliner with this liquid Insta Liner by Lakme. First thing first, it is the first eyeliner of my life. Secondly, it is super affordable. And thirdly, it is really amazing to have this bottle in my vanity forever. It gives the intense black look and does not fade away easily. Once you have hands-on experience in using its brush, this liquid eyeliner is extremely easy to apply on your own. The thin brush gives the perfect lining without messing it up and you may need a few more strokes to get a thick liner. Lakme has always pleased me with its superlative yet affordable beauty and skincare products range. And this eyeliner is one of those superlative products. Years passed and I experimented with many types of eyeliners including the sketch pen liners, but still, the Lakme Insta Liner remains my most favorite forever. The con is that it is not waterproof and not even smudge proof too. So using it in the rainy season can mess up your eyes and face too. Hence, better avoid during the monsoons. Overall the first and the best pocket-friendly eyeliner that every girl must have for the winged eyeliner without spending a lot over other fancy eyeliners.
I like to color my nails very often. I am not a nail art fanatic but really love to have some simple yet stunning nail colors. And I like to buy the miniatures which are done after a few uses because I won't keep repeating a single shade for many months. That is why I do not purchase the huge nail polish bottles that just never get over and keep occupying the space in my drawer. Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish comes in a teeny tiny bottle that looks too cute and lasts for a few applications and then I can switch to a new shade soon. Moreover, they are extremely budget-friendly. Comes for 50 Rupees each which is way cheaper for any branded nail polish bottle in the market. Cons - A single application is not enough to get perfectly done nails. So I have to go for two coats. And then it becomes up to the mark. Another con is that this nail polish is not long lasting and can fade away sooner than ever. But doesn't matter much for me because I do not keep the nail polish for more than three to four days. Pros – This product is super cheap if you look at the brand. Secondly it is easily available. And third and important thing is that it is available in approximately 33 young and vibrant shades and all these shades are really bright.
Use in many manners
I have been using many beauty products from the brand M.A.C. and never every have faced any issues of their products. From lipsticks to compacts, everything gives a feel of luxurious indulgence. After being happy with many of their products, I tried my hands of the shimmery powder called M.A.C. Pigment. And no doubt it is one more satisfying product for me. I don’t overdo makeup but wanted to add some shimmer to my look for a few specific occasions. Therefore I bought this shimmery pigment by M.A.C which is a very good add on to the regular makeup. It is a loose powder which is available in multiple shades and is easy to blend. It can be applied with a dry or a wet brush. This multipurpose shimmery powder can be used on body and face. I mix this shimmery pigment with a transparent nail polish to get bright nail paint shade. Another way is to mix up a pink shade such as Rose with a transparent lip balm like Vaseline lip care, and apply on my lips with the help of brush. It gives a perfectly pigmented lip color along with moisture lips with the help of a lip balm. Use a dry brush and directly apply this rich pigmented powder on cheeks, nose, and cheekbones as a highlighter. It can be applied as an eye shadow too with that help of an eye shadow brush. So overall this multipurpose powder pigment is something everyone should have for using it in many ways. Get colored in every manner. M.A.C. pigment is definitely a pricey product but once in a while you need to experience the richness of this luxury makeup brand and once tried, you will never forget this brand for sure. Conclusion – M.A.C. Pigment is a shimmery powder which is a bit expensive but worth the price
Treats Acne and pimples
Reduces old scars
MAkes skin blemish free
No need of adding the carrier oils
I am using many of the Body Shop Products. I simply love using them. From lip balms to body butter, and shampoos to body wash; they offer everything so perfect. Recently I used their banana shampoo and loved it a lot. I had heard a lot of benefits of Tea Tree Essential oil for skin. But having no prior experience of using any essential oil, I did not dare to try the tea tree essential oil directly. Hence I went for the Tea Tree Oil by The Body Shop which is diluted with other carrier oil in an adequate ration. So this tea tree oil becomes perfectly fine to apply directly on the skin. I have some dark scars of a few acne and pimples I got in the past. So I applied The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil on the scars with the help of a cotton ball for over a week, and the scars became extremely lighter and my skin looks brighter. I do not have an acne prone skin though. Once in a while, I get acne or pimple which leaves a mark behind. And this tea tree oil infused with other carrier oils is something helping me soothe my skin and removing the acne scars which are a bit old now. My niece has an acne prone skin. I asked her to apply the same oil on her acne and pimples directly. IT has helped her a lot. The pimples go away quickly without leaving a mark behind. And it calms down her painful pimples and blisters that she gets frequently. After using it for over two months, she is experiencing a reduction in the pimples and new pimple growth has slowed down a lot. Body shop offers a wide range of personal care and skin care products. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is one of such great products offered by them. It is extremely helpful for skin and its health. This bottle of 10 ml costs a little higher but definitely worth the price rather than tolerating the acne and pimples and their ugly scars for years and years.
Good Pigmented Gloss
Worth The Price
I love to go out just with lip color and a stroke of kohl. I don't think I need anything extra when these two things go perfect. Hence I love collecting lip colors and kohl pencils. And my purse always contains some liquid cash, my debit card, a lip balm & lip color, and a kohl pencil. I cannot move out without these things. So I purchased the new liquid lip color aka lip gloss by NYX. And happy to have it in my collection of lipsticks and lip glosses which has many shades of pink and red especially. NYX Butter Gloss goes as per its name. It has a buttery smooth texture and finishing. One stroke of this soft and smooth lip gloss and the lips instantly look plump and rich. It has a sweet cookie like taste and that makes me feel like eating my own glossy lips, just kidding. Believe me, the sweet taste is super tempting. And much better than other boring lip glosses that don't provide good coverage, texture, and taste. Finish - This lip gloss has a satin finish, and I use it in multiple ways. Sometimes just a stroke of lip gloss and I am done, but sometimes I apply another lipstick and add a layer of NYX Butter gloss and my lips are done very well for special occasions. Availability - NYX Butter Lip Gloss is available in 30 succulent shades. And the only con of the product is it is not easily available for physical purchase and I have to order it online. Many times I run out of the shade I want, but that gives me a chance to try a new shade by ordering online. Overall it is a very good lip gloss that gives excellent pigments to the lips and make them look lustrous instantly.
Good For Oily & Combination Skin
Having a combination skin becomes a disaster during the summers due to all that chipchip aka stickiness on the face. And attending any parties and functions is something I really hate during this sunny weather. Evening functions are still okay but having the afternoon meetings or weddings are super killing for my skin type. So getting all that controls oil is what I look for. And I landed to this liquid mousse foundation called Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation after doing some research on the net. After seeing some very good reviews finally, I made a purchase of this super smooth mousse foundation. Yes, it is as smooth as the mousse you eat. I had started using it for the past two months and I can tell you how amazing this foundation is. Without touch up, it can stay as long as three to four hours. And grabbing the perfect shade is the mantra to have the best feel of this liquid mousse foundation. It is not overpriced too. The quantity and quality, both justify the price aptly. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation has an oil-free formula so helps me have a nice matte look for three to four hours after the application. It makes a perfect base for my summer makeup regimen. Not just that, this liquid mousse foundation does not give a cakey and patchy look even after a few hours of moving out. It may need a touch up in between for longer hours’ occasions. And it makes a perfect daily wear use of a foundation too. It gives even coverage and hides blemishes. Makes skin perfect looking and does not give that overly makeup feel at all. Conclusion - Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is the best liquid mousse foundation for oily and combination skin type of people. It is not pricey and gives the best coverage with long-lasting effects. Best to have during summers for the people with combination skin like me.
Long Lasting Fix
You put up a perfect makeup by following all the professional steps yourself or say even if it is done by a professional makeup artist, and once you step into the ceremony and suddenly your makeup starts melting down, or gets mixed.... How horrible would you feel? Yes, I have felt the same when my makeup did not last long in a few functions when I had got all dolled up. But I looked horribly ugly when the makeup started melting down and got mixed up with each other. Till then I did not know about any such products that can fid the makeup and keep it intact. A friend of mine told me about NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray and I instantly bought it before my next makeup day. NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray comes in a black spray bottle. It is easy to apply. Once all the makeup is done, I just need to spray this solution over the makeup. It fixes the makeup and keeps it matte and gloss-free for a longer time than a regular makeup can last without the spray. It is a lightweight formula which does not make me feel the heaviness of the makeup layers. It has a non-greasy formula and controls oil and gets absorbed within no time. You just need to be careful while using this spray. Once the makeup is done and got settled over the skin, spray the NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray from a little distance on to the face. Say about five to six inches of distance is perfectly fine. Once done, you don’t have to worry about that great makeup as it is not going to get spoiled at all. NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray creates a shield against the makeup spoilers. Overall one of the best makeup setting spray that gives matte finish and one spray bottle can last for many makeup days. Save your best makeup days with this best makeup setting spray.
Coconut oil does not need any introduction. There are many brands in India that sell good quality coconut oil. But all that we get in the blue bottles s not the pure or virgin coconut oil and it is not full of nutrition. The processed coconut oil loses its original nutritional capability and comes to us with not that great benefits. Organic India Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil comes with the promise of quality without losing the nutrients of the natural coconut oil. Organic India is a renowned brand that provides many organic products at the best affordable costs. There are several benefits of consuming virgin coconut oil and that includes healthy heart life, promotes weight loss, and maintains the good health of bones and joints too. Organic India Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut oil can be used for cooking like making banana chips or all kind of cooking. This way one can get the whole nutrition of virgin coconut oil through the food also. It can be applied externally for good hair and skin. Massaging babies and kids with virgin coconut oil is extremely beneficial for them to get good skin and it prevents the skin from getting dried out during harsh weathers. It also works amazingly for the rashes of my baby that she used to get due to the diapers and now she gets due to heat or tight clothes. It helps in controlling thyroid and one can eat virgin coconut oil every day. Applying it on hair has proven results of best hair growth and prevention of premature greying. Coconut oil works as one of the best carrier oils and can be used with the other essential oils for aroma therapy. Organic India Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the best organic coconut oil brands available in the market and one can trust it for sure. I have been using many of their products including the virgin coconut oil and the range of flavored green tea infused with Tulsi and extremely happy with the results and the quality of this brand.
I am fond of lipsticks. Not that I keep collecting every random one. But I love to have some good brands and some great shades. Revlon is considered as a luxury makeup and beauty brand. HAving used Revlon nail polish at first, I was looking for another product from Revlon. I went to a mall store of Revlon while shopping for clothes. And tried a few shades of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. After trying a few of them I loved the shade Seductive Sienna. And I started wearing it every day and loved the shade and the texture truly. The shade Seductive Sienna truly goes as per its name. It is a bright wine color shade that gives a subtle look every day. And wearing this lipstick does not harm my lips in any manner. It is enriched with Vitamin E and mega moisturizers and avocado oil. This formula keeps the lips buttery soft and smooth for a day long. The lipstick costs in a medium range that is not too cheap or too expensive. It has four textures available in the market. They are pearl, sheer, matte and crème; and I using the crème one which gives a full and plump look to my lips that makes them look literally lustrous. The moisturization formula of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick keeps the lips hydrated for a long time and makes my lips supple and soft. They do not dry out or make my lips chapped even during the winters. Hence this is my go-to go lipstick anytime and every time. Conclusion - Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is highly pigmented and truly lustrous lipstick that keeps my lips hydrated and make them look full and plump. Can try four different finishes for different occasions. A Bit towards the expensive side but not really cheap in quality. And try any shades and definitely stand out and get noticed for those juicy, lustrous lips.
Gentle On The Skin
One must follow a skin-care ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturizing every day. These three steps make sure that your skin remains healthy. Hence I follow this routine for the last few years. Getting the best quality of these three steps is extremely important. So I trust the renowned brand Clinique. And the product Clinique Clarifying Lotion is the second step of this popularly known skin pampering ritual of cleansing toning and moisturizing. I have been using for the past few years and can say I never faced any kind of issues as I have combination skin. It may or may not suit the oily skin type but definitely goes perfectly for dry and combination skin type. Luckily my skin is not acne-prone. Hence I do not have that open pores issues. But still using Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 helped me achieve my desired skin and minimize the smallest pores which helped me to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. It makes skin soft and supple and does not clog the pores. It simply Swings away dirt, dust, pollution, deadening flakes to divulge smoother, richer skin. It contains extremely safe ingredients like water, glycerine, and menthol etc. Whereas it is completely free from SLS, Parabens, and other many harmful chemicals that are present in other toners in the market. Looking at the safe ingredients list, I give my upper hand to any of Clinique products. They are the best at the quality and safety parameters. All the Clinique products are a bit expensive. But buying one premium product is much better than buying ten random and cheap products which can do no good to your skin but can harm in in every manner. Overall a great product which is a luxury and gives 100% results when used for all three steps of the skincare regimen of Cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Clinique Clarifying Lotion s a must have beauty product in my skin-care régime.
MAC and beauty are synonymous to each other. I love to collect various brands and shades of lipsticks and MAC lipstick is one such product that attracts me whenever I am passing by that huge MAC counter in the mall stores. I automatically walk into the store to get the new lipstick shades. These days I don't move out much for shopping, hence online shopping has become a substitute of physical shopping. Going for shopping physically gives me immense happiness and it is a great stress buster too. But reaching the malls after crossing a huge traffic jam is something I really hate especially during the rains of Mumbai. Hence I purchased my last MAC lipstick online, and it reached me as genuine as I could collect it from a MAC store. MAC Satin Lipstick is my latest buy. IT is rich in texture and gives a smooth finishing with great coverage. The Pink Nouveau shade is just the perfect lipstick that I ever desire to have in my vanity. It is available in 21 shades and I am willing to get some more shades. I know it is a bit pricey but it is worth buying this one luxurious lipstick that is full of beauty and lustre rather than buying 4-5 not so good and cheaper lipsticks. You will never regret buying the original MAC lipsticks. Comes in a rich black roll on stick, MAC lipsticks look chic. This lipstick does not dry out my lips and keeps them hydrated for a longer time. Having used MAC lipsticks for last five years, I have found it one of the best lipsticks I have ever had. MAC Lipsticks are expensive and luxurious. You won’t regret buying it ever. It does not fade away and stays for a very long time. One definitely should buy at least one MAC lipstick to fall in love with it forever.
Matte and Shimmery Shades
I like to use blush to get that pink glow on the cheeks and the cheekbones. But having a wheatish skin tone I do not have that natural blush. But then we have a solution for everything through makeup and then I got my Milani Rose Powder Blush. It looks beautiful with the engraved rose on the blush. This rose powder blush provides great finishing to the contours and reshapes the cheekbones and cheeks with fine finishing. It also highlights the cheekbones area and gives me that skinny look hiding the chubbiness of my round shaped face. I have got a matte and a shimmery textured powder blush which can be used as per suitable occasions. I prefer the matte look during the day and for the hot and humid weathers and prefer using shimmery ones for the evening parties. Milani Cosmetics is a renowned US-based brand and is being praised globally. The Milani products are known to provide the beauty of Milan and they are manufactured in Italy. And they are brought to us at affordable rates for the finest quality makeup products. The shades and the textures have universal adaptability and they suit each kind of skin type and skin tone. And it is one of the premium makeup brands that I love to have in my vanity. I tried the 01 Romantic Rose shade of powder blush and loved the soft and smooth finishing I got after one use. But the first time I used it on bare skin. It gave a good finish but did not last that long. So for the second application, I used a primer before applying the Milani Powder Blush. And it went just perfect. It did not fade away and looked little more rich with great finishing. Overall Milani Rose Powder Blush a great product at great rates and a must have for the perfect cheekbones makeup.
I have experienced the bad makeup days when I did not use a primer before applying makeup. And best of the products fail at times in the absence of a good primer. So now I prefer using a primer every time before applying the layers of makeup. And the makeup lasts longer and gets the best finishing. NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer works as the best and finest primer for the perfect makeup days. It comes in a plastic tube and easy to apply. This very silky light-weight and fresh formulation that forms a relaxed cushiony texture on my skin to enhance makeup application. This implausible formula builds a smooth and even layer that diminishes shine and makes the primer application flawless. My skin feels like it has been touched by a professional makeup artist. Easy to apply and gets a perfect finishing without any experts’ skills at home. This primer gives a perfect base for the next round of makeup application. And because of this amazing base of primer, makeup lasts longer and does not become cakey nor does it fade away. NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer is good to have makeup companion and a bit expensive than many other primers available in the market. But when I consider the quality over price, this is one of the best primers I have ever used. When I want my makeup to survive for longer hours, I really need to invest in a good quality primer like NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. NYX has made a praiseworthy name amongst the individuals and professional makeup artists globally. And it suits best for the people who have oily and combination kind of skin type. Ideally, it should be avoided by the people with dry makeup as the oil control formula of NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer can dry out their skin even more and their makeup can look all crooked and cracked. The conclusion is that this primer is best for a high-end user whose skin is oily or has combination skin. It makes the perfect primer for me.
Easy to apply
Not long lasting
Contains Mineral Oils
You do all the makeup perfectly but miss the eyes to get made up, how would you look? For me, Eyes come first. I can go ahead without anything else but kohl is something that I cannot go without. And on the special days, just the kohl is not at all enough. So, on these special days, I need something extra. And then comes this makeup savior NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, that works as colored kohl and eyeliner. Not just that, it can be used as an eye shadow too. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is available in sixteen vibrant and bright shades. A kohl lover like me cannot go just with a single color and needs to grab many of them. Hence I got a black and a golden one. Black works as my regular kohl liner and Golden one is used for special occasions as a liner and eye shadow. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is creamy and glides smoothly. And doesn't need to give multiple strokes. A stroke or two and eyes are done well. The bright shades make the eye look brilliantly done. Cons - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil contains mineral oils which are recently being debated as unhealthy for human use. Many cosmetics do contain mineral oils to give non-sticky textures and this can be avoided. It is not smudge-proof and doesn't last for too long. Overall a good eye pencil for occasional and basic eye makeup. But can get better ones at this price.
I love the brand Maybelline. I have used many of their makeup and beauty products starting with my most favorite colossal kohl pencil to the lipsticks and compact. And till date, this brand has managed to please me with its best collection of makeup and beauty products. Never been disappointed with any of their products so far, I bought the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick as soon as I saw it in the Maybelline ads. I picked up MOR0512 shade which is creamy matte coral pinkish shade. One stroke of this creamy matte lipstick and it makes my lips just perfect. Does not need any base and makes my lips look full and plump instantly. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick is easy to apply and light on the pocket. IT is a great choice to have within a low budget. It offers great quality and intense pigments. It does not dry out or chap my lips even during the winters. Keeps the lips highly moisturized for a longer time and doesn’t fade away easily. The vivid and bright vibrant shades are truly eye-catching that I feel. These lipsticks go well with casuals and formals too. And sometimes I mix n match a few shades together to bring up my own Maybelline shade. It does not contain harmful ingredients and chemicals. It is a lead-free lipstick and so it does not darken the lips after using it for longer time. Being a loyal user of Maybelline products for over a decade, I can vouch blindly on Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick. The rich creamy matte finishing of these lipsticks is just the thing I expect from matte lipsticks, so that my lips stay hydrated and don’t get chapped. Easy on the pocket and amazing on lips, this lipstick makes my day just perfect.
Perfect Matte look
Having combination or normal skin is a blessing because it does not face severe skin issues. But then we have to keep changing our skincare products as per the weather because our skin keeps changing accordingly. So I was looking for an oil control day cream during the summers when my skin spills out excessive oil especially during the hot afternoons. I purchased Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème after reading a lot of positive reviews of this cream. I don’t really go only as per the reviews usually, but Lakme is the brand that has made a place in our house since decades and for two generations now. Therefore I went for this sin lightening day cream. I took the right decision about the brand Lakme again and it did not disappoint me at all. The cream actually controlled my facial oil and gave an instant glow, call it the perfect radiance. It is non-greasy and gets absorbed into the skin very quickly. It comes in two variants and I had taken a matte look one which is the day cream. And yes it gives the perfect matte finishing. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème comes with SPF 30 which makes it a two in one cream that controls oil during the day and provides a shield against harmful UVA & UVB rays. This one may not suit the people with dry skin, hence they should look for the other variant of light crème which comes with the moisturizing effects. And people with combination skin like mine, can use the other variant during the winters. It does not give any extraordinary diamond like radiance to the skin, but it works decently on the skin blemishes and makes the skin even. Overall a good pocket-friendly cream by Lakme that provides decent oil control for the oily and combination skin types.
Lakme brand needs no introductions. Many of the Lakme products are being used in my family for decades and say for two generations by now. The brand comes with the best affordable makeup and beauty solutions to every Indian woman. Yes, Lakme makes the compacts those are perfectly suitable for Indian skin tones. The Lakme 9 to 5 makeup range is specially made for working women who do ot get much time for the touch-ups or reapplications. So I had purchased my first 9 to 5 compact when I was working and was inspired by the ads showing that working girl who doesn't need touch-ups throughout the day. And again I am happy with another Lakme product that took place in my makeup box. It comes in three shades like Almond, Melon, and Apricot. The all go very well for Indian skin tones as all these three shades are natural. And they get blended very well on the Indian skin tones. I used the Almond shade of Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact that goes very well with my wheatish skin tone. It absorbs excess oil and gives a matte look to my face. But does not make it dry and keeps it nourished and conditioned with the help of Vitamin E content of the compact. It does not change my natural skin tone but makes it even looking as it blends very well in the skin. Helps in hiding dark spots and blemishes completely and as shown in the ads, it does not need frequent touch-ups and definitely lasts long. Overall a decent Lakme product which is not overpriced at all. It gives even coverage to the skin and does not make it look patchy after a few hours of applying it. If paired up with LAkme 9 to 5 liquid foundation, this compact works even better. A must-have for working women who have no time to look after the touch-ups.
Another product of Lovely Lakme brand that is a definite buy for all the working women. Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lip Color was my everyday office essential while I was working full-time. Though I stopped working now, it still remains one of my ost favourite lipsticks and even after four years of leaving the job, I make sure to buy this lipstick and wear it occasionally. Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Creme Lip Color is super creamy and slides along smoothly on my lips, covers the crumples just in one stroke. It contains SPF 15 and keeps my lips safe from the harsh sun rays. It also contains vitamin E, jojoba oil and olive oil that keeps lips nourished for the entire day. I love the Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lip Color that is a long-lasting lip color with a rich and highly pigmented. It goes very well and looks too beautiful if paired with the Lakme 9 to5 Matte Compact. They two complement each other. Getting perfect lip color is very important. One that suits me, may or may not suit your skin tone. I used the Peach Bath shade which is a bit pinkish nude and that goes very well with my skin tone. This lip color is available in 20 shades and you need to grab the best ones for yourself. The Lake 9 To 5 product range is not that extremely expensive, they are priced moderately. These lipsticks are truly long-lasting and stay on the lips for over 7 hours. Lakme 9 to 5 Creaseless Crème Lip Color is definitely the best buy for working women due to its long-wearing feature and the shades are perfectly suitable for an office wear and will complement with your formal wear. Overall the best of Lakme is here again. So you must buy these lipstick shades and look simply fantastic.
Can Dry The Skin With Excessive Usage
The brand Dettol needs no introduction to the Indians. Dettol is the most trusted brand when it comes to the hand wash, bath or washing baby's clothes. Every time a mother believes this brand which has earned this trust over the years. Its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties are the most prominent features that make the product stand out among the crowd of the hand washing liquid soap brands in the market. Dettol comes in soap bar and liquid soap forms and the liquid soap is much better and convenient to use by everyone in the family. Whenever my child comes from the playtime, she heads to the bathroom and sings the jingle of Dettol ad. She keeps humming the jingle and washes her hands nicely. So the Ad has simply made my life comfortable when it comes to my child washing her hands happily and humming “Dettol Dettol Ho”. Since I have shifted to Dettol liquid hand wash from my earlier hand was soap bar, I see my daughter is better protected now. There are lesser episodes of infections and illnesses now. And that is the prayer of every mother around, that her child should not fall sick and get frequent infections. Cons - This liquid soap has a very strong aroma which is not much pleasant. And the strong bacteria killing effects of Dettol liquid hand wash make my baby’s skin dry during the winter and her palms start to peel-off. Apart from these cons, Dettol Original Liquid Hand Wash is the must have product for entire family. As a good hand wash helps to keep everyone away from the diseases that spread through hands like Swine-Flu. They also make us less prone to get frequent cold and cough. Hence every home should have this brilliant Dettol Original Liquid Hand Wash.
I am not a Salon fanatic when it comes to skincare. I prefer the salons mostly for hair spa and haircut. Apart from that I avoid going to the Salon and Spa and prefer experimenting a few Salon Skincare Rituals at home. Getting a pedicure done is something I want the salon person to do for me. But due to lack of time because of my busy schedules, I really don't get the time to get myself pampered in the salon or a spa. Hence I have started doing the manicure and pedicure on my own now. And I see pretty much success to get nice feet and hand at home itself. I have purchased all the things that I need to do a nice manicure and pedicure at home. And one of those essential products is Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. This cuticle remover is extremely effective at removing excess cuticles. The gel-based formula breaks down the extra cuticles by melting them down quickly. And since I am using this cuticle remover every time I do the manicure and pedicure at home, I have noticed the growth of cuticles is decreased dramatically. And I don't have to put any extra efforts to remove them now, it saves half of the manicure and pedicure time by melting away the excess cuticles of hands and feet. Even though a bit costly, it is worth it. I don't need to apply this solution in a huge quantity. Just a little amount of this cuticle remover is enough and so it will last long. Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover is a must-have product for for nail care. It keeps the feet and hands happy by making the manicure and pedicure time happy and pleasant. I like to pair this cuticle remover with nail polish remover of Sally Hansen. And they both clean the nails precisely. The duo does its job very well.
No Harmful Ingredients
Works Effectively on the Dark Circles and Puffiness of Eyes
I was working in the Media and Marketing field for over eight years. And staying back at office for the entire night had become a kind of part of my KRA. I hated those sleepless nights that had started giving me dark circles and puffed eyes. I accept that my eating habits were becoming even worse and I had no proper schedule of my life. I quit that job but dark circles did not want to quit on me. They came with me wherever I went. Meanwhile I conceived and getting a sound sleep became like a dream for me. I had thought this all will settle after pregnancy. But no, it never got settled as my daughter has made me stay awake for almost every night till date. And more than a decade of this disturbed sleep schedule, the dark circles under my eyes became stronger and darker. I needed something more than a sound sleep and healthy diet. Hence getting external treatments was a necessity. A friend suggested me to use Clinique All About Eyes cream-gel which is tested by the Ophthalmologists. This cream has help me to diminish the dark circles under eyes just within 5 months of using it regularly. This cream-gel is non-greasy and works extremely well on rejuvenating the under eyes skin. IT helps reduce the fine lines and crow’s feet too. Not just that, it also helps to get rid of the puffiness of the eyes. Overall this works on the several parameters of having beautiful eyes. Clinique All About Eyes cream is pretty expensive and can make you hesitate to purchase it at first. I was in the same dilemma . But using it every night before sleep has reduced my paid of having dark circles for almost a decade. So sending this much of amount for this luxurious eye-care product is much better than having those ugly dark circles and spending a lot over the sessions of skin specialists and Ophthalmologists. I am very happy with the results of this product and now I see my happy eyes after a very long time.
Creamy Gel Texture
I love to beautify my eyes. And a kohl liner is my most favourite always because my hands do not shiver while applying them like I do while applying the liquid eyeliners. But the kohl pencils do not give a perfect finishing like the liquid ones. And then I heard the gel eyeliners are the best and they give much better finishing than the kohl eye liners or the liquid ones. The Inglot AMC Eyliner Gel gives an extraordinary concentration of pigments that provide the finest coverage and rich colors just with a single stroke. It is a gel based formula that gives a crease-proof finishing and makes eyes look perfect. The smooth gel dries quicker than the liquid eye liners and it does not show the cracks after a few hours of applying it. The consistency of this gel eyeliner is creamy and quite smooth and delicate. And it does not get smudged or creased after getting dried out. The Inglot AMC Eyliner Gel is easy to apply and do not make the eyes messed up at all. Once dried, the liner becomes smudge-proof and water-proof. I love to pair it up with nice eye shadow that doubles up the beautification of the eyes. The Inglot AMC Eyliner Gel is a bit expensive but makes the eyes look just perfect. So it is worth buying rather than spending on the liquid eyeliners that mess up the eyes completely.
Reduces Fines Lines
Prevents premature aging
Makes Skin Glow
Kumkumadi Thailam is known to be one of the best oils that give beautiful and flawless skin without any harmful side effects of the chemicals. One of the most ancient Ayurvedic remedies of having beautiful skin is applying the Kumkumadi Thailam on the face regularly. Bipha Ayurveda Kumkumadi Thailam is one such best product of Ayurveda that maintains the natural goodness of Kumkumadi Thailam and provides the nourishment and the beauty to my skin. It is a multi-purpose serum that works on several skin ailments including infections, dark circles, uneven skin tone, blemishes, and patches. It works as an all-rounder skincare expert and provides the best of Kumkumadi Thailam to my skin. It provides the love of nature and the upkeep of unadulterated ingredients to my skin. The oil or serum is taken out straight from the environment and has provided to us in the most natural form. I have been using it for the past four months and can see a noticeable difference in my skin tone. My fine lines are fading, and the crow’s feet are vanishing too. I look much younger than my actual age and people don’t stop asking me the secret of this makeover and I can’t stop blushing. Bipha Ayurveda Kumkumadi Thailam is a pretty expensive skincare product but definitely worth the price as it does not give any side effects and works on several skin issues including aging. For me, it is the best multi-purpose serum I have ever used and much cheaper than three-four rounds of a salon facial that gives a temporary glow and does not last long. One serum bottle lasts for several uses and makes it a worth buy product. Bipha Ayurveda Kumkumadi Thailam is a must have product for Ayurveda lovers, and it will never disappoint you. Invest in the goodness of Ayurveda right away.
Adds Radiant Glow
I am not a makeup junkie, but on some special occasions, I definitely need to get dolled up. And getting it done on my own is need of the time while I have a four-year-old around me. Slowly I learned and acquired some basic makeup skills and realized that the highlighter plays a vital role for party makeup. And while looking out for a good quality highlighter, I got to know about Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter. It was praised by many makeup professionals. So I thought of giving it a try. I ordered for the Rose Gold and Liquid Bronze Gold shades online. And received my order within a week’s time. I was heading to a winter wedding the very next week. And this time I was ready with my missing highlighter. I used the Rose Gold liquid highlighter shade at first. As my lehenga was of the similar rose shade. It got blended very well. I purposely mixed it up with a little moisturizer because I have a combination skin that becomes dry during the winters. How To Use – Apply Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter using a sponge or a brush. Apply on the higher points of the face like cheekbones. It can also be mixed with foundation or body lotion so that the highlighter gives a gleaming natural finishing. Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter adds shimmery look to the regular makeup that helps me shine out through the parties. I prefer shimmery look for the evenings hence the Bronze Gold shade has become my perfect partner for the shimmery evening parties. This highlighter is highly pigmented and adds the extra glow and radiance to my skin. It gets blended easily and the gorgeous shades offer the extra gleam to my skin tone. Makeup Revolution London is a UK based makeup and cosmetics brand that offers premium makeup products at affordable prices. This brand uses cruelty-free ingredients and is not tested on animals.
I have used many of the NYX Professional Makeup products so far and haven’t experienced any negative effects of them. Based on my past experiences, I used the NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick. It is a Three-in-One Stick that works as a concealer, highlighter and a contour at a time. The stick has two side with two shades. This duo gives the perfect combination of highlighting and the contour. One side can be used as the highlighter and the other one as the contour. This dual stick is truly the wonder stick as both the sides have the creamy texture, hence they are easy to blend. And it is available in six such color coordinated pairs, and all make the best combos. The creamy finishing is best in concealing and highlights very well. If used perfectly this stick provides the perfect facial shape by slimming down the nose part and makes the jawline look stronger and the cheeks look perfectly carved. I combine this stick with other makeup products of NYX Professional makeup such as lipstick and the contour pro palette that gives the perfect finishing to my makeup look. Overall a great product to have for every makeup lover. I use them occasionally but whenever I use it, it gives the perfect finishing and makes the makeup look perfect. Different shades allow me to try different looks and the price fits my budget. It helps to sculpt my face and hides the chubbiness perfectly. Hence it becomes a must have for my vanity.
Floral Fruity Fragrance
I am fond of fragrances. And I feel a fragrance can define and redefine your personality. I have used many perfumes but I must say that only a few of them last for a long time. Else many just fade away after an hour or two. Selecting the best fragrance as per your mood and the personality makes a huge difference to your overall presence. I love the floral, fruity and aqua fragrances. They instantly boost up my mood and make me feel happy and delighted. So the Guess For Women Eau De Parfum Spray has taken a special place in my collection of fragrances. It has the floral fruity aroma that I desire to have always. This fragrance is long lasting and even after four to five hours I keep smelling so good. And I love that mildness of a perfume that we experience after a few hours. The gentle whiff of an hour old perfume attracts me more than a fresh one. Guess For Women Eau De Parfum Spray is very much addictive and seductive too. The sweet smell enhances one's overall presence and makes them stand out in the crowd. When it comes to the perfumes and fragrances, Guess is definitely the leader of fragrances for men and women. They offer a wide variety of fragrances for both men and women. And I love having this premium bottle of seductive fragrance with me. I always smell fresh and nice because of my perfumes. So I need to be very careful while making a purchase of perfumes. I prefer to spray it on my clothes and on my wrist where it becomes more effective due to the beats and it lasts longer than ever. It never gets faded away and I can notice the mild and seductive whiff even the next day on my clothes and on my wrist. Overall if you want to smell really good and want to stand out then Guess For Women Eau De Parfum Spray is a bottle of fragrance that you need to grab asap and experience the indulgence of the fragrance affair.
Makes Hair Soft
Can be Greasy
I have highly unmanageable frizzy hair. I have tried many many frizz control products but all have failed to help me get rid of the frizz permanently. But I must say that there are a few hair care products that give better results than many others. And one of such products is Matrix Biolage HydraSource Shampoo. It had not sorted my problem permanently but has made my super frizzy hair extremely manageable after every wash. I have a kind of combination hair. The scalp and crown area remains a bit oily but the lower hair becomes extremely dry and frizzy. And so I get a lot of tangles and knots in my hair. And sorting out these tangles cause a lot of hair loss too. But after using Matrix Biolage HydraSource Shampoo, I can feel the difference in my hair texture. It relaxes my hair and makes them straight and soft. And get detangled easily without making me lose many hair strands in the hairbrush. Usually, I get scared to wash my hair often because every wash makes my hair fall like anything. But with the use of this shampoo, that hair fall has reduced a bit. And I see fewer hair strands while having a hair bathe. Matrix Biolage HydraSource Shampoo manages to retain the moisture in my hair for the next three to four days and I don’t have to worry about the frizz for at least two days. Yes, the effect does not last long but it is much better to have at least two days of frizz and tangle free hair. Matrix Biolage HydraSource Shampoo has managed to reduce my split ends too and I feel the extra shine after every wash. IT adds some luster to my hair and make them look voluminous too. I liked this shampoo which was recommended by a salon expert and I definitely don’t regret using it frequently.
M. A. C. Products don't know any introduction. They are extremely popular in many countries and Indians have fallen in love with it already. And just like many other Indians, even I am in love with all the amazing products of M. A. C. After using many other products, I started using M. A. C powder blush and again this product has not disappointed me at all. This powder blush gets blended easily with my skin and gives it a perfect blush. The finishing is just fine and gives me a natural looking blush instantly. M. A. C. products are tested by dermatologists and they are specially crafted by the makeup experts for the makeup experts. The blush does not dry out my skin and if used with the highlighter, it gives the perfect looking blush and defines the jawline very well. It reduces the chubbiness of my cheeks and makes my face look thinner. I am using the SOFT CORAL PEACH shade which is made for my skin I feel. It gets blended naturally and does not look artificial at all. If used on a layer of primer, it makes the face look more beautiful and done professionally. All the M.A.C products are pretty expensive, but once a M.A.C. user, will not love any other makeup or cosmetics brand ever. The price you pay for this luxury makeup brand is definitely worth paying. One must have every product of M.A.C and the powder blush is a super must-have for sure.
First of all, I am a fan of Lakme products. Secondly, the 9 to 5 range is super brilliant. This range by Lakme is just the best for any working woman when it comes to durability and longevity. All the 9 to 5 products are crafted to stay longer and need minimal rounds of touch-ups. I have started using the Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color for last five months and have two shades already. Now longing to grab the new shades as soon as possible. And believe me, all the shades I have used are super brilliant on lips and cheeks. Yes, they are two-in-one. I used the Coffee Lite shade at first which is kind of nude shade. And went well for me as a lip color and also as a lipstick base for darker shades. The second best shade is Fuchsia Suede. This shade looks bright and vibrant on my lips, and I slightly use it on my cheeks for that perfect makeup like look. Both the the shades are going to get over soon and wish to try all their fourteen shades at the earliest. Yes there are 14 stunning shades to have dazzling lips and well-groomed cheeks. The weightless formula of Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color is an advantage as it does not give that heaviness on cheeks and the lips too. The mousse like lip and cheek color is super soft and needs no efforts to get them done perfectly. Just one stroke of this lip color and the lips look gorgeous within jiffies. Lakme 9 to 5 range of products is a must must-have for everyone. They last longer and feel lighter on the face and the lips. I must say this one is the best range of Lakme products introduced to us. And Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color is the thing I cannot get over its obsession. Definitely the best lip color ever.
Removes Dead Skin
Goodness Of Algae
Algae has been used in the skincare products since ages. Algae is full of minerals and nutrients. It won't be too much if it is called the hub of antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, etc. L’Oreal Pure Clay Exfoliating And Refining Face Mask contains all the benefits of the Algae. Hence it has become one of the great skin care products for me since a while. Exfoliation is an extremely important part of a skincare routine. It helps remove the dead cells and helps' the pores breathe freely. But all those scrubs available in the market are not going to give excellent benefits of exfoliation. L’Oreal Pure Clay Exfoliating And Refining Face Mask contains high quality and rare red algae which helps the skin to get cleansed thoroughly. But does not make it dry after exfoliation, instead it hydrates the skin from within. At first I found this face mask a bit expensive, but having a very good experience of many other L’Oreal skincare products, I thought of trying it once. And I don’t really feel guilty to spend that much money after getting the great salon-like effects at home. And one bottle can last for three to four applications which saves me on spending almost four thousand rupees for the salon facials. L’Oreal Pure Clay Exfoliating And Refining Face Mask does not need any expert skills to use it at home. The steps are simple. Take the wet clay mask on the palm. Apply it on the face and the neck evenly. Leave it for 10 minutes. And wash it off with plain water. Just massage a bit while washing it and it works as an excellent scrub that removes dead skin cells. I have a combination skin and it suits me well. But it can dry out the dry skin and cannot be recommended for the people with dry skin. If one really wants to use then have to follow with a moisturizer after washing off the face. Overall a very good skincare product that detoxifies the skin within 1o minutes and helps me get a better skin tone at home.
Easy To Apply
Not Long Lasting
I crossed the mark of thirty years and very soon saw that first grey hair. Unfortunately, I did not notice it but a friend told me that, "No even you have started getting grey hair". Believe me, it is heart-wrenching to see the first grey hair even after taking utmost care and using no chemicals at all. I felt bad but then just ignored it thinking that one grey hair is not going to be that harmful. But soon after that, I started seeing much such grey hairs and within a year or so they had grown a lot. It was the time when I needed a hair color badly. But having a newborn with me I really could not dare to try any hair color thinking it can have adverse effects to a breastfeeding mom like me, and God forbid if it affects my baby too. After delaying the hair color plan for another year, I noticed that the grey hairs had not grown a lot may be because of the severe hair fall I had. There was no scope of getting extra grey hair with the falling hair. But now I could think of a good hair color which will not just cover my greys but also give me a new look. But having a year old baby, I had got too occupied with the motherly cores, hence I decided to buy Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color that could be used at home. I preferred using the caramel brown shade that went very well with my wheatish skin tone too. It is completely ammonia free, hence did not give me any burning sensations nor did it irritate my eyes. Enriched with Olive, Almond and Avocado oils; I could see a nice glossy look on my hair after washing off the color and drying the hair naturally. It did not last for more than six weeks though. I soon started fading away. So I went for just the highlights in the second round. Overall a very good hair color that needs no expert skills and can be used at home. Gives wider coverage on grey hair and lasts for approx. six weeks. It is priced reasonably, and does not cause hairfall after using it.
Gives Perfect Eye Lashes
Not Tested On Animals
Essence is known to be one of the premium makeup and beauty brands globally. I have been a happy user of their lip gloss and eye shadow in the past. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara is priced a little higher than their other product range. But it is really very good when it comes to the dramatic eyes effect. I don't have long and dense eyelashes. And I have tried all the remedies to grow them naturally. But never got that success in having naturally beautiful and dense eyelashes. I always feel that my eyes could look better if I had great long eyelashes. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara gives a temporary but great solution to my thin and short eyelashes. The pretty chic black mint bottle is easy to hold while the fiber brush of mascara does its work of giving a volume to my eyelashes. It instantly adds that false lash effect to my eyes. And I can attend the parties confidently. Otherwise, all my makeup looked bad always with the thin eyelashes I have. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara along with the eye shadow and eyeliner makes my eye makeup just perfect. It adds a kind of confidence in me while having the special days of makeup. Essence is a brand from Europe that offers great makeup and beauty solutions in pocket-friendly rates. And this mascara is equally light on budget. It is not tested on animals so remains cruelty-free. Pair it up with other eye makeup products like kohl, eyeliner, eye shadow and it just goes perfect. Conclusion - Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara is a great mascara that gives false eyelash effect instantly and adds volume to the thin and short eyelashes. A must-have product for the perfect eye makeup every time.
I am a loyal user of many Maybelline products. It's been over a decade when I started using the Colossal by Maybelline which changed the world of Kohl eyes. And since then I have been using many of their products as they are way cheaper than the premium brands and are much better than many other brands around. After using the compact, lipsticks, mascara and colossal of Maybelline; I tried Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation. I liked to do gradation of my lipstick, but I used to do it with the index finger or sometimes with ear buds. And the look was never perfect. And many times the cotton of the ear buds used to get stuck at my lipstick. Yes, I have tried all those weird things unless I found an attached gradation cushion to a lip color itself. This cushion blender is just perfect to get the gradient look of a lipstick. The texture of Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation is soft and smooth and this gives a matte effect. The smudger makes it extra matte. Maybelline lip gradation is available in 8 bright and vibrant shades and I have grabbed two so far and willing to purchase more soon. I am using the Fuchsia 1 shade that gives a perfectly bright and dark shade. And the second one is Pink 1, which gives a sober and subtle day look. Being a hardcore fan of Maybelline products for almost a decade now, I don't find any flaws in the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation. Not because I blindly trust it, but I just can't get over their flawlessness. Overall Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation is one of the finest lip colors available in the market and they will not disappoint you in any manner.
Contains natural ingredients
Prevents hair fall
Moisturizes the hair
Promotes hair growth
Strengthens hair roots
Needs to be followed up with a conditioner
Can be drying for dry scalp
Amla and Bhringraj are known to provide the required nourishment to hair and scalp. And so I add a lot of Amla to my diet. But it needs some external applications too so I was looking for a hair cleanser that comes with Amla. I heard about Khadi Natural products from my sister in law. She was using some Shikakai variant but I was looking for one with Amla and then I ordered Khadi Natural Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser online. I started using it immediately after receiving my order. And I realized only the shampoo is not enough to get good hair texture. Because most of the natural and medicated shampoos don't have the hair softners included in them hence they make hair a bit dry. I used a conditioner after washing my hair with Khadi Natural Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser and my hair got better. Amla is a hub of Vitamin C and is proven extremely useful for the health of hair. It controls dandruff and soothes an itchy scalp. Bhringaraj is known to have hair enhancing properties. It increases hair growth and reduces dandruff dramatically. Khadi Natural Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser is infused with both these herbs hence they do double magic to the hair. Khadi is known to introduce all natural and organic beauty and health care products and does not contain any harmful chemical. Because of this reason my hair might not get soft but they have definitely got better with the regular use of Khadi Natural Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser. It keeps the scalp clean and oil-free. And can make the scalp even drier during winters and I prefer avoiding to use this hair cleanser during winters or cold weathers. I do not say this is the best product and is an all-rounder, but it definitely does not do any bad to my hair. I need to use a conditioner along with it but due to the natural ingredients the hair remains healthy and they are growing well. Hair fall has got reduced too and I am happy to see less hair in the bathroom after every shower.
Imparts shine to hair
A little goes a long way
Makes hair smooth and soft
Repairs limp and dry hair
Contains SLS and other chemicals
Sunsilk is a very old shampoo brand that we have in India. And it comes with many variants like Sunsilk Black, Sunsilk Extra Long And Sunsilk Dream Soft that is the yellow Sunsilk bottle. My best friend had very rough and dry hair. And then she had started using Sunsilk Dream Soft And Smooth Shampoo around a decade ago. She was happy though it did not keep her hair soft for a longer time. But after every wash, she used to feel smooth and soft hair. As per her recommendation, I started using it too but for my hair texture, it did not do any wonders. Instead, it made my scalp a bit oily and my frizz never got settled. So the Sunsilk Dream Soft And Smooth Shampoo is good for dry and rough hair. The softness can stay for a day long. And makes hair manageable. If I have to mention the positive points of this shampoo then I must say that it lathers easily and has a pleasant aroma. And it is very much pocket-friendly like all other shampoos by Sunsilk. The egg content gives hair its much-needed protein dose. And strengthens hair from within. Cons - It contains SLS and many other chemicals. Additionally, it contains silicon too. If improved on these parameters, it can become a very good shampoo for all the people who are tired of their dry and dull hair. My best friend was happy with the results and I was not. She claims it to be the best ever shampoo so far and so one needs to choose a shampoo according to their hair needs. Conclusion - Sunsilk Dream Soft And Smooth Shampoo is a decent shampoo for dry and rough hair but nothing like miraculous or extraordinary features it has. A basic shampoo for basic use.
Imparts shine to hair
Forms a good lather
Adds volume and bounce without drying the hair
Makes hair silky and soft
Experts suggest that one should avoid daily usage of shampoo but in case of Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo, I just could ignore these suggestions, because my husband is using it daily and does not experience any harm or side effects. Whereas I prefer to wash my hair thrice a week. I heard that many brands use sodium chloride as a thickener which is bad for your scalp and hair. As per many experts, sodium chloride can make your scalp dry and itchy. I can trust this claim, because any chemical loaded shampoo is going to do more harm and no good to your hair and scalp. I personally suffered many times after using such kind of shampoos but in case of Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo, I didn't experience itching of the scalp. Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo has some special characteristics which make this shampoo better than others. No harmful chemical has used for the formulation of Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo hence it prevents hair fall. Keratin is the most important nutrients you need to keep your hair healthy and Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo is well formulated with Keratin thus it is the best solution for many hair problems. Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo comes with the pressed open cap bottle so you don't need to put any special efforts to carry it while traveling. I tried many cheap products for my hair but I had to pay heavier price after using these cheap and worthless products. When I purchased Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo, at first I found it a little bit expensive but after regular use of it, I must say that I got the best product for my scalp & hair. Conclusion – Expensive yet amazing unisex shampoo that one must try. A unisex shampoo hence no need of stuffing the bathroom shelf with different shampoos for the two of us.
Imparts shine to hair
Cleanses the scalp well
Contains a lot of chemicals
Sunsilk is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to good shampoos. And it offers different variants for different hair problems. Hence one Sunsilk shampoo is definitely not meant to every type of hair. So one needs to choose the one that suits their hair and scalp needs. Coming to the Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long Shampoo, it is meant to make hair lustrous and long. And that is the need for every type of hair. So this shampoo suits all the hair types. I used it for a month and can say that my hair has become longer but not that voluminous. It has not helped me stop my hair fall completely and so cannot add the volume to my hair. Then what good about Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long Shampoo is that it makes hair softer and adds shine. It contains Keratin and Yogurt complex that hydrates the hair and nourishes from within. Keratin is definitely an ingredient that makes hair long and strong and adds luster to dull and lifeless hair. It has a pleasant fragrance and that lasts for the entire day. It cleanses scalp very well and useful for oily hair. It is easily available in the market and online too. Regular usage of Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long Shampoo makes hair shiny and glossy. Cons - Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long Shampoo contains some chemicals that are not really good for any type of hair. If they are diminished, it will be a very good budget-friendly option of hair cleansers for a regular use. Conclusion - Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long Shampoo is a very good Shampoo that grows hair faster, does not really add that volume to the hair. This hair cleanser suits all hair types Pocket-friendly hair cleanser and can be used regularly.
Lightens the skin
Offers UVA and UVB protection
Beauty industry runs on two magical words; Herbal and Ayurvedic. And not that all the brands around really stand with their promise of being Herbal or Ayurvedic. I have come across many such brands which claimed to be herbal but if you see the ingredients, they are more of chemicals and very fewer herbs. Lotus Herbals is one such brand that has more herbs and minimal chemicals, and so that it has become one of the most popular beauty product brands in India. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Crème SPF 25 PA+++ is a gel-based creme that comes in a jar like pack and has screw lid. It is extremely useful for the dull dry and damaged skin due to internal and external factors like lack of sleep, dehydration, being out in the sun for a long time, etc. Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening & Brightening Gel Crème SPF 25 PA+++ is definitely a decent solution for many such skin problems. It repairs damaged cells and enhances the skin from within. After using it regularly for over a month I can see some radiance on my face. Dark circles have lightened a lot and skin looks soft and supple. It contains SPF 25 and protects my skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays while being out in the sun. It creates a kind of shield against dust and pollutants and so gives complete protection against external factors. It needs minimal efforts to get absorbed in the skin. just a few strokes of massage and it's done. It keeps skin fresh for a long time by controlling oil. Cons - The packaging is unhygienic because you have to dip your fingers into the cream to take out the cream from the jar. Washing hands before every use can make this process simpler though. The jar like packaging makes it difficult to carry while traveling.
Absorbs excess oil
Retains natural moisture
Helps unclog pores
Provides oil balance for up to 8 hrs
Gives matte finish
Controls acne and pimples
Can leave a whitish cast behind
I say this quite frequently that I am a fan of Lacto Calamine. I started using as a multipurpose lotion initially and soon it became one of my most favourite beauty products. And I was surprised to get it prescribed by my daughter's pediatrician too when she was getting prickly heat and rashes. And so it has become a multipurpose lotion for our entire family now. Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Lotion (For Oily Skin) is specially made for oily skin and combination skin. I have a combination skin that gets too oily during the summers and too dry during winters. So I use Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Lotion (For Oily Skin) during the summers or while being in humid weathers. It is a clay-based lotion and comes in an opaque bottle with a lavender screw cap. It has a unique clay therapy called Kaolin clay. This clay contains natural minerals that help to remove dead skin cells. Applying Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Lotion every day while going out protects my skin in a better manner. It gives a matte look and controls excess sweating and oils. Keeps me fresh for up to eight hours and doesn't need an extra application of the lotion. Keeps my skin blemish free and reduces the scars and marks. Evens out uneven skin tone. Cons - If the weather is too hot and humid, it leaves white patches around the mouth area. And another drawback of this product is it contains paraben. The fragrance is little towards a stronger side but vanishes in a while. Overall it is a very good product and has earned trust with its good quality and consistency. And it remains the flagship beauty brand of Piramal Healthcare. It is a pocket-friendly solution for many skin issues including acne and pimples. Protects the skin from pollutants, harsh sun rays, and climatic issues.
Good alternative to high-priced powder foundation
Gives flawless natural finish
Water and sweat resistant
Can get cakey
NYX Professional makeup is an international brand. I have used and have been using many of the NYX products, Although I am a loyal customer for them when it comes to makeup. The products I have used so far have met my expectations. And NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation is one more product by this brand that has made a place in my vanity. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation wants to tell their customers that they won't lose the charm by using a matte powder foundation. You need to apply it on a primer for better results and then this powder foundation just goes perfect. It is available in various shades so one should choose the right one that goes radiantly with their skin tone. I have a wheatish skin tone and I am using and I like to use SMP 01 PT7 NUDE BEIGE which is a nude but mattifying. It goes for my skin perfectly. Choosing the right shade is important hence check the details given on this site for selecting the perfect shade. There are many highly priced powder foundations available in the market. "But NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation" is definitely way better than them. It blends very easily and quickly gives a flawless finishing that looks natural. It is water-proof and sweat-proof too and so that it stays for a longer time than any other powder foundations. It gives a perfectly fine coverage and does not make the skin look patchy. Cons - Only con I found in "NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation" is that it gets cakey after a while. Conclusion - It is not a perfect powder foundation but definitely a better one. Use a primer before applying it and it may get just perfect.
Rejuvenates the skin
Helps in generating new cells
Best for blemishes and acne-prone skin
Offers deep moisturization
Not effective on very dry skin
It was the first time when I had come across a moisturizer having Eucalyptus and Rosemary components, Out of curiosity, I bought this product to try and test it. The product claims to provide nourishment to skin, especially acne prone skin. The moisturizer is available in a cylindrical bottle which has a dispenser lid to pour the lotion. It comes in many sizes as per the needs of the customer. The shape of the container with a dispenser and plastic lid makes it very travel-friendly. With a blend of sandalwood and turmeric along with Eucalyptus and Rosemary, it is a perfect combination for repairing skin damage. The moisturizer is light to apply and doesn’t feel greasy on the skin. It also evens the skin tone when used regularly. Due to the ingredients like Turmeric, the moisturizer has healing properties to an extent and can help to revive minor skin damages. People with extremely dry skin or teenagers going through the acne problem should definitely use this product. It is most suitable for rejuvenating the skin. The moisturizer can be easily applied after washing your face. This light moisturizer gets absorbed by the skin quickly. It has a lovely fragrance too. The product has no side effects as all the main things in it are herbal in nature. I use it mostly during the winter season when my skin starts turning dry. This Vedic Line Eucalyptus and Rosemary Moisturizer has good performance when it comes to moisturizing. It deeply moisturizes the skin and stays for long time. It works very well on blemishes and dark spots. Also helps to erase the old acne and pimple scars. It has a lightweight moisturizing formula and gets absorbed in the skin very quickly and does not clog the pores. Overall it is a very good moisturizer I could have for my combination skin.
Hydrates the skin
24 hours staying power
Has SPF 18
Imparts a subtle glow
Does not leave a white cast behind
Is drying for dry skin
L'Oreal Paris is one of the top makeup, cosmetic and skincare brands in India. It offers a wide range of beauty products and they are highly recommended by skin and hair experts and salons. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation is one of such great products offered by L’Oreal brand. The brand has earned trust in the users' minds over the last few years and it fulfills all its promises. So it is my most preferred brand for skin and hair care products. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation works against five basic issues of makeup disasters those are shine, drying out, imperfect coverage, transfer, and mask-like effect. It not just gives an even coverage but also hydrates the skin. Mostly suitable for oily and combination skin types, L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation may or may not suit very dry skin. The packaging of this liquid foundation comes in a sleek glass bottle and has a pump dispenser. It's easy to take it out of the bottle without messing it up like screw cap bottles. It stays good for as long as 24 hours and helps impart a subtle glow and sheen. Cons - This foundation is a bit expensive and I won't say this is the best foundation available at these rates. But definitely a better liquid foundation than other brands. It can dry up dry skin and can give a cracked makeup look. Conclusion - L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation is a decent liquid foundation to have for a good makeup day. A bit on the costlier side. It gives a good glow that does not look artificial. Sometimes it may get oxidized and give a metallic tone. One of the best long-lasting liquid foundations available in the market. Recommended by skin experts and keeps the promise of the brand Loreal Paris.
Suitable for all skin types
Moisturises skin effectively
Gets absorbed easily
Does not leave behind a white cast
My sister has very dry skin and at times it starts peeling whenever she goes out in the harsh sun. Her skin dryness remains with her throughout the year but her condition worsens during the winters. So she needs to use a moisturizer 365 days of a year. And since last winter she started using Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++ which was recommended to her by her colleague and since then she has got some relief. Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++ is beneficial for her in more than one manner. First is that it keeps her skin hydrated and the second one is that it protects her skin from harsh sun while being outdoors. So it is a two-in-one magical skin moisturizer for her that has the sun protection formula too. My sister has very dry skin and at times it starts peeling whenever she goes out in the harsh sun. Her skin dryness remains with her throughout the year but her condition worsens during the winters. So she needs to use a moisturizer 365 days of a year. And since last winter she started using Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++ which was recommended to her by her colleague and since then she has got some relief. Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++ is beneficial for her in more than one manner. First is that it keeps her skin hydrated and the second one is that it protects her skin from harsh sun while being outdoors. So it is a two-in-one magical skin moisturizer for her that has the sun protection formula too. Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++ is a blend of real milk and peaches. this combination provides sufficient moisturizer to her skin and does not make it extra oily and patchy. It contains SPF 24 that protects her skin from sun damage like dark spots, sunburns, blemishes, and skin darkening. I had seen that it has a beautiful packaging and comes with a flip-open cap.
Makes the skin soft and smooth
Moisturizes the skin
The brand Nivea has been a familiar name in my family since my childhood. My mother introduced this cream to me and I have been using it ever since. This daily moisturising cream of Nivea is what I and my family use during the change of seasons. It is good for all ages and all skin types as well. My girl loves it for its soft fragrance. As it is dermatologically tested, I use it for my kid without hesitation. The white cream is smooth and moist with a thick consistency. This makes it easy to apply and to even carry while travelling. The cream is so light that it is easily absorbed by the skin when you apply it. Nivea Crème provides the required nourishment to our skins during winters and takes care against the bad effects of pollution as well. It does not have SPF, so cannot be used as Sunscreen cream I use it not only on my face but on my arms and legs as well, especially elbow and knees. Apply on the face in a circular way with light fingers and move up as you continue applying. This helps to spread the cream evenly all over the face. It removes the dryness of the skin immediately and gives that smooth feeling when touched. During winters, I use it as a night cream and apply it on my face before sleeping. The result in the morning is amazing as I can feel the softness of the skin having a healthy glow. Nivea Crème comes in a royal blue tub and is available in various sizes. The price is quite reasonable. Though it may be considered a little greasy for those having oily skin you cannot deny its good results with no side effects. Years of trust on this product has made it a must-have in my household.
Does not clog pores
Deeply hydrates skin
Imparts a shiny gloss
Gives a cooling effect
Best for dull and dry skin
I have got a kind of deep trust in Lakme brand and so I do not hesitate to try any of their new products. As far as I remember any makeup and beauty brand during my childhood, I can recall only one name that's Lakme. And so I tied Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème. And I am happy with a Lakme product again. Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème is infused with multiple nutrients that keep my skin healthy and glowing. The gel based cream does not make my skin excessively oily just provides a sufficient amount of moisture to the skin. It contains glacier water that contains natural minerals, that provides a cooling effect along with glossy skin look. It is more beneficial during the cold weathers and provides moisture for a very long time. Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème is easy to apply and needs no expert tricks. Apply evenly on face and neck and that makes just a perfect moisturizing regime, The key feature of the gel base is that it feels lighter on the skin and does not give a heavy greasy look. And due to its light formula, it gets absorbed quickly. I have a combination skin hence it gives me a perfect glossy glowing skin within jiffies. Cons - It does not contain SPF and so that it is not that useful while going outdoors. I feel the smell is too strong while applying it but it vanishes soon. And if I talk about the positive side of Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme, I find it really useful. It adds radiance to my dull skin. And applying a few layers does not clog the skin pores. Conclusion - Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme is a perfect solution for winter dry skin and protects the skin from peeling. It also adds a lot of radiance to dull and lifeless skin. A must have product by Lakme which is light on the skin and lighter on pocket too.
Suitable for all skin types
Lightens skin tone
Natural sun protection
No mineral oil
Does little for dark spots
My sister introduced Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream to me. She had been using it for a couple of months and was very satisfied with its result. Seeing her after a long time, even I could feel the difference in her appearance. After childbirth, her complexion had gone down and had become uneven. But as I met her, I could see that her skin looked healthier and even toned. Taking her advice and knowing that it is herbal, I bought this Himalaya product. Packed in a white-pink coloured box the skin-colour cream comes in a frosted glass container with a green coloured lid. It is reasonably priced and satisfied me as a customer. Within a week of its use, I could feel that my skin felt softer than before. The skin tone had improved and it felt hydrated. The best time to apply the cream is just after you take a bath. Apply the dots of this Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream all over your face and then gently rub it in a circular motion as you move upwards. The cream is a one-stop solution in many ways. It is non-greasy and hence can be used as a make-up base. Not only this, I feel that it also acts as a protective layer between my bare skin and the make-up products which I use. So even if the make-up stays for a long time, it does not cause any harmful effects on my skin. The Cinnabloc (herbal sunblock) used in this product protects my skin from UV rays and skin tanning when I need to step out in the sun for a short time. (I would not refer it as a sunscreen and that is why emphasised on stepping out for a short period of time) Other Herbal ingredients like Licorice and White Dammer help in reducing skin pigmentation and lightening it eventually. I also liked the texture of the product. It is soft and creamy but not sticky. However, the product can be put into a more secure container. The glass container of the cream is difficult to carry while travelling with a fear of getting broken. With small kids at home, I also worry about it being shattered accidentally. Nevertheless, having used it for a couple of weeks now, I can definitely recommend it. Adding to that, it is a Himalaya product which is a trusted brand when it comes to No-Side Effects on skin.
Reduces dark spots
Contains CLA4 and Retinol boosters
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Lightens skin tone
Provides matte finish
May not be suitable for dry skin
Since I have crossed the mark of thirty years, I have been being just too careful towards my skin. Though I am not so fond of Salon treatment and honestly speaking I get no time to go to the salons or Spas and get pampered as I want. So I prefer using the beauty products which can be used at home. So I bumped into Ponds Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ and started using it regularly. My growing age was making me extremely worried and so I religiously following every possible anti-aging skincare rituals. Ponds Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ helps to minimize the skin pores. Also helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Enhances the appearance of the skin by adding a lot of radiance to it. Also lightens the dark spots and gives some extra glow to my skin. Having a combination skin, Ponds Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ helps me control oil during summers. It gives a nice matte finishing and makes look my skin glowing and brighter. It rejuvenates the skin from within and keeps the skin happy and hydrated. As it helps in reducing fine lines, crows feet (wrinkles near the eyes) and wrinkles; I have started looking a few years younger and that simple makes me blush. The packaging of Ponds Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ is not really great as it comes in a jar styled pack. This jar is quite bulky and not travel-friendly. Ponds Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ has mattifying properties hence controls the oil production on the skin. This feature is useful for people with oily or combination skin, but may not be suitable for the people who have dry skin.
Smoothens your skin
Can be used as a primer
Does not cause breakouts
The brand Bobbi Brown is known to be a luxurious makeup brand worldwide. They are rich, expensive and worth it. It is more useful for the people who have dry skin and it is useful for me mostly during the winters. I used it for last winters and gave it away to my sister in law who has a very dry skin. She is happy with this giveaway and I am happy that this expensive product did not go wasted and is being useful for her. It has an instant nourishment formula hence makes the skin soft and supple as soon as you apply it on your face. It does not take a lot of time to get absorbed and hydrates the skin very well. It contains caffeine that gives an extra glow to the skin and makes it look supple and glowing. It is rich with some other minerals like sodium hyaluronate, mineral water, and trehalose that makes the skin soft and smooth. IT comes in a glass jar and has a crew style black cap that makes the usage a bit inconvenient. I have to use a spoon to take out the cream every time and that is not at a travel-friendly solution. The Best part of Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is that is is free from many harmful chemicals such as Sulfate, Sulfite, Phthalate, and paraben. These chemicals do no good to the skin but can harm it very badly. So Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream stands tall in every manner. Cons - The packaging is not that good and it is a bit expensive. It does not contain Sun Protection Factor (SPF) hence not useful during the day time to go out in the sun. Conclusion - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is expensive yet useful for dry and combination skin.
Makes skin soft
Protects skin against winter dryness
This winter I tried the Patanjali Aloe Vera Moisturizing Cream. I am a regular user of Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel and have been completely satisfied with the product. Based on my experience with the gel product, I went ahead with the purchase of this moisturising product which has the main ingredient as Aloe Vera. Along with it, this cream also contains Shea butter, olive oil, coconut and wheat germ. All these ingredients help in reducing the dryness of the skin which happens mostly during winters. The product comes in a small jar with a light green lid. The cream is soft and smooth to touch. The consistency isn’t so thick though, maybe because it contains butter and olive oil along with aloe vera. On the other hand, due to such consistency of the cream, it easily spreads on the skin and gets absorbed quickly. However, I must say that it may not be fruitful for oily skin types. I have combination skin-type and during the winter season, it turns dry. That is why this product served its purpose for me. I used it not only on my face but on my arms and legs as well. To my surprise, it works better on hands and feet. There is a slight sheen left after applying the cream. Due to its ayurvedic components, I used it on my kid generously. Children get more prone to the dry, cold air of winters. The problem becomes direr if your kid has dry skin. After the bath, I used to use this moisturising cream and rub all over her body. It helped in keeping her skin supple and soft throughout the winters. The only drawback is its fragrance. It takes time to get used to the smell of this product if you are very sensitive towards smells. But overall, this product is a good option for moisturizing your skin during winters.
Evens out skin tone
Makes your skin glow
Gets absorbed quickly
Not suitable for dry skin
I like Lakme Products as their quality is as good as any other international brand but they are easy on the pocket compared to them. So, it is generally a win-win situation when I buy their products. And I have loved most of the makeup products brought out in their Absolute Series. This time, however, I bought skin care from that series rather than any makeup product. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Light Crème is a mix of moisturiser and skin lightening cream. Not only this, with SPF 20 PA++ it gives sun protection as well. It protects the skin from getting tanned but should not be relied on as a sunscreen. If you are under the sun for a longer period of time, it is better to use a proper sunscreen. This wholesome cream comes in a very beautiful package. The white box holding the container is a delight to the eyes. The cream is in a silver coloured container with a lid which is also in silver. The cream itself is in this beautiful baby pink hue which is so adorable. I like the fragrances of Lakme products and this product is also no exception. It has a mild soft flowery fragrance. With a very pleasing fragrance, this cream has a silken texture which is so smooth to apply on the skin. The cream is light and evens out quickly on the area applied. With Matte finish, this cream gives a fresh look to one’s face. Suitable for all skin types, Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightning Light Creme gives you immediate radiance when applied. Though I would advise to use it on a moisturised face during dry seasons. The cream evens out the skin tone and gives a brighter finish to your face. However, I am yet to experience the lightening of the skin. Use it daily for better results.
Nourishes and revitalizes your skin
SPF 30 PA++
Evens out tone skin
Not suitable for oily skin
I have been hearing a lot of positive reviews about Moroccan Argan Oil in the past few months. And then got to know that even my favourite brand Lakme has introduced a face cream containing the Moroccan Argan oil in it. And so I went for this magical cream called Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme. I am a true Lakme fan and I never ever have had any issues with the quality of Lakme products. Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme is crafted for the people with dry and combination skin. And therefore, people with oily skin may not get satisfied with the benefits of this cream. Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme is light-weight in nature and is not greasy at all. It is a high-end product by Lakme and is a bit towards the pricier side. But having Argan oil in it, it makes this cream a premium one. Regular usage of Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme had added a lot of radiance to my face. Fine lines, crow’s feet are reduced a bit too. Additionally, it has made my skin even tones one. I had some patches on my forehead that have become extremely light after using this cream for over a month. It has SPF 30 that makes it a perfect day cream and can be used while being outdoors. It protects the skin from the harsh UVA and UVB rays and also protects it from dust and other pollutants in the air. Fortunately, it does not clog pores and so my skin can breathe easily. I did not find any cons in Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme except that it is a bit expensive but it's definitely worth the price. Secondly, it is not that good for oily skin so shall be avoided. Overall Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme makes a perfect radiance skin cream that has the goodness of Argan oil. People with dry and normal skin can definitely go for it.
Hydrates the skin
Deeply cleanses the skin
Not for all skin types
I do not have a pimple prone skin but I get them once in a while especially before or after having periods. And they are super painful. I have been watching great ad campaigns of Himalaya products that show people try many other things before trying Himalaya products whereas they should have tried it earlier. The ads are shown in a bit sarcastic manner that leaves an impact on the viewer's mind that one should definitely go for Himalaya Herbals Products rather than trying any useless remedies. And so it has made an impact in my mind that Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash is the first thing one should try for very first pimple too. If I talk about all the positive points of Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash, I must say it really works on combating pimples and makes the skin blemish-free. Having the major content of Turmeric and Neem, this face wash protects the skin from any kind of infections too. The appearance of Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash is gel-like hence it is a very good option for oily and combination skin. It comes in different sizes and one can choose as per their convenience. I prefer buying large ones to be kept at home and the small tubes while being out so that I can easily carry it in my makeup pouch. It is definitely a budget-friendly and cost-effective face wash and does not give any allergies or side effects. It deeply cleanses the skin by creating a good lather and does not make my skin too dry. Reduces excessive oil on my face without making it too dry. Bue people with dry skin should avoid using it for sure. Conclusion - This is a very good herbal face wash that has the trust of Himalaya Herbals and is very much pocket-friendly too. Must use it during the summers and it is definitely the very first beauty product that one must try for their first pimple.
Suitable for all hair types
Contains SLS and parabens
I am a big fan of The Body Shop products and I remember having my very first product from them was a strawberry lip balm, that I purchased almost a decade ago. But I still cannot forget that beautiful feeling of using that lip balm by The Body Shop. Slowly I crawled towards many of their beauty products including body butter. I was always fond of going to their shops and experiencing all the testers and exploring the world of beauty and personal care. Those shops had some magic that always attracted me to be there. Years passed and for me the physical shopping got limited to grocery shopping only. And for the personal needs of mine I started getting to the online shopping more often. I was not very happy of the online shopping because I always missed exploring through their magical beauty products physically. But I had no other option so I ordered The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo and could live some of that magic again. From day one I found excellent results of this banana shampoo. I have kind of oily scalp but dry frizzy hair. And the frizz does not get settled after a few hours of hair wash. But after using The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo, I feel that frizz gets settled and my hair become a bit heavier. Thanks to the goodness of banana in this shampoo. It nourishes the hair and scalp from within. And having Ripe Ecuadorian Banana puree in this shampoo, it treats dry hair very well. Though it works wonders for dry hair, it is suitable for all hair types. It adds a lot of volumes to the flat dull and lifeless hair and has a pleasant fragrance that stays there for a longer time. The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo is 100% vegetarian and is silicone-free. Cons - The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo is expensive like all the other The Body Shop products and it contains SLS and parabens. If these chemicals can be avoided, it is the best shampoo for one and all.
No mineral oil
Deep hydration for 24 hours
Having a combination skin my skin gets really dry many times due to the changes in the weather. And I have to shift to the moisturizers to get some kind of hydration. I have used many moisturizers till now and very few of them actually stay on the skin for a long time. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator claims to hydrate the skin as long as twenty-four hours. I do not wait for that long ever but can definitely say that this moisturizer hydrated my skin as long as I want, say for 13-14 hours and I washed off my face again. This moisturizer not just provides hydration but also keeps the skin away from the signs of aging like fine lines and age spots. It lightens and brightens the skin and adds a radiant glow to it. And using it regularly provides the hydration from within and improves the moisture levels of the skin. It does not contain any harmful ingredients like Sulfates, phtalates, SLS, alcohol, talc, and parabens, etc. It is free from any artificial fragrance hence is very much skin-friendly. It comes in a jar like bottle hence not very convenient and hygienic to use. I have to take out the moisturizer with the help of a spoon every time I want to use it. And it is not travel-friendly due to such kind of packaging. It is a high-end product and is quite expensive. But looking at the hydration levels and skin-repairing capacity, I must say this product is definitely worth the price. The conclusion is that Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator is definitely a brilliant product if you can afford it. A bit expensive but skin-friendly moisturizer that actually works on many skin issues including dryness, fine lines, and dark spots. Repairs and rejuvenates the skin cells from within giving you a brighter and radiant skin.
Prevents premature aging
The Body Shop products are one of my most favourite and trusted beauty products. Having been a loyal user of The Body Shop for over a decade I keep trying may new products that they introduce in the market. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream is one of the best moisturizers of this brand. It is enriched with Vitamin E and gives extra benefits to the skin. It is extremely non-greasy in nature and gets absorbed in the skin very quickly. It does not only hydrates the dry and dull skin but works as an anti-aging product too. It adds a barrier to premature aging and age spots. Visibly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream protects the skin from free radical damage and makes skin look much younger. It has a lightweight formula hence it does not make the skin too oily, just hydrates the skin to the perfect levels. The Body Shop is a 100% vegetarian brand and never tests its products on animals and stands out as a cruelty-free beauty product. This non-greasy formula contains no harmful chemicals like triclosan, phthalates, sulfates, and GMOs (Genetically Modified Foods). If I say about the cons of The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, it has no SPF and therefore it is not that perfect moisturizer while being out in the harsh sun as it does not provide any protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Another con to be highlighted is that it contains parabens. Overall it makes a very good moisturizer that works in more than one ways, that includes hydrating and moisturizing the skin very well and also providing a shield against premature aging. Bit expensive and luxurious product one must have for the winters. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream is suitable for all skin types.
Suitable for oily skin
Gets absorbed quickly
Developed by dermatologists
Clinique is a custom-fit skin care brand that offers a variety of beauty products for all the needs. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is developed by dermatologists and has an oil-free formula of a facial moisturizer. It maintains the finest moisture balance on oily skin hence suitable for all the skin types. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is truly different in every manner. First of all, it is a gel based moisturizer hence does not make the skin excessively oily. Secondly, it is free from all those extremely harmful chemicals we find in almost every beauty or healthcare products around us. It does not contain Parabens, SLS, Talc, Phthalates, alcohol, and artificial colors and fragrances. Al these ingredients do more bad to us than any good they could do. It is developed by the dermatologists and is hypoallergenic in nature. Due to its oil-free formula, it is non-greasy and gets absorbed in the skin very quickly. This product is cruelty-free and completely Vegan so gives back more to nature than it takes. If I need to mention the cons of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, I must mention it has no SPF hence provides no protection against harsh UVB and UVA rays. Hence it is not the perfect choice to apply it while going out in the sun. I prefer using it while being indoors. Another con is this product is very expensive. Hence using it sparingly is my trick to let it last longer. Prolonged use of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel makes skin look youthful and fresh. It comes in two types of packagings. One is in a tube and the second one comes in a bottle with a pump dispenser. Both these packs are easy to carry while traveling and the tube one can be carried compactly in the makeup pouch. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is a must-have luxurious product to protect your skin from premature aging and dehydration.
Lasts up to 12 hours
Absorbs oil to reduce greasiness
I never used any of Bobbi Brown products so far, but my makeup fanatic sister in law can't stop praising Bobbi Brown. She has a dry skin hence she loved the gel-based formula of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15. She and her skin both look happy with this product as it contains glycerin and Shea butter which keeps the face moisturized and hydrated without making it too oily. Just like all other Bobbi Brown products, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 is extraordinary. It has good coverage and helps cover scars, acne and also the blemishes. It also covers dark circles, under the eyes. There is a lot of benefits of it being gel based, it gets absorbed quickly in the skin and gives a very fresh and smooth tone. As the product claims that it lasts long, even in hot and humid weather it actually does without leaving the skin patchy, that way it won my sis-in-law’s heart. And she has just become an obsessed Bobbi Brown user now. In her busy schedule it gets irritating to keep doing touch-ups, that way this product is great and needs minimal touch-ups. The packaging of the product is also great, it comes with an easy push-down pump so that you can take out as per requirement. The pump also comes with a cap, just to avoid any leakage while traveling or even if someone accidentally pushes it down. Easy to carry, however, it would be great to carry a sponge or brush to apply it, that way it gives more coverage and even tone. The fragrance is light and weans off in few minutes of applying it. This product has SPF15 and hence provides a decent protection from ultraviolet rays. Conclusion – Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 is a bit expensive but very good makeup product to be used for dry skin people.
Visibly brighter looking skin
Silky, dewy finish
Makes skin luminous
Provides even coverage
Does not oxidize
Limited shade range
Lakme is one of the most trusted and widely used cosmetics brand in India, we have been hearing and seeing our mums and aunts swearing by it. Lakme Absolute Illuminating Foundation gives visibly brighter looking skin with a dewy silky finish. It can be used by people with all skin types oily, dry or combination, this foundation is good for all. The product is easy to apply, gives an even tone with moisturising the skin. It gives a shiny and soft look. It stays for decent amount of time, and frequent touch ups are not required. It gives an even tone, and doesn’t give a patchy look at all. The quality is really good and it can be worn in any season as it withstands the weather. Although while stepping out in sun, remember it doesn’t contain SPF. It is good for evening functions or events rather than for the day time. The finish is shiny and shimmery and not the matte one. The product is good for hiding open pores and fine lines, however it is not very great with dark spots or blemishes. The foundation comes in a black and silver glass bottle with a tube dispenser and a cap over it. The cap is good to prevent accidental leakages making it spill proof. The bottle looks appealing in black. Just one pump is sufficient per usage. It is compact and easy to carry. The product comes only in four shades so you may or may not get the one that matches with your skin tone perfectly. The shimmer and shine it adds to your skin tone and the brighter look it gives, will save your efforts on applying filters to your photographs from the last party, just kidding. The product is really pocket-friendly. Basically, it is value for money, like most of the other Lakme products.
Reduces hair fall
Does not control frizz
Needs to be followed up with a conditioner
I believe in Ayurveda but really run out of time to try the lengthy processes of trying any Ayurcedic treatment at home. Aloe Vera is one of the most loved Ayurvedic product by nature that grows in dry weathers but hydrates our hair and skin truly. I used to grow Aloe Vera at home a few years back, but since our housing society got renovated and made a new rule of not keeping the plants in the balconies to avoid muddy water spill over on the society walls, I really miss many of my favourite plants including Aloe Vera. Hence I Iook for the beauty and skincare products that contain Aloe Vera so that I can get benefits of this magical plant again. Patanjali Kesh Kanti Aloe Vera Hair Cleanser contains the maximum amount of Aloe Vera gel and does equal magic on dull and dry lifeless hair. It reduces dandruff and keeps the scalp clean and oil-free. It also gives relief to the itchy and irritating scalp. Along with Aloe Vera, it also contains other natural ingredients such as Amla, Henna, Tulsi, Shikakai, and Neem. The goodness of all these wonderful herbs makes this shampoo even more wonderful. After every use of Patanjali Kesh Kanti Aloe Vera Hair Cleanser, my hair becomes glossy and shinier. It adds life to my dull and dry hair. Cons - I need to apply conditioner after every wash with Patanjali Kesh Kanti Aloe Vera Hair Cleanser, and it does not solve the severe frizzy hair that I have. Conclusion - Patanjali Kesh Kanti Aloe Vera Hair Cleanser is a decent shampoo which is filled with all natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Amla, Shikekai, Tulsi and Neem and does not contain other harmful chemicals like SLS and Paraben. A pocket-friendly and trustworthy product by Patanjali that keeps the promise of delivering the goodness of Ayurveda.
Fresh, long-lasting fragrance
Deep cleanses hair
Revitalizes dull hair
Prevents hair fall
Improves hair’s health
Not for dry scalp
Using Herbal and Ayurvedic beauty products is always my preference. I used to use homemade hair oil which was infused of several herbs and wash off my hair with some herbal mixture again. But all the efforts were taken by my mom. Now being a new generation mother, I actually have forgotten many of her herbal and Ayurvedic recipes. So I am left with finding such good herbal and Ayurvedic products in the market. And choosing them wisely is something that needs some extra efforts again. Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Shampoo is a concoction of five precious herbs Eucalyptus, Aloe Vera, Henna, Lemon, and filled with extra goodness of Green Tea. Each herb has its own precious feature. Henna is known to be one of the best natural hair conditioners. Lemon adds shine to hair and keeps the hair and scalp free from dandruff. Aloe Vera combats dryness and moisturizes hair and scalp. Eucalyptus or Nilgiri is known for its anti-bacterial properties hence keeps the scalp free from infections. And green tea contains anti-oxidants that cleanse strengthen hair from within. Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Shampoo is free from Paraben. It helps cleanse the hair and scalp, removes excess oil without hurting the natural mantle of the scalp. This shampoo helps to keep hair tangle-free and soft. It also helps in reducing hair fall and strengthens it from within that results into getting voluminous hair. Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Shampoo adds extra shine to my dry and dull hair and adds life to the overall look of my thin hair. Conclusion - Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Shampoo is a highly recommended herbal blend shampoo which fulfills its promises and is not loaded with harmful chemicals like Paraben. Instead contains five precious herbs that do all good to your hair and scalp.
Conceals wrinkles, imperfections, and fine lines
Offers sheer to medium coverage
Available in 20 shades
Bobbi brown is a known name in cosmetics, it’s an international brand, that has created a space for themselves with hard work of 30 years. I have a very dry skin and hence I pick up cosmetics after a lot of research and reading reviews of real users. I got mixed reviews for this product, not just about being priced very high but even for the coverage it gives, if your skin is very oily then it needs touch up in around 4-5 hours. The product comes in a well packed, rectangular black colour kit. It has two compartments one for the powder and other for the sponge, and has a mirror of decent size. It’s easy to apply, it has a creamy texture and leaves the skin even toned and soft. It gives a oil free look even in hot and humid weather. For coverage point of view its up to you weather you want to apply it with a brush or sponge, its as per your convenience, although I prefer sponge for better coverage. This Bobbi Brown skin weightless powered foundation, blends so well with the skin that it conceals the small imperfections, wrinkles and pores on the skin effortlessly. If you are looking for a foundation powder which will give you a natural, non-patchy look without leaving the skin dull and dry then this product is good for you. I personally didn’t face any problem with the coverage part, I liked the feeling it left my total look with. One more great thing about this product is the range of shades it comes with, yes it comes with 20 shades, so you can choose the one that matches closest to your skin tone or the one you want to get. I have never seen such a wide array of shades in any other product.
I am loyal to some of ‘The Body Shop’ products, and this tea tree mattifying lotion is one of them. These products are natural, paraben free and effective. This company is more than forty years old and hence I put my complete trust on it. We all know the goodness of tea tree oil, especially for face and skin. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which help in acne and blemishes treatment. This lotion promises and delivers all the goodness of the tea tree oil. The colour of the lotion is white and it makes a visible layer of white when you apply it on the face however eventually in a minute or two it disappears. The thickness and consistency is great, its easy to apply. It blends with the skin and gets absorbed quickly. It has non shiny and matte finish. It very well controls oil secretion and leaves the skin light weight and hydrated. The fragrance majorly is of tea tree oil, in fact the aroma is strong. It is suitable for all skin type, neither does it clog or dry out the skin. Majorly the people with acne and blemishes problem, this cream works as wonders. One of the negatives or lacking of the product is, it does not have a SPF, so no protection from UV rays of sun. And it’s a little steep, however if you are really tired of treating your acne repeatedly then you must try this lotion, I have seen people swear by it. I have even used this as night cream and in the morning the skin really felt pampered. One more way of using this lotion is like a primer or base for your makeup and use a CC cream with a strong SPF so that it resolves both the problem of guarding skin from UV rays as well as enriching skin with tea tree goodness.
Addictive floral-coffee scent
Available in multiple sizes and different bottle designs
I love perfumes, but I am very selective about them. I don't go on purchasing them very frequently. But when I decide to purchase perfume, then I go for the best. I found the Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum while searching online. I was not sure if it has the very best fragrance or not. Two most important features of perfumes I look for are the fragrance and if it is long lasting or not. I went through some positive reviews and decided to order the same. I don't prefer and go for milder fragrances. And Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum is just perfect to my expectations from a humble perfume. It is long lasting, has that mild sweet floral-coffee-vanilla scent. It can be best explained as sweet floral coffee mix. At first, I ordered the small bottle because I am used to carrying the perfumes in my cosmetics pouch so I need something compact in size. So this small perfume bottle was just the ideal one. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum is a bit expensive, but trust me it is a long-lasting affair. Once you start using this floral-coffee-vanilla scented perfume, you will fall in love with its fragrance and may get addicted too. I use it sparingly because I wish it never gets over. This precious fragrance is something that has made me its fan already and has become my signature perfume these days. It comes in six packages, one is the big black shimmery bottle and also has two travel-friendly packages. The engraved bottle is an ideal gift to give it to your best friend too. After all fragrances make the best bonding. Conclusion - A long-lasting expensive affair that everyone craves for. Precious floral-coffee-vanilla scented the fragrance and will become the most favorite fragrance of your perfume collection.
Cleanses the scalp effectively
Controls split ends
Does not dry the scalp
I had very healthy and beautiful hair during school times. My mother used to ensure oiling my hair every alternate day and wash it off twice a week with all natural products like Shikakai and Aritha mixture. Years passed and I became more independent but that worsen my hair quality. My mom used to take extra care of my hair, but I had become extra careless. Using several shampoos and not oiling my hair regularly gave the worst results soon. I started facing split ends, dry and frizzy hair, dandruff had become the life partner of my hair. And post pregnancy the hair fall was like more hair on the floor than on my scalp. I saw the advertisements of L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Advanced Repairing Shampoo and thought of trying it hoping that it will solve my 5 problems too. I used it for a week and hair became better. After a month or so, I did not notice a major change like bouncy and voluminous hair but the basic problems were getting solved. Split ends had reduced and this shampoo did not dry my scalp that leads to flaky scalp. Hair did not become that dry like they used to become with my last shampoo. I found not like the extraordinary effects but a decent change in the overall appearance of my hair. The cons of the product are that it contains SLS and Paraben, hence I use it once in a while whenever I want to have good looking hair. The shampoo comes in a sturdy red and white upside-down styled bottle. Conclusion - L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Advanced Repairing Shampoo is not an extraordinary but decent shampoo. Reduces hair fall a bit. Price is reasonable and can be used sparingly. Can become much better without the contents of SLS and Paraben.
Cleanses pores from deep within
Makes skin visibly radiant
Infused with vitamins
Gives even tone skin
Can make dry skin drier
As I have a combination skin that gets super oily during the summers, I need oil controlling face wash and beauty products. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Face Wash is a perfect face wash for normal to oily skin as it reduces oil production in the skin. Also controls sweating and gives fresh skin for a longer time. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Face Wash is a deep cleansing face wash and also lightens brightens and nourishes the skin. That gives a radiant and glowing face from the first wash itself. Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Face Wash is suitable for oily and combination skin and is infused with vitamins that give healthy nutrition to the skin. It is a deep cleansing face wash and removes impurities and pollutants from the skin. I prefer using it twice a day and very happy with the effects. It free from harmful chemicals like Paraben and evens out uneven skin tone. Its packaging is of a screw cap and can be messy at times. So I avoid carrying it while going out. and also avoid using it excessively as it can make my skin a bit dry due to deep cleansing factors. Overuse of this facewash can hurt the natural mantle of the skin, but using it moderately is definitely going to give you brighter, whiter and radiant skin. It not just makes my skin glow but also has worked on my old scars and blemishes very well. They have got almost eliminated after using it over two months now. If you see the ingredients, it contains some chemicals which are not really needed in such a great and effective face wash. Conclusion - Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Face Wash is definitely a great face wash for a brighter and radiant skin.
Available in different sizes
Infused with Keratin and Argan oil
Makes hair silky and smooth
Suitable for both natural and chemically-treated hair
Cleans hair and scalp thoroughly
I have straight but thin hair and I have been facing excessive frizz issues for the last few years now. I met a relative in a wedding ceremony and was stunned to see her hair and so I asked her what had she done to her hair. And she said that she has taken Keratin treatment. I was excited to more about this treatment. Hence checked with my salon but was disappointed to know the cost. They said it will cost approximately 15000/- and I was nowhere in the condition to pay so very much for a hair treatment. So I started searching for the products containing Keratin and got to know about Tresemme through some TV ads. I purchased my first bottle of Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo and used it for the very first time. It gave a nice lather and made my hair smooth for that day. Frizz was reduced comparatively. But the effect was not that long lasting. After two days my hair was back to the normal condition and then I used it again. So it is a cost-effective shampoo with Keratin and Argan oil that makes hair look good and adds smoothness to the dry frizzy hair. But it needs multiple applications, unlike a hair spa treatment. Hence I have to use it thrice a week to keep the hair look good and away from frizz. I call it a pocket-friendly substitute to a Keratin treatment which is out of my budget, so I can go on with this temporary Keratin effect for a longer time. It can be used for any hair type including the colored hair and cleanses hair and scalp thoroughly. Tresemme Keratin Smooth Infusing Shampoo is helpful to keep hair smooth and frizz-free if combined with Tresemme hair conditioner. The combo gives better results than using it individually.
Moisturizes and hydrates lips
Contains shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and olive oil
Intensely pigmented color
Velvety and smooth matte finish
Not 100% transfer-proof
Lakme is one of the very old makeup brands in India. And it is known to offer the best quality beauty products and cosmetics at affordable prices always. My cousin was a Lakme lipsticks fan ant those days it did not offer many varieties and the choices were very limited. I was always her fan and so I became a fan of Lakme even before trying any Lakme product. And after a few years, I purchased my first ever lipstick and it was a Lakme lipstick. Years passed and Lakme India kept launching different types of lipsticks, lip glosses and now the lip crayons. Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon goes as per its name. It is good for lips' health as it contains shea butter, and the colors are as vibrant as the actual crayons. The texture of these crayons is very soft and gives a smooth velvety matte finishing. It goes perfect with my wheatish skin tone and along with the benefits of shea butter, the crayons contain jojoba oil and olive oil too. As it contains shea butter and oils, it helps to moisturize the lips very well. It does not contain harmful chemicals and so they make the perfect lip colors without harming the lips. Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon comes in 10 beautiful shades. It offers a different shade fr different mood. From bright and vibrant shades for casual wear to light and sober for formal wear, it has my choice. And it is priced Rupees 222/- per crayon. Which makes it a great deal to have many shades in my makeup box. A few cons are that it needs sharpening and applying several coats may make it look messy and they will become transferable. I always dab a tissue paper on my lips when I apply multiple coats and then they are perfectly matte and non-transferable. Conclusion - A must have ingredient in my makeup recipe, pocket-friendly and takes care of my natural lips without harming them.
No side effects
Strong turmeric smell
I had been using the original Vicco turmeric cream from my teenage which contained turmeric and sandalwood as the key ingredients. It was the first beauty product that I used and I was allowed to use by my parents due to the safe contents. And Vicco has introduced this new crème that is Vicco Turmeric WSO cream which is specially made for the people who have oily skin. As I have a combination skin type, I have to keep changing my beauty products as per the changing weathers. So while I can use the original Vicco Turmeric cream during winters, I preferred using the Vicco turmeric WSO (Without Sandalwood Oil) during the summers as it does not make my skin oily anymore. Vicco Turmeric WSO cream comes as an antiseptic cream due to its major content of pure turmeric. And so it can be applied on cuts and wounds and make them heal faster. Vicco Turmeric WSO cream skin cream is available in a yellow colored tube of 30 grams and it costs Rupees 65/- that is highly cost effective. And it is easily available in all nearby shops, medical stores, and supermarkets. Vicco is a well-known name in the beauty products industry and it delivers the promise of safe beauty products with natural ingredients. And so Vicco Turmeric WSO cream is made with all Ayurvedic ingredients and is completely chemical-free. The smell of turmeric may irk you but that is the key ingredient of this multipurpose cream and does not give any harmful side effects like skin irritation, skin burn etc. The chemical loaded beauty products might give you temporary effects of beautiful skin but Vicco Turmeric WSO is a promise of Ayurveda and is completely safe to use except in winters when skin tends to become dry and it needs more hydration and moisturization.
Cleans the intimate area thoroughly
Prevents irritation, itching, pain, and bad odor
Prevents white discharge and infections in the vaginal area
Balances the vaginal pH value
Can be used during periods and pregnancy
The lid on the bottle opens easily, making it not travel-friendly
Excessive Use MAy Give You An Irritation
Personal hygiene care is a routine for everyone around. And there are several soaps and body washes are available in the market to clean the body and the face. But when it comes to the care and cleanliness of intimate areas, we tend to rely on just plain water. Because using the regular soap and body wash is never recommended to use on the intimate body parts. They give burning sensation, irritation and may dehydrate the tender skin completely making it prone to get rash and infections. So what can be used if we cannot use a soap or body wash? There is the first solution to use plain water but it may not keep you odour free for a longer time, and then there is the second solution which is V Wash Plus Expert Intimate Hygiene Wash. It is specially designed for maintaining the hygiene and care of a woman's intimate parts. We hesitate to share our problems and shyness overpowers the discomfort we go through regularly. But now it's time not to hesitate but to take care of ourselves. And so V wash Expert Intimate Hygiene Wash makes the best solution for the issues we face regularly. I get severe discomfort due to white discharge and was going through urinary tract infections (UTIs) too. And don't ask my situation during the periods, It becomes worse than the worst. The odour of the discharge and the discomfort and irritation due to the pad just kills me in those five days. And then I started using VWash Plus Intimate Hygiene Wash for my personal hygiene. This is the very best personal hygiene care product someone thought of introducing to the women like me. As using soap may hurt the pH balance of the vaginal area, I prefer using VWash which maintains the natural pH level and does not make it too dry after the wash. Alkaline soaps tend to upset the pH value and natural skin mantle. And VWash provides utmost care to the most delicate skin of our body.
High color payoff
Wide range of 20 shades
Satin matte texture
Compact and easy to carry
When it comes to pocket-friendly and good quality beauty products, I always halt to the brand Elle 18. This brand has earned the name of being one of the best beauty brands and gives you the best without making a hole in your pocket. Ell 18 Color Pops Matte Color comes in a wide range of 20 shades. From light to dark, there is an option to every need of lip color. I have wheatish tone but many of the shades suit me well. It needs only one stroke to get applied well and it gives a bright and vibrant lip color. It has a smooth and creamy satin matte texture that evens out easily. And that creamy texture keeps the lip hydrated for a longer time and does not give the cracks to the lips which happens due to many other lipstick brands. The lipstick is waterproof so doesn't get wiped off that easily. As it is a low budget lipstick, I prefer buying several shades in the cost of one high end lipstick. Sometimes I mix and match the colors by blending two three shades together and make a different shade out of a few shades. So there is no such time that I run out of a shade, Elle 18 color pops are there to give me my desired shade whenever I want. The packaging is user-friendly that it comes in a black tube which is twistable and has a cap. It is easy to carry in the makeup pouch while traveling. Conclusion - A good quality and pocket-friendly lip care solution offered by the well-known beauty products brand Elle 18. Keeps lips hydrated and moisturized for a longer time and does not harm the texture of the lips. It is a must-have in the lipstick collection.
Over 30 shades
Lasts all day long
Safe for contact lens users
Can be used wet or dry
Does not come with a brush
I am a fan of beautiful looking eyes. Those eye makeups I see in various magazines just fascinate me a lot. But when it came to my own makeup I was pretty comfortable with just the kohl eyeliner. That kohl eyed look is more than enough for the day to day affair. And when it came to some occasion, I used any random eye shdow and feltthat any of them can just make my eyes untill one day my bridal makeup artist used the MAC eye shadow on to my eye lids in my trial bridal makeup session. Then I realised what is called a premium and luxury makeup and why MAC is so much in demand. And then the second MAC day was my wedding day and the eye makeup was just outstanding. Since then MAC has become one of my most favourite and luxurious brands when it comes to makeup. MAC eyeshadows are used to beautify the eyelids and that enhances the overall presence of the eye makeup. MAC eyeshadow comes with over thirty shades and has a variety of textures like pearl, shimmer, matte, etc. And I prefer using them alternately, depending upon the occasion. MAC eyeshadows get blended very well. When it comes to the eye makeup, one needs to be very careful while selecting the products. Because eyes are the most sensitive part of our body. Usng a wrong prduct may have many harmful side effects including the ageing of around the eye area. So spending a bit more for the safe beauty products is never going to be harmful. Conclusion is that MAC eye shadow is one of the must have premium luxury eye beautifying makeup brand. One must invest a little for those highly pigmented and long lasting eye shadows and get beautiful looking eyes in jiffies.
Suitable for all skin types
Sun Tan is something my skin struggles with every now and then. And the sun tan is not limited just for the summers. Moving out without a sunscreen and dupatta is definitely going to give me that patchy skin. And I just end up getting that ugly looking skin pattern after every outing. I love to travel a lot. Road trips fascinate me the most. And when the trips are to the domestic travel destinations of India, most of the places have hot and humid weather. I went to Kurtch in last winters. Though the evenings and nights were chilling, the day time was equally hot. Roaming around the Bhuj town was like a hurdle under the harsh sun rays. And then I had carried Jovees Sandalwood Suncover Natural Protection which comes with SPF 30. It contains sandalwood oil which is known to have skin cooling and soothing effects. It is made with a blend of herbs and is completely safe to use for any skin type. Jovees Sandalwood Suncover Natural Protection SPF 30 comes in a convenient plastic tube and the creamy textured sunscreen is pearl white in colour. Being a herbal formulation Jovees Sunscreen effectively fights against UVA and UVB rays and protect the skin from harmful pollutants. Regular use of Jovees Sandalwood Suncover Natural Protection SPF 30 helps to improve skin tone and diminishes the dark spots and patches. It de tans the skin naturally without giving any harmful side effects. The conclusion is that the Jovees Sandalwood Suncover Natural Protection SPF 30 is a pocket-friendly and travel-friendly sunscreen cream that gets absorbed into the skin very well and protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It is a highly recommended herbal sun cover that comes with the natural sandalwood oil. One must include it in their skin care regimen while going out in the harsh sun rays.
Prevents hair fall and dandruff
Good for the skin
Good for stretch marks
Thickens eyelash and eyebrow growth
Castor oil is known to be one of the best plant-based oils. And it is filled with many health benefits. From hair to skin, castor oil is been used in various beauty remedies since ancient times. Castor oil is abundantly used in many Ayurvedic recipes to give us beautiful hair and skin naturally. Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that keep the skin safe from infections. I also apply this oil on my eyebrows and eyelashes and they are helping me grow them naturally. Just dip the index finger in the castor oil and apply in the opposite of hair growth of eyebrows to get thick brows soon. But to implement any remedy, you need to get a good quality castor oil. And there comes this amazing product Aroma Magic Castor Oil. This castor oil brand is promised to be pure and organic. My daughter has very thin hair, and I got her mundan done in the last month. From day one I started applying Aroma magic castor oil mixed with little warm coconut oil. I prefer mixing the castor oil with coconut oil because castor oil is too thick in consistency and it becomes difficult to do hair massage with that thickness. So the Aroma magic castor oil mixed with little warm coconut oil is working like wonders for my little one. Her hair has got more volume than the last time. At her first mundan, I did not realize the importance of castor oil and I used only the coconut oil. So she had these thin hair and no volume at all. But this time her hair growth has increased magically with the help of Aroma magic castor oil. It helps increase hair growth and make them voluminous. It also reduces dandruff and gives relief from itchy scalp. In short Aroma Magic Castor oil is a must-have for healthy hair and skin.
Hydrates the skin
Washes off easily
Not for dry skin
It is recommended that using a face wash is always better than using a soap. And while selecting the best face wash suitable for your skin, you need to try a few before finalizing the best one. And then the market is full of several face wash brands, and selecting a real good one is a task for sure. Many of the face wash brands offer something that is loaded with full of chemicals. And that does more bad than any good to your skin. I personal preference is to the herbal and Ayurvedic brands always. I have a habit of reading the labels before buying any beauty product. And the most important thing is that they should be free of paraben, SLS and mineral oils that damage your skin and health completely. So amidst the chaos of safe-unsafe face wash brands, there is one brand that promises to offer herbal and Ayurvedic remedies to us. Yes, that is Patanjali. Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash contains no such harmful chemicals and is completely safe to use every day. It deep cleanses the face and controls oil production of the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized without making it too oily. And after a few hours also the skin remains oil free. It contains neem, orange peel and tulsi which are known to keep skin away from bacteria and infections. And the regular use of this face wash keeps the skin acne and pimple free. Due to its oil control feature, I definitely avoid using it during winters as it can make the skin dry and stretchy. But for other seasons, this is definitely the best face wash for me. It comes in an easy to carry and has a flip cap which makes this face wash travel-friendly. Conclusion – Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash is a must have during hot and humid days. It is a pocket friendly solution to get an oil-free face for a longer time.
Brightens the skin
Earlier O3+ used to be available in salon treatments only. Getting an O3+ cleanup in salons was the best one to get amazing results for me. I always wished if I can get some O3+ products apart from the salon visits. And recently O3+ has launched many such beauty products that can be used at home. And so it has saved my time and money to go to the salons to get beautiful skin. O3+ is India’s No. 1 Beauty and Skincare brand since 2005. It is completely MADE IN INDIA and made as per the requirements of Indian Skin. O3+ Brightening and Whitening Face wash is an all in one solution to get improved skin tone and it makes skin brighter and supple. It does not contain paraben and is hypoallergenic, that means it does not give any side effects or allergies to the skin. I am using it since last three months and purchased it online, and I could not find it in any store so far. My husband and I, both are very happy to use this unisex face wash. He has a fair skin tone but the skin is very oily and he faces excess sweating on face while being outdoors. O3+ face wash helps him to control that excess oil and sweat and he feels fresh to stay outdoors due to his work. The whitening properties of O3+ face wash help us reduce the sun tan and keeps the skin away from dark patches and blemishes. It comes in a plastic tube with a flip cover that makes it travel-friendly and we do carry it while going out. O3+ Brightening and Whitening Face Wash is one of the highly recommended skin care product by the salon experts. It gives definite and beautiful results just after few uses of it. I is a must have product in the vanity.
Prevents acne and pimples
Mild on the skin
Not for dry skin
As I have a combination skin that gets too oily during summers, and I have to shift to some oil control beauty products from my regular ones. I prefer using clear (gel-like) face wash during the humid weathers and creamy ones in the dry weathers. So shifting to a clear face wash like Patanjali Lemon-Honey Face Wash is a great choice to have during summers. Using it twice a day provides the perfect oil and sweat control for five to six hours. Patanjali Lemon-Honey Face Wash contains Lemon and Honey extracts which are known to give tremendous benefits to the skin. Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C, hence extremely good for having a healthy skin tone and texture. Lemon cleanses the skin thoroughly and honey provides the calming effects and soothes skin. And that is the reason this combination is used in various Ayurvedic Beauty Recipes. Patanjali Lemon-Honey Face Wash offers the same Ayurvedinc recipe in a very convenient manner. I don't have to spend time taking out the lemon juice and mixing it up with the honey. And apply, keep it for a while and wash it off. This process might take at least half an hour and being a mom of four years old, she keeps me on the toes and I have no time to spend on these lengthy beauty treatments. So I choose the convenient way of getting refreshed, that is washing my face twice with Patanjali Lemon-Honey Face Wash. Cons - Patanjali Lemon-Honey Face Wash is not suitable for dry skin and can give skin irritation. Conclusion - Patanjali Lemon-Honey Face Wash is a very good beauty product that is helpful for oily skin and gives a fresh look after every wash. A pocket-friendly face wash that is good to have during summers.
Suitable for all skin types
Repairs damaged skin
Not easily available
Kaya Skin Care is a renowned name in the Skincare industry. And looking at the pigmentation I had got post pregnancy, a skin expert from my salon had suggested me to use Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex. I was hesitant to purchase it because it was pretty expensive, but I must say it was the best decision I had taken to get rid of pigmentation on my face. Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex works wonders on dark spots and age signs. Its special contents work magically on the pigmentation. I started using after pregnancy and could notice that the pigmentation had started getting lighter than ever. And the dark spots were vanishing too. And to my wonder, it worked amazingly on my dark circles under eyes. My tired eyes had started getting dark circles due to lack of sleep after having the baby. But Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex gave them life. Dark spots, age spots, fine lines, pigmentation and dark circles; Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex was working on each issue of my face effectively. It effectively repairs damaged skin cells and rejuvenates it. Soon I started seeing an enhanced skin tone and could see a younger looking skin too. Pregnancy made me tired and dull, but Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex helped me get back my lost glow. Soon the acne scars and blemishes too started getting wiped-off. And the skin started looking a completely new one. I never repented listening to that skin expert from my salon and spending a good chunk on this skin rejuvenating product from Kaya Skincare. I must say one should invest wisely in the skincare routine. Must go for trustworthy brands and you will never regret spending money on getting beautiful skin without using harmful chemicals. Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex is definitely one of those beauty products available in India that fulfills their promises of glowing skin.
Skin infections and blemishes tend to happen during monsoons. Applying Neem and Tulsi mixture onto the skin is a kind of solution for infection free skin. But it is not that convenient to grind Neem and Tulsi leaves every day and apply on face, keep it for a while and wash it off. Such a time-consuming task it is. And the busy moms like me need some instant but a natural solution to these infections. And Patanjali Neem & Tulsi Face Wash is one of such instant yet natural solutions for the skincare regimen. This is another great product by Patanjali Ayurveda. My skin is not acne prone but gets some pimple like boils just before getting periods. And even that single pimple becomes too painful for me. I don’t like to touch or break them. And what I do is dab some crushed Tulsi leaves on the spot. Pimples take a few days to get vanished completely. Since I started using Patanjali Neem & Tulsi Face Wash, I can notice that the pimples do not stay for a longer time. Not like I have stopped getting them completely, but the painful days are over. Patanjali Neem & Tulsi Face Wash is good to control excess oil production on the skin hence keeps the face happy for a few hours after washing my face. It is completely soap-free and paraben free. Hence does not give any harmful side effects after using it for a longer time. The packaging of the product is not fancy and impressive. But it is what the content of a beauty product matters to me and not the packaging. And I could not judge this product due to its unimpressive packaging for sure. Conclusion - Patanjali Neem & Tulsi Face Wash is a good anti-bacterial face wash and is quite affordable. Cheap does not mean the best, but when you get some good beaty products for cheaper rates, then there is no harm in trying them.
Washes off easily
Suitable for oily skin
Not for dry skin
Acne and pimple is a common problem that everyone faces during their youth. And sometimes these pimple marks and scars stay forever. But if treated properly, pimples may vanish soon and would not leave any marks behind. And for this remedy, the best ingredient is an age-old herb, turmeric. Dabbing some turmeric powder mixed with water onto the acne pimples directly can help you get rid of them quickly and it will not leave any signs of acne or pimple behind. But you need to do it religiously and almost every day. I gave the same advice to my baby cousin sister who has just entered the teenage and is facing severe acne and pimples breakouts. They are painful and have white or blood discharge at times. But she is so lazy to try any home remedy and tried it only once. Then she got irritated with burning sensation due to turmeric powder. So she was looking for an easy solution and found Lever Ayush Anti Pimple Turmeric Face Wash from a supermarket. Lever Ayush has come up with Ayurvedic health and beauty solution. And Lever Ayush Anti Pimple Turmeric Face Wash is one of such great Ayurvedic recipes one must try for the prolonged acne and pimple issues. My cousin has started seeing good results after using it for over a month now. She uses this face wash twice a day and very happy with the results. When I met her last week, I could notice that her pimples are not that severe anymore. They are getting better and the new ones are vanishing without leaving any marks. They are breaking out lesser than ever and now she can enjoy the food she loves as eating oily food are not giving her painful pimples anymore. Her excess oil production on the face is getting controlled too and she feels fresh even after 4-5 hours after washing the face with Lever Ayush Anti Pimple Turmeric Face Wash.
Prevents acne and pimples
Hydrates the skin
Maintains the essential oil level on your face
Softens the skin
Lacto Calamine is a trusted beauty and skincare product for ages. I remember my doctor recommending Lacto Calamine for many skin problems including mosquito bites, rashes, skin infections, and sunburns. It was always kept handy by my mother because we the kids used to fall and get wounds quite often. And playing outdoors on the school ground gave us severe sunburns too. But Lacto Calamine always helped us cure all those skin issues and gave the cooling sensation. YEars passed and when I became a mother, my daughter's pediatrician prescribed the same Lacto Calamine to cure many of my daughter's skin issues. So Lacto Calamine Lotion by Piramal Healthcare has already made a place in our house and in our hearts. And there comes the Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Face Wash by Piramal Healthcare. I was so glad to see the tube of this face wash with my friend when I visited her place a few months ago. I was not aware that Piramal Healthcare has introduced a face wash of Lacto Calamine. I searched online and quickly ordered my first Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Face Wash. As I started using it during the summers, it helped me get an oil-free look instantly. It is not very foamy kind of face as most of the natural products have no lather. It contains three key ingredients that are Glycerine, Kaolin Clay, and Neem. The cream is not too thick or too thin, it has just a good flowy consistency. It cleanses my face in a gentle manner without disturbing the natural skin mantle. And it also softens the skin. I prefer using it twice a day, as it longs for approx eight hours after every wash. Conclusion - Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Face Wash is very effective in controlling excess oil and keeping the skin hydrated. It is light on pocket and fulfills all its promises.
Gel-like texture that gets easily absorbed into your skin
90% aloe vera extract
Contains artficial (permitted) color and fragrance
Aloe Vera is known to be a magical plant and is the perfect solution for various skin and hair issues like acne, pimples, skin infections, and hair fall, dandruff respectively. I have been using the natural Aloe Vera gel for quite some time, but after shifting to the new town it was hard to grow Aloe Vera plant at home as our society does not allow to keep the plants in the balcony to avoid the muddy water flowing from the vase and dripping on to the Society walls. Hence I had to shift to a packaged aloe Vera gel and I tried a few brands before shifting to Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel completely. After trying a few other Aloe Vera Gel brands in the market, I bought that first tube of Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel because Patanjali is renowned to offer safe, herbal and pocket-friendly beauty solutions for past few years. Patanjali Aloe Vera gel contains 90% of real Aloe Vera extract. It gives instant cooling to the skin after coming back from the harsh sun and treats sunburns. My husband has very sensitive skin and he gets severe rashes after coming from a swimming session. Every trip to a water park is like having severe skin rash and sunburns for him. If neglected, it becomes painful and skin starts peeling after a few days. Thanks to Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel that now he gets instant relief from the sunburns and doesn't have to face the skin peeling after few days. Its cooling sensation is something that he craves for after his swimming sessions. The gel is also a very good beauty and hair care solution. Applying it directly on to the scalp helps reduce dandruff and relieves itchiness. It treats acne and pimples when applied on the face. Adding it to a homemade face pack enhances the benefits and gives me a glowing skin too. Only con is that the gel has a strong artificial fragrance and also contains artificial colour. Apart from that, the Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel is completely safe and useful for many skin and hair problems.
Reduces split ends
Reduces hair fall
Stimulates hair growth
Makes hair silky
Makes hair voluminous
Protects against UV rays
Makes skin firm and soft
Coconut oil is used for hair and beauty care since ages. And Parachute coconut oil is used for immemorial time. For us, coconut oil is synonymous to only Parachute coconut hair oil. And Parachute has won the hearts in these many years. I haven't seen any other coconut oil in my home or even at my in-laws' place. When we come to the term coconut oil, we know there is only one brand that everyone wants, that's Parachute coconut oil. I must say that it is a trademark of purity. And can be used not just for hair care but also for many other purposes. We use it for baby massage, facial massage and warm coconut oil is good for the massage of adults too. My mother or mother in law never prefer any other brand of coconut oil and I am carrying ahead the same ritual of using only Parachute coconut oil. It reduces hair fall, a good head and body massage helps you get a night of sound sleep, relieves stress. Hydrates dry skin especially during the winters. Applying Parachute coconut oil on hair and skin provides complete protection against harmful UV rays. Increases the hair volume and stops hair thinning. Strenthens hair from within. Applying it regularly keeps your hair and scalp safe from dandruff and itchiness. A warm oil head massage gives me instant relief from headaches too. It gets solidified during winters and cold weathers but that is another sign of purity. That there are no harmful chemicals used to keep it in a liquid state throughout the year. And to conclude I must say this is the only purest coconut oil and I don't wish to try any other brand. It's pure, safe, natural and affordable. Good for my mother, her daughter, and her grandchild too. So it is the most trustworthy coconut oil trusted by three generations.
Gets absorbed quickly
Protects skin from UV rays
Brightens the skin
Easy to apply
Having a chemical free life is something everyone needs these days. But the world is full of chemicals and contamination. There are very few brands which offer a safe culture to the human being. And one of such safe and organic brands is Lotus Herbals. When it comes to safe beauty and skin care products, I always trust Lotus Herbals. I have been using many other beauty products of Lotus including the sunscreen and facewash. And now I got my first Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Whitening+ BB Mattifying Glow Fairness Creme. This is a skin whitening creme that helps reduce the blemishes and scars and improves skin tone. And when you apply the same, it gives you a makeup look. It works as a foundation and works on other skin issues too. I use it every day while going out as it helps to give me a makeup look without using actual makeup. It has SPF 30 which is an ideal amount of sun protection factor. It needs reapplication after two-three hours so I wash off my face again and reapply it quite frequently. It doesn't have the long lasting effects might be because having all the chemical free ingredients. I can see the improvement in my skin texture, but more than that I am happy to get the even skin tone after every application of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Whitening+ BB Mattifying Glow Fairness Creme. It is not greasy and gives a nice matt finishing and gets spread evenly without making the skin look patchy. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Whitening+ BB Mattifying Glow Fairness Creme is a herbal preparation and contains organic ingredients. A chemical-free beauty product and is affordable too. Conclusion - A herbal skin-friendly and pocket-friendly makeup cum skin care product and a must-have sunscreen + whitening cream in your vanity box.
Evens out skin tone
Provides basic coverage
Conceals dark spots and blemishes
I am not much into makeup. But while being a working woman (now stay at home mom), I needed something that can give a nice look to my uneven skin tone. I was looking for something which gives the effects of a makeup but not really a makeup. I was introduced to Lakme’s 9To5 CC (Complexion Care) Cream by an ex-colleague of mine around four years back when I was pregnant and had got lot of patches and uneven skin tone. I had to meet clients and attend various meetings. And going to meet clients with a tired and pale face was a big NO. That is the bad side of being into the sales and marketing field, where you always need to be pleasant and presentable even though your pregnancy is taking you on the roller coaster ride every now and then. So to look presentable and pleasant, I did not want to hide my patchy face behind the dollops of makeup. But thankfully my ex-colleague came up as a savior during those bad skin days. And I started using Lakme’s 9To5 CC (Complexion Care) Cream instead of a daily makeup. I used honey shades which is meant for fair to wheatish skin tone. Which got blended with my skin tone very well. And since then I haven’t turned to any other CC cream for my needs of an even toned makeup look. I don’t work fulltime now, but have to attend meeting in between as I am a freelance marketing consultant. And then I definitely get onto this amazing CC cream for that makeup look without real makeup. It is long lasting and I do not have to worry of a touch up after a few hours of applying Lakme 9 to 5 CC cream. Conclusion – This soft textured CC cream is perfect for everyday makeup look without damaging the skin.
I don’t like to use fairness creams as I am not obsessed over the fairness or white skin tone. But what do I expect is healthy skin and good skin glow. Healthy skin does not mean fair skin and I feel proud of my wheatish skin tone. So all I need a cream that gives a daily glow to my skin and keeps the blemishes away. I have been using Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action Fairness Cream for many years now. It is a very good beauty product for everyday use. It comes in a light yellow tub like pack. The cream is of pearl white colour and has a smooth texture. I prefer applying it 15 minutes before moving out in the sun. It has SPF 17 which protects my skin from harmful sun rays and pollutants too. The cream consists of lemon extracts and has a good amount of vitamin C, which makes skin soft, supple and blemish-free within a few weeks of using the same. It has a mild lemony fragrance and that is very pleasant. The cream gets blended well into the skin just with a massage of a few minutes. It gets settled with the skin in the next few minutes and can apply a compact over it. This cream is non-greasy and makes skin glowing without giving a patchy look after a few hours of applying the same. After using it for a while it reduces the dark spots and fine lines too. The only downside of this cream is the tub packaging that can be inconvenient to use while traveling or to carry in the makeup pouch. Conclusion – A good day cream with SPF 17. Is pocket-friendly and skin friendly too. Goes well for daily use and makes skin clean and clear after using for a longer time.
The early twenties is the period when girls are mostly carefree about skin care and beauty. But as soon as one crosses the mark of 25, the signs of that carelessness starts showing on the skin. Being beautiful becomes the necessity and for that, one needs to take some extra care of the skin. Apart from good healthy food and hydration, a good day cream with sun protection is a must have. And L’Oreal Paris Age 20+ Skin Perfect Cream UV Filters, is a perfect skin care product for the late twenties skin care and beauty regime. I started using it too in my late twenties, and can see very good effects of the cream. Being a carefree soul in my early 20’s I never paid any attention to my skin tone and never thought of using a sun protection. Being avid traveler, I was always out in the sun for hours and hours. And soon I started seeing the side effects of having a carefree youth. One could see several dark patches on my face. Sometimes small boils could erupt from nowhere and left me with an ugly face for weeks. It was the period when I was riding on my career success and being in Sales & Marketing profile, I had to be presentable while facing the clients. And then L’Oreal Paris Age 20+ Skin Perfect Cream UV Filters came to my rescue. It became my perfect day cream while going out in the sun. It protected my skin from harsh UV rays and my dark patches started fading away. I did not need to hide them behind heavy makeup anymore. And after using it for a longer time, the breakout of small blisters too stopped. I could get back my early twenties skin with the help of this cream and I made sure not to move out in the sun without having the right sun protection. Conclusion – A good inexpensive solution for the twenties skincare regime.
Does not contain bleaching agents
No harmful chemicals
Lightens dark circles and dark spots
Soothing and cooling effect
Makes skin oily
No UV protection
Himalaya has gained the name and fame of being one of the safe beauty products containing no harmful chemicals like paraben, mineral oils and SLS. Additionally, their products are pocket-friendly so I always look for Himalaya products for myself and my daughter too. I purchased Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream a few months back. My skin had got tanned after a road trip of 9 days, and it needed a little bit of whitening and glow. I do not prefer going to salons as I do not get that much time from my work from home job and the mommy job. And the salon products effects are very temporary and so I avoid facials and spa treatments most of the times. So what I am left with is trying good products at home. And Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream is one of those good products that does not need a lengthy procedure. I apply it twice a day and can see that the tan is getting minimized. As I have combination skin, it makes my face a bit oily. So I avoid using it while moving out and apply it when I am home in afternoons. Since I started using this cream, it has helped me to reduce facial tan and diminishing the dark circles too. Only things it lack is that it is not sun-proof as it does not contain SPF. So I better prefer applying it while being home. Secondly, it is thick in texture so takes a little time to get absorbed in the skin. Apart from these two factors, everything is perfect about this cream and the brand stands to its promise of being skin safe due to natural ingredients. Conclusion – A good fairness cream which contains safe ingredients and is light on budget too.
Contains natural ingredients
Prevents acne and pimples
Not suitable for usage in winter
Vicco Turmeric, Nahi Cosmetic; Vicco Turmeric Ayurvedic cream!!! This was the jingle every 90’s kid remembers. And then it was the revolutionary Ayurvedic beauty product for the 90’s women. Vicco has earned a name for being a safe and trustworthy brand in the beauty industry because of this trendsetter cream. I started using it in the ear 2003 when I entered college and got a bit obsessed with beauty products. But using cosmetics was a big NO from my father. He was completely against them. And believe me, I hadn’t even used lipstick before that. But when my mother said, if you want to use anything, use Vicco Turmeric Cream. It is safe as it is Ayurvedic. And my father approved that recommendation very quickly. This way my beauty world journey started with a humble product like Vicco Turmeric which was not at all a cosmetic. And till date, I blindly trust this amazing Ayurvedic preparation called Vicco Turmeric Cream. It works just as turmeric can work on your skin. But in a more convenient way as you can move out after applying it and don’t have to wait for it to get dry and then washing it off. Easy to apply and results are amazing. Use it once a day and it works very well. Being a turmeric-based cream, it improves skin tone. Eliminates blemishes. Protects skin from harmful environmental factors and pollution. Regular use of Vicco Turmeric Cream prevents acne and pimples and helps to lighten the acne scars. It is a very good beauty product to be used in Summers and Rainy season. But somehow makes skin dry during winters. And you may feel the skin is overstretched after applying Vicco Turmeric Cream. Conclusion – A good pocket-friendly beauty solution for acne, pimples, scars, and blemishes. Good to be used during summers and monsoons and preferably should be avoided during winters.
Makes your skin glow
Contains aloe vera
Can make your skin greasy
Using 100% Ayurvedic and safe products is the need of the time. India has rich Ayurvedic culture, and one doesn’t need to look for imported stuff when it comes to skincare products. There are several good beauty products are made in India and one of them is Patanjali Beauty Cream. Patanjali Beauty cream is a magical Ayurvedic preparation and made from 100% safe ingredients like Aloe Vera, which is known to reduce many skin spoiling factors. Hence this cream reduces wrinkles and makes skin smooth and supple. Aloe Vera is also known to prevent acne and pimples, so the cream works in the same manner and gives you a blemish free skin texture. It does not contain any chemicals and is completely safe for daily use. It comes in a convenient plastic tube and is easy to carry in my makeup pouch. It is a multipurpose beauty cream that can be used to reduce marks and scars. It can also be applied on burns and gives a cooling effect on the burns. Using it regularly can diminish the fine lines and wrinkles. I could see a magical difference on my face after using it for over a month. The fine lines near the jaw and ear eyes (crow’s feet) have reduced a lot and skin has become more elastic. It makes the skin a bit greasy so using in hot and humid weathers can make things inconvenient. So I avoid using it while going out and happily apply it when I am going to be home. It makes a great moisturizer during winters as the cream is a bit greasy and keeps the skin hydrated. And saves your skin from getting cracked and peeling. Conclusion – Great Ayurvedic preparation from the brand Patanjali, known for safe ingredients always. A bit greasy so should be avoided in humid weathers and makes a great beauty product for winters.
If used excessively can damage the skin, so use it carefully and in moderation
Summers and sun-tan go hand in hand. And after a road trip of 10 days, my sister needed some de-tan product to be used at home as she had no time to go to salons. She called me up for some instant solution and what I could suggest was a bleach. She was not convinced to use bleach at first as she has heard a lot about the side effects of using bleach. But I said all the bleach brands are not the same. And when you use it carefully, it can give you brilliant results. She agreed to use a bleach and so I suggested Fem Fairness Naturals Saffron Crème Bleach. Fem is synonymous to fairness. Remember the ad, 15 minutes mein ho gayi mein, Gori Gori; Fen fem se? Yes, and since then the name Fem goes well with fairness. My little sister listened to me and used Fem Fairness Naturals Saffron Crème Bleach and then was extremely happy with the results as all her tan had vanished with a single use. Fem fairness bleach is known to give an instant glow and so it is the best time saver product when you are rushing to get instant fairness. She is very happy with the after effects and happier for the reason that she can go for many more road trips and trekking without worrying about the suntan and ugly face anymore. Precaution – Before applying any bleach on the face, do a patch taste on the inner elbow. If irritation or burning sensation occurred, you should not use the bleach on the face. Conclusion – Fem Fairness Naturals Saffron Crème Bleach is the last minute savior and a must have in your de-tan regimen. It gives instant glow and you don’t have to spend a lot over the salon sessions.
Improves skin texture
Reduces dark spots, acne, scars, and other blemishes.
Prevents skin infections
Makes your skin glow
Hydrates your skin
Maintains skin’s elasticity.
Strong herbal smell
In this world full of chemicals finding completely safe beauty and healthcare products is like a rarest rare thing. Roop Mantra Ayurvedic Medicinal Face Cream is an Ayurvedic skincare product that nourishes skin in many manners. As I don’t prefer going to salons for beauty treatments, using Ayurvedic products is something that I love to do. I am using Roop Mantra Ayurvedic Medicinal Face cream since last five weeks, and can vouch on it for a complete skin health regime. I was at my hometown for entire May month and getting skin tan was a common issue despite using a good sunscreen lotion. But applying Roop Mantra cream twice a day helped me get rid of the sun tan. It is an Ayurvedic preparation made with 12 natural components. And this magical preparation keeps skin healthy, clean and beautiful. Helps in diminishing the dark spots, scars and blemishes. Roop Mantra Ayurvedic Medicinal Face Cream has medicinal properties that keep the skin safe from infections. The packaging – The cream comes in a white and green tube packed in a cardboard box. The colour of the cream is baby pink. About the Cream Texture – The baby pink cream has a smooth and light texture. It gets absorbed in the skin very quickly and leaves a sheen on the skin. Benefits - Roop Mantra Ayurvedic Medicinal Face Cream has really helped me get back my pre-pregnancy skin tone. It has reduced the scars and blemishes, reduced dark circles, and has improved the skin texture. It works as an all-rounder skin care product that can be used for any age. I recommended the same to my sister in law, and she also started loving this cream. She too has a combination skin and is fairer than me. But the acne scars are her major problem that she faced since many years. As she started using this Ayurvedic cream, she started seeing a huge reduction in her very old acne scars. Finally we both are happy with the results.
Provides intense nourishment to hair
Minimizes hair fall
Reduces headache and insomnia
Helps detangle hair
Strong herbal smell
I never had faced premature hair greying before pregnancy. But after the delivery, I started facing severe hair fall and soon noticed some grey hair too. It made me worried a lot. The hair fall and my worries went increasing day by day. And when my father had come to meet me, he was worried too. He is a firm believer of Ayurveda and suggested me to try hair product from Patanjali. He did not tell me the name of the hair oil but said just check the patanjali products as they are 100% Ayurvedic. So I tried finding out the hair oil by Patanjali and purchased my first bottle of Patanjali Kesh Kanti Hair Oil. I started applying the oil every alternate day. I was not very sure if this oil could help my thin hair, dandruff and hair fall. But had to give it a try. First thing first, it was pocket friendly. So I did not hesitate much before buying that first bottle. After regular application of this oil, I started feeling good. Hair thinning had slowed down just after 3 weeks. And my itchy scalp was soothed too. Surprisingly my Hair fall had started slowing down too. I could notice less strands of hair in my comb and in the bathroom after every shower. Else I was always scared to wash my hair and see those bunches of hair strands flowing away. Thankfully all that trauma had reduced. Just that I still had the frizzy hair problem. But 80% of my hair problems are sorted out with the regular use of Patanjali Kesh Kanti Hair Oil, and I highly recommend it to my family members and my friends who are facing similar hair problems like I always had. It repairs hair damage and improves hair texture too. And prolonged use of Patanjali Kesh Kanti Oil keeps all the hair issues at a bay for sure.
Improves skin texture
Makes skin smooth and supple
Reduces dark spots and marks
Evens out skin tone
Reduces dark circles
I have a wheatish skin tone and a normal to oily skin. So fairness is something I always wished for. While being a teenager I had tried several fairness products that never could make me fair. Over the years I understood that my skin needs some rejuvenation and glow. Not the fairness which I crave for. And I stopped trying new products for past few years. But now after pregnancy, my skin started losing its natural glow. And I could see the dark spots plus some fine lines too. It was the time I needed some beauty product that would really work and won't just make my skin white or fair, but will give it a healthy glow by rejuvenating it thoroughly. So I found Citra pearl fair face cream that contains Korean pink pearl. Wow, I was already fascinated with Korean beauty and finding the Korean beauty secret was something like a dream for me. I started using it as day cream after taking a bath. It has a smooth texture and gets absorbed in the skin very quickly. just a few drops are enough to cover my face and neck (as Koreans claim to use their beauty products on face and neck too). Just after a week I could feel that my skin is gaining the lost glow slowly. And the fine lines too have started vanishing. Black spots have reduced and I can feel a total new me all again. I am having many sleepless nights after having baby. And that has definitely given me dark circles. And surprisingly Citra pearl fair face cream is working on reducing dark circles too. As I have normal to oily skin tone, sometimes it makes my skin a bit oily especially during summers. So I reduce the frequency of application a bit and it works well. Final note, I am really liking this product and very happy to see my happy skin is back.
Makes the skin glow
Provides UV protection
As a working woman I had to have a good day cream that could give my skin an even tone and would keep me safe from the harsh sun rays. Using only a sunscreen was not enough and my skin needed something more than that. Increasing age too was a factor as it was losing the charm and glow too. So finding Olay Natural White Day Glowing Fairness cream was a sheer bliss for me as it was compatible with all my skin care needs. It deeply nurtures the skin and improves the skin tone. It contains SPF 24 that provides a complete sun protection from harmful UV rays. It lightens and brightens the skin after using it regularly. And soon I could see my skin had become softer and radiant. It also helped me reduce the blackheads. And get rid of the dark spots and pigmentation too. Olay Natural White Day Glowing Fairness cream contains antioxidant elements that detoxifies the skin and helps it to remain healthy. The packaging is convenient and compact so I can easily carry it in my hand bag while moving out of home. And after using it for over three weeks I can see that my complexion has improved, uneven skin tone is being even, blackheads have reduced and can see a healthy glow on my face all over again. I just apply it before 15 minutes before moving out. And I don’t really need to apply another coat of a sunscreen as this cream already contains SPF 24 and it works as a cream and a sunscreen too. It gets absorbed quickly and is not sticky and greasy. Moreover it doesn’t leave the patchy look after a while. It is a perfect day cream and can be used every day to see the magical and unbelievable improvement in the skin tone and overall complexion.
Quick hair regrowth
Reduces hair loss
Eliminates dandruff and other scalp infections
Prevents premature graying of hair
The oil contains natural ingredients.
I had started facing a lot of hair fall post pregnancy. I had a fear of going bald soon. And I was looking for some natural solution to reduce it. Someone told me that Bhringa is good for hair growth and reduce the postnatal hair fall, but I had no time to opt for the traditional method of getting bhringa from an Ayurveda shop and using it. Due to lack of time I was looking for a convenient product and found Indulekha Bhringa Oil. It comes in a plastic bottle with a deep root comb style cap. And the oil application is completely hands free. The oil is bit sticky but the comb helps you apply that sticky Ayurvedic oil without any hassle. I started using it twice a week and kept it overnight, washed it off the next morning. And after two months of a regular use, the hair fall had reduced dramatically. I also could notice a bounce in my hair due to the regrowth. Due to the help of deep root comb like cap, I do not have to use my hands or fingers to apply and massage the oil into the scalp. A mess free process that helps save time and has no hassles of using it. Indulekha bhringa hair oil has a very strong fragrance. But I had to bear it to save myself from going bald. I found it a bit expensive initially, but spending on other hair products had already had costed me a lot. So spending a chunk on this oil was not a big deal and I gave it a try. And the oil is definitely worth the cost. Benefits: It saved my time and is extremely helpful in slowing down the hair fall and helps in growing new hair too. My dandruff and itchy scalp issues are also reduced with the help of this amazing Ayurvedic product – Indulekha Bhringa Hair Oil.