Lakme peach milk moisturiser

Product review –

Price – 110 INR(1.57usd)

Quantity – 60ml

Packaging

Comes in a variety of different plastic packaging.. It comes in a cap and container type package as well as this plastic bottle with a flip cap.

My experience

Best for people with combination to oily skin.it can used as a primer. The best part is.. It dries down without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin.

The bottle (smaller ones) are travel friendly too.. but might spill on extremely hot weather.

The consistency of the cream is quite light and thin and on blending it feels moisturizing on the skin.

It smells quite nice and makes you feel fresh.Smell gradually fades in few minutes.

Consistency

Thumbs up-

*affordable

*feels nice and moisturizing on the skin

*smells nice.

*easily available online and local drugstore.

Thumbs down-

*not enough for dry skin.

Will i purchase it again?

I have re-purchased it ready. I love using it has a face moisturizer as i have combination skin

Rating-9/10

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Biotique Bio Walnut Purifying and Polishing Scrub

Product reviewed-Biotique Bio Walnut Purifying and Polishing Scrub

Price– Rs199 for 50g (2.9USD)

What does the product claims: This exfoliating scrub is blended with pure walnut oil, rich in vitamin A and lecithin, extracts of neem, mint, fenugreek and red sandalwood to purify and polish skin texture. Sweeps away dry lines and leaves skin smooth, soft and spotlessly refreshed. Skin becomes more receptive to the benefits of future treatment.

Product description Pollutants and dirt can clog your pores making your skin dull and prone to acne. Revive your skin with Biotique Bio Walnut Skin Polisher Scrub. This Unisex scrub is applicable to all skin types. The Biotique scrub is a potent infusion of ayurvedic ingredients like Neem, Nagkeshar, Pudina, Walnut, Bees Wax Vitamin A, Fenugreek, Red Sandalwood and Himalayan Water which combine to nourish your hair by boosting strength. This scrub efficiently purifies your skin by ridding it of impurities. The walnut extracts present in it serves as cleansers that unclog your pores and gently exfoliate your skin. The neem essence has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes your skin by eliminating redness and rashes. This Walnut scrub removes dead cells thus keeping your skin clear and refreshed. This organic scrub has a polishing effect and makes your skin soft and radiant by adding to its shine. The micro-granules present in the scrub does not strip moisture from your skin thus eliminating dryness. This Polisher scrub can also lighten your skin and remove spots and blemishes. The Biotique scrub is toxin-free and dermatologically tested for your safety. Directions for Use Apply required amount on wet face. Gently massage and exfoliate. Rinse off. Use regularly for desired effects .

Packaging– packaging looks somewhat like this.

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Texture-The texture of this scrub is quite different from the other scrubs available in drugstores. It’s quite creamy and not rough at all. it has quite thick consistency and will not fall of even on turning the container upside down.The walnut particles are quite small and clean the face well. After using this scrub my skin feels soft and fresh. It did not break me out or make my skin feel or dry.

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 How To use: Massage on wet face and neck with fingertips. Avoid eye area. Rinse with water or damp wash cloth. Use daily or as needed.

 

THUMBS UP-

  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Nice fragrance
  • Good for everyday use
  • Suitable for dry and sensitive skin
  • Does not leave the face dry and stretchy
  • Does not break me out
  • Natural ingredients are used
  • Act as a good massage cream too

THUMBS DOWN-

  • may not suit people with oily skin since it has thick consistency.

Rating- 4/5

Would definitely buy it again. 🙂

 

 

 

Biotique bio aloe vera sunscreen

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Product Reviewed-Biotique bio aloe vera sunscreen

Price-INR 199 for 120 ml

Packaging: It comes in a regular yellow packaging. Nothing interesting or different. It has a flip flop green top cap . It is sturdy and travel friendly.

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Fragrance-Smell exactly like mustard oil(sarso ka tel) which is the thing i hate about it the most.

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INGREDIENT

Ghritkumari (Aloevera barbadensis), Chandan (Santalum album), Surajmukhi (Helianthus annuus), Kusimbhi (Catamus tinctorius), Yasad (Zincum), Cream Base Q.S.

 

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Texture: The lotion is runny and spreads evenly. It gets absorbed pretty quickly but does make my skin feel a little greasy. . I do like to use it as it makes you sweat  lot if used under foundation. I am sure this is going to be more useful during winters as it moisturizes skin pretty well.IMG_20160309_084156

 

THUMBS UP –

*travel friendly packageing

*decent price

THUMBS DOWN –

*feels sticky and greasy

*too thin consistency

*strong and unacceptable fragrance

Rating-1/5

WOULD I EVER RE-PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT?

no,Never again.

 

 

 

 

WINTER ESSENTIALS! :)

Winter can wreck havoc on your skin. Whipping winds, dry air, and chilly temps can really do a number on soft skin and hair. Cold air outside and central heat indoors can strip moisture from strands and pores, making hair rough and skin itchy and dry.

1)Cleanse…without stripping your skin.– A little exfoliation speeds skin turnover, helping both to trigger a natural repair process and to build Collagen and Elastin.And use exfoliators or scrubs  to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper. 🙂

If there was ever a time to use gentle cleansers, it’s winter. Look for cleansers with natural oils, like green tea oil, in their list of ingredients so you can cleanse and lubricate simultaneously. Let go of your need for “squeaky clean” skin because cleansers with harsh sudsing agents ultimately do more damage than good, stripping your skin of its environmental protective barrier.

  • Clean and clear berry blast face wash
  • Avene cleanance gel
  • Ponds daily face wash
  • Himalaya Herbals Moisturizing Aloe Vera gel face wash
  • Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
  • The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil (oil based face wash)
  • Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub

2)Tone-Toning is really  necessary while your skin is still damp after bathing or scrubbing or cleansing your face….Toners essentially prevent the loss of moisture from your face and prevents it from forming fine lines

i usually use Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water or sometimes dabar gulbari Rose water.

Other toner that can be used –

  • Organic harvest green cucumber toner
  • Avene Thermal Spring Water
  • Kaya Purifying Toner

3)Use a sunscreen
People like to enjoy the sun during winter but little do they know that exposure to the sun can hasten ageing. Therefore, one must use a sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in order to allow the skin to absorb it.[ sunscreen should always be used before moisturizers]

Just because the sun isn’t out as long during winter, doesn’t mean you can take a sunscreen break. Always choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.Sunscreens with zinc oxide do an especially good job of repelling rays before they can enter the skin and wreak havoc. Wear sunscreen every day, from dawn to dusk, rain or shine, in hot or cold weather.

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4)Moisturizing More You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine.

Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based.)

Facial moisturisers ,body lotions and body butter are a must for winters-

  • Pond’s moisturing lotion( i just love the smell of it)-CHECK OUT MY REVIEW HERE
  • Za perfect solution Moisturizer( its very thin & light in consisteny)
  • Vaseline Body lotion
  • Nivea creme
  • Nivea soft cream
  • Nivea smooth body  milk lotion
  • La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Protective Care
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
  • Kama Ayurveda Kokum And Almond Body Butter

Using Facial oils and serum,instead of moisturisers ..is also an option.But choose your oils with care because not all oils are appropriate for the face. Instead, look for “nonclogging” oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil.I usually use facial oils as night moisturizer.

During winters we often tend to drink less of water so keeeping our skin extra-hydrated facial oils can be used.Oil can actually helps in balancing the oil content of your skin be it any skin From NORMAL to COMBINATION to Oily skin. 🙂 Oils which i prefer using is-

  • The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil
  • Soultree cold-pressed olive oil
  • figaro olive oil
  • Just Herbs Rejuvenating Beauty ELIXIR Facial Serum

TIP TO REMEMBER- For winters,always use a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating.

LIPCARE

Keeping a tube of lip balm in an easily accessible pocket is a good first step, but winter winds can take chapped lips to a whole new level. If lips are flaky, take a clean toothbrush and very gently exfoliate the skin to remove excess skin.

For seriously dry lips, apply honey or Vaseline for 15 minutes and then remove with a cotton swab dipped in hot water.

LIPBALMS are a must-have for everyone.Some of them which are quite good are-

  • Nivea lipbalm: rose
  • Nivea Essential Care-Lip Balm
  • Maybelline Baby lips (this lip balm has quite a range …& my favorites)-CHECK OUT MY REVIEW HERE & HERE
  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer
  • Nivea Lip Butter – Blueberry Blush
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy – Rosy Lips
  • nivea hydro care
  • BURT’S BEES REPLENISHING LIP BALM WITH POMEGRANATE OIL
  • BURT’S BEES BEESWAX LIP BALM(all time essential)
  • VASELINE can also do the trick if you don’t have any lipbalms. 🙂

HANDCARE AND FOOTCARE

it’s bad enough to have freezing digits, but cracked and painful skin on the hands is the icing on the cake. To prevent hands from drying out, apply moisturizer after hand washing and at least several times throughout the day. Keep a bottle of lotion by each sink in your home and in your desk at work. If hands are very dry, use cream instead of lotion because the former has a higher oil-to-water ratio.

Wearing rubber gloves while washing dishes can prevent hands from getting dried out due to excess contact with hot water too. To really rehab the skin on hands, use very thick hand cream right before bed and then slip on  cotton gloves—the enclosed space will help the moisturizer absorb into the skin.(same routine goes for foot ).Me being a dental intern by profession …i tend to keep a handcream always with me….as working throughout the day is daily routine for me.

USE HANDCREAMS or FOOTCREAMS ,if necessary like-

  • Fabindia Lemon Intensive Hand Cream
  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
  • The body shop hand cream (it comes in many varients…which i absolutely love)
  • Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Hand And Nail Treatment
  • Natio Spa Heavenly Hand Cream
  •  L’Occitane Lavender Hand Cream

Tip- Wear gloves on hand and socks on feet after cleaning it and applying moisturizer or cream or body lotion ….for supple,soft and smooth skin in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pond’s Triple Vitamin Moisturizing Lotion

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Since winter has arrived….i just thought that i should be sharing the moisturizer i have been using for quite a while…as Body Lotions,creams or butters are an absolute must-Have for winters.The product i’m about to review has sort of become a part of my skincare routine throughout the year…

Product Reviewed-Pond’s Triple Vitamin Moisturizing Lotion

Price-Rs185 For 300ml

Shelf life- 3 years

Smell – Strong but pleasant fragrance which i absolutely love.

Ingredients:Water, mineral oil, glycerine, cetearyl alcohol, niacinamide, sodium cetearyl sulphate, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, paraffin, fragrance, microcrystalline wax, cellulose gum, methylparaben, disodium EDTA, DMDM hydantoin, propylparaben, tocopheryl acetate, benzophenone-3, BHT, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, simethicone.

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DIRECTION FOR USE-Use daily after bath all over your body.

  • Use twice daily as a part of your skin care regime.
  • Massage lightly on skin with fingertips until completely absorbed.

What Pond’s Triple Vitamin Moisturizing Lotion claims:

Soft, smooth and radiant skin that leaves you feeling beautiful all over.

Packaging-It comes in sturdy white opaque plastic squeeze bottle with a pink flip flop cap.

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My experience-It made my hands super smooth little quantity of this lotion work like magic and make my skin hydrated and moisturized whole day. It does not leave behind any shine or a greasy feeling. It disappears into the skin quickly SmileThe lotion moisturises the skin really well, and is suitable to be used for dry elbows, heels, knees, and as an over-all body lotion too. It is perfect for winters too. I have been re-purchasing it since last 4-5 years.”

This can easily become one solution for dry skin for the whole family without disturbing the budgetary balance. With this we can say that the claims made by Ponds is undoubtedly true that it gives soft , smooth and radiant skin .

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Thumbs up 👍 –

  • budget friendly
  • Love the fragrance
  • smooth texture and perfect for combination skin like me
  • very moisturing
  • easily available
  • does not makes skin look greasy
  • can be used as hand and foot cream

Thumbs down 👎-

  • does not contain SPF
  • Fragrance can be annoying for some people.

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Ponds White Beauty Spot Less Lightening Facial Foam

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Product reviewed-Ponds White Beauty Spot Less Lightening Facial Foam

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I’m probably the last person on Earth to review this product! I love trying out different face washes but I always end up coming back to this one. So here are my views on Pond’s white beauty daily spot-less lightening facial foam.

Price: 135 INR for 100g

69 INR for 50g

Shelf Price-Use before 24 months from Mfg. Date

What the Pond’s says :

Exfoliate your way to brighter skin with White Beauty Daily Spotless Lightening Facial Foam. Enriched with Pro Vitamins B3, it lifts away deep seated dirt and dead skin, to reveal a radiant, glowing complexion!

Special Ingredient- Pro-vitamin B3

A powerful ingredient that delivers brighter, radiant skin.

Key Ingredients
Water, Stearic Acid & Palmitic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide & Aluminium Hydroxide & Stearic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate & Zea Mays (Corn) Starch & Lycopene & Glucose & Sodium Ascorbate & Tocopherol, Fragranc

Packaging: It comes in a plastic tube form with a roll out  cap. The packaging is safe enough to carry around in your vanity bag 🙂. Some girls might also like the pink color tube.

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Texture and fragrance-The texture of the face wash is very thick, almost like that of a cream (swatch below) . Color- white. Only a very small drop is required for the face. The fragrance is very mild and not irritating.

My experience

This foaming face wash is true to its name as it lathers really well. It gives that psychological satisfaction of cleaning yourself properly 😛 . Yes, we do have a weird sense of associating things like foam and clean 😉 . It washes off quite easily in a few rinses and with very less water. Yeah! Even after that much lathering!!…  I usually remove the light everyday make-up with this face wash.

The first day that I used this cream, I was pretty impressed-the fragrance was really nice and there actually was a pearly glow on my face (I wondered how could that come so soon ☺) So I used it for a week. I then had a mixed reaction to this product. The cream felt mattyfying and drying on my face although I have combination skin

It can be drying for the dry skinners but is good for the oily skinners and  combination skin  like me.

It may not be the best product for those with very dry skin. I would recommend this face wash for those with combination skin/ oily skin from my experience.

Thumbs up 👍 

  • Foams well
  • Brightens face
  • Removes oiliness
  • Rinses off easily
  • Very little quantity is required each time
  • Removes light make-up
  • travel -friendly
  • easily available

Thumbs down 👎 

  • Controls oil only for 2 hours
  • No skin lightening effect as claimed

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LAKME ABSOLUTE SKIN GLOSS GEL CREME

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PRODUCT REVIEWED- LAKME ABSOLUTE SKIN GLOSS GEL CREME

Company :LAKME

What the Lakme Claims:

The Lakme Skin Gloss Gel Creme is enriched with minerals to hydrate your skin for a healthy glow. Along with moisture for a soft, supple texture, it gives your skin a layer of flawless luster.

  • A light glaze with mineral laden glacial water
  • Hydrates to make skin look radiant
  • Moisture coats your skin with gloss

Price: Rs. 399 for 50g(6.011 usd)

PACKAGING-The black glossy tub comes with an reflective icy blue twist up cap, very impressive packaging .The tub is very sturdy and the packaging is overall travel friendly.

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the pack came with a “how to apply” card in it

How to Use

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Ingredients

lakme skin gloss

Shelf Life : 24 months

Color : Light Blue

Smell : Artificial Cologne like Smell

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My experience-To be frank we all love it when our skin glows and I wanted to try skincare products from our very own Indian brand Lakme and hence I got it to see if it lives up to the claims.

The Lakme Skin Gloss Gel Creme is enriched with minerals to hydrate your skin for a healthy glow. Along with moisture for a soft, supple texture, it gives your skin a layer of flawless luster. It is a light glaze with mineral laden glacial water which hydrates to make skin look radiant and moisture coats your skin with gloss. It gives skin soft and supple texture along with a flawless luster.

The Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme has a very lightweight texture and is perfectly named since it is somewhere between a gel and a cream hence has properties of both which is unique. The major gripe I have about it is the strong masculine cologne like fragrance, I mean who would add such strong fragrance in skincare products for women, but thankfully it fades within few minutes of applying it.

It gives an instant cooling sensation upon application which feels so good in this hot weather.It is not moisturising enough for dry patches on skin or even for winters

My skin drinks it up immediately, and it feels super smooth and soft, without feeling heavy, oily or sticky. But mind you it feels greasy if gone overboard, so make sure to apply little quantity. There was little glossy or rather glowy effect on my combination skin, but definitely not as much lakme claims. It provides an excellent base for makeup as well as it makes blending very easy. But my combination skin gets very oily and shiny few hours after applying it,

Thumbs up 👍 –

  • Unique and very attractive packaging.travel friendly
  • Great lightweight and smooth texture which gets absorbed instantly
  • Did not feel oily and heavy on skin
  • Hydrates and moisturizes skin instantly giving a healthy natural glow.can be used in place of face highlighter. i use it that way more often 🙂
  • Makes a great and smooth base for makeup
  • Contains Mineral rich glacial water
  • easily available

Thumbs down 👎 –

• Not moisturizing enough for dry skin types and for winters

  • As lakme claims it to be a day time product, it certainly lacks SPF

Rating– 4/5

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