A Review of Skincare Villa Shop Facial Oil.

Until recently I was among those who get scared to use oils on their combination to oily skin. I would believe that oil did make my face major breakout. But now I have been slowly introducing facial oils in my beauty routine. One such oil, I’m going to talk about today is a facial oil from the brand Skincare Villa Shop.

 

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Some Facts About Facial Oils:

  • The plant-based facial oils with loads of antioxidant, vitamins and nutrients give good hydration, nourishment, providing a healthy skin.
  • The oils get absorbed and start working into the skin more quickly than the creams do. The creams just create a moisture layer on the top.
  • In the acne-prone skin, oils balance the sebum production of the skin and helps the skin’s own oil flow instead of clogging.

The Facial Oil from Skincare Villa Shop:

Now, let’s start with the review of the facial oil from Skincare Villa Shop. I ordered this facial oil when I saw Sonali, the person behind Skincare Villa Shop introduced Coffee Infused Oil and Green Tea Infused Oil on Instagram. She has customized this facial oil according to my skin type.

 

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Ingredients:

Grapeseed oil, Coffee infused oil, Green Tea infused oil, Almond Seed Oil and Rosemary Essential oil. 

Coffee Infused Oil with antioxidant and caffeine fights free radicals, keeps the aging at bay, tightens and brightens the skin, reduces dark circles.

Green Tea Infused Oil reduces wrinkles and fine lines, removes blemishes and any spots, like acne scars, age spots, treats dark circles and puffy eyes, providing glowing skin.

Almond Seed Oil deep cleanses skin and prevents acne, removes tan, treats eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes, provides flawless skin, reduces signs of aging.

Grapeseed Oil restores collagen, fights aging, treats acne, tightens skin, helps diminish dark circles around eyes.

Rosemary Oil protects skin from the damage caused by free radicals and the sun rays, stimulates the cell growth to fight aging, treats any kind of skin infections.

Price: INR 350/- for 30 ml, including shipping.

Packaging:

The golden brown colored oil comes in a dark brown colored glass bottle with a dropper dispenser. On the outer part of the bottle, the logo of Skincare Villa Shop is pasted.

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My Experience:

 

The oil has a thin but refined texture with a very mild smell that only you get as you open the bottle. When you apply on your face you can’t smell it. It’s a mixed fragrance of all the oils in which the smell of coffee is a bit strong. The oil is very light and I don’t feel greasy or sticky on my skin. It’s absorbed immediately after applying on the face and neck. I use it as under eye oil too. The oil doesn’t leave my combination to oily skin oily too, rather it gives an instant glow to my face.

 

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I’ve been using the oil almost for one and a half weeks. I use the oil at the bedtime as my night nourishment. I apply 3 drops on my cleansed face and the under eye area and 4 drops on the neck. One must shake well the bottle before using.

First of all, this oil has reduced much my open pores, giving me a polished look. You know, open pores happen due to extra oil production during this wet weather. The open pores bring with it acne and blemishes that result in the dull and lifeless skin. This facial oil is the medicine of all these problems. The oil delivers a much-needed skin pampering experience that leaves me feeling relaxed, soothed and recharged. So, I must say that this skin rejuvenating oil worth every penny.

Finally, I strongly recommend you who are tired of seeing your pale and sagging face, to give it a go and the best thing is you can add ingredients as per your choice and need to this oil. So, DM Sonali on the Instagram page and get this wonderful oil.

 

Thanks for reading. Coming with more such wonderful products.

 

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

Get Flawless Skin with Sunscreen Matte Gel SPF 30 ft FuschiaVKare

Today I’m going to share the new sunscreen lotion I am using and am totally sold, that is Sunscreen Matte Gel SPF 30 from one of my favorite brand Fuschia by VKare Bio Sciences. Sun protection is the most important measure in our daily skin care routine to prevent aging, wrinkles, age spots, and other skin concerns and the biggest risk factor for our life, skin cancer. But, unfortunately, many of us are not serious about using sunscreen lotion. We may spend lots of money buying expensive creams, lotions or going salons for facials and all. But, when there comes the question of sunscreen lotion, we just neglect it. You must remember that even a 2 min sun exposure, may result in an adverse effect of sun rays on one’s skin. And the sunscreen you will use must have an SPF of at least 30 and indicates protection against UVA and UVB. This sunscreen gel I am going to review now has fulfilled both the criteria. Let’s start the review.

 

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Fuschia Sunscreen Matte Gel – SPF 30: UVA & UVB Protection:

I have received this sunscreen gel in a Lady Raga Subscription Bag. 

Product Description:

The polluted environment and global warming are making our skin dull and unappealing and giving our skin pre-mature aging. To get the flawless and healthy glowing skin, pick up Fuschia paraben and phthalate free Sunscreen Matte Gel SPF 30. The product is not tested on animals. This sunscreen matte gel gets absorbed into the skin instantly and protects adequately from UVA & UVB rays.

 

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Ingredients:

Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, SunCat DE, Licorice Ext, Glycereth 8 Esters, Euxyl K 510, Carbomer. 

The blend of aloe vera, olive oil, and licorice ext are perfect to harmonize your skin and to protect against sun-induced skin damage. Aloe vera and olive oil cure the damage caused by sun’s rays & can treat sunburn as easily as it can slow down the aging of the skin. SunCatDE acts as the sunscreen agent, antioxidant, anti-aging and protecting agent.

 

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Price: INR 450/- for 50 ml.

 

Packaging:

The gel comes in a sturdy white plastic bottle with a black flip top lid that enables us to use it economically. You can take out as much as you need. The bottle is lightweight and you can carry it wherever you go.

 

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My Experience:

 

It is a light mousse-like gel with a sweet floral scent that is not very strong but quite refreshing. Smelling the gel you will love to use it. It spreads easily on the skin and gets absorbed immediately and completely after a little massage. Though the gel is a bit thick doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, rather feels comfortable enough on the skin. It doesn’t give any matte finish but leaves my combination to oily skin oil-free for a longer period. Like some other sunscreen gel, it doesn’t leave any white cast on the face.

 

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The sunscreen gel provides adequate hydration and moisturization to the skin. I need not apply any moisturizer separately. The gel can be applied as a nice primer for the day makeup. I’ve been using the gel for almost 2 weeks, but it didn’t cause any irritation or breakouts to my acne-prone skin. It gives a good 5 hourly sun protection and also protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays.

 

Overall, I am quite happy with the sunscreen matte gel and wish to repurchase after finishing the bottle. I recommend you to buy the gel and use adequately to get a flawless and radiant look. You can buy from their Website  and Flipkart

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

Special Skincare During Monsoon

After scorching hot summer days rains bring a sense of relief in us. But along with the relief, this season brings many infections that affect our skin and bring the problems like acne, blackheads, whiteheads etc.The humid weather during monsoon makes the oily and combination skin oilier because this time the skin makes sebaceous glands hyperactive that make the skin attract more dirt, bacteria from the air. So, at this time of the year skin needs special treatment otherwise the situation gets worse. Let’s scroll down to know how you’ll take care of your skin concerns.

 

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How To Take Care:

Here I am not going to tell you to take any special expensive facial in a salon or to buy any expensive product to make a hole in your purse. Rather, I’ll share with you some simple home remedies with the natural ingredients those are easily available on our kitchen shelf.

 

Deep Cleansing:

Mix 1 tablespoon of curd (you can use milk too) with 1/2 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 2 drops of lavender oil (optional) to form a thick paste and apply all over your face and neck. Keep for at least 10 minutes and massage for 1 minutes and rinse. If you are vegan use soy milk or coconut milk instead of curd or milk and dates paste instead of honey.

This mask will give you radiant and nourished look, by healing your acne. It also soothes the irritated skin, hydrates it and keeps your skin fresh.

 

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Toner:

Boil 2 cups of water with a hand full of neem leaves or mint leaves and Holy basil leaves for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down fully. Strain the water and refrigerate it. Use it after cleansing or whenever you feel like soothe your skin.

This toner will control the production of sebum and reduces excessive oiliness. It also soothes the inflammation and reduces redness preventing the acne from coming back.

 

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Special Treatment For Acne, Blackheads, and Whiteheads:

Here, I am going to tell about some ingredients which are greatly known for their healing properties to heal acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.

1. Oatmeal:

Oatmeal is one of the best home remedies for treating acne and blackheads, whiteheads. It absorbs excess oil, prevents clogged pores, draws out toxins, shrinks pores, reduces acne, removes blemishes or any kind of spots, retains moisture into the skin, giving a firm and nourished skin.

 

How To Use:

You can use oatmeal alone mixing with water/milk/coconut water to treat the skin issues. Also, you can make a face pack mixing some other ingredients with oatmeal. Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 drops of tea tree oil (optional), a handful of rose petals and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply on your face and neck and keep it for 5-7 minutes. Massage for 1-2 minutes and rinse with water.

 

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2. Potatoes To Treat Acne:

Potatoes can absorb excess oil excellently and thus can cure acne, pimples and even acne scars. They also reduce under eye dark circles, puffiness, blemishes and the age spots too.

How To Use:

Cut cleaned potatoes into slices and rub the slices on your face and neck. Keep the juice on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. You can keep two slices on each of your eyes too. You can also grate the slices to take out the juice. Now add coconut milk or regular milk and turmeric to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face and neck, keep the paste for 10-15 minutes and wash off.

 

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3. Baking Soda on Acne:

Baking soda is a powerful ingredient to heal acne breakouts, inflammation, acne scars. It is a great exfoliator to remove dead skin cells. After 2-3 uses, you will see a great difference on your skin.

 

How to use:

Take 1-2 teaspoon baking soda and mix with warm water (not hot), mix well to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on face and leave for 10-12 minutes and wash with plain water. For first few days you may feel the paste a bit strong, but don’t worry it will not harm. As you get habituated, you can increase the time span. You can also add to the mask lemon/orange juice and 1 teaspoon honey. As lemon/orange/honey individually is a good healing agent for acne.

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3. Aloe Vera Gel to treat acne:

Aloe Vera absorbs the excess oil from the skin to prevent clogging of pores. It soothes irritation and redness, reduces inflammation and also cleans the pores from dirt, dead skin cells and sebum gathered in them. Aloe vera gel also works on wrinkles or fine lines and on age spots too. It can heal any kind of skin concerns.

 

How To Use:

You can use aloe vera gel alone on the face and keep it on your skin overnight as a night nourishment cream. Also, you can try a mask. Mix1 teaspoon aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon honey and one pinch cinnamon powder and apply on face or on the targets, leave as long you will be comfortable, even you can leave the mask overnight. Rinse off with water.

 

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4. Cabbage For Acne:

The vitamins ( A, B, C, E, and K) and minerals (potassium, sulfur, and copper) present in cabbage provide deep cleansing. Cabbage can absorb the excess oil from the skin, heal all skin concerns like acne, eczema, psoriasis, reduce inflammation, works on aging and the sun damaged skin, give nourishment and hydration to skin.

 

How To Use:

Put chopped cabbage, lemon juice, and olive oil/coconut oil in a blender and form a smooth paste. You can add grated carrot also. Apply the paste on your face, neck and leave for 15-20 minutes or more and wash off with water. You can also make a paste only with cabbage and apply on your face to heal acne, eczema and damaged skin.

 

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5. Garlic For Acne:

Allicin present in garlic kills the bacteria causing acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe the irritation and swelling. Garlic also reduces the appearance of acne scars, fights against free radicals and heals damaged skin.

 

How to Use:

Crush the 4/5 garlic cloves to form a juice and apply the juice directly on the affected area. Keep it for sometimes or as long as you can bear the burning sensation. Wash off. Some may not bear the burning sensation. They can add water/rose water/olive oil/coconut oil/honey to the garlic juice and apply.

 

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With all the above home remedies you must ensure a healthy lifestyle to treat the skin concerns during monsoon. As this the time when the air is filled with all types of microbial organisms that lead to the skin infections, cleanliness should be considered over everything. Consumption of water must be increased to stay hydrated, use good moisturizer regularly, and the most important part is to Apply Sunscreen religiously. Avoid junk and spicy food, exercise daily to stay healthy and stress-free.

 

All the above home remedies are tried and tested by me only. These treatments work well on my combination and super sensitive skin. If you have any question regarding those home remedies, can ask in the comment section. I am all ear to hear from you.

Here are some links to posts from my fellow monsoonblogging companions:

 

1. Hair Care In Rainy Season

2. Newborn baby care in monsoon

3. 12 fun indoor activities for preschoolers

4. Build immunity, stay healthy during Monsoon.

5. Tips Which Might Be Useful During Rainy Season

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Get A Rejuvenated Skin With Greenberry Organics Herbalism- Soothing Gel Mask

You know how much I love natural and organic products and if it’s from one of my favorite brands, I can’t resist myself from sharing my feeling about that product with you. So, here’s come a new launch from the brand Greenberry Organics, Herbalism Soothing Gel Mask- The Power Of 10 Herbs. Let’s start with the product.

 

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Before starting with the product, I want to tell you that as I’ve started using the products from Greenberry Organics my skin is becoming healthy and flawless gradually. That’s only because their products are all organic and vegan and regarding the quality, the brand never compromises with anything. These are the facts why the products give so good results to everyone, without giving any irritation or side effects. Visit their Facebook page, Instagram page.

 

You can also read: Greenberry Organics Mud Ash 3-in-1 Face Care Review.

 

Herbalism- Soothing Gel Mask:

It’s a soothing gel mask with the power of 10 herbs to provide instant hydration to dry and sun damaged skin, calms the skin, reduces dark spots, inflammation and provides the essential nourishment.

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Ingredients:

Pure Rosewater, Aloe Vera Powder, Neem Ext, Turmeric Ext, Chandan Ext, Calendula Ext, Camomile Ext, Guar Gum, Gum Acacia, Glycerine.

Rose with its anti-inflammatory properties, cleans the clogged pores, Aloe Vera provides natural moisturization and lightens blemishes and any spots, Neem ext contains a high level of antioxidants that provide protection to the skin. Chandan, Turmeric, and Calendula help in reducing skin pigmentation fights free radicals and boosts natural glow with visibly clearer skin.

 

100% Natural and Vegan, made from pure oils and extracts, Against Animal Testing, Handmade with Love, Environment safe packaging, No artificial colors or fragrances. Suitable for all skin types.

 

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How To Apply:

Use the product on a slightly damp face as a mask, apply all over the face liberally ( avoid direct contact with eyes, mouth, and nostrils). Leave the product for 15-20 minutes. Wash off gently. Apply face mists from the brand, followed by a cream or lotion if required.

 

Price: INR 625/- for 100g.

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Packaging:

The gel comes in a sturdy transparent plastic jar with a white plastic screw lid with a leak proof second layer. The packaging is hygienic and travel-friendly.

 

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My Experience:

The moss green colored gel mask comes with neem particles in it. The gel smells divine and one can smell the neem and turmeric among all the other ingredients. The smell is not strong and doesn’t irritate the sensitive nose and it’s quite refreshing too.

 

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My super sensitive skin loves gel masks as these masks are gentle and soft to the skin and don’t irritate the skin. I’ve been using it for almost one week. I’ve used the mask 5 times within this period and I use it at night before going to bed. I apply the mask according to the direction of the brand. As I apply the first thing I feel the cooling impact it gives on the face. I keep it for 20-25 minutes and wash off with water. The mask doesn’t dry at all and my skin feels happy.  As I wash my face can see a fresh and clear skin. It has made my skin soft and is gradually reducing acne. It draws out impurities, absorbs excess oil, works on blemishes and gives good nourishment and hydration to the skin.

Overall, I am happy with Herbalism Soothing Gel Mask. It has given me a healthy glowing and rejuvenated skin. I strongly recommend anyone with any skin types, even the sensitive skin types to try the mask once. You can buy it from Amazon

 

You can also read; Pamper Yourself With Greenberry Organics Indian Rose Oil Body Wash Gel

 

Wrap Your Body With Rose After Bath Cream From Greenberry Organics

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

 

*P.R samples.

 

Heal Your Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis With Miracle Oil From LOA Skin Care

I have seen that many of you with oily or combination skin are skeptical about using oils on your skin for the fear of getting acne breakouts or painful pimples. I was also on your side once. But using so many natural oils on my combination skin now I can easily say that oils are meant not only for the dry skin or normal skin pretties but for oily and even acne-prone skin too. Today I am talking about one such oil that I am using now, during this moist rainy season and the oil is Miracle Oil from the brand LOA Skin Care. 

 

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The Brand: LOA Skin Care:

LOA Skin Care is a Vancouver, BC based company founded by Spencer Angeltvedt. Spencer began his journey 5 years back when he found nothing seemed to work on his dry and sensitive skin, rather drying out his skin. And he prompted him to do some researches on the issue and soon he came to know of the fact that those products actually contained toxic ingredients those are not only harmful to our skin but to our overall health too. As a result, he started working on simple oils like Rosehip or Grapeseed oils. He eventually discovered the benefits of herbs and botanicals and learned how to infuse them into oils to make them even more effective. LOA is the reflection of his love for nature, health, and beauty. To know more visit their website.

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LOA Miracle Oil ( Acne. Eczema. Ageing skin):

The Miracle Oil is the next generation healing oil. It combines over 15 organic botanicals to deeply hydrate, nourish and calm inflammatory skin conditions. The secret behind Miracle oil is its rich content of omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, and cell renewing phytonutrients. These are crucial components for restoring the skin’s moisture barrier and are clinically verified to significantly improve acne, psoriasis, eczema and other inflammatory conditions. You can also read the blog written by Spencer to get the details about “How Miracle Oil Helps To Heal Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis.”

 

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* Suitable for all skin types. 

* Vegan, Palm-oil free.

* Certified Cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA.

*Made with only organic and non-GMO ingredients.

* Lightweight and absorbs quickly.

Ingredients:

Evening primrose oil, Safflower oil, Infused with herbs ( Calendula, comfrey root, gotu kola, plantain leaf, white willow bark, licorice root, butcher’s broom, camu camu berry, aloe vera leaf, spirulina), Chia seed oil, Tamanu oil, Rosemary CO2 antioxidant, Vitamin E, Essential oils, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Helichrysum.

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How To Use:

Massage a generous amount into areas prone to eczema and psoriasis 1-3 times a day. Apply a little as little as 2 drops to freshly washed skin morning and night for acne and moisturizing.

 

Not suitable for babies, young children, pregnant/nursing women, or those with a nut allergy. Keep out of the high heat, direct sunlight and away from water. 

 

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Price: INR 1348.01/- for 2 ounces and INR 2396.47/- for 4 ounces.

Packaging: 

The bottle comes in a glass bottle with a screw cap and an inner protecting lid to help us take out only the required amount. The inner lid makes the usage very economical and easy to control the flow of the liquid. And all the important info about the oil is printed in details on the label around the bottle.

 

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My Review:

 

As I open the bottle every day, the mixed smell of herbs and oils hits my nose immediately. The scent is a bit strong, but not overpowering and disappears fast without irritating my sensitive nose. The light olive colored oil is on the thicker side, but I don’t feel it greasy on my oily T-zone. Ensure that shouldn’t try oil too much on the skin though. I take only 1 drop for my T-zone and 2 drops for my dry cheek area. On the decollete, I use 3 drops. The oil is easy to apply and is absorbed into the skin very fast.

 

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I’ve been using the oil for 3 weeks. In the morning I use it only on the targeted area and at night on all over my face and neck for the night nourishment. It has soothed the skin and my skin looks nourished and plump. At my neck, I was noticing some heat rashes before using the oil. Firstly, as I applied the oil, the area immediately soothed. After a week of regular use, the rashes were completely healed and the skin of that area got smooth and supple.

 

The interesting and probably the best part is that it has worked on my acne and the red spots. Though the face is not clear completely they are reducing and the inflammation is quite less. I know it’s a continuous process and takes time. So, I believe that it will completely remove acne and I’ll get clearer skin very soon.

 

Overall, I am happy with the Miracle Oil as it shows its result within this short period. I suggest you to try once this oil to get rid of all those skin concerns and to get visibly clear and fresh look. To buy visit here.

 

Thanks For reading. Coming soon for more.

 

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

 

*P.R. sample.

My Haircare Experts From Mitti Se: Anti-hairfall Oil and Conditioning Shampoo

Hello pretties,

 

My today’s post is about my recent haircare products from the brand Mitti Se. When I bought some skincare products from the brand, they sent me two samples to review them, one is Anti-hair fall Oil and the other the Conditioning Shampoo. Let’s dive into the review.

The Brand: Mitti Se

Mitti Se means “From the Earth”. The brand offers Pure Natural and highly effective body care, health, and the household which are free from toxic chemicals and safe for our skin and our earth too.  To know more visit their website.

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All their products are 100% Natural & Handmade, Free from harmful chemicals, No Animal testing, Vegetarian, No Added Preservatives, Colors, Fragrance.

 

Anti-hair fall Oil:

○ Repairs dry and damaged hair.

○ Relieves dandruff.

○ Nourishes & strengthens hair.

○ Relaxes the mind.

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Free from Mineral Oil and Parabens. 

To Use:

Massage into hair roots 2 to 3 times a week. For best results leave overnight.

 

Ingredients:

Amla, Shikakai, Balchad, Charida, Nagarmotha, Harad, Baheda soaked in Sesame oil and essential oil of Indian Basil.

Herbs can be re-used one time by refilling Sesame or Coconut Oil and allowing it to soak for a week.

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Packaging And Price:

The oil comes in a light brown plastic bottle with white flip top cap. The 200 ml oil costs Rs 230/-.

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My Experience:

I’ve been using the oil for almost 3 weeks. I am a person who believes that oiling your hair is the best way to keep it nourished and healthy, instead of spending a lot in a spa. I shampoo my hair thrice a week and 2 hours before I apply oil on scalp and hair. The light brown colored oil is light textured and doesn’t make my hair sticky. It’s easy to apply. The oil has a mild mixed smell of the herbs and Basil Oil. As I open the lid I feel relaxed with the scent.

 

After three weeks of regular usage, I can say that the oil has worked really well. I have oily scalp and dry, frizzy hair. It has reduced my hair fall and has made it shiny and lustrous. The hair strands are manageable now. I can comb it with much ease. I use the shampoo the brand has sent, afterward. Now, let’s talk about the shampoo.

 

Conditioning Shampoo:

○ Makes hair healthy, strong & lustrous.

○ Revitalizes dull, damaged hair.

○ Regular use significantly improves hair quality.

○ Good cleanser for normal and oiled hair.

○ Good hair conditioner.

○ Regular usage reduces dryness, that may sometime occur after first few washes.

Free from Sulfates and Parabens. 

 

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Usage:

Apply on wet hair, massage gently and rinse.

Ingredients:

Hibiscus, Gooseberry, Fenugreek, Shikakai, Natural Surfactant, Grapefruit essence.

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Packaging And Price:

The brown powdered shampoo comes in a transparent plastic bottle with black screw cap. 40good  (makes 200 ml) costs Rs 175/-.

My Experience:

The shampoo I’ve used 5 times. The powder has a mixed smell of all herbs among which the smell of fenugreek is strong. I use it as per brand’s direction. Firstly, I wet my scalp and hair, take the required amount on my palm and rub to form a lather. The Very light lather is formed. Then I apply on my scalp and hair and rinse. I have to re-apply the shampoo, as the first wash can’t wash off oils fully.

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The oil and shampoo combo have given good results on my hair making it softer and shinier and free of frizziness. I need not use any conditioner too. I am happy with the two products. So much good results and at such an affordable price is the best part of the two. If you are looking for good and effective hair care products, you must give it a try. To buy visit their Facebook page and website.

You can also read my reviews about their other products: Review on Aloe Clay Cleanser & Mask and Face Serum From Mitti Se

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more wonderful, natural products from other brands.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

My Mini Haul From Diya Naturals, The Green Beauty Brand.

There are a number of new brands are coming up in the green beauty world. Today I’m excited to introduce one such brand in front of you, Diya Naturals, a fantastic skincare brand that offers eco-friendly and skin friendly products. This Bangalore-based brand brings for us natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, green beauty products. I purchased two products from the brand, Green Gram, and Clay Cleansing Powder and Hibiscus and Aloe Vera Soap. With these two products, they have sent me a lip balm. I am using them now and I think I have given them enough time to write a review on those products.

 

Diya Naturals:

All products from Diya Naturals are handcrafted, natural, vegetarian, and are free from palm oil, sulfates, mineral oil or parabens. They make products in small batches using seasonal ingredients, with traditional recipes and use recyclable and reusable packaging materials that contribute to a low carbon footprint. Diya Naturals is planning to introduce a program where they will take back the used containers from their consumers to avail a discount on their next purchase. To know more, visit here.

 

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Cleansing Powder- Green Gram And Clay:

This cleanser is a multitasking product to use on face and body both. It can be used as a face scrub, face pack, and body ubtan. Ideal for combination to oily skin

 

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Ingredients:

Green Gram Flour, Oats, Bentonite Clay, Lemon Peel Powder. 

 

Green gram (moong) gently exfoliates while clay absorbs excess oil from your skin. Mix a tsp of powder with a few drops of water, aloe vera juice or rose water to form a paste. Apply the paste on your skin and use as a scrub or mask. Rinse with cold water. Use thrice a week for best results.

Packaging:

The powder comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a white screw cap with all detailed information about the ingredients, price, Mfg date etc.

Price: 30g- Rs 200, 60g- Rs 300, 100g- Rs 450.

My Experience:

The muddy colored powder has a mild scent of green gram and lemon. The smell is quite refreshing. You can easily feel the tiny particles of oats and gram in the powder when you apply it on your skin.

 

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I use it twice a week, once as a scrub and then as the pack. I make the paste as directed by the brand. As the scrub, I apply the paste all over the face and neck and other exposed part like hands, back etc, rub it for 1-2 minutes and rinse off with water. The scrub is soft and gentle and exfoliates the dead cells effectively. After washing my face my skin feels fresh and smooth. It soothes the dry parts of the body and adds a soft glow on the skin. As the mask, I keep it for 10 minutes and wash off when it dries. In both the cases, it acts as an excellent cleanser and removes dirt without causing any irritation to the skin. It brightens the complexion, evens the skin tone and reduces redness too. During summers, due to the heat, my skin reddens easily. This cleanser reduces that redness by calming and hydrating the skin.

 

Hibiscus And Aloe Vera Soap Bar:

This soap is fragrance-free and can be used for face and body.  The main ingredients are Hibiscus and Aloe Vera. 

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Hibiscus, which is nicknamed as ‘Botox Plant’ has some great benefits on skin. Hibiscus firms and lifts the skin, exfoliates, and also treats acne, giving smoother and younger looking skin. Aloe Vera can do wonders to your skin. With its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, Aloe Vera gel soothes sunburnt skin, protects the skin from harsh weather and sun rays, helps retain moisture, heals any skin concerns, like acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.

Packaging And Price:

 

The soap comes in net potli that can be reused. It costs Rs 250/-

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My Experience:

The soap is butter colored with red undertone, that may be due to the hibiscus. It is totally fragrance-free. Only you can smell a basic bar soap kinda smell. I use it both as face and body bar. It nicely cleanses my skin and reduces excess oil from the skin what I badly need during wet summer days. My sensitive and combination skin has nicely accepted the soap. It doesn’t make my skin dry, instead, my skin looks soft and supple.

 

Pout Potion- Chocolate Cake:

Made with all natural ingredients, these lip balms are designed to keep your lips soft and moisturized all day long. Cocoa butter moisturizes and gives a delightful smell and taste, Olive Oil softens the lips while adding a glossy sheen and cruelty-free Beeswax contains natural SPF 15.

 

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Ingredients:

Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Powder.

 

The pout potion is available in three shapes to suit your mood- heart shape, diya shape, and no shape. 

 

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other two shapes. image from Diya Naturals

 

 

Packaging and Price:

The lip balm comes in a tiny transparent plastic jar with a screw cap. It costs Rs 200/- for 10g.

My Experience:

The cocoa colored lip balm comes with no shape. It smells like real cocoa. Don’t blame me please, if I eat it! It has a soft, non-sticky consistency that is easy to apply.

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The non-tinted lip balm gives a glossy shine on the lips. I use it whenever I feel like. I carry to work too. It doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on the lips. If you have excessive dry lips, it’s for you then. Some days back I went through a dental surgery and for 4-5 days I couldn’t apply any lip balm on my lips and the result is dry, flaky and super pigmented lips. Then I started using it and the pout potion works miraculously. It took only 24 hours to give me soft and smooth skin. The surgery gave me some lip sores which was also healed by applying the lip balm.

Overall, I am totally sold on the products. What’s your thought about the products? Do you want to buy? Then visit their Facebook and Instagram page.

Thanks for reading.

 

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.