10 Nov 2018

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SoulTree Moisturizing Gel - Tulsi & Sandalwood | Review

SoulTree is a brand which had been on my wish list for a long time. I purchased some products from a local store called The Eco store in Bangalore. I had a good experience with all the products I have tried from SoulTree and the product which am going to review today is my cult favourite. Let's dig in 🌟


Brand Claims 
This moisturising gel is prepared using a traditional Ayurveda recipe that soothes and softens skin. Olive and Jojoba Oil are combined with organic Honey to form a light, non-oily, nourishing base. Aromatic Sandalwood and Aloe Vera calm the skin and reduce redness. Potent herbs such as Lodhra, Tulsi and Neem control acne by purifying and tightening pores.

Ingredients


My experience
As evident from the pictures, the packaging is classy, leak proof and extremely travel friendly. The nozzle has a plastic guard to prevent any direct damage or spillage. 

The SoulTree Moisturizing Gel, is light weight gel sort of moisturizer which is very suitable for oily skin type. Plus the product has ingredients which work for acne and hence this product is exclusive for oily, acne prone skin. The gel had a distinctive herbal fragrance which instantly reminds me of Tulsi. The fragrance isn't so soothing but a little strong although it's fades away quickly.

I have used SoulTree Moisturizing Gel in the worst days of my skin, what better time than to test a product otherwise. I was getting small zits due to humidity in monsoons and I was so fed up. I regularly used the SoulTree Moisturizing Gel and I had some relief. My small zits stopped appearing frequently (although they still did show up here and there) plus the current ones were dried out quickly without leaving a considerable mark. Plus apart from this the gel tightens the skin a little bit. Also regular usage prevents junk from clogging the pores as skin appears healthy and oil free. 

I totally love the SoulTree Moisturizing Gel for my skin when it is going through a rough phase. However no pain no gain, the price point of the product is whooping high. SoulTree is certified brand and the certification they have needs renewal every year, so you can really stay assured about the quality product you receive. Plus the product does live up to it's claims and I don't mind the price.

Price, shelf life and Availablility - 450 INR for 40ml with a shelf life of . Available on major shopping portals.

Recommendation
SoulTree Moisturizing Gel is a perfect moisturizer for oily acne prone skin. It not only reduces the breakouts but also dries up the existing acne. How cool is that. What other than this an oily, acne prone skin would expect? I totally loved the effects the gel had on my skin. SoulTree products are free from harmful chemicals and are certified by BDIH Germany. I am almost about to finish the bottle but ahve kept some amount of product for worst skin days. 
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2 Nov 2018

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Biobloom Face Oil - Age Defying & Radiance Booster Review, Price

I have been into face oils since long. As far as I remember, my first face oil was Grapeseed Oil from Blend It Raw. Different face oils are formulated keeping a certain effect in mind, for example anti acne, anti aging benefits or radiance boosters. Let's check whether Biobloom Face Oil is worth the price or not.



Brand Claims and Ingredients


My experience
Packaging is luxurious with a golden cap and glass bottle. Most facial oils have glass bottle packaging which prevents the oil from sunlight or UV Ray's. However I usually don't carry glass bottles during travel. Speaking of the aroma of the face oil, it's amazing and spa like. The fragrance lingers a bit but isn't bothering at all.

Coming to the consistency and texture, the oil has a nice spreadable consistency and light texture. It gets absorbed well and doesn't leave an oily film on the skin. It sinks right into the skin.

I use this face oil as an overnight treatment and just 3-4 drops are enough for my oily acne prone skin. The face oil sinks into the skin effortlessly and gives an amazing glow to the skin. The face oil has noticeable tightening and brightening effects on the skin. I could see some fine lines on my forehead being tightened with a regular usage of few weeks. The fragrance of the Biobloom Face Oil - Age Defying & Radiance Booster is literally out of the world. I mean you can keep on sniffing it and still not get over the fragrance. The face oil gives a nice glow to the skin while making it soft and supple. If you want to incorporate a good face oil I would recommend Biobloom Face Oil - Age Defying & Radiance Booster, but the price is hefty.


Price, Shelf Life and Availablility - 1499 INR with a shelf life of 2 years. Easily available online.

Recommendation
Biobloom Face Oil - Age Defying & Radiance Booster is everything what we look into a face oil. The radiance and skin tightening effects it gives to the skin are noticeable and real. The fragrance is one of a kind and definitely keeps you longing for it. However all this comes at a hefty price. I have picked it up on discount, heavy discount. But if you spot it in any subscription boxes definitely get yourself one.
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25 Oct 2018

Moolit Cleansing Cream of Seabuckthron Review

I have never posted a review of Moolit Products (guilty 😐). I had purchased 100 times washed ghee and Neem Gel to Milk Cleanser but couldn't use them regularly and hence couldn't review them. After using the Seabuckthron Cleansing Cream for a few weeks here are my thoughts about it.




The packaging and labelling is simple, all instructions and ingredients are mentioned on the packaging. The product is housed in amber coloured plastic jar and is leak proof. The product has a creamy consistency and is little runny in nature. We need to shake the jar before usage as I have noticed oil and cream texture a bit separated. The fragrance of the cream is citrus, it's of seabuckthron. The fragrance isn't much lingering, as long as the cream is on your face. Once wiped off it doesn't linger.

Once massaged into the skin the cleansing cream gives a soothing effect. I massage well into my skin and leave it off for 2 minutes roughly, I don't have patience to leave a product which needs to be wiped off from face, like cleansing milk or cream or any cleanser. Once I start wiping off with a damp cotton, I can actually see the grime and dirt being wiped off along with the cream. If we try wipping off hard or for more number of times the cleansing cream stings or gives a little burning sensation on the active acne or sensitive area of the skin. After I noticed this, I stopped wiping hard or for more times than usual. 

Coming to the efficiency, the cleansing cream helps in deep cleansing the skin, leaving the skin clean, soft and supple. I have noticed a considerable effect on my acne marks as they have lightened a lot. Skin feels super clean and clear that you cannot keep your hands off the face. I use this cleansing cream once in while, can say on a weekly basis and am happy with the results. It hasn't caused any breakouts or didn't give me any irritating feeling. Initially when I tried the cream in humid weather I thought it caused me breakouts, but I was wrong. It was due to the weather, and not the cream. I haven't tried removing any makeup with this cleansing cream, as I rarely wear it.

Overall speaking, I like the cleansing cream to deep cleanse my skin once in a while. The cleansing cream not only cleanses but also reduces the acne marks and makes the skin soft and smooth. I am in love with the Moolit Cleansing Cream of Seabuckthron as a pamper session for my skin. Moreover next time, Utkarshini, the chief formulator of Moolit is going to come up with a self preserving formula of the cleansing cream. I am already eyeing the next version 🤩.

To buy the cream you need to message @moolitbeauty Instagram account.
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22 Oct 2018

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What's in my Travel Skincare bag?

Ever since turning to minimalistic skincare routine, things have been pretty good for my skin. I use aloe gel day and night, I am absolutely not using any oil on face. Once in a while am using the same face pack on my face and same face wash since many months. Let's get into what all I carried in my bag for a one week trip.


Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
Am about to finish this off and I used this once at night before hitting the bed. So far this has been good to my skin and am happy with the results.

Skincare Villa Green Tea mint Cleanser
Many people rave about it, let me also fall in love with it. So I carried my own creation this time, I absolutely didn't feel excited about using this one. But hey can anyone tell what's the hype about this one.?

Prakrta Aloe Vera Gel
As you guys know am using aloe gel since past 3-4 months. I have Kaira Naturals aloe gel with me but it's refrigerated so I don't want to have any temperature differences in it. Hence carried this one.

Plum Green Tea Clarity Renewal Night Gel
This is a new purchase and am absolutely loving this. Carried it in another container as I don't want to carry glass packaging. Used it every single night on my vacation and am in love with it.

SoulTree Face mist
I carried the face mist in an empty spray bottle of The Nature's Co rose mist. I absolutely didn't like TNC rose mist, but the small spray bottle is so cute and it's a keeper for me.

TNC Pepper cleansing lotion
I carried this one with a lot of doubt in my mind whether I I will be able to use a cleansing lotion or not but I used it around twice and had a good experience. The only thing is the lotion tingles a bit if left for more time before wiping off.

Plum Green Tea Clear Mask
My absolute favourite mask, am carrying in another empty container. Used it twice in one week and my skin is super clean and healthy till now.

Votre Under Eye Cream
The cute small tub takes up so small space in the bag. I have Juicy Chemistry under eye cream with me, but am yet to review it and one don't want it to get damaged or anything. Plus it leaves stain, so carried this one. This is super nourishing and ultra moisturising, but I didn't use it :(.

Biotique Morning Nectar Moisturiser
I absolutely like the fragrance and non sticky feeling of this lotion. This is on my empties list so I carried this one and am happy with the results. Although I don't like the fact that Biotique says that it's a preservative free product when it contains water as an ingredient.

So this is all what I carried with me for a week trip to my husband's hometown. I am glad I could actually follow my skincare routine and didn't give a break. I am absolutely loving the aloe gel effects on my skin and I cannot stop raving about it.
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15 Oct 2018

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Skincare and Haircare Empties #12

Am happy to be posting another empties post today. It's a mix of Skincare and haircare which I have been using over the past free months. Let's get started.


The Nature's Co Fuller's Earth Face Pack
I have used this face pack when I had acne and it nicely cleanses the skin while drying out the acne. I like the subtle fragrance of multani mitti it. It also contains turmeric, which is good for giving a glow. Overall a nice basic skincare face pack.

The Nature's Co Corn Exfoliating Face Pack
I was bowled over by the effects of this face pack. It gives such a radiant glow to the skin and the smoothness it imparts is unmatchable. However once we wash off the mask it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth (like the ones when we apply raw aloe vera gel from plant). The scrubbing corn particles are also very large and we need to scrub very carefully so as not to hurt.

Mom's Therapy Coffee Body Scrub
A coffee scrub which ends up moisturizing the skin without exfoliating. The oil content in it is so much that the dead skin cells tend to stick to your skin instead of getting exfoliated. However it is good to apply it to body and especially back part where instead of scrubbing more of oiling is necessary.

Diya Naturals Cleansing Powder
I love the earthy fragrance this Cleansing Powder has. I feel like eating it up eveyrtime I use it. I also used this Cleansing Powder as a body scrub and as well as an underarm scrub and detox mask. I love how it instantly brightens and deodorizes the underarm.

Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
I have a detailed Review of this shampoo posted in previous week. It's a repurchase for me and a cult favourite.

Puresense Macadamia Deep Nourishing Hair Cleanser
Another good Shampoo for dry, frizzy hair. I had won this shampoo in a Twitter giveaway and used it on and off for about one year. The hair Cleanser is good for dry frizzy hair and it actually gives the hair a much needed bounce and softeness without weighing it down. However once we use it up on the scalp and hair it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, seems like some effective penetrators end up in mouth too. Everytime I used it I tilted my head back so as not to let the shampoo (I dilute in water and then use on hair) on my face. I didn't repurchase the hair Cleanser for this exact purpose. It's a good one otherwise.

So out of the above list only one was a repurchase, the Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo as I really found it worth the price. Happy festivities and see you all in my next post which will be posted soon.
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11 Oct 2018

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Nature's Destiny Miracle Lip Balm, Rainbow Glow Gel, Detox Spa Soap Review

Few weeks back I received some products from a brand named Nature's Destiny. The products are handmade and natural and they have everything ranging from lip care, body care, face care to hair care. The first product I tired from their range was a Miracle Lip Balm, later I tried the soap and gel. So after using them for a few weeks here is my review about their products




Miracle Lip Balm
True to it's name this lip balm is the best ever one I have tried from handmade range. The star ingredient in this lip balm is flax seed oil. When applied at night the lip balm gives softness and moisturization to the lips for almost two days (if you don't wear a lipstick or tinted balm from another brand). I love using it as a sleeping lip mask which makes my lips ultra soft and nourishing. The lip balm fragrance is a bit unbearable due to flax seed oil, but I absolutely don't mind it keeping it's efficiency in mind. And I mostly end up using it at night so once I sleep who cares 😁.
Key ingredients - almond oil, flax seed oil, grapseed oil, vitamin E oil
Price - 100 INR for 8 gms


Rainbow Glow Gel
I haven't used any gel mask in the past. So this was the first time I used one. Rainbow Glow Gel mask is to be applied uniformly on the face and is to be kept for 10 minutes before rinsing off. The gel mask gave me little burning sensation when I first used it. Afterwards everytime I used it, it didn't tingle at all. Once applied it gives a cooling sensation to the skin. While washing off it becomes a little tedious task as some gets absorbed into the skin. After wash off all you are left with is a clean, superbly glowing and soft skin. I like the glow it imparts to the skin. The fragrance of the Rainbow Glow Gel is tangy orange which is very refreshing. They also have Rainbow Glow Mask for Dry and Sensitive skin type which is gel based and Ubtan Glow Mask for Oily and Combination skin which is dry powder based.
Ingredients - Aloevera Gel, Cucumber Gel, Laksha, Pattanga, Kashmiri Saffron, Avocado Oil, Rosehip Oil, Orange Extract, Orange Essential oil and Preservative Eco.
Price - 125 INR for 60 gms


Detox Spa Soap
Am a lover of cold process soaps so I instantly liked this one. The earthy fragrance is so amazing. The soap cleanses well and leaves a soft skin behind. It is absolutely non drying for the skin. I love using handmade soaps on my face too and I use this on my face in shower too. So far am happy with this buddy as my shower saviour.
Ingredients - Saponified Activated Charcoal, French Clay, Kaolin Clay, Shea butter, Mango butter, coconut oil, palm oil, poongam oil.
Price - 130 INR for 135 gms

Overall speaking I love the lip balm the most from the above list. Speaking of soap am going to purchase a few as their soaps are moderately priced even after being cold processed ones. The glow gel I wish to try again as I love the watery mask on my face. I really like the approach of the brand in exploring different ingredients in lip balm and innovative masks. Hope to use the brand regularly henceforth. Do checkout the Facebook page of Nature's Destiny

*PR sample
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