29 Dec 2016

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Iraya Almond Nutrifying Skin Food Review

Tell me the name isn't tempting πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰? I was wondering how this cream would look and feel on the skin, given the so tempting name. I have used this cream with a lot of caution and for around 15-20 days. Read on to know how this one fairs and which skin types it will suit. If you are in a jiffy head to The In and Out section directly.


Brand Claims
With Almond, Manjistha and Aloe Vera this nutrient rich cream is easily absorbed by the skin. Ensures both corrective and preventive action, minimizes fine lines, delays signs of aging and restores firmness and radiance. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

Ingredients - Aqua, Sesame oil (Sesamum Indicum), Bees Wax, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Monostearate, Vegetable Glycerine, Almond Oil (Prunus Amigdalus Duicis), Aloe Vera oil, Manjistha oil, Tea, Caprlyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Borax, Zinc Oxide, talc, BHT.




My experience-
The cream is packaged in a glass jar packaging with a silver twist cap and had a foil on top of the jar. The jar isn't heavy and the shape of jar is such that it can easily fit into a handbag. The cream is white in colour and has a heavenly almond fragrance. The fragrance is a bit lingering and remains for some time after applying the cream. The fragrance is very subtle and is exactly that of an almond oil. The Bajaj almond oil fragrance you can say πŸ˜‰.

Now coming to the texture of the Almond Nutrifying cream, it is a thick cream with waxy consistency. The cream is a bit heavy and needs to be massaged well into the skin. The cream spreads easily on the skin and leaves a subtle waxy feeling behind. If we apply the cream in excess, it doesn't feel oily. A very less quantity of cream is required for those with oily skin. Dry skin and normal skin beauties, it depends on how much you use for every use, but this won't make your face oily for sure.

After applying the cream I felt fresh and rejuvenated. The cream hydrates and moisturises the skin sufficiently. The facial skin doesn't become plump and even toned after applying this cream. Skin feels a bit waxy and soft after applying the cream. The cream gives a feeling as if something is applied and when I run my finger over the face it feels waxy, not heavy though.

I have used it during day time and night time also. During day time it took a while to get absorbed but it works quite well at night. After using at night, in the morning, visibly soft and supple skin is what I wake up to. I have oily skin and it didn't break me out or didn't make my skin look or feel oily. The only thing is it feels a bit waxy, and being said that it is not at all comedogenic. Don't worry at all, it won't clog pores or make you skin oily. I haven't noticed any difference in pigmentation or acne marks after using it for 15 days. But undoubtedly it gives soft skin and is targeted at moisturization. I don't have fine lines so I cannot comment on the claims of anti aging benefits. However the skin claims suitable to dry, normal skin, still it also suits oily, acne prone skin (like me πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰)




The In

  • Good cream for all skin types, oily skin needs to use very little quantity
  • Contains Sesame oil, Almond Oil, Aloe Vera oil, Manjistha oil
  • Can be used during day as well as night (would recommend night time for dry skin)
  • Pleasant almond fragrance which is not bothering but is lingering
  • Suits dry and normal skin types more (however is non comedogenic for oily skin)
  • Free of Parabens, mineral oil
  • Makes the skin soft and supple
  • Provides sufficient mositure to the skin
  • Doesn't leave an oily residue
  • Non comedogenic and hypoallergenic
  • Product lasts longer as only small quantity is required for each use

The Out
  • Gives a waxy feeling for sometime post application (non comdogenic)

Price, shelf life and availability - 495 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 2 years. Available on Athena Life website as well as major skincare shopping portals.

Recommendation -
I would totally recommend the Iraya Almond Nutrifying Skin Food to dry, normal skin beauties who are looking out for basic moisturization. It is a good cream to try once in a while by all skin types, however oily skin needs to use very little. However, I am using it and as of now, it hasn't created any problems for me (I have oily, acne prone skin). I don't like the waxy feeling it gives post application. That is the only thing which bothered me, and if that is ignored it is a good cream to try for a change and for some almond nutrition πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰.

NB - Product sent by brand for review. Honest review.
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