22 Feb 2019

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Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask Review

I love using powder cleanser and face packs since ages (lol, not ages, since many years). The versatility of dry powder face packs and cleansers is unmatchable by the ready made one. Being said that, you need to shrug off your laziness to mix in the water to a powder cleanser or face packs and use them 😛. Today am talking about Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask. Did I like using this product as a cleanser or just a face packs? Read to know 😛.

Brand Claims and Ingredients - 

My experience
The product is housed in a square, plastic bottle which has a screw cap. This sort of packaging is easy to use. The product doesn't spill or leak from the container.

Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask has a typical green tea fragrance. I myself make powder cleansers, and have been making green tea mint cleanser since 2 years so I can immediately tell it's green tea fragrance. The product has rice powder as a major ingredient and hence the texture is of that kind. The other two ingredients green tea and neem, are very fine powders.

I used this Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask as a mask only once. Applying this mask was a bit messy as I couldn't apply a uniform layer on my face. As is I love using powder cleansers so I use it instead of a face wash at night and am very happy with the effects it gives to my skin.

Firstly the mask has tiny granules in it which makes it easier to use as a scrub and I mildly scrub the white heads on my skin with this. Regularly using this for 1 weeks has helped me get rid of my white heads along with my regular routine. The mask nicely scrubs off dead skin cells also and you don't need to use a separate scrub. After washing off, the skin feels brightened, smooth and soft. I like the instant brightening effects rice powder gives to the skin. Skin feels squeaky clean and gives a soft glow to the skin regular usage. The tiny zits I had on my skin calm down and start healing immediately after 2-3 days and their size is considerably reduced with regular usage of the mask as a cleanser.

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 750 INR for 60 gms of the product with a shelf life of 2 years. Available on Suganda website

Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask is a good product to use as a cleanser cum mask cum scrub. I love this quality of the product of doubling up a job in skincare. Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask worked better for me as a cleanser than a mask. Moreover with regular usage it has helped me to get rid of my white heads along with my skincare routine. I would highly recommend Suganda Neem Green Tea Mask to oily, acne prone skin types to use this product as a mask cum cleanser cum scrub. It also gives instant brightening effects and heals acne. Also keep in mind, not to rub harshly while using any powder cleanser.
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10 Feb 2019

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Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer Review, Price

Today am reviewing the most raved moisturizer you all are coming across all over Instagram, Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer. Oily acne prone skinned beauties have a hard time finding a suitable moisturizer. Every other moisturizer feels heavy on the skin or leaves oily shine. So using a light weight moisturizer is a must for oily skin. Moreover an oil free moisturizer is like a cherry on the cake. Does Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer fit the bill and suffice it's claims. Did it work for me, would I be repurchasing it? Read on to know.

Brand Claims and Ingredients

The product is packaged in an amber coloured glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The glass packaging is pretty light in weight but due care is to be taken. Also I would not term this as non travel friendly as we all tend to have bubble packaging or special travel bags to carry such stuff. The dispenser works nicely and cap fits in perfectly tight.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer has a light weight texture, the consistency is medium runny. I like the consistency of the moisturizer, light yet hydrating and moisturizing. It wouldn't be an exaggeration if I say I have never come across such a consistency of moisturizer. It sinks right into the skin without any greasy or watery feeling. The fragrance is a little herbal sort and nonetheless I love sniffing it 

The product has Niacinamide as one of the major ingredients. Niacinamide speeds up the skin cell turnover and in my case it caused a lot of purging when I started using the product. The reason, existing clogged pores which were brought to surface due to Niacinamide. When I started using the product I hardly had time to take good care of my skin. Just washing my face and a moisturizer was my routine. Also initially I used the product like a greedy person using three pumps.

After a lot of purging, I inculcated the moisturizer in my CTM routine and also reduced the amount of moisturizer I used. The results were very less to almost no purging. Although purging left me with marks all over the face which made me unhappy and I still continued using the moisturizer in my CTM routine. Again when I couldn't moisturize my skin or forgot to use the moisturizer for straight 4-5 days, the purging was still there. So consistency is the key for acne prone skin  which continuously brings the clogged pore to the surface and gets rid of acne.

Honestly speaking, I was not happy with Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer for the purging effects it had on my skin. Although I did experience smooth and soft skin with regular usage of the moisturizer. The product has also reduced the pigmentation I have near my lips and on the edges of my nostrils. 

I wouldn't say this moisturizer will suit acne prone skin (which is prone to clogged pores). It would suit normal skin and combination skin (not clogged one). If your skin doesn't get clogged easily on the skin Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer would be the best pick since the ingredients are good for speeding up the skin's healing and pigmentation. 

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 750 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of one and half year. Available on Suganda Website.

Patience is the key when it comes to some skincare products, especially when some unusual ingredients are involved. Similar was the case of Suganda White Lotus Moisturizer for me. I have used the moisturizer for about 8 weeks now and it purges me initially. I would rather use this moisturizer as a part of my CTM routine rather than using as a standalone day moisturizer. The moisturizer is best suited for non acne prone skin types (except dry skin of course, it can be used as a serum by dry skin). Although am still scared of the purging and would not repurchase this one. Although that's my personal opinion and some may be comfortable with the purging. As of now am using it on and off and am half way through the product.

*PR sample
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5 Feb 2019

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Skincare Empties #14

Hi All,

Starting another month of the year 2019 with an empties post. I have been hoarding skincare products like anything since last year only to realize how little product we need for each use. So basically there is no point in hoarding two tubs of moisturizer which are 50 gms. It surely goes a long way when it comes to face moisturizers or face packs or face oils. So in order to save the products from expiry I have used some products in an alternative way. Let's get into the post.

Moolit Cleansing Cream
This is an early version of the cream and it is all set to get revamped. Keeping products in fridge has it's own disadvantages, we often forget to use the product. I didn't want that to happen to this beauty. Also emptying this product means am all set to buy the new version. Utkarshini you reading 😂.

Stay Wild Child Chamomile Night Cream
I really love this night gel, I had purchased it last year around March and liked it so much that I ended up buying another tub. I forgot to use this one and so to keep dryness at bay I used it as a body moisturizer. I don't like the fragrance of this night gel. A nice pick if you have oily acne prone skin.

The Nature's Co Saffron Radiance Cream
I like the texture of this cream. I had received it as a freebie when I purchased Biobloom face oil from Shwetali. The cream will be suitable for normal to dry skin types. I used very little quantity each time and this small tub lasted me around one month. Sometimes I used extra amount on my neck so as to empty.

Gulnare Zesty Lemon Face Exfoliator
I like the squeaky and smooth feeling this scrub leaves on the face. Although the ingredients are simple and it can be a DIY. I had received it in one of my VanityCask boxes

Sand Soapaholics Face Puree
It was gifted to me by Archana of IBeautySpy. I thoroughly enjoyed using the face cleanser. Since the expiry of the product was in April I had to finish it soon. I might repurchase this one.

Juicy Chemistry Under Eye Cream
My favorite eye cream has expired in this month and am going to let it go since it's dangerous to use expired products for eye. I might buy this one in near future. I wish the brand has an option of 5 gms since we don't end up using a lot of product for under eye for each usage.

So that was a teeny tiny empties list and am going to review some more products soon.

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