9 Nov 2019

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Best Face Mask for Acne In India

Acne prone skin requires special care and there can not be lagging back or laziness in this. As much as skincare plays an important role in keeping the skin healthy so is internal health of our body. We will talk about that later but first let us check about some good face masks for acne prone skin. Including a good face mask in your routine is very crucial step as face masks suck out the dirt from the face help in revitalising and rejuvenating the facial skin.

All the below mentioned face masks are really good in treating acne and have shown some amazing effects on my skin. Each mask mentioned below is personally tried by me over a couple of months. I am using Plum Green Tea Mask over a 2 years now and it is a constant.


Now let's get started with the list of Best Face Mask for acne In India

Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask
Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask is a little heavy on pockets but is worth every penny, also it is often on discounts. It makes the skin instantly smooth, soft, clean and bright. The mask when used after some days gives a bit of tingling sensation and it's all because of the glycolic acid it has which is beneficial for acne prone skin. Plum Green Tea Mask contains Kaolin, Bentonite, Green Tea extracts, Glycolic acid. It shows results from first use itself and if you are into vegan skincare do give this product a try.
Price - 490 INR for 60 gms Shop now

Burst of Happyness What a Girl Wants Clay Cleanser
What a Girl Wants Clay Cleanser is a soap-free cleanser for oily or acne-prone skin. It is made lovingly with Rhassoul Clay and rose petals to gently cleanse skin. Although the name says a cleanser, the product works best as a mask. With the added goodness of Jojoba oil and tea tree essential oil, turmeric, clove bud and lemongrass. It not only helps remove impurities but also banishes acne. It can also double up as a cleanser in summer season. What's more? Quantity goes a long way and regular usage may last upto 3-4 months.
Price - 420 INR for 100 gms Shop now

Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask
The only product which I have repurchased over and over is Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask. It leaves the skin squeaky clean while reducing the hormonal acne. It's a budget friendly mask I would suggest for the upcoming summer season.
Price and Quantity - 400 INR for 100 gms Shop now

Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser
Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser is a magnet for oily, dull skin which sucks out dirt and leaves the skin purified and clean. The product also works as a cleanser but shows best results when used as thick mask. Moreover, the quantity offered for the price point is way more. I am quite sure this product won't disappoint you at all.
Price and Quantity - 250 INR for 80 gms Shop now

Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree, Charcoal & Bentonite Clay Organic Face Mask
Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree, Charcoal & Bentonite Clay Organic Face Mask is recommended if you are facing acne often and need a good solution. The price point of the product is high since the brand uses Eco-cert certified organic ingredients only. Overall speaking worth every penny spent on Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree and Charcoal Mask.
Price and Quantity - 450 INR for 25 gms Shop now

Skinsense Natural Luxury Even Complexion Face Pack
Skinsense Natural Luxury Even Complexion Face Pack makes the skin very even toned, as if we have applied some sort of moisturiser which plumps up the skin. The skin looks clear and radiant, as if the skin has been detoxed and made clean. I have never seen a dry face pack giving plump, even toned skin but this is one of a kind face pack.
Price - 550 INR for 50 gms

So this was my list of best face mask for acne in India. If you have tried any other masks which have worked quite well please let me know in the comments section.
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3 Nov 2019

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Best Face Washes for Dry Skin in India

Here on Skincare Villa we keep on recommending products for oily and acne skin. This time we have also decided to focus on dry skin product recommendations. Dry skin needs a hydrating and moisturising face wash. Also a cleanser for dry skin should not dry out the skin with each wash. So whenever you are using a foaming cleanser for dry skin keep the usage to maximum twice per day.

Cleansing milk, cleansing balm or powder cleansers all are good to use for dry skin. We will cover all these types of cleansers for dry skin, but first let us check out some amazing foaming cleansers to use for dry skin.



  1. Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Cleanser
  2. Gulnare Pumpskin Face Wash
  3. Inatur Kumkumadi Face Cleanser
  4. Just Herbs Silksplash Rehydrant Face Wash
  5. Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash
  6. Soultree Indian Rose Face Wash with Turmeric and Honey
  7. Vilvah Honey Fix Face Cleanser
  8. Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater

Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Cleanser
Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Cleanser is a hydrating, floral scented cleanser with natural ingredients, which gently cleanses the skin. It leaves the skin hydrated, soft, and rejuvenated. The fragrance of this cleanser feels very authentic with a mix of rose and jasmine.
Price - 395 INR for 50 ml

Gulnare Pumpskin Face Wash
I have personally used this face wash and found it to be very clarifying and gives a glow to the skin. Gulnare Pumpskin Face Wash is one of a kind face wash made with Pumpkin, Honey & Rosehip oil. It is a daily cleanser and contains vitamins & exfoliating enzymes from Honey & Pumpkin which help revitalise your skin.
Price - 650 INR for 100 ml

Inatur Kumkumadi Face Cleanser
This is an ayurvedic formulation which is sulphate free, mildly cleanses skin, improves texture, clears Complexion, fights pigmentation, controls acne and clears blemishes. It suits all skin types although am unsure about this claim.
Price - 450 INR for 100ml

Just Herbs Silksplash Rehydrant Face Wash
Brand claims this to be a gentle ayurvedic cleanser with a herbal aroma. It cleanses dust and grime and is non drying. It is a Sulphate and paraben free face wash which suits all skin types.
Price - 495 INR for 100ml

Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash
Biotique Bio Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash is a 100% soap-free gel blended with pure honey and extracts of the bark of the arjun tree, euphorbia plant and wild turmeric. It removes impurities, softens the skin and helps lighten the complexion.
Price - 65 INR for 50 ml

Soultree Indian Rose Face Wash with Turmeric and Honey
This face wash is prepared with fresh extracts of Indian Rose and Turmeric. Infused with Aloe and Forest Honey, it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Does not contain Parabens, Silicones, Lead, DEA/TEA, Phtalates, SLS/SLES, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance
Price - 375 INR for 150ml

Vilvah Honey Fix Face Cleanser
Vilvah Store Honeyfix Facewash is an oil-free formulation made with a 8% of honey. Honey is a natural source of glycolic acid. Enriched with the extracts from blackberry, papaya, gotukola and orange peel, the cleanser has gentle exfoliating, pore-shrinking and complexion brightening properties. It works on acne and is suitable for normal to dry combination skin.
Price- 440 INR for 100ml

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater
This Cleanser cleanses without stripping skin of moisture. It contains lemon essential oil which is refreshing, Honey an ideal cleansing agent which hydrates and softens the skin and steam distilled rose water, a natural astringent which tones and rehydrates the skin. This cleanser is free from sulphates, parabens and petrochemicals.
Price - 1250 INR for 200ml

We hope you find this list of Best cleansers for dry skin useful. If you have any suggestions or product recommendation for dry skin please comment below.


Image Credits of Background Image - Photo by Jc Laurio Pexels

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27 Oct 2019

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Moolit Beauty Ubtan & Mylk Review

It was Moolit Beauty Birthday and I had to get something since the discount was also good. So I grabbed Ubtan & Mylk during their birthday sale. Sunshine in a pot, if I may address this product as. I really like the concoction of this product to be honest. Frankly speaking I didn't enjoy using it much. Let's head to the review.




Ingredients- California Almonds, Glycerine esters, Lakadong Turmeric root, Organic Kashmiri Saffron, Tocopherol

Ingredient Goodness - Lakadong turmeric Root - known to be the best in the world for its highest curcumin content. Curcumin found in turmeric helps fight anti ageing and anti oxidant.Saffron - helps in glowing skin while treating blemishes and pigmentation.

Price, Availability- 750 INR for 50 ml, shop via link of Instagram profile of @moolitbeauty
Consistency - depends on the weather you have at your place. Thin if you live in hot weather, thick in cool places!
Fragrance - Fragrance is of almonds, nothing less than a dessert.
Packaging - amber coloured glass jar which I find classy

Method of usage (my way) - If the product is thick, wet your face with some water and make a small ball out of the ubtan and swipe over your face like you would swipe a cotton ball. If the weather is hot at your place simply massage the paste on your face.

My experience Of Moolit Beauty Ubtan & Mylk
The product cleans the skin nicely of the dirt and grime revealing a luminous glowing skin. I have also used the product to remove my sunscreen and it worked quite well. I feel one should use it as a standalone skin cleanser instead of using it as a makeup remover or for removing sunscreen (ingredients' goodness). While removing the Ubtan & Mylk you need to use some water and it emulsifies into a milky consistency without any greasy residue!!

The product has some amazing ingredients including Lakdong turmeric root and saffron to combat suntan and pigmentation. As of now am not suffering from any of these so can't comment on it. Although one thing is sure it does glow up the skin.
Being said that, am not happy with the application part. I am using powder cleansers since 2 and half year to be precise. The thin paste consistency without any particles in it is not my type. Am used to the grainy feeling of a powder cleanser on my face since long. The product is such a beautiful concoction of ingredients that I don't feel like using it on face. However I will slowly finish the product.

Recommendation
I would recommend it to anyone who is looking at fighting pigmentation or suntan due to the ingredients' goodness inside. Also people who don't like using grainy texture on skin can definitely go for this Ubtan & Mylk.
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25 Oct 2019

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Skincare, Haircare Haul, PR, gifts for August, September, October 2019

Hello,

I have missed out on posting what all I bought since the month of August 2019. So the following is a cumulative haul of August, September, October 2019. If I buy something till October end I will just add to the list. Also I received gifts from a few friends on Instagram so I am mentioning that too. Some products I have picked up without an impetus and some were planned although am trying not to exceed my limit of shopping. Also I have emptied quite a few products so stay tuned for a huge empties list too. As of now let's get started.


Moolit Beauty Ubtan & Mylk
It was Moolit's Birthday sale and I had to get something, since the discount was a good one, I picked Ubtan & Mylk. I have reviewed it in detail on Instagram and would do soon on blog too.


Phenak India Green Tea Mask
I picked this up from mytara.in since I wanted to support them by buying from their website. I really wanted to try this brand too. Am using it often so will post a review soon.

Mittise Aloe Clay Cleanser
One of my favorite deep cleansing face masks which I have repurchased ever and ever. I love every bit of it, even my mom loves it.



Organic Harvest Neem Face Wash
Organic Harvest was having a sale so I bought their two face washes to review exclusively for blog. I picked this up due to neem in it. Will post Review.

Organic Harvest Oil Control Face Wash
Again this one I picked up keeping in mind the claims of the face wash. Let's see how it fades. Haven't opened this one. 

Dermafique Face Wash
I picked this up in Health and Glow near me. I have picked this up purely to review on the blog.

Mitvana Neem Face Wash
Again this one I picked up to review on blog especially to have some variety on blog in regards to brands. This is helpful face wash in terms of fungal acne.

Vilvah Beautifying Serum
This serum too I picked up in an offline store. Vilvah is retailing in a store near me and so I dropped in by to check and bought this. It's on of the best seller products from Vilvah.

Raw Beauty Lip Balm
I wanted to try something from Raw Beauty so I ordered this one. Su sent me hair pack free with this which I have already reviewed on the blog 


Satthwa Argan Oil Shampoo (2 nos) and Satthwa Anti Dandruff Shampoo
I totally like using these shampoos. Both the shampoos give less hair fall to me in hard water supply in Bangalore.

Organic Gypsy Aloe Moisturizer
I have already reviewed this moisturizer on my Instagram profile. I really like this moisturizer and it lasts very long.

Organic Gypsy Calendula Cleanser
I wanted to try this powder cleanser since am bored of using mine so I bought this too.

Rustic Art Aloe Gel
I love using this gel, most of the times I use on hair. So this time I decided to use on skin also.

Biotique Bio Quince Massage Cream
My favorite massage cream, my earlier massage cream which I reviewed on blog expired and I didn't even know. So I picked this one from a hyper market near my home.

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer
I am struggling with fungal acne or something like that it is really hard. I bought this moisturizer by reading the ingredients and doing some check online whether this moisturizer is really oil free or not. This is a bomb moisturizer currently for my skin. This is not fungal acne safe it seems. I am using it and facing some problems, will update my review soon.

PR Samples
I received two products from Earthy By Ellenza viz. Anti acne gel and Saffron Gel. Out of the two I have already reviewed the Saffron gel on Instagram. I will also review the Anti Acne gel soon.


Juicy Chemistry was kind enough to send me Deodorant and Eye cream for the review. I am using the eye cream on and off and will review both the products soon.

Gifts by Instagram friends
I received so many gifts around my birthday and for Diwali. To be honest I was very touched to receive each and every gift. Let's get started.


Shreemayee gifted me a handmade terracotta set of which is a specialty of Kolkata. I really liked the neck piece as well as earrings. She has also gifted me a cute basket with some Styrofoam flowers. Actually I had asked her about the Styrofoam flowers she uses in her pics and she remembered it and sent me the same. Such a thoughtful gift this is.


Mousumi gifted me Juicy Chemistry Aloe Lemon Mist, Juicy Chemistry lip scrub and Juicy Chemistry Potato, Tomato & Lemongrass Soap. Mousumi surely spoilt me with these gifts as I wouldn't have bought any Juicy Chemistry product keeping in mind the price.


Strings Of Fortune Anklets were gifted to me by Lavanya. I was already eyeing them and was often forgetting them to order, before I could order I received them as gift. Thank you Lavs.


Hiral from pepilio blog gifted me Zofla Rose Water and Vetiver Water. She likes these products a lot and so she gifted me the same. I am sure am going to love the Zofla products.

Zofla brand was very kind to send me the lavender essential oil as a goodie with my gift. They even printed Hiral's message for me on the box.


Praveena gifted me shampoo bar and shampoo conditioner form Mystic Naturals. I was already thinking of using a shampoo bar and I will soon be reviewing it. Thank you so much Praveena for this zero waste gift.

So this was a huge list Haul, PR and gifts for the month of August, September and October. I will soon be reviewing some products on the blog and some on Instagram. Stay tuned.
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13 Oct 2019

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Bon Organics Aloe Vera Face Wash Review

Hi,

Today am reviewing the Bon Organics Aloe vera organic face wash. I have been using it on and off since past 6 months. I got it from a fellow blogger and friend Ishani from @earthymuse. Let's take a look at the review of the face wash.



Ingredients - Saponified Organic castor oil, Almond oil, Sunflower oil, Organic Coconut oil, Vitamin E, Extract of organic Lemon oil, Aloe Vera gel, Neem oil, Basil leaves & Demineralised water. Vegetable based Organic contents only. Contains No Harsh Chemicals, No alcohol, No animal products, or sulphates.

Packaging, Fragrance, Consistency-
The packaging is bit bulky, they have two sizes 200 ml and 100 ml. The face wash is housed in an amber coloured plastic bottle with a flip cap top. The fragrance of the face wash is exactly like the green medimix ayurvedic soap which I have used many years ago. The fragrance isn't lingering and not much bothering too. Coming to the consistency, the face wash is literally like water. If you dispense it, at one time you get too much quantity, or if you try to control the quantity you get less.

Bon Organics Aloe Vera Face Wash Review


When used as a single cleanse, it helps to clean the skin without any stretchy feeling. Although please remember to use less quantity and foam it as much as you can on your palm and then use. The foam disperses easily and it doesn't take too long to wash it off. When using in a double cleanse routine, make sure to use a little more quantity than usual. According to my experience I couldn't wash off my Neem balm properly with little quantity of Bon Organics Aloe Face Wash. Although this can differ in case of another balm or oil cleanser.

The face wash is a good option as a standalone product for combination, normal or oily skin type. You can also include it in double cleansing routine. I was too bored later on to use this big pack, so I might opt for Tea Tree and Neem variant they have in 100 ml 😅. Barring the consistency I don't have any complains regarding this face wash. It does not dry out the skin when used twice a day. Do not use more than twice a day as it may dry out the skin.


Price, Shelf life and Availability - 470 INR for 200 gms with a shelf life of 2 years from date of manufacturing. Available on bonorganics.com

Recommendation -  Bon Organics Aloe Vera Face Wash is a good organic face wash if you are looking for something to include in your skincare routine. It works well as a single cleanse as well as a good one in double cleansing as a second cleanser. Moreover the product is free from sulphates and is good to go. I was literally at wits end while finishing this huge quantity of 200 gms. I however do not like the runny consistency of the face wash. Barring that it is a good face wash. Pick it up if you have normal, combination or oily skin. I hope you find  Bon Organics Aloe Vera Face Wash Review helpful!


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3 Oct 2019

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Best Makeup Removers In India

It is very important to take off the makeup and any traces of dirt, grime and sunscreen from face before sleeping. If the skin is not cleansed thoroughly, any further steps won’t be effective. Removing makeup becomes a tedious task if you are not using a proper makeup remover. A normal cleanser might not be enough to take off the stubborn waterproof makeup. Makeup residual left on skin can clog the pores further invite plenty of skin concerns. Oil based cleansers or Micellar water are designed to take off the stubborn makeup.

While there are so many commercial makeup removers in the market, not all of those are completely natural. Many of them contain mineral oil as well as micro plastic. These ingredients are neither good for your skin nor for this planet. When we have so many top notch natural options by our clean brands, what’s the need to go for such chemical filled makeup removers?


Let us see the Best Makeup Removers in India. The order is sorted in no particular format.




1) Just Herbs Sapta Jal Ayurvedic Micellar Water
This is India’s first ever Ayurvedic Micellar water. It has a blend of nurturing vegetable oils and 7 plant waters. This is definitely a revolutionary product in Indian market and one of the Best Makeup Removers in India. Plant based waters and nutrients take off the makeup effectively along with cleansing, toning and nourishing the skin.
Price: 845 INR for 200ml


2) Juicy Chemistry Fig, Maple & Damask Rose Organic Makeup Cleanser
Juicy Chemistry Fig, Maple & Damask Rose Organic Makeup Cleanser removes the gunk from pores along with nourishing and replenishing the skin. Maple syrup is a unique ingredient used in skincare, which acts as a cleanser and hydrates and tightens the skin. Astringent properties of rose help in taking off the gunk and toning the skin. Fig seed oil boosts collagen and elastin. Vitamin C enriched in fig oil helps in making skin soft, supple and brighter. Juicy Chemistry is the first-ever Indian brand with a complete certified organic products range by Ecocert (France) in accordance with COSMOS V3 Standard. This makeup cleanser is reasonably priced and is definitely one of the Best Makeup Removers in India.
Price: 550 INR for 100ml


3) Kama Ayurveda All Natural Makeup Remover
Kama Ayurveda All Natural Makeup Remover is blended with natural oils and butters to take off stubborn makeup. The natural formulation is suitable for skin types even sensitive. The delightful creamy texture buffers against dryness, stinging, redness and breakouts. The enrichment of decadent blend of olive, jojoba and castor seed oils along with shea butter replenishes dehydrated skin. It also prevents major concerns like premature ageing and gives skin the wholesome sheen. This makeup remover is undoubtedly a dream cleanser for all skin types – especially dry, dehydrated skin types.
Price: 1195 INR for 100g


4) Gulnare Skincare Flower Power Face Cream & Makeup Remover
Gulnare Skincare Flower Power Face Cream & Makeup Remover is a unique gel based formulation. It is enriched with hibiscus which helps in speeding up the cell turnover and encourages fresh, young, smooth skin. Apart from being a makeup remover, it also acts as a moisturiser and cleanser.
Price 700 INR for 60g

5) Imiana House Organic Makeup Remover
Imiana House Organic Makeup Remover is an effective yet gentle makeup remover. It takes off all traces of stubborn makeup leaving the skin hydrated and glowing behind. This non comedoegenic makeup remover is suitable for all skin types.
Price: 650 INR for 50ml


6) Ohria Ayurveda Papaya & Yoghurt Facial Cleanser
Ohria Ayurveda Ohria Ayurveda Papaya & Yoghurt Facial Cleanser is soothing and non-drying cleanser. It is enriched with papaya, rose water and yogurt. It softens, hydrates and nourishes the skin.
Price: 1190 INR for 200ml

7) Moolit Ubtan & Mylk
Moolit Ubtan & Mylk is a makeup remover formulated with just 4 ingredients california almonds, glycerine esters, lakadong turmeric & organic kashmiri saffron. It is a brightening cleanser cum mask cum makeup remover.
Price: 750 INR for 50ml available on instagram page @moolitbeauty

8) Sand for Soapaholics Wipe Out
Sand for Soapaholics Wipe Out is enriched with beeswax and oils of almond and peanuts. This makeup remover is suitable for all skin types. It has indeed some unique ingredients!
Price: 475 INR for 50g

9) Daily cleansers cum makeup removers by Lavenza
Lavenza has 3 different variants namely
Natural Cleansing Wash - Daily Face Cleanser + Makeup Remover (With Lavender Oil)
Natural Cleansing Wash - Daily Face Cleanser + Makeup Remover (With Orange Oil)
Natural Cleansing Wash - Daily Face Cleanser + Makeup Remover (With Ylang Ylang Oil)
These soap free cleansers are enriched with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. It lathers up once in contact with water and leaves skin nourished, moisturized behind.
Price: 430 INR for 50g


10) Dot & Key Melt Away Makeup Remover Balm
This makeup remover balm is specifically formulated to take off the stubborn makeup. It cleanses the skin and nourishes it at the same time. It has no nasty chemicals and is enriched with the goodness of coconut, almond, macadamia and argan oils to nourish and hydrate skin deeply.
Price: 750 INR for 50ml

11) Bliscent Makeup Remover
This makeup remover is based on rose water to take off makeup gently. It leaves the skin nourished and moisturized. It doesn’t irritate eyes as well. Rose water with honey leave the skin toned and nourished.
Price: 300 INR for 50ml

12) Nirvana Botanique Eye & Lip Make Up Remover
This makeup remover is enriched with jojoba oil and vitamin e. It claims to remove the stubborn waterproof makeup effectively. Anti ageing properties of the makeup remover also helps in reducing wrinkles.
Price: 499 INR for 30ml

13) SAO 100% Natural Make Up Remover (Infused With Essential Oils)
This makeup remover has a beautiful blend of essential oils that will help deeply cleansing the skin by dissolving on surface impurities gently. It keeps the skin balanced, moisturized and supple.
Price: 575 INR for 30ml

14) Skin Yoga Makeup Remover (One Step)
This one step makeup remover removes all the dirt and makeup whilst purifying and soothing the skin. Moreover, it can be kept on skin without washing off.
Price: 495 for 100ml

15) Bare Necessities Rosy Cheeks Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser
This is again a multipurpose makeup remover. It lifts away dirt, grime and makeup, leaving skin thoroughly cleansed, toned and hydrated – thanks to rose water and coconut oil. It is powerful yet gentle refreshing cleanser.
Price: 175 INR for 20ml

All above products are available on Amazon and brand’s own websites unless mentioned.
I hope this post, Best Makeup Removers in India was useful to you!

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