25 May 2020

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Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask Review

Today we are going to check Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask Review. Antheia Essentials has tapped the amazing benefits of Brazilian Purple Clay in this clay mask. The clay is rich in copper, magnesium, selenium and other minerals. Hence it is known as mineral-rich clay. These minerals can be used to treat skin impurities and imperfections.

Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask Review

About Antheia Essentials
Antheia Essentials is a sister concern of reputed International baby wearing brand - Easy Feel. They believes in real beauty that is why the products are made with love, care and safe ingredients. Their products are enriched with natural and USDA and ECOCERT certified ingredients. The brand ensures quality products that are free from parabens, sulphates, soap, mineral oils, toxin chemicals and animal testing.

Brand Claims of Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask
Indulge your skin in hydrating minerals and nutrients with our Brazilian Purple Clay Mask. This mask will mop up oil, remove dirt from pores, regulate moisture and detoxify your skin. Turn back the clock and get smoother, tighter, and more radiant-looking skin within minutes by using this face mask!

Get a brighter, smoother and younger skin by using this Brazilian Purple Clay Facial Mask. Packed with natural and organic ingredients, this mask delivers the most potent detoxifying benefits and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This mask delivers significant hydration to dry and sensitive skin while increasing blood flow to your skin cells to help you achieve naturally, younger-looking skin. Extracts toxins and impurities deep in the skin by absorbing excess oils and removing dead skin, giving you clear looking skin and an even skin tone.

Ingredients of Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask
Purified Water, Kaolin Clay, Aloe Vera Leaf Ext., Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Fullers Earth, Bentonite Powder, Titanium Dioxide, Brazilian Purple Clay, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerol Monostearate, Bees Wax, Sunflower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol & Ethylhexylglycerin & Tocopherol, Lavender Oil, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Vitamin E

Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask Review

Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask Review

How To Use Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Facial Mask?
  1. Apply the thick layer of the mask across your face, starting at your upper neck and working your way up your face avoiding eye and lip area.
  2. Allow to dry for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  3. Use warm water in a circular motion to gently rub the mask off your face.
  4. Gently pat your face dry. Follow with moisturiser.
  5. Recommended to use twice a week.
Packaging, Texture and Fragrance
The product is housed in a SAN jar with white plastic lid. The clay mask also has an inner lid to prevent spillage and prevent direct contact of mask with air. The clay mask has smooth yet thick consistency. It gets applied nicely on the skin while allowing you to apply an uniform layer across the face. The clay mask has an amazing lavender fragrance which feels very refreshing. The clay has a pale white colour. It has very tiny particles which can be felt while washing off the mask.

My experience
The mask has a nice, thick consistency, so applying is not a task and you can easily apply an even layer of mask. The mask dries up pretty quickly like in 5 minutes or something and you need to wash it off. Washing off is easy and at this stage you can feel the tiny particles in it.

The mask gives a nice, cleansed glowing skin after each use. The pores on the face appear small in size while removing any excess oil on the t-zone area. My skin is oily acne prone and this mask works perfectly to reduce the oiliness while giving me a radiant skin. I tend not to apply a thick layer of any mask, so I follow the same while using this clay mask.

The mask doesn't dry out the skin or cause any irritation to my sensitive nose area. The fragrance of mask feels nice after applying. My skin feels soft, radiant and smooth after each use of the mask. I like using Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask and would recommend you to pick it up if you are looking to add a clay based mask to your collection. A patch test is a must for this mask as it has lavender oil, also check with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or nursing mother. 

Pros of Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Facial Mask
  1. Contains Aloe Vera leaf extracts, glycerin Bentonite clay, Kaolin Clay, Fuller's Earth, Brazilian Purple Clay
  2. Cleanses, smoothens and provides antioxidants for healthier-looking skin.
  3. The components in this face mask aids in skin rejuvenation, skin cleansing
  4. Reduces appearance of pores for cleaner and healthier looking skin
  5. Instantly boosts skin radiance while giving a smooth and soft skin
  6. Doesn't dry out the skin
  7. Washing off the mask isn't messy
  8. Mask has detoxifying properties
  9. Will be suitable for all skin types, provided you don't keep it on for long
  10. Made with USDA and ECOCERT certified ingredients
Cons of Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Facial Mask
  1. Dries up super quick on the face
  2. Not fungal acne safe
  3. Some may be allergic to lavender oil, so a patch test is must
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 575 INR for 100 gms with a shelf life of 1 year. Available on Amazon.in

Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask Review

My oily, acne prone skin feels soft, radiant with each use of Antheia Essentials Brazilian Purple Clay Mask. It also makes my pores appear small in size. The mask doesn't dry out the skin or cause any irritation and is a nice clay based mask for oily skin. The fragrance of the mask is heavenly and feels nice when you apply the mask. The mask has Brazilian Purple Clay which is known as mineral-rich clay, along with other ingredients to give you a radiant looking skin. A patch test is a must for this mask as it has lavender oil, also check with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or nursing mother. I would recommend you to pick it up if you are looking to add a clay based mask to your collection.
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20 May 2020

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Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review

I had bought Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser from Health and Glow, exclusively for a blog review. While picking up the face wash, I didn't realize it has SLES as the surfactant.

Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review

I didn't want to waste the face wash just because of the ingredient and used it in my double cleansing routine as well as to remove my sunscreen. Read the Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review to know whether it is suitable for oily acne prone skin.

Brand Claims of Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser
External irritants like the sun, pollution and weather changes can cause the skin to lose its lustre. Stress, too, plays a pivotal role in accelerating skin concerns causing your sebaceous glands to go into an overdrive leading to excess oil production in the skin. This cleanser, enriched with orange zest extracts and micro pearls, gently exfoliates your skin and minimises the trigger for excess oil production. The result is skin that’s devoid of a feeling of stickiness and excess sebum in addition to being revitalised and refreshed.

Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review

Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review

Ingredients of Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Chloride, Cellulose, Polysorbate 20, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Linoleamidopropyl Pg-dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Glycol Distearate, Disodium, Cocoyl Glutamate, Triethanolamine, Fragrance ,dmdm Hydantoin ,tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Pomegranate Extract, Mixed Plant Extracts*,hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Lactose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Benzophenone-4, Tetrasodium Edta, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Ci 77891, Ci 77491
*contains Aqua,propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glucose,aesculus Hippocastanum Seed, Salvia Officinalis Leaf, Equisetum Arvense, Tussilago Farfara Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis, Urtica Dioica, Chamomilla Recutita Flower, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extracts

How to use Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser?
  • Apply on wet face.
  • Gently massage in circular motion with fingertips avoiding the eye-contour.
  • Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Use twice daily.
  • For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.
Packaging, Texture and Fragrance of Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser
The packaging is white, luxurious tube with a flip cap top. The cleanser has a very light hue of orange and contains tiny sized exfoliating beads which are supposed to gently exfoliate the skin. The face cleanser has a zesty fragrance which is a little strong. People who don't like artificial fragance much might find it over powering, although it is non lingering. The cleanser has a runny consistency. As soon as you open the cap to dispense, the face wash just oozes out and it becomes difficult to control the amount being dispensed.

Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review

My experience with Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser
The face cleanser has SLES as the surfactant and lathers a lot. Keeping in mind the amount of lather it produces, very little cleanser is needed for each use. Also I usually don't use any foaming face cleanser or wash twice a day, so this face wash didn't dry out my skin at all. Although I would suggest you all to keep your usage of foaming cleanser once per day. 

The cleanser removes all the dirt, grime and sweat from the skin and makes it clean and fresh. Skin feels fresh and bright with each use. It has very tiny sized exfoliating beads which are supposed to gently exfoliate the skin. However if you try to lather the face wash directly on the skin, the exfoliating beads might hurt the skin. As a thumb rule, always lather any foaming face wash on palms and then apply to the face in light, circular motions. The cleanser does gets washed off, easily.

The face wash has a fresh zesty fragrance, it is a little strong but feels good on some occasions especially in this summer. Coming back to the usage, I use this face wash as a standalone cleanser as well as in double cleansing or to remove my sunscreen. It nicely removes the residue of a cleansing balm without drying out my oily, acne prone skin. The cleanser also removed the Pond's BB cream when I put it to test. I think it can break down light makeup also without drying the skin.

If you are into SLES or SLS based face cleanser then Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser would be a good pick. When I picked up the face wash I didn't realize it has SLES, so I put it to use in double cleansing as well as limited the use to once per day in my skincare routine.

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 179 INR for 100 ml with a shelf life of 2 years. Easily available online or in stores.

Dermafique Vitality Flash Facial Cleanser Review
The face cleanser cleanses dirt, grime and sweat nicely from my oily, acne prone skin. The zesty fragrance feels nice in summers. Moreover the cleanser also break downs light makeup. I usually use it remove my sunscreen or in double cleansing routine. If I use it as a standalone cleanser, I use it only once a day. It is a SLES based cleanser so pick it up based on your choice. It worked good on my oily acne prone skin, however I might not repurchase.
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12 May 2020

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Vilvah Lip Scrub Review

I rarely use a lip scrub, but I often have chapped lips. I received the Vilvah Lip Scrub as a part of the giveaway held on Instagram. The cute little pink tub has my heart. I used it for a few weeks and am penning down my review.

Vilvah Lip Scrub Review

Vilvah Lip Scrub is made up of some different ingredients and claims to light the pigmented lips, let's head to the review and see whether claims hold true or not.

Brand Claims of Vilvah Store Lip Scrub
Prep your dry lips perfectly before a lip tint or lipstick!! Our lips is made with the lip smacking combination of organic sugar to get that desired soft and kissable lips.

Vilvah Lip Scrub Review

Vilvah Lip Scrub Review

Ingredients of Vilvah Lip Scrub
Organic Shea butter, Avocado oil, Almond oil, lemon essential oil, Organic Sugar, Beeswax, spearmint essential oil

How to use Vilvah Lip Scrub?
Take a pinch and scrub on your lips for 2 minutes. Wash it off and follow up with lipbalm of your choice. This can be used on alternative days and before applying lipsticks.

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 290 INR for 15 gms with a shelf life of 10 months. Available online as well as in stores.

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance of Vilvah Lip Scrub
The packaging is a cute, little, metal jar with a twist up cap. The product quantity is 15 grams and is too much to finish off. I also like the cute pink sticker it carries, aesthetically I love this tub too much. The texture of the lip scrub is little buttery which is apt for scrubbing lips. The texture is a good mixture of Shea butter and oils along with sugar. It is neither overtly buttery nor crumbly, it is just perfect for scrubbing. The sugar particles are very fine although not a powder and don't hurt the lips. The lip scrub has a sharp note of lemon essential oil in it. As you scrub your lips, the deep fragrance of the lemon essential oil becomes prominent. The fragrance feels like a fresh burst of lemon.

Vilvah Lip Scrub Review

Vilvah Lip Scrub Review

My experience with Vilvah Lip Scrub
I have a pigmented upper lip which I hardly pay attention to. It never bothered me or simply never hit me, if I would say, I never felt like I should do something about it.

I use Vilvah Lip Scrub at night, usually twice a week and not more than that. I scrub for a couple of seconds as a part of my night routine and leave it on for one or two minutes on the lips. I don't rub excessively or continuously. The lip scrub has fine sugar particles which exfoliate the lips upto a certain extent, although please remember to be a little gentle. If you have excessively chapped lips the scrub will irritate a bit. I happened to use it twice while having some broken skin on lips and it irritated a bit.

Now coming to the efficiency part, the lip scrub hasn't lightened my upper lip which is pigmented but it does brighten the already pink, lower lip. As stated earlier I have always treated this to be normal lip scrub and not a lip colour lightening one. Also keeping in mind the quantity of the lip scrub, I sometimes end up using this on my elbows and it definitely brightens them up. I am yet to see a visible difference in the lightening of my upper lip.

Coming to the moisturising part, post usage it leaves a buttery layer on the lips. I just brush off the sugar particles and dab with water. It makes the lips soft overnight. While using this lip scrub, a lip balm with SPF is a must as it contains lemon essential oil and spearmint essential oil.

Lemon essential oil in the scrub acts as a natural bleaching agent and lightens the lip color. It also helps to even out the pigmented lips. The conditioning Shea butter, almond oil and avocado oil help with softening of the dry lips.

Lemon essential oil makes your skin sensitive to irritation from the sun, so it is best to avoid direct sunlight when using this citrus essential oil or any product containing it. I usually use this lip scrub in late evening or at night as I don't own a single lip balm with SPF.

Another point, do not let the product, go inside the mouth if you are pregnant or lactating women. Also check for any allergies with essential oils if you haven't used any product with essential oils previously.

Vilvah Lip Scrub Review or Recommendation
I would suggest you to pick Vilvah Lip Scrub if you are looking for a good lip scrub. The product also works good to exfoliate dark elbows and brighten them up. The product has perfectly small sized sugar particles which don't hurt. The product lasts long due to the less quantity required for each use. Keep in mind that it is best to avoid using this lip scrub during daytime since it contains lemon essential oil. A lip balm with SPF is always needed to prevent pigmented lips. Also this product lemon and spearmint essential oils, so kindly check if have any allergies related to essential oils. Overall a good lip scrub and quality product from Vilvah Store.
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5 May 2020

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Earthy By Ellenza Saffron Gel Review

Oily skin, yeah yeah yeah!
Light weight moisturizer, yeah yeah yeah!

I like using light weight moisturizers on my oily acne prone skin and it has made a huge difference in the appearance of my pores over the past one year. Oh yes, that's the time my skin actually took, to show effects on my pores.

Coming back to the review it's all about the Earthy By Ellenza
Saffron Gel which I received in the month of August 2019. I have used it for 20-25 days and then posting the Earthy By Ellenza Saffron Gel Review.

Earthy By Ellenza Saffron Gel

Brand Claims
Earthy’s saffron gel is carefully handmade with blends of luxurious Kashmiri and Iranian saffron. The raw saffron we use is famously known to lighten and brighten skin tone. Our formulation works as an overnight treatment, soaking in the goodness of blended saffron with rosehip, pomegranate, and lavender. This blend also works on eliminating acne and blemishes. Once used, it leaves your skin feeling naturally renewed and healthy.

Aloe gel, Rosehip oil, Kashmiri Saffron, Iranian Saffron and lavender EO

How to use
Take a pea size amount and apply it evenly on the face, massaging in an upward direction. For best results, use overnight to repair and rejuvenate skin.

Caution for using the Saffron Gel
Refrigerate while storing. Highly potent only for 2 months from date of purchase of 25gms  & 5 months for 100gms.

Packaging, texture and fragance
When I received the product that time the packaging was a San jar. However the packaging has changed and product is housed in glass jar now. The texture of the product is light weight gel sort. The Saffron gel has a soothing fragrance of lavender.

My experience with Earthy By Ellenza Saffron Gel

It is a very light weight gel which sinks into the skin like a charm. I sometimes use during the day and mostly during the night. A pea sized product is good enough to moisturize the face and neck area. Product has soothing lavender fragrance which doesn't linger much!

The gel makes the skin even toned. It is non oily, non sticky and light weight in nature. It gives a nice glow to the face and adds softness to the skin. Also the quantity you see in the picture is 25 gms and I haven't even finished half of it.

Sometimes I use it as a sleeping mask and I wake up to a subtle, soft glow on my skin. When you use the product more to use as a sleeping mask it just ends up being on the skin and gives a little stretchy feeling like an artificial mask. So using more than required product at one go is just going to make it go waste (which is absolutely not recommended keeping in mind the price of the product).

The product is to be said potent within 2 months of purchase. The Saffron Gel needs to be stored in fridge, which makes it difficult to keep in mind using the product regularly. The only con I can find in the product is the need to store in fridge. If you like using saffron infused products or are looking for a lightweight gel for your skin go for it. Also the product is not fungal acne safe since it has oils in it. So people who are allergic to essential oils or people who can't tolerate carrier oils in general should avoid this product.

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 700 INR for 30 gms with a shelf life of 2 months. Available for order via Earthy by Ellenza Instagram(@eathybyellenza) or Earthy By Ellenza online (earthybyellenza.com)

Recommendation of Earthy By Ellenza Saffron Gel

Saffron gel by Earthy By Ellenza is a good option to make your skin soft and glowing. Saffron is known for to reduce pigmentation and acne marks plus prevents acne too. The product works as a moisturiser plus sleeping mask too. Keeping in mind the product price and the fact that it needs refrigeration, buying this product while using other moisturisers is not a good decision. If you buy this product make sure you regularly use this and don't over use than recommended. I would also wish that this product be launched with a stable preservative.
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4 May 2020

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Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel Review | Anti Acne

Fungal acne and a damaged skin barrier can teach you a lot. Ever since I realized that oil based moisturizers or in short oils don't go that well with my skin I have been avoiding them.

I have an army of oil free moisturizers with me and Degrease Face Gel by Pure Bubbles is one of them. It was gifted to me by Reetuparna from ambersity.com as a part of Secret Santa. The gel had being on my wishlist already so I was ecstatic to receive this.

Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel Review

Brand Claims
An oil free moisturizer for oily skin, acne prone skin, infused with Witch hazel and tea tree to prevent acne, reduce pores, refine texture of the skin and Aloe Vera juice to nourish and hydrate the skin.
Normal to dry skin can use as a toner under moisturizer.
Improvement in reduction of acne lesions 5.4 times with respect Benzoyl Peroxide formulation and 2.7 times compared with Basil formulation.
Improvement in reduction in the swelling of pimples 2.1 times with respect Benzoyl Peroxide formulation and 3.7 times compared with Basil formulation.
This can also be used by men after shave to soothe the skin.

Ingredients of Pure Bubbles De Grease Face Gel
Witch hazel, Aloe Vera, Tea tree hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol, Extracts of Blackberry, calendula, Apple & Aloe Vera, Extracts of Basil, Calendula and Chamomile, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Triethylene Glycol.

Directions of usage
Use after cleansing face with face wash during the day by itself or under your moisturizer. Reapply every four hours for best results.

Price, Shelf life and Availability - 490 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 18 months from the month of manufacturing. Available on purebubblesskincare.com

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
The gel is housed in a transparent, airless pump packaging which works perfectly. If you don't know airless packaging helps to increase the shelf life of the final product. The texture of the product is light weight gel which is watery, non slippery and absolutely non sticky. The product has a faint hint of apple like the one which we have of a freshly cut one. I sometimes feel it is like apple cider vinegar. The product has a light apple cider vinegar color, like the one we use normally. I absolutely don't know how to explain the colour.

My experience with Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel

The gel is light weight and oil free. It doesn't have any sticky or oily residue and is watery in nature. It is a perfect moisturiser to use under my Acne UV Gel Sunscreen. The gel helps to tone the skin upto a certain extent and doesn't sting any sensitive area of the skin. 

Whenever I apply the Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel immediately after having a shower, it simply turns into water while absorbing nicely into the skin. While keeping a gap of 5 minutes post shower, it remains in gel form and gets applied nicely too. 2-3 pumps of gel are enough to cover the face and neck if you have oily skin. Dry skin might need more than this while using as a toner. Using more than three pumps of this product, by oily skinned beauties is sheer waste of this precious gel.

I received the gel in December 2019 when I was using retinoid, based on my aesthetician's advice. I had two big cystic acne on my chin. When I applied this product at night, next day the swelling of comedogens was reduced by 70%. While I was using the product, I was also on my periods so it helped a lot in calming the skin and reducing the swelling and pain too. Later on I kept on using this gel while giving my retinoid treatment a break for the month of January. 

All the comedogens which were brought to the surface by retinoid were slowly reducing in size by Degrease gel. The two cystic acne were gradually reducing and after around 4 weeks they were completely gone without a noticable acne mark. So the Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel slowly worked while healing them.

On another note this Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel doesn't work quite well on my small zits. They take a long time to show effects for this gel. However am happy, with the way this product works on cystic acne. Although am free from cystic acne, I often keep on coming back to this beauty whenever I feel the need to apply.

I really like the texture, efficiency, oil free formulation of this gel and would definitely love repurchasing this one. A big shout out to Reetuparna for gifting me this gem called Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel.

Benefits of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
  • Oil free, light weight moisturiser for oily acne prone skin
  • Oil mad emulsifier free hence fungal acne safe moisturiser
  • Contains notable ingredients like Witch hazel, Aloe Vera, Tea tree hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol which are beneficial for acne prone skin
  • Airless pump packaging which is travel friendly, classy and compact
  • Can also be used by dry skin type as a toner
  • Oily skin can easily use this under their sunscreen
  • Reduces the swelling of cystic acne considerably
  • Heals the cystic acne from inside and they do not leave any mark, leave aside even a scar

Side effects of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
  • I didn't find any

Recommendation of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel

Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel is an oil free, emulsifier free moisturiser for oily acne prone skin. It works pretty well in reducing the swelling of a cystic acne and heals them. This is a fungal acne safe product, so oily skin beauties can use it without the fear of break outs on the skin. The light weight gel texture make it a dual utility product for oily skin as well as dry to normal skin types. It is really good option to tackle acne yet be light weight on the skin.
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24 Apr 2020

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Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser | Review, Price

Today am sharing the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review with you all. The star ingredients of this oil free moisturiser are Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E.

Hyaluronic Acid has been quite the talk of town in skincare products these days. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of molecule which is found naturally in our skin that absorbs or pulls water from the air and sucks it into our face like a sponge. It helps in keeping our skin stay moist throughout the day.

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer Review

Hyaluronic Acid depletes from our skin as we age. This explains why babies have super duper soft skin and smooth skin. Oily skin needs more of hydration in terms of moisturising the skin. So this explains why oily skin needs more of Hyaluronic Acid based products. Although all skin types need Hyaluronic Acid based products.

You can read more about What is Hyaluronic Acid and how does it work?

Brand Claims of Ponds Superlight Gel
Looking for 24 hours of moisturization for your skin? Look no further! The all new Pond’s Super Light Gel - your go-to moisturizer for all seasons. Infused with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine, this super light moisturizer absorbs faster than regular creams and gives 24-hour hydration for a water-fresh glow! It helps restore the moisture balance to keep your skin soft and smooth. Its lightweight formula absorbs into the skin instantly without leaving any sticky feeling, making it ideal for all seasons, even in scorching summers. It's super lightweight formula spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply. Enjoy it all throughout the year!

Features of Ponds Super light gel oil free moisturizer
  • Super lightweight gel-type moisturizer that provides long lasting hydration
  • Infused with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, it improves your skin’s natural moisture holding capacity, making it soft and bouncy
  • Non-oily formula keeps oiliness and stickiness at bay, keeping your skin feeling fresh
  • Suitable for all skin types and for all seasons
Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer ingredients

Ponds Super Light Gel texture

Ingredients of Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer

Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurat, Niacinamide, Linoleámidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Perfume, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, BHT, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aqua, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Ci 42090

Notable ingredients of Ponds Super light Gel moisturiser
Glycerin - works as a humectant
Niacinamide - a water-soluble vitamin that works to help minimize enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened barrier.
Tocopheryl Acetate - an antioxidant, which helps fight free radical damage and promote skin healing. It also provides moisture and strengthens skin’s protective barrier.
Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid - has moisturizing benefits when applied topically to skin tissue, it mimics hyaluronic acid produced naturally by the body. Former one works at a deeper layer whereas later one works at surface level.

Other ingredient
Dimethicone - works as an occlusive and prevents water loss from the skin. Some may find this as pore clogging.

Is the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer really oil free? Yes it is a total oil free formulation.

Price and Shelf life
149 INR for 73 gms and 299 INR for 147 gms. Shelf life is 4 years from date of manufacturing.

Texture and Consistency 
The texture of the Ponds Superlight Gel is watery gel which doesn't slip as such but has bouncy consistency. The gel gets absorbed into my oily skin super fast without any oily or greasy feeling.

Fragrance of Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer
The product has a little artificial fragrance which am absolutely not good at describing. The fragrance doesn't last long and is absolutely non lingering. Sensitive skin types might have to skip this product due to artificial fragrance.

Packaging of Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser The product is packed in a blue, plastic flat tub. It is compact in height but the diameter of the tub is large (I love Maths and how off topic is this, lol). Although this is super travel friendly and absolutely doesn't leak. The tub had a silver foil the first time you open. The foil needs to be removed. Although I expected another inner lid to keep the product safe.

My experience with the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free moisturiser

If you have been reading my blog lately you might know I have reduced the amount of oil based products I use in my routine. My skincare game changed drastically when I made a decision of ditching oil based products. Coming back to the Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser, I picked this up after checking the ingredients on the skincarisma website.

The moisturiser is super light weight and spreads easily across the face without any hassle. Now if you have used any gel based product you might have experienced how some gels just slip from your fingers when you try applying them. The Pond's oil free gel neither leave any sticky residue behind nor gives any heavy feel after applying in excess. If applied in excess the my face sweats a lot so I tend to apply in less quantity while using it beneath a sunscreen.

HA ingredients to look for in any skincare product are as hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate and/or sodium hyaluronate. Pond's Super Light Gel contains both hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid (which works on surface level) and sodium hyaluronate (which works on deeper level).

The product gives instantly smooth feel to the skin while moisturising it. It doesn't plump up the skin like other aloe gels. The product has silicone (Dimethicone) in it. Dimethicone works as a film that prevents the loss of water through the skin, thus keeping the skin moisturised. This is very important for the a Hyaluronic Acid based product. It also works as an emollient, filling the spaces between cracks in the skin. Now the real problem with my skin lies here. If I regularly don't follow double cleansing, Pond's gel Moisturiser tends to increase my white heads. But that's not much of a problem because when I noticed this effect, I started using it on and off and follow double cleansing regularly. I have mentioned my final recommendation in last section.

ponds super light gel oil free moisturiser review

Pros of Ponds Superlight Gel

  1. Contains the goodness of Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine
  2. Oil free, paraben free moistruriser
  3. Super light texture which absorbs faster than regular moisturisers
  4. Lightweight formula without any sticky, oily or greasy feeling
  5. Spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply
  6. Super affordable price
  7. Requires a pea sized amount per application so the product lasts longer
  8. Value for money product
  9. Does not cause clogged pores or acne to my oily skin
  10. Travel friendly packaging
  11. Offline as well as online availability

Cons of Ponds Superlight Gel

  1. Pond's is not a cruelty free brand
  2. Not fungal acne safe (contains Stearic Acid)
  3. Sweats a lot if applied in excess, so due care is to be taken while applying beneath a sunscreen
  4. Does not suit all skin types as claimed by the brand
  5. Contains fragrance so may not be suitable for sensitive skin types
  6. Dry skinned beauties will need an extra layer of moisturiser  
  7. Does not provide 24-hour moisturization as claimed by the brand
  8. Contains silicone (some might not like it, however here it works as an occlusive)
  9. If double cleansing is not followed gives mild whiteheads for my oily skin

Is Pond's Super Light Gel Oil free moisturiser a dupe of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel?

Pond's Superlight Gel contains ingredients like Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid which are not present in Hydro Boost Water Gel. Plus the price tag of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is almost 6x the price of Pond's Superlight Gel. So it is up to you to decide whether you want to pick up Neutrogena or Pond's Super Light Gel.

Pond's Super light Gel Oil Free moisturiser Review

Honestly speaking, while picking up the moisturiser I never expected the formula to be good and that it would work nicely on my skin. The light weight gel texture of the skin and the way it works my oily skin is very nice. The price point of the product makes it a winner along with commendable ingredients as well as performance. The product lasts long as only a pea sized amount is needed for each use. I would however suggest this moisturiser only for combination and oily skin types. Dry skin and normal skin will need an extra layer of moisturiser. Please keep in mind to double cleanse often while using this moisturiser if you have oily skin. Ponds Superlight Gel is the best and affordable Hyaluronic Acid based, oil free, paraben free moisturiser available for oily skin in India. I so wish Pond's goes cruelty free and stops testing it's products on animals.
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