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 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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10 Oct 2018

What is a mini / multiplanar facelift?

There is no doubt that the natural process of aging isn't always kind to the vulnerable tissues of the face and neck regions. These areas are nearly always exposed to the elements and tend to take the brunt of damage from ultraviolet light as well.

At the same time, people are enjoying longer lifespans than at any other time in history. So it just makes sense that as we are living longer, we want to look younger for longer as well!

This has increased the demand for facelift procedures. And since patients choose to seek facelift treatments for different reasons at different ages and stages of life, this has also increased the demand for new and innovative approaches that require minimal downtime for maximum results.

The mini-facelift and the multiplanar facelift are two such approaches that will be discussed in this article.

What Is a Mini-Facelift?

This type of facelift is sometimes nicknamed the "weekend facelift" because it delivers visible results with minimal downtime and no use of general anesthetic.

Dr. Jacono created the mini-facelift to address an increasing need and demand for a facelift procedure that can be done without extended disruption to people's hectic daily schedules.

The mini-facelift can even be done with just local anesthetic while you are in a waking state to further minimize downtime. The mini-facelift can address concerns that arise from skin sagging due to age, tobacco use, sun damage and similar impacts. Typically a mini-facelift is done to address spot areas of concern such as lower cheeks and chin.

Dr. Jacono sometimes calls this procedure the "S-Lift" because it employs shorter incisions than what is called for with a standard facelift. This can further reduce recovery times by reducing bruising and swelling. This S-Lift approach also makes it easier to strategically place incisions to minimize the chances for visible scars.

What Is a Multiplanar Facelift?

A multi-planar facelift is a more comprehensive procedure designed to address multiple areas of concern in the facial and neck areas.

A multi-planar facelift takes its name from the facial muscle groups it targets: the SMAS muscle and the platysma muscle. This type of facelift can address deeper or more advanced needs by tightening the underlying deeper muscle layers of the face for improved results and shortened recovery times.

If you feel like your face could benefit from a full lift, the multi-planar facelift might be the right treatment approach to achieve your appearance goals. If your primary area of concern is sagging, drooping skin in the mid to lower area of the face, a multi-planar facelift treatment might be the right approach for you.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

Dr. Jacono is one of a very small minority of plastic surgeons who specializes in the deep plane facelift. This is a modified, highly specialized version of the multi-planar facelift that works only on the SMAS muscle layer. By targeting this muscle group as a method to lift, tone, tighten and smooth the exterior facial skin, it avoids having to pull on any tissues to achieve the visual "lift" effect.

This is the best approach for addressing smaller areas of concern such as the nasal folds, midface sagging, cheekbone sagging and other midface region concerns.

See Each Facelift Type "Before and After" For Yourself!

You can see examples of all three types of facelifts: the mini-facelift, the multi-planar facelift and the deep plane facelift, and read detailed notes about each procedure, on Dr. Jacono's "Before and After" picture gallery.

Choosing the Right Facelift Approach For You

As you do your research to identify your areas of concern and possible treatments to achieve your goals, you may easily begin to feel overwhelmed by all the new terminology and options!

And of course you need to do your research for the plastic surgeon you select just as carefully as you research your procedure and treatment options!

Your choice of plastic surgeon can not only inform the type of treatment you select, but also will have a huge impact on your results. Your surgeon's experience and training as well as positive patient testimonials can help you feel comfortable and confident that you will get the results you want and need.

How to Start the Process of Scheduling a Facelift Procedure

The first step to scheduling a facelift treatment, whether a mini-facelift, a multi-planar facelift or a deep plane facelift, is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacono.

During your one-to-one consultation, Dr. Jacono will take your medical history and do a full examination of the proposed treatment areas. He will then make recommendations to achieve the best treatment outcomes with the least downtime and recovery time.

In the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, you may find that you can have a less invasive procedure and still experience the full results you hope to achieve. As well, you will have Dr. Jacono's expert guidance to prepare for and recover from your treatment, which will minimize any outside chance of scarring or other side effects.

JPak Homeopathic Systems for Improved Treatment Outcomes

Dr. Jacono has created a proprietary treatment protocol called JPak Systems TM to reduce swelling and bruising from injectable and surgical treatments.

You can use JPak to shorten recovery time and improve treatment results.

About New York Facial, Laser and Plastic Surgery Center
 Dr. Andrew Jacono, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an internationally sought-after surgeon, instructor, lecturer and researcher in the field of head and neck, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He serves as Director of The New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in New York, New York to provide cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical treatments to local and international clients.

Dr. Jacono is double board certified and is one of just 70 surgeons who serves as an Advanced Fellowship Director for the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Surgery. To learn more and schedule your initial consultation at Dr. Jacono's Long Island or Manhattan office, please visit us online at www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com.

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Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo | Review, Price

One major concern these days is hairfall, lots and lots of hairfall. Reasons can be abundant, and medical and dietary remedies do exist. Another major concern for everyone (including me) is shampoo should not cause much hairfall in a shower. Let's see whether Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo cause any hairfall or not.

Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo Review

I have used one 200 ml pack of Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and then writing this review. I have already repurchased the shampoo as it really worked well for me. Initially I used the shampoo on my bare hair without oiling and aloe vera gel as I wanted to gauge it's efficiency. The shampoo cleansed my hair well without drying it. I continued using it this way for some weeks.

After about half way through the shampoo, I did an overnight oiling treatment of my hair and shampooed as usual. The shampoo didn't give me significant hair fall into the shower as other shampoos give me. So I was a happy bunny.

Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo Ingredients

Oiled hair require shampoo twice and believe me it didn't cause significant hair fall even after using twice. The foaming agents used in the shampoo are Lauryl glucoside, Coco Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betaine. So these gentle cleansers in the shampoo are responsible for cleaning the hair as well as not causing any hairfall as they are safe to use in haircare and skincare. The ingredients list of the Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo seems pretty clean to me as I checked all the ingredients except Natural Fragrance, which isn't clear. But the shampoo has mild to negligible fragrance so that might not be a problem for many. The fragrance doesn't seem artificial at all and isn't lingering too.

One more thing is the shampoo doesn't work on dandruff or oily scalp much. But the brand doesn't claim to even work on dandruff so that's not a problem for me. It doesn't remove all the oil from scalp and this is where it's magic lies I guess. So I prefer using in on my hair without oiling my hair and it works pretty well for me.

The In Satthwa Argan Oil Shampoo
  • Contains safe surfactants which are all derived from glucose and are safe to use in haircare
  • Contains Argan oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil
  • Doesn't shed much hair in shower even if you apply oil as an overnight treatment
  • Cleanses the hair and scalp well 
  • Doesn't dry out the hair as well as scalp
  • Has non lingering, non artificial fragrance
  • Just a coin sized amount is needed for shoulder length hair
The Out Satthwa Argan Oil Shampoo
  • Bulky packaging which is not travel friendly
  • Conditioner must for extremely dry hair
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 499 INR for 200ml with a shelf life of 2 years. Available on Amazon.in

Recommendation of Satthwa Argan Oil Shampoo
After giving Satthwa Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo a try from past 2-3 months I can say that this is a perfect shampoo for me. I used to shed hair in shower with other shampoos, but this shampoo doesn't. So this shampoo is like a saviour for my hair. Although extremely dry and frizzy hair might require a conditioner to take the frizz as this isn't moisturizing or hydrating shampoo. But if your major concern is shedding hair in shower, go for this shampoo. I have already repurchased it 😀. Also it will be great if brand could come up with an anti dandruff shampoo!! Cherry on cake, what say?
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