Saturday, 31 January 2015

Product Review - Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash


   Ask people what their biggest skincare problem is and the commonest answer you would get would be acne or pimples - as they are known in layman language. These pesky little buggers are commonly seen once a person hits their pubertal phase of life due to the increase in hormonal levels of testosterone. In addition to hormones, bacterial infections, certain medicines, stress, excessive oiliness of skin, clogged pores and unhealthy eating habits are some other causes of acne.
   Though I have never myself suffered from a full blown acne breakout on my face, I suffer from tiny papules and occasional white pustular acne which always seems to erupt on days when I need to look and feel the best or when I have to click pictures for the blog!
   These zits apart from looking absolutely horrendous often lower one's self confidence and can be a big turnoff for both the parties - the person with the acne as well as those around, as acne is many a times perceived to be a sign of poor hygiene and can contaminate others as well. If that is not enough embarrassment, acne can burst to release blood tinged pus at most crucial of times - Imagine being on a dream first date with the college stud you had a crush on since the very first day you saw him until the bubble bursts (pun intended) and you find goopy pus dripping from your face or worse you being made aware of the same by your date!! That is definitely not going to end well and would be a sure shot deal breaker! And the wrath of acne still does not end here - Acne soon begin to disappear but not without leaving behind dark pigmentation spots (Reminds me of Angrez chale gaye, Angrezi chod gaye!) These dark spots require more time, are tougher and way more costlier to treat.

Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Thus the old adage "Prevention is better than cure" fits perfectly when it comes to acne which made me try out the Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash in a bid to get a clear, glowing skin free from acne and dark spots.

   Product Claims: Every day your skin braves pollution, germs and excess oil. The result could be pimples and impurities.
Purify your skin with Garnier Pure Active Real Neem face wash, enriched with Real Neem Leaf Extract and Tea Tree Oil. Skin feels clean, fresh and looks clearer.
How does it work?
The soap-free formula, enriched with Real Neem Leaf Extract and Tea Tree Oil, helps prevent pimples through three purifying actions:
1. Fights germs: Washes away problem causing germs to help prevent pimples.
2. Fights Pollution: Deep cleans pores to remove impurities caused by pollution.
3. Removes Oil: It washes away excess oil which can attract dirt and germs.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Price: Rs. 90/-
   Volume: 100 g
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
   Usage: Gently massage on damp face using your fingertips carefully avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, use twice a day. Not to be used by children under 3 years of age.
   Ingredients:
Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   The Garnier Pure Active Real Neem face wash comes as white tube with an image of neem leaves, the Garnier Skin Naturals logo and the product name and tagline against a white and green background and is provided with a sturdy white flip cap. It has a foil seal on the mouth of the tube which prevents leakage of the face wash during stocking and transit. It is translucent green in color, a bit runny in consistency and has a mild neem fragrance which disappears as soon as face is rinsed with water. It lathers abundantly and gives a cooling sensation when applied. It cleanses the skin removing all dirt, oiliness and evidence of light makeup quite well but leaves behind a creamy residue on the skin which takes time to rinse off. Though it does not dry the skin it is not hydrating enough to keep my combination type skin from flaking around the corners of my mouth and small portions of my cheek. It makes my skin feel refreshed and keeps it oil free for around 6 hours. It works very well on acne prone skin and reduces the number of acne eruptions considerably! It is easily available across the country and costing just Rs. 90/- for a 100 g tube makes it quite cost effective as well.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Pros:
- Comes packaged in a travel friendly white plastic tube with a sturdy flip cap.
- Has a seal on mouth of the tube which prevents leakage of contents.
- Has a mild neem fragrance which disappears quickly.
- Give a nice cooling sensation when applied.
- Lathers abundantly.
- Cleanses the skin well getting rid of dirt, greasiness and light makeup.
- Does not cause drying out of the skin.
- Refreshes the skin. 
- Keeps skin oil free for hours.
- Effectively works on reducing the number of acne eruptions.
- Pocket friendly.
- Easily available across India.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Cons:
- A bit runny in consistency.
- Forms a creamy layer on skin which takes time to rinse off.
- Not hydrating enough to prevent drying of skin for people with dry skin who would have to supplement the use of this face wash with a moisturizer.
- Contains sulphates.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Verdict: 4.25/5. A product which delivers what it claims!! A cost effective face wash which cleanses skin and reduces occurrence of acne ideal for people with oily to combination type skin.

   For more information about the Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash check here and here.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Nature's Co"Freedom to Shop" FLAT 50% off . - One day to go!


The Nature's Co"Freedom to Shop" FLAT 50% off .

   As our nation did celebrate the spirit of Republic Day on the 26th of January, The Nature's Co. celebrates the Indian pride with a special offer for all its patrons to mark the momentous occasion and prolong the feeling of patriotism in every heart. Ongoing till the 28th of January, The Nature's Co. gives you "Freedom to Shop" with a FLAT 50% off across their luxurious range of natural, vegan and PETA certified, bath, wellness and body care products.
   Sense this fervour of freedom, now from anywhere, your home, office, or even on your handphones while your on the go, by simply logging on to www.thenaturesco.com and availing this exclusive limited period offer.

The Nature's Co"Freedom to Shop" FLAT 50% off .

   Adding to the vehemence, a good news for Bangalore and Pheonix MarketCity shoppers. They can be a part of the celebrations in our flagship store, with an upto 25% discount on the racks!
   Venue: Unit G-08, Ground Floor, Phoenix MarketCity, Bangalore.
   Website: www.thenaturesco.com
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Product Review - Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash


Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

   Reviewing the Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash which was introduced early last year in the market.

   Product Claims: Enriched with the natural goodness of Tulsi, Turmeric, Brahmi, Willow Bark Extracts & Tea Tree Oil. It not only helps prevent pimples but also reduces marks, blemishes & dark spots too. The revolutionary Nano Active helps regulate sebum production & revitalizes skin cells.
Key Benefits:
- Helps prevent pimples.
- Helps reduce blemishes & marks.
- Gives a clear & glowing skin.


Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

   Price: Rs. 35/-
   Volume: 50 g
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Directions for use: Squeeze out a small quantity onto your palm. Work up lather and gently massage onto your face. Rinse with water and pat dry.
For best results, use two or three times a day.
   Ingredients: 
Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

   The Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash comes in a white tube with a sturdy green flip cap. It has a tulsi fragrance which also reminds me of that of the soil right after it rains! The face wash consists of a clear gel with a slight greenish tinge and is thin though not runny in consistency. It does not lather much when mixed with water but despite that cleanses the face and gets rid of all the dirt and greasiness quite well. It is easy to rinse and does not leave any creamy residue on the skin. It didn't cause my skin to dry or flake except for small areas around my mouth during a few chilly days in winter. It keeps my face oil free for hours on end and reduces acne eruptions. Its negatives for me were that I couldn't see any visible reduction of blemishes or marks like the brand claims and the fact that it is filled with loads of chemicals. A big plus is the price and easy availability across the country.


Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

   Pros: 
- Packaged in a travel friendly tube with a sturdy flip cap.
- Has a tulsi fragrance which becomes inconspicuous soon after use. 
- Cleanses the skin well despite minimal lather formation.
- Gets rid of oil, grime and light makeup effectively.
- Rinses off easily without leaving a creamy residue.
- Doesn't cause the skin to dry out.
- Keeps skin oil free.
- Reduces the occurrence of acne to some extent.
- One of the most cost effective face washes in the market!
- Ease of availability.

   Cons:
- Thinner in consistency than what I prefer.
- Does not lather much which few people may not like.
- Not hydrating enough for people with dry skin who may require the use of a moisturizer.
- Does not reduce or fades blemishes and marks.
- Contains SLES and Parabens.


Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

   Verdict: 4/5. A pretty good budget buy especially well suited for people with oily and combination type of skin.

Friday, 23 January 2015

The Nature's Co. February Beauty WishBox now Live!

   This February, it's all about love!
   The Nature's Co. announces their limited edition "Pure Seduction" BeautyWish Box.

   It’s that time of year again, and – whether you’re single or loved up – it's the month of love rapidly approaching us. Forget chocolates and roses, this year we’re lusting after the ambrosial, The Nature's Co. "Pure Seduction" BeautyWish Box. With the lusciously alluring mix of five deluxe sample sized products plus one full size product, the choice-fully picked pampering essentials brace to get you date-ready. 

The Nature's Co. February Beauty WishBox now Live!
  
   Creating love-bound, the plush combinations of body butters, mists, body wash, bath salts, the new lip-pops and not to forget, an enchanting complimentary gift, all curated with a sensuous touch to bewitch your senses and dazzle your mind. The charm doesn't end here, "Pure Seduction" BeautyWish Box comes with a 35% discount voucher and also with the ease of a Cash on Delivery option available. 
   Individually, the products would cost a whopping amount, but you can get your hands on the lot for just Rs. 595 with this limited-edition box, by simply clicking on http://bit.ly/1t243wj.
   Bookings now open, so make sure you get yours before they sell out. Otherwise, give your man the hint – this box will make the perfect Valentine’s pressie and be Sensuously Be-you-tiful!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Product Review - Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15


Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15

   Winters are a welcome change of weather from endless sweaty days. But, along with it come many skin woes amongst which dry and chapped lips is what troubles me the most. Been trying out the Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm, which was launched early last year, to end my lip woes and sharing my experience of the same below.


Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15

   Product Claims: Velvet lips is a soft, smooth & velvety lip balm.
Its Intense Moisture Therapy Lip Care not only locks the moisture in your lips but does a lot more! Helps protect against dryness and chapping. Helps soften and condition lips. 

Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15

   Price: Rs. 295/-
   Volume: 4 g
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
   Application: Take required amount and apply on your lips with a lip brush or your finger tip. Smooth across your lips as often as required.
   Ingredients:
Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15

   Chambor Velvet Lips is an untinted lip balm which comes in a transparent round pot container with a navy blue lid. It has a pleasant mild fragrance. A small amount of the lip balm is sufficient to get optimal moisturizing effect. Gliding easily on lips, it feels very light and gives a mild glossy finish. It moisturizes the lips well and softens chapped skin as well as prevents sun damage to make lips appear more luscious. It stays on my lips for a good 4-6 hours without intake of food and drinks. On the downside, application of this lip balm is less hygienic and more cumbersome when compared to chapsticks.


Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15

   Pros:
- Packaged in a sturdy, pretty pot which is easy to carry around.
- Does not melt when kept in hot conditions, so doesn't create much fuss!
- Has a pleasant smell.
- Not tinted which makes it friendly for use for males too.
- Glides easily on lips for smooth application. 
- A tiny amount is enough to moisturize the lips.
- Feels very light on the lips.
- Gives a subtle glossy finish.
- Contains SPF 15 giving protection against UV rays.
- Moisturizes the lips well.
- Prevents and treats chapped lips!
- Staying power is pretty good and even after meals and drinks lips feel moisturized.
- Easily available across India. 

Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15

      Cons: 
- Less hygienic to use when compared to chapsticks.
- On pricier side.


   Verdict: 4.5/5. Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm made my lips stay soft, supple and well moisturized throughout the winter and is definitely worth recommending as well as a repurchase! 


Chambor Velvet Lips Lip Balm SPF 15