Friday, 31 March 2017

Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

 
Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione ShampooProduct Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

   Dandruff is a condition, that everyone definitely suffers from, at one point or the other in their life. It leads to incessant itching, acne on the face and a lot of embarrassment due to constant flaking, making the sufferer's life miserable. Having gone through the same, I have myself tried a lot of over the counter antidandruff shampoos, most of which aren't even able to control the dandruff, let alone get rid of it by curing it for good. It was then that I was introduced to Glenmark's Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo by a friend, which effectively fights against dandruff right from its first use. Do read my detailed review of the same to know more about it.

   Product Claims: For dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of scalp.
 
   Price: Rs. 256/-
   Volume: 75 ml.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Directions: Wet hair and scalp and apply sufficient shampoo to produce enough lather. Massage for one minute and rinse with warm water. Repeat procedure for additional 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry hair. Use twice a week for 4 weeks followed by once weekly as maintenance therapy or use as directed by the Physician.
   Ingredients: Ketoconazole IP 2% w/w, Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (as dispersion) 1% w/w, In a conditioning base q.s.
   Color: Carmoisine.

Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione ShampooProduct Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

   Glenmark's Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo comes packaged in form of a leak proof and travel friendly white opaque plastic container with a sturdy hot pink flip cap and a quadrangular outer cardboard cover. This white and pink outer cover (same color theme as the inner bottle) is printed with the name of the product, conditions for which it is used and volume provided on its front and back side. One of the sides of the cardboard box mentions the composition of the shampoo, directions for use and caution warnings while the other is printed with storage instructions, manufacturing details including date of manufacturing and expiry, price as well as a few more caution details. The container bottle, too, is stuck with stickers mentioning these exact same details.
   The shampoo formula is light, almost baby pink in color and possesses a pleasant scent. It has a good liquid consistency, without being too runny. A small quantity of the formula works wonders, creating good amount of lather, and cleansing grime and dirt off the hair well. The formula has helped me get rid of dandruff, time and again and makes symptoms like itching and flaking show regression right from its first use. On the downside, the shampoo makes my hair strands rough, though that can be counteracted by using a conditioner.
   The Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo is widely available at chemists across India, though it's price may not feel affordable to one and all. Despite that, the quick relief that the shampoo provides from dandruff, makes it a good buy! 

Product Review - Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo
 
   Pros:
- Simple, sturdy and travel friendly packaging.
- Pleasant scent.
- Decent consistency; neither thick nor too thin.
- Small quantity needed for desired effect.
- Lathers well.
- Cleanses hair well.
- Fights dandruff right from first use.
- Widely available at chemists.

   Cons:
- Makes hair strands rough.
- Priced on higher side of the spectrum.

   Verdict: 4.5/5. Despite its high price, the Scalpe Ketoconzole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo has turned my dandruff woes to no more than a minor inconvenience, thereby proving itself as a must have product for me.
   

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

 
Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465
 
   A famous quote says 'Life is too short for boring nails' and why wouldn't it be, especially when a simple nail enamel can add a vibrant color to our everyday wardrobe, taking up the style quotient of our finished look by a few notches to say the least. To accomplish the same, I recently tried the LYN (Live Your Now) Nail Enamels in a couple of shades, and am sharing a detailed review of one of my favorite shades, 'Didya Vinka At Me #465' below.

Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   Product Claims: The Live Your Now team has worked closely with an expert formulator based in France to create a revolutionary HIGH DEFINITION nail lacquer that promises to give you nothing less than pure color perfection. These lacquers have been formulated with pigments that reveal their true brightness and vividness for ultimate wear. LYN salon quality nail lacquers glide on like satin, dry fast and are available in 100 gorgeous shades!

   Price: Rs. 350/-
   Volume: 12 ml.
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
   Directions: Shake well before use. Apply 2 coats.
  
Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   The LYN Nail Enamels come packaged as cubical see through glass bottles having a black colored screw cap with the brand name embossed on top of it. The enamel bottle is super elegant and luxurious to look at. It is printed with the brand name on its front side; whereas its manufacturing details including shelf life, customer care details, cost, directions for use and net volume are printed on the back side. The shade name and number can be found on stickers stuck on side of the screw cap (along with the batch no.) and at the bottom of the container bottle (along with the manufacturing date). This sturdy bottle is provided with a thin, soft and pliable brush for easy application.
   The LYN variant Didya Vinka At Me #465 is an in your face, hot pink shade.
   The formula of the LYN nail enamel is just perfect, neither runny on the nails nor clumpy. The enamel dries quickly when applied and does not lead to streaking. Even a single coat gives near opaque color but two coats are necessary for complete opacity. The enamel gives a glossy, smooth and shiny finish to the nails. Removing the LYN enamels too, is an easy task - They come off easily with use of enamel remover and do not cause staining of the nail with residual color. The best thing about these enamels is the diversity of shades and effects they come in, i.e over 100 different variants, making sure that they have something to offer to women of differing tastes and styles.
   The LYN nail enamels are available widely through online shopping sites and at Juice salons across the country, their only negative being, at Rs. 350/- a bottle, their high cost.
 
Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   Pros:
- Packaged in sturdy, elegant and travel friendly glass bottles with screw caps.
- Provided with a good, pliable applicator brush for easy and smooth application.
- Good consistency, neither too runny nor clumpy.
- Quick dry formula.
- Formula does not streak on application.
- Two coats give an opaque finish.
- Provides a glossy, shiny and smooth finish to nails.
- Enamel can be gotten rid off easily with a nail enamel remover.
- Formula does not stain the nails.
- Available in wide range of colors and effects.
- Easily available on online retail sites and Juice salons across the nation.

   Cons:
- Price is expensive when compared to other enamels available in the market. 

Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465Product Review - Live Your Now ( LYN ) Nail Enamel - Didya Vinka At Me #465

   Verdict: 4.5/5. A product which ticks so many points on the pros section, has definitely got to be a keeper which these enamels undoubtedly are, their only negative being their high price.
 
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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry

 
Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry

   The one skincare mantra that I religiously follow during winters is to Moisturise! Moisturise! Moisturise! be it for my skin or for lips. So for this winter I chose the The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop in Berry variant as my buddy to protect, nurture and pamper my lips. Do give this review a read to find out if it was a wise decision to do so.
 
   Product Claims: Soft, luscious, moisturized lips are what our Berry Lip-pop provides. An all natural formula, it protects and softens lips. Apply directly to your lips as often as required.

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   Price: Rs. 295/-
   Volume: 5 ml.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Ingredients: Each 100 g contains -
Shea Butter 2 %, Mango Butter, 2 % Castor Oil 5 %, Vitamin E 0.5, Kokum Butter 4 %
Balm base, Natural Flavoring and Food Grade colors (FD & C) Q.S.

Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry

   The The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop comes packaged in form of a white cylindrical bullet container and is provided with a matching cap. The bullet can be twisted to protract or retract the lip balm. The container has a pink sticker stuck on it which is printed with all the pertinent information regarding the product such as the name of the brand, the product as well as the variant of the same. It also has mention of the product claims, ingredients, manufacturing details including packaging and expiry dates, volume provided, price and contact information for addressal of queries. It looks simple and has a compact, sturdy and travel friendly packaging.
   The lip balm possesses a mild, pleasant scent of berries. It is non-tinted, i.e transparent making it suitable for women as well as men, though at the same time having the downside of inability to hide the pigmentation of lips. The balm formula is smooth in texture and buttery in consistency, which makes it glide easily across the lips. It feels light on the lips, providing them with a subtle glossy finish. It moisturizes the lips and prevents as well as treats chapping. It withstands sips of liquids without getting wiped off but needs definite reapplication after intake of solid meals. That being said it provides no additional protection from sun damage and the formula melts in hot weather conditions. It is pretty hygienic to use due to its stick form. Also this 100 % vegan, cruelty free lip balm is available in many variants to suit everyone's preferences.
   The The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop is available quite widely across most online retail sites, though their price may sting pockets due to a marginally higher cost!

Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry
 
   Pros:
- Simple, compact and travel friendly packaging.
- Possesses a mild, pleasant scent of berries.
- Non-tinted, making it possible for men to use it as well.
- Glides easily on the lips.
- Soft, buttery consistency of the formula.
- Provides a subtle glossy finish.
- Feels light on lips.
- Moisturizes the lips well.
- Prevents as well as treats chapping of lips.
- Doesn't get wiped off by intake of liquids. 
- Hygienic to use.
- Available in different scented varieties.
- 100 % natural, organic vegan ingredients used.
- Cruelty free product.
- Easily available across the country.

   Cons:
- Does not hide pigmentation of lips.
- Needs reapplication after solid meals.
- Does not provide SPF protection.
- Melts in hot weather conditions.
- A bit pricey compared to other lip balms.
 
Product Review - The Nature's Co. Foressence Lip Pop - Berry
 
   Verdict: 4.25/5. Despite downfalls like a higher price, need for reapplication after meals and softening of the formula in hot weather conditions, the The Nature's Co. Foressense Lip Pops are definitely worth giving a try!