Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review of Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagen Shield Sunblock


I have been using the Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagen Shield Sunblock for a while now. Thought of reviewing long back, but never got the time for it. So here it is today. It costs INR Rs 595 and weighs 50g.

Ingredients :- Water, Titanium Dioxide, Light liquid Paraffin, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulphate, Hydrolysed Soy Protein, Octyl Hydroxy Stearate, etc.

What Lotus claims about Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagen Shield Sunblock ? :- A revolutionary, preservative free light-weight formulation containing potent herbal extracts which protects Collagen in the skin. UVA rays penetrate deep into your skin and damage Collagen, resulting in wrinkles. Once Collagen is damaged, it cannot re-build itself. In fact upto 80% of skin ageing is caused by the sun.
Hydrolysed Soy Protein holds Collagen together in a firm and smooth way and helps combat sun-induced free-radical damage that can accelerate the signs of skin ageing. The aloe vera extract hydrates and replenishes skin and also protects from other sun induced damages. The easy to blend texture gives a non sticky and clean feel.

How to use ? :- Apply Safe Sun Collagen Shield Sunblock liberally and evenly on face and exposed parts (body,neck,arms,legs etc) before exposure to sun.

Now, this really lasts for a long time/several days, if applied in proportionate quantity. Its kind of watery or runny so make sure to get the right quantity or else you can end up wasting more than you need. Blends in easily. Also works perfectly well as a makeup base. I usually mix this with my foundation and apply on my face. Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagen Shield Sunblock absorbs very fast in the skin, and is matte. So ideal for combination and oily skinned people.

As you can see, the Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagen Shield Sunblock comes in a plastic tube, so the chances of spillage of the product is very less. Kind of travel friendly package. The smell is also not very strong, so should be bearable for one and all. It can be used as a BB cream too, if you don’t have anything much to conceal on your skin, and you can just head out without further touch up.

I like the sunscreen, and usually i stick to the Lotus SPF 70 and 90 sunblocks throughout the year. Other sunscreens from Lakme, Garnier don’t suit me much.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Review of Thalgo Silicum Cream Wrinkle Correction – Lifting Effect


Back after a hiatus. Today i will start by reviewing the Thalgo Silicum Cream Wrinkle Correction – Lifting Effect. It is a pack of 50 ml and costs INR 3400.

Ingredients :- Water, Glycerin, Jojoba seed oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Shea Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Linalool etc

What Thalgo claims about Thalgo Silicum Cream Wrinkle Correction – Lifting Effect ? :- By combating visible wrinkles and skin sagging, this smooth cream with restructuring Marine Silicum complex smoothes the skin and redefines the oval shape of the face. Your skin will be regenerated and firmer; your lines and wrinkles will feel ‘pushed out’ from within, and the oval of your face will feel ‘lifted’.

Directions of use :- Apply to the face and neck each morning and evening.

Thalgo Silicum Cream Wrinkle Correction – Lifting Effect comes in a plastic container which is purple in color. The outer packaging is made up of paper and lilac in color. Very neat packaging. Travel friendly. Smells awesome, and the smell stays on long. So if you apply this you will smell good for a long time.

Coming to the results, it is good as a maintenance product. Thalgo Silicum Cream Wrinkle Correction – Lifting Effect makes the skin look tighter and firmer. Since my mother was already using Thalgo skincare products before, we did not notice any drastic changes. Overall a nice cream, absorbs very fast, not at all greasy. So suitable for any skin type.

Thalgo skincare products are always good to be used, and price is moderate, so one can at least give it a try. May be we did not observe any drastic or major changes, however might repeat this Thalgo Silicum Cream Wrinkle Correction – Lifting Effect in near future.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How to whiten yellow toenails with home remedy

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Getting yellow spots on toenails is not a rare case, and many of us have experienced it. The cause can be varied, but the most common is using a low quality nail polish, and not removing it for a long time which leads to growth of fungi on the nails and causes an infection in the nail area. So, if you are facing this problem and want a quick fix, here we offer some tricks as well as nail care homemade remedies which will help you whiten yellow toenails.

If the color of your nails changes, it might indicate fungus growth in toenails. If you don’t wear nail paints but notice your nails getting yellowish and hollow from inside, its most probably a fungal infection. If thats the case, you should treatment at the earliest. You need to get rid of the fungus as soon as possible so that your nails get healed. You may consult a podiatrist for consultation.
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Nail polishes should be removed after every 2 weeks without fail. Also keep your nails natural without any nail paint for at least 2 days before applying fresh nail paint. If you keep on the nail color for long, it might prevent the nails from breathing properly as nail polishes contain many chemicals. Definitely, using high quality nail polishes can help a lot to improve the condition of nails.

Now, lets talk about home remedies to whiten yellow toe nails.

1.      Start off by removing any nail polish that you have on your nails. Then use a polishing nail file to file the nails’ base. This will help to remove the yellow layer on the nails.

2.      Take a big bowl or container wherein your feet can be placed. Add two cups of water in it. And mix 6 tablespoonful of baking soda alongwith lemon juice. Put your feet in this mixture and keep it for 5 minutes. After you are done with this, you will notice the yellowish layer would be reduced. Continue this daily until your nails get completely white.

3.      There is also another toenail whitening home remedy. Just take a large bowl and put in a cup of hydrogen peroxide in it. Add 4 tablespoonful of baking soda in it and mix everything well. This will remove any yellow spots on the toe nails.

4.       Another home remedy for toenail whitening is take a bowl full of white vinegar and dip your feet in it for 5 minutes. Repeat if necessary everyday until the stains are gone.
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5.       Lemon juice is very effective in toenail whitening at home. Lemon juice is a natural whitener, so not only black spots on skin, but any discoloration on nails will be eliminated with it. So take a bowl full of water and put good amount of lemon juice in it, and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. You may have to repeat this process, until you get totally white toenails.

If after following these home remedy for nail whitening, you are not happy with the results, or your nails are still yellow, it would be a fungal infection or some other issues which need medical assistance. So you should go visit a doctor for a thorough check-up.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

How to take care of permed hair

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Permed hair needs a lot of care to be incorporated in the hair care routine. In this blog post, i shall provide you a few tips on how to take care of permed hair. Read on.

·         Very importantly, permed hair needs deep conditioning. This helps the hair to retain the texture.
·         Dont wash your hair unless at least 48 hours has passed by, after your hair has undergone this procedure of hair perming.
·         For the first few days, avoid tying up your hair with any kind of rubber bands, or hair ties or tight clips. Those stuffs can reshape your hair into an odd shape with dents. Try to keep the hair loose for the first week.
·         Conditioners wont harm or ruin your permed hair. Therefore, always condition your hair after shampooing it. Use a conditioner that is specially formulated for chemically treated hair.
·         Blow drying the hair can make your hair fragile, so try to avoid it as much as possible. Air drying is the best option for your permed hair.
·         Whenever you go out in the sun, try to wear a hat or scarf to cover the hair and protect it. Also if you swim, use a hair cap, so that your hair is not exposed to chlorinated water which causes damage to hair.
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If you follow these simple hair tips, you can easily maintain your permed hair for a long time without taking much trouble.

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