Wednesday, December 28, 2016

St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Body Lotion REVIEW


I am using the St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Body Lotion for a while now. So, today i thought i should be writing about it. It comes in a large bottle with pump dispenser, the body is white in color, while the top got border in violet color. The packaging is not travel friendly. It costs INR Rs 599 for a pack weighing 621 ml.

What St. Ives claims about the St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion ? : Keeping you and your skin looking and feeling young and fresh.
Made witth Natural Moisturizers.
Indulge your skin and your senses with St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion. Made with 100% natural moisturizers like vegetable glycerin, and soybean oil, this non-greasy, luxurious lotion delivers long-lasting moisture to keep your skin touchably soft and hydrated. With all-natural orchid extracts, this formula leaves a light fragrance while gently absorbing into your skin, leaving you feeling fresh and looking beautiful.
  • Formulated without Parabens
  • Does not contain animal ingredients
  • Contains 100% Natural Moisturizers (vegetable glycerin, soy bean oil)

Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Urea, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Coconut Fruit Extract etc

How to use ? : For best results, smooth over body at least once daily. Continued use improves skin's moisturization.

I generally use once a day, that too not regularly. I find the fragrance to be a bit rich, which does not necessarily make me feel fresh. However, as it has been claimed by the company, the lotion absorbs in seconds, and gives you non-greasy non-sticky skin. The softness lasts for 24 hours, though i have oily skin on the face and normal to combination skin type for rest of my body parts. However, for dry skinned beauties, reapplication might be needed. St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Body Lotion got an aroma that lasts long. The lotion is a bit thick in consistency and white in color, but blends and absorbs in the skin like magic. I really hate anything greasy or patchy so St. Ives moisturizers and body lotions are right now my 'top finds' in moisturizers due to their non-greasy formulae.

I think there is nothing bad to write about this particular body lotion from St. Ives. Except that the packaging could have been better and travel-friendly. Also the smell sometimes really gets a bit too strong, which may not liked by many. It does the work well, that is of moisturizing the skin. No complaints in that. However, i do personally prefer the St. Ives Daily Hydrating Body Lotion over this St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Body Lotion.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash


Today i will review the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash. It comes in a white tube container made up of plastic, with a flip open cap. It contains 75 ml of the product for a price of INR Rs 350. It got an outer covering too, made up of cardboard, which i lost and so could not upload any picture of it.

Ingredients : Water, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocomide DEA, Glycerin, Carbomer, Cellulose Beads, White Tea Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA etc.

How to use? : Wash hands. Splash water on face. Take coin-sized amount of face wash. Gently lather up in small circles (upward-outward) over face. Dont forget your neck. Be gentle around eyes. Rinse, pat dry and follow up with toner.

What Plum claims about the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash? : Stress Busters!
Exposure to the sun can irritate the skin and also lead to free-radical damage that can cause age-spots, pigmentation, wrinkles and much else. Soothing chamomile, rejuvenating white tea and antioxidant-rich botanical extracts: just perfect to relax, refresh and revive skin thats exposed to the sun and the elements. Soap-free, gentle foaming face wash that will make your skin smile!

  • Great for regular use before and after sun exposure.
  • Gentle foaming, soap-free base
  • Cleanses effectively without drying the skin
  • Chamomile flower extracts help calm and soothe sun-burned skin
  • Antioxidant-rich white tea, Gingko biloba and olive leaf extracts help skin fight free radical damage
  • Very lightly sprinkled with gentle cellulose beads, great for everyday gentle scrubbing action
  • Soothing fragrance that calms your senses (phthalate-free)
  • You only a little amount for each use - thanks to the smart formula
  • Hygienic flip-top tube packaging
  • Paraben-free, SLS-free, phthalate-free & vegan - as always

Talking about how i feel after using the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash, now i not only use this face wash when i am coming back home after sun exposure or just before going out, i use this everyday as many times as i just wash my face. So in a day i use this at least 3 times. I find this to be a gentle face wash, very mild and does not dry out the skin, note this is winter season, and even then this does not really crack up my skin or makes it too dry. Also as has been claimed by the brand, you really would only a pea-sized amount for one wash, and it will cover your entire face, however this does not lather up a lot but cleans well. 

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Skin Revival Face Wash is basically a face wash for normal-combination skin as is written on the body of the tube. I really feel this one even though is a mild formulae, but cleans the skin well, however my skin being oily, starts getting greasy in an hour as usual. It has got a mild scent, which i really like, and the consistency of the product is medium, not too runny, and the color is yellow. It is vegan and also soap-free, which are really good for the health of the skin. Personally, i do like this Plum face wash, and might buy another pack if budget permits. I think one tube will last 1 month easily.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Natio Ageless Firming Night Cream REVIEW

RATING :- 7.8 OUT OF 10

Here is another product from Natio, it is the Natio Ageless Firming Night Cream. It is suitable for all skin types. It comes in a plastic container which is transparent in color. It costs INR Rs 1190 for a pack of 45 g.

Ingredients : Water, Glycereth-26, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Nylon 12, Steareth-12, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rose Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Rose Oil Anatolia, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Xanthan Gum etc.

What Natio claims about the Natio Ageless Firming Night Cream ? : Natural extracts infused with modern skin science for overnight ageing defence. Organic Rosehip and Evening Primrose help to repair and firm depleted skin cells. Non-greasy, invisibly melts into clean skin.

Natio Ageless Firming Night Cream is more of a moisturizer and that's what i feel. It is superbly light-weight and absorbs like magic on the skin, leaving the skin smooth supple and very calm. It has got a very light rose odor, which lingers for sometime, and i love this thing about the face cream. So basically what i do is i apply this after washing my face, before going to bed at night, and let it be there whole night. I have been using for around 3 weeks now, once everyday, at night. Till now, it did not break out my skin. However, for oily skinned people, this might be too light, and you might pile this up with some heavy cream and apply to get enough moisturization on the skin. The texture is very light and not thick or creamy, kind of lotion. And the product is white in color with a slight tint of pink it it.

The packaging is very travel-friendly, no spillage and of course you need not worry about the container breaking or something as its made up of plastic. Regarding the claims made by the company for Natio Ageless Firming Night Cream i am not sure about the anti-ageing part. No such firmness of the skin has been noticed yet. So finally i would like to comment that this is a very nice moisturizer especially if you are having combination to oily skin. Provides enough hydration and feels fresh, with clean skin and you smell good too. I might repurchase this as a moisturizer. With the price tag, this is definitely a nice find. However, if you are looking for solely an anti-ageing moisturizer or night cream, this will disappoint you.

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Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream Review


Today i am going to review the Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream. It comes in a package of 50 ml and costs INR Rs 3800. The container is made up of plastic, and is brownish in color. The smell is awful.

What Kiehl's claims about the Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream ? :Our visibly reparative treatment is formulated with Copper PCA and Calcium PCA to help strengthen skin's elasticity, an important factor to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help resist new ones. The result is a smoother skin surface, refined texture and visibly minimized pores.

Ingredients : Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Prunus Ameriaca Kernel Oil, Cetyl.

So i gave this Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream to one of my relatives to try out and let me know the results. Have been using since almost a month now, this one really lasts long, considering she is applying it once a day everyday. The product is creamy in texture, yellowish white color, and smells weird and awful, the reason may be due to the presence of Apricot Kernel Oil. The smell however goes away soon. I wont say this Kiehl's anti-wrinkle cream would be great on oily skin, but perfect for dry to normal or combination skin. It absorbs well, and is not oily, however you wont get a feeling like totally non-greasy after applying this. There is no shine or anything. And the cream is kind of heavy. Usually, it is applied and kept overnight. I must also say, there were open big pores on the skin, like on the cheeks and nose, which drastically were reduced in sized after using this cream.

Now talking about the results, Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle & Pore Reducing Cream has definitely made the skin texture look much smoother and fresh, creating a younger youthful appearance. One should note that this is not for anti-wrinkles, like it wont stop wrinkles from coming and forming on the skin, but the appearance of the wrinkles on the skin decreases. I must also say, there were open big pores on the skin, like on the cheeks and nose, which drastically were reduced in sized after using this cream. Overall, comparing the results with the price, i would say i am not totally disappointed and might repurchase. So, you can definitely go and check this out for yourself, if you are above 40s and need something good for your skin without burning a big hole in your pocket.

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