My favourites – April 2013.

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Another month over! Phew! This was a fun month for me and also a month which has taken a few major decisions of my life. I’ll share them with you once they’re finalized 🙂

I am sorry for not being regular since some time, my laptop was giving me major trouble and it finally crashed on Friday 😦 All my data is in it so can’t post anything right now, thankfully I had already completed this post and it was in the drafts to be posted at the end of the month!

I had a lotttt of favourites this month, as you can see!

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REVIEW: Lacto Calamine Deep Cleansing Face Wash.

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Lacto Calamine Deep Cleansing Face Wash.

According to Lacto Calamine,

Lacto Calamine Deep cleansing face wash, enriched with fruit extracts, which helps keep skin clean, dirt free and fresh.

Ingredients:

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Price: INR64 for 70ml.

Available at

My experience:

I got this face wash free with Lacto Calamine lotion that my mom bought for herself. Earlier I wasn’t too keen on even trying out this face wash but once I started using it, I got totally hooked! Read on to know why!

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REVIEW: Nivea visage oil regulating toner.

According to Nivea,
Nivea Visage oil regulating toner containing skin’s own carnitine helps regulate sebum production while thoroughly clarifying the skin without drying it out. Mixed to oily skin needs special cleansing that keeps skin long lastingly shine free.
RESULT: the skin is thoroughly clarified and mattified with a pure and hydrated feeling.
BEAUTY ADVICE: Apply with a cotton pad, cleansing face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
SKIN COMPATIBILITY DERMATOLOGICALLY APPORVED.
Key Ingredients: aqua, SD alcohol 9.15% v/v, glycerin, aluminium chlorohydrate, carnitine, aloe barbadensis, panthenol, PEG,-40 hydrogenated castor oil.
Price: INR 149/- 125ml
Best before 30 months from mfd.
Available at all drugstores, departmental stores and online stores.
My experience:
This is the first toner I’ve ever used, except for Rose Water. I have quite an oily skin and so a toner helps in keeping the oil in check by maintaining the pH balance of the skin.
This toner comes in a light green coloured bottle with a white flip top cap. The cap shuts tightly and is travel friendly too.
The toner itself is a transparent water like liquid. I don’t particularly like its smell. It’s a bit too strong for me.
I use this by dabbing some on a cotton pad and applying it on my face softly, after washing my face. But by evening, my face does turn oily again. Then again it also depends upon the weather conditions. Lately it has been quite humid here in Delhi.
This toner definitely does what it claims though I wouldn’t say completely, but then my skin is too oily. It does keep the oil secretion in check.
I have heard some toners sting on application on face, but this one doesn’t sting at all.
It also does not make my face dry out or anything unwanted. I guess the glycerin in it keeps the skin hydrated.
After applying this, my face feels fresh n clean. It gets absorbed in under a minute.
I’ve been using it since July It’s about to get over now (and then I’ll start with my TBS toner… yippee). But it would easily last about 3 months for anyone else. Mine has gotten over so soon because my sister also uses this sometimes so for one person this is enough for about 3, even 4 months depending on the quantity you use.
Overall, I like this toner quite a lot and would definitely like to repurchase if I don’t find a better one. J
Why you’ll like it:
1)     Reasonable price.
2)     Sturdy and attractive packaging.
3)     Prevents shine on face.
4)     Doesn’t sting on application.
5)     Gets absorbed quickly.
6)     Makes face feel fresh.
Why you’ll dislike it:
1)     Its not alcohol free.
2)     Strong smell.
To buy or not to buy?
Buy.
It’s a decent toner for mixed to oily skin at a great price!
My rating:
8/10
DISCLAIMER:
1)       ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ME, AND I’M NOT BEING PAID TO WRITE THIS REVIEW, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
2)      ALL IMAGES ARE MINE UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE AND PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION.

Review: Himalaya Herbals purifying neem face pack

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Good afternoon ladies J

I hope all of you are doing great J

Today, I’m reviewing a very good face pack, which is excellent for daily use.

According to Himalaya herbals,

Action:
Clears skin and prevents outbreak and recurrence of pimples. Rejuvenates and firms up the skin. Imparts natural glow. Antibacterial purifying Neem Face Pack regulates excess oil secretion, cleans clogged pores and prevents recurrence of pimples. Improves skin texture. Neem, well known for its antibacterial properties, helps in controlling acne and pimples, and their recurrence. When combined with Turmeric, it effectively eliminates acne-causing bacteria. Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) cools and soothes the skin.

For:

Oily and Pimple-prone skin.

Ingredients:

Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba), Panka (Fuller’s earth, Multani Mitti), Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra)

 

 
Inactives:
Sodium methylparaben IP, sodium propylparaben IP, imidazolidynl urea, DMDM hydantion

Directions:
Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around eyes. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Remove with wet sponge and wash the skin with cool water. Use once or twice a week.
Do not apply on broken or inflamed skin.
May cause a tingling sensation due to herbal active ingredients, which is normal.

Price:
INR 65 for 50g
Easily available at all drugstores and online stores.


## mentioned on tube: natural herbal formulations tend to change colour over time. However, the product efficacy remains unchanged.
My experience:
This is one of the first face packs I’ve ever used. I generally don’t use much products on my face. I have quite an oily skin but fortunately have never had problematic acne or pimples. *touch wood*
This face pack is specifically meant for oily skinned people and having heard amazing reviews for it I decided to give it a try. Also, Himalaya is one brand which I trust a lot and thankfully, have never had any bad experience with any of its products J
All the ingredients of this face pack are natural and those that benefit human skin.
Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba) – it’s a purifying agent. It kills bacteria from the skin. Its also widely used to heal wounds.
Panka (Fuller’s earth, Multani Mitti) – improves skin texture and colour, acts against pimples,acne and other skin problems and absorbs excess oil.
Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra)- it also acts in curing pimples and also brings a natural glow to the face. Indian weddings even have a ceremony where the bride and the groom are applied turmeric to bring out glowing skin J
I use this pack once a week. Since I’ve started using it, I would say my face has become clearer. What I mean is that my skin has evened out, not a very remarkable difference but something I can surely see. I think that’s because of the fuller’s earth.
Also, I’ve not had the occasional pimple or two I used to get earlier.
Since I do not have any prominent problem of acne/pimples I can not say if it works on that but I would say it should be tried definitely, because I don’t think it can be harmful.


Its consistency is that of a thick paste. Its very easy to apply on face.

The only disadvantage of this face pack is that its smell is bad

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Why you’ll like it-
1) Prevents and cures pimples and acne
2) Its very refreshing.
3) Makes face clear and glowing.
4) Great for oily skinned people.
5) Very convenient packaging.
6) Affordable price.
7) Its HimalayaJ
Why you’ll dislike it-
1) Bad smell.
To buy or not to buy?
Definitely buy!
I totally recommend this to all oily skin beauties. Its an affordable face pack which does its job well and is completely true to its claims.
My rating:
9/10
Have a great day J

DISCLAIMER:

1) ALL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ME, AND I’M NOT BEING PAID TO WRITE THIS REVIEW, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
2) ALL IMAGES ARE MINE UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE AND PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION.