Monday, June 16, 2014

"Kumkumadi Tail/Oil By Vasu Herbals Review"

Hi Everybody!!

I was always curious how an oil can improve skin complexion and make it look young.. What fascinated me more is how it can work for oily skin???? Oil that can work for oily skin??? is this possible? Lets see how "Kumkumadi Tail/Oil By Vasu Herbals " works.....

Price: 180 INR for 50ml
Kumkumadi Tail/Oil By Vasu Herbals

Kumkumadi Tail/Oil By Vasu Herbals

Kumkumadi Tail/Oil By Vasu Herbals

Kumkumadi Tail/Oil By Vasu Herbals



What product claims:

Adds radiance to the skin Removes pimples, blemishes, scars and wrinkles Makes skin radiant and beautiful An Ayurvedic product, Kum Kumadi Tailam is extremely safe to use Whichever is your skin tone, Kum Kumadi Tailam makes it two shades lighter. For best results, apply Kum Kumadi Tailam every week continuously for 2-3 months. Vasu Kum Kumadi Tailam is so effective, that it will take you to the heights of popularity and success. Benefits: Lightens complexion, Makes skin fair, Reverses sun tan, Treats patchy skin Directions for use: Wash face. Pat dry. Gently massage the face with 10-15 drops of KumKumadi Tailam. Leave the application for 15 minute and rinse. For best results, leave the application overnight

My View:

Untill i read about Ayurvedic treatments i did not know how it works and the benefits, which is why it is widely accepted even outside our country and people have realized 
the benefits of such treatments...Especially people who are looking for safe treatments without any side effects, in such cases only Ayurveda comes to the rescue..
There are many products/cosmetics which have tall claims , some even live up to certain claims but not without some side effects. I never relized how an oil can help reduce acne scars, improve complexion and
provide proper balance to the skin and improve skin health.. 

Vasu herbals is a well know brand among doctors and since long time doctors especially dermatologists prescribe Vasu herbal Capsules, creams etc. 
One such  product if you have come across is the Acnovin Capsules and cream for Acne treatment.. 
Vasu herbals has come up with Kum Kumadi Tailam which has claims as mentioned above...

I had heard a lot about this oil and finally bought it from an Ayurvedic store 6 months back and since then have been using it.. Please note this oil should be used in very less 
quantity if your skin is oily till your skin adjusts to this oil..You can use 2-3 drops alternative nights for 1/2 weeks and later if your skin accepts it, you can use it daily.. 
Use it at night after washing your face and hands with warm water... This oil can be used by people of  any  skin types.

As claimed this oil makes skin look healthy, youthful but does not do much to improve skin complexion.
It did not reduce tough acne scars even after 3 months of continuous usage.. It may work for people with light acne scars.
It effectively reduces redness and also detans your skin effectively and makes your skin moisturized..
If you have suffered redness, tanning due to sun exposure, you must try this oil..
Do not overuse this oil with the hope of speedy improvement!!! Anything used too much only causes harm. It may make your skin very oily...
Rest most of the claims are true....


Recommendation:

I rate this 3/5.... I suggest this oil for daily use for people who have suffered tanning and redness and damage due to sun exposure.. It helps reduce the bad effects and restores skin health and shine...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact Review"

Hi Everybody!!

Market is flooded with so many cosmetic products and different types of foundation, sometimes its hard to decide what would work for you.. Lakme has introduced Creme Compact, yes!! The name confused me and i ended up buying this product... Well! I bought this almost a year ago and now i think its the right time to review this "Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact".

Price: 450 INR for 9g


Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact

Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Creme Compact
Ingredients :

There is no ingredient list given by Lakme which is not good!!! Which is not acceptable actually.

What product claims:

A creme to powder finish compact that glides on silky smooth and blends effortlessly for an impeccable finished look that lasts the entire day..It is meant to last 9 to 5..

My view:

First of all i would say i bought this just out of confusion by the name creme compact.. Either they had to mention as Cream foundation or cake foundation.. It is not a dry compact powder but just a cake of cream foundation , bit thicker in consistency compared to liquid or normally used face foundations...

The packing is very pretty red onion peel color... Has an impressive mirror and sponge holder at the bottom...The sponge is of good quality but it itself consumes lot of the product!! I would prefer using my fingers for application instead of wasting so much product in the sponge.. Sponge is washable and good quality...The foundation does not have a strong smell and it does spread on the skin quite well.. You start applying foundation and it just transforms into compact powder that is the effect.. That is what is claimed and lives true to it... 

This foundation cake is available in 3 shades ie

  • Shell
  • Marble
  • Pearl
I bought the Marble shade which suits best for wheatish to light wheatish complexions.. Pearl is for fair skin and shell is for dark wheatish complexions..

I loved the creme consistency of this foundation cake which after applying gives powder compact effect..Though it is a cream consistency it does not work well and does not blend effectively...It leaves a white cast but don`t worry that does not last long... this definitely did not last even for 4 hrs in hot weather... It also looks very cakey after sometime making you look like a plastered person or as if you have applied some face pack.... Yuk!!!! It does not suit dry skin.. For normal skin it might suit but wont last for long time.. For oily skin it lasts hardly for 1 hr... Because it mixes with the oil and gives you washed and uneven complexion...Blending power is weak..You can carry it to office for a quick fix if there is such need as it is very travel friendly pack...But it is definitely not good for a whole day wear...
 May be Lakme was confused and confused us tooooooo.........

The ingredients list is missing which is a thing to worry as you do not know what are the chemicals used and whether they suit your skin or not... 

Pros:

  1. Nice travel friendly pack
  2. Gives a dry compact powder finish
  3. Nice quality sponge
  4. Very impressive mirror
Cons:
  1. Does not blend well
  2. Leave a white cast after application
  3. Does not glide smoothly on skin as claimed
  4. Too pricey
  5. Ingredients list not mentioned on pack.


Recommendation:

I would rate this 2/5 for the confusion and the confused product and its effect.. I think this is a failure in this range of cosmetics.. 
You can share with me your experiences about this product by commenting.. Will be back soon with some more products in 9 to 5 range...There area better products, i would not buy this again.. Total waste of money




Monday, June 9, 2014

"Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo Review"

Hi Everybody!!

Many people almost 90% of the people have faced this problem of dandruff at-least once in their lifetime right???? So what have you done to get rid of dandruff / to control it? Home remedies might work but you need lot of patience and you cant just judge in a few days that "Oh!! this did not work" Most of the people have less time or no time at all to try home remedies... Today let me review one such product that claims to ease you of this problem... "Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

Price: 202 INR for 60ml


Scalpe Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo
Ingredients/Composition Of ingredients used:

Ketoconazole IP : 2% w/w
Zinc Pyrithione(ZPTO) : 1% w/w
Color : Carmoisine.

What Product Claims:

This Shampoo is for people suffering from Dandruff, Seborrhoeic Of Scalp..Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory[ skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. It particularly affects the sebaceous-gland-rich areas of skin. In adolescents and adults, seborrhoeic dermatitis usually presents as scalp scaling similar to dandruff...

My View:

This shampoo effectively works for people who has small red inflammations / boils and skin eruptions on scalp, with severe dandruff and itching.. Or oily scalp problems due to over active oil glands.... This shampoo effectively removed all the dandruff in just 2 weeks time.. I continued using this as a maintenance for another 1 month and i am completely rid of dandruff and my scalp has become healthy and irritation free!!...For the quantity ie 60ml price is more i think.. One bottle of shampoo lasted for 3-4 weeks, also depends on thickness and length of hair.. My hair length is medium below shoulder, not too short nor long, it lasts for 4 washes..I suggested this to my one of my cousin and she was so impressed by the results.. 
People who are getting those small bumps around ear and hair line should check if they have dandruff, it mainly is the problem caused by dandruff, i would suggest such people to give at-least 1 try to this product and i am sure you will be left with just amazingly good results.. Whats more impressing is that this shampoo did not make my hair go dry!!!! It contains Zinc Pyrithione which cleanses the skin or prevents odor by destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.. This is usually used in shampoo to control dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis..Zinc Pyrithione enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.. It is also a preservative, used in small quantity in this particular shampoo.. Some companies use this ZPTO in more than the limited % to fasten the effect of giving good results which is not good from health point of view.. This % must be checked.. Good ZPTO shampoos do not exceed more that 1%... 

Pros:

  1. Very effective in getting rid of dandruff /at-least controlling it in severe cases
  2. The new Improved pack does not dry you hair..
  3. Makes scalp healthy with use
  4. Available in all medical stores
Cons:
  1. Price is much for the quantity
  2. No significant cons....
  3. Earlier pack of this shampoo used to dry the hair but now its New & Improved
Recommendation:

I will rate this 4.5/5 ,-0.5 for the price and quantity.... If you are noticing any bumps around ear or hairline it may be dandruff that`s causing it.. This shampoo works very well for people with mild to sever dandruff problems.. Problems like small boils, bumps and itching scalp.. This is a must use product if you are facing all such problems.. Give it a try and you will be very happy with the results... I use Triflow Hair conditioner along with this and it does wonders...

Friday, June 6, 2014

"Lakme CC Cream Review"

Hi Everybody!!

While many ladies were fascinated with BB Creams and the market was introduced with yet another fascinating CC Cream.
Now CC Creams are holding everybody`s attention especially of those who have problem with their skin complexion.. Well like everybody who have tried BB Creams i too was curious to know what CC Creams have to offer.. Now let me review about this most talked CC Cream ie "Lakme Complexion Care Cream "

Price: 250 INR for 30ml
Lakme Complexion Care Cream


 Ingredients:

Ingredients list is a lengthy one as you can see below:


What Product Claims:

Instantly 

  • Protects
  • Moisturizers
  • Brightens
  • Evens skin tone
  • Conceals
  • Freshens
This instant skin stylist brings together the goodness of your daily skin cream  with just the right touch of make-up to give you skin that looks styled by an expert, everyday!!!!!!Fortified with a sun protection factor of 20, this Lakme cream also has UV protection to keep your skin glowing when you step into the sun.Dull skin that looks uninspired gets instantly brightened while the fine pigments conceal blemishes and marks to give you a flawless and glowing complexion.The lightweight moisturisers quickly get absorbed into your skin making it supple and keeping it feeling really refreshed.If you suffer from redness, patchiness or marks on your skin you can count on the Lakme CC Cream to even it out and give you a clear complexion.Available in 2 shades ie Bronze and Beige.


My View:

A small piece of information about CC Creams: CC Stands for Color/Complexion Correction, Texture of such creams are light weight and fast absorbing.What this actually does is that it imparts an airy veil of coverage and a boost of both instant and protective coverage."They typically have light-diffusing particles, which visually even skin tone, plus a super-dose of antioxidants.
My personal view is it does not suit oily skin. It does not provide enough moisture required for the skin. It is waterproof but stays only for a decent 4-5 hours. It has a very good consistency and spreads evenly on the skin.It has Cyclopentasiloxane which is a silicone which makes the cream easily spreadable on skin(some people are allergic to silicone and has disadvantages )...Its SPF 20 helps to avoid sunburns and tanning even if you are out in the sun wearing it.It has Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate which is insoluble in water and is widely used in sunscreens to protect skin from sun..Another ingredient Titanium Oxide is also used in sunscreen. Thats why i kept wondering what made me look more darker than my complexion after few hours of wearing this cream.. This cream oxidizes and makes my skin look much darker than it actually is. I hated this thing!!!!!!!
What i observed after applying this cream is that it reduced the appearance of fine lines and makes skin look plump and healthy. If you have damaged skin due to sun burn or any other reason this cream effectively reduces such appearances..

Pros:
  1. It gives an even complexion appearance(temporarily)
  2. It reduces appearance of wrinkles, fine lines,dull looking skin
  3. It provides effective sun protection
  4. Makes skin appear healthy and plump
  5. Conceals small dark marks
Cons:
  1. Has silicone(fills the pores and causes it to breakout)
  2. Has Titanium Dioxide which oxides after sometime , which makes skin appear darker
  3. Does not suit oily skin. 
  4. Oily skin girls must use face powder or need touch up frequently
  5. Limited shades ie only Bronze and Beige available.
Recommendation:

I rate this 3.5/5.
This cream can effectively make your skin appear even toned, temporarily corrects flaws, and flaky skin, makes skin look free of all kind of flaws especially complexion appears even.. Though it has advantages i will not ignore the fact that it has silicone which fills the flaws but blocks the pores which in turn causes acne breakout. Especially people suffering from acne must stay away from this cream.. I think this cream can be used on special occasions when you need that perfect look... I will not use this as a daily cream!!!!! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

"Maybelline BB CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream Review"

Hi Everybody!!

All are fed up of heavy feeling Foundation Creams and Lotions!!! BB creams have become a hit and are replacing heavy feeling foundation creams which make you look cakey  or sometimes not suitable for particular skin types and especially for people who face breakouts after using foundation.. Like everybody i too was fascinated to use BB creams and after much speculation, bought one for my self.... Let me review "Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream" which is most talked about!! Like me, everybody is fascinated what can a BB cream do for my skin??

Price: 199INR for 18ml


Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 

Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 

Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 

Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 



Ingredients:

There is a huge list of ingredients which is not visible so easily even if you have good eye-sight...Will update this section soon.. This product has parabens which is a very cheap preservative used in cosmetics.. They have not mentioned the name of the paraben though...
 Please read my note on parabens in Dermadew Aloe Cream Review ......

What Product Claims:


This cream gives you an even skin tone and does not leave patches on your skin.The active ingredients effectively hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and supple.The rich formulation in this cream beautifully spreads on your skin and gives you that fresh look throughout the day....You can get that clean and clear skin with this BB cream.....
This product is available in 3 shades
  • Natural
  • Nude
  • Radiance


My View:
Let me start with a small piece of information on BB creams...
BB creams are short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.The all-in-one formulation became a sensation in South Korea and then spread throughout Asia...  BB creams started hitting U.S. store shelves in the spring of 2011. Today, almost every major beauty company has a BB cream, from drugstore brands that cost under $10 to high-end department-store lines that may be as costly as $100 or more, as well as lines that are only sold at spas or in doctors' offices. More are on their way.The NPD Group, a market research group, found that although only 2% of beauty shoppers have purchased a BB cream, nearly 4 in 5 of those who have say they'll buy the product again.Many BB creams offer effective sun protection, with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher, the American Academy of Dermatology's recommendation for daily use. What's more, BB creams generally contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, physical sunblocks that have some built-in water-resistant properties, Wu says.
When it comes to skin treatment, you can find BB creams that contain:
  • Anti-aging components, including peptides and antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C
  • Moisturizing workhorses like hyaluronic acid and glycerin
  • Ingredients such as licorice and arbutin that help even out skin tone
  • Light-reflecting mica to give skin a luminous finish
  • Silicone-based ingredients, such as dimethicone, that help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does 
For all its benefits, if you expect a BB cream to be a miracle in a tube, you might be disappointed.

Ok finally my view about this product is,  it does what is claims ie brightens up the face and makes you look like a vampire he he he... I purchased the radiance shade as i thought it would suit my complexion... And i was right...:) Immediately after applying i regretted for purchasing this cream as it really made me appear like a vampire. Seriously speaking you don`t need a face powder if you use this cream, apply it and blend it and you are ready to go!! 

It is light on skin, suitable even for oily skin beauties. I doubt about dry skin beauties as it did not appear to be hydrating as it claims.. It does not conceal dark spots much.. Small scars and dark circles are effectively covered, provided you use a face powder...  It gives a nice matte finish. To test this product i used it on an occasion where i had to be under the sun for sometime and it was just washed out because of sweat! Yes it does not work if your face sweats and it washes out though it claims to be waterproof...One more thing i observed is, it does not look natural after 4-5 hours.. BB creams are meant to make you look natural and perfect even toned but it fails after 4-5 hours(my skin is oily).. May work for normal skin beauties...

Pros:

  1. Brightens up the skin
  2. Gives decent coverage for small scars and dark under eye circles
  3. Gives nice matte finish
  4. Easily available
  5. Is waterproof.
Cons:
  1. Contains Parabens 
  2. May not suitable for daily use if you have dry/oily skin
  3. Lasts for 4-5 hours 
  4. Quantity is very less for the price
  5. May cause breakouts for sensitive skin hence should be cleaned thoroughly to remove every trace of it on face
  6. Does not hydrate the skin as claimed


Recommendation:

I would rate it 3/5 as it does a decent job of concealing small scars and dark circles. I would buy it again but not use it on regular basis as it contains Parabens!!!




Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara Review"

Hello Everybody!!

Well all girls know how important a Mascara is for every girl and make up is incomplete without a good Mascara. Whether you want to make your eye lashes appear thicker or highlight your already thick lashes, a mascara is a must in every make up kit..Lakme has always come up with best products.. Let us see how promising this product is.......

Price: 250 INR


Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara

What product claims:

Lakme gives you the ultimate in mascaras with this lovely curling and jet black Eyeconic Mascara that gives you those coveted lashes that almost touch the sky!..The brush, with a pointy tip, is designed especially to easily reach even those tiny lashes at the corner of your eyes, separate them and provide definition..The jet black color offers instant definition and color to your eyes and effortlessly adds glam and volume..The smooth formula doesn’t clump together and is light and easy to remove at the end of the day.This special moisturiser keeps your lashes smooth and nourished even after use so they have a healthy and nourished shine..


My view:

Basically what i look for in a mascara is : It should be dark enough to make even the fine lashes or very less lashes look full of volume and look intense black. It should be waterproof , to be wearable even in rainy season. Also should not make lashes brittle and break the lashes or damage them..
Should be easily removed after use.. I am sure you too are expecting the same from a very good brand like Lakme right???

I have thin delicate lashes light in color.. It definitely made my lashes look dark and thicker...But what bothered me was that my lashes became brittle and hard after sometime and i also noticed hair fall from lashes!!!! I got scared and did not use it... Did you gals notice such a thing then please share your views by commenting....

Pros:

  1. Good applicator and covers every single hair 
  2. Gives nice volume 
  3. Makes lashes look longer
  4. Does not feel heavy on lashes
  5. Dries quickly
Cons:
  1. Does not moisturize 
  2. Makes hair brittle which tend to fall
  3. Absolutely no for daily use


Recommendation:

I rate this 4/5 for the quality and the work it does on lashes.. It is surely a good product from lakme and can be used not on daily basis but during functions and special occasions

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Dermadew Aloe Vera Cream Review"

Hi Everyone!!

I am back with yet another review of a cream which was prescribed by my doc as i had very bad dry skin and redness.. All this was a side effect of using hard cleansers and acne treatment creams and soaps... I have oily skin but after using acne treatments creams my skin started to dry and become sensitive.. Many people who had the same problem may have been prescribed this cream. Today lets have a look at this so much talked about cream and how is scores on the skin...

Price: 143 INR for 50g

Dermadew Aloe Vera Cream

Dermadew Aloe Vera Cream

Ingredients:

Purified water, Anhydrous Lanolin, Lanolin Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sorbitol Solution, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone Fluid, Perfume, Methylene Parabens, Disodium EDTA, Propylyparaben...

Note: Methylparaben and Propylparaben are used as preservatives in cosmetics, and other products.. These are cheaper than other preservatives...
Parabens, man-made preservative chemicals, are used by manufacturers in a variety of domestic products, such as cosmetics, lotions and moisturizers, shampoo, shaving, and tanning products. Parabens are cost-effective and provide protection against micro-organisms for an extended period of time. While there are multiple types of parabens, methyl, propyl and butylparaben are the most frequently used in beauty products. In recent years, concern has increased as to their role in producing potentially serious health side effects.
In short

Parabens pose many health risks like premature aging, sun burns, also know to cause breast cancer, affect reproductive system, cause hormonal imbalance etc... If you go on reading and find in Google you will get to know how harmful these are....And how we are risking our lives because of our ignorance.....

What product claims:

Well product claims to moisturize the skin and provide right balance to make it look healthy.. Reduce acne scars...It has many ingredients as mentioned above.. Few beneficial and many that can cause serious problems

My View:

This cream was prescribed by my doctor.. I was curious to know more about the ingredients used in this cream and i had heard & read from many people that this cream can be used on baby`s skin!!!!!!!!!
So thought to check out and do some research....After a good research i was shocked how people are using this cream for babies???????? when it has 2 most dangerous parabens!!!!!!....
Though it makes the skin soft, it is not ideal for oily skin as it makes you breakout again if used daily on face.. Though it claims to reduce scars i did not find even a bit of improvement in my skin.. Rather it made my skin more oily causing breakouts... I was very disappointed with this cream.. I could not believe my doctor can make such mistake by prescribing such product.. This cream has parabens which cause hormonal imbalance.. people suffering from Acne Vulgaris know what causes this condition right!!! Yes hormonal imbalance..Are doctors making money by suggesting you wrong products and causing you to run to them again and again???? Think again, when there are answers to your question easily available why be so ignorant??? Check and use products which are prescribed to you... Doctors are no Gods....They too can make mistakes... It was not useful for me and i am scared of Parabens.....

Pros:
  1. Makes your skin smooth
  2. Not pricey
Cons:
  1. Not suitable for very oily skinned people
  2. Contains parabens which affect health badly
Recommendation:

Hmm I give this product 1.5/5 for the smoothness it provides to the skin... I will not recommend it to people with Acne Vulgaris and severe acne conditions as it will act as trigger and cause more breakouts... I will not use it again.. I used it in the past for a month because of ignorance and kept guessing what caused me to breakout more??? I will not do this mistake and will stay away from this product.....





Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Victoria`s Secret Body Mist Secret Charm Review"

Hi Everybody!!

This is my second buy from Victoria`s Secret Body Mist collection.. The VS Body Mist Day Dream disappointed me a lot. Since i had purchased them together i was skeptical about this one. Let me review this and see whether it was a hit /miss... Here we go......

Price: 722 INR

Victoria`s Secret Body Mist Secret Charm
What product claims:

Fragrance Mist Honeysuckle and Jasmine.....Honeysuckles are valued as garden plants, for their ability to cover unsightly walls and outbuildings, their profuse tubular flowers in summer, and the intense fragrance of many varieties....Jasmine flowers are white in color and smell great. Mostly grown in Asia, Australia and most of the Indian gardens have this plant...
Refreshing formula  is infused with conditioning Aloe Vera and calming Chamomile.. Spray on for a touch of scent....

My View:

The 1st one ie VS Body Mist Day Dream had disappointed me and i was not very interested / expected that this one will be good.. But to my surprise when i opened it and sprayed it , i smelt it again and again and was really charmed by the fragrance... Yes!!! this one lives to its name "Secret Charm"... This one did not disappoint me.. I am happy with this fragrance.. And the quantity is good for the price.... This particular fragrance lasts longer than the previous one i reviewed.. I personally do not know how honeysuckle plants flowers smell, but the jasmine smell in it charms a lot... It definitely draws attention. And also lasts for a decent time... Can use it daily as it is really a calming fragrance and does not irritate a hyper sensitive person like me... I wore it comfortably and it did not give me headache... It does not irritate skin and can be sprayed directly on body....I am happy with this fragrance but will search for another better fragrance in this collection as it offers a good quantity... Hope it stayed longer...:(

Pros:

  1. Does not irritate sensitive skin
  2. Does not cause headache
  3. Good quantity ie 250 ml
  4. Decent fragrance of Jasmine   
Cons:
  1. Hope it stayed longer
  2. Availability in stores is a problem
  3. I don`t know how honeysuckle flowers smell. No idea
  4. Offered at different prices on online shopping sites 


Recommendation:

I give this product 3.5/5. This did not disappoint me but neither impressed me so much.. I recommend this for people with sensitive skin and who do not like strong smelling fragrances... 

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Ayur Herbal BODY CARE LOTION Cocoa Butter Review"

Hi Everybody!!

Most of the people do not want to use highly loaded chemicals in Daily use products like face creams, face powder, moisturizers etc.. I too agree with this view. Nobody wants to load oneself daily with chemicals as it is not safe in the long run, yet we need some products daily/say they are necessary. We cant do without them right??In today`s polluted ambient we actually need to take a lot of care of our body and especially our skin needs to be take good care of.. That`s why we need a good moisturizing lotion/cream for daily use... I came across "Ayur Herbal BODY CARE LOTION Cocoa Butter " which is not so much advertised/talked about.. Lets make know how this product scores....

Price: 45 INR for 100ml

Ayur Herbal BODY LOTION Cocoa Butter


Ingredients:

Aqua, Parafinum,Liquidum, Glycerin, CCTG, Emulsyfying Wax, GMS, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera Extracts, Cetyl Alcohol, Bees Wax, Tinovis ADM,Dimethicon, VitaminE, EDTA, TEA, Imuderia, Methyl Paraben,Propyl Paraben, Colour, Fragrance.

What product claims:

Cocoa Butter has been used for centuries by native women from all over the world to soften and soothe dry skin. This extra rich moisturiser maintains the natural moisture balance. Its smoothy creamy ingredients leave the skin looking and feeling velvety smooth to the touch and is great for normal to dry skin.

My view:

It has just the right consistency for application on hands and feet.. It does not leave any greasiness or shine on the body... Just absorbs quickly, making your skin feel pampered... There are some very good products which are not costly but they just are amazingly great!!! I have been using this body lotion from 5 yrs and i just love it so much.. I have got so many compliments and people just cant help noticing my hands and arms!!! Its true i am not bluffing! You too want to get compliments and want to get noticed then go grab this body lotion soon and you will be very impressed.. It makes your skin look yummy, young, glowing,and so irresistibly soft...:)..
I totally love this body lotion and will never stop using it...it also smells great.. Even in summer your skin won`t become sticky even if you are sweating.. It a great all season body lotion...

Pros:

  1. Smells great
  2. Absorbs quickly
  3. Does not make skin look greasy
  4. Affordable
  5. Available in most of the stores
  6. Gradually makes your skin glowing
  7. No harmful chemicals
Cons:
  1. No significant cons
  2. May not suit very very dry skinned folks
  3. Has Parabens
Recommendation:

I love this product for the magic it does on skin... I give it 5/5. I will recommend it to everybody.





Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Victoria`s Secret Body Mist in Day Dream Review"

Hi Everybody!!

I have tried many deodorant sprays, perfumes and i was very eager to try body mists.. I had heard a lot about Victoria`s Secret Body Mists and was very very curious and excited to try them.. I was searching it on some online shopping sites and found a very good discount so thought i would buy... Let me review this for you today.. Read on to know more about.."Victoria`s Secret Pure Day Dream Body Mist"

Price: 720 INR

Victoria`s Secret Pure Day Dream Body Mist
What product claims:

Its a fragrance mist with pearl orchid and pink currant. Well i do not have much idea how a pearl orchid smells...Pink currant is a fruit, Pink Currants are intermediate between red and white types, in degree of pigmentation. Skin is colorless, flesh is pink.. 
Its a refreshing formula infused with conditioning Aloe Vera and calming Chamomile. Spary on for a touch of scent...

My View:

First when i opened and sprayed i immediately remembered a Deo spray, yes it smelt exactly like fogg (pink pack for woman)... I found nothing so special about this body mist.. Thought it is said that it is mild , the moment i sprayed it on i quiet had a headache and it irritated me a lot.. Though it settles down quickly and does not have overpowering smell, i seriously had lot of expectations but i was very disappointed by the smell... I had read very good reviews so with curiosity i purchased this only to get disappointed...Why buy this body mist if i can get the same fragrance at 180 INR in India????? I personally do not like this scent.. It depends on person to person.. The smell is fruity and i do not want to smell like a fruit...People who like fruity flavour can try this but i would still suggest that the same exactly smelling scented deo is available then why waste so much money for a average body mist???? The fogg deo spray which smells exactly like this is shown below:



Pros:

  1. Mild fruity flavour
  2. Does not irritate skin if sprayed directly on skin
  3. Does not have overpowering smell
Cons:
  1. Average smelling fruity flavour
  2. Lasts for nearly 2-3 hours only
  3. Not available easily in stores
  4. Smells strong immediately after spraying
  5. May cause headache for sensitive people


Recommendation: 

I was disappointed with the smell.. So it is just 2/5 for this.. I would still suggest gals not to spend so much money on this body mist.. Compare and buy...

Monday, May 26, 2014

"B Glow Radiance Day Cream Review"

Hi Everybody!!

Oily and sensitive skin is prone to acne.. It is a myth that oily skin does not need moisturizing at all. Acne prone skin people also need adequate moisture to keep the skin supple, young looking and keep it acne free..Acne prone people tend to concentrate more on getting rid of oily skin for this they use harsh soaps and face wash which tend to strip the skin of its necessary oils... And end up making the skin dry which in turn skin starts producing more oil to balance the system.. If skin is given right amount of moisture even if its oily skin, Skin will get the right balance of oil and hydration and skin finally becomes healthy and glowing and acne free...Let me review a product "B Glow Radiance Day Cream"

Price : 180 INR for 30g


"B Glow Radiance Day Cream Review"



"B Glow Radiance Day Cream Review"
Ingredients:

Aqua, stearic acid,Cetyl Alcohol, IPM, Glycerine, PG, Tio2, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Aloe Juice, Licorice Extract, Niacinamide, DMDM hydantoin, TEA.

What product claims:

A Radiance Day cream which blocks the epidermal melanin synthesis supported by vitamins & sunscreens. Creates healthy looking complexion, nourishes your skin to reduce the dark spots and keeps skin toned and bright...

My View:

The smell of the cream is so enchanting... It makes you feel like smelling it more and more.. I have very oily skin, within half an hour my skin looks shiny because of the oil even after applying only face powder... I was fed up and consulted my doctor. I used to feel very conscious while attending functions and kept away from any creams... Finally my skin feels hydrated, and oil balanced when i use this cream. Its a must try for people like me who have excess oily skin .. This cream does the work so nicely, my skin feels very comfortable..And i don`t have to worry at all.. Now my skin is soft, healthy, glowing...I love this cream. Its just perfect for my hyper oily skin...It has no side effects at all....Just has right balance of all ingredients needed to get rid of excess oil and acne..

Pros:

  1. Makes skin oil balanced with stripping necessary oils from skin
  2. Provide hydration needed for oily skin
  3. Does not irritate the skin at all
  4. Suitable for all skin types especially oily and sensitive skin
Cons:
  1. Availability with medical stores only
  2. Does not improve skin complexion as claimed..(may be i need to use it for few more months to see the effects)


Recommendation: 

4.5/5 because it is available only with medical stores...I will highly recommend this cream for oily skin folk  who also have sensitive skin.. Must try!!



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Tvaksh * Face Care Face Wash Review"

Hi Everybody!!

I have oily skin and i was looking for a face wash that is gentle on skin does not clog pores yet cleanses thoroughly. Guess what i found a face wash with gave me additional benefits..I`m sure you are curious to know right???? Ok here i review this face wash "Tvaksh Face Care Face Wash"

Price: 185 Rs



Tvaksh Face Care Face Wash

What product claims:


Product says its ideal for acne prone skin, is non- drying, does not clog pores, eliminates oil and dirt.Is very gentle on skin...

Ingredients:

Sodium laureth sulfate,glycol stearate,cocamide mea,cocamidopropyl betaine,glycerin carboxylic acid & aldehyde,hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose,water,sodium chloride polyglycol,carboxylic acid&aldehyde,fresh lime,niacinamide,monolaurin,neem oil,turmeric scfe,octadecyl di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

My View:

I was really very excited to use this after hearing a lot about this from my cousin. As soon as i squeezed it on my palm i got clove smell 1st impression was "yukkk" what smell like spice!!!!. I hate clove smell!! I was disappointed by the smell.. Ignore the smell its a very good gentle cleanser which makes skin smooth, cleans very thoroughly and makes your skin look matte and non greasy for long time... It is very refreshing for the skin and is mild.. This face wash contains SLS which  is not good for skin. But don`t worry it has many other key ingredients which actually make your complexion fairer with regular usage...So girls give it a try.. Use "B Glow radiance day cream" along with this which i will review soon....This combination is a super hit and makes your skin fairer and acne free and you will love your skin and the way it looks and feels....

Pros:

  1. Mild on skin
  2. Cleanses thoroughly
  3. Skin becomes fresh and remain oil free for long time
  4. Actually improves complexion
Cons:
  1. Some may not like the smell
  2. SLS is present
  3. Available only with medical stores
Recommendation:

Yes, i love this product and the way it makes my skin feel.. It gives best results with B Glow Radiance Day cream... Oily and acne prone skin girls must surely try this... 

I give 4.5/5 since it contains SLS...






Monday, May 19, 2014

MyCosmeticDiary: "ACNEREX SOAP REVIEW"

MyCosmeticDiary: "ACNEREX SOAP REVIEW": Hi Everybody!! I have been using acne care products since long time and they have given me many side effects like dry skin, pigmentation,...

"ACNEREX SOAP REVIEW"

Hi Everybody!!

I have been using acne care products since long time and they have given me many side effects like dry skin, pigmentation, redness of skin, sensitivity and many... Acne prone skin needs special care, right amount of moisturizing, cleansing and pampering.. I have oily skin and acne trouble but i finally found a solution to healthy skin.. Let me review a soap which helped me lot...So here we go.........

Price: 54.50 Rs

Acnerex soap review

Acnerex soap review


Ingredients List:

  1. Allantoin 0.2%
  2. Aloevera extract 10%
  3. Titanium Dioxide 0.25%


What product claims:

Well!!! there is noting much written on the packing.. Just says "Pimple care soap with moisturizing action ".. That is what we are looking for right!!! We need a soap that does not dry out our skin and cause more oil production... Am i right?

My view:

To get rid of acne i have been using many products my doctor suggests but sometimes i don`t have options but to use them and that makes me end up with super hyper sensitive skin, dryness, peeling, redness.. Which again worsen the condition. If skin becomes dry it triggers our body system to produce oil and our skin ends up becoming more oily causing break outs... So what is the solution for such problem???? You will say moisturizers , yes but how many such products are there which really suit oily skin??

I tried moisturizers but they made my skin look like a frying pan..:( I have since long time trying to find some water based moisturizers but failed to find one! Finally i came across this soap which i must say did a wonderful job for my skin...

It provides skin with just the right amount of moisture needed to keep it balance and supple....Skin looks radiant, young, soft.. If you have a  very oily and sensitive skin and do not want to use soaps that make your skin dry, this one is for you... I must say sometimes cheaper products do magic!! Give it a try and you will never stop using this soap.

Pros:

  1. Right balance of moisture for skin
  2. No harsh chemicals
  3. No side effects
  4. Very safe for all skin types
  5. Very affordable price
  6. You don`t need additional cream or moisturizer
Cons:
  1. Available only with medicals stores.


Recommendation: 

I would highly recommend this soap to acne prone sensitive oily skin, even dry skin people can use this soap and get good results.

5/5 for this wonderful product..