Skincare

Night Time Skin Care Routine for Indian Skin

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These products I’ve used for about a month. Some I’ve been using a month before my wedding so I can vouch for their efficacy. This skin care regimen helps in cleansing and plumping tired out skin, especially after a long stressful day. I try to use organic products. I do feel that chemical based products give better results for instant gratification, but in the long run, your skin will thank you for the organic, natural ingredient based products you use. I uploaded a video of my night time skin care regimen and you can see how plump and luminous my skin is at the end.

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Beauty, Product Review

Dr. Sheth’s Eye Cream (Limited Edition)

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This is a product review for the Dr. Sheth’s Eye Cream. I bought this a while ago, but only recently started to use it my morning and night skin regimen.

So a quick backstory on the company and how I stumbled upon their skin care line. The company was started by a family of dermatologist specializing in skin are primarily for Indian Skin. They use organic and natural ingredients in their skin care line. They have described themselves as a luxury skin care brand. Although their line is not in any way economical, it is not completely out of the middle class budget. I contacted the company via Instagram to inquire if their products are vegan and cruelty free. They claim to be so, but it is not advertised on their site. They also do not fall in PETA’s list of cruelty free vegan brands (as fas as I know). I took the leap of faith and purchased this eye cream.

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Skincare

2 in 1 Body Scrub

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When I was in my early teens, I purchased this book (which I have since lost), which was a book for teenagers about skincare, hair and makeup. Most teens do not require a lot of products unless you suffer from skin related problems. So that book was ideal for someone like me. It had a recipe for a home mode body scrub which provided exfoliation and moisturization which I use to this day. It’s very simple and you have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

You will need

1 cup of granulated sugar

2 tablespoons of milk (almond milk for vegans)

2 tablespoons of oil (olive oil/coconut oil/vegetable oil/)

Add the milk and sugar to make a very think paste and then add the oil. You should obtain a slightly watery cream. If the scrub is too watery add more sugar.

Use:- Make sure you are in the shower. Start by rubbing the mixture in all the dry places first and then use the mixture on the rest of your body. Do not use on the face.

Once you are done just wash it all off with luke warm water. It will wash off like a breeze and the small amount of oil remaining will provide the moisturize room you need. If its too oily, wash off with soap and moisturize with your favorite lotion or body butter.

This is an amazing body scrub. Do try and let me know how it works for you.

Good Luck!

Beauty, Product Review

The Body Shop India: Almond Milk & Honey – New Release

The Body Shop India released a new range of skin care products – Almond Milk and Honey. Its meant for sensitive and dry skin providing 48 hour lightweight moisture. There are the usual range of products in the range: Body Butter, Body Scrub, Hand Cream, Bathing Bar Soap, Body Shower Cream and Body Lotion.

I purchased the Body Lotion and the Hand Cream. The scent is mildly pleasant and reminds me of the Almond hand cream variant that TBS sells.

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The Hand Cream retails for ₹395 for 30mL. The has a shelf life of 12 months after opening so ensure you use it before it expires. The Hand Cream is mild and extremely silky. Its provides a lightweight moisture and absorbs into the skin quite fast. That’s a plus point when I’m driving in the car. At a red signal when I’ve got 120 seconds to find, apply and keep the tube back. I can vouch for the fast absorption of this product due to experience of applying hand cream while at a red light.

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The Body Lotion retails for ₹950 for 200mL of product. It also has a shelf of 12 month after opening. The ingredients include Honey, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Palm Oil. There is also the ingredient PEG-100 Stearate which is a combination of two or more oils (palm or coconut) combined with Stearic Acid to form a water soluble ester. Products and formulas containing PEG 100 Stearate should not be used on broken or irritated skin. It is also indicated that the product should not be used on the face. The Body Lotion has the consistency of a cream that breaks down to a lotion upon product warming and application on the skin. Although the product is stated for dry and sensitive skin, I’ve been using it for a week at night. The product is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves and mildly sweet comfortable scent on the skin. Although the product does not live up to its 48hr claim, the lotion provides the moisture I require throughout the night during the cold rainy season.

These new releases of The Body Shop provides a welcome change in their usual selection of products. The scent is mild and sweet with a comfortable feel after application. If you are looking for a new scent to try or a lightweight body cream or lotion try this out.