Kaya Overnight Brightening Nourisher Review

Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to review the Kaya Overnight Brightening Nourisher- my current night cream, and a part of my newly discovered and finally Holy Grail skin regime. Read on to know more!

Price: Rs. 1590 for 50mL. Availability: Online on Nykaa

kaya overnight brightening nourisher review

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Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash: Review

*Review by Surbhi on behalf of The Indian Beauty Blog
Oily  Skin can be a challenge as it  can lead to acne flare-ups and at such hour of the time, what I wished for was a product which could vanish my worries. So today’s review is all about the same. We have Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash on board which I have been using for almost a month now. It was there as a warrior to save my skin from those skin monsters and Black & White headed creations which will pop up to get all attention. This is how I feel about my pimples and black heads. So let’s see if the warrior won the war or joined hands with the enemies.
pond's pimple clear white face wash
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Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Cleanser+ Scrub+ Mask: Review, swatch

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Oh God, I don’t know how and why I haven’t spoken to you all about my favorite favorite face mask yet! Seriously, this Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Cleanser+ Scrub+ Mask is that one product which screams- Pick Me Up- the moment you see it. Da*n, what took me so long? Anyhoo, let’s get on with the review without any further delay!

Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 mask

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Lakmé Cleanup Clear Pores: Let your skin be rain-ready this monsoon

Don’t let the monsoon dampen your passion to look and feel great. Sure, the excess humidity in the air during this season can damage your skin, making it look dull and lifeless, so it is very important for us to adjust our skin regime in the monsoon. Here are certain tips to ensure you enjoy radiant glowing skin in monsoons as well!

lakme clean up pores range

·         Cleansing your Skin in the Monsoons: Because of the moisture that is prevalent in the air, your skin is constantly clammy and damp. This attracts more grime and dust than usual; which is the reason you will see your skin erupt into blackheads and whiteheads during this season. You need to be extra careful about cleansing your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. The cleansing agent should be gentle and yet, it should be strong enough to remove every trace of dust and dirt from your skin.


·         Hydrate:Drinks loads of water. This is one of the best ways to attain healthy and flawless skin, irrespective of the season. Water consumption hydrates your body and flushes out all the unwanted toxins.


·         Toning your Skin During the Monsoons

Microbes in water and airborne bacteria play havoc with your skin during the rainy season. It is absolutely essential to use a toner so that you can maintain the natural pH balance of your skin.

·         Exfoliating

In the monsoon season, it is important to keep your skin dirt free by exfoliating skin from time to time. Scrub gently twice a week to get rid of dead cells, unclog pores, remove blackheads and achieve clear matte skin. Try out the new Lakmé Clean-Up Clear Pores Scrub.

·         Mask: Mask is great way to condition, clean or treat the skin. Use a face mask at least once a week depending on your skin type. Face masks help soothe the skin, get rid of inflammation issues and breakouts. Lakmé Clean-Up Clear Pores Glow Mask with the absorbing power of clay helps remove excess oil and tighten pores. This helps soothe your skin, prevent breakouts and fight blemishes.

·         Moisturizing: Skin becomes dehydrated during the monsoon which is why you must moisturize it regularly. Choose a skin moisturizer according to your skin type. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you step out of your home to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. 


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Evening/ Night skin-care routine (Oily skin)

Hi everyone!

I shared with you all my morning skin-care routine in the last post. Here I’m discussing the skin-care routine that I follow in the evening/ night, basically when I come back home from work. Even on a day off, the skin care routine remains the same.

Evening/ Night skin-care routine (Oily skin)


Step-wise breakdown: 

Evening/ Night skin-care routine (Oily skin) steps 1, 2, 3


1. The Body Shop Tea-tree skin clearing foaming cleanser: After I come back home, I remove all the make-up from the face. Then I wash the face with this facial foam.

2. The Body Shop Tea-tree toner: Again, I use my favorite toner, and apply it to the face in upward strokes, and let it rest on the face for 2-3 minutes.

3. Aroma magic almond under-eye cream: This is one of the latest additions to my skin care routine. Unlike the day, I use a heavier cream for the under-eyes at night, to properly nourish the skin over-night.

Evening/ Night skin-care routine (Oily skin) steps 4, 5, 6


4. Pond’s Gold Radiance precious youth serum: I think 25+ is the right age to start using serums on the skin, owing to the pollution around us and the kind of hectic life-styles that we have. Prevention is better than cure, after-all. So this anti-ageing serum is another new addition in my skin care regime, and…. let me review it for you in a few days…

5. The Body Shop Tea-tree night lotion: After the skin drinks up the serum, I apply the tea-tree night lotion from TBS.
Update: In the review, many of you asked whether it was a failure as a product or not, since I had written that it wasn’t much acting on the blemishes. The latest update is that it is acting on the blemishes, but slowly. So no, this is not a bad product. The skin is showing up positive results, and I’m ok with slowly-acting products, till the time they do work. If any product lightens blemishes over-night, I’d be really scared!

6. The Body Shop Cocoa-butter Body Butter: This goes onto the body skin, for deeper nourishment at night.

Again, I know my products are mainly from The Body Shop, but trust me, I have landed on my HG products after a lot of trial and error, and currently, I’m loving my skin.

Will review the serum and under-eye cream shortly.

What’s your skin type and your night/ evening CTM routine? Do drop a comment below.

Also check out my morning skin-care routine.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion: Review

Hi everyone!!! I’m now reviewing the last TBS tea-tree product that I have. I know you must be bored of my love for TBS tea tree range by now, but just bear with me some more!! Reviewing now, the night-lotion from the same range. I have already reviewed the toner, foaming wash, day cream from this range.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion (1)

About The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion: A lightweight, soothing gel-crème for blemished skin.

·        Leaves skin looking matte

·        Antibacterial action

·        Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion (2)
Price: Rs. 725 for 30mL

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion (3)
Packaging: The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion comes in a plastic, green bottle, the color of which is similar to that of other products from this range, light green bottle, dark green sticker, and a translucent white cap. The bottle comes with a pump dispenser, which again is translucent white in color. The dispenser comes in very handy to dispense the tiniest amount of product (it’s not the kind of dispenser which always dispenses the same amount of product, no matter how lightly you press. Don’t we all dislike those!). The only drawback is that since the packaging is opaque, we cannot know how much of the product is left inside.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion dispenser

Ingredients: Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Propanediol (Viscosity Modifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Silica (Absorbent), Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer (Binder), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Polyisobutene (Binder), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen), Phytosphingosine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Sorbitan Isostearate (Emulsifier), Limonene (Natural Additive), Citral (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).


The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion ingredients
Consistency/ fragrance: The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion has a light, non-sticky lotion-y consistency, and it has a very light tint of green to it, though it is colorless on blending. The fragrance is the typical tea-tree fragrance.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion swatches

My experience with The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion:Again, this is pure love! The lotion is weightless on the skin, it controls oil for some 2-3 hours, and helps control acne. Also, my skin feels soft when I get up in the morning, definitely! Though I haven’t seen much fading of acne scars on the face. But I’m still loving the over-all effect it has on my skin.

Pros of The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion:

·        Controls acne

·        Controls oil on the face

·        Weightless, non-sticky

·        Skin feels smoother the next morning

·        No parabens

·        Easy to carry packaging

Cons of The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion:

·        Not too effective on the acne scars on my face

·        Quantity is way too less

·        A little pricey too, there’s just 30 mL of product in there.

Verdict: I love it, and I highly recommend The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion to all girls with oily acne prone skin. Do give it a shot!

Rating: 9/10

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser- Review

Hi girls! Oily skin? Looking for the perfect cleanser? Read on!

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

About The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser: A refreshing instant foaming cleanser for blemished skin.
  • Removes make-up and impurities
  • Regular cleansing will help keep skin blemish-free
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

Price: Rs. 620 for 150mL
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

Packaging: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser comes in a transparent green bottle, with a translucent white cap. The bottle has a spray-pump type of dispenser, and when you press the pump, the dispenser turns the liquid to foam before dispensing it onto your palm. So you don’t have to lather up this face-wash, you get ready-made foam.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser pump

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser bottle

Ingredients:
Tea Tree oil: Our Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil comes from the foothills of Mount Kenya. Tea tree leaves are picked by hand and steam-distilled to release the oil. Our trade with the Kenya Organic Oil Farmers Association encourages sustainable and organic farming methods which help to preserve the area’s natural biodiversity

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser ingredients

Consistency/ fragrance: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser is a liquid in the bottle, but comes out of the bottle as foam, so the consistency is like that of foam/ face-wash lather. It cannot be described in better words. The fragrance is that of tea-tree, but is not over-powering for the senses.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser swatch

My experience with The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser: I love this cleanser! It’s easy to use, no fuss, and easy to carry too, without the risk of spillage, unlike flip-top bottles. The amount of foam dispensed with each pumping action is enough to completely cleanse the face once. After washing, the face does not feel dry or itchy at all. The number of breakouts on my face have definitely reduced with regular use of this face-wash, along with other products from the same range.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser community fair trade

Though I do feel that the amount of product in the bottle is a bit less for the price, since one bottle will last for 3-4 months only, when used twice daily. This is considering that the gel-based wash comes for Rs. 445, and the bottle has 250mL product.
Pros of The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser:
·         Does not dry out the skin
·         Removes all impurities from the face
·         Leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean
·         Easy to use pump dispenser
·         No-spill packaging
·         Paraben-free
·         Supports community fair trade
Cons of The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser:
·         Price may be on the higher side for some
Verdict: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser is the perfect cleanser for oily, acne prone skin. Do check it out.
Rating: 9/10
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Garnier Pure Active Pimple Relief Roll-on: Review, and comparison with Garnier Pure extra strong pimple control pen

Hi girls! I’m reviewing Garnier Pimple Relief roll-on today. I have very oily, acne-prone skin, and I’m especially miffed by sudden eruptions on the skin, especially the night before an important day, when I’d want my face to remain pimple-free. 

About Garnier Pimple Relief Roll-on: The ultra purifying and non greasy formula of Garnier Pure Active Pimple Relief Roll-on helps dry pimples and prevents them from turning red or leaving behind spots. Its revolutionary metal roller-ball helps easy application onto and around pimples and provide immediate relief. It is easy to use and handy to carry around.

Price: Rs. 199 for 10mL

Packaging: The Garnier Pure Active Pimple Relief Roll-on comes in a rectangular, white cardboard box. The actual product is housed in a bright blue tube, with a steel roller-ball on the top to apply the product onto the skin in a gentle, rolling action. The tube has a translucent white cap.

Ingredients:

Usage instructions:


Texture/ fragrance: The texture of the product is watery, and the roller-ball helps in application on the skin easily. For a product with such thin consistency, the roller-ball is the most appropriate kind of dispenser, IMHO. The texture is very thin, but it forms a layer on the pimple, and if you touch the layer, it tends to come off, so wearing make-up over it is not possible. I end up using this at night.
The liquid smells very fresh, and the smell does not irritate my over-sensitive nose.

Swatch
My experience with Garnier Pimple Relief Roll-on: I have tried the Garnier Pure extra strong pimple control pen before, and I was very disappointed with it. When I received this roll-on from the PRs, I just had to give it a try, since I do suffer from bouts of acne sometimes. But this one is a tad bit better than the garnier Pure extra strong pimple control pen, though this is not my HG product for quickly curing acne. The redness reduces with the roll-on, but the pimple still takes its own sweet time to get cured.
So I reach for this one when I want the redness to go down.
Pros:
·         Curbs redness when use on an active pimple (i.e. within a day of eruption, when the pimple is still red)
·         Packaging is very practical
·         Easy to carry
·         Fresh fragrance
·         Price is on the affordable side
Cons:
·         Does not really cure a pimple. The healing time of a pimple remains more or less the same.
Verdict: This is not a miraculous product, but it is definitely a good buy for reddened pimples. Best used over-night.
Rating: 7/10

Disclaimer: This product was sent by the PRs for review. This has not affected my review in any way.
Comparison with 

Here’s a small comparison between the two pimple-control products from Garnier:

Garnier Pure extra strong pimple control pen
Garnier Pure Active Pimple Relief 
Roll-on
Packaging
Pen type
Roll-on
Consistency
Gel like
Watery/ Liquid
Efficacy (out of 10)
5/10
7/10
Comment
Leaves behind black marks on the treated spot
Does not leave behind black marks on the treated spot

L- Garnier Pure pimple control pen, R- Garnier pure Active roll-on

Have you tried any of the above products? How was your experience? Please share int he comment box below.
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Inglot cream concealer 36 (green color corrector) review and demo

Hi girls. Today is the second day of the Inglot week, and I’m reviewing the Inglot cream concealer, shade number 36, which is a green color corrector, to conceal redness on the skin.


First, about green concealers: Green concealers are used to neutralize redness on the skin. These may be used for covering/ concealing blemishes, zits, red blotches, rosacea, etc. Most commonly used to cover active acne.


So, since I have very oily, acne prone skin, I was on the lookout for a green color corrector, because a simple concealer is never able to give you that flawless, concealed look if you have redness going underneath. Whenever I have to go to a party, or some special occasion is nearing, I have to customarily have a huge zit on my face. My search for a color corrector for acne has now ended, with the Inglot cream concealer- 36.


About Inglot cream concealer- 36: Paraben free formula, not tested on animals.


Price: Rs. 590 for 10mL

Packaging: The packaging is a standard Inglot type. A black cardboard box with white lettering. Inside, the product comes in a  transparent, squeezy tube, with a black screw-on cap. It is travel friendly, more so because of the consistency of the product. Inglot also have an under-eye concealer, which is liquidy in consistency, and some product spills out each time you open the tube.

Ingredients:

Consistency/ shade/ texture: Inglot cream concealer- 36 is a light green concealer, with a very smooth, creamy texture. It does not feel heavy on my super oily skin, so I think girls with all skin types can use it. Spreads easily!


My take on Inglot cream concealer- 36: I love this product, its my saviour on a bad-face day, if there’s any such day! The moment I get a red pimple, I dab on some of this on primed skin, and then I apply my regular concealer matching my skin tone. I apply a light coat of pressed powder to fix it all up, and done!! The effect easily stays the hwole day on me, and trust me, Delhi is horribly humid these days, and I travel out of home with this, and it doesn’t budge! It could be because of all the steps that I follow together, but I still love it.

Since it is waterproof, I need to remove it with a make-up remover when I come back home.

Demonstration:Here I am demonstrating the use of this green color corrector on an inflamed, red zit on my face. Sorry, if you find the pics gross!

Dispense some product on the back of your hand, along with your regular concealer (I use Inglot under eye concealer DW1)

This much quantity, as below, is sufficient to conceal around 5 pimples on the face.

Dab some color corrector onto one finger, and the concealer onto another. On primed skin, apply the color corrector to the one of the red spots. Tap it onto the spot, and gently blend by tapping motion. Do not rub it into the skin. Just let it ‘sit’ over the red spot.


Conceal other spots too.
Now using tapping motions, apply your regular concealer over this color corrector. Again, just let it ‘sit’ over the top of the green layer. Blend, using tapping motions.


Apply a coat of loose powder or compact powder. Just press some powder over the spot using a puff. Do not rub the puff onto the skin.

Pics are not doing justice to the finished look. In real life, I cannot make out the redness.


Here’s the before and after comparison pic:


Pros:

·         Inglot cream concealer- 36 helps conceal redness on the face impeccably

·         Stays on the whole day

·         Waterproof formula (but ensure that the concealer that you apply on top of it is also waterproof, else you’ll be left with a white patch on the skin)

·         Creamy, but does not feel heavy on my oily skin

·         Did not break me out

·         With primer, concealer, and powder, it stays for good 10+ hours on my oily skin. Haven’t tested it otherwise, and I think this is the bestw ay to use it!

·         Little will go a long way. Even if I use it daily, I think 1 tube will last me more than a  year!

·         Paraben free

·         Not tested on animals

·         Price: I think the price is justified, since I haven’t seen many, rather any other, color correctors around in the Indian market, and considering this one tube will last me ages. Also, it comes from Inglot, so the quality is very good, and it’s free from parabens, not tested on animals.

Cons:

Are you kidding me? Absolutely none! This is pure love!

Verdict: Girls, please go and buy this if you have acne! I request you to do so! It will change your life, appearance wise! it is easily available online too!

Rating: does not apply to this case!!! It gets a 10/10, or a 20/10…. love it!!!


Have you tried this product, or a similar color corrector ?
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