Up your winter skincare game with Himalaya

Himalaya Herbals winter skincare

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Wish you a very Merry Christmas! And suddenly today, Delhi weather has turned super chilly! It is time now to bring out the big mugs of hot chocolate and woollens! But all this at the cost of your skin turning super dry and getting chapped from here and there. Thankfully, we’re loving some skincare products from Himalaya this season. Take a look at what all you should include in your arsenal against the cold!

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The Body Shop Cocoa Butter body butter: Review

Winters are almost over and the weather is already getting hotter. Its time to change our skin care and hair care routines too accordingly. As I was clearing out the empties to make way for new products, I came across this tub of “The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter” and I so wanted to share the review of how it has been my winter saviour and the one product without which I can’t imagine going through next winters as well. Read on to know why “The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter” is such a wonder product.

Price: Rs.1095 for 200ml. Available at TBS stores, Flipkart

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Top 10 home remedies for dry skin

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The winter season is at its full peak now! Your skin obviously tends to get dry & flaky during this weather. However, your dry skin can get the necessary nourishment from some common natural ingredients found right in your kitchen. These home remedies are affordable, natural & quite effective in taming dry skin, and work best for dry skin all round the year. Let us have a look at some of these to keep your skin soft & supple.

1.Olive Oil: Olive oil contains antioxidants and healthy fatty acids which help your skin to heal & keep it soft & supple. Simply apply a thin layer of olive oil under your daily moisturizer to provide it with the much-needed nourishment. You may also try a natural scrub by mixing olive oil, brown sugar, and honey & use it to massage the skin to keep dryness away.

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Tree Hut Hawaiian Kukui Shea Body Butter- Review

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Is dry skin bothering you too? It’s not so cold here in Delhi for December, but the dryness in the air is bothering me quite a bit these days. I’ve been using body butters, hand creams and lip balms like crazy these days. One of my favorite body butters these days is the Tree Hut Shea Body Butter with Hawaiian kukui. Honestly, I bought it just for this interesting name.

Price: ~Rs. 1350 for 198g. Availability: Available online on organicshop.in

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Gia Bath & Body Works- Chocolate Body Polishing Scrub + Cocoa Body Butter= Body Spa at home!

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Continuing my love affair with Gia Bath & Body Works products, today I’m reviewing the body scrub and body butter from their range of products. Read on!

Chocolate Body Polishing Scrub

Price: Rs. 450 for 200g

Product info: Contains raw cane sugar, jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter, cocoa powder and fragrance. Natural cane sugar contains alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin. This scrub is gentle and is suitable for dry and sensitive skin. Avocado oil is rich in nutrients and vitamins that make skin supple and keep it hydrated. Jojoba oil and cocoa butter leave your skin moisturised and smooth.

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Figs and Rouge- Aloe and Mint balm: review, swatches

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I’m reviewing the much-awaited and much talked about balm today, the Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm which everyone got in the February Vellvette box (read this post for details). Read on for more!

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figs & rouge aloe and mint balm review
About Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm: If you’ve been looking for a great multitasking product, voila! This one’s probably the greatest multitasking product to ever feature on the international beauty box scene – Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint Balm. Perfect for those lips that chap and peel, cuticles that go haywire, skin that itches and burns, feet that embarrass and eyebrows that just can’t stay in shape! And best of all, it’s 100% natural, organic and petroleum free – no restrictions on how many times you can use it!

figs & rouge aloe and mint balm reviews
figs & rouge aloe and mint balm review india
Price: Rs. 549 for 17mL

Packaging: The Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm comes packed in a small round tub with a lid. The tub is pale green in color, small and cute, and can easily fit into the purse. Because of the tub packaging, one needs to scoop out some product each time to avoid contamination of product in the tub.

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Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum, Parkii Fruit Butter, Cera Alba, Mentha Piperita Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbandesis Fruit Juice, Limonene Linalool.

figs & rouge aloe and mint balm ingredients
How to use: Carry this in your purse and let your creativity go wild! Apply on lips to hydrate them and also use as base to make your lipstick last longer – your cuticles to keep them looking tip top. Use it to hydrate dry skin on face, hands, arms or legs – will not leave your skin sticky at all. Use it at night to treat cracked or dry feet. It’s also a great eyebrow shaper – apply a tiny bit to keep the brows in shape all day long
figs & rouge aloe and mint balm swatch
My take on Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm: The Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm is an off-white coloured, thickly set balm in a tub, which melts off a bit in the tub. It has a minty fragrance to it, which fades off a few minutes after application. On coming in contact with the warm skin of the fingers, you can feel the product going soft under the skin. So I’m sure one cannot travel with this tub in the bag in the Delhi summers.

The product otherwise is very easy to use. It spreads on the skin easily, and is a true multi-tasker. You can use it on the lips, dry cuticles, heels, etc. on the lips, it stays for about 1.5-2 hours, after which I need to re-apply it. It does lead to temporary minty cool sensation on the lips, which is great for summers.

My favourite way of using this balm is for the nail cuticles at night. Just apply a wee bit of the balm to the area around the nails, and next morning, you wake up with smooth skin and cuticles. It also works well on rough skin around the elbows, etc.

I haven’t tried it on the heels, to be able to comment on that.

Pros of Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm:

·         Smooth product, easy to use

·         Imparts a temporary cooling sensation

·         Heals the skin when used over-night (tried on nails and cuticles)

·         100% organic

·         Multi-tasker product

Cons of Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm:

·         Does not work too well as a lip balm. I have used better products.

      The balm is prone to melting, so it’s not a good idea to carry this in the handbag in our kinda climate
·         Tub packaging raises hygiene concerns

·         Availability in India

Verdict: Overall, I feel it’s a good product to have, but not a must-have! Works well for the cuticles and rough skin, but not great for the lips.

Rating: 8.5/10
Have you tried the Figs & Rouge Aloe and Mint balm? Share your experiences below.

You can buy this product from Vellvette.com here.

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