Importance of Vitamin C Serum- Vya Naturals Vit C serum Review and Giveaway

Hello Guys,

I will start by saying that at the end of this post you are going to be very happy 🙂

With Korean beauty and Natural beauty regimens taking over the world, we are now aware of so many essential things. Two years back, I had no idea what a serum really did for your skin. Now, I know that a serum is very important and provides an extra layer of moisture to your skin. There are many Vitamins that are essential to our skin like Vitamin C, E, D and K. While you can get Vitamin D and K naturally from the sun and your bones, Vit E and C need to be taken in from other sources.

I have tried quiet a few serums, essence and facial oils over the past 2 years, and today I am going to share my views on  Vya Naturals Vitamin C serum for all of you.IMG_6707.JPG

About Vya Naturals:-

The brand name VYA naturals is derived from:-

  • Vimal (pure)
  • Yajus (reverence)
  • Ayush (healthy life)

“If it’s going on my body, it better be good.” They live an preach by this moto. They make sure that they source the finest natural ingredients that are not only safe and non-toxic but also effective. Their formulations are original, created by them, and tested on people, not animals. They use therapeutic- grade essential oils, natural plant-based butters, natural clays and plant-based waxes. And they definitely DO NOT use parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, animal ingredients, artificial scents, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, or petroleum.IMG_6709.jpg

Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum:-

This Vya Natural’s Vitamin C serum for face is an anti aging serum with natural ingredients that helps brighten skin tone, hydrate skin, reduce fine lines and pigmentation.

Ingredients:-

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Directions:-

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Price and Where to buy:-

Rs 1295/- for 30 ml product

Buy it here (Use code VYA20 at checkout for 20% discount)

Why Vitamin C serum:-

Vitamin C has many benefits like:-

  • Reduces Wrinkles and photodamage by regulating the synthesis of the structural protein collagen.
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Reduces under eye circles
  • Creates brighter, healthier skin
  • reduces skin discolorationIMG_6712.jpgIMG_6711.jpg

My Experience with the product:-

I am quite impressed with this product. The packaging of this serum is like what you would expect. It comes in a dark-colored glass bottle with a glass drop dispenser. This packaging is perfect as vitamin C gets destroyed when kept in sunlight and plastic.

Since I have entered my late 20’s I have become very conscious of my skin. My skin has started showing all the signs of aging and  honestly this is scary. Therefore I have shifted my skin care regimen around anti aging products. The thing that I like the most about this product is that it is odorless and colorless. The serum is very lightweight in consistency and not at all sticky. This water based serum can be mixed with your moisturizer, BB creams or foundations. I have been using it for more than 2 weeks now and have not noticed any side effects like breakouts.

Pros:-

  • Anti aging
  • Lightweight
  • Odorless
  • colourless
  • skin brightening and lightning
  • Paraben free
  • Sulphates free
  • Made of natural ingredients
  • Cruelty free
  • No mineral oils and petroleum
  • No chemicals

Cons:-

  • ExpensiveIMG_6701.jpg

Giveaway:-

Now for the part that is going to make you happy. I am giving away one of the Vitamin C serum to one of my lucky followers. Here are the rules for the giveaway.

  1. Follow @givemewings_barkha and @vyanaturals on Instagram
  2. Tag 5 friends on the giveaway post and ask them to participate in the giveaway
  3. Repost this post with #BarkhaXVyaNaturals and tag me and Vya Naturals in your posts

That is it. The giveaway winner will be announced on the basis of efforts. Last date to participate in the giveaway is 31st March and is valid for only Indian residents.

Hope you find this post helpful. Do leave your thoughts in the comments below. See you soon with a new post.

Love- Barkha

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Indus Valley Bio Organic Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa

Hello,

I received this amazing package in my mail and want to tell you all about it. It is a Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa package from Indus Valley which is enough for you to last the entire winter season (12 to 16 weeks). It’s so cool to have a box that can solve your skin care and hair care problems for the entire season. So, without wasting any time lets discuss this beauty in detail.

Indus Valley website- http://www.indus-valley.com/

THE CONCEPT-

This winter it’s time to make your hair, face and skin prepared with a pocket-friendly and amazingly effective range of products from Indus Valley. The Premium Winter Care products take care of your head to toe with absolute winter care essentials like olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, Skin Care Oil, Argan Hair Care Oil, Argan Oil Shampoo, Hair Eaze Mask, Hair Ultima Spa, Retexturing Night Cream that give you a comprehensive solution for winters. So get winter ready with a never before Limited Edition Price of 1999 INR and pamper yourself even during the chilling winters.IMG_6285.JPGIMG_6287.JPG

THE PRODUCTS-

  1. Indus Valley BIO Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil-

    This is a cold-pressed and 100% Natural Coconut Oil. Extra virgin coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids in high percentage. Lauric acid with high level of antioxidants is good to use on the skin.

Uses- 

For Hair- For Deep Conditioning of hair, as a daily detangler, to defeat dandruff, faster hair growth and to protect hair from sun damage.

For Skin- To soothe dry hands, as a cheekbone highlighter, to remove eye makeup, as a body moisturizer, to add shine.IMG_6292IMG_6293

2. Indus Valley BIO Extra Virgin Olive Massage Oil-

It is a 100% Extra  Virgin Olive Oil is sourced directly from framers. It is safe for sensitive skin and even for babies. It has no chemicals additives. Indus Valley oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, proteins as well as Vitamin A, B, D and E.

Uses-

Smoothing skin, can be used as a night cream, to nourish dry skin, for reducing stretch marks, as a makeup remover, as diminishing under eye circles, to hydrate skin, massage oil to strengthen bones and muscles, to aid in weight loss, taking care of cracked heel, great on frizzy hair, cuticle oil.IMG_6308.JPG

3. Indus Valley BIO Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil-

This cold pressed sweet almond oil is an all natural oil that’s perfect for reviving & nourishing any skin type. It has no additive harmful chemicals like Bisphenol A or Hexane. Sweet almond Oil is also rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, proteins as well as Vitamins A, B, D and E.

Uses-

Can be used for Hair, Skin & Scalp, Sweet Almond Oil has many uses such as skin hydration, dark circles removal, eczema and skin rashes relief, hair loss, nail care, reduction of split ends and the reformation of hair to life again.IMG_6305

4. Indus Valley Hair Care Oil-

It is derived from Argan oil from morocco. It is a light oil which is specifically formulated from the delicate needs of ultra fine and light-colored ( including white) hair. The oil is infused with antioxidant rich wheat germ oil, strengthening proteins, omega-3 and shine boosting vitamins.

Uses-

Can be used for 3 multiple purposes for conditioning, styling and smooth finishing. Omega-3 fights problems like dry and brittle hair, itchy and flaky scalp, hair fall and improper blood circulation in the scalp. DHA and EPA makes the hair strong, shiny and healthy. Vitamin E makes the aging process of hair slow down. IMG_6314.JPG

5. Indus Valley Argan Oil Shampoo-

Indus Valley Argan Oil Shampoo is a light creamy texture conditioning shampoo with argan oil and six super 100% natural plant ingredients, like Argania spinoza (Argan) Oil, Coca Butter, Parfum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil & Aloe vera barbadensis (Aloe leaf) extract.

Uses-

Argan oil protects from UV rays and repairs damage caused by harsh chemicals or damaging heat. Prevents the pores of hair follicles to restore shine, softness, increase elasticity, strengthen the hair shaft and eliminate frizz. Good for soft curls and extensions. IMG_6318.JPG

6. Indus Valley Hair Eaze Spa-

Being completely natural in nature, this Hair Eaze Mask is a must need when you want to flaunt shining, bouncy and healthy hair. Ideal for those with sensitive, itchy scalps. HAIR EAZE SPA is recommended for all hair types.

Uses-

Indus Valley Hair Eaze Mask is a perfect booster for shining and smooth hair. This nourishing, moisturizing mask not only helps your hair in detangling but also keeps it glossy, shining and super-enriched. IMG_6298.JPGIMG_6301

7. Indus Valley Bio- ‘Believe in Oragnic’ Skincare Oil-

Bio Organic Oil has a blend of essential oils from Europe, Shea butter from Africa, plant extracts from Ayurveda and Vitamins E & A. All this makes Bio Organic oil unique & multipurpose.

Uses-

Diminishes Scars, perfect stretch marks, Enhance the skin tone, target pore refinement, minimizes lines, provides radiant glow and firmer skin feel, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. IMG_6311.JPG

8. Indus Valley Retexturing Hydrating Night Cream with Kashmiri Saffron & Night Jasmine-

Indus Valley Retexturing Night Cream is enriched with Organic Herbs like organic sandalwood oil, kokum butter, Wheat Germ oil, jojoba oil & Almond oil etc. For all skin types.

Uses-

Restores elasticity, prevent from skin sagging, make skin soft, nourishes skin, minimize fine lines of skin aging, moisturizes skin, reduces wrinkles.IMG_6302.JPGIMG_6303.JPG

THE PRICE-

The box is prices at Rs 2,300 but it is available on a sale price Rs 1,999

Buy it by clicking on this link- http://www.indus-valley.com/seasons-special/weekend-winter-care.htmlIMG_6319.JPG

MY VERDICT-

I was sent this box as a PR sample but the brand gave me my sweet time to test and try the products before writing this post. As all of you know my reviews are absolutely honest and I don’t mind bashing big brands and products if I have a problem with them.

All the products are very impressive. They are all 100% natural products. I did not have any adverse reactions to any of the products. The oils are great. They are absolutely pure and very effective. I love the coconut oil and almond oil. I have incorporated the night cream and the olive oil in my daily skin care routines. I would definitely continue using most of these products once winters are over.

Another good thing about this box is the price. There is no way in hell that you could buy all these amazing products for 1999. It’s so affordable. I just love this box would suggest people to try it.

I hope you find the review helpful. Don’t forget to stay connected on my social media accounts.

Instagram- @Givemewings_barkha

Facebook- @givemewings.barkha

Twitter- @BarkhaVyas

See you again with a new blog post. Until them bye bye, take care.

Love- Barkha

Inatur Tea Tree Skin Clarifying Facial Gel – Review

Hello Everyone,

I have fallen in love with Inatur Herbals and their products. Everything that I have tried so far is super effective and skin friendly. Earlier I had reviewed their Oil Control face wash and today I am going to review their Tea Tree Skin Clarifying Facial Gel.

The Packaging:-

The gel comes in a dark brown coloured plastic bottle. The packaging is quite attractive and very handy.IMG_6221.JPGIMG_6229.JPG

Ingredients:-

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Price:-

₹ 650 for 200ml

Buy it here

About the product:-

INATUR Tea Tree skin clarifying facial gel is an alcohol-free and PH balanced facial gel enriched with pure essential oils, herbal complexes and anti-oxidants that are especially good for people with oily skin type.

It helps to remove acne-causing bacteria, excessive oil and blackheads while hydrating the skin.

It contains Aloe Vera extracts- that heal and hydrate the skin, Turmeric extracts- that enhance skin complexion, Tea Tree oil- that controls sebum production and acne, Neem extracts- that have antiseptic and anti microbial properties and Vitamin E- that is another anti-oxidant.

Application of this product gives a brighter, hydrated and softer skin.IMG_6223

Ideal for:-

Oily and Normal skin

Direction to use:-

Apply the Tea Tree skin clarifying facial gel directly onto clean face lightly with your fingertips. Massage until it gets completely absorbed into the skin. Avoid eye contact.

My experience with Tea Tree Clarifying Facial Gel:-

The Tea Tree Clarifying Facial Gel is a clear gel that smells strongly of tea tree, neem, aloe vera and other herbal ingredients. The smell is very refreshing.

Firstly lets talk about the skin problems that I was facing before I started using this product. My acne and acne scars were out of control. It was like I had hit puberty all over again 😦

I started using the gel along with Inatur Oil control face wash and it is doing wonders to my skin. My acne has reduced significantly and my acne spots are becoming lighter. Also my skin has started glowing. The gel gets absorbed quickly and does not feel sticky on my skin. My skin has been feeling hydrated and smoother since I have started using this Tea tree Face gel. The tea tree oil cures acne and also cures the scars created by them.IMG_6282.JPG

PROS:-

  • Cures acne
  • Lightens acne spots
  • Cures acne scars
  • 100% natural and cruelty free
  • Sulphate free
  • Smells good
  • Easily available
  • Dermatologically approved
  • For all skin types

CONS:-

  • Expensive

Will I ever use the Tea Tree skin clarifying facial gel again :-

Definitely YES!! This is one of the few products that actually stands true to its claims. Also its a sulphate free, 100% natural product and is not at all harsh on my skin.

Let me know in the comments below if you like this review and would give this product a try. Also don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms.

INSTAGRAM- @GIVEMEWINGS_BARKHA

FACEBOOK- GIVE ME WINGS

Love- Barkha

 

Inatur Herbals Oil Control Face Wash- Review

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a great day!

Skin care is a very important part of our daily routines. I recently migrated from chemical based to all natural products. There are many brands with exciting products in Indian market. So, I decided to use a few myself to battle out my skin problems.

I came across a brand INATUR HERBALS that comprises of a range of natural skin care, hair care and personal care products that are safe on skin and result oriented. I decided to try a few of their products. This post is a review of their Oil Control Face Wash.

PACKAGING:-

It  comes in a green see through tube with light green leaves printed all over it. It has a plastic flip cap that closes tightly. The packaging looks cool and fun. IMG_6193.JPGIMG_6187.JPG

INGREDIENTS:-IMG_6189.JPG

PRICE:-

₹ 160 for 75 ml

₹ 310 for 150 ml

Buy it from here

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:-

Inatur’s oil control face wash is enriched with Neem- that has anti-bacterial properties, helps in controlling pimples & acne and their recurrence. Clove oil- that prevents acne and kills infections, Basil- detoxifies the skin, improves the skin tone & prevents blackheads and Miliglobules- that provide gentle exfoliation.

It helps to open clogged pores, eliminates impurities and excess oil and also prevents occurrence of pimples.

For best results, use it twice daily- in the morning and at the end of the day.IMG_6185

It is ideal for Oily /Acne-prone skin.

DIRECTIONS TO USE:-

Moisten face, apply a small quantity of the face wash and gently work up lather in a circular motion. Wash off with water and pat dry. Use twice a day- in the morning and before going to bed for best results.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH INATUR HERBALS OIL CONTROL FACE WASH :-

The face wash looks like a clear gel with blue beads or miliglobules that provide gentle exfoliation. The face wash smells of some herbal ingredients. It is refreshing. I have a combination skin that tends to break out a lot in winters. This face wash contains tea tree oil which prevents pimples. Basil, clove, neem and turmeric have antiseptic and healing properties. The face wash definitely washed away all the oil from my face and prevented it from coming back for at least 5 hours. The only drawback is that it barely did anything for my blackheads. Also I am a huge fan of bubbles and being a soap free face wash this product does not lather well.IMG_6237.JPG

PROS:-

  • Easily available
  • Reasonably priced
  • Removes excess oil from the face
  • Smells good
  • Refreshes dull skin
  • 100% natural and cruelty free
  • Available in travel sizes
  • Sulphate free

CONS:-

  • Not useful for all skin types (available for normal to oily skin)

WILL I EVER USE THIS FACE WASH AGAIN:-

Definitely YES!! This is one of the few products that actually stands true to its claims. Also its a sulphate free, 100% natural product and is not at all harsh on my skin.

Let me know in the comments below if you like this review and would give this product a try. Also don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms.

Instagram- @givemewings_barkha

Facebook- Give Me Wings