HIMALAYA PUREHANDS HAND SANITIZER- REVIEW

Hey guys,

We live amongst the most unwanted germs. It is just impossible to avoid them but we can kill them before we use our hands for any important thing like meals.

The obsession of hygiene comes from the fact that I am a doctor and I always keep a sanitizer handy.  Hand sanitizers have made our life very convenient when there is no water or soap available.

Himalaya Herbals has a huge range of hand sanatizers in various flavors and various sizes. I have used 4 of their flavours:-

  • Green Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Litchi
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Key ingredients:

  • Hrivera is a strongly aromatic herb, which has antibacterial, deodorizing and cooling properties. It also softens hands.
  • Coriander is derived from the oil of a herb called Oil Coriandrol. The fruits of the herb possess antimicrobial and astringent properties.
  • Lime is a rich source of vitamin C. It protects the skin from oxidative damage and helps prevent itching. The oil of lemon warms the skin when applied externally. The juice also has bactericidal and astringent properties.
  • Ushira is an astringent and antibacterial herb. When applied externally, it removes excess heat from the body and provides a cooling effect.
  • Neem extracts possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. The tree stem, root and bark have astringent, tonic and antiperiodic properties. Neem is used to treat skin diseases.

Directions for use:

Squeeze approximately 0.5 ml (coin-sized drop) of the gel on your palms. Rub well over the palms, back of hands, fingernails and grooves briskly, until dry. No water is required after use.

PureHands is absolutely safe for regular use. It contains moisturizer that prevent skin irritation and dryness. The product has been clinically tested, and its safety and efficacy is proven.

Price:

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My experience:

I have tried a lot of hand sanatizers and have had one of the best experience with Himalaya PureHands. A little quantity ( just a drop) is more than enough for both hands. The product comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip cap.

The fact that it comes in many flavors is very attractive. It is an effective, herbal, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which kills 99.9% of germs, prevents infection, and ensures total hand hygiene. These sanatizers are more effective than soaps as they kill more bacteria and germs. I love that we can choose the fragrance that we like the most.

You can buy these hand sanatizers from amazon, nykaa, flipkart or your local skin care or medical stores.

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I will see you soon with a lot of exciting posts.

Love- Barkha

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GlamEgo Box February 2018- UNBOXING

Hey pretty people,

February is a month full of fun and love. I just received my valentine’s edition GLAMEGO BOX. Glamego is India’s No.1 beauty subscription box and in February they are also giving you a chance to win Shoppers Stop Vouchers worth Rs 10,000/-.

About Glamego:-

Glamego is India’s most affordable subscription box. It is an Indian beauty subscription box. The subscription box contains 4-5 makeup and skin care products. The products can be both full size or deluxe sample sized products.

The prices of the box are:-

  • 1 month’s box- Rs 399
  • 3 month’s box- Rs 329
  • 6 month’s box- Rs 299
  • 12 month’s box- Rs 289IMG_6640

This month’s box:-

This month the theme revolves around love. The theme of this month’s box is CLASSY FLAUNT. There are 4 products in the box, 3 skincare products and 1 makeup product. Three of the products in this box are exclusively designed for Glamego box.

Packaging:-

Keeping up with the theme, the packaging of this month’s box is very classy. It is a white box with alphabets printed on it in red. You can win Shopper’s Stop vouchers worth Rs 10,000/- by marking your loved one’s last/middle name on the crossword puzzle on the box and post it on social media tagging Glamego. The contents of the box comes protected on the hay which prevents damage to the product.

Buy the box here.IMG_6643IMG_6646

Contents of the box:-

The box contains 4 products-

  1. Mcaffeine Choco Face Pack (Exclusive for Glamego subscribers) : INR 359/-
  2. Kronokare Pollution Stop Face (Exclusive for Glamego subscribers) : INR 495/-
  3. The Nature’s Co Radiance Face Cream (Exclusive for Glamego subscribers) : INR 550/-
  4. Bella Voste Ulti-Matte Chubby Stick : INR 499/-IMG_6651.jpgIMG_6675.jpg

MCAFFEINE CHOCO GLOW FACE PACK:-

Mcaffeine is a well known skin care brand. The normal packaging of this face pack is 50ml but this 25 ml pack was specially curated for Glamego box. The face pack contains Pure Cocoa, Argan Oil, Caffeine, Vitamin E, Coffee, Glycerine, Clay Base.

This is a clay based mask for oily skin. It smells of coffee and chocolates. This 25 ml jar is priced at Rs 359/-IMG_6652.jpgIMG_6654.jpg

KRONOKARE POLLUTION STOP FACE:- 

This anti pollution face spray. This spray is for all skin types and shields your face against pollution’s nano particles. This 30 ml spray worth Rs 495 was specially curated for Glamego box.IMG_6656.jpgIMG_6660.jpg

THE NATURE’S CO RADIANCE FACE CREAM:-

This Saffron radiance cream is specially curated for Glamego box. Nature’s Co is also a very trusted Skin care brand. This cream contains Saffron, Aloe Vera Extracts, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Wheatgerm oil, Almond Oil, Cream base.

The cream smells of saffron, it promotes natural fairness and youthful radiance by diminishing age spots and keeping fine lines at bay. This 25 ml is for Rs 550.IMG_6663IMG_6665.jpg

BELLA VOSTE ULTI-MATTE CHUBBY STICK:-

This is a lip crayon with silky and creamy texture. It has a satin matte finish. The chubby stick is very pigmented and does not bleed on lips. The best part is that these products are dermatologically tested.

The Shade I received is Hypnotic Rose 06 which is a pretty and bold red shade. The chubby stick is for Rs 499/-IMG_6669.jpg

My Opinion:-

This is such an affordable box. At just ₹ 399/- the value of the box is more than ₹1903/-. All the brands in this month’s box are trusted and famous brands. The contest where you can win vouchers worth 10,000 makes this month’s box even more special. This is India’s most affordable and best beauty subscription box.

I am very impressed with this box. I hope you find this review helpful. I will be back another post very soon. Until them follow me on Facebookand Instagram.

Love- Barkha

Winter Care by Himalaya Herbals – Review

Hey people,

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I am not a big fan of winters and unfortunately I live in one of the coldest cities of India. The temperatures of Delhi are dropping day after day and my bones are shivering to the core. Winters can make us very lazy hence leading us to take no care of our skin. We start drinking less water, stop moisturizing at least twice a day, get chapped skin and lips, our skin dries up etc.

I received a package of winter skin care from Himalaya Herbals and have been using them this season. Himalaya is one of the most trusted brands in India. Himalaya has amazing herbal products that we all love. So, let’s get talking about the 3 essential products of winter care.BeautyPlus_20180202202604_save-01

1. Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion:-

Price: Rs.140/- for 200ml. This body lotion smells fantastic. I cannot stop using it mainly because of the amazing smell of Cocoa butter. The key ingredients are Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil. The consistency of the lotion is thick but it’s not at all sticky. The body lotion nourishes and intensely moisturizes your skin. Buy it here.PSX_20180202_201235 (1).jpgPSX_20180202_201315.jpg

2. Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream:-

Price: Rs.220/- for 200ml. Himalaya’s Nourishing Skin Cream is a light, non greasy, daily-use cream, which provides all day moisturizing, nourishment and protection. The cream is blended with the extracts of Aloe Vera, Winter Cherry, Indian Kino Tree and Indian Pennywort, which protect your skin from pollution and dry weather, providing nourishment and moisture. I apply this cream on the areas that extremely chapped as its key ingredients Aloe Vera and Winter Cherry have antibacterial and cell regenerative properties. Buy it here.PSX_20180202_201418.jpgPSX_20180202_201517.jpgPSX_20180202_201554.jpg

3. Himalaya Strawberry Shine Lip Care Balm:-

Price: Rs.140/- for 4.5gm. Lip balms are very important for me. Whether it is summers or winters, I can’t live without my lip balm. I absolutely hate that layer of chapped skin on my lips. In winters there is an increased chance of decrease in moisture of the skin leading to chapped lips. This Himalaya strawberry lip balm is a perfect moisturizing lip balm as it is not tinted and has a lot of shine. Strawberry Seed Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids, acts as an excellent emollient and helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance. Apricot Kernel Oil is a rich source of Vitamin E and an emollient which effectively moisturizes dry and chapped lips. Buy it here.PSX_20180202_201700.jpgPSX_20180202_201726.jpgPSX_20180202_201756BeautyPlus_20180202201919_save-01.jpeg

I have been loving these products therefore I decided to share my views with you. Hope you find this helpful. Please leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below. See you soon with another blog post. Until then stay healthy, stay stylish.

Love- Barkha

Mama Earth C3 face Mask- Charcoal, Coffee & Clay face mask

Hey Guys,

It is an era of face masks. Everyone is ready to experiment and try with new skin care techniques. With so many variants and brands in the market, it’s so hard to choose the right one. Today I am going to help make your life easier and your skin brighter.

Mama Earth is a fantastic brand that concentrates on the health, welfare and beauty of both moms and babies. MAMAEARTH is one brand that helps in protecting you and your babies with safe, toxin-free, international standard products. In today’s post I will tell you about the benefits of The C3 mask by mama Earth. IMG_6207.JPG

About MamaEarth C3 Mask:-

C3 stands for Charcoal, Coffee and Clay.  After pregnancy your skin can lose their brightness, increase blemishes, increase pigmentation in skin. This mask is targeted at getting your glowing skin back. It also claims to reduce pigmentation of the skin, thereby giving you flawless skin. Charcoal helps with acne, Coffee stimulates the blood flow and removes toxins thereby smoothing away blemishes. Papaya, Mulberry & other fruit extracts improve skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of pores.

Ingredients:-IMG_6567

Price:-

Rs 599 for a 100 ml tub. You can buy the product from mamaearth.in, Amazon, Nykaa, Flipkart.

Directions to use:-

Apply a thick layer on the face and upper part of the neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave on to dry for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove the mask first by gently rubbing in circular motions for an overall exfoliation. Wash any excess with lukewarm water and gently pat dry. Recommended to use twice a week and to follow with your favorite moisturizer.

My Experience with the MamaEarth C3 Mask:-IMG_6211.JPGIMG_6213.JPGIMG_6218.JPGIMG_6220.JPG

The very first reason why I was attracted and impressed by this brand is their focus on the welfare of mothers and their babies. The Mask is an amazing product. The three main ingredients ( charcoal, clay, coffee) go perfectly well with each other.

The packaging is very secure as the mask comes in a plastic tub with a screw top cap and spill proof seal. The texture of the mask is thick and earthy, It smells of coffee and clay. The claims that are absolutely true about this mask are that this mask is good at exfoliation, it does makes your face looking fresh and bright. The face mask also claims to reduce pigmentation and lighten dark spots but I did not see my dark spots lightening even after using the mask for more than a month.

Pros:-

  • 100% toxin free
  • Full of fruit extracts – mulberry, cucumber, and papaya
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Reduces inflammations like redness, pimples and acne
  • Good quantity for a decent price
  • Does great exfoliation removes dead cells
  • Natural product
  • Especially designed for mothers

Cons:-

  • A bit drying
  • Bulky packaging
  • Doesn’t reduce dark spots or pigmentation

I hope you find this review helpful. This product was sent to me in a PR package but this review is absolutely honest. I will soon be back with another post. Until then please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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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.

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