TOPO PAW PAW Ointment- Review

Hey Guys,

You must be wondering what the hell is a Paw Paw ointment? Well I was wondering the same thing till a few days ago when my dear friend SpexySrish gifted me TOPO’s Paw Paw Ointment. Basically this is Australia’s cult product. For over 100 years every Australian has been slapping this ointment on their lips.

What is a Paw Paw Ointment?

A Paw paw ointment is made of a few ingredients like Petrolatum, Carica Papaya(papaws) Fruit Extract, Beeswax and Potassium Sorbate.

The active ingredient is created by using a fermentation process to concentrate the enzymes from Australian papaws, rather than using a processed papaw powder from overseas. The freshly fermented papaw has healing properties which are very potent and has to be carefully balanced or it will be too strong for human use. The papaw is used to draw out impurities and has antiseptic qualities, while the petroleum jelly helps to heal.IMG_6680.jpgIMG_6685.jpg

Controversies surrounding Paw Paw Ointment:-

Many people believe the paw paw ointment to be a glorified and expensive petroleum jelly. There have been so many blog posts claiming to expose the truth about paw paw ointment but still, this ointment continues to be the most consumed product in Australia.

My experience:-

After using the TOPO Paw paw ointment for a few weeks I have found it helpful in various ways. It does help heal chapped lips and in addition to that is also good for insect bites and rashes. Like petroleum jelly it is not that greasy and keeps your lips moisturized for much longer.

This ointment is only available in Australia, so the next time you happen to travel to Australia don’t forget to pick one of these for yourself. IMG_6682IMG_6689.jpgIMG_6692.jpg

 

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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

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.

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

Love- Barkha