Skincafe Choco chip cookies lipscrub

 I am back!

Ignore my Arnold Shwarzenegger swag! 😉

I am truly sorry for being away from my blog and from all of you. Trust me! It wasn’t an easy task .I want to be honest with you all and tell you why I wasn’t writing.

I had some career priorities and decisions to make so felt to focus on it entirely. It required my decision and constant discussion with my parents which needed me to stay away from any other priorities. ( my blog).

I also apologise to the brands which sent me their products for reviewing.Usually I don’t break my commitments with regard to posting on time.So please forgive me if I didn’t post it when it was supposed to go live.

Now back to the topic, eh? I was sent this cutie pie for reviewing and since I have used it several times,I can write about it.

About the brand: Skincafe is a brand which makes fresh products after you place your order.They use essential oils ,natural ingredients,herbal infusions and mild food colouring without any preservatives and all the harmful parabens. Checkout their website for product and price listing.Most interesting thing you will find that they post food pictures instead of product picture to show the flavor or the ingredient.That actually caught my eye. 

Availability: You can order through their website and also their Facebook page..I don’t think they sell through any retail centre.Currently they ship within India only.

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Price: INR 950 for 9 gm.This might look costly but trust me,you really need a little everytime.So this tub will last you pretty long.Free shipping on all orders.

Ingredients: You can see in the picture below,everything is natural and there is almost no trace of chemicals in it.

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Packaging: It comes in a cute cardboard box which is quite sturdy.When you open it,you are greeted with a spatula and a small glass tub.Being a glass,it is best to keep it in the box and carry.The box won’t open easily,so perfect for travel.The size is small as well,so definitely portable.

What I felt:  From the first day itself,I noticed a huge difference.

Earlier,I used to scrub my lips with a worn out toothbrush and coconut oil/Vaseline.Since I have started wearing lipsticks,specially matte ones,on a daily basis,you know how they affect our lips.My lips are currently in a normal state,but these lipsticks do make it flaky after 2- 3 days of wearing lipsticks.So I scrub my lips twice a week.

This lipscrub has cocoa bean granules so when you are scrubbing,it will tend to fall down.It is not sticky so you have to take a little amount and  work your way fast.The spatula provided is apt for the quantity to be taken.

It is indeed choclaty and being allergic to chocolates,it didn’t cause any reaction to my skin.(Surprising no?).The jojoba oil provides moisture .

You rub the scrub gently for 30 secs and wash it off.You can actually notice your lips are plump and super soft.If you have dry lips,then follow the drill as and when required ,but make sure,gentle scrubbing is there,because dry lips tend to lose skin fast and may cause bleeding.

I also felt that pigmentation of lips due to lipsticks tend to fade a little with this scrub.

Is there any con? I don’t think so.It works  and the amount will last you for easily 3-4 months if you have lips like mine.If you want to grab it,click here

I would definitely recommend this investment.

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Eau thermale Avene cold cream lip cream review

Heya!

Being eczema-prone and having sensitive skin,I always stock up on my skincare so that when the time comes,I am battle ready .

Last year,I splurged on Avene products suited to my skin type,and bought this lip cream in that haul. I started using this lip cream since Jan 2016.

Avene has gained reputation in the dermatology area as it makes premium skincare for sensitive,acne-prone and atopic skin.It is a France-based company whose trademark product Avene thermal spring water garnered so many fans,me being one of them.

Recently,I am suffering from extremely dry lips and itchy lip corners due to matte lipsticks I was wearing daily.None of the usual lip balms I had been using were able to moisturise it for a long time.So I opened up this tube and saw its goodness from the first usage.

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Availability: It is available only online as far I know. In India,it is very costly due to import costs,so I got my tube from UAE.
Here are the links:
Amazon.in-Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream

Ebay-Avene cold cream lip cream

Rediff-Avene cold cream lip cream

Price and quantity: INR 1281 according to Amazon.in as I trust it shows the genuine MRP for India.(I am not biased,if you are thinking that way. )The tube has 15 ml product,which according to me is very less for the price offered.If someone has dry lips,they will apply this many times ,so this will get finished very easily. 😦 I usually prefer budget lip balms for this reason.
If you have someone living abroad,tell them to buy it for you.

Ingredients: Long list so attached the picture . 😛

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Packaging: Comes in a white cardboard box bearing the usual instructions,price,quantity and ingredients. Mind you! Most of it is written in French.The lip cream comes in white tube,like the Himalaya lip balm.You have to squeeze it for the product to come out.During harsh winters,the lip cream refused to come out,which I found time consuming.

Texture and fragrance: Looks exactly like petroleum jelly and smells like it too.It is thicker than other lip balms as during summers,it doesn’t go runny like Vaseline .Also it thickens more in winters.

Description and when to use:

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My views:I will jot it down in short as its just a lip balm. 😛

Pros:
-Moisturises the lips for a long time (6-7 hours without heavy meals and 4+ hours with meals and drinking.)

-Thicker consistency so will stay on your lips more.

-Very small size and sturdy packaging-travel friendly.

-Glides on the lips easily.

Cons:
-Expensive for the quantity.

-Thicker consistency means it doesn’t come out of the tube easily.

-Available only online.

Will I recommend? Yes! For sensitive skin people only as we have very less options in India.I guess beauty comes at a price.I would rate it 4/5.Packaging can be improved.

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Santhoos handcrafted soaps lip balm review

Heya!

Well today’s post is actually a late night entry to my blog as I have been busy doing my household chores. 😛 Anyway,I will be reviewing a lip balm which is completely organic.Yes! you heard me right.It doesn’t have even the minutest of chemicals in it.

About the brand: Santhoos handcrafted soaps is owned by Smitha Jacob who specialises in making soaps,lip balms, body butters etc. using ingredients devoid of chemicals or preservatives.So she handles the products in small batches only for preserving purposes.They also take custom orders based on ingredients you like.

Availability: They ship all over India.Regarding other countries,I will let you know after confirming.They take orders through phone and their facebook page.You can also contact them on their email.Contact details:

  • Email : santhooscollections@gmail.com.
  • Whatsapp or Call : 9845276751

Ingredients: Since it was a custom order,I requested for a lip balm which didn’t have cocoa butter or olive oil as I am allergic to them.So I was suggested a coconut oil lip balm,perfect for winters.It has coconut oil( obviously 😛 ),Vitamin E and Honey.

  • Coconut Oil moisturises and also provides a coating to skin.
  • Honey holds the water content.
  • Vitamin E is full of antioxidants and protects the skin cells.

This is a winter lip balm only,as it is prone to melting in summers.I am okay with this as I will finish it before then. (I am a lipbalm addict. 😀 )

Price and quantity: Different ingredient lip balm costs differently.Mine costs INR 300 for 30g plus 100 bucks more for shipping.My lipbalms came in 2 tubs,each containing 15g.

Their lipbalms have 3 size options-10g,20g and 30g.Santhoos recommends 20g is sufficient for most people.Shipping charges are extra.Payment is through bank transfer only.

Texture and color: Natural,Off-white shade,smooth and spreads on the lips easily.There is no artificial coloring.

Fragrance: No fragrance at all.

Packaging:Simple small plastic tub with clasp-type opening.The label is affixed on the top.Very sturdy packaging,but is not leak proof in my case as my lipbalm will melt if kept till summers.

My views: I love this lipbalm a lot. That explains it,no?

It glides easily on the lips,no tugging required.You just have to swirl your finger in the tub.It gives a natural sheen to the lips and acts as a natural gloss.Also,it keeps me moisturised for 5-6 hours with only drinking or snacking.Heavy meals may require reapplication.Small size is good for travel so it stays with me wherever I go.

Best part is that it is completely organic  and you can get it customized!!! 🙂

Hope to see you all in my next post,till then bye,take care :-*

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