Amara organix hand cream review

Hi Dolls!

I am back with another review of a chemical-free product by a brand Amara organix. Firstly,I would bring to your notice that this brand understands your needs and customises the products for you.In my case,before sending me the samples,they had asked about what all ingredients pose a problem to me.They have sent 2 soaps as well in their basic gift wrapping which I will post about later. 🙂

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About the brand: Amara handcrafted bath & beauty products are formulated to create a positive and enriching experience to an individual’s mind,body and soul. We at Amara use the abundant body of knowledge left behind by our ancients in Ayurveda,Aromatherapy, Ancient Chinese texts and our very own backyard recipes to present safe,gentle and natural beauty solutions.

In the quest for beauty that is safe and natural, we at Amara Organix strive to deliver natural and handmade skincare essentials. We procure our ingredients from the most genuine sources available and use only the purest steam distilled essential oils, cold pressed Virgin nourishing oils, organically farmed honey,exotic oils like Argan ,Maracuja oils and herbs and exfoliates.

To know about them more and their product list,head over here.

Availability: Products can be ordered via whatsapp (+91 8056592923) , Facebook  messenger and mail (Info@amaraorganix.com). They do ship worldwide but it will be costly due to shipping charge.

Price and quantity: ₹350/- for 100 gms. Shipping charge additional ₹50/- within chennai and if out of station – mostly it is ₹70 to ₹80. It is best to order several items at a time.I find the price reasonable for an organic product and the quantity is apt,considering it will last you easily for 2-3 months depending on how severe your hands are dry. Payment to be made via NEFT transfer and Bank Deposit.COD not available.Bank details will be shared when your order is confirmed.

Ingredients: Shea butter ,Aloe Vera extract, Coconut oil, Argan oil ,Tamanu oil ,Frankincense essential oil  and Lavender essential oil

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Packaging: Comes in a simple plastic transparent tub with screwed lid.The tub had a nature-like design all over but it faded away while using it. It only has the product name on it.On enquiring I got to know,its just a sample packaging,so the correct name will be mentioned for sure. :-D.The packaging can be improved as in mentioning of ingredient list,price and expiry. Nonetheless,Mehar,the owner of this brand is very responsive to your queries. They also do customised gift wrapping for party favours/wedding favours/birthday return gifts/event takeaways for corporates etc. Colour/design/theme and budget – everything is customisable and they also work within budgets.

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Fragrance and texture: It has a very lavender like smell which is refereshing.Not too overpowering.It has a very light texture and the cream looks offwhite in color.Easily blends into the skin.

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My thoughts: I like my hand creams hydrating but non-greasy.Does this serve the purpose?

Yes!It gets absorbed readily and is not at all greasy. Makes your hands soft for 4-5 hours for moderate dry hands.You need to reapply it though after washing hands.

The tub is sturdy so no issues of spillage.However,if you are travelling and open the tub,the product may stick to the lid and fall.

Didn’t cause any trouble to my eczema prone skin as well.Infact all the ingredients used are good for soothing the eczema skin.

The consistency is such that,you can use it as a body moisturiser also or dry areas of your face.

Overall verdict: Definitely a good purchase.

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Aroma Essentials Carrot Sunblock review

Heya !

Keeping up with my regular posting schedule, I am back. Summers are here and you need your saviour ,right? So,sunscreen and summers go hand in hand,and I thought,this is the right time to do this.

I am going to review another product from the Aroma Essentials herbal brand. In my earlier post where I talked about the facial mist, I had told that I was sent samples for review. I am going to link my previous post if you want to have a look. You can read about the brand over there. This sunblock is one of the samples and I must say, this works amazing, honestly.

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Availability: You can buy it from their facebook site & Instagram account @aromaessentials by inboxing them or contact them on +91-9886497272 / 7760988272.They take the payment through bank transfer. They ship worldwide as well. Their products are also available at selected places in India as shown below.

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Price & quantity: I received the 35g jar which costs INR 300.They do have shipping charge of INR 100 so best to buy 2-3 products at once. Since this is in cream texture for normal-dry skin,so you need only a small amount for face and neck. This will last you a month without reapplication.

Fragrance and texture: Strong peppermint smell and the formulation is whipped cream.The smell vanishes after sometime. It is light yellow in color and light in texture also. Gets absorbed easily. However, on my T-zone, it gets oily after sometime. So it is apt for normal-dry skin.

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Packaging: Comes in white plastic jar with screwed lid. All the labels are given. Ingredients list is missing which you can easily ask Madhurima, the owner or see on their Facebook page. Since mine was a sample, so the prices are missing also. But I looked it up in their catalogue. I travelled with this jar on my Gwalior tour and didn’t face any leakage or breakage. So this is sturdy and obviously travel-friendly. Small size is a plus point.

Ingredients:  Carrot Oil,  Carrot seed oil , Carrot juice, Zinc oxide ,Lavender, mint and icecream thickener glyceryl mono stereate.

My views: All their products are made 2-3 days prior to sending them which I got to know on enquiring them. So this is definitely freshly-made and shows how much natural ingredients they use.Expiry is after 6 months.

Herbal sunscreens need reapplication more often than their chemical counterparts as the SPF truly comes from the carrot juice and carrot-seed oil which has an SPF of 38-40.When I had applied it, I forgot to reapply it due to hectic tour so I got tanned 1 shade darker, which was acceptable as I knew how to remove that tan easily in a week. For no tan, it’s best to reapply every 3-4 hours if you are outside in the Sun. Do not be careless like me. 😀

So speaking in terms of its efficacy, I will still say it works, as purely on the basis of herbal ingredients; it did its job fairly well for 6 hours at a go without reapplication and without causing major skin tanning. Also, note that, carrot sunblock will protect you from only UVB rays,  the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn. UVA rays cause skin-ageing.

Also, on my sensitive combination skin, it didn’t cause any reaction or tingling.My eczema patches also didn’t flare up. My T-zone needed compact after 2 hours though. Absorption power is fast. I didn’t notice any white cast post usage.

This sunscreen isn’t waterproof. However, the brand does have a sunscreen for swimmers which will get the work done. Since I stay in dry summers, I didn’t face any sweating.

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Overall verdict is go for this sunscreen as it is herbal, suits sensitive skin and isn’t giving any ghostly appearance. 😛

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Aroma Essentials Facial Mist-Lavender

Heya!

I know I have been keeping busy for a month , so not much regular with my blog posts. If you follow me on Instagram, you maybe knowing I had gone for a birthday family trip last weekend to Gwalior. I have also decided to write travelogues from now on as I want to share my travel life with you as well. 🙂

So moving on with that, I am back with another review of a herbal product from a brand named Aroma essentials. I received their samples for review and thought to share about the facial mist as the summers have already touched the Delhi NCR now and we need something to freshen up.

Why you need a facial mist?

  • You can spritz it and instantly hydrate your skin
  • Remove dirt and grime by wiping afterwards with a cloth
  • Refreshing and cool during summers
  • Handy if you are outdoors and don’t have water to splash on your face

About the brand: Aroma Essentials is a range of skin care products that may make a useful addition to your daily skin care regimen. These include cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, exfoliants, facial cleansers, toners, retonoids, herbal and nutrient supplements and cosmetics.
Natural handmade skin and hair care products-All their products are freshly handmade in small batches using the finest natural ingredients. They do not use harsh chemicals like petroleum or mineral oil. The color and scent of their products occur naturally from their ingredients and essential oils. No artificial colors and scents are added. Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.

Their Phone no.: +91 077609 88272

Email: aromaessentials.madhu@gmail.com

Availability: You can buy their products by contacting them on their Facebook page & Instagram account @aromaessentials. The owner, Madhurima, will reply to your queries and messages therein. Their products are also available at selected places in India as given below  and internationally, they ship also.

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Price & quantity: INR 200 for 50ml.You need  2-3 sprays for your face and neck. Depending on how much you use daily, the product can last you a month or maybe more. They take additional 100 INR for shipping within India, so best to order 2-3 products at once.

Ingredients: English lavender oil, distilled water, lavender buds, saffron extracts along with aquaxyl which helps improve the water contact with the skin.(Has peppermint additives for summers).The shelf life is 6 months.They also have another variant named Rose.

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Skin type: Any even sensitive skin

Fragrance: Has a peppermint smell, which goes away in a minute

Packaging: Comes in a spray bottle which is transparent. It has the label and pricing on the bottle. Also they usually label them personally that shows each product is having a handmade touch. The bottle is sturdy and travel friendly. It is a very simple packaging and I am not the type of girl who goes by the looks. If you are someone, who loves fancy items on their shelf, then this may not be your eye candy. 😛

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My views: I never understood the importance of mists before I started using them. They are a savior to my dry skin or when I am feeling dull or sleepy. 😛

  1. It moisturized my skin and the dry patches became less noticeable.
  2. The mist is fine so easily dries up.
  3. Peppermint fragrance freshens up instantly.

I have small patches of eczema on my face and this mist didn’t irritate them at all. Infact, lavender is good for eczema as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Overall verdict is you can definitely try this mist if you want something earthly, that doesn’t cause a reaction to your skin or your pocket.

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Pure Suds Hand & Foot Fetish review

Hi!

A very Happy new year to all of you.☺.This is my first post for 2016.I am back with another review of a product from Pure Suds.I had done a haul containing Pure Suds products out of which I had already raved about 2 of the products. 🙂 I will provide the links below  if you want to read what I had said about these herbal products.The hand & foot fetish was a sample with the haul sent to me.

Pure Suds Rose velvet rich body butter review

Pure Suds Lavender & Chamomile Face Gel Pack review

This product works as a hand and foot scrub.I had ignored my feet so much that it was getting tanned and dry easily.This baby proved to be  my saviour.Let’s get right into it whether this fared for me or not. 

About the brand: Pure Suds Skin Treats brings to you a world of luxurious hand-crafted soaps minimizing the use of harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Promoting minimally processed skincare which include a range of cold-process hand-crafted soaps, Body butters, Sugar scrubs, Face scrubs, Lotions and Lip balms. All of which is prepared in my little studio in Rajasthan to delivery all over India.

Availability: Currently they are taking orders through whatsapp, facebook and email. Contact them on-09784591628 and mail them on puresudssoapery@gmail.com. They ship  in India,Sri Lanka & Nepal .

Price & quantity: INR 699 for 90 g.The quantity is sufficient as you require only a little amount for each usage.I use it monthly so for me this will last for a long time. For such a tub size,this is affordable.

Ingredients: Given in the picture below.

Packaging: Comes in a transparent tub with golden screwed lid.The label is stuck on the tub which got torn off while opening the tub. 😦 Simple packaging but looks nice on your shelf. The plastic is prone to dents so not travel friendly.Also,there was a slight leakage Packaging can be improved a little.

Texture & fragrance: I found it creamy with gentle particles.The scrub isn’t rough or harsh on the skin due to very small scrub particles used. Smell is strong on lemongrass side.

How to use: Soak your feet in warm water for 10 min,then apply this scrub for 5 min per hand & foot..Wash it off and follow it with lemongrass hand & foot butter.

My views: I wet my feet and hands and then use it as if I am applying moisturizer.I massage it for a minute then wash it off.I am always in a rush even on weekends.

The scrub is very gentle on the skin so people who like the actual gritty feeling of a scrub may not like this.It cleans away the dead skin and imparts a glow to your skin.Tan may take some time in removing as in more usage.I am impressed that this product does what it claims even when I haven’t followed their usage instructions strictly. 🙂

However,I did notice a stinging feeling when I had some cuts,so if you are having cuts or cracks in your skin,avoid this as it will sting.It maybe due to lemongrass and orange extracts.

Since this is very gentle,you can use it weekly.Overall it is a good product to use and you can definitely try it.

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Pure Suds Lavender & Chamomile Face Gel Pack review

Heya!

You know my affiliation with the herbal world. 😛 So here I am with the review of the face pack,which was sent as a full-size sample with my haul from Pure Suds.

My skin is sensitive combination type,which needs extra care during winters.I usually avoid using face packs as either they cause tingling sensation or they cause redness.I have used this and in a position to share whether this product fared for me or not.

Availability: Currently they are taking orders through their facebook page ,mobile and E-mail.You can view their product listing from the facebook page.They do ship outside India , but only in Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Phone no.- 09784591628

Email- puresudssoapery@gmail.com

Price & Quantity: INR 250 for 90 g.The quantity will last you a long time as usage wise,only small amount is required during application.They take the payments through bank transfer only.

Ingredients: Attached in the pictures below.

Texture,color and fragrance:  The gel is more on the runny side.It looks dark green in color and when applied on the face,you do look like Shrek. 😀 😛 Fragrance is more on the flowery side but has a freshening feeling to it.It is not overpowering.

What the brand claims: This gel pack is composed of floral waters of lavender and chamomile with green clay and extracts of Pomegranate and Green tea which sooth the skin from sunburns, acne-prone skin, Dark spots and dull skin.

It is mask suited for all skin types as lavender and chamomile balance the skins sebum secretion and prevent our skin from either drying too much or becoming too oily.

One can experience instant brightness, Hydration, Glow, and a soothing calmness after a 5-10 minute application. Wipe off with a damp cotton or rinse with normal water.

Packaging: Comes in a transparent tub with golden screw type cap.The label is attached on the side which gets torn off when you twist the cap. 😦 The plastic can be deformed easily so not exactly travel friendly.I really liked the golden cap though.

My views: I applied this face pack with a brush and kept it for 5 minutes.This face pack is runny in nature so with the brush,it becomes easier to apply and also product wastage is less.I take out some product in a bowl,then use it so as to avoid contaminating the tub.

Within a minute of application,I sensed a tingling feeling,but after washing off my face,there was no redness. Weird,no?For the first time,my sensitive skin stayed calm and quiet.I would say this can suit sensitive skin.The brand claims it is for all skin types,so can’t comment on that but my combination skin felt soft and hydrated.Also,my T-zone didn’t seem too oily that day.Perfect for before party prep-up.I did notice a glow on my face.

Regarding scars and acne,I can only say,wait for atleast a month to show the results.I don’t have much such issues on my face.

My rating would be 4/5.The product does what it claims atleast in my skin-type.Price & quantity is sufficient.The packaging can definitely be improved .You can try this product if you are looking for a quick pampering to your skin,that is herbal. 🙂

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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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My Winter/Autumn body-care routine

Heya everyone!

Keeping up with my weekday posting schedule promise,I am sharing my body-care routine during winter/autumn season for normal to dry skin.

My body has always been on the drier side specially my hands.Winters just make it worse.Since October beginning,I have changed my body-care routine to combat dryness and itchiness.This winter I have introduced 2 items in my body-care,which has really helped me a lot.One is the body butter and another a serum for stretch marks/cellulite.

1.)I take bath using my shower gel Nutraclin from Ethicare remedies.This is good for all skin types.It doesn’t strip moisture from the skin and makes it soft.I have done a detailed review on it.Check it out here.On weekends,I take it a step more.I exfoliate my body using a walnut scrub with apricot and olive oil from Pure Roots.I bought this on my travel in Kashmir.It has slightly strong exfoliating property.For hands and feet,I exfoliate them using the scrub from Pure Suds.It has mild particles which is good for sensitive dry hands and feet.I will review these in the upcoming posts in detail.Both are moisturising.I wash them off with water.

2.) When the skin is still wet,I apply coconut oil all over my body.This makes sure that the oil forms a layer on the skin trapping the moisture beneath.Also,it makes it less oily.

3.) I pat my skin dry and apply the body butter from Pure Suds.I have done a detailed review here.You can read it.

4.) For my hands,I apply Avene Cold cream hand cream.This has the Avene thermal spring water in it,which has calming and softening effect on skin.Throughout the day,whenever,I wash my hands,I apply another hand cream called Nevlon moisturising cream. This was suggested by my dermatologist.However,anyone can use it.It is very moisturising and gets absorbed within 1/2 min. It doesn’t impart greasy feeling.

5.) At night, I use the body butter again and for my hands,I use another hand cream called Logifeel. It was also suggested by my dermat. It contains glycolic acid,suitable for dry skin.This cream gets absorbed instantly.I follow it up with Boroline cream on my hands and wear cotton gloves to sleep. Boroline is greasy,so gloves are must.Also its antiseptic and moisturising in nature,perfect for itchy dry hands.On my cellulite areas,I use the Juicy Chemistry cell construction serum.Apply the serum first before body butter.You can read my detailed review on the serum here.

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Feel free to ask me any questions. 🙂 

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