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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Name will be changed! 😀

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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See you all in my next post,Take care,bye :-)

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Aroma Essentials Shea moist review

Hello peeps!

Summers are here and so is dehydrated skin.No matter how much you drink water,the summers in North India will dry you out.I personally get chapped lips and dry cheeks.

If you have normal-combination skin,then look no further as this moisturizer provides the nourishment with added fresh scent.

Availability: You can buy their products from 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 and quantity: INR 250 for 35g.It is kind of less quantity but the reason is it is freshly made and to be used in a short time due to absence of preservatives.That is my reason though. 😛 You need very less to apply on face and neck.Since I have combination skin,I take a pea-sized amount,rub it a little between my palms and then pat it gently on my face and neck.That is, no gliding or rubbing the product on the skin.I keep on patting till I feel the skin has got the moisture it needs.Another reason is I also have sensitive skin,so any rubbing causes redness easily. They take additional 100 INR for shipping within India, so best to order 2-3 products at once.

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Ingredients: Shea butter, soya lecithin and chamomile. Now soya lecithin is a food emulsifier, as in, it is used in food industries, for the oils and water to mix as you know they don’t mix easily.( Some science fact. 😛 ) If it is worthy of digesting, then skin is obviously nothing compared to it. You can find this in chocolates, mayonnaise etc.

Fragrance: Strong chamomile smell which is actually calming and refreshing. If you have a sensitive nose, then I have nothing further to say.  😦

Texture: It is fluffy in texture and very light. Easily gets absorbed into the skin and looks almost like a gel.It is offwhite in color.

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Packaging: Comes in a small plastic tub with all the usual labels.For ingredients,you can ask them easily before buying.The tub is sturdy and leak-proof so it is travel-friendly.I carry this tub with me daily for emergency moisturization.

My views: On my combination skin,it provides optimum moisturization however,T-zone needs dusting after 3-4 hours.Dry skin may need reapplication of this . Oily skin may not benefit from this but Aroma Essentials do have other products which cater to particular skin type.

This fits my sensitive skin also without causing any tingling or redness. It didn’t cause any effect on my eczema also,so I am relieved.

For dry weather,you may need more quantity while applying so the tub may not last full month.But atleast you can be sure that the quantity has been decided based on its expiry.

Overall verdict is try it.I love it for its entirely herbal contents, size,freshness and cooling effect.Their product list is attached below.

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PS: This was a sample sent to me but the views are honest and true to the word I said.This is not a sponsored post.

See you all in my next post,Take care,bye :-)

 

 

 

Avene Trixera+ Selectiose emollient cream review ( for dry/sensitive/eczema prone skin)

Heya!!

Today I will be reviewing the most sought after cream in dermatology and would like to share whether it stays true to its claims or not.

If you are following me closely,you would know that I have sensitive combination skin which turns drier during fall-winter season.This year I vowed to take extra care so as to not to flare up like last year. :-\  I got myself this cream and I must say,this is going to stay with me forever.

Availability: This is available only online as far I know,on all the renowned sites like Amazon,purplle etc in India.However,if someone knows any store in Delhi-NCR,do let me know. I got this from Abu Dhabi. This cream comes in 2 variants-200 and 400 ml.

Price & quantity: It is sold for INR 1500 for 200 ml on these sites but currently it is selling cheap for INR 1425 on Fortishealthworld.com, Keep a lookout for discounts online. The customs have made this a pricey affair so if possible get it from abroad like I did. For 200 ml ,this is indeed very costly but when it comes to skincare related to eczema,I can’t take any chances.

Fragrance: It doesn’t have any and it is also mentioned on the tube.

Ingredients: 

• Avène Thermal Spring Water (50%) – Calms redness and irritation, soothes and softens

• Selectiose® (1%) – Helps control the skin’s inflammation response

• Lipidic-Trio (Essential fatty acids, Ceramides 3, Plant sterols) – Restores the skin’s barrier

• Glycine – Relieves itching

Packaging: It comes in a cardboard box which I threw away. Sorry. Inside it,there is a pamphlet which has details about the brand and their products description from Trixera+ line. The pamphlet is very helpful as you can choose products based on your skin. The tube is simple plastic white tube with flip cap. It is sturdy so no spillage.

Texture: White cream which comes out easily of the tube. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.It glides on the skin like a dream.

Usage: Apply 1/2 times in a day on very dry areas of the face and body.

What it claims:

• Patented Selectiose® reduces skin hypersensitivity and irritation and controls skin inflammation response

• Relieves itching

• Restores the skin’s barrier

• Prevents moisture loss and soothes irritation

• Suitable for infants, children and adults

• Fragrance-free, paraban-free

• Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin

• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

My views: I have been using this judiciously and reviewing this after 15 days. After cleansing my face,I use it on my cheeks  which have a mild flare up now. I prefer this at night as it makes it look bit greasy and sticky.Also,at night skin products work the best as your skin is free from any pollution effects. I spread it on my cheeks gently and then start dabbing it lightly so as to not to irritate my skin further.

Only a pea sized amount goes a long way when you are applying on small areas like cheeks or chin. So I would say this tube will last me for a long time.

Honestly,this cream is not a miracle cream which will make your dryness or eczema go away in a jiffy. But in these 15 days,my skin looks smoother,less itchier and flaky.Also my skin looks softer.The redness has also reduced. I still have the flare up,but it is not noticeable now. 🙂 It hasn’t broken me out so that is a sure sign that it doesn’t clog the pores. I will keep on using this and will update after a month on my instagram.

Overall I am happy at how my skin is reacting to this. Avene is indeed a trustworthy brand and I did my research on it well before buying this stuff. Infact,I have bought many things from their range and soon I will post my thoughts on them too.This is not a promotion at all.If you are suffering from dry skin,eczema or sensitive skin,go ahead and buy this.This does work.

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Stay healthy and happy.See you all in my next post. Byeee XOXO :-* 🙂

Bio organic & natural nature inspired body lotion review

Heya!

I know I didn’t post anything for over a while.I wasn’t keeping well,courtesy the weird monsoon over here.Humid weather took a toll on me.

However,I did manage to come up with a review for another herbal product from India.But this time,it is our body I am talking about.Free from any chemicals,this body lotion will keep your skin soft and freshen you up,literally.

I got this as a sample from the BON team.If you are following my posts regularly,I have done 2 more reviews of their products earlier.The links are given below.I have been liking their products actually and intend to buy them once my sample gets finished. 😛 

BON aloe vera gel reviewlink

BON aloe vera cinnamon orange gel review- link

So let’s find out whether the Nature Inspired body lotion worked for me or not.

Availability: You can order through their online store or websitesite . Within India,they have opened a store in Tamil Nadu as far as I know. They do ship internationally but it will take 11-14 days as written on their site. 

Price & quantity: Rs. 320 for 100g.Free shipping within India. This is reasonable.

Ingredients: Organic Almond oil, Calendula oil, Chamomile oil, Organic Aloe Vera gel, Rose oil, Vegetable Jojoba oil, Organic Neem oil, Natural Glycerine, Organic Coconut oil, Organic Corn oil, Wheat germ oil, Certified Shea Butter, Vitamin E & Natural Preservative. Contains No Harsh Chemicals. No alcohol, No animal products, or sulphates.

Fragrance: It is quite fresh actually,almost like you are walking on a grassland and sniffing grass. 😛 I can’t make out the smell but its really freshening herbally.The smell is indeed organic like.

Texture: Pale green color lotion like consistency.It isn’t runny.

Packaging: Comes in a plastic flip-flop bottle which I find convenient and hygienic to use.It is travel friendly too.

Their claims: This organic body lotion of ours is really Nature Inspired. Enriched with a unique blend of avocado and aloe vera, two ingredients known to have remarkable properties in moisturizing the skin, this body lotion is a great skin therapy on its own that will keep the skin’s moisture level balanced and the skin conditioned on a daily basis. In addition to the fantastic healing properties, this lotion comes with an elegant aroma that is has a mild perfumery tone. This elegant craft is a 100% Handmade Body Lotion.

Directions: Take required quantity of Bio Organic & Natural’s Nature Inspired organic Body lotion on the palm of your hand. Apply on towel dried skin after a shower/wash & massage gently focussing on the dried areas of the skin. Better result may be seen upon regular use.

My views: I used it at bedtime when the AC was on.My skin tends to get drier in ACs so tried it to test whether it stays true to its claims.And I am happy to state it does.

My skin did feel soft in the morning and the smell lingers if you smell it closely. 😛 This will work for normal to dry skin.But if you have flaky or excessing dryness,you may need to apply it more.

On my eczema hands,it didn’t pose any problem but I do need more thicker creams for my hands.

The body lotion is perfect for everyday use.When I use it after bath,then I don’t need to reapply it throughout the day.I would say,switch to herbal alternatives because this lotion actually works,so if you find it ,grab it.

PS: I am sharing honest reviews and I haven’t been paid to do a review.For me there is no bargaining when it comes to doing a review on skincare and make up.

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Hope I was able to help you decide whether to go for this or not.If you have any questions,do ask me in the comments section below.Till the next time,bye,cya, :-*

Bio organic and natural aloe vera gel review

Heya !!

To be honest,Sunday is the day when I am the laziest and I ignore my skincare and haircare so that I get to sleep.But my swimming lessons in the early morning,even on the weekends is robbing me off my sleep.:-( I took a pledge today that health is first priority so I am limiting my sleep to 6 hours daily.That means no more late night TV shows. (Sorry Orphan Black!Find yourself another fan. :-P)

I did a hairspa at home on my smoothened hair.No! I didn’t use the expensive Loreal range on my hair,rather I looted my kitchen. 😛 It’s just a strategy of the salons to make you buy their products,scaring you into believing that smoothening will go away if any other product is used. Bleh!Don’t get fooled.Read articles on the net,and you will know why I am saying this. 🙂

Enough rambling!I was sent this gel from the BON team for review purposes and after a month’s usage,I am ready to share my opinions. 🙂

Price: INR 119 for 100g which is dirt cheap. 🙂

Availibility: Currently they are taking orders only through their site. You will numerous ranges-Skincare,haircare,home,pets etc.

Texture: This one won my heart truly. Earlier I used to apply Patanjali aloe vera gel but after using this,I am changing my staple gel to BON aloe vera gel.This gel doesn’t contain artificial colouring agent like in Patanjali.Also,this is very light and glides easily on the skin.You need 5 dots on your face to cover it completely.Skin absorbs it right away.

Packaging: Plastic transparent jar with a white screwed cap.This also got a dent on its side and a slight leakage due to shipping. 😦 So may not be travel friendly.Overall simple packaging which I love the most.

Fragrance: No

My views: I use this once a day after my bath.After applying the toner,I dot my face with this and its gone instantly.This gel is sufficient in moisturising my combination skin and I am ready to go outside with a sunscreen on top of this.I used this on my trip to Kashmir where its chilly.There also this baby survived the test.So for normal,oily and combination skin,this will work all year round.Dry skin beauties may need to add moisturizer after applying this gel.

I have sensitive skin,so after applying this,I didn’t find anything wrong .No redness or tingling feeling.Infact it cools down my skin and reduces the redness.However,do conduct a patch test first.

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Seeyou all in my next post,XOXO :-*

Beauty tip-3

You drink milk ,right?okay…maybe not regularly,but you do drink it in some other way.In India,we usually warm the milk before drinking even though its pasteurised.A habit I guess.
I learnt this tip from my dear mom.We warm and keep the milk in the same container,and when it gets finished,some fat is always sticking to the walls of the container.My mom uses the fat(malai) as a body cleanser.
If you rub it on your skin for atleast a minute,you will notice dirt coming out with the fat.It basically removes the top tanned or dirty layer of your skin.Also it is very moisturizing that I don’t apply any moisturizer later.Milk protein is good for skin specially for dry skin.
You can do it any time of the day,after bath,before bath etc.
So why not use every drop of the wholesome milk? ;-)Try it

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Beauty tip-2

Dry season is here and the summer is already ruining your skin.You look dull and there is no hydration in your skin.
No matter how many moisturiser bottles you keep on using,your skin refuses to look glowy.:|
Coconut oil or olive oil is here to your rescue.;)When you had your bath and your body is still wet,take any one of the oils,and use just like you use your moisturisers.Use this all over your body and pat dry.Wet skin makes it less oily and greasy,so that your clothes don’t get stained.
You will see,your skin looks shiny and stays soft for the longest time.Also this is herbal so won’t affect in the long run.This is easily available and at a much less price.Also,people suffering from dry skin issues or eczema,this gives soothing effect .
I prefer coconut oil as it gets absorbed into the skin very easily.
Do let me know whether this worked for you.I love hearing from you all.:)
Till the next time,buhbyeee,take care,XOXO 😘

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