Ryaal Rosehip Seed Oil | Review

If you are an avid stalker of celebrity skincare secrets then you must have heard of the benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil by now. This multi-tasking skincare ingredient is what you need in your life if you are on the wrong side of 25 and your skin is beginning to age. To find out what the hype over this oil was all about, I recently picked up the Ryaal Rosehip Seed Oil and here is how this product fared for me.

Ryaal Rosehip Seed Oil | Review

This 100% pure rosehip seed essential oil comes in the classic Ryaal packaging – a blue bottle with a dropper. The product itself is a golden oil with a nutty fragrance that is not too thick and sinks into the skin pretty quickly. It does leave behind a slightly oily cast on the skin but nothing too stark – you can pair it with a mattifying day cream or foundation during the day and use it as a part of your moisturising routine at night without looking like a grease ball (unless you have extremely oily skin to begin with).

Coming to the properties of the product, rosehip seed oil indeed does it all! It is rich in fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C and acts as a moisturiser as well as a toner. I have been using this oil as a part of my moisturising routine (post toning) and have noticed its exfoliating properties already. It has a noticeable peeling action and I could see that my dead skin was flaking off faster than usual while my pimples seemed to dry up more quickly. My skin also looked smoother than usual, which could be due to the fact that rosehip seed oil diminishes pores and plumps up the skin to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. I know that it sounds too good to be true, but if you religiously incorporate this facial oil in your skincare routine then I am sure that you will observe such positive results too.

Ryaal Rosehip Seed Oil | Review

Ryaal Rosehip Seed Oil | Review

Overall, I do not have anything negative to say about this product. It is quite affordable at INR 289 for a 15ml bottle that will last you for months if used in the right quantity. My skin has been behaving really well since I started using this oil and it is perhaps the most enjoyable part of my skincare routine at the moment. If you have been suffering from dry or dull skin and are looking for a multi-tasking solution then you must try out this gem of a product!

Click here to buy the Ryaal Rosehip Seed Oil.

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Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

If you are looking for a skincare brand with excellent ingredients to repair and brighten the skin then you don’t have to look any further than Tvakh. All the products from this brand have ingredients comparable to those of high-end brands but at mid-range, affordable prices. The recent addition to my Tvakh collection is their Antioxidant Night Repair Creme, and even though I have only used it for a few weeks, I can already feel this product working, so I wanted to share my thoughts about this cream with you.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

This product is basically a night cream and overnight treatment/mask combined in one. It has a very interesting and unique moussey texture with some gritty particles embedded in it. Upon application, the particles do exfoliate the skin a bit, which may not be suitable for sensitive skin, but the cream in itself is very light-weight and sinks into the skin pretty quickly. The ingredient list contains some powerful anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape seed extract and naturally derived coenzyme Q10 that help with reversing photo-ageing and the damage caused to the skin by environmental factors, by helping in skin-cell regeneration.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

I apply a thick layer of the product to my face and neck before going to bed and wake up with smoother, plumper, and brighter looking skin in the morning. The effects are definitely visible within a few days, which is extremely impressive for a night cream. This cream will definitely help those with dull and slightly wrinkled skin by restoring the youthfulness of their face. However, do remember that this cream contains chemical exfoliants, like Vitamin C, so if you haven’t incorporated such products in your skincare before then do perform a patch test and start with using this product once a week and slowly increase the frequency of usage. Other than that, in my opinion, this cream should suit everyone except those with really dry or sensitive skin because it is not extremely hydrating and does tingle a bit on application. Also, the smell is a little weird but goes away within a minute of application, so I don’t really get bothered by it.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

Overall, I am super happy with this night cream for my skin type and am pretty pleased to wake up to healthy looking skin every morning. The packaging is quite sturdy and travel-friendly and you get 30gms of the product for INR 745, which is quite affordable when compared to similar products in the market. Overall, if you have dull skin and are starting to notice the first signs of ageing then you should consider trying out this cream to nip the skin issues in the bud, and if you are a lover of Vitamin C then you must purchase this cream asap, I am sure you will love it 🙂

Click here to buy the Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme.

Fabeya – Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

So I recently received a few products from Fabeya, a natural skincare brand that has a wide range of face and body scrubs and gels with fascinating ingredients catering to different skin types, and I immediately fell in love with everything in the package. I received the Activated Charcoal Face & Body Scrub, the Organic Papaya Gel, and the Apple Cider Vinegar Body Scrub & Polish, and all three products are made with natural, no-nonsense ingredients, with no parabens, sulphates, alcohol, phthalates, or artificial colours in them. Not only are these products a perfect example of the clean skincare I have been talking about these days, they are also perfect for the hot and sultry Indian summer. So without much ado, here are my thoughts on these three gems.

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

Activated Charcoal is a skincare ingredient that probably needs no introduction. Everybody knows about its efficacy at sucking out all the gunk from the pores, leaving the skin squeaky clean. However, what makes the Fabeya Activated Charcoal Face and Body Scrub Unique is the fact that it is super creamy and extremely gentle compared to any other activated charcoal products that I have tried. Most charcoal products are not suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin, but this soothing scrub with tiny exfoliating particles should suit all skin types. As I mentioned, the product is super creamy and hydrating and offers a cooling sensation to the skin while the tiny beads provide mild exfoliation. It is an extremely comforting product to use at the end of a long day and leaves the skin looking brighter, rejuvenated and bump-free. This is probably my favourite product out of the three and I will definitely recommend it to everybody.

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

The Fabeya Organic Papaya Gel is a soothing, light-weight gel with a delicious fruity scent. Papaya is known for its calming and brightening properties, which makes this gel perfect as an after-sun treatment. Just pop it in the fridge for some time and then apply a generous layer to your sun-burnt skin, the gel will cool down the skin and reverse the sun damage at the same time. You can also use this as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine to seal all the serums and creams in place, or can apply it as a soothing face mask for around 5-10 minutes and then rinse with some water. This product is perfect for those with sensitive or extremely oily skin as it hydrates and brightens without being too heavy. If your skin is suffering from the harsh summer sunlight then you must incorporate this product into your skincare routine.

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

Apple Cider Vinegar is packed with a ton of benefits for the skin, is rich in anti-toxins, and is supposed to be excellent at fighting acne and brightening the skin. The Fabeya Apple Cider Vinegar Body Scrub & Polish is the first apple cider vinegar scrub that I have tried and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. The product comes in the form of a hydrating cream with tiny walnut shell particles embedded in it. The scrub particles are gritty enough to remove dead skin, ingrown hair, or a tan with ease without being extremely harsh. The cream in itself has a mild cooling effect on the skin and leaves the skin looking visibly smoother and brighter after each use without making it dry. This product is excellent for taking care of the skin of the body, which often gets neglected when compared to the skin of the face.

Fabeya - Natural and Affordable Skincare | Review

Needless to say, I am in love with all the three products and will definitely be trying out more products from Fabeya. All their products come in gigantic 340 ml tubs that are priced around the INR 400 mark, but are currently available on Amazon at INR 299. Affordable and all-natural skincare couldn’t get any better than this. So if you are looking for smooth, healthy-looking and bright skin this summer then do give Fabeya a shot, I am sure you won’t be disappointed!

Click here to buy the Fabeya Activated Charcoal Face & Body Scrub.

Click here to buy the Fabeya Organic Papaya Gel.

Click here to buy the Fabeya Apple Cider Vinegar Body Scrub & Polish.

Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil | Review

I am a huge fan of citrus scents, especially in the summer months, and like to drench my home, clothes, and skin in lemony fragrances when the mercury rises. The Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil has recently become my favourite oil for the diffuser because it adds a fresh summery scent to my home that has a calming effect on my mind. I trust the quality of Ryaal’s essential oils and their 100% pure grapefruit essential oil is no exception. Here are some of the ways in which I use this product.

Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil | Review

You can use this delightful grapefruit oil in your diffuser for some relaxing aroma therapy and can also apply a few drops to your clothes or pillow for its refreshing scent to uplift your mood all day long. An added bonus of this is that the scent keeps the mosquitoes away, which is a MAJOR plus if you live in India. Grapefruit oil is also great at brightening dull and tired skin, so you can mix in a drop with your face mask or serum to get that natural glow on your face. Honestly, there are a bunch of other ways in which this product can be used but these are my favourite ways to use this oil.

Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil | Review

Everything about this product is perfect, from the sturdy bottle with a dropper, to the super affordable price of INR 199 for 15ml of product, to the quality of the oil. Ryaal also has a bunch of other essential oils in their collection which you can try in case you are not grapefruit-crazy like me. So do check out their fascinating range and let me know if you try out any of their products 🙂

Click here to buy the Ryaal Grapefruit Essential Oil.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush Review

Affordable brushes are hard to come by, and unfortunately, none of the inexpensive brushes from Indian brands that I have tried has given me the results that I expected. Fortunately, Wet n Wild is finally here in India, so I was excited to try out their affordable brushes because their makeup has never failed me. I picked up just the fan brush to try out before investing in their entire collection of brushes and here are my thoughts on this white beauty.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush Review

First of all, for the price of INR 299, the chic white design of the Wet n Wild brushes with the touch of pink at the ends is extremely classy. Also, these brushes are cruelty-free and made of synthetic fibers, which is commendable. I picked up the fan brush for applying the Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder in the shade Precious Petals, and this brush is excellent for the job.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush Review

This fan brush provides precise application of the highlighter to the high points of my face, and is thin enough for fine application right on my cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. The brush picks up the right amount of product so that you don’t have to go for multiple layers of the highlighter and it also doesn’t pick up too much product which may have you looking like a light bulb or killing your arm blending the highlight in.

Wet n Wild Fan Brush ReviewThe only complaint that I have about this product is that the fibers feel a little “syntheticy” aka hard on my face. However, this might be because it is a fan brush and my opinion might change after trying out their foundation and blush brushes. In any case, this is by far the best makeup brush that I have tried in its price range and I will definitely be checking out more from their collection and will keep you posted!

Click here to buy the Wet n Wild Fan Brush.

The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review

2017 was the year of the sheet mask craze in India, but I am someone who often does not buy a product just because everybody else is buying it. This was the case with The Face Shop Sheet Masks, which everybody raved about but I never added to my cart. However, recently, my skin looked a little dull and tired, thanks to the heat and the long hours in front of a screen, so I decided to finally try out the Blueberry and Lemon Sheet Masks from The Face Shop. Here are my thoughts after using these masks on consecutive nights.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
The Blueberry mask claims to be a revitalizing mask that is supposed to improve the suppleness of the skin while hydrating it and making it baby smooth. It comes drenched in a serum that smells like blueberries and has a slightly thick consistency. The mask feels extremely cooling on the skin and fits quite well on the face. Upon removal after 15-20 minutes, my skin looked visibly more radiant and felt hydrated. However, although the brand recommends patting in the residual serum into the skin, I feel that the serum is quite heavy and felt like something that would clog my pores. Therefore, I would recommend rinsing off the extra serum if you have oily, acne-prone skin.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
The lemon mask is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C and claims to add a radiance to the skin. This mask too comes drenched in a cooling serum but somehow this particular serum feels lighter than the blueberry one and gets absorbed into the skin more easily, making it more suitable for oily-skinned people. Strangely enough, after using this sheet mask, I did not notice as much brightness as I had expected due to its claims, but my skin felt extremely smooth and supple. Overall, I was pretty happy with this mask and this one definitely suited my skin way better than the blueberry mask.
The Face Shop Sheet Masks | Review
I will surely be purchasing the Lemon sheet mask again but I am not too keen on reusing the Blueberry mask because the serum felt too heavy on my skin. Perhaps if you have dry skin then the Blueberry mask will suit you better. After using these sheet masks I do get what the hype is all about. The Face Shop Sheet Masks provided me some of the most visible results after just one use when compared to the other sheet masks I have tried, which require multiple uses before the results start showing. Priced at INR 100 each, these sheet masks are an excellent investment to give a boost to your skin right before a special event, provided that you find the right variant for your skin. A must try in my opinion!

Kanai Organics – Plant Based Beauty | Review

Clean skincare is something that always attracts me, and when the brand sources ingredients from the wonderful ecosystems of the country and gives back to the remotest regions of India, I am definitely going to talk about it. This fascinating brand is Kanai Organics, a plant-based beauty brand that has recently released an Avocado Oil Moisturiser and an Aloe Vera Manjishtha Face Wash. Before talking about these products in detail, here is a brief introduction about the brand:

“Kanai’s emphasis is on making nature the star of the product. Using ingredients like Apricot, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Reetha, Manjistha, Sesame, Avocado, Nutmeg, we build products that promise to enhance and beautify naturally. Our promise to the customer is that at least 95% of the ingredients used will be natural and ethically sourced by using fair trade practices. 

Our idea of beauty doesn’t just limit itself to the body but also to the heart. And what better way to prove it than to be kind and give back to those that deserve it the most? Kanai remains committed to never testing on animals and giving away proceeds from the sale of each product to the Rural Development Institute which works to address the needs of women, children and adolescents in some of the remotest parts of the Himalayas.”

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

I love the honesty of the brand where they claim to be at least 95% natural, whereas many brands resort to marketing gimmicks where they claim that they are 100% natural but the ingredient list states otherwise. This brand is inspired by Indian ingredients and is making sure that the growers of these ingredients continue to have a livelihood. This really impressed me even before I started using the products, but without much ado, here are my thoughts on their face wash and moisturiser.

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

My skin loves anything with Avocado oil in it and the Kanai Avocado Oil Moisturiser is no exception. It contains a lot of ingredients that are great for the skin, such as sesame oil, liquorice & neem extracts, and of course, avocado oil and is rich in Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. I also love the fact that it has a natural SPF 15 in it, which is great for when you are stepping out for a short while. This moisturiser is extremely light-weight and sinks into the skin beautifully, without leaving any white cast. It has a mild pleasant scent and an extremely soothing effect on the skin. This moisturiser can be used on the body as well as the face, but I have been using it only on my body and I must say, my skin feels way softer and smoother than before. Priced at INR 600 for a 100ml tube, I feel that the price of the product is justified considering the great ingredients and the fact that some of the proceeds from every purchase go towards supporting the rural communities of the Himalayan region.

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

Kanai Organics - Plant Based Beauty | Review

The Kanai Aloe Vera Manjishtha Face Wash is very unique because it is free of chemical soap, and contains natural Reetha extracts instead. Because of this, the face wash is extremely gentle and does not lather much, but cleanses the skin really well. The Manjishtha extracts brighten the skin while the aloe vera hydrates it. My skin feels baby soft after each wash and has not broken out since I started using the product. In fact, my existing acne has also reduced significantly because of this face wash. This product is perfect for those with extremely dry or sensitive skin, and those with oily skin can use it as a second step of a double cleanse routine. Priced at INR 550 for a 100ml tube, this face wash is a must buy for all those whose skin is extremely sensitive to chemicals.

As you can probably tell, I am already a huge fan of the brand and can’t wait for them to come up with more products. Meanwhile, why don’t you try these two products and let me know what you think about them?

Click here to buy the Kanai Avocado Oil Moisturiser from Amazon.

Click here to buy the Kanai Aloe Vera Manjishtha Face Wash from Amazon.

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WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review

So recently, I exhausted my supply of shampoos and conditioners and was browsing through Amazon to find something new and exciting for my hair. Some of the highest recommended suggestions were of WOW haircare products, a brand that I had been hearing a lot about but was slightly wary of due to the large number of sponsored posts floating around on the Internet. However, I decided to give their products a fair shot – so here is a completely honest, non-sponsored review of the WOW Strengthening Shampoo and the WOW Hair Conditioner, which I have been using together for a few weeks.

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review

The WOW hair strengthening shampoo claims to restore the strength and shine of weak and thin hair while providing volume too. The formula is 100% vegetarian and contains the extracts of rosemary and tea tree to nourish the scalp. This shampoo is a clear liquid that lathers pretty well and emanates the soothing scent of tea tree oil, it gives me the feel of a clarifying shampoo, which is something that my oily scalp definitely needs. The product rinses off easily and does not seem to leave behind any residue on the hair. After drying, my hair does look voluminous and bouncy, and the sticky feeling at my roots that I usually get within a day of washing my hair stays away for an extra day or two. My hair also looks visibly shinier and slightly stronger since I started using this product, but I am not sure whether this is the result of the shampoo, the conditioner or the two in conjugation.

 

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review
WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review
The WOW Hair Conditioner has some interesting ingredients that caught my eye, such as virgin coconut oil, avocado oil and wheat germ protein. This creamy white conditioner is rich in Vitamins E and B5  and claims to add shine, strength, and volume to the hair, while reversing the damage caused by exposure to the sun, pollution etc. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about this product because of the presence of coconut oil in it, which can make my hair look limp and greasy if used in excess. However, the formula has nailed the right concentration of oils for my hair type and the ends of my hair look less dry and rough than usual after using this conditioner, and of course, shinier too. I love that this conditioner is not so heavy as to weigh down my thin hair and to make my roots look greasy and yet is nourishing enough to give some new life to the dry ends.

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo and WOW Hair Conditioner | Review
Overall, I am pretty happy with this shampoo+conditioner combo because it caters to my greasy roots as well as rough ends equally well. The WOW hair care products are all reasonably priced at below the INR 500 mark and come in sturdy and travel-friendly 300ml bottles with a pump. To be honest, I can’t really think of anything negative to say about these products and wish to try their other shampoos soon. Have you tried any WOW products yet? What was your experience? Let me know in the comments below!

Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review

The hectic lifestyle of the 21st century is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically, and when we do get a rare break from the daily routine, we want to pamper ourselves but in a way that does not require much effort or elaborate preparation. The recent release from Ryaal, their Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak, is one such product that can provide calming relaxation within a few minutes. I have been using this multi-purpose product in various ways over the past few weeks and here are my thoughts on this bath salt that is a necessity for every man and woman who juggles tons of tasks throughout the day.
Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
Epsom salt or Magnesium Sulphate has been known for a long time for its therapeutic benefits, such as soothing muscle pain, curing skin conditions, healing cuts, treating colds etc. Both Magnesium and Sulphur are easily absorbed by the skin, which is why epsom salt baths are extremely popular throughout the world. Ryaal combines these amazing properties of epsom salt with the calming and anti-bacterial benefits of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil in its Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak.
Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
This multi-purpose product can be used as a foot soak, a bath salt, and a scrub. Just mix it in some warm water to create a lovely foot soak for a relaxing pedicure, add it to your bath water to allow your whole body to absorb its benefits, or create a scrub by mixing it with some oil to get rid of the dead skin in a jiffy. Whether I soak my feet or my entire body in the salt solution, it actually leaves my muscles feeling relaxed and removes the tiredness of the day. My skin also looked visibly brighter and healthier right after the first use, which is why I really enjoy this salt as a brightening treatment for my feet and the tanned parts of my arms. Also, as soon I open the pack, the calming aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint greets me, which helps to alleviate stress and relaxes my mind.
Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
This salt is also extremely effective as a scrub and is perfect for those who enjoy a rough scrub with a higher degree of exfoliation. You simply need to mix in a handful of the salt with some coconut oil or any other body oil of your choice and then use this mixture as a scrub on your wet skin. The scrub removes even the sturdy dead skin with ease and provides a cooling and tingling sensation on the skin.

Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak | Review
Overall, if you wish to enjoy a spa-like treatment at home without having to hunt for a number of ingredients, then the Ryaal Dr. Salt Epsom Salt Muscle Soak will have your back. The product also comes in two other variants – a sleep formula and a foot soak – and each of the three variants is priced at INR 999 for 5 Kgs of product but is currently available at INR 555 on Amazon. Trust me, this is an excellent investment because this massive bag will last you forever. The bag is a ziplock one so you can store it as it is or can transfer the contents to a container, however, do not miss out on this amazing deal because your body will love all the pampering it will receive.

ASAP Nutrition Bars Review

If you know me, you would know that I am partial to my snack bars and can have them at any time of the day, thanks to the convenience of grabbing them, and the relatively better ingredients compared to chips and chocolates. I was recently sent some samples of the ASAP bars by the brand, and believe it or not, I was nibbling into one of them as soon as I opened the pack! These delicious snack bars have been my go-to mid-meal snack for the past few days. Read on to find out more about these droolicious nutrition bars.

ASAP Nutrition Bars Review

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I received 2 packs of the ASAP bars in the assorted flavours – Fruit and White Chocolate, Almond and Dark Chocolate, and Cashew, Almond and Caramel. The name ASAP stands for “As Simple As Possible”, which is what is reflected by the ingredients of these bars. They contain oats, rice crispies, nuts, honey and brown sugar with a thin coating of chocolate/caramel to add the gooey factor. Tastewise, they are quite different and better than most of the nutrition bars I have tried recently. Unlike many bars that taste largely of peanuts and rice crispies, with these ones you can actually taste the almonds and other nuts as well as the oats.
ASAP Nutrition Bars Review
ASAP Nutrition Bars Review
The texture of these bars is also perfect and they are not too hard to bite into nor too soft to break easily. All three flavours have a distinct taste to them which is true to their respective names, but my personal favourite is the Fruit and White Chocolate variant because I am partial to white chocolate. I would also like to point out that with many nutrition bars, the chocolate doesn’t really taste like the chocolate we love but with the ASAP bars, the chocolate coating is milky and reminds me of high-quality chocolates. The only thing that I would wish to change is the sugar content, which is a little high for my liking, but this is a personal preference and the sweetness may, in fact, make these bars a great alternative for those who are trying to slowly transition towards a healthy lifestyle.
ASAP Nutrition Bars Review
Overall, I feel that the ASAP bars are a filling and delicious snack which is a great way to keep yourselves full until the next meal or when you are out and about. They are also pretty affordable with a price point of INR 180 for a box of 6 bars. The ASAP bars can be purchased on Amazon and I would recommend trying at least one pack, I am sure you will fall in love with these delightful yet healthy treats.

 

Disclaimer – PR samples sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

The sun is shining bright on our faces now and we are all reaching for the matte sunscreens, well at least skincare crazy people like yours truly are! I seem to be going through one tube of sunscreen a month these days, and the one that I am currently using is the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50. Here are my thoughts on this product that is pretty much the need of the hour.

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

Not only does this cream provide a high SPF of 50, it also contains ingredients that are really good for the skin. Some of the ingredients that stand out are chamomile, known for its soothing effect on the skin, white tea, a powerful anti-oxidant, and Gingko Biloba extracts, which possess anti-ageing properties and help with fine lines and wrinkles. I haven’t used the product long enough to comment on the anti-ageing properties, but it definitely calmed down my hormonal breakout after just one use and I did not break out after that. Also, ever since I started using this sunscreen as a replacement for my last one, my skin has become visibly brighter, so full marks to Plum for that.

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

Texturewise, this cream is semi-thick, but it spreads pretty easily on the skin. Remember, a little goes a long way with this cream, so if you will use too much product, it will leave a slight whitish cast on your face, however, if you use the right amount then the cream will sink into the skin within a minute or two. Once blended in, the cream offers a completely matte finish on the face and feels really light-weight, much like the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen. I am absolutely loving its matte finish during the hot and humid weather and my makeup sits well on top of the cream too. I also love its subtle sweet scent which instantly perks up my mood in the morning (yes, fragrances do that to me, call me a weirdo if you like :P)

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream | Review

Overall, I feel that the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream is one of the best sunscreens for those with oily skin because it protects the skin from the sun rays and also nourishes it from within. Priced at INR 520 for a 60ml tube that will last you a really long time, this cream is quite reasonably priced for its high SPF. So, do check it out if you have oily skin and suffer from breakouts in the warmer months.

Click here to buy the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder – Precious Petals | Review and Swatches

Just a few years back, I was just a kajal and lip balm gal, then the sparkling world of makeup lured me in and I expanded my makeup collection to include mascara, concealers, bronzers and what not. However, highlighter was something I usually steered clear of, primarily because I was scared that it would make my oily face resemble a grease ball, and also because I was worried that the glitter particles present in most highlighters might irritate me. However, the more I saw the beautifully highlighted cheekbones and noses of beauty bloggers, the more the idea of trying out a highlighter stopped frightening me. Ever since then, I have experimented with a few highlighters, both powders and creams, but have finally found an affordable highlighter that actually makes me glow like I want to. This product is the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Precious Petals Highlighting Powder, a gorgeous drugstore highlighter that has become my absolute fave. Read on to find out more about this gem of a product.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches

This powder highlighter comes in a sturdy, compact packaging with a beautiful floral pattern embossed on the actual product. It has a stunning bronzy-gold glow that will compliment medium and dusky Indian skin tones really well. The product provides smooth and even pigmentation, blends like a dream, and does not have any fallout. It imparts a “healthy glow” to the face that looks quite natural when light falls on it, so it is perfect for the days when you want to look a little glammed up without going full glam. In fact, if used in measured amounts, it can even complement a light daily makeup look really well.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches
I apply this using my Wet n Wild Fan Brush, and like to dust the product gently over my cheekbones using the brush. Doing this once provides a very subtle sheen to the cheeks but you can easily build the glow up with multiple layers, without your makeup looking cakey. I also love the price point of INR 499 and the fact that the product doesn’t contain any chunky glitter, and instead has micro shimmer embedded in it that offers a smooth finish and a pearlescent glow.
Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals | Review and Swatches
The Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powders are currently available in 3 shades in India, so I am sure that you will find something that suits your complexion. If you are someone who wants to experiment with highlighters without going overboard on the glow factor, do try out this product because it is easy on the pocket and very forgiving too. I am sure that it will last me a really long time and I don’t feel the need to experiment with other brands while Precious Petals has my back!