Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee – Brew Packs | Review

All the coffee lovers here put your hands up! We are the crazy caffeine addicts who cannot give up their coffee no matter what the weather or time of day, but with the mercury constantly rising, a glass of chilled ice coffee sounds way more inviting than a steaming mug of latte, doesn’t it? This is where the Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee Brew Packs come to the rescue. These easy to make cold brew packs do not need any equipment for making cafe style iced coffee at home. Read on to find out how to use these packs for your daily caffeine fix.

Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee - Brew Packs | Review

The Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee Packs come in individual packets of coffee wrapped in filter paper. You just need to add one of these packets to a jug of water and let it brew overnight at room temperature. The next day, just pour this coffee into a glass, add ice, milk, and sugar as per your liking and there you have it, a perfect glass of iced coffee without burning a hole in your pocket. The Sleepy Owl Coffee has a smooth and strong flavour to it and once you figure out the right ratio of coffee, milk and sugar as per your taste, you will definitely stop making regular trips to your local Starbucks. However, I will have to say that this product is more suitable for those who prefer less milk and more water in their coffee.

Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee - Brew Packs | Review

You can purchase a box of 5 brew packs for INR 500 from Sleepyowl.co  and each brew pack will give you at least 3 cups of coffee. This is definitely a great price for high-quality cold brew coffee. While I am not a coffee connoisseur of coffee, I do enjoy the beverage and have had my fair share of caffeine in my life to say that this product is worth a shot. So do try it out and let me know how your taste buds like it.

Click here to buy the Brew Packs from Sleepy Owl Cold Brew Coffee.

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Plum Hello Aloe Ultra Lite Day Lotion SPF 20 | Review

So Plum has recently been in the news for all the right reasons. It has now been approved by PETA for being cruelty-free and vegan, another feather added to the brand’s cap for providing clean and no-nonsense skincare at affordable prices. One of their excellent products for summer is the Plum Hello Aloe Ultra Lite Day Lotion, which I will be reviewing for all of you today.

Plum Hello Aloe Ultra Lite Day Lotion SPF 20 | Review

The Plum Ultra Lite Day Lotion contains the goodness of aloe vera and Vitamin E and provides hydration without being heavy or greasy. For the longest time, I thought that this product is an aloe vera gel, which is why I never purchased it. However, when I received a free sample of this product with my order, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is actually a cream based product, which I personally prefer during the day, and the SPF 20 makes it perfect for summers. Texturewise, I would say that it is somewhere in between a lotion and a cream, it is creamier than the Plum Green Tea Lotion but is not greasy, and should be suitable for dry to normal skin.

Plum Hello Aloe Ultra Lite Day Lotion SPF 20 | Review

As claimed by the brand, the product is indeed very gentle on the skin and is therefore suitable for those with sensitive skin. While aloe vera gel on its own is ideal for oily skinned people, the incorporation of the ingredient in this particular formula allows dry-skinned people to enjoy the benefits of aloe vera, which is very innovative in my opinion. Also, since I have a sample of the product, I got a tube, but the actual packaging of the full-sized product is in the form of a bottle with a pump which makes it completely utilitarian.

Plum Hello Aloe Ultra Lite Day Lotion SPF 20 | Review

Overall, I do not have anything negative to say about this product at all. If you are someone who enjoys light-weight skincare which is not laden with chemicals then this lotion will definitely become your favourite. So do try out this product and let me know how it worked for you!

Click here to buy the Plum Hello Aloe Ultra Lite Day Lotion with SPF 20. 

Sugar Never Say Dry Creme Lipstick | Review and Swatches

Matte lipsticks are definitely my jam but sometimes my lips need something a little more hydrating, which is why I recently picked up 2 shades from the Sugar Never Say Dry Creme Lipstick Collection. I went for the shades 06 Raisin Helen and 07 Mauve Actually, and here is what I think about these lippies.

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The formula of the Sugar Never Say Dry Creme Lipsticks is super creamy, soft, and intensely pigmented. It glides on the lips and provides even pigmentation in one swipe. The lipsticks have a slight sheen to them but are not too glossy and do not contain any shimmer. They are pretty buttery, and while they do not slide too much on the lips, application will be a little easier if you use a liner first.

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The shade Raisin Helen is a beautiful yellow-toned brown which will be a nice deep nude for most Indian skin tones. It is warm toned without being rusty and is a great alternative to a pinky nude. On the other hand, the shade Mauve Actually is a much bolder colour which is a deep mauve, almost like a toned down version of a plum shade. This shade too will suit all Indian skin tones but will look better for an outing or special occasion than for daily wear.

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Since the formula is not matte, it is obviously not super long-lasting, but it does stay put on the lips for a good 4-5 hours if you do not eat anything. It transfers while eating but fades pretty gracefully, leaving a light wash of colour behind. Also, my lips feel super nourished when I use these lipsticks, so I do not mind reapplying them every 4 hours or so. Priced at INR 499, these lipsticks are quite good for the price and the quality is really impressive, so do check out the shade range of this collection if you are on the hunt for creamy lipsticks.

Click here to buy the Sugar Never Say Dry Creme Lipsticks.

Dermavive Moisturising Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal | Review

Some skincare ingredients are so amazingly effective that they have stood the test of time and have managed to retain a spot in skincare recipes ranging from age-old grandma’s concoctions to modern pharmaceutical skincare ranges. Oatmeal is one such ingredient that is known to be extremely gentle yet excellent at relieving the skin from irritation and itchiness caused by rashes, allergic reactions, and other skin conditions. In fact, it is so gentle and effective that oatmeal baths are even recommended for infants suffering from skin infections. Dermavive, an Australian brand that has recently launched in India, utilizes this time-tested ingredient in the Dermavive Moisturising Lotion that contains Natural Colloidal Oatmeal. The brand sent me the product to review a few days back and here is my review of this moisturising lotion.

Dermavive Moisturising Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal | Review

The Dermavive Moisturising Lotion has Natural Colloidal Oatmeal as its star ingredient. As I mentioned before, oatmeal is a scientifically proven skincare ingredient that helps to maintain the natural pH balance or acidity of the skin, reduces dryness, and creates a protective barrier on the skin. Therefore, this lotion is particularly suitable for those with dry, sensitive and irritated skin although it can benefit those with all skin types. The lotion has a thick texture but spreads easily on the skin and sinks in within seconds without leaving a white cast. It does not leave any greasy feeling on the skin but still provides intense hydration that lasts for hours and makes my skin feel super soft and smooth.

Dermavive Moisturising Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal | Review

Dermavive Moisturising Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal | Review

Since this product is meant for irritated skin, the brand has not added any artificial fragrance in the lotion. It has a mild natural scent that does not linger on the skin post application. The finish that this lotion leaves on the skin is really impressive, it does not feel like you have applied anything on the skin yet the skin feels really supple and hydrated. Also, the product helped to calm down a few rashes I had developed on my arms due to wearing some artificial jewellery, hence it does live up to its claims of relieving irritated skin. Even though this product is specifically targeted towards dry and irritated skin, its non-greasy texture, intense hydration and mild and light-weight formula make it perfect for all skin types. In fact, the brand claims that this product can be used on children and babies as well.

Dermavive Moisturising Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal | Review

The Dermavive Moisturising Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal is currently available on Amazon and Flipkart in India and is priced at INR 800 for a 120ml tube that is travel-friendly and comes with a flip lid. The price may seem a little steep but trust me, it is an excellent investment if you suffer from recurring skin issues and most skincare products don’t suit your skin. Overall, I am really enjoying using this product and would highly recommend it to all of you. No matter what your skin type, regular usage of this lotion will definitely improve the texture and look of your skin. So do give it a try and let me know your thoughts about this moisturising lotion.

Greenberry Organics Giveaway Announcement!

Hi Guys! I am excited to announce that I am currently running a giveaway on Instagram where one lucky winner will receive a jar of the Greenberry Organics Bio-Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub worth INR 575.

Greenberry Organics Bio-Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub

About the Product – The Greenberry Organics Bio-Active D-Tan Exfoliating Scrub is a wonderful scrub for removing tan, white heads, and dead skin from the face without irritating the skin. It has gritty particles embedded in a cream that provide medium to intense exfoliation while nourishing the skin. Click here to read my full review of the product. This scrub is available exclusively on greenberryorganics.in and the brand is running some great offers at the moment.

How to Enter the Giveaway – To enter the giveaway, please follow the following steps –

  1. Follow me on Instagram.
  2. Follow Greenberry Organics on Instagram.
  3. Like my giveaway post for this product.
  4. Comment below the giveaway post stating your favourite summer skincare tip and tag 3 of your friends in the same comment.

Terms and Conditions-

  1. The giveaway will be open till 1st June and the winner will be announced by 3rd June.
  2. Winner will be chosen RANDOMLY from all the eligible entries.
  3. Spam comments and DM’s will not be entertained.
  4. Giveaway is open only to Indian residents.

So do enter this giveaway to share my love for this wonderful product from Greenberry Organics.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

The Summer Gods are glaring down upon us and my skin keeps begging for something refreshing. Since I adore the Rose Water Face Mist from Greenberry Organics so much, I decided to try out their Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner to keep me cool in the heat. Read on to find out how I feel about this product.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

This refreshing toner is a green mist with a refreshing mint scent (which I love but those with a sensitive nose may find a little bothersome). Upon spraying on the face, it has a cooling, tingly, minty sensation on the skin which lasts for at least 15 minutes. This product is an excellent toner that leaves my pores feeling tighter and it has also reduced the greasiness of my skin, thereby making it perfect for those with oily skin who are suffering in the heat and humidity of the Indian summer. Also, my skin has been behaving quite well with hardly any breakouts since I started using this product. While this is definitely a combined result of all the skincare products that I use, the oil controlling properties of this toner have definitely helped in preventing breakouts.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

The formula contains a bunch of skin-loving ingredients such as Rose Water, Aloe Vera, Cucumber extracts and Witch Hazel extracts. The bottle is pretty sturdy, leak proof and travel-friendly while the spray comes out in the form of a fine mist that is perfect for the even coverage of the skin. This product claims to be a toner and makeup remover combined in one and while I wouldn’t use it on its own to remove my makeup, it definitely helps in getting rid of the residual makeup left on my skin after cleansing.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

To sum it up, this toner is really good for those with open pores and acne-prone, oily skin. It will help to dry out existing breakouts and will control oil production to prevent future breakouts while being extremely cooling on the skin. The product is priced at INR 400 for a 100ml bottle but is usually available on Amazon at around INR 250, which is a great price for the quality and quantity of the toner. A great buy for the summers in my opinion!

Click here to buy the Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner.

How To Make Your Own Makeup!

Guest Post by Jordan

Do you ever hit the store to replenish your favorite eyeshadow, glance at the price, and sigh, wishing there was a cheaper way to achieve your favorite look? Or have you ever randomly checked out the ingredient list on your most-used products and wondered what ninety percent of the stuff was, and whether or not it was actually good for your skin? Although the makeup industry is vast, and on average costs us about fifteen grand over the course of a lifetime, commercial makeup products are not the end-all, be-all in terms of beauty – especially if you like to look great, save money, and be kind to your body. Below are a handful of tips and beginner recipes for making your very own products from the stuff in your kitchen. DIY projects are so in right now – so get reading, and then start mixing!

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Cream Foundation

The best organic DIY foundation we found is by far the most intense recipe in this list, so if you can make this one work, you’re good to go! To start with, set up your double boiler, or throw a glass bowl over a pot of water on the stove if you don’t have one. Bring the water to a simmer, making sure the bowl doesn’t actually touch the water, and use your kitchen scale to measure and throw in 1 ½ ounces almond oil, an ounce of shea butter, half an ounce of cocoa butter, half an ounce worth of beeswax chips, and ⅛ teaspoon of vitamin E. Stir this concoction until it is melted, remove from heat and allow to cool, and then whisk in half an ounce of zinc oxide (found at most herbal and organic specialty shops) and ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon. Finally, to get the color right, start with adding half a tablespoon of cocoa powder, mix, and test it on your skin. Work your way up to the right shade with an additional ½ teaspoon of cocoa at a time, and once it looks just right, allow it to cool completely and store safely in a clean jar.

Eyebrow Filler

For this one, you’ll need more almond oil and cocoa powder, cornstarch, activated charcoal powder, and a small jar to store your mixture in once you’ve finished. Combine 1 ½ teaspoons of the almond oil and 2 ½ teaspoons of cocoa powder, and mix well to create your base and identify whether or not the color needs to be darker for your brows. If so, add the charcoal in tiny increments and stir after each until the color is just a shade darker than what you desire. Finally, add one teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken the mixture and bring the color back to the tone you want. You can play with adding more cornstarch or charcoal to even out the color, thickness, and texture. Give it a final few stirs, and store in a tightly-sealed, sanitized jar, applying with a thin brow brush as you would the commercial equivalent.

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Blush and Bronzer

DIY blush is even easier, and the bronzer just requires an extra ingredient. Because this recipe is dry, it will obviously keep for much longer than the cream and oil-based recipes you can use, as long as you keep it safe from moisture and humidity. To whip up your own batch, you’ll want to toss together ¼ cup of cornstarch and between one and three teaspoons of hibiscus powder, depending upon how rosy you like your blush to be. You can also replace the cornstarch with arrowroot powder for a softer (but still natural) base that will work harder at absorbing the sweat and oils from your face. Take it a step further and mix in between ½ and a whole teaspoon of ground cinnamon to give the mixture a bronzy look. Again, play combining different amounts of the hibiscus and cinnamon to make the color all your own.

The most important thing to recognize when beginning to create beauty products at home is that, depending on what you use to make them, they will not last as long as the commercial products you’re used to buying. They will also not contain the dyes and preservatives that typically keep bacteria from thriving in your store-bought containers, which is why we need to take extra precautions to ensure that your concoctions will keep well. To do this, we need to eliminate the possibility of contamination by using only sterilized jars when storing any DIY recipes, and applying these products with clean swabs and brushes instead of fingers. You’ll also want to keep all homemade makeup away from light and excess moisture, both of which can promote the growth of unwanted bacteria.

It’s also a great idea to mix up your preferred recipes in small amounts that you’ll use up within a few days. Creating bulk batches of any homemade product leaves too much time for them to harbor bacteria and expire, especially if your recipe is wet or calls for any naturally perishable food items. So when mixing at home, consider the shelf life of the ingredients you’re using, and apply that timeframe to how long you will have to use what you’re making. If you struggle to find the time to do multiple mini batches a week, try adding some natural antioxidants and anti-microbials like Vitamin E and coconut oil to prolong the shelf life of your creations. And ultimately, if something seems off, don’t use it. Your products may separate on their own over time, much like organic nut butters, and can be stirred to restore them to the appropriate texture. But if the smell is off, or you notice discoloration even after mixing, it’s best to toss them and make another batch.

Author bio –
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Jordan is the beauty and brains behind Beautifully Alive! She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes.The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!

Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream | Review

While drinking coffee can make you lose your sleep, applying it under your eyes has the exact opposite effect and it makes them look well rested and puffiness-free. The Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream utilizes the efficacy of this ingredient to fight dark circles, puffiness and other under-eye issues. The brand was kind enough to send me this product to review and here is how it worked for me.

Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream | Review

About the Brand: “Vya Naturals products are formulated using natural ingredients that are not only safe and non-toxic but also effective. All formulations are original, created by the brand, and tested on people, not animals. Vya Naturals uses therapeutic- grade essential oils, natural plant-based butters, natural clays and plant-based waxes. And
they definitely DO NOT use parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, animal ingredients, artificial scents, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, or petroleum.
The brand name stands for
Vimal (pure)
Yajus (reverence)
Ayush (healthy life)

Vya is reverence for a pure and healthy life.”

Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream | Review

About the Product: “Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream reduces puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate skin around the eye area.
It is formulated with caffeine-rich green tea and green coffee extracts that de-puff and reduce swelling while increasing circulation to alleviate and brighten dark circles.
Other key ingredients include oils of rosemary, avocado, and rosehip which help in moisturizing the under eye area and delaying the formation of fine lines.
To apply, take a small amount using your ring finger and apply under the eye area by gently patting from inside to outside.”

Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream | Review

My Experience with the Product: The Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream comes in a beautiful blue bottle with a pump and is extremely travel-friendly. The formula is in the form of a light-weight cream that literally melts into the skin of the under eye area. A little goes a really long way with the product and you need the tiniest drop for both the eyes. The cream does not sting the eyes and does not have a noticeable scent, making it perfect for those with sensitive eyes. Right from the first use, this cream left my skin feeling extremely hydrated and removed that uncomfortable stretchy feeling that comes from getting insufficient sleep. While it is too early to comment on whether it will completely eliminate my dark circles, my under eye area has definitely become brighter than before and the fine lines have also reduced in just a few weeks. I have a strong feeling that with regular usage for a couple of months (twice a day), I will have a very smooth under eye area with hardly any fine lines.

Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream | Review

While I am not wise enough to comment on all the ingredients, I do know that caffeine, avocado, and rosehip oil are some of my skin’s favourite ingredients, which is why this product works beautifully for me and I am sure it will work well for you too if you are diligent about using it daily. This product is perfect for those who want some intense hydration for the under eye area without that heavy/sticky feeling that some eye creams leave behind. It works really well under makeup and concealer applies really smoothly on top of it and creases less than usual. This eye cream is priced at INR 750 for a 30ml bottle but Vya Naturals is currently running an offer on Amazon where you can buy it for only INR 599! I think this is a great deal and this would be a great investment for anybody. Your under eye skin is one of the most delicate parts of the body so do try out this product to take care of it.

Click here to buy the Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream from Amazon at a discounted price.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe – Tan About Town Nail Lacquer | Review and Swatches

If nude nail paints are your jam then this post is meant for you! I recently tried out the Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer in the extremely unique shade – Tan About Town (47) and have been going gaga over it. Read on to find out more about this beautiful matte brown shade.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe - Tan About Town Nail Lacquer | Review and Swatches

Tan About Town is a gorgeous brown nude for medium to dark Indian skin tones that will not wash you out. It has an autumny vibe to it but I love it for the summer too. What is unique about this shade is that it is completely matte but has some extremely fine shimmer particles embedded throughout the formula (hence the description metallic matte) that add another dimension to the nails, I have never seen this in a matte polish before. The yellow toned brown is a gorgeous shade that would go with almost any outfit for any occasion and is a refreshing change from the usual pinky nudes.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe - Tan About Town Nail Lacquer | Review and Swatches

The formula is quite runny, which makes it extremely easy to apply on the nails in a single swipe. The pigmentation is also on point and provides opaque coverage with just one coat. Upon application, the nail paint initially looks glossy but dries down to a perfect matte within a few seconds. It is a quick dry formula which is ideal for when you have to be out of the house within minutes. I also love the wide brush which literally covers the entire nail in one stroke, making this product very easy to use. As for the longevity, the nail polish lasts for a decent 4-5 days if you do not perform heavy duty household chores.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe - Tan About Town Nail Lacquer | Review and Swatches

Overall, I am super pleased with this offbeat addition to my nail paint collection and do not regret paying INR 299 for the bottle (you can even make use of the various promotions that Sugar keeps running and get it for way cheaper). A spectacular shade for office wear as well as for night outs, I will highly recommend adding this to your cart.

Click here to buy the Sugar Tip Tac Toe – Tan About Town Nail Lacquer.

Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood Handmade Soap | Review

The cleansing power of activated charcoal combined with moisturising ingredients makes the perfect skincare recipe for me, not just for the face but also for the body, and my skin is loving the Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood Handmade Soap lately for this reason. This wonderful handmade soap contains shea butter and a bunch of nourishing oils that make the skin look more healthy and youthful while the charcoal sucks the grime out of the pores and reduces acne and greasiness. Before going into the details of this product, here is a bit about Vya, a very promising and new skincare brand.

About the Brand: “Vya Naturals products are formulated using natural ingredients that are not only safe and non-toxic but also effective. All formulations are original, created by the brand, and tested on people, not animals. Vya Naturals uses therapeutic- grade essential oils, natural plant-based butters, natural clays and plant-based waxes. And they definitely DO NOT use parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, animal ingredients, artificial scents, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, or petroleum.
The brand name stands for
● Vimal (pure)
● Yajus (reverence)
● Ayush (healthy life)
Vya is reverence for a pure and healthy life.”

Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood Handmade Soap | Review

Product Claims: “Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood soap is 100% natural and your best tool for maintaining healthy glowing skin. We make our soap the old fashioned way by hand, using only the purest ingredients and only in small batches.

WHAT MAKES ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SOAP SO SPECIAL?
– Activated Charcoal has a higher capacity to absorb dirt and oil, leaving your skin clean and also helps eliminate acne, blackheads, and blocked pores.
– Shea Butter along with skin loving oils of coconut, olive and sweet almond leave your skin moisturized and soft for a more youthful appearance.
– Pure essential oils of cedarwood, neroli and cinnamon leaf further protect your skin thanks to their antibacterial, deodorising and antifungal properties.
– Pure coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil have high levels of Vitamin A and E, anti oxidants and squalene, all of which keep your skin looking youthful and hydrated.
100% Vegan
100% Natural Ingredients with ZERO ANIMAL TESTING”

Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood Handmade Soap | Review

My Experience With The Product: This product is a lovely soap that emanates the refreshing scent of cedarwood that wakes me up every morning. The soaps lathers easily and the foam is greyish in colour, which reminds me of the charcoal powder we used to use for washing our hands back in the day. The ingredient list truly lives up to its claims and the soap is indeed extremely hydrating and softens the skin while detoxifying it. Not only does the product rejuvenate the skin, it keeps it fresh for long due to its deodorising properties and makes it easier to survive the scorching weather. This soap is also great for cleaning the face because it calms down acne and any skin irritation and does not leave a stretchy feeling on the skin. Overall, the product is absolutely perfect for the summer months and will suit all skin types. I will definitely be stocking up on it for the hot months ahead.

Vya Naturals Activated Charcoal & Cedarwood Handmade Soap | Review

Availability: Available on Amazon India (Click here to buy). The soap is priced at INR 295 for a 125gm bar but the brand is currently running a discount of 10% on Amazon, so go grab it now!

Giveaway Alert: Vya has been kind enough to a give away a special gift to all my lovely subscribers who purchase this soap. Here is how to get your special gift-

– Buy a Vya Naturals Charcoal Cedarwood Soap on Amazon (currently at 10% offer on amazon.in https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07C7FX766 )
– Share your Amazon order ID number with marketing@vyanaturals.com, giving your complete address and phone number
– Vya Naturals will send you a surprise gift at the address provided!

So do make use of this amazing offer and I hope that you love this product as much as I do!

Disclaimer: PR sample sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.

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.

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.