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.

Plum Vanilla And Fig – The Rich Shake Body Wash | Review

I am a bit of a body wash hoarder and can hardly ever resist buying one with an interesting fragrance. What made the Plum Vanilla and Fig – The Rich Shake Body Wash even more exciting was the fact that it was offered as a freebie with my recent Plum purchase, so I could definitely not let the opportunity to try this product slide by. I have been using this in my shower for quite a few days now and here is what I think about the product.

Plum Vanilla And Fig The Rich Shake Body Wash | Review

This product comes in a convenient pump bottle that I quite like because it is not messy to use and is travel-friendly. The actual body wash is a white liquid that smells like vanilla, but I am not able to identify the scent of figs in the fragrance. Despite this, the fragrance is absolutely heavenly and lingers on the skin for at least a couple of hours after stepping out of the shower. If you are someone who loves the scent of vanilla, this product will definitely steal your heart.

The product does not lather as much as I usually prefer, and I need at least 3-4 pumps to lather up my whole body to my satisfaction. It is quite gentle on the skin and leaves it looking smooth and supple, but I do not think that this body wash is particularly hydrating when compared to other body washes in the market.

Plum Vanilla And Fig The Rich Shake Body Wash | Review

Overall, I like the fact that this product is vegan and paraben-free, but since I have high expectations from Plum as a brand, it did not manage to wow me. I like its fragrance and packaging but the price point of INR 400 for 200ml of the product seems a little steep to me. However, since Plum is always running discounts on this body wash and offering it as a freebie with orders above a certain amount, I think it is worth a shot. Not a product that I will buy at full price, but definitely one that I would love to get again as a gift 🙂

Click here to buy the Plum Vanilla And Fig The Rich Shake Body Wash

Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash Gel | Review

A lot of us pay plenty of attention to our skincare and moisturizers but often use shower gels without giving much thought to their ingredients. However, shower gels with an abundance of chemicals in them, or those that are heavily perfumed, can often lead to excessive dryness and even body acne. Also, we all tend to skip using a body lotion from time to time, thanks to our hectic schedules and the urge to get more done in the 24 hours that we have at hand. Therefore, a shower gel with all natural ingredients that are soothing and beneficial to the skin is an absolute must-have. The Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash Gel checks all the right boxes for me and is a delight to use every morning.

Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash Gel | Review

This body wash is a pink gel that smells exactly like Gulkand and produces a soothing and not too frothy lather on the skin. It is extremely gentle and does not leave the skin dehydrated or flaky like the body washes that produce a lot of foam. It contains extremely nourishing ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Rose extracts, and Vitamin-E and is made of 100% natural ingredients.

Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash Gel | Review

This paraben-free body wash is ideal for all skin-types but will be especially beneficial for those with extremely dry or sensitive skin because it cleanses thoroughly without stripping the skin of its natural oils and provides supple and youthful skin after every wash. I also feel that this body wash calms down any active body acne on my back or shoulders and reduces their redness and size too.

Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash Gel | Review

To sum it up, if you love the scent of roses and your skin is in desperate need of some hydration then you must add this body wash to your cart. Also, the travel-friendly bottle that comes with a pump is a winner for me and I will definitely repurpose it once I am done with the product. The price tag of INR 595 for a 200ml bottle may seem a little steep but once you use this all-natural product, I am sure you will never go back to the more affordable but chemical-laden body washes. So come join me in smelling like a rose and feeling fresh like a daisy with the Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash. I am sure you will not regret it 🙂

Click here to buy the Greenberry Organics Rose and Jojoba Oil Body Wash Gel from Amazon at a great discount.

Disclaimer – Product sent by the brand but all opinions are honest, and my own.

Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel | Review

Even though soap bars have made a major comeback in India, thanks to the beautiful handmade soaps that have hit the shelves, I am still a loyal lover of shower gels. Somehow the sight of a wet bar of soap with that one rookie strand of hair clinging to it always turns me off, and I have super long hair that break easily, so this scene is pretty unavoidable in my bathroom 🙁 Also, shower gels are easy to travel with and are a more hygienic option when shared, so basically, I have a significant stash of shower gels in my cupboard. Today I will talk about the latest edition to my shower gel family, the Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel.

Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel | Review

This shower gel is free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and mineral oil. It contains lavender and thyme extracts, glycerin, and seed oils that soothe and repair the skin while cleansing it. This product is particularly designed for irritated skin and is super gentle on the body. It initially smells like an old school, strong smelling shampoo, but after rinsing it leaves behind the mild and pleasant scent of lavender on the skin. It lathers pretty well and cleanses the skin without leaving it dry, in fact, my skin feels slightly softer after using this shower gel. It is therefore perfect for the days when you are suffering from extremely dry skin or have rashes from waxing or shaving.

Kronokare Provencal Lavender All Is Well Shower Gel | Review

Priced at INR 200 for 55ml, this shower gel is fairly expensive, but it is perfect for those whose skin reacts badly to drugstore shower gels. Other than the high price, I do not have anything negative to say about this product. The packaging with the flip cap is pretty sturdy and travel-friendly too. The 30ml bottle that I have was a sample purchased from Smytten (I got 2 other samples and this bottle for INR 89 only, which is a very good deal!), so you can check it out on the Smytten app, or can purchase it from the Kronokare website directly. If you are a fan of lavender then I am sure that you will love this product!

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Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla Bath & Shower Oil |Review

It is so cool that all the bath products that I used to watch YouTubers from other countries rave about are now available in India. From bath bombs to bath salts, Indian brands are upping the game and are bringing unique products to our bath tubs and I am one happy girl! The Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla Bath & Shower Oil from Seer Secrets is one such product that is bringing a luxurious feel to my baths these days.

Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla  Bath & Shower Oil |Review

This product is an all natural shower oil that has the amazing scent of vanilla and is free of all the harmful substances such as parabens, sulfates, and mineral oil. All you need to do is slather this all over your wet skin in the shower or bath and rub it into your skin until you see the oil turn slightly milky. Then rinse it off and you are left with super soft and glowing skin that does not need any body lotion afterwards. Although it is not a very powerful cleanser, it scores full marks in the hydration department, and if you like a stronger body wash then you can use this oil as the second step in the shower. Since this oil is used in the shower, it does not leave the skin sticky or greasy like most body oils do and this is the reason that I enjoy using this product so much.

Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla  Bath & Shower Oil |Review

Priced at INR 549 for a 100 ml bottle, this shower oil is a little expensive but the performance and the ingredients justify the cost. Plus, it eliminates the need for a body lotion and only a few drops are sufficient for hydrating the entire body, so I feel that it is not as expensive as it may seem. I feel that this product is perfect for the winters, especially if you live in an area where the cold is not extremely harsh but you still need some extra hydration for your skin. I will definitely be stocking up on this shower oil for the colder months ahead and recommend all of you to do the same 🙂

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Seer Secrets Benzoin and Gudalur Vanilla Bath & Shower Oil here.

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FabIndia Rose Geranium Face And Body Gel Scrub | Review

If you like the scent of roses then you must purchase the Fab India Rose Geranium Face and Body Gel Scrub. This gel scrub literally smells divine and reminds me of Gulkand, which is a sweet preserve of rose petals used in some Indian desserts. I haven’t purchased a lot of skin care from Fab India but this is one product that definitely deserves a mention on the blog.

Fab India Rose Geranium Face and Body Gel Scrub

The scrub has the consistency of a soft gel with walnut granules embedded in it. These particles are gritty enough to remove dead skin from the face and body yet mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin. A lot of “mild” scrubs in the market have disappointed me by their non-existent exfoliating action but this scrub is everything I expect from a gentle scrub. It also contains rose essence and some nourishing oils that leave the skin soft and supple after every use.

Fab India Rose Geranium Face and Body Gel Scrub

100ml of this product is priced at INR 390 on the Fabindia website. A little expensive, but you only need a tiny bit of the product each time and the luxurious feel this scrub provides makes it worth the price. The only thing that could make this scrub even better would be a tube instead of a jar for the packaging. Other than that, if you are on the hunt for a gentle but effective scrub then this one will definitely get the job done.

I hope that this review was useful. You can buy the FabIndia Rose Geranium Face and Body Gel Scrub here.

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