Fabeya Dead Sea Mud Mask | Review

Minerals from the Dead Sea are famous for their skincare properties which help in removing dead skin and dullness. Now this goodness is available in a jar in the form of the Fabeya Dead Sea Mud Mask. This face mask is also unique because it is PVA free, and therefore it claims to be non-drying. Read on to find out whether this face mask managed to impress me or not!

Fabeya Dead Sea Mud Mask | Review

The Fabeya Dead Sea Mud Mask has a creamy, muddy consistency and spreads easily on the face. It has a strong scent that tends to irritate the eyes and lips a little, but the brand has already instructed that the product should not be used near the eye or lip area, so all is good. Once applied on the face it provides a cool, slightly tingly sensation to the skin and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to dry up completely. The brand also recommends washing this product off with warm water, which is something that you should keep in mind because it does not wash off easily with cold water.

Coming to the results, this mud mask provides an even, natural radiance to the face and my skin looked visibly plumper and supple after just one use. The product contains Organic Soy Phytosterol which is known to combat wrinkles, and I feel that this is the ingredient that helps in plumping up the skin. Also, when the product dries up on the skin it does not feel any different than other masks, but once you wash it off, there is no stretchy feeling on the skin, unlike most of the other masks that I have tried. This makes this mud mask perfect for those with dry skin.

Fabeya Dead Sea Mud Mask | Review

This mud mask is available in a 140gm jar priced at INR 499. This is fairly reasonable considering the quality, quantity and efficacy of the product. With regular use once or twice a week, this product will reduce wrinkles and increase the radiance of the skin. Do try it out this Diwali to get the festive glow!

Click here to buy the Fabeya Dead Sea Mud Mask.

Biotique Bio Fruit Face Pack | Review

Fruits are not just great for our general health but also for our skin because they are abundant in anti-oxidants and vitamins. The Biotique Bio Fruit Face Pack uses this wisdom of Ayurveda to provide a powerful concoction of skin brightening ingredients that are natural and extremely effective. Read on to find out more about this wonderful product that is packed with the goodness of nature.

Biotique Bio Fruit Face Pack | Review

Ingredients – Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth), Geru (Garric), Yasad hhasma (Yasad bhasma), Tamator (Lycopersicum esculentum), Ananas (Ananas comosus), Kikargaund (Acacia Arabica), Paste base Q.S.

As is clear from the ingredient list, this pack combines the juices of pineapple, tomato, lemon and papaya fruit with Multani Mitti to provide a bright and flawless finish to the skin. The formula is in the form of a smooth and creamy pink face pack that glides on the skin and covers the entire face with just a scoop of the product. Upon application, I feel a warm sensation on my skin, but it goes away within a few minutes and is nothing painful at all.

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I leave it on for approximately 15 minutes, and within that time, it dries down almost completely but does not tug at the skin or become too uncomfortable to keep on. Once I wash it off, my skin looks way brighter than before, and feels non-greasy but not dry or stretchy. The face pack is able to retain the moisture of the skin while removing all the gunk and grease and it also evens the skin tone and removes dullness at the same time.

Biotique Bio Fruit Face Pack | Review

Needless to say, this multi-tasking face pack has managed to impress me, I haven’t used any other formula that manages to clear out the pores so well without leaving the skin feeling parched. Also, the price point of INR 199 for a 75gm jar is completely affordable and the goodness of Ayurveda in the form of a cocktail of fruit vitamins is definitely worth the investment. If you wish to restore a youthful vitality to your face then you must give this product a try!

Click here to buy the Biotique Bio-Fruit Face Pack.

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.
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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!

Nivea Total Face Cleanup | Review

The jars and bottles and vials of skincare do look pretty on the bathroom shelf but when I am travelling, I want something that is spillproof, unbreakable, and preferably multi-tasking. The Nivea Total Face Cleanup is the perfect product for a low maintenance traveller like me. Also, this product holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first great skincare products I ever used. While growing up, Nivea products were considered luxury because they were a little expensive than your regular Ponds or Vaseline. So this is a product that I have been using since a really long time and I’m probably one of the most qualified persons to review it 😛

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This product is a face wash, scrub, and pack combined in one. It has a similar consistency to a semi-thick clay mask and has tiny gritty particles embedded in it. It is a really effective scrub that does help with the removal of white heads, while being gentle enough for sensitive skin, and the cleansing action is decent too. I also love using it as a mask because it dries down in less than 5 minutes and sucks out all the grease from the face if you keep it on for around 10 minutes.

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As you can see, the first three ingredients of this product are water, Kaolin Clay, and Glycerin. The clay helps in absorbing all the grime from the face while the glycerin ensures that the skin does not become too dry. However, it does contain parabens as well, which may turn off a few people. Personally, I don’t mind using something with parabens once in a while, especially because I almost always use organic skincare and use this product primarily when I am travelling (which is not as often as I would like). Also, the tube packaging makes it ideal for throwing into my purse or luggage to make sure that I don’t neglect my skincare completely while on holiday.

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Priced at INR 120 for a 50ml tube, this is a fairly affordable product and is multi-tasking too. I love its pleasant fragrance, effective scrubbing action, and efficacy as a face mask. While the product claims to remove spots as well, I haven’t seen much improvement in that department but other than that, I am completely satisfied with the Nivea Total Face Cleanup. Do you have any great recommendations from the brand for me to try out? Let me know in the comments below!

Buy the Nivea Total Face Cleanup here.

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Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil | Review

Essential oils hold a very special place in my heart because they are a one-stop solution to a multitude of skin and hair concerns. One brand that has really impressed me with their wide selection of essential oils, including sandalwood oil, avocado oil, and citronella oil to name a few, is Ryaal. Today I will be talking about the Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil which was kindly sent to me by the brand to review, in the form of a tiny royal blue glass bottle full of golden goodness.

Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil Review India

The Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil is 100% pure and natural and is also cold pressed, which helps to retain the goodness of the Argan nuts in the best manner possible. This stunning blue bottle comes with a handy dropper that prevents wastage of the product, and you can add a precise amount of the oil to your homemade hair masks and face packs. I have already tried adding a few drops of this oil to my favorite hair mask and my hair felt so much softer than usual that I couldn’t stop running my fingers through my tresses. I also tried using this oil as a serum for the dry patches on my face, and as expected, the richness of the oil eliminated the dryness entirely.

Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil Review India

This oil has a very faint, nutty smell, which means that the brand has not tried to enhance the natural scent by adding perfumes to the mix. Such a wonderful product does not need any additives to make it shine, it is perfect as it is and I am glad that Ryaal focusses on retaining the natural goodness of the oil. Texturewise, it is not too thick, and, in fact, does not feel heavy on the skin at all. A few drops of the oil can be used as a daily serum to keep the skin hydrated and baby soft. If you have oily hair, then you can mix it in with your conditioner and if you have dry ends then you can apply a small amount to your hair after drying to make them glossy and smooth. The options are endless with this marvelously versatile product!

Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil Review India

The Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil is available on Amazon in bottles of different sizes ranging from 15ml to 1000ml. The 15ml bottle is priced at INR 199, which is pretty reasonable for pure Argan oil. I am really grateful to Ryaal for sending me a sample of this fantastic product and I will definitely be purchasing more oils from their amazing range soon!

Here is the link to buy the Ryaal Essentials Argan Oil from Amazon.

You can also follow @ryaalusa on Instagram to stay updated on all the latest releases from the brand.

I hope that you enjoy this lovely argan oil as much as I do and do let me know if you try any other essential oils from Ryaal.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

Mond’Sub Gold Facial Mask | Review

I never knew that sheet masks could be so addictive until I received a lovely package from Mond’Sub which contained two of their amazing sheet masks for me to review. I have already reviewed the Mond’Sub Anti-Wrinkle and Moisturizing Facial Mask in a previous blog post, so today I will be talking about the Mond’Sub Gold Facial Mask from their Crystal Collagen Mask Series.

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This facial mask differs from the usual sheet masks because instead of being a thin sheet, it is a thicker, jelly-like sheet of gold. It comes drenched in a mildly scented serum that claims to rehydrate and brighten the skin and also to accelerate the cell renewal process. Other benefits of the mask as stated by the brand include tightening and lifting of the skin along with the reduction of wrinkles. Although the packaging states that first time users should use these masks on three consecutive days for best results, I had just one with me so decided to make do with it. As soon as I placed it on my skin, my face felt relaxed and the serum provided some cooling action as well. I left the mask on for around 30 minutes and when I removed it, my skin looked visibly brighter! The mask also lived up to its claims of tightening the skin and it felt more supple and youthful to touch.

Mond'Sub India Gold Facial Mask Review

If I could change just one thing about this product, I would make the eyeholes a little bit bigger but I do not have any other cons to state about this facial mask. I will definitely be purchasing some more in the future to reap the full benefits of the product. I am extremely grateful to Mond’Sub for sending me this lovely mask to review and for introducing me to the wonderful world of sheet masks!

You can buy the Mond’Sub Gold Facial Mask here for a discounted price of INR 129 only!

You can also follow the Instagram account of @MondSubIndia for regular updates about their products and new launches.

I hope that this review was helpful. Do subscribe to my blog for more!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

Mond’Sub Anti-Wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Mask | Review

Sheet masks have taken the world of skincare by a storm and I must admit that I am late to the party. I have been meaning to try these out since a long time but somehow never got around to it. Imagine my sheer joy when Mond’Sub kindly sent me two of their much-loved sheet masks to review. Even before I knew it, I was ripping open the packaging of the Mond’Sub Anti-Wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Mask from their Collagen Silk Mask Series. Here are my views on this lovely product that transformed my skin within a few minutes.

Mond'Sub Collagen Silk Mask Series Anti Wrinkle and Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask

This mask is primarily meant for mature or prematurely aging skin and promises to fight wrinkles while moisturizing and brightening the skin. Although I do not have wrinkles yet, my skin was feeling a bit tired and dry the day I tried out this sheet mask. As soon as I opened up the packaging, a clear serum oozed out, this is the nourishing fluid which the mask is soaked in. Be a little careful while removing the mask from the packaging to prevent the liquid from leaking. Once the mask is out, just peel off the transparent film and place it on your face with the blue side on the top. Now peel off the blue layer and let the mask sit on your face for around 15 minutes. The packaging contains the list of ingredients and instructions for use on the back so all the information that you need has been provided by the brand.

Mond'Sub Collagen Silk Mask Series Anti Wrinkle and Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask ReviewAs soon as I placed the sheet mask on my skin, I felt a cooling sensation spread throughout the surface of my face. I believe that this cooling property helps to reduce irritation and redness and calms down the skin. Once the mask is in place, you just need to sit back and relax for some time. The mask adhered well to the skin, although it was slightly big for my face. Once I managed to get the eye holes in the right place, it was quite comfortable to wear and I could go about my work while it pampered my skin.

Mond'Sub Collagen Silk Mask Series Anti Wrinkle and Moisturizing Facial Sheet Mask Review

At the risk of looking completely ridiculous, here is a picture of me with the mask on. Now that you have had a good laugh (:P), it is time for my final verdict on the product. Once I removed the mask, there was some residual serum left on my skin which I massaged in and then rinsed my face with water. I could immediately notice that my skin was firmer and more supple than before, which means that this sheet mask will definitely be great at reducing wrinkles. It provides the right amount of hydration without making the skin oily and is pretty gentle on the skin too. Priced at INR 200, the Mond’Sub Anti-Wrinkle & Moisturizing Facial Mask is the perfect quick boost for dull, tired, and aging skin. It is available at a discounted rate on various online stores, and you can purchase it from Nykaa at INR 129 only.

If you wish to explore the world of sheet masks then Mond’Sub has an excellent range and I will soon be reviewing their Gold Facial Mask as well. Meanwhile, you can catch the latest updates from the brand on their Instagram page – @mondsubindia

I hope that you enjoy this sheet mask as much as I did, stay tuned for more reviews!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

Greenberry Organics 3 In 1 Mud Ash | Review

I recently received the Greenberry Organics 3 In 1 Mud Ash in my mail and my skin has been thanking me ever since for the pampering that it has been receiving! I have always been a fan of multi-tasking products and this one can be used as a cleanser, scrubber, or mask, a perfect combo for me 🙂

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The formula combines the cleansing action of clay with the soothing touch of tea tree oil and the nourishing properties of aloe vera. This powerful concoction sucks the dirt and grease from the pores, leaving the skin squeaky clean yet soft and supple. I also use this as a scrub on my nose and it works like magic on my blackheads. My nose has never felt so smooth before!

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The cherry on top of the cake is the sleek packaging, which can give any high-end brand a run for their money. This product is a joy to use and the end results are extremely satisfying. Bear in mind that this is a very potent formula, so do not leave it on the face for more than a couple of minutes. It needs barely a few seconds to work its magic.

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This amazing mud ash mask has become an irreplaceable part of my skincare routine and I use it as a daily cleanser and a weekly mask. Priced at INR 499 for a 100 ml jar, it is very pocket-friendly because you will only need a small amount of the product each day. It is wonderful that Greenberry Organics is making the forgotten natural remedies of India extremely accessible to those with a hectic lifestyle. They have provided a modern makeover to the ancient ingredients to create an incredibly effective product! I highly recommend this 3 in 1 face care product to all those with oily skin because it may be a bit too strong for those with dry and sensitive skin.

You can purchase this fantastic 3 in 1 Mud Ash Mask from the Amazon store of Greenberry Organics. I will definitely be trying out some more products from their skincare range soon!

XoXo,

Mrinalini

P.S. – You can also follow Greenberry Organics on their Instagram page to stay up to date on their products 🙂

Lotus Herbals Tea Tree Clear Face Pack | Review

Whenever I have some exciting event to go to, life always throws a curve ball in the form of nasty pimples. The Lotus Herbals Tea Tree Clear Face Pack is my best friend when it comes to shrinking these pimples within a few minutes. It is a clay based mask nourished with the goodness of tea tree oil and other herbs that help to combat acne and provide blemish-free skin.

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The pack instructs to apply the product to clean skin and allow to dry completely for around 20 minutes and then rinse off. I like that the product does not stretch out the skin or make it excessively dry. It absorbs excess oil and leaves the skin fresh and glowing. I really love how it provides instant brightness to the skin along with working on acne.

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A 60 gm tube of this face pack is reasonably priced at INR 165. Lotus Herbals is a brand that has always impressed me with the quality of its products and this one is no exception.

Buy it here.

The Cure For Troubled Skin- Avene Cleanance Mask | Review

If your skin is oily and acne prone like mine then this product might be the answer to your prayers! The Avene Cleanance Mask is the face mask that I turn to every time I suffer from massive breakouts or when my skin generates excessive quantities of oil.

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This unique product combines the exfoliating powers of a scrub with the oil-absorbing potential of a mask to create a tube full of skincare goodness. You can either use it as a daily scrub or as a weekly mask for deep cleansing. To use as a mask, just apply the product to moist skin and leave it on for 5 minutes, then rub in the product with your fingers using circular motions and rinse with water.

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Avene’s Cleanance range is particularly designed for oily skin issues and this product fits the bill perfectly. The exfoliating particles are quite gritty and do a great job of removing dead skin cells. When used as a mask, the soft clay helps to absorb excess sebum, leaving your skin supple and extremely soft. The product is also enriched with Avene Thermal Spring Water that is supposed to help calm irritated skin.

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I really love this product but would like to throw out a word of caution that it does tingle a bit upon application and the scrubbing particles might be too harsh for sensitive skin. The only other con of this product is that it is priced at INR 1320 for a 50 ml tube, however, I would say that it is a product worth the investment, especially if your skin needs some major rescuing.

Buy it now at Nykaa.com to avail a discount of 15%.