Hello people! As we slowly drag ourselves away from Monday and towards the weekend (lol, yes, I start dreaming about the weekend from Tuesday itself!), let us talk about some more skincare from Glamisha. I spoke about their lovely face wash yesterday but they also sent me their Skin Lightening Cream with Kojic Acid Depalmitate and Arbutin. Although I am always on the fence about “lightening creams”, I do like to try them out, not to make my skin lighter, but to get rid of the pigmentation on my face left behind by acne. So here is what I thought about the Glamisha Skin Lightening Cream.
This cream has a very unique texture and is quite different from anything I have used before. It is quite thick and does not get absorbed into the skin immediately upon application, even after massaging for a few minutes, the white streaks stay pretty visible, but after around 3-4 minutes, it automatically sinks into the skin and the whiteness disappears. Once fully absorbed by the skin, it feels quite light and comfortable on the skin and it also seems to have mattifying properties. Whenever I apply this cream, my face stays oil-free for much longer than usual, so this product can be very handy for those with oily skin.
The cream has also made a slight difference to my blemishes already and my skin feels brighter overall every time I use the product. I will probably do an update in a month or two regarding the long-term effects of the cream because blemishes never disappear within a few weeks and take a fair amount of time to fade no matter how effective the cream is. However, I am fairly certain that with continued usage, this cream will definitely help with my pigmentation because it contains Kojic Acid and Arbutin, both of which are known as skin brightening agents.
This cream is priced at INR 975 for a 100gm tube, which is a little steep, but since Glamisha is a luxury skincare brand, the price tag is expected. I will say that this product is worth the price for those with oily skin because it has excellent mattifying properties without being drying on the skin. I like that the cream is light-weight and gentle and does not cause any irritation on the skin. Brightening creams that are non-greasy are something quite rare and this is one of the few products that fit the bill. So if you want your skin to glow, not shine, then do try out this product, but remember to wait for a few minutes post application to let the product be soaked in by the skin.
The lovely folks at Glamisha recently sent me a couple of their products to try, and today I will be talking about their Face Wash With Mulberry and Licorice Extracts. However, before I review this face wash, let me tell you a little bit about the brand in case you are not familiar with it. Glamisha is a new skincare and haircare brand in India that claims to use the extracts of natural ingredients for improving the look of your hair and skin and making them healthier. Price and qualitywise, Glamisha fits in the bracket of Indian luxury brands and is currently available online on shopping sites such as Amazon and Flipkart. So does the brand really live up to its claims? Let’s find out!
This face wash comes in a white and orange tube with the classic Glamisha branding that is present on all the products from the brand. The tube is pretty sturdy and leakproof and dispenses the right amount of product for a wash with a single squeeze. The packaging is minimalistic and travel-friendly and although I usually prefer cuter packaging, this sophisticated tube works for me because the product it holds is so good! The face wash is a clear blue gel and although the color has nothing to do with the actual efficacy of the product, anything that is blue in color always makes me love it more 🙂 The formula lathers easily and upon massaging on the face, it feels extremely gentle. With a single wash, the product removes all the grease and dirt from the skin without causing any tingling or irritation, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. The best thing about this product is that once you pat dry your face, you will notice that your skin has become incredibly soft and bouncy – it literally gives you baby skin after every wash.
The ingredient list has some noteworthy items such as glycerin, aloe vera, licorice extracts and mulberry extracts. While the first two help in hydrating the skin, the licorice and mulberry extracts are known to help with blemishes and pigmentation and are hailed as skin brightening agents. Bear in mind that the ingredients also include some sulphates but the face wash does not contain any parabens. Personally, I do not mind the presence of sulphates in a face wash because I am going to wash it off my face anyway.
Overall, I am loving this face wash for the winter months because it leaves my face moisturised and my skin feels soft like a pillow after every wash. It is priced at INR 350 for a gigantic 100ml tube which I feel is reasonable given the efficacy of the product. If you suffer from dry and dull skin during the colder months then I highly recommend this face wash to achieve healthy skin that actually glows.