When skincare products are made with clean and pure ingredients, you can literally feel their purity on your skin. This is how my experience has been with the skincare products from Baniithanii, a homegrown skincare brand whose roots lie in the principles of Ayurveda. Each product is vegetarian and cruelty-free, is carefully formulated using natural ingredients and is devoid of any artificial fragrance or colours. The results truly speak for themselves, so without much ado, here is my review of the Baniithanii Bath and Body products.
Since most of us in India do not have bathtubs to whip up a lavish bubble bath, a beautiful handmade soap is what we can resort to for a luxurious bath experience. I was recently sent some wonderful handmade soaps by The Soap Factory, a brand known for its natural, eco-friendly, and handcrafted skincare. Read on to find out my thoughts on these soaps which are honestly so pretty that I almost felt guilty using them!
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.”
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% Natural Ingredients with ZERO ANIMAL TESTING”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The skincare brands are really upping their soap game these days and the Seer Secrets Quantum Quattro Gemstone Bath Bar is a prime example of this. This stunning gemstone green soap bar resembles a rock straight out of a Star Wars movie and can be the centre of attraction in any bathroom. Not only does this block of soap act as a talking point, it is also a great soap that has improved the quality of my much-neglected “body skin” within a few weeks. Read on find out more about this spectacular bath bar.
Priced at INR 342 for 161 gms of the product, this soap bar will last you a really long time because it is not like those soft handmade soaps that melt away really quickly. Also, it has the refreshing scent of lemons, or rather lemon candy, that will keep your bathroom smelling amazing all day long and your skin will also emanate the fragrance for a good couple of hours. The soap contains Bergamot and orange essential oil, which help to fight skin infection and make the skin healthier and smoother. It also contains natural minerals in the form of crushed gemstone powder, which add an element of luxury to the bath and offer a gentle cleansing action. I love the fact that this soap bar is made with all natural ingredients and does not contain any parabens, alcohols or dyes. It indeed provides gentle cleansing with its rich lather, and leaves the skin looking more youthful and supple. The skin of my body usually becomes dry and flaky after a bath if I don’t use a body lotion, but when I use this soap, I can even skip the moisturizer and my skin still doesn’t look dehydrated.
Overall, I am super happy with the glow that this soap has brought to my skin. I will definitely recommend it to all those who prefer using a soap bar instead of a shower gel. It is especially great for summers because of its zesty scent and refreshing feel. So do try out this soap and add some citrusy vibes to your bath!