This summer, I am gravitating towards all skincare products that are cooling, hydrating and refreshing. Luckily, I received a sample pack of the Ilana Organics Reviving Moisture Mask in a subscription box and it checked all the right boxes for me. Read on to find out more about Ilana Organics and their super hydrating moisture mask.
Isn’t it amazing to find an Indian skincare brand that is cruelty-free and all about using organic, natural ingredients? Today I will be talking about one such upcoming brand that has a promising line-up of skincare products for all skin types. I have been using the Belle Organique skincare range for oily/combination skin for a number of weeks now and here are my thoughts on their face wash, scrub, and face cream.
If there is one Indian brand that makes excellent lip balms, it has to be Organic Harvest. With winter at its peak across India, lip balms are absolute saviours for me, and I have stocked up on a number of different variants. I have already reviewed the Organic Harvest Happy Lips lip balm in the Pomegranate variant on the blog, but in case you missed that, here is my review of the Happy Lips Green Tea and Lemon Oil variants from Organic Harvest.
A good serum can truly salvage your skin and resolve the most stubborn skin issues. This is because serums contain high concentrations of potent skincare ingredients and truly penetrate into the skin with their liquidy consistency. I have recently discovered a serum that I absolutely adore for my oily to combination acne-prone skin. This product is the Magic Dust Vitamin E Face Serum. Read on to find out why this skincare gem has stolen my heart!
What pulled me towards the Magic Dust Vitamin E Face Serum was the fascinating list of ingredients. This serum contains rosehip extracts, an ingredient that always helps with brightening my skin and reducing pigmentation, vitamin-e, a well-known anti-oxidant, and green tea extracts, that help with soothing acne-prone skin. The formula truly contains all the ingredients that my skin needs to look its best. What I also love about this product is the fact that the formula is extremely light-weight, it literally looks and feels like water on the skin and sinks into the skin within seconds, leaving it hydrated but not at all greasy. I feel that those with oily skin can use this product on its own to provide some shine-free nourishment to their face and those with dry skin can add a layer of moisturiser on top of this product to get extra hydration.
My skin is absolutely loving this serum and it literally feels baby smooth and soft every time I apply this product. The only complaint I have is that the formula smells a little funky, but the scent disappears within a few minutes of application so I do not mind this so much. Also, the packaging is super sturdy and travel-friendly. One issue that I sometimes face is that the pump is a little hard to press, causing the product to squirt out, but if you are a little careful you will be fine.
Overall, I am absolutely in love with the formula of this product and couldn’t recommend it enough to people of all skin types. The price of INR 1500 for 50ml of product may seem a little steep, but serums are usually expensive because they have a high concentration of potent ingredients. Also, you will need the tiniest bit of product every day so one bottle will last you a really long time, making the product totally worth it. Just take my word for it and splurge a little on this gem, I am sure you will not regret it 🙂
*PR product sent by the brand, but all opinions are honest and my own.
I have been hearing a ton of praises about Organic Harvest products from a number of bloggers but had not gotten around to trying any of their products until I picked up their Happy Lips Pomegranate Lip Care recently. We all tend to pay a lot of attention to the ingredients of skincare products these days but often don’t pay much regard to what we apply on our lips. What attracted me to this product was that its primary ingredient is organic certified lanolin wax, which is extremely effective at healing chapped lips. So, here is my review of how this lip balm fared for me.
The Organic Harvest Happy Lips Pomegranate lip balm comes in a cute dome shaped deep pink jar. I am personally a huge fan of dome shaped lip balms because they are very easy to apply and less messy than twist-up sticks or lips balm pots. The balm itself is clear and looks slightly off-white in the jar. The formula is thick and nourishing but glides very easily on the lips and gets absorbed within seconds. Despite being extremely rich, the lip balm does not look crusty or cakey and does not give an ugly white cast to the lips. It is completely transparent and provides a nice shine to the lips while making them feel extremely pampered and moisturised.
The product is an excellent example of clean skincare – it doesn’t contain any parabens, mineral oil or animal ingredients. A purely plant-based product, without any colour and with added food grade pomegranate flavour that tastes delish, this lip balm is literally all that you could ask for. Priced at INR 199, it is slightly pricey, but considering its efficacy, I am willing to spend that little bit extra on this product. I am definitely happy with my first impressions of Organic Harvest and will be trying out many more products from the brand in the future. This is definitely going to be my go-to lip balm brand for the coming months because they have so many variants to choose from. Do try out this lip balm and trust me, you will not regret it!
So I recently received a few products from Fabeya, a natural skincare brand that has a wide range of face and body scrubs and gels with fascinating ingredients catering to different skin types, and I immediately fell in love with everything in the package. I received the Activated Charcoal Face & Body Scrub, the Organic Papaya Gel, and the Apple Cider Vinegar Body Scrub & Polish, and all three products are made with natural, no-nonsense ingredients, with no parabens, sulphates, alcohol, phthalates, or artificial colours in them. Not only are these products a perfect example of the clean skincare I have been talking about these days, they are also perfect for the hot and sultry Indian summer. So without much ado, here are my thoughts on these three gems.
Activated Charcoal is a skincare ingredient that probably needs no introduction. Everybody knows about its efficacy at sucking out all the gunk from the pores, leaving the skin squeaky clean. However, what makes the Fabeya Activated Charcoal Face and Body Scrub Unique is the fact that it is super creamy and extremely gentle compared to any other activated charcoal products that I have tried. Most charcoal products are not suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin, but this soothing scrub with tiny exfoliating particles should suit all skin types. As I mentioned, the product is super creamy and hydrating and offers a cooling sensation to the skin while the tiny beads provide mild exfoliation. It is an extremely comforting product to use at the end of a long day and leaves the skin looking brighter, rejuvenated and bump-free. This is probably my favourite product out of the three and I will definitely recommend it to everybody.
The Fabeya Organic Papaya Gel is a soothing, light-weight gel with a delicious fruity scent. Papaya is known for its calming and brightening properties, which makes this gel perfect as an after-sun treatment. Just pop it in the fridge for some time and then apply a generous layer to your sun-burnt skin, the gel will cool down the skin and reverse the sun damage at the same time. You can also use this as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine to seal all the serums and creams in place, or can apply it as a soothing face mask for around 5-10 minutes and then rinse with some water. This product is perfect for those with sensitive or extremely oily skin as it hydrates and brightens without being too heavy. If your skin is suffering from the harsh summer sunlight then you must incorporate this product into your skincare routine.
Apple Cider Vinegar is packed with a ton of benefits for the skin, is rich in anti-toxins, and is supposed to be excellent at fighting acne and brightening the skin. The Fabeya Apple Cider Vinegar Body Scrub & Polish is the first apple cider vinegar scrub that I have tried and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. The product comes in the form of a hydrating cream with tiny walnut shell particles embedded in it. The scrub particles are gritty enough to remove dead skin, ingrown hair, or a tan with ease without being extremely harsh. The cream in itself has a mild cooling effect on the skin and leaves the skin looking visibly smoother and brighter after each use without making it dry. This product is excellent for taking care of the skin of the body, which often gets neglected when compared to the skin of the face.
Needless to say, I am in love with all the three products and will definitely be trying out more products from Fabeya. All their products come in gigantic 340 ml tubs that are priced around the INR 400 mark, but are currently available on Amazon at INR 299. Affordable and all-natural skincare couldn’t get any better than this. So if you are looking for smooth, healthy-looking and bright skin this summer then do give Fabeya a shot, I am sure you won’t be disappointed!