Skin Salad Activated Charcoal Skincare Range | Review

Skin Salad is a brand that I had been hearing a lot about on Instagram, and I was drawn to their packaging even before I tried out any of their products. Therefore, I was quite excited when I received three items from their Activated Charcoal range in my mail recently. All of these items have become a part of my daily skincare regimen, and here is why I love them so much.

Skin Salad Activated Charcoal Skincare Range | Review

1. Skin Salad Charcoal Face Cleanser – The Skin Salad Charcoal Face Cleanser is an activated charcoal cleanser that also contains tea tree extracts, making it perfect for acne prone skin. While most of the activated charcoal face washes I have used so far are quite thin in consistency, this one is slightly thicker and lathers really well on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean and looking visibly brighter but does not strip it dry. The packaging is also super cute and travel-friendly because it has a pump. I have been using this face wash once a day, alternating it with a creamier face wash at night, and it has managed to keep my skin clear and acne-free.

Skin Salad Activated Charcoal Skincare Range | Review

2. Skin Salad Charcoal Face Mask – The Skin Salad Charcoal Face Mask complements the face wash perfectly and sucks out all the gunk and grease from the pores. This face mask has a very unique bouncy texture which I love and the refreshing scent of tea tree. The formula is in the form of a cream with chunky and gritty scrub particles embedded in it. Therefore it acts as both a mask and a scrub. It is truly deep cleansing and detoxifying, which is why you should restrict its usage to once or twice a week. Also, it may be a little dehydrating for those with dry skin, so make sure not to leave it on for more than 3 minutes. Personally, this is my favourite product from the range and it truly rescues my skin when it feels dull and clogged.

IMG_7505.JPG

3. Skin Salad Charcoal Body Cleanser – The Skin Salad Charcoal Body Cleanser is just like the face wash in a body wash form. It has the same refreshing tea tree scent and the cleansing properties of activated charcoal. The tea tree extracts have soothing properties that help to calm down irritated or acne-prone skin and prevent body acne. It lathers really well and leaves my skin feeling super refreshed and the packaging with a pump is a bonus.

Skin Salad Activated Charcoal Skincare Range | Review

Overall, I am really impressed with the entire range and am looking forward to trying out more products from Skin Salad. All the products are priced around the INR 400-600 mark, with discounts available on Amazon, which make them quite affordable for the quality. I will highly recommend all these products to those with oily and acne-prone skin, particularly the amazing face mask!

Click here to buy the Skin Salad Activated Charcoal Face Cleanser, Face Mask, and Body Cleanser.

The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil in Skincare

Tea Tree Oil is a powerful anti-bacterial ingredient that is extremely effective at curbing acne and skin infections. Needless to say, this magical essential oil is the star ingredient in a number of skincare products that are targeted for oily and acne-prone skin. Hence, there are a number of ways in which Tea Tree Oil can be incorporated into the skincare routine. Here are some of the benefits of tea tree oil in its various forms –

SourceFile_TEA TREE OIL_1_INAOSPJ402

Tea Tree Oil Concentrate – Tea tree oil concentrates are the purest forms of the ingredient available in the market. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is an excellent choice because it combines 15% tea tree essential oil with tamanu oil that helps with healing and renewing the skin. The best way to use tea tree oil concentrates is to apply the oil directly to active acne with a cotton swab. As an overnight spot treatment, tea tree oil will help in drying out angry breakouts within a day or two and is therefore perfect when you are prepping your acne-prone skin for a special event.

Tea Tree Oil Masks – Tea tree oil face masks help to suck out all the dirt, grime and sweat from the pores while providing a cooling and soothing sensation to irritated skin. These face masks typically combine the purifying properties of clay with the anti-bacterial action of tea tree oil to ensure the all-round health of the skin. Using a tea tree oil face mask once or twice a week is a great way to prevent new breakouts and to nip acne in the bud.

Tea Tree Oil Scrub – The addition of tea tree oil to scrubs adds anti-acne properties to the exfoliating product. Tea tree oil scrubs will unclog your pores while calming your skin and shrinking the acne. These scrubs remove the dead skin and provide a smoother and more youthful look to the skin. These scrubs are perfect for those with dull and acne-prone skin. I personally enjoy The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub because it leaves my skin thoroughly refreshed and rejuvenated as well as acne-free.

Tea Tree Oil Face Wash – Tea tree oil face washes are some of the mildest ways of adding tea tree oil in your skin regimen. If you are new to the ingredient then a face wash containing tea tree oil is a good way to acclimatize your skin to the oil. Tea tree oil face washes are great at removing excess sebum in the morning or at the end of the day while reducing the appearance of pimples. You can also use a tea tree oil face wash to wash your makeup brushes, its anti-bacterial properties will kill any bacteria on your brushes and will prevent acne caused by dirty makeup brushes.

If you are someone with oily and acne-prone skin, tea tree oil can prove to be your skin’s best friend. You can choose to incorporate any or all of these tea tree oil based products in your skincare routine to get back your flawless, glowing skin.

Click here to buy tea tree oil online in India, to kick start this wonderful skincare journey!

Aaranyaa Tea Tree Face Wash & Neem Tulsi Face Wash | Review

You may or may not like makeup but everyone needs a little bit of skincare, and the more natural your skincare products are, the better. This is why I was extremely thrilled to receive two amazing face washes from Aaranyaa, a brand that relies on natural ingredients to bring out the radiance of the skin. Aaranyaa sent me their anti bacterial Neem Tulsi Face Wash, as well as their Tea Tree Face Wash, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I have been carefully testing out these products from the past few days and here are my thoughts on both of them.

Aaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash Tea Tree Face Wash ReviewAaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash – This face wash comes in a bright green packaging and is meant for combination to oily skin. It contains the goodness of Neem and Tulsi, which are known to have powerful anti bacterial properties and are excellent at combatting acne. The product comes in the form of a clear green gel and has a herbal smell. It lathers quite easily and cleanses the skin very effectively. It leaves my face feeling fresh and squeaky clean, without a stretchy feeling that some face washes tend to cause. I have noticed that this product keeps the oil under check for at least 4-5 hours and I believe that with regular usage, it might completely eliminate excessive oil production. This face wash is an excellent option for those with regular hormonal breakouts because it is not overly drying yet removes the greasiness very effectively.

Aaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash Tea Tree Face Wash PackagingAaranyaa Tea Tree Face Wash – The Tea Tree Face Wash is meant for normal to dry skin and contains tea tree oil, which is an all in one cure for most skin issues. This face wash is gentler on the skin than the Neem Tulsi one and it leaves the skin more hydrated. I am thoroughly impressed that Aaranya has created a face wash with tea tree oil which is suitable for dry skin because most tea tree oil ranges that I have encountered are meant for oily skin. I usually have oily skin but sometimes I suffer from dry patches and this face wash is perfect for those days. In fact, I even asked a few friends with dry skin to try this out and they loved it! The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil in a moisturizing face wash is something new for me and I am enjoying it a lot. As an added bonus, this face wash has a citrusy scent and a cool green packaging which I absolutely adore!

Aaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash Tea Tree Face Wash GelThese face washes are priced at INR 195 for a 110 ml tube and are perfect for daily use because they are Sulphate Free. I am so glad that I got an opportunity to try out this new brand and I will definitely be purchasing more products from their collection. If you enjoy herbal skincare then these face washes will surely impress you, and with two different face washes for different skin types, there is something for everyone. I honestly do not have anything negative to say about these face washes and I am in skincare heaven right now! 🙂

You can buy these wonderful products at Aaranyaa’s website. I am sure you will love them as much as I do.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion | Review

As the heat intensifies, makeup takes a back seat because the skin begs to breathe! As dramatic as it may sound, many people suffer from the worst skin during the summer months. Any form of instant relief is highly appreciated during the days of terrible breakouts and redness that accompany the warm weather. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion is one such instant remedy that calms down my skin.

IMG_8400.JPG

I use this lotion as a day cream whenever I suffer from hormonal breakouts. It immediately mattifies my skin and the tea tree oil helps in reducing the redness and irritation. It also prevents further acne and shrinks any swellings that are early signs of gigantic pimples.

IMG_8407.JPG

The formula is very light and almost like a gel. A tiny drop is sufficient for the face and the neck and it keeps the oil at bay for a few hours. I have also noticed that makeup applies really well on top of this lotion. In fact, I often skip primer when I use this product. As far as I know, this lotion does not contain any SPF, so you will need an additional step of applying sunscreen before you step out of the house.

IMG_8405.JPG

Priced at INR 995 for a 50 ml tube, this product is on the pricier side but it works as a great moisturizer for the days when your skin is too oily and temperamental. I would highly recommend this product to those with extremely greasy and acne prone skin, the antibacterial action of this mattifying lotion will work wonders for you!

I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Mattifying Lotion here.

I also post these articles on my Niume profile. Check it out here.

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.

IMG_6580.JPG

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.

IMG_6585.JPG

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.