ZoBox May Women Special Edition | Unboxing and Review

The ZoBox is the only subscription service that I have stuck to since it first started out, because I love the curation of products and honestly feel that they provide great value for money. This month’s ZoBox is a women special edition and provides 5 products that every woman would love, at a super affordable price of INR 499. Read on to find out what I received in this month’s box.

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3 Habits That Will Transform Your Skin Within a Month!

You may invest buckets of money in high-end skincare products and make regular trips to the salon but may still be noticing dullness, acne or pores on your skin. What is it that you are doing wrong? Perhaps you have not incorporated these skin-changing habits into your lifestyle! And what may these be? Read on to find out!

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1. Applying Sunscreen Every Day – “But it isn’t sunny today!”, “I will just cover my face with a scarf”, “I’m stepping out only for a couple of hours” – If these are the excuses you fall back on for not applying sunscreen then you are doing gross injustice to your skin. You need to apply sunscreen DAILY, regardless of the weather conditions or your schedule. Those pesky UV rays are everywhere, and you need sun protection all day long. These days, sunscreen products are available in a number of formulations, from gels to matte lotions and hydrating creams, so pick the formula that suits your skin type the best and hold on to it for dear life!

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2. Using a Toner Every Time You Cleanse – Every time you wash your face or use a face mask, the product unclogs your pores and removes all the gunk from them, but after this is done, your pores are still open. This is where a toner comes into the picture. Using a toner helps to close back your pores so that they don’t remain exposed to dirt and pollution. This could be something as simple as rose water or a slightly more intense Vitamin C toner. If you are experiencing bumps and craters on your face then a toner is what you need.

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3. Removing Your Makeup Every Night – Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t makeup that destroys your skin but not letting your skin breathe at all. Leaving makeup on overnight is perhaps the worst thing you could do to your skin. No matter how exhausted you are, your skin is even more exhausted and needs to be decongested and allowed to heal overnight. I am a strong believer in double cleansing, so first break down your makeup with a micellar water or cream cleanser and then follow it up with a face wash. Top it up with a toner and moisturiser. This skincare ritual may seem too tedious but trust me, it takes only 5 minutes and will make your skin look so much better the next day.

Making these 3 skincare habits a part of your life can truly make your skin glow from within and look so much healthier. If you have been struggling with skin issues for a long time then do pay heed to these rituals and I am sure your skin will thank you for it!

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

The Summer Gods are glaring down upon us and my skin keeps begging for something refreshing. Since I adore the Rose Water Face Mist from Greenberry Organics so much, I decided to try out their Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner to keep me cool in the heat. Read on to find out how I feel about this product.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

This refreshing toner is a green mist with a refreshing mint scent (which I love but those with a sensitive nose may find a little bothersome). Upon spraying on the face, it has a cooling, tingly, minty sensation on the skin which lasts for at least 15 minutes. This product is an excellent toner that leaves my pores feeling tighter and it has also reduced the greasiness of my skin, thereby making it perfect for those with oily skin who are suffering in the heat and humidity of the Indian summer. Also, my skin has been behaving quite well with hardly any breakouts since I started using this product. While this is definitely a combined result of all the skincare products that I use, the oil controlling properties of this toner have definitely helped in preventing breakouts.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

The formula contains a bunch of skin-loving ingredients such as Rose Water, Aloe Vera, Cucumber extracts and Witch Hazel extracts. The bottle is pretty sturdy, leak proof and travel-friendly while the spray comes out in the form of a fine mist that is perfect for the even coverage of the skin. This product claims to be a toner and makeup remover combined in one and while I wouldn’t use it on its own to remove my makeup, it definitely helps in getting rid of the residual makeup left on my skin after cleansing.

Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner | Review

To sum it up, this toner is really good for those with open pores and acne-prone, oily skin. It will help to dry out existing breakouts and will control oil production to prevent future breakouts while being extremely cooling on the skin. The product is priced at INR 400 for a 100ml bottle but is usually available on Amazon at around INR 250, which is a great price for the quality and quantity of the toner. A great buy for the summers in my opinion!

Click here to buy the Greenberry Organics Fresh Cucumber Mint Toner.

Tvakh Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water | Review

Reviewing a skincare product can be hard. You have to make sure that you do not make any other changes to your skincare routine while reviewing the product in question but there are still factors that could come into play, such as the weather, hormones, and the food you eat. At times I have to squint my eyes and stare hard at the mirror to figure out whether a particular cream or serum has made any difference to my skin but with the product I am going to talk about today, the improvement to the texture of my skin was so drastic that no magnifying lens was required for the review 😛 This wonderful product is the Tvakh 5% Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water.

Tvakh Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water | Review

This product is essentially a toner that you need to use after washing your face, before going in with a moisturiser. I have been using it for around 10 days as a part of my evening skincare routine and am already thoroughly impressed with the product. I will definitely update this blog post if my thoughts change after a month or so but as of now, I feel that this product has lightened my spots and given a healthy glow to my skin that is clearly visible even from a distance. This efficacy of the product is due to the impressive list of ingredients, which include a generous dose of Vitamin C, a miracle skincare ingredient that is supposed to add a glow, diminish fine lines, and reduce any dullness. The product also contains Glycolic Acid, which is known to be an excellent exfoliator for acne-prone skin, along with a bunch of other superfoods for the skin as mentioned in the picture below. These days a lot of products claim to have these ingredients but it all boils down to having them in the right concentration, which the team at Tvakh seems to have nailed.

Tvakh Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water | Review

This toner is almost transparent with a hint of orange and smells citrusy with chemical undertones. It does tingle a little during the first few uses but is not harsh at all on the face once the skin gets used to it. It has not only helped with lightening my spots and brightening my skin but I have also noticed my dead skin peeling off faster than usual, making the product live up to its claim of being an exfoliating water. I would say that every skin type will benefit from using the product, provided you do not have extremely sensitive or dry skin. It is particularly suitable for acne and blemish-prone skin because it also helps with shrinking the pimples faster.

Tvakh Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water | Review

Overall, I am completely satisfied with the product, other than the packaging that could be improved with a better dispensing mechanism. A 100ml bottle of the toner is priced at INR 525, which is a fair deal considering the quantity you get and the quality of the product. So if you are in the market for a toner that also exfoliates and brightens the skin then the Tvakh Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water is my recommendation for you.

I hope that this review was helpful. Click here to buy the product.

P.S. – Makeup And Smiles made me buy this product, check out her wonderful blog here.

Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner | Review

Greenberry Organics is a skincare brand that I have absolute faith in. Their face masks have drastically improved the texture of my skin over the past few months and have reduced my acne too. This is why I was super excited when the brand sent me a few of their products to try out some days ago. Be prepared for an overdose of Greenberry Organics products for the next few days because I can’t stop raving about all the items they sent me! Today, I will be talking about their Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner.

Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner | Review

You all must be aware of the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of rose water. I am sure that you also know that pure rose water helps in hydrating and soothing the skin and can be incorporated as a toner or a face mist in the daily skincare routine. So what is so unique about this particular rose water that makes it stand out from the rest? One whiff of this product and your question will be answered. As soon as you spritz this facial mist on your face, you will feel like you have been drenched by the concentrated nectar of a hundred roses. The luxurious and heavenly fragrance of crushed rose petals is evidence of the fact that this product is extremely pure and unadulterated. The reason why this toner has the concentrated goodness of rose petals is that this rose water has been extracted by the method of steam distillation. This means that fresh rose petals have been carefully distilled to create this product so as to retain all their benefits and natural juices. Most rose waters available in the market do not use this technique and instead simply mix rose oil with water. This is why other brands do not contain the fresh and saturated juices of the rose petals and are therefore not as beneficial for the skin.

The Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water contains steam distilled pure and concentrated organic rose water and nothing else. With just one potent ingredient, this product is truly nature in a bottle. Not only does the scent of roses linger on the skin for hours, the skin feels hydrated throughout the day if you use this product before heading out. The spray nozzle releases a fine mist that evenly covers the face. You can spray this product on freshly cleansed skin or even over makeup to get rid of cakiness and to make your foundation look more natural and glowy. You can use it to freshen up your face throughout the day whenever your skin feels tired and can also use it as a toner after washing your face. I have also noticed that this rose water is slightly sticky in texture on the skin – this does not cause any discomfort and in fact, helps my makeup stay on longer if I use this mist prior to applying foundation on my skin. I think that this stickiness is due to the natural sweetness of rose extracts and helps seal the moisture in place as well.

Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner | Review

This is honestly the best rose water I have tried till date and makes every other rose water I have previously used pale in comparison. This rose water is free of preservatives, alcohol, and colorants and is a cruelty free and vegan product. I feel that the attention the brand has paid to create a product that is as close to nature as possible is truly commendable. The price point of INR 575 for 100ml of product seems justified to me considering the quality of the rose water and the sturdiness of the packaging which is also reusable. However, Greenberry Organics products often go on sale on Amazon and you can grab this facial mist at an even more affordable price. Overall, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the product, which is very rare for me. 5 stars to this facial mist and kudos to Greenberry Organics for creating yet another wonderful product.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Greenberry Organics Pure Rose Water from Amazon by clicking this link.

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Disclaimer – PR sample sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.

Natural Bath & Body Rose & Mint Facial Water | Review

Rose water has been known as an excellent toner since time immemorial. Add to it the cooling freshness of mint and you have the perfect concoction for your skin for the summer. The Natural Bath & Body Rose & Mint Facial Water combines these two ingredients to produce a fragrant and rejuvenating facial mist cum toner. I got a sample size from Smytten which does not have a spray so I have been using it only as a toner, but the full sized product comes with a spray for easy spritzing throughout the day.

This product first emanates the soothing scent of roses when applied to the skin, then the zesty fragrance of mint kicks in. This facial water is paraben and sulfate free which makes it all the better for the skin. The peppermint oil helps to calm down any redness or itchiness while the rose extracts gently nourish the skin and provide a natural glow with regular usage.

Natural Bath & Body Rose & Mint Facial Water Review

This facial mist is priced at INR 350 for 100ml of the product, which is a little steep, but if you do not have the time to stir up your own skin care products at home and want an option that is easy to throw into the hand bag then you may consider trying out the product. If you have sensitive skin that does not agree with chemicals then this is one item that you must include in your skincare regime.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Natural Rose & Mint Facial Water here.

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