My Current Winter Skincare Routine

I have switched up my skincare quite a bit recently to adapt to the cold weather. An updated skincare routine post was therefore overdue! So here is how I am pampering my skin on winter mornings and nights to keep it soft and glowy until the summer sun shines again!

My Current Winter Skincare Routine

AM Skincare Routine –
My AM routine starts with washing my face with The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur’s Daily Repair Foam Cleanser. This face wash gently cleanses the skin without stripping it dry and is perfect for the cold and dry weather. I am usually in a massive rush in the mornings, so I skip toner (guilty!) and directly go in with my Magic Dust Vitamin E Face Serum which makes the skin super soft and hydrated without feeling heavy at all. I then go in with a generous layer of the Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen, a lightweight and hydrating sunscreen that is a staple for me throughout the year because it doubles up as a moisturizer too. For my under eye area, I use the Mama Earth Eye Cream because it is super hydrating and affordable. I slap on my Organic Harvest Happy Lips Lip Balm and I am done with my skincare! While applying my makeup, I am currently enjoying mixing some rosehip oil with my foundation because it prevents my makeup from clinging to the dry patches and provides a beautiful sheen to the face. Rosehip oil is a great facial oil for me because it somehow reduces my acne and hydrates the skin without making it greasy, therefore being a perfect final touch to my AM skincare.

My Current Winter Skincare Routine

PM Skincare Routine –
Evenings are when I tend to pamper my skin a little bit more because I have a little more time and because skincare helps get rid of the fatigue of the day. I remove my makeup with the Garnier Micellar Bi-Phase Water and then cleanse my face with the Dr. Belmeur Face Wash. I then use the Tvakh Vitamin C toner and apply my Magic Dust Serum. I then apply a very generous layer of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel and my Mama Earth Eye Cream and Organic Harvest lip balm and am ready for some much-needed sleep! On alternate days, I use the Vya Naturals Rose Water as toner and add the Dr. Sheths Daily Peel to my PM skincare regimen. On the days when my skin is suffering from breakouts, I add the Skin Salad Charcoal Mask to my PM regimen, and if my skin is feeling dehydrated then I use a Dear Packer Home Remedy Sheet Mask after my serum.

Overall, this skincare routine has been working fairly well for my skin at this point of time and these products are the ones that I can recommend without batting an eyelid. If you have acne-prone, combination but dehydrated skin like mine then you can try out this skincare routine and let me know how it works for you! I would love to hear your take on these products and your go-to skincare routine at the moment 🙂


Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen SPF 30+ | Review

When we were kids, most of us hated applying sunscreen, but now when I see a new sunscreen on the market, I can’t wait to get my hands on it! When Tvakh, one of my favourite skincare brands, launched a new sunscreen, I had to buy it. So here is my review of the Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen with SPF 30+ which provides protection from not just UV rays but also the blue light from electronic devices.

Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen SPF 30+ | Review

About the Product:  “Tvakh’s Triple Protection Sunscreen 30+ is a daily oil-free facial sunscreen for all skin types and is designed specifically as a new generation photo-protection creme that kills environmental aggressors and prevents premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation, ozone pollution and blue light radiation from laptop screens, mobile screens, Indoor lights.
The formula combines 5 cutting-edge environmental technologies that provide comprehensive protection against UV damage, pollution, blue light from devices and infrared radiation.

This advanced, innovative, moisturizing lightweight sunscreen shields against High Energy Visible (HEV) Light and diminishes the impact of Infrared (IR) Light — two harmful factors that lead to premature aging and skin damage from the blue-violet and invisible light emitted from electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones and computers making it by far, the most complete active product to effectively fight against all signs of photo-ageing.”

Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen SPF 30+ | Review

Ingredients – Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate*,  Aloe Barbendesis leaf juice, Glycerin, Trehalose, Methoxydibenzoylmethane* Benzophenone-3, Thermus Thermophilis Extract, Cucumber Extract, Melanin, Phospholipids, Papaya Extract, Wheat germ oil, Vegetable Squalane, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium sorbate, Allantoin. Eco-certified preservative, Essential Oil Blend.

Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen SPF 30+ | Review

My Experience With The Product: This sunscreen from Tvakh is in the form of a light-weight lotion that does not leave any white cast or oiliness on the skin. It is quite hydrating and gentle on the skin and can double up as a day cream too. I like the concept of a sunscreen providing defense against pollution and the light from electronic devices as well because these are some of the top causes of skin ageing. While it is hard to determine if the product is actually providing protection against all these environmental factors, Tvakh is a brand that I trust, so I do believe that their claims are true. The visible effects of this sunscreen that I do see on my face are that my skin looks smoother after applying this product and it also adds a slight brightness to my face. I also like the gentle, refreshing action of this lotion, which I think is due to the aloe, cucumber, and papaya extracts present in the formula, along with glycerin.

Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen SPF 30+ | ReviewFinal Verdict: Overall, I feel that this sunscreen lotion will be great for those with all skin types but particularly for those with dry to normal skin. If you have sensitive skin then this product will work well for you too. The price point of INR 465 for a 100ml bottle is a decent price for the quality of ingredients used. Also, the bottle comes with a pump which makes this product extremely convenient to use and to travel with. I will definitely be reaching for this product whenever my skin is feeling a little parched and needs a gentle day cream that provides sun protection too. A good choice if you are in the market for a good sunscreen lotion!

Click here to buy the Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

If you are looking for a skincare brand with excellent ingredients to repair and brighten the skin then you don’t have to look any further than Tvakh. All the products from this brand have ingredients comparable to those of high-end brands but at mid-range, affordable prices. The recent addition to my Tvakh collection is their Antioxidant Night Repair Creme, and even though I have only used it for a few weeks, I can already feel this product working, so I wanted to share my thoughts about this cream with you.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

This product is basically a night cream and overnight treatment/mask combined in one. It has a very interesting and unique moussey texture with some gritty particles embedded in it. Upon application, the particles do exfoliate the skin a bit, which may not be suitable for sensitive skin, but the cream in itself is very light-weight and sinks into the skin pretty quickly. The ingredient list contains some powerful anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape seed extract and naturally derived coenzyme Q10 that help with reversing photo-ageing and the damage caused to the skin by environmental factors, by helping in skin-cell regeneration.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

I apply a thick layer of the product to my face and neck before going to bed and wake up with smoother, plumper, and brighter looking skin in the morning. The effects are definitely visible within a few days, which is extremely impressive for a night cream. This cream will definitely help those with dull and slightly wrinkled skin by restoring the youthfulness of their face. However, do remember that this cream contains chemical exfoliants, like Vitamin C, so if you haven’t incorporated such products in your skincare before then do perform a patch test and start with using this product once a week and slowly increase the frequency of usage. Other than that, in my opinion, this cream should suit everyone except those with really dry or sensitive skin because it is not extremely hydrating and does tingle a bit on application. Also, the smell is a little weird but goes away within a minute of application, so I don’t really get bothered by it.

Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme | Review

Overall, I am super happy with this night cream for my skin type and am pretty pleased to wake up to healthy looking skin every morning. The packaging is quite sturdy and travel-friendly and you get 30gms of the product for INR 745, which is quite affordable when compared to similar products in the market. Overall, if you have dull skin and are starting to notice the first signs of ageing then you should consider trying out this cream to nip the skin issues in the bud, and if you are a lover of Vitamin C then you must purchase this cream asap, I am sure you will love it 🙂

Click here to buy the Tvakh Antioxidant Night Repair Creme.

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.

Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex| Review

Skincare is very important for women of all age, starting from teenagers, but the most critical time to pay attention to your skin is between the ages of 25-30, to beat those wrinkles and age spots to oblivion even before they begin to appear! This is why I have recently become more interested in anti-aging ingredients and products and the Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex is the latest addition to my arsenal.

Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex| Review

This day cream contains Omega 3 Fatty Acids that protect the skin from photo-aging caused by exposure to sunlight. It also contains powerful anti oxidants such as white mulberry, beta carotene, and wheat germ along with Vitamin C and Vitamin E to reduce pore size, eliminate fine lines and improve the overall texture of the skin.

Personally, I found the texture of this day cream to be very unique. It looks thick and creamy in the jar, which had me a little worried because I have oily skin, but upon application, it literally glided on my skin and was absorbed within seconds. It leaves the skin super hydrated but non-greasy, and is suitable for all skin types, although people with extremely oily skin may find it a tad bit heavy. However, I am someone with fairly oily skin but did not find the formula oily or sticky. The product leaves the skin feeling smoother, softer, and tighter from the very first use, and this tightening action is what one needs to reduce pore size and eliminate wrinkles. Although this cream looks slightly beige in the packaging, it goes on completely sheer on the skin, and call me crazy but I actually feel that it smells like sweet milk 😛 I quite enjoy the scent because it makes me feel like I have treated my skin with something luxurious.

Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Day Complex| Review

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the performance of this product and do not have anything negative to say about it. I have been using it on and off for some time now and have noticed that my skin has become slightly smoother and brighter. I am sure that with daily use, the results will be even more noticeable. Priced at INR 625 for a 100gm jar, I feel that this product is quite affordable for what it does to the skin. It is also free of parabens and phthalates and is not tested on animals. This product has definitely left me impressed and has piqued my interest in more products from Tvakh. I will surely be trying out more skincare from the brand and will be reporting back to you about each product. In the mean time, if you want something to battle the aging caused by environmental factors and, well, your age, then this product is something you must try.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Tvakh Antioxidant Age Defying Complex here.

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