Skin Care

The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range

October 27, 2015
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Although the summer season is upon a downhill, their is absolutely no reason why not to celebrate the summer spirit still. And what a better way to celebrate the warmth with some freshly pressed Mojito drink, eh? The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range too celebrates the rastafari spirit of the warm season. We have all used skincare ranges that are based on fruity fragrances. The Body Shop too is known for its array of fruity skincare products that are a hot favourite throughout the year long. This year though, The Body Shop has taken food-fragrance inspiration to a whole new level, by introducing a mocktail based skincare range. Named after the famous drink ‘Virgin Mojito’, the range is based on key notes of lemon and mint. The range consists of 5 skincare products. Scrub up! Invigorate tired skin with a blast of our zesty, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Scrub. Prepares skin for moisture Lifts away dead skin cells Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 1295/- for 250ml   Lather up skin with our invigorating Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Shower Gel to leave it feeling clean and refreshed. Soap-free, lather rich formula Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint Made with Community Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar from Paraguay INR 425 for 250ml   Scoop up our lightest, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet to quench your skin with moisture. Our crisp sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture. Up to 24-hr hydration Light and fast absorbing Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 795/- for 250ml   Smooth on fresh hydration with our Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Butter, refreshingly fragranced with a twist of …

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Gillette Venus Myth Busted Vol. 2

October 20, 2015
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It’s been almost 3 weeks since I have started using Gillette Venus Razor. So far, so good. Why you ask? Well, because of the crazy deadlines and almost no time to invest in a salon day, this razor has become my saviour for hairless skin. Now with the festive season all lined up for the rest of month, it is becoming more and more difficult to take out some pampering time. And with the last league of summer slowly diminishing into a Fall fever, this is my last chance to wear sleeveless silhouettes before the time to ‘cover it all’ dives in. Coming back to my experience with razor, especially Gillette Venus Razor in particular, the method has not only become very convenient for me to work with (thanks to its sensitive skin friendly make) but the usage has helped me burst many myths that usually surround this particular hygiene product. Myth : Razor Changes Skin and Hair Colour. Busted: This bizarre myth about the usage of razor and discolouration/change in colour of skin and hair has no scientific base at all. Razor, in anyway, does not effect the wellness of the skin and nor does it tweak the colour of the unwanted hair in any way. Their might be some chemical reactions if someone uses the local hair removal creams, but the same cannot be associated with Gillette Venus Razor, or any kind of razor for that matter. Experience I have now adapted The Gillette Satin Care shaving gel to my hair removal procedure. It is always advisable to use the steps of products of the same range of a brand, rather than mix-matching products depending on the likeability. Reason being that each product is chemically complimentary towards the other product, which results in achieving the best the range can …

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Myths Ft. Gillette Venus #SubscribeToSmooth

September 28, 2015
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This article is about promoting razor as a convenient, hygienic and time-friendly way of removing unwanted hair. #SubscribeToSmooth campaign by Gillette Venus. It is truly said that you really shouldn’t judge something without at least giving it one try. Having been fed myths about skin razors and how this hair removal system can be harmful for both the skin and hair; I was a bit sceptic to try out the method in person. When I started using razors a couple of years back, I won’t deny the fact that some razors did end up giving me flaky skin and bruises that could have been avoided easy peasy otherwise. Having said that, I was still eager to try out Gillette Venus Razor for women and experience what it claims to be. Now, let me remind you, that Gillette Venus Razor for women is very different from the type of razors men usually use and has been uniquely designed keeping in mind the sensitive nature of a woman’s skin. Each Gillette Venus Razor comes with the following factors: Three blade system to provide finer razor experience in just 1-2 applications. Blades are sealed inside a protective cushion, allowing safer shaving experience. Curvy design of the razor blades makes shaving sensitive areas easier. Each razor head comes with an Aloe Vera + Vitamin E strip that only nourishes the skin, but also acts as an indicator. When you see that the strip has diminished it means that the razor blade needs replacement. The razor blade is disposable and can be replaced with another head, without having to buy an entire new razor handle every time. Now that we all know the exclusivity of Gillette Razors for women, it is time to bust a major myth that revolves around razor over waxing. Myth– Razors …

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Innisfree Green Tea Range – Review

September 24, 2015
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This article is about Innisfree Green Tea Range, that promises nourishment to the skin with the goodness of green tea and promises a glowing grease-less skin that lasts long. Comes the autumn season and the condition of my skin goes for a toss. Mark my words – it is a task to manage combination skin in a weather condition that too stays confused throughout the week. Someone cold, sometimes hot and sometimes wet/humid; that’s September for Delhiites. With the skin breaking out (no-acne yet) and all skin care products getting a rapid on my testing table, it has become a task to manage the well being of my facial skin. Not to forget the endless days of blogging and prepping up for the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 parade (Yay!), the task has become difficult. But, I won’t be cribbing anymore. Because Innisfree has introduced me to their great range of Green Tea goodness. Now Koreans know how to take care of their beautiful skin which is why, the range comes in sub-categorized that have been defined keeping in mind the type of skin one has. Mine being a combination skin, I was suggested to try out their Green Tea Balancing Range. Balance, why? Because the concoction is not super greasy on the skin and yet manages to provide full moisturisation without feeling oily. GREEN TEA BALANCING RANGE Green Tea Balancing Lotion 1. More moisturising and fresh with the 100% squeezed green tea Rich in amino acids and minerals, green tea from the fresh Jeju green tea leaves hydrate your skin 2. With a water-like texture when it touches the hands, it applies smoothly and absorbs fast without any stickiness. 3. The natural moisturising factor betaine from amino acids provides intense moisture to combination skin to restore …

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ZA Total Hydration Amino Mineral Refreshing Gel

September 1, 2015
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We are almost settled in with the monsoon season and the anticipation for autumn time is in full swing. While I am still praying for a few more drizzles, it is the humidity that is totally killing it. So much so, that I am being real cautious about what to put on my face till this moist season stays on. The minutest presence of moisture on the skin leads to a sticky skin, which is followed by zits popping all over. Yikes! As a beautilicious routine, this is the best time to indulge in gel-based or no-cream beauty products. Za Total Hydration Amino Mineral Refreshing Gel is one such moisturising product, that claims to provide moisturisation without any pains of stickiness and dull looking skin. About Moisture charge in just 10 seconds! Amino mineral complex instantly rebalances your skin condition and restores with moisturization. It is refreshing and leaves no stickiness after usage. Steps to Use Dab an appropriate amount (approx. 0.6 g) on several spots over face with the fingertip and smooth over from the centre of the face outwards. Experience I personally found the moisturiser quite convincing. The gel based formula of this one blends in with the skin, leaving behind no sticky substitute whatsoever. The fragrance too was mild and soothing, which calls in for some extra brownie points. The price tag might be a bit out of budget for a moisturiser, but for those who are desperately looking for light hydration on their acne-prone skin, this definitely is the product to invest in. Verdict Value for Money : 3.5/5 Quality : 4.5/5 Quantity : 4/5 Results : 3.5/5 Usage : 1 month approx. (daily application) Price: INR 599 for 50 gms  

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#SubscribeToSmooth Gillette Venus Challenge

August 26, 2015
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Do you opt for waxing as your hair removal technique, or slide on a razor to get the job done in a quickie? Well, this method of removal of unwanted hair has been up as a debate for a long long time. While some vouch by the smooth and long-term experience of waxing, others swear by the easy & pain-less razor method for hair removal. I myself have been questioning the credibility of razor as hair removal for a long long time. It’s not only a pain-less way of removing hair, but is also cheaper and quicker method of doing it. Remember those constant trips to your local salon for a painful half-hour of waxing agony? Sure, the method provides a long-term freedom from unwanted hair and often removes dead skin; but boy the pain and time it consumes is just too much to take! And in today’s fast pace of life, you can’t really pack up a mobile waxing kit and try stripping the waxed patches while you’re on the go. What if you have a surprise date post work and you’re suppose to wear a midi dress, but have prickly hair growth on your legs? Of course the trip to the parlour is just not feasible. Which is when the mighty razor comes in handy. Even with the goodness of a razor’s feasibility comes in many claims that might make you think twice before shaving. Razored hair becomes thicker, razor harms the skin, etc. – their are plenty of notions around razor that are actually not true in the light, but yet get pointed out at, every time the word ‘razor for women’ gets called out! The team of Gillette Venus invited media and bloggers to have an open interaction about the same. Their expert panel of Aesthetic Physician Dr. …

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Oriflame Love Nature Face Wash Neem

August 25, 2015
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I’ve been going on and on about being organic and adapting a beauty regime that is ‘Au Naturel’. Keeping up with the nature’s trend, we have many brands trying to maintain a chemical free approach towards their products. However, with most of the products that I use, be it organic, their are a very few that actually show convincing results. Oriflame is one Indian beauty brand that I associate as being *exclusive*. Given its nature of being members-only product line, I have grown up seeing my mother and other ladies of the house actually flipping through catalogues and reviewing the products in the comfort of our homes before buying the product. And this concept of comfort beauty shopping has grown into a full blown business, with series of product ranges getting introduced every now and then. To gift us something for the sticky monsoon season, Oriflame recently introduced a range of face-care products. The range called ‘Love Nature’ comes with the goodness of Neem, which is strongly related to beauty care; over centuries. Eager to find a remedy for my oily T-zone, I have been adapting random face packs, light moisturising creams and what not. Unfortunately, either the packs have left my skin all dry or haven’t worked for me at all. Oriflame’s Love Nature Face Wash comes with the goodness of Neem. Honestly, I am really very happy with the product! About Oriflame Love Nature Face Wash Oriflame India brings you vast range for products from its ever so fresh and rejuvenating “Love Nature Range”, an array which caters to your skin’s need all day long. Priced at Rs. 199, the product is a gentle face was with antibacterial properties of Neem which helps prevent blemishes and balances T-zone. Removing the impurities and excess oil form the skin, the …

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Quan Spa – JW Marriott, Delhi Review

August 11, 2015
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There was a time when Delhi had a few selective spa salons. But over the years this western version of a massage has found it’s way into our metro cities as a full flourished business. Every defined region of Delhi has at least one spa standing, which is kinda convenient for the daily churners who like to avoid travelling; but how many of them actually stand by the hygiene and excellency terms that a spa requires? I have had good experience at spas and have had never-going-back kinda nightmares at some spa setups too. Although, their are a few spa abodes in the city that are not only at par with the standards of a successful spa, but are also a niche above the rest in the luxury department. One such spa of excellence and luxury is the Quan Spa at JW Marriott, Aerocity – New Delhi. I was recently invited to experience their hospitality and also try out their ‘Monsoon Special’ Spa rituals. I warded off the #MondayBlues by opting to get a spa therapy at this exquisite spa. On arrival at the grand JW Marriott Aerocity, I met Mr. Nikhil from their marketing department, who guided me on to the 2nd floor which is reserved for Quan Spa. The moment the elevator gates opened, I got a whiff of soothing lemon grass and a vague melody of relaxing music with dimmed out lights and a very unwinding environment. Boy! I was in spa heaven. Pools of rose petals welcomed me to the reception area where I was seated for my appointment.   The receptionist discussed which monsoon spa ritual will work best for me and asked me to fill out their acquaintance form which helps the masseuse understand pressure points and problem areas to be focused on. Since I …

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Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum (Review)

June 25, 2015
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What age is actually the right time to start protecting skin from anti-aging? Well, dermatologists consider this question vague, because aging process takes place differently in different women. On an average, 25th year of your birth is the time when you should start investing in anti-aging skincare regimes. But is it justifying to put your skin through these chemicals, when maybe your skin is still young and hasn’t shown signs of aging yet? Most of the skincare products that are available in the market are either for the young teens or for the ladies who have started aging. But what about the young girls in their 20s who are freshly out of their budding years and are slowly growing into womanhood? Za Beauty has surely taken this point into consideration and have presented a serum that is perfect for the women in their 20s. This serum is not an anti-aging product, but more of a process that delays first signs of aging. What’s interesting about the product is that it has been designed, keeping in mind the modern reasons of aging. Gone are the days when aging was only limited to motherhood or your hormonal/biological changes. In today’s chemical and polluted lifestyle, there are many hazardous exterior factors too that promote early signs of aging. About Za Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum This advanced serum is the latest Skinovation developed by leading scientists from The House of Shiseido. It features Za’s breakthrough Retinowhite Complex, that delivers unmatched radiance and retains youthful luminosity. Retinol Derivative – Combines benefits of Retinol known for its Youth Retention properties & patented 4MSK- a super corrective and brightening ingredient renowned for reducing melanisation, dark spots, pigmentation and unevenness of the skin. Crystal Brightening Complex – Combination of Apricot extract and Vitamin C derivative of APM …

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Innisfree Eco Handkerchief Campaign + Contest

June 5, 2015
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Because our nature too needs equal pampering as we please our own selves. The beauty brands nowadays promote organic products and add on to saying that preserve mother nature, but do they really mean it? Putting on organic make up is absolutely pleasing, but what happens when you try to remove it? Loads of toxic cleansers and ample amount of water usage. Does that really count in as a ‘eco-friendly’ initiative? I assume, not! The internationally renowed Korean beauty brand, Innisfree, has thought beyond by introducing some genius eco-friendly campaigns that truly add on the organic approach of skin-care and beautification. One such initiative by Innisfree is their ‘Eco Handkerchief Campaign‘ that is apt for the summer season.   Green is the new buzz word. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a phrase that is being emphasized today. Whether sustainability has always been part of their corporate DNA or not, brands are trying to demonstrate to consumers that they are ecologically conscious. More and more beauty brands are taking a healthier, more eco-focused approach to not only their products, but also their manufacturing. Spearheading this sensibility, is premium South Korean beauty & wellness brand Innisfree. Innisfree is dedicated to finding the purest natural ingredients and harnessing their virtues within the eco-friendly containers innovated through nature conscious research & development. Sharing the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. Innisfree has initiated a unique culture, that of green awareness where consumers can actively take part in. Keeping in tandem with this, Innisfree has made efforts to preserve nature since 2000 and this endeavour continues even today through a series of Green initiatives. Please find below Innisfree’s corporate social responsibility initiatives namely, Eco-handkerchief & Empty Bottle Recycling …

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