Iraya – Kumkumadi Balm

February 13, 2015
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In today’s life, looking fair is the racist notion. What really should be the goal is, to look blemish free and maintain a natural glow. Today’s crappy ‘fairness’ solutions claim to give you a fair skin in a week’s magic. The truth be told, it’s all but nonsense and a big fat lie!
Our Ayurvedic masters on the other hand knew exactly what the truth is all about and eradicated the very preaching of a non-existent fairness elixir. Being a non-racist (thank you for that), these Ayurveda preachers instead created a solution that promised blemish free, healthy-glowing skin. The same solution was brought down over the years and is now being produced by the name of ‘Kumkumadi’. 
While many beauty brands claim to be producing authentic Kumkumadi solutions, only a few live up to providing expected results. One of those pure-produce brands is Iraya, who offer Kumkumadi range of products with elan!
Now, Delhi winters are all about dry, dull and severely dehydrated skin. Having a combination skin, I often find it difficult to settle with face-creams to keep up with the ever changing Delhi weather and maintaining the natural look of my face. With my facial skin crying out for some replenishment and hydration, I followed up with Kumkumadi Balm by Iraya this winter season.
Balm, for your face might seem like a tricky sticky idea, but trust me; if you live in a city like Delhi, you need more than just a moisturizer to keep your skin soft and healthy over the seasonal course. Not to forget, Iraya does offer a gel-based Kumkumadi product for summers as well. How about that?!
Kumkumadi Balm
Prescribed in Ayurveda as a ‘Miraculous Elixir’ for the skin, this is an absolute classic! This revered formulation contains pure Saffron and 10 precious Ayurvedic herbs that have been relied upon through the ages to lighten and brighten the complexion. It evens skin ton, clears blemishes, minimizes fine lines & surface imperfections and helps improve skin texture.
Price : Rs. 795/- for 50gm
Directions To Use
Apply a very small amount, massage gently into skin using upward-outward movements. Leave on for 30 minutes or overnight. Avoid exposure to the sun, dust or pollution while using the product.

My Experience
Like every other natural product, being free from any sort of chemicals, Kumkumadi Balm too takes some good amount of time and usage to show its results. Being using it for more than 2 months now, the product has surely lightened my blemishes and given me a more healthy looking skin. 
Having dry cheeks & chin area, Kumkumadi Balm works wonders on my skin to prevent skin from dryness and is not that oily either.
Likes
1. Keeps the skin hydrated.
2. Lightens the blemishes.
3. Not extra-greasy
4. Easy application.
Dislikes
1. The natural fragrance might turn some people off.
2. Packaging is not travel friendly.
How I Use It?
To avoid sticky-polluted skin, I use it at night after cleansing and leave it on for the night to let it work its wonders.
Rating
Value for Money : 3.5/5
Quality : 4.5/5
Quantity : 4.5/5
Results : 4.5/5
Usage : 2 months approx. (daily application)
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Disclaimer : I have not been paid or influenced to write the review. I receive the products for reviews but my thoughts are unbiased and true to my own knowledge & experience.