skincare

Satliva – Nature Nurtures Skincare Range

February 13, 2018
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Adapting an organic way of lifestyle has become quite a trend in today’s times! And now that being Ayurvedic and Organic is not just limited to the Indian territory, local and international brands have started exploring herbal products ranging from foods to skincare on a large scale as well. Based out of Bangalore, SATLIVA, is beyond being just a herbal skincare brand. Promoting the importance of Hemp Oil for the skin, their products are well researched on and come infused with the goodness of various herbal ingredients that are available across the country. To fight the bitter winter weather of Shimla, Satliva got on board as my skincare partners and I boy was I write about my decision! Generally, the winter season on the hills is not just about the cold, but about getting super dehydrated skin as well. And when I say super dehydrated, then I mean no amount of face moisturiser can do good to hydrate the skin; forget bringing back the shine and suppleness.  I had requested Namrata and Harshaavardhan, the couple behind NHCO, to suggest me products that will help maintain hydration in my skin and won’t be a hassle to use during harsh Shimla winters as well! The products that they sent across were not just a life savior, but definitely a blessing as I literally ended up relying on them to keep my skin from dehydrating for worse. And I kid you not, my girlfriends too ended up ditching their skincare cosmetic products to borrowing my Satliva kit to hydrate back their skin as well! The first thing that I liked about the products they sent across was their travel friendly packaging. Although the soap bars came in hardbound boxes, the creams and butters came in small tins which were leak proof, light and break-proof. Sharing …

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Himalaya Youth Eternity Range – Review

January 9, 2018
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Himalaya Youth Eternity Range is much more than just an anti-ageing cream.The primary ingredient of this range being the Edelweiss flower, found only on the mountain slopes of the Alps in Europe, has the power of regeneration which allows the skin-cells to heal and regenerate for a youthful looking skin always. Having been launched recently in the market, the Himalaya Youth Eternity Range has already become the talk of the town, with beauty experts recommending it for all skin types. The range consists of three products – Himalaya Youth Eternity Day Cream, Himalaya Youth Eternity Night Cream and Himalaya Youth Eternity Under Eye Cream. As dermatologists recommend, using all the products of the same range delivers results what a single product is not able to. Keeping up with the advice, I tired the Himalaya Youth Eternity range for 3 weeks before fairly concluding.   MY EXPERIENCE My Experience trying and testing this range was pretty smooth. Just like most of the Himalaya skincare products, this range too is quote mild on the skin, with no visible acne breakouts or oil secretion throughout the day. The day cream suggests application lasts an entire day, but due to the severe Delhi winters, I ended up applying the cream twice a day. The night cream smells floral which works for me, as I love floral fragrances. The application is easy and I only require one pump worthy cream for the face. My face feels a little oily in the morning, but a lukewarm face wash cleanses out it all. The best part, no acne breakouts, which is quite a scenario overtime I apply something new to my face. Although I don’t have dark circles, the Under Eye application has definitely provided ample hydration to my eye area, reducing fine lines. HOW IT WORKS? …

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Oral Care With Himalaya Mouthwash

April 7, 2017
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We spend a lot of time taking care of our skin and overall health. We spend a lot in buying skincare products, learning about the products and following various routines just to ward off unhealthy or ageing skin problems. But how often do we participate in taking care of our gums and teeth? No, just brushing your teeth once and twice (in a blue moon) doesn’t ensure total oral care. In fact, given the food intake we process on a daily basis and all the caffeinated drinks we savour on regular intervals actually lead to a lot of oral problems that we don’t consider till the red alert! I got into a conversation with two of my Dental expert friends and this is what they have to say about Oral Hygiene : While flossing ensures clean inner lining of teeth, mouthwashes ensure removal of any foreign particles, germs, infection or odour in total. Most of the mouthwashes contain a great percentage of alcohol in them, ethanol to be precise, which leads to a burning sensation and dryness in the mouth. Regular usage of alcoholic infused mouthwashes can also result in taste sensitivity. These are the major reasons why dentists recommend alcohol free mouthwashes for daily usage. Keeping up with body friendly products, Himalaya Mouthwashes are 100% alcohol free, guaranteeing 100% oral care for even sensitive oral conditions. People with oral irritation, xerostomia (dehydrated mouth), low saliva flow and people taking radiation therapies or suffer from diabetes can use Himalaya Mouthwash with 0% alcohol without any problems. Providing variety and making the process less mundane, Himalaya has launched three varieties of mouthwashes. Depending on the oral care priorities of individuals, one can pick the Himalaya Herbals Mouthwash that best works for their needs. Himalaya Herbals Sparkling White Mouthwash Flavour – Papaya & Pineapple Claims …

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Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream

February 27, 2017
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This transition from the winter season to the Spring/Summer is more harsh on the skin than any time of the year is. Why? The humidity goes haphazard, leaving a complex situation of right moisturisation to the skin which is needed with the dry weather conditions that surface with this change. I have been using thick lotions and body butters throughout Delhi winters, but this is the time when my skin needs extra care. You might feel that it’s time to put the body butters in storage and bring about the lotions for the summer season, but the SOS call to body butters is pretty much required even now. Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream is absolutely divine in terms of its cocoa fragrance and the product itself. Thick consistency of cream which is actually how a body butter should be, smooth application and long lasting moisturisation on the skin has made be befriend this product till this transition lasts. Priced at INR 270 for 200ml, the tub style packaging of Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream ensures easy usage. I won’t call the packaging travel friendly, but because of its lightweight, you might won’t mind actually taking it all (read : total hydration for skin). Claims? Improves moisture content of the skin Cocoa butter and vitamin E help product skin from damage due to harmful effects of sun and pollution. Helps retain moisture between skin layers by preventing moisture loss Provides superior moisturization, giving you soft and smooth skin My Experience I found this product really helpful to ward off extra dryness of the skin. The pricing is quite affordable with easy application packaging. The application is smooth, the product spreads out on the skin swiftly leaving behind no trails of grease whatsoever. Verdicts I will definitely recommend this product …

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5 Magical Winter Skincare Rules

January 31, 2017
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The most challenging time of the year when our skin needs extra-extra care is the dry winter season. Most of my time goes in reapplying moisturiser on my skin to keep it at least moistened, if not hydrated. The challenge is to find a moisturiser which lasts longer on your skin, keeping your skin hydrated at all times. And that’s when, while passing through aisles of body lotions, I came across the bottle of Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion. I won’t lie, but ever since then, I have been using this Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion extensively to moisturize my skin on a daily basis. The lotion spreads smoothly on my skin and just 2-3 squeezes are enough to moisturize my hands and feet entirely. The Hydra-Nutri balance and the goodness of Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ ensure deep hydration for extra dry skin. I use the lotion twice daily, so we are looking at a window of at least 12 hours hydration benefits. The fragrance is that of chocolate which makes me feel divine. The fragrance diminishes to a minimal note in an hour, and I absolutely love smelling of cocoa strongly in the initial stage of application. Moisturizing your skin regularly goes a long way in keeping your skin healthy and hydrated throughout the cold season, but there are some other factors too that helps in maintaining the peace of healthy looking skin permanently. BATHE ON A TIMER Who doesn’t love having a long hot bath during the winter season? At least I look up to a calming hot shower daily to unwind from the clutter of woolen layering throughout the day. Do not stay under the hot shower or inside a bathtub for more than 4-5 minutes as a longer bath strips the skin of …

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U Spa – The Umrao Luxury Hotel Experience

January 11, 2017
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We recently shared our love for The Umrao Luxury Hotel by sharing a glimpse of this luxurious property on the busy NH8 zone. Now, we talk about its unwinding facility known as U Spa! Just like any other luxury hospitality group, The Umrao too has a corner on the property for guests and members to relax by the pool, get some fitness training at their fitness centre and take beautifying or rejuvenating treatments at U Spa. U Spa in itself is a detailed spa facility which offers therapies like Head Massage, Classical Swedish Massage, Foot Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy. Our team took the Deep Tissue Massage and the Foot Reflexology Massage and both turned out to be equally relaxing. The massage rooms are super spacious with a tea lounge, if you’d like to pamper yourself before or after the therapy. The light setting is calm, the fragrance soothing and the music relaxing to setup the mood right. Both the Deep Tissue Massage and Foot Reflexology lasted an hour with dedicated massage therapists making sure your nerves are soothed and muscles relaxed to perfection. The staff, although limited, knows through and through of therapies, guiding the customers through Spa protocols, maintains a hygienic environment and puts utmost care in maintaining your privacy. Once you are done with the therapy, you can take a pampering bubble bath at their super spacious and relaxing bathtub setup. If you have time constraints or would prefer to sweat naturally, then U Spa also offers fully functional Sauna and Steam rooms. U Spa connects with a fitness centre, wherein residences and members can take up cardio and strength training under the surveillance of expert fitness trainers. In case you’d like to be a regular member of the fitness centre, then they do offer membership packages as …

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Himalaya Herbals Winter Care Range Review

December 21, 2016
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Winter Skincare is definitely a challenge, especially when you reside in dry regions like Delhi where your skin tends to dry out and chap with just one breeze. Himalaya Herbals believes in the power of deep nourishment be it for any season. And to celebrate this cold season, the brand sent across a hamper of Winter Care Range my way. I definitely feel pampered and spoilt for choice. It’s been approximately 2 weeks since I have started using Himalaya Herbals Winter Care Range and I have absolutely no complaints till now! To begin with, Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Lotions range is a must have product in your winter care kit. Depending on the severity of the dryness, Himalaya Herbals offers 3 varieties of Body Lotions for the winter season. For those who care about the aromatherapy benefits of lotion application, Himalaya Herbals Soothing Body Lotion is the product. It consists of Grape Seed and Almond Oil to provide moisturisation and leaves a mild soothing fragrance that lingers on for an hour or so. If someone is looking for pure nourishment, then Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Body Lotion is the go to product. With the goodness of Aloe Vera Gel and Winter Cherry, this one is apt for people suffering from mild dryness. And for people belonging to dry regions and are in need of some sever moisturisation treatment, then Himalaya Herbals Cocoa Butter Intensive Body is the product to swear by. I have used Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion last year as well and it surely stands out for its chocolatey fragrance and the moisturising goodness upon application. The price tag is quite pocket friendly and the lotions are a great option for daily usage in comparison to the thick body butters that cost a bomb and their utility is limited and greasy …

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What To Expect From Gillette Venus Razor?

November 17, 2015
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After spending an entire month (and a few extra days) trying out Gillette Venus for a smooth hair-free skin, I can confidently say that it’s been a smoother ride ever since! I haven’t touched the sticky wax neither have booked an appointment to get waxed ever since. For all those who have been following my blog, I have already shared a detailed blog post on my Experience of #SubscribeToSmooth challenge.  But then their are certain things that I wanted to point out when you plan on switching or at least trying Razor over your regular waxing experience. Razors For Beginners 1. Always invest in a razor which is meant for a woman’s skin. NEVER ever purchase a man’s razor, because it’s cheap. The man’s razor is harder in built and can leave bruises and cuts if used on your delicate skin. 2. It is always advisable to invest in a re-usable razor, which comes with detachable razor blades. But if you are first time user and would just like to give it a try, try out Gillette Venus’s disposable ones. 3. Don’t forget to purchase a shaving cream while you’re at it. It not only gives you an easier shaving experience, but it also leaves your skin feeling nourished and not ripped off its natural moisture post razor ritual. 4. Keep a towel to wipe your skin out post razor ritual. 5. Always use luke warm water to cleanse the skin afterwards. Harsh hot & cold water can damage the skin, since it takes a few minutes for it to close down its pores and come back to its natural shape. 6. DO NOT use your razor with anyone else. It is a matter of personal hygiene that can definitely not be taken lightly. About GILLETTE, the Brand I have …

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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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