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After months of exhausting summer and blazing sun, monsoon comes as a respite. However, for a lot of us, the onset of monsoon brings with it a sense of despair. If you feel so, don’t worry, it’s not just you. Many of us feel lethargic to work, go out, do our daily chores, and even eat.  In this condition, we need to cheer ourselves up, do what makes us the happiest, and enjoy the moments like they’re never going to come back. Makeup and dress-up are something that most women love and they make them cheerful. Bright, eye-popping colours can help you beat the gloomy monsoon with a feel of freshness. So, here is my list of 17 beautiful bright makeup ideas that will get you rid of the monsoon melancholy.

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This gorgeous eye makeup with eye-popping green, yellow and orange shades is the perfect daytime drama for you. All the colours bring out the brightness and keep away the monsoon blues. All you need is a matte bright eyeshadow palette to create this look.

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This look is personally my favourite. This subtle smoky eye makeup is wearable at the same time very attractive. This could a great choice for beginners as it takes very little effort to achieve this dreamy look.

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This one is again a wearable look that you can achieve even if you are a beginner. The inner corner pop of blue is noticeable in this look and it also kind of a statement trait. The use of subtle shimmery eyeshadows makes this a great choice for parties and clubbing.

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This eye makeup has a stunning burst of cool tones like pink and blue that surely complements the weather outside. It’s not just a statement look but also completely achievable. Make sure to finish the look with lots and lots of mascara so that your eyes pop a little more.

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This one again is a bewitching eye makeup with loads of reds, peaches and brown. This magical look can turn any dull day into a fairytale. It is required to keep your lips and face makeup subtle so that your eyes do all the talking!

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Who doesn’t like blue eye shadows? Not me, for sure! Blue eye makeup is like my go-to glam. Not only that, blues, turquoise, greens complement the heavy downpour and the lush greenery outside. It’s like a great contrast that instantly makes the mood. You can either use cream eyeshadow or a pigmented blue kajal to create the base and intensify the blue shade. You can follow this blue smoky eyes tutorial I uploaded long ago.

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Purples, lavenders and lilacs are in trend right now. Not only are they some of the most vibrant of colours but being cool tones they also complement the current atmosphere. The winged liner has made the eye look super chic.

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This eye makeup with a pop of bright pink shade is perfect if you like those Barbie doll eyes. The complementing sharp winged liner is a great add on to the look.

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This mustard and orange cut-crease look could be your choice if you love experimenting with your makeup. It surely is time-consuming but the end result is definitely a conversation starter. Don’t forget to finish the look with some voluminous and fluttery fake eyelashes.

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Another look with all shades cool-toned. From icy blue to matte lilac, this look has everything you need for a bright and colourful makeup look. Remember to blend your eyeshadows well to achieve the perfect finish.

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The vibrant blue reverse smoky eye is nothing but the definition of bright! This look is stunning AF if you carry it well. The razor-sharp winged eyeliner is doing great justice to the entire look. This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful bright makeup ideas of 2021.

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This stunning bright orange and minty green is a great combination of warm and cool. If you are eyeing something fancy, this look could be your go-to!

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A purple lover? This one is made for you! This is a nice cocktail of all shades purple. It definitely has the power to sweet out the gloominess outdoors.

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If you love to play with colours and you enjoy that little drama in your eye makeup, this is surely going to take your breath away.  I absolutely loved the mix of colours and those big bold eyelashes.

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The pop of parrot green eyeshadows in this look complements the lush greenery the monsoon has created outside. It has some sort of freshness and vividness that most of us fall for. This is also very easy to achieve and recreate.

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Again a beautiful bright fuchsia pink shade with a deep pink graphic liner that is enough to get you rid of your monsoon woes. With a lot of blending here and there and a hint of shimmer in the middle of your eyelids, makes it easy to recreate as well.

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This bold icy blue liner look is great for those who love it bolder and brighter. With multiple coats of black mascara, this look has the power to attract lots of curious glances.

Let me know which of these enticing colourful and bright makeup ideas will you be trying and why?

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The natural oil production underneath our skin is meant to make a protective layer on the skin surface. But when the production is excessive, you need to take care of that. This post could be a game-changer for you if your skincare routine has become a bit overwhelming lately. With a new product launch every week and reading about different active ingredients every alternate day, you might have already made your skincare routine complex. Trust me, you don’t need thousands of layers of skincare products every day.  Using too many skincare products may do more harm than good and it could make it even worse for you if you are using products that you have no idea about. Here comes the serious need to have a minimalist skincare routine for oily skin.

People with oily skin know how irritating it is to wake up in the morning with oil on your t-zone or slipping and sliding of your makeup during an important event or party due to the stubborn oil glands. Things get worse when it paves the way for breakouts or blackheads.  Before starting with this post, let us inspect the root cause of the skin concern i.e. oiliness.

What causes Oily skin?

Many of us have not transparent idea about the reasons behind oily skin. Without knowing the reasons we cannot combat it. We must learn the very root of the problem to get a targeted skincare routine for this specific skin condition.

There could be so many factors that cause that extra sebum on your skin. From genetics to hormonal imbalance, the reasons are quite surprising.  Here are a handful of the reasons that cause oily skin.

reason #1  Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal imbalance plays a major role in creating extra sebum. If you are a woman you know your hormones go haywires around your periods which leads to your sebaceous glands producing more oil than usual. It is known that testosterone causes overactive sebaceous glands. A higher level of testosterone can cause the overproduction of sebum. If you get occasional oiliness, there is a chance the reason is hormonal.

REASON #2  GENETICS

There is a high chance of you having oily skin if you have it in your genes. It mostly happens if one of your parents or both of them have oily skin.

Reason #3 Stress

This is as real as it is. Stress, with many other physical and mental hassles, also could be a possible reason that your skin is producing more sebum than required. Studies show that stress makes our body produce excess Cortisol, a stress hormone. A rise in the secretion of Cortisol results in breakouts and an oilier skin surface.

The problem with stress is that it becomes unmanageable even before we realize it. So, taking some time out for yourself to relax and unwind is necessary not only for our minds but also for our physical well-being. We must make it a ritual to de-stress once in a while. Here is how you can create a DIY at-home spa day for yourself.

REASON #4 Humidity

The weather plays an important role in making your skin more or less oily. Living in a humid and tropical climate can result in oily skin.

Apart from the internal reasons, there are also some external reasons for your skin to be oily or oilier. For instance-

REASON #5  Flawed Skincare Routine

Oily skin can happen if you are following one or more wrong skincare habits. The most common habits that cause overproduction of sebum are over-cleansing, under-cleansing, using alcohol-based toners, skipping moisturizers, and using wrong skincare products.

It is advised that you wash your face twice a day- in the morning and in the evening. You are also allowed to cleanse your skin after exercising to avoid extra oil build-up in the pores. Your skin naturally produces oil that is necessary to keep the skin hydrated and protected from environmental damage. If you wash or scrub your face too harshly, you might overstimulate your oil glands or irritate them which results in excessive oil production. You must use a gentle face wash, preferably soap-free, and a mild scrub to cleanse your skin. Over-cleansing or under-cleansing must lead to over-production of sebum.

Another mistake that causes oily skin is the lack of moisture in our skin. Most people with oily skin tend to skip on their moisturizer after washing their face. They believe it would make their skin oilier. But, this is far from reality. Products that are designed for oily skin strips away the natural oils from our skin. If we skip hydrating our skin, our skin actually sends signals to the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. We must moisturize our face regardless of the type of skin. One could use oil-free, water-based, and non-comedogenic moisturizers if they feel their skin is oily.

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Your oily skin can also be a result of using the wrong skincare products. Sometimes we are too busy to read through the ingredients lists while buying skincare or makeup products and end up picking products that are absolutely wrong for our skin type. An example would be products that are non-comedogenic, which means they are going to clog your pores. Clogged pores cause pimples or severe breakout which leads to heavier sebum production. So, every time you are purchasing skincare or makeup, make sure they are non-comedogenic.

We will discuss an effective yet minimalist skincare routine for oily skin towards the end of this post.

Reason #6 Imbalanced Diet

It is proven that intake of oily, fried food, or junk food makes the skin oilier. Intaking carbohydrates like white bread, sugar, and white rice in higher quantities may lead to high serum glucose levels and increased insulin levels. As a consequence, higher insulin levels elevate sebum production.

How to know you have oily skin?

The problem with many people is that they don’t understand which skin type they have. If one knows their skin type it is easier to build a skincare routine. The idea is to detect the problem first and then work on the solution. Here are a few signs that indicate you have oily skin.

  • Your facial skin will appear to be shiny.
  • You’ll experience greasy skin when you wake up in the morning and towards the end of the day.
  • No matter how much setting powder you apply, your foundation will not stick in place, especially on the t-zone.
  • You may have large pores on your chin, nose, and anywhere around your t-zone.
  • You might get occasional pimples or acne.

What does oily skin require to stay healthy?

Like any other skin type, oily skin also needs a regular CTM routine to be followed every day, am and pm. While it is essential to maintain a daily skincare routine, it is absolutely unnecessary to layer your skin up with everything available in the market. Any skin type requires basic care that is indispensable. Here is a simple yet effective minimalist skincare routine for oily skin that I have created with my own experience.

Minimalist Skincare Routine for Oily Skin You Need to Follow Right Now + Affordable product guide

S T E P  #1  C L E A N S I N G

In order to remove the extra sebum and grime accumulated on the surface of the skin and in the large pores, we must use an oil-free face wash that doesn’t clog the pores. As oily skin is often prone to acne, you must use a mild face wash (preferably, soap-free so it won’t strip off the natural oils). You can also consider using a product that has tea-tree oil as it works best for acne-prone skin.

Some of my favourites are-

S t e p  # 2  T o n i n g

A toner is used right after the cleanser. Sometimes, a cleanser alone is not enough to remove all the gunk from your skin. A toner helps pull the remainders out. It also takes care of your skin’s pH balance. When you use a cleanser, it unclogs your pores i.e. it opens the pores, a toner helps them close so that the oil production is controlled. A toner also helps hydrate the skin to some extent and it kind of prepares the skin for the next steps like the serum, acids or treatments, and moisturizer.

You must always remember that alcohol-based toners are a complete no-no! Alcohol, in the longer run, will dry out your skin and make it sensitive. We will be discussing toners and active ingredients more elaborately in another post.

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If you have oily skin, you must consider using a toner that has any of the following ingredients present in them-

  • Green Tea
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Witch Hazel
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Cucumber

Here are my favourite toners for oily skin-

S T E  P # 3  S E R U M S / A C I D S / a c t i v e s

This step is completely optional but will work great for oily, acne-prone skin if used on a regular basis. Serums are basically formulated to get absorbed into the skin more quickly and efficiently than moisturizers. People have a  misconception about using serums on oily skin. Serums could be hydrating but not greasy if you pick up the right one. Being a lightweight formula, it doesn’t sit on top of your skin or clog your pores. There are different types of serum that are meant for different skin conditions like add hydration, glow, fight the signs of aging, etc. You just have to choose one that solves your skin issues.

For people with oily/acne-prone skin, serums with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and salicylic acids are best. You can consider using apple cider vinegar too as they control sebum production and mildly exfoliates the skin.

It is best to use a serum/acid at night as it will be allowed to absorb deep into the skin well.

Hyaluronic Acid-

It is a great ingredient to include in a skincare routine for oily skin. Hyaluronic acid is a non-comedogenic substance that penetrates into the skin, without clogging the pores and hydrates the skin from within. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to retain moisture without leaving an oily residue on the surface of the skin making it a great choice for oily skin people.

Salicylic Acid-

Yet another great active ingredient for oily skin. This BHA helps remove any dark spot or pigmentation you have, be it blemishes or acne marks, and also prevents new acne and blackheads from appearing. If you are a beginner and want to start including acids into your skincare regime, you must give salicylic acid a shot as it is totally safe to use.

Niacinamide-

Another magic ingredient for oily skin is Niacinamide. It is a form of Vitamin B3 that helps regulate oil production, making it a great skincare choice for oily and combination skin types. Niacinamide also brightens up the complexion and improves the texture of the skin by minimizing your pores.

Here are my favourite serums for oily skin-

S T E  P # 4  M o i s t u r i z e r

People often make the mistake of believing that oily skin doesn’t require moisturizer. This is a popular myth that I want to bust today. Every skin type needs to moisturize their skin. Oily skin people just need to make a wiser choice while picking up a moisturizer. The best types of moisturizers for oily skin are the ones that are water-based, free from any oil, and lightweight in texture. Water and gel-based moisturizers could be a great option to go with.

Moisturizers are made to replenish and nourish your skin. Oily skin needs that treatment too. Skipping on the moisturizer can result in irritation, clogged pores, breakouts, and even an over-production of sebum. Ingredients like green tea, Vitamin E, C, and B5, Hyaluronic acid are great for oily skin, and products with petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and paraffin are to be avoided.

My favourite moisturizers for oily skin are-

S T E P  # 5  S U N S C R E E N

No daytime skincare is complete without a good sunscreen.  You stepping out in the sun without sunscreen is like you jumping into the ocean without a life jacket. Not only it will make your skin tanned but the sun and the UV rays can cause potential damage to your skin without warning. A skin without sunscreens can cause blemishes, sunspots, and/or dark spots. You must put on a good sunscreen whenever your step out of your house during the daytime no matter if the day is runny or gloomy.

Choosing the right sunscreen

When it comes to sunscreens, we all have that bitter experience where the sunscreen was either too oily for the skin, or it was so heavy that it sat on top of the skin for hours, or it made the skin dull and dark after a few hours. So, here is my guide to choosing the perfect sunscreen for oily skin-

1. Choose a sunscreen that is oil-free, water-based, and lightweight.

2. Your sunscreen must be non-comedogenic.

3. A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 35, UVA & UVB protection, and PA+++ should be your choice to avoid damaging your skin

Here are some of the sunscreens I can swear by-

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W E E K e n d  P A M P E R  R O U T I N E  F O R  O I L Y  S K I N

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Apart from the daily skincare routine, every skin type needs a weekend pamper routine. A weekly detox, nurture for the skin results in a long-term benefit. You can treat your skin every weekend without going too crazy with the products. I would suggest using a mask and facial oils for that extra TLC for your oily skin. Here’s a guide-

  1. Face Mask for oily skin- Finding a perfect face mask for oily skin could be a hassle. Mud masks/clay masks are perfect for oily skin because they help balance the oil production and keep the skin matte while hydrating it. I would suggest you go for homemade masks rather than splurging on the trending chemical masks. You can use either Multani mitti, lemon, or yogurt in your masks.
  2. Facial Oils- We have a general notion that facial oils are for dry skin and they make the skin appear oilier. That is so untrue. I have a personal experience of using facial oils on my face during summer and it was absolutely suitable for my combination of oily skin. Facial oils are great for oily skin too if you choose the right oils. Oils like Jojoba, Squalane, Marula, Argan, Rosehip are great for your skin. They have smaller molecular sizes so they are light in texture and absorbs quickly into the skin without making it greasy. These oils are also non-comedogenic so that adds up to the benefits.

So, that was it for this post. I hope this helps you create your perfect minimalist skincare routine that is easy to follow on a daily basis. Let me know what is your daily skincare routine. If you have any queries, leave them in the comments. Will see you with a new post. Until then, take care and be safe!

Ayurveda is an ancient science consisting of medicinal studies about the various healing benefits of natural ingredients. Experts have been using it for centuries. In today’s modern world, the scientific support provided by multiple researchers has just encouraged many more people to take an ayurvedic approach to treat health issues. As for the most used and well-known natural ingredients in the field, Yashtimadhu is a herb that is among the best ones. 

Yashtimadhu is a sweet-tasting herb more widely known as licorice. Its botanical name is Glycyrrhiza Glabra, and it is used all over the world for its many medicinal properties, especially when it comes to hair health. You can use Yashtimadhu in oil or powder form with honey, and regular consumption in the recommended amount of dosages can change your hair game forever. Ayurvedic experts have proved the multiple benefits of this herb regarding hair health, and if you’re someone who has many hair problems, Yashtimadhu just might be your key to healthier hair. Here are the different ways in which Yashtimadhu can benefit your hair-

Benefits Of Adding Yashtimadhu To Your Hair Care Routine

Soothes Scalp Infections:

Yashtimadhu is inherently full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties effective at soothing the scalp. It reduces harmful effects of dust particles and free radicals that can cause itchiness, scalp irritation, swelling, dandruff, etc.

Boosts Hair Regrowth:

This Ayurvedic herb increases the blood circulation in your body, in turn, increases the supply of fresh blood to the scalp. This provides a sufficient supply of nutrients to your scalp and helps in the regeneration of cells that help stronger, healthier hair regrows.

Improves Hair Quality:

The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of Yashtimadhu have soothing effects on your scalp. Deep nourishment and rejuvenation of hair follicles provided by this herb improve hair elasticity, reduce thinning of hair, get rid of problems like dull, lifeless hair, split ends, etc., to give you softer, stronger hair.

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Reduces Hair Fall:

The hair growth-enhancing properties of Yashtimadhu play a role in reducing hair fall. Since it helps strengthen hair strands from the root and provide better nourishment to the scalp, Yashtimadhu dramatically reduces hair fall with regular usage. It helps you have more robust, thicker hair with better roots that don’t break off easily.

Prevents Premature Balding and Greying of Hair:

Multiple reasons like genetics, stress and more are the reasons for premature balding and greying of hair in young people. Yashtimadhu has properties that can help you combat this. It encourages your hair follicles to offer more coverage and regrow over a larger space. It is also a widely used ingredient in hair dyes as it helps stop the spread of white hair. Yashtimadhu is full of flavonoids and phytoestrogens that increase pigment production and give your hair its natural black colour.

Using such herbs has proved helpful to countless people over the years, and you can take advantage of it as there are hardly any significant side effects involved. Learn more about the uses of Yashtimadhu from Traya, a one-stop-destination with helpful information for better health.

 

Time and again, I have shared in my blog that skincare is not just a routine for me, it is a therapy. When it comes to choosing the right product with the right ingredients, I never forget to research what I am using on my skin, and I believe it is very important we all do so.  Recently, the ingredients my skin has been loving are Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid and I made sure I use the best. ITC Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C range is what I have opted for recently and I am going to share my personal experience with the Vitamin C face wash, hand cream, and face serum.

Before starting off with the review, I wanted to let you all know that I have been using these products for a couple of weeks and only then I am able to tell you if these products have worked for me or not. It is completely up to you if you want to spend your money reading this review or you want to do more research before that. I always recommend you guys to do your research well before you invest in any product.

Coming back to the review, Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C Range has been launched recently by the brand and it consists of three products- Deep Radiance Face Wash, Deep Radiance Hand Cream & Deep Radiance Face Serum. This range is packed with three extremely potent ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Salicylic Acid. Together these products will make your skin radiant and youthful, hydrated, soft and supple to touch, and will revitalize the skin by removing signs of fatigue and dullness.

Now, let’s get into individual product reviews-

Charmis Deep Radiance Face Wash

Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C Face Wash review

Price- Rs 180 for 150ml

Formula & Efficacy- Formulated with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid & Salicylic Acid, this face washes deeply cleanses the skin and removes extra oil and dirt from the skin. Vitamin C, an extremely potent antioxidant provides radiance to the skin making it look youthful & nourished. Hyaluronic acid provides great hydration to the skin and retains that moisture for a long period of time.  Salicylic acid does a great job of gently exfoliating your skin and at the same time keeps acne at bay. This facewash washes away 99.9% acne-causing bacteria. Despite the deep cleansing and high foaming, this does not strip away the natural oils from your skin. Rather, it keeps the skin hydrated even after the wash.

Texture, Colour & Smell- The texture of the deep radiance face wash is like a pinkish gel that foams up so much once you work it on to your face. One thing I like so much about this product is that a little of it goes a long way. Even the tiniest amount lathers well to cover your entire face and neck.  The fragrance of this is quite mild and refreshing and not at all overpowering.

Charmis Deep Radiance Face Serum

Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C Face Serum Review

Price- Rs 210 for 30ml

Formula & Efficacy- Applying a facial serum is a step that I have started loving recently. The deep radiance face serum is claimed to penetrate 15 layers deep into the skin and delivers the active ingredients directly into the skin. Regular use of this product helps remove dullness from the face, add a brightening effect, and hydrates the skin.  The non-sticky formula helps it get absorbed into the skin quickly and completely without making the skin greasy at all. Although it is suitable for all skin tones, I recommend dry skin people apply a moisturizer afterward and oily skin people leave it as it is.

Texture & Smell- The texture of this serum is quite runny, but it gets absorbed by the skin in no time. It is extremely lightweight so even if you use this in the morning, you don’t feel heaviness on the skin. This has a soothing aroma that lingers for quite some time post-application. The fragrance, like the others in this range, is not overpowering at all.

Charmis Deep Radiance Hand Cream

Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C Hand Cream Review

Price- Rs 180 for 150ml

Taking care of our hands has been a matter of great importance after the Covid-19 broke out. The use of hand sanitizers and hand washes have increased substantially which caused the occurrence of dehydration and roughness in the hands. This issue has also increased the sales of hand creams in the market. People are now aware of taking care of their hands also.

Packaging, Formula & Efficacy- Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C hand cream comes in a compact packaging that is easy to travel with and is completely spill-proof. This product does not only deeply nourish your hands but also protects them from 99.9% of bacteria that come in contact. This again is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C that fights the signs of aging, because as interesting as it might sound, our hands are one of the first body parts that show signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid holds in the hydration which is really important because our hands endure a lot during the day.

The formula is very lightweight and non-greasy without compromising on hydrating power. I really like this fact about this hand cream because I do not like the idea of moisturized hands that cannot hold a pen.

Texture & Smell- The texture of this deep radiance hand cream is soft and lightweight like how a hand cream should be. It is soft and easy to blend into the skin. It also gets absorbed well leaving no stickiness behind. The smell is a refreshing floral fragrance that is quite similar to that of the entire range.

Here are a few pointers that make the Charmis Deep Radiance range worth a try-

  • Chic pink and white packaging
  • Sturdy and safe to travel with
  • Easy availability
  • Reasonably priced
  • Loaded with the benefits of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid
  • Shows effects after a couple of weeks of religious use.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Mild, refreshing fragrance that lingers for a decent amount of time without giving you headaches.
  • A trusted brand that is known for its quality and budget-friendliness
  • Suitable for all skin types

I would highly recommend the Charmis Deep Radiance Vitamin C Skincare range if you are looking for an affordable yet effective range of skincare products that will remove any dullness from your skin.

 

 

Winter is now gone and summer has already in its full glory. It is the time when you should take extra care of your skin and body. You all know how particular I am with my skincare routine. It has grown for the best with each passing day. From carefully choosing the right product and researching every ingredient that goes into the skin, I am extremely serious about it. The problem I face the most in this transitional time is dry and lifeless along with some tanning on my forehead. Coffee is one of my favourite ingredients that work wonders for these problems. It might not be the greatest of beverages but it certainly does take care of many of the skin concerns that we usually have like tanning, dryness, and skin-ageing. Recently, I have included VLCC Coffee Sugar De-tan Exfoliating Scrub & Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel-off Mask to my pamper skincare routine and they have so far been great for me.

I have been a fan of VLCC since I started using them when I was a teenager. I love how they choose their ingredients responsibly and delivers only natural, paraben-free products that are effective too.  The two products mentioned earlier have already become my favourites because of their efficacy and the ingredients that are natural and formulated for all skin types. Here is my detailed review of both.

VLCC Coffee Sugar De-tan Exfoliating Scrub

VLCC Coffee Sugar De-tan Exfoliating Scrub texture review

Coffee and sugar are two of my favourite ingredients for my scrubs. They are natural, effective and surprisingly gentle on the skin. Apart from being a great beverage, coffee is also known for its beauty benefits. The caffeine in coffee helps stimulate blood circulation which reduces puffiness or inflammation. It also works great to remove tanning, tighten and brighten the skin, improve skin texture, reducing wrinkles and signs of ageing.

Formulated with Arabica Coffee, Sugar Crystals & Himalayan Pink Salt, this product starts showing the results from its first use. It gently removes the dead cells from the surface and reveals the brighter looking skin lying underneath it instantly. It makes the skin smoother, brighter and softer. I easily get tanned on my forehead and my nose and the tan is the kind of patchy tan that we all hate. This scrub helps clear that out and evens out the complexion. If I have to rate it, I will give is a 9/10.

Price- ₹399 for 90g

Packaging- VLCC Coffee Sugar De-tan Exfoliating Scrub comes in a white plastic tube with a flip open cap. The packaging is extremely sturdy and convenient to travel with.

Ingredients: Glycerine, Sugar Crystal, Coffea Arabica powder, Himalayan Pink Salt, Silica, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Triethylene Glycol

Texture, consistency & Smell- This scrub has a dark brown gel-like texture that is quite runny.  It feels a little sticky but is not at all difficult to work on to the skin. The product contains fine sugar crystals and coffee particles. It has got a mood-lifting aroma of freshly ground premium coffee.

How to Use- Take a sufficient quantity of scrub and apply on cleansed face. Scrub gently in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel-off Mask

VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel-off Mask review VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel off mask texture review

I don’t know how many of you would agree with me that peel-off masks are so damn satisfying. Imagine you have an event planned after the office or after a busy day in the kitchen. What would you need to glam yourself up in the shortest period of time? Of course, a peel-off mask! They are quick, they are efficient and most importantly very very relaxing and satisfying. Among the array of various peel-off masks available in the market, you’ll hardly find anything with such potent and premium ingredients as the Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel-off Mask by VLCC. I love using this during my pamper days or weekends or if for the shortest glam-up regime to attending a special event. It turns any day into a spa day and I love that.

This mask spreads evenly on to the skin and turns into a peel-off mask from a gel-like formula within 15-20 minutes. It is also very easy and very neat to remove. It peels away the dirt and impurities from the pores and evens out the skin tone while rejuvenating it. The difference it makes is quite noticeable. It instantly brightens up the skin tone by clearing away all the dead cells and tanning off of the surface of your skin.

Price- ₹399 for 90g

Packaging- Same as the De-tan Exfoliating Scrub

Ingredients- Aqua, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Coffea Arabica Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Lactic Acid, Caffeine, Perfume, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Vera Extract, Triethylene Glycol

Texture, consistency & Smell- The peel-off mask is a light-brown, gel-like texture that spreads evenly onto the skin. Similar to the Coffee Sugar De-tan Exfoliating Scrub, this also smells exactly like coffee and that itself is very therapeutic.

How to Use- Wash face properly and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply Peel off mask evenly over your face avoiding eyebrows, eyes & lips (do not apply a very thin layer). Let it dry for 20-25 minutes. Peel Off from the forehead in a downward direction towards the chin & wash off. For best results, use at least once a week.

You are advised to do a patch test before using any of these.


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Hi, guys! Hope you all are safe and doing great. I am back with another post and today it is all about reducing the extra kilos that most of us must have put due to the lack of opportunities to work out while a lot of us were working from home, sitting at one place for hours during the lockdown and unlock period. I have such a body type that even if I gain one kilo of weight, it is going to get added to either my waist or in my butt. To be very honest, a well-toned lower body, if not slimmer, is something I really like for myself. Today, I will share some tips that have helped me and I am sure would help you as well to shed those bulges from your lower body.

Weight gain is something that happens way before you start to realize it. Each woman has a different body type and body shape, but one thing in common with every woman out there. Women generally tend to gain more weight in their lower portion or back portion of the body compared to the upper portion. Once you start forming bulges in the mentioned areas, it is very difficult to reduce them. It takes months of strenuous exercises and following a healthy diet. Only then you can win the war against it.

The few things that I will be mentioning might sound cliched but if you strictly and religiously follow them, you will definitely start noticing the change. Here is the list of ways that you can consider if you are trying to lose weight from your buttocks.

WORKOUT:

Regular exercising irreplaceable when it comes to reducing lower body fat. It might take time, but this is the most effective and safest way of reducing those extra kilos. There are a bunch of effective exercises that are proven to work for losing weight while toning your body. You can do squats which are known to give you your dream booty, or you can try out various yogasanas (advised to do under professional guidance). Lunges, burpees, and side leg raise, and many others are really fruitful for achieving a firmer lower body.

BRISK WALK:

This is I think is the most underrated way of losing weight. People nowadays spend money on hi-tech machines or well-equipped gyms but nobody pays attention to the benefits of brisk walking. You don’t need a treadmill, nor do you need to go to a jogger’s park. At least 30 minutes of brisk walking on your terrace could help you burn that stubborn fat. Apart from losing weight, regular walking helps you with your appetite and fight many diseases as well.

HEALTHY EATING:

One of the most crucial things that directly impact your weight loss or gain is your food habit. Healthy eating is more important than eating less. You don’t need to skip your meals, rather keep eating in an interval of 3-4 hours. This will boost your metabolism and help you lose weight rather than fasting. You must stop eating junk and processed food. That not only increase your waistline but also affect your immunity. I am not saying you should eat only salads, just eat everything in the right quantity. Avoid sugar and fried food and include as many green veggies in your diet as possible. Calculate your calory intake as per your everyday diet and follow a routine of eating well and eating in time.

SOMETHING EXTRA:

Apart from the above pointers, there are also some ways that you can consider to get a firm and toned butt and thighs. Namyaa Brazilian Bum Cream is such a revolutionary product that helps you achieve a firm, well-toned and voluminous booty. This is a very effective cream that lifts and plumps your lower body with regular use and gives you smooth bum skin. With regular use, it improves the contours and curves of your bum which is a boon for flat butts. Formulated with the natural goodness of Chamomile, Nutmeg, Macadamia seed oil, etc., this exceptional booty lift cream is free from any kind of harsh metals, harmful chemicals, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, fertilizers, or any kind of harmful additives.

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One more option that you can try out in case you hardly have the time to work out but look forward to having a great bum is the Namyaa Brazilian Bum Cream. This one helps you get a fuller, plumper bum that is smooth in texture. This Cream is very easy to use and effective at the same time. If you are wondering how to apply bum cream, here’s how to use it:

  • Take the required amount of the cream on your palms and apply it over your butts.
  • Gently massage the area for a couple of minutes till the cream gets completed absorbed. Allow it to dry for some time.
  • Repeat the process twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before going to bed for the maximum of benefits. For best results, use it twice a day daily for a span of at least 6 weeks.
  • The best part is Namyaa Bum cream contains caffeine that helps to cut down the cellulite naturally without any side-effects.

The product has a luxurious, rich look as it comes in a sleek white bottle and a silver cap. This is easily available on Flipkart or Amazon. It is originally priced at Rs. 1200/- but you can always get it on discounts online for Rs. 599/-. Just like the other Namyaa feminine care product that I have reviewed before, this one is also effective.


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Exfoliating my skin regularly is somewhat like a de-stress session for me. Scrubbing actually rejuvenates my skin instantly and it also helps it breathe properly. I have shared my love for exfoliation time and again on various platforms. Today, I am going to talk about another scrub that very quickly made a special place in my kitty. I am talking about the Chocolite Face & Body Scrub by Ethicare Remedies.

Product Description-

Chocolite scrub is made with natural herbs that moisturise, rejuvenate and nourish your skin. It helps to lessen wrinkles and blemishes from your skin. Its massage tightens your loose skin by leaving it soft and smooth. Indulge in this lavish, deeply moisturising, non-greasy treatment infused with natural extracts and attractive fragrance.

This unique chocolate scrub helps in removing dead skin cells through exfoliation. It rejuvenates your face for polished and glowing skin.

Price- ₹449 for 100ml
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Benefits-

  • Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties help in skin regeneration, reduces inflammation minimizes wrinkle formation, and provide anti-ageing benefits to the skin.
  • Its skin-friendly ingredient helps to keep skin healthy, glowing, and just flawless
  • It hosts a range of potent antioxidants that protect skin from drying out, sunburn, and skin cancer.
  • Promotes new cell growth & skin-conditioning effect with its antioxidants and minerals.
  • Prevents blemishes & removes tanning.
  • Exfoliates and leaves the skin polished and refined.

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Ingredients-

Cocoa powder, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Triclosan Vitamin-E Acetate, Walnut Shell Particle.

Packaging-

Chocolite scrub comes in a chocolatey brown plastic tube with a screw lid. The packaging is absolutely sturdy and there is no worry of spillage while travelling. The no-fuss packaging is very convenient and pleasing to the eyes.

Texture, Consistency & Aroma-

This scrub is quite thick in consistency. You have to rub it between your fingers to bring it to a thinner consistency so that it spreads evenly across the skin. It is full of micro exfoliants which are not abrasive at all. It smells like pure cocoa which feels very relaxing and therapeutic. This is the reason why I love using it on my pamper days.

My Experience with Ethicare Remedies Chocolite Scrub

It’s been one and a half months or more since I have been introduced to the Chocolite Face & Body Scrub and I have been a lover of this ever since. One of the main reasons is the smell of this product. It helps me relax after a hectic day or week. I like to incorporate this into my pamper night routine. This scrub is loaded with finely ground exfoliating beads that are very mild on the skin. It scours away all the dead-cells, dust and grime from the skin surface very efficiently and without irritating the skin layer. I dislike the scrubs that are too harsh on the skin rather I prefer those that are mild but gives me that powerful exfoliation experience. The Chocolite Scrub perfectly does that. This has made my skin look polished and glowing. It effectively and easily removes blackheads also which otherwise is quite a task. The antioxidants in it make sure your skin looks rejuvenated and youthful with regular use. It also removes tanning and makes the skin look brighter after a few uses.

This product is non-comedogenic that means it doesn’t contain any ingredients that can clog your pores. This makes this product safe for people with acne-prone skin. This texture and consistency of this product make it appropriate for using on the body as well. I prefer using it on my face after a thorough cleanse with an anti-acne face wash.


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Winter is here and that for me marks the beginning of officially going for a body moisturizer hunting. It now has been an annual ritual for me to try and test different body products. Although my facial skin is combination to oily, my body skin is dry. My body feels stretchy and dehydrated all year long. In winters, it just goes out of control. So, I am always on a hunt of a moisturizer that hydrates my skin and at the same time doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. Over the past few years, I have started loving body butters more than body lotions during winters. Today, in this post, I will review a body butter that I have picked up for this year- Deyga Rose and Geranium Body Butter.

Deyga Rose & Geranium Body Butter

About the product-

From the house of a natural, organic, sustainable, handcrafted brand Deyga’s rose and geranium Body Butter is infused with the goodness of rose, which rejuvenates your skin with the heart notes of English Rose with the warm woody notes.

Brand Claims-

  • It helps to delay the process of ageing.
  • It moisturises the skin for long hours.
  • It helps to hydrate the skin.
  • It makes the skin soft and supple.
  • Pure, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, SLS-free, Vegan

Price- ₹550 for 100g
Available on- Deyga.in

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Ingredients-

Organic unrefined shea butter, Raw mango butter, Extra virgin coconut oil, Sweet almond oil, Rose essential oil, Geranium essential oil, Jojoba oil.

Packaging-

Deyga Rose and Geranium Body Butter comes in a simple plastic tub with a plastic screw-on lid. It also comes with a separator inside which ensures no leakage or spillage is there. The jar is very sleek which makes it easier to travel with.

Texture & Smell-

The product is a pale peachy pink coloured body butter that has a very thick consistency. In winters, it becomes a little more concentrated as it has natural butter in it but it easily melts down with a  quick rub between the fingers. Once applied, it spreads evenly on to the skin and gets absorbed quickly into the skin. The texture is just like that of any butter but non-sticky. It has a faint rose smell that lingers for 2-3 hours. The fragrance is very mild and doesn’t cause nausea or headache as some would do. I am very sensitive to smells but found this to be extremely subtle.

My Experience with Deyga Rose & Geranium Body Butter-

Although I easily gravitate towards body butters more than any other equivalents because of their thickness, my only concern with them is that they would make my skin greasy or feel heavy on the skin. To my surprise, the Rose and Geranium body butter by Deyga looked way thicker in the jar than it actually is. It feels like whipped butter when scooped out of the jar. Once you rub it between your fingers it becomes thinner and easy for application. It gets absorbed by the skin easily and quickly and leaves the skin hydrated for long. The rich texture makes the skin soft, supple and nourished. I am also very fond of the lingering scent of this body butter. After continuously using this product has left my skin softer than usual and it feels and looks nourished. Moreover, the natural ingredients ensure your skin gets enough nutrients without any harm.  I am so glad to find such a product for myself. This body butter is suitable for all skin types.


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Hello, everyone. Today, I am here to talk about another skincare gem that I have found about a month ago. Being a beauty blogger and a skincare enthusiast, I am always up for experimenting with different ingredients that help level up my skincare game. One of them is acids. Yes, you heard me right. I have recently included Hyaluronic Acid in my regime which unlike the AHAs and BHAs, doesn’t exfoliate your skin but helps with the hydration. I have been using Hyaluronic acid in the form of a moisturizer and that is our product in focus for today- HyaluGel.

Before starting off with the review, I must introduce Hyaluronic acid to all those who have little to no idea about this amazing component. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in our skin. It has the ability to retain moisture in the skin as much as a thousand times its weight. This powerful humectant works wonders for the skin, it provides and locks in the hydration, plumps the skin and helps reduce fine lines or any signs of ageing. Unfortunately, our ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid decreases as we get older. Then, we need supplements.

HyaluGel- Moisturizing Gel for Oily Skin

Price- ₹250 for 30g
Available on- eMegamart.com

Description-

  • Face Moisturiser For Oily & Acne Prone Skin.
  • It is the most suitable moisturizer and conditioner for oily and acne-prone skin.
  • It is good for sensitive skin also. It is a non-sticky, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, colour-free, and fragrance-free gel.
  • It enhances the result of cosmetic procedures.

Ingredients-

Hyaluronic acid in an aqueous gel base, Aqua, Glycerin, Hyaluronic acid Q.S, Carbomer Q.S, PreservativesQ.S

How to Use-

After cleansing your face and affected area, apply all over the face evenly, more on the affected areas. Let it dry. Should be used 2 – 3 times a day on the affected area regularly.

Packaging-

HyaluGel by Ethicare Remedies comes in a no-fuss white coloured plastic tube with a blue screw-on cap. It is a 30g pack and can easily be travelled with without worrying about any leakage or spillage.

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Texture & Feel-

It is a gel formula but quite runny in consistency. It gets absorbed by the skin very quickly and gives a matte finish without leaving the skin dry. The feel of it is very close to that of a serum though very different in texture.

My Experience with HyaluGel-

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I love this product for its exceptional formulation. As I mentioned earlier, it is a runny gel-like texture that works perfectly for oily skin people. It is completely non-oily and non-sticky that makes it appropriate for your pre-makeup skincare. It could very well act as a primer as it somewhat smoothes the skin out. HyaluGel gets absorbed by the skin quite fast and it leaves your skin matte yet hydrated for a long time. I haven’t experienced any breakouts or rashes after using this but it is hard to tell if it prevents acne.

From the price point, it may look a little expensive but 30g of this product lasts really long as a little goes a long way. A pea-size amount will be sufficient for the entire face. I have oily to combination skin and it worked like magic. My skin felt hydrated from inside and it kept the oiliness at bay for a decent amount of time. I’d highly recommend this moisturizer for summers.


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Hi, everyone! Today, I am back with another detailed review and today’s product in focus is 360° Block Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ from the house of Ethicare Remedies. Honestly, I am someone who would always forget to put on sunscreen though I make every possible effort to remember. Let me know if you are the same! Anyhoo, I have always had a propensity of skipping my sunscreen and over the years I have realised it is because of the uncomfortable feeling all my sunscreens have given me.

Almost all the sunscreens have this tendency of making your skin a little greasy or sticky, some would work amazing but would feel heavy on the skin, some would work fine in the beginning but after some time it would turn oily. These are the things I have always faced with my sunscreens. Today, I will talk about a product that is totally different from all the sunscreens I had used in the past. Keep reading to know what makes it different from others.

360° Block Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ by Ethicare Remedies

Price- ₹849 for 50g
Exclusively Available on- eMegamart.com 

Description-

360° Block Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ is specially designed for 360° photoprotection. It protects from UVA, UVB, INFRA-RED RADIATION (IR), BLUE LIGHT & ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS- the complete full light protection in one sunscreen.

Ingredients-

D.M. Water, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, BlueShield, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Butylated Hydroxytoluene

How to use-

Apply generously and evenly on face and all exposed areas of the body 20-30 minutes before exposure to the sun. Massage into the skin very gently, until it gets absorbed completely.  Reapply after prolonged swimming or excessive sweating.

Packaging-

360° Block Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ comes in a white plastic tube with a metallic screw-on cap. The tube is packaged in a similar white cardboard box.  The packaging is very sleek and sturdy, great to travel with. I love the clean packaging where you can get every information including manufacturing and expiry date on the tube. I feel its really convenient as you don’t need to always keep the outer packaging with you.

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Texture & Feel-

Although it is described as a gel it is more of a mousse-like texture. It has a very silky soft formulation that feels really lightweight on the skin. It gets absorbed into the skin in seconds giving it a completely matte finish.

My Experience with 360° Block Sunscreen Gel

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It’s been more than a month since I have been using this product and I have been enjoying using it, to be honest. The extremely lightweight formula and silky texture have won my heart. As I mentioned my struggle with sunscreens earlier in this post, this product came as a blessing and it completely changed my skincare routine. Now, I never skip my sunscreen. It feels you have nothing on your face. It doesn’t make your face sweaty, unlike many sunscreens which makes it a great option for summers as well. If you have oily to combination skin like me then this is going to be your HG product.

This product gives you all-round protection from UVA, UVB, Infrared, Blue light and pollution which is great to have in a single product. This is also water-resistant so you don’t need to worry about it melting with sweat and you can also use it while swimming or when you are in the sea. This product is free from parabens and is dermatologically tested. It did not cause any breakout or allergic reactions on my face.

The company claims that the 360ׄ° Block Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ acts as a shield against blue light and helps to fight against blue light-induced ageing and hyperpigmentation which I feel is true because every since I started using this, I haven’t got any sunspots that I usually get whenever my skin is exposed to direct sun. The brand also claims that the 360° Block Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ offers protection from harmful free radicals and helps to reduce the signs of ageing, the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, melanin polymerization, freckles and black spots. I haven’t seen any significant changes in my fine lines or dark spots.

Overall, my experience with this sunscreen has been amazing. Don’t forget to let me know your struggles with sunscreens and how you overcame them.


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