Ayurvedic Skincare in India


You guys all know my undying love for scrubs. I also categorize them according to my preferences. Some I like on a daily basis, some on the days I pamper my skin and some for special occasions. Today, I am going to talk about the Vasu Sugar Scrub– a new face scrub that I recently came across. This scrub belongs to the last category I mentioned earlier. This particular product is a new addition to my skincare stash, however, the brand is not. I have previously used their Kumkumadi Thailam facial beauty oil. Will talk about it some other day. Today’s product in focus is the sugar scrub and I am already excited to know your views on this.

I know many of you have used sugar scrubs before but I want to know how many of you used them for your facial skin. I am wondering because I have always been sceptical about using any sugar-based exfoliants on my face as I always feared they might be too rough for the skin. I remember one such incident where I used a homemade sugar scrub on my face and I got dry patches on certain parts of the skin.  I have used them for my body many a time though. Had I not used the Vasu  Sugar Scrub, I might never overcome this fear. This is probably the mildest sugar scrub you’ll find in India, or maybe the only one. Believe me, I am not exaggerating.


Originally ₹750 but now at 50% off ₹375 (for 50g). Available on-
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The Vasu Sugar Scrub is full of some extraordinary ingredients that make it a unique formulation. They say it is enriched with the power of 22 herbs. The key ingredients are-

  • Natural Sugar & Black Sand– that effectively exfoliates dead cells, dirt, grime and sebum leaving the skin squeaky clean and also helps it breathe properly.
  • Kumkumadi Thailam– is a unique ayurvedic blend of herbs that not only provides you with a brighter looking skin but it is also a secret recipe for a radiant glow in the skin. Apart from these, it also has some great anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Kumkumadi oil is the ancient anti-ageing secret for the skin.
  • Vitamin E– is a source of powerful antioxidants that fights free radicles and helps in reducing the signs of ageing. It also makes the skin brighter by fading out the blemishes to a great extent.



The packaging of this product is very basic, just the way I prefer. It comes in a transparent plastic jar with a screw lid. The transparency of the jar allows you to keep a check on how much product you’re left with. It also has a stopper lid inside that helps to make it secure enough for travelling. Although the plastic packaging is easier and safer to handle and to carry with you, I still wish if they can come up with a glass packaging. Overall I like it because it’s travel-friendly, doesn’t spill or leak.

Texture & Fragrance-

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The texture of this is very unique, something I experienced for the first time in my life. It is a sand-like texture but you can feel the mildness of it once touched. The consistency is thick and sticky consistency but I spread effortlessly on the skin.  It is a light golden-brown colour with visible sugar granules and some black particles which I assumed must be the black sand.

The fragrance is a very soothing ayurvedic smell. As far as my nose could perceive, the product smelled mostly of saffron, sandal and a little bit of honey and I am quite convinced as the first two are generally present in Kumkumadi oils. Kumkuma- the main ingredient in Kumkumadi oil is saffron. These make the product quite aromatic and it is something that doesn’t bother you.

How to Use Vasu Sugar scrub-

  • Wet your face and neck,
  • Take a dollop of the scrub on to your palm and rub it between your palms to spread the product evenly before applying.
  • Gently massage your face with the product in circular motions focusing the nose, chin or any other problematic areas on your face.
  • Rinse your face thoroughly with cold water.

About 1-2 minutes of massage would be sufficient as you won’t want to over-exfoliate your skin. You must use this product on wet skin as the consistency is quite thick and it won’t spread on the skin evenly only to make it tough to massage properly. You are advised to use this scrub once or twice a week for better results.

My Experience with the Vasu Sugar Scrub

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I have already told you my experience with sugar scrubs before Vasu Sugar Scrub came into my life. Now, I am going to share my experience after using this product for almost a month. First of all, I am in love with the texture of this. It is exactly how I like my exfoliators to be, loaded with scrubbing particles. If you and I have the same taste in scrubs, you’ll love this product to the core. It comes in a 50g jar but that lasts for long as a little goes a long way.

The sugar granules in it remove dead cells and impurities very effectively without being harsh on the skin. It’s very mild and gentle which is quite unusual for sugar scrubs. This product contains the goodness of Kumkumadi oil that is well-known for its magical properties that adds a youthful glow to the face and is a natural anti-ageing agent. Apart from these, the product is free from any toxins and harmful chemicals, it’s a completely plant-based product, cruelty-free and dermatologically tested.

I use it on the days my skin needs some TLC. I take some of it and apply gently on to my skin. It dissolves on the skin after massaging for a few seconds and turns into a runny form of exfoliant. After washing my face with water, my skin instantly feels clean and rejuvenated. It makes the skin brighter and comparatively tighter with regular use.

Reasons to love this scrub

  • Eliminates dirt, grime, and sebum
  • Provides intense moisturization
  • Gentle yet effective
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enriched with the power of 22 herbs
  • Made In India
  • 40 Year of Excellence & Available in 40+ Countries

I will highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good sugar scrub that doesn’t irritate the skin and at the same time provides intense moisturization.

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Hello, beauties! Today, I am back with another review. You know how much I love taking care of my skin. I think it’s more like an investment than just a routine. A few months back, I got to try two products from an all-natural, Indian ayurvedic skin and hair care brand called Amrutam. One of them was a hair care product (which I’ll review very soon) and the other was a skincare product called Amrutam Face Clean-Up which is what I am going to review in this post.

Price- ₹1,199 (Buy here)


Amrutam DIY Face Clean-up comes in a plastic bottle with a metal screw cap and with a plastic stopper cork to prevent spillage. The packaging is very sturdy and convenient to carry when you are travelling. I wish they had included a pump dispenser for easier use.

Product Description-

This product is a do-it-yourself face and skin repair. It can also be called an at-home clean-up that deep cleanses your pores by extracting dirt from the skin and rejuvenates it from within. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help in acne prevention and dark spots.

How to use:

Place a small amount of Face Clean-Up in your hands. Massage into skin in a circular motion with fingers to get all areas. Leave on for 20 minutes for deep pore cleansing. Wash with warm water and pat dry. Enjoy soft, balanced skin!


2-3 times a week.

Amrutam Face Clean-Up Review | Cherry On Top

Amrutam Face Clean-Up Review | Cherry On Top


Badam (Prunus amygdalus – Fruit) 2 gm, Ghrit Kumari (Aloebarbadensis – leaf) 1 gm, Khus khus (Cannabis Indica -Fruit) 1 gm, Chironji (Buchanania Lanzan – Fruit) 1 gm, Kesar (Crocus sativus – style & stigma) 500mg, Yashad Bhasam (Ayurvedic classical medicine -A.F.I.)  5 gm, Haldi Powder (Curcuma long – Root) 1 gm, Chandan Powder (Santalum album – Stem) 1 gm, Natural Preservative 300mg, Water Base Q.S, Fragrance Q.S

Almond helps in the anti-ageing process as they contain Vitamin E and other antioxidants in them. They help in eliminating the harmful free radicals from our body and help our skin maintain its young lustre and glow. 

Aloe Vera is a wonder plant for our skin and overall health as well. It is beneficial in the treatment of acne, moisturizing the skin and act as an anti-ageing agent for our skin.

Poppy seeds or Khus Khus will help with achieving clear skin, treatment of eczema and inflammation and they also work as a wonderful moisturizer.

Chironji with its rich vitamins and minerals is very important for healthy skin. It’s highly effective in the treatment of acne and pimples as well.

Kesar is a luxurious ingredient we add in Amrutam Face Clean Up, because of its numerous benefits for your skin. Saffron has been used anciently by Romans and Egyptians as well as a healing agent, it is told that Cleopatra used to use Kesar in her baths because of its cosmetic properties. It helps in the treatment of dry skin, improves skin texture, tones your skin, treats acne and dull skin and also helps in skin lightening.

Yashad Bhasma is an ancient ayurvedic bhasma formulated with aloe vera and zinc oxide, it is highly beneficial in the treatment of acne, pimples and scars.

Product Texture-

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The texture of Amrutam Face Clean-Up is very runny, slurpy texture. I think the aloe vera in it makes it a little slurry and viscid. The liquidity of the products helps in spreading the product all across the face very easily.

My Experience with Amrutam Face Clean-Up

I know how happy my skin feels when it is treated with natural ingredients. That’s why I always prefer playing around with natural skincare products. When it comes to Ayurveda, I have not tried too many brands but those I’ve used has left me satisfied. So, when I got the chance to try out Amrutam Face Clean-up, I did not hesitate to say yes to the collaboration because from my past experiences, I have a huge trust in Ayurvedic products.

Before starting with the review, let me tell you what was my skin condition before I started using this product. I started using it in January. Usually, my skin is very dry and dull during winters. I also had an issue of roughness on the skin due to the lack of moisture. I did not have a breakout issue or pigmentation or scarring.

After the very first use, the roughness of my skin was 98% gone and it felt so smooth on touching which was so unusual for my skin during winter. It did not make my skin dry or dehydrated after the whole procedure, instead, it added balanced moisture to the face. It also eliminated the dullness to quite an extent and added a healthy glow.

Amrutam Face Clean-Up Review | Cherry On Top

I have used this even during summers and it did not break me out or made my skin oilier (because I have combination skin and my t-zone becomes super oily in summers.) Even in summer, this product has made my skin glow from within.

I would highly recommend you guys to give this product a shot if you are feeling really fancy and want to take your skincare game a notch higher. The ingredients are 100% safe and it works pretty well without the damaging your skin. I would also like to emphasize on reading the instructions carefully. This product will only work for you if you follow all the steps correctly.

That’s it for today’s post. I hope you found this article helpful. Make sure to share it with your friends and family if you did. Your comments encourage me a lot. So, pour in your thoughts in the comments. Subscribe to our Newsletter so that you get notified whenever there is a new post on the blog! Will talk to you in my next post. Till then, be happy and keep smiling! Follow me on FacebookInstagram & Twitter and also Subscribe to my YouTube channel for beauty & fashion related videos and vlogs.

Disclaimer- The brand was kind enough to send the product to me in exchange for an honest review.

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