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When we are young, we don’t value things in life as we believe that we can get away with anything. Growing up, we learn so many things that actually benefit us in the long run. For me, it was skincare. Skincare was the thing I paid no heed to. The reason behind it was undoubtedly the lack of knowledge. The moment I started learning about things that do and don’t benefit my skin, I started taking my skincare quite seriously. In fact, I started a proper basic skincare ‘routine’ just a couple of years ago.

It took me years to understand that my skin has some special requirements that need to be taken care of. I was lucky that I had not caused any severe damage to my skin. But, not many are fortunate. That is why I wanted to share the mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them. So, here we go

1. Washing Your Face At Least Twice a Day

7 Things About Basic Skin Care I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Cherry On Top | In this post, I wanted to share the basic skin care mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them.

Talking about basic skincare, the one common thing I can think of is washing your face. People who don’t follow any skincare routine, at least wash their face religiously. But, do they do that twice a day, are the most likely to forget washing their face at night? In most of the cases, yes. People wash their face in the morning for a dose of freshness but as the day proceeds, they start to become tired and lethargic which leads to skipping the nighttime skincare.

This practice is definitely a no-no if you want to have clearer and healthier skin. During the day, your skin surface gathers dirt, grime, sebum and what not! You must get rid of those impurities before sleep to prevent those things from clogging your pores and producing acne.

Make sure you are using a cleanser that is meant for your skin type. Use a gentle/mild cleanser if you have sensitive skin, an oil-free foaming cleanser if you have oily skin and a hydrating, soap-free cleanser if you have dry skin.

 2. Scrubbing is Essential

7 Things About Basic Skin Care I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Cherry On Top | In this post, I wanted to share the basic skin care mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them.

Speaking of clogged pores and acne, how can I miss the part that is often overlooked but really important in basic skincare. Exfoliation is a must for your skin, no matter how much you neglect it. Scrubbing your face at least twice a week makes sure your skin gets rid of all the impurities and dead cells which will result in an even skin surface. When your dead cells are removed and new cells are uncovered, you know that all the toner, serum or moisturiser that you use actually goes into the skin instead of stopping there on the outer surface. Exfoliation also helps unclog your pores, helping it breathe properly.

If you have oily skin then you must not skip this part. People with oily skin have more open pores because of which they secrete more sebum. If you don’t exfoliate your oily skin religiously then the impurities will clog them which will result in breakouts.

Remember to exfoliate and not over-exfoliate your skin.

3. Moisturise Your Face No Matter How Oily It is

7 Things About Basic Skin Care I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Cherry On Top | In this post, I wanted to share the basic skin care mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them.

One thing that I have been doing wrong all my life is not moisturising my face during summer. It’s not too long ago when I actually changed this practice. Every single skin-type needs proper hydration. If you don’t moisturize your face, it will reflect more signs of dullness, ageing and fatigue. The drier your skin, the more chances of appearance of fine lines. Now, people with dry and normal skin cannot think of moisturizing their skin. It’s the people with combination to oily skin type who often skin the moisturization part thinking that oily skin does not need hydration, especially in summers.

Just because your skin looks greasy doesn’t mean it’s properly hydrated. People with combination to oily skin use products that help control the secretion of sebum and make your pores shrink so that it secretes less oil. In this process, we actually make it dehydrated. You definitely need a dose of hydration to make it healthy. You should use an oil-free moisturizer for your skin.

4. Don’t Rub Under Your Eyes

7 Things About Basic Skin Care I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Cherry On Top | In this post, I wanted to share the basic skin care mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them.

This is another thing that I have learnt so late. Now, I want to warn you while you are young so that you don’t make the same mistake. The skin under our eyes is extremely delicate and thin. It gets thinner as you age. Rubbing them can cause irritation, it can also accelerate the appearance of fine lines under your eyes. This is something we don’t need at all. I have spent the majority of my life rubbing under my eyes for removing that stubborn kajal and it has caused me a couple of baby-fine lines there.

You should always use a good eye makeup remover to remove your makeup so that you don’t end up rubbing it. Take some makeup remover onto two cotton rounds and press them against your eyes for 10 seconds and gently wipe the makeup off of your eyes. You will see how easily it removes your eye makeup, even the intense ones.

Applying eye cream is a must for as you start ageing the skin under your eyes tends to sag and also becomes thinner. You need some firming eye cream to help tighten the skin. Take the eye cream onto the tip of your ring finger and gently dab it on the under-eye area. The ring finger is advisable because it produces the least pressure. If you are not concerned about ageing skin or fine lines, you can always use a brightening eye cream for obvious reasons. Our under-eye area tends to get dehydrated, so we need to give it a boost of moisture. Try and make it a part of your basic skincare.

5. Don’t Go to Bed with Makeup

7 Things About Basic Skin Care I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Cherry On Top | In this post, I wanted to share the basic skin care mistakes I made when I was younger so that you who are still teenagers learn from them.

Never ever do this! The primer or base makeup that you apply fill in all your pores, suffocate the skin and results in a massive breakout (or a few pimples). The mascara that you have on your lashes makes them weak and then they tend to fall. Make sure to break down all your makeup using a good makeup remover and then follow it by a good wash using a deep cleaning face wash. One product I can swear by is the Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean. I have already finished three bottles of it!

I like to scrub my face after washing my face to make sure that my pores are open and can breathe. This is one of the most important points to remember in your basic skincare.

6. Invest in Good Products

In skincare, what you give is what you get in return. Consider this as an investment that going to benefit you in the long run. Use good products, quality products. Don’t hesitate in spending your money (Obviously, don’t make a hole in your pocket!) on quality products. Use paraben-free products, collagen-based products for your basic skincare.

7. Always Read the Ingredients List

If you are even a little bit aware of harsh chemicals and how they affect your skin, you must read the list of ingredients written on the product that you are buying. Don’t go for products that don’t have a proper ingredients list unless you have read several reviews on those products. Avoid anything that has SLS/SLES, Paraben, Silicone, Propylene Glycol etc.

Which mistakes are you still doing?


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Hi, guys! Hope you are doing well in hot and humid weather. Today, I’ll be reviewing another skincare product from Organic Harvest. You might have read my review on their Masseuscious Damage Control Face Wash. I have fallen in love with their products since then. So now, when they wanted me to try the new Organic Harvest Activ Cleansing Milk, I readily accepted! I have been using this product for a few weeks now and I am all set to share my review with you. Let’s start-

Price- Rs 1195/- for 100ml (Buy here)

Organic Harvest Activ Cleansing Milk for Normal Skin Review & Price | Cherry On Top

Packaging- The product comes in a bottle form with a pump dispenser that has a transparent plastic cap. The packaging is sturdy but it isn’t as travel-friendly as I would like it to be. The bottle is quite heavy and I don’t think it’a convenient enough to carry a heavy bottle along.

Key Ingredients- Aqua, Certified organic Decyl glycoside, Provitamin B5, Propylene glycol, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate and Perfume. No Color Added.

How to Use- “Wet your face. Apply the product to your face in a circular motion, making sure each spot gets covered with cleanser. Keep massaging in a circular motion for thirty seconds to a minute. Rinse thoroughly.”

How It Works- The richness of natural minerals and Provitamin B5 in this fortifying cleanser soothes the skin by removing excess oil without tightening or over drying.

My Experience with Organic Harvest Activ Cleansing Milk for Normal Skin

As I told you earlier, I have been using the Organic Harvest Activ Cleansing Milk for the past few weeks and I can tell you that I am impressed with it. I am too picky and choosy when it comes to skincare products but this product has successfully made a place in my heart (read skincare stash). The product says that it is meant for normal skin types but it works equally great for those who have combination skin. I have combination skin, my t-zone is nothing less than an oil-field during summers. This product works wonders on me.

I had a feeling that cream/lotion based cleansers will make me more 0ily but that’s not the case for this product. It applies as a lotion but when I rinse it off my face, there’s no trace of oil left on my skin. Instead, it gives my skin the perfect amount of hydration and suppleness.

Organic Harvest Activ Cleansing Milk for Normal Skin Review & Price | Cherry On Top

This product removes makeup quite effectively. For makeup removal, I apply it on my face in circular motions, giving it enough time to break down all the makeup and then wipe it off my face using a damp cotton round. Then, I wash my face thoroughly with cold water. One thing I must tell you guys, don’t use it around your eye area. Once I tried to remove my eye makeup with it and it burnt my eyes like hell. Never ever do that!

The Organic Harvest Activ Cleansing Milk is free from parabens, mineral oils, animal products and alcohol. This product is very gentle on the skin. I would recommend this product to you if you have normal to combination skin and you want a cleanser that would get rid of all the makeup and impurities without dehydrating your skin.

Have you used anything from Organic Harvest?


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Hi, guys! I am back again with yet another post for you. A lot of you got really excited when I shared a picture of the Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask that I bought from Nykaa during their Valentine’s Day sale. I have been using it since then and I am so impressed with it that I felt the need to share my thoughts with you guys. So, here I am sharing my review on the Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask.

Price- Rs 300 for 25g, Rs 550 for 50g ( Buy here)

Ingredients- Oatmeal, Organic rice flour, Prunus dulcis (Almond meal), Juglans regia (Walnut), Ocimum basilicum (Basil), Rosa (Rose), Lavandula (Lavender), Mentha (Peppermint), Fuller’s earth, Activated Carbon, Mentha piperita (Peppermint essential oil), Piper nigrum (Black pepper essential oil), Citrus bergamia (Bergamot essential oil), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree essential oil), Juniperus communis (Juniper berry essential oil)

Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask Review | Cherry On Top

Packaging- Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask comes in a simple transparent plastic jar with a screw-open lid. A wooden spoon also comes along with the product. The label on the tub has all the information including ingredients, usage and effectiveness. I really like the simplicity of the packaging. It looks simple but definitely not cheap.

How to Use- Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask comes in a powder form. So, you need to make a paste out of it using either water or milk. I like to use it with organic rose water.

My Experience with Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask

Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask Review | Cherry On Top

As I said earlier, I have been using this for the past few weeks. I use this pack twice a week and every time I use it I see visible results. I use rosewater to make a paste out of the powder. When the paste is made, you can see that it is a little crumbly. This is because of the finely milled oatmeal and almond. I apply the mask evenly on my face using a spatula and then let it dry until its semi-wet. Then, I just rub it on my face in circular motions and finally wash it off using lukewarm water. I finish it off by splashing cold water on my face.

The oatmeal and almond meal in this mask efficiently exfoliates the skin and removes blackheads. One of the two main ingredients, activated carbon, sucks out any dirt from the pores and unclog them. Another main ingredient is Tea tree oil which is really effective on acne. Its antibacterial property helps fight acne. Then there is peppermint which is great for oily skin as it controls the secretion of excessive sebum and prevents the pores from being clogged and causing acne. My skin is not acne-prone so I can’t tell you if this face pack really works on acne or not.

Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree & Charcoal Face Mask Review | Cherry On Top

I would highly recommend this mask to you. The smaller size comes for Rs 300 only and you get the benefits of a scrub and a mask in one product. This is definitely a great value for money. This product is all-natural, contains no preservative and good for sensitive skin. Those who have oily or combination skin must try it out this summer. This controls excess oiliness without making the skin dry.

What’s your favourite face mask at this moment?


That was it for today’s review. I hope you found this post helpful. Make sure to share it with your family and friends if you did. Pour in your thoughts in the comments. Your comments encourage me a lot! Also, if you want me to review any particular product then let me know. I would love to do that! Do 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 safe & keep smiling! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates. Add me on Snapchat for more fun and a sneak-peek of my life.

Hi, guys! Happy Saturday to all of you. Hope you had a great week. Today, I’ll be reviewing the night cream/treatment that I have been loving lately. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll know that I had shared a picture of the Vichy Normaderm Night Detox after a few days of using it. Vichy has become one of my favourite skincare brands at the moment. I have been using and the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum for a couple of months now and love it to the core. Now, I’ll tell you why the Vichy Normaderm Night Detox has become my favourite.

Price- Rs 990/- for 40ml (Available at- Amazon, Nykaa)

Ingredients- Aqua, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate,  PEG-20 Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Zea Mays Starch, CI 19140, CI 42090, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Perlite, Poloxamer 338, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Eperua Falcata Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Dextrin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydoxyhydrocinnamate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum Code F.I.L.: C161769/6

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Review | Cherry On Top

Packaging- The Vichy Normaderm Night Detox comes in a deep green squeeze tube with a steel-coloured screw open cap. The tube comes in a same deep green coloured cardboard outer packaging. The packaging is very sleek and simple.

Texture- Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Anti-Imperfection Clarifying Care cream has a white, creamy gel like texture. The formula of this product is very light-weight and it gets absorbed into the skin very quickly.

How to Use- Apply a pea size amount of this cream after your night time cleansing and toning routine. You can apply it all over your face or on the problem areas.

My Experience with Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Anti-Imperfection Clarifying Care

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Review | Cherry On Top

It’s been almost 15 days since I have started using the Vichy Normaderm Night Detox and it took me a couple of days to see the results. You already know how oily my skin is especially around the t-zone. During the winter, my skin was dry but as the weather has started to change, my skin has started to become oily too. That is the moment when I started using this night treatment and it completely changed my night time skincare routine. But before telling you how it changed the game, let me tell you why is this cream important to you. Vichy says-

“At night, oily skin accumulates toxins and produces an excess of sebum which leads to the development of imperfections and bad skin quality. Normal skin produces less toxins and sebum and wakes up to clean skin. Upon awakening, oily skin shows a dull complexion and dirty look.”

This cream is meant to target the excess sebum that your skin produces overnight and it also supposedly detoxifies it. It also clears out your pores and makes them less visible. I don’t have acne issues but the occasional ones that I get haven’t made any appearance during these 15 days. I am blessed with a clear skin so I cannot really tell you if it really works on blemishes and imperfections or not but I can definitely tell you that it controls sebum. Yes, it does. I used to wake up with an extremely oily t-zone which has completely gone when I have this overnight cream on. My face looks fresher and brighter. Also, after I wash my face with a facial cleanser, my skin doesn’t feel dehydrated. The Vichy Normaderm Night Detox gives you a long-lasting moisturization. It also blurs the pores to some extent. It gives a bit cooling sensation which I think I am going to love during the summers.

I am in love with this product. This product is a must-have for those who have oily, acne-prone skin. This cream is also non-comedogenic which means that it does not clog your pores and it is also non-allergenic and suitable for sensitive skin. This cream is an amalgamation of two important technologies- Detox Technology and Purifying Technology. The combination of Eperuline, LHA and Salicylic Acid. Eperuline works as an anti-aging agent. Then there is a concoction of Perlite and absorbing powders which work in purifying your skin. I love this product and I can swear by it. I am looking forward to seeing how well it work during the hot and humid summer.

Have you used anything from Vichy yet?


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Hello, everyone! Today’s post is a long pending review on some of the sheet masks that I got from Skin18.com. If you don’t know what Skin18.com is all about then do check out My Haul from Skin18.com & Mini Review. In this post, I am going to talk about three more Skin18.com sheet masks that I tried. It’s been ages since I used them up which you might know if you follow me on Snapchat. I mostly share my first impressions on new products there. Now that I am all done with the testings, I have decided to sit down and talk about them. So, let’s start-

The new Skin18.com sheet masks that I got are these three- Cracare Anti-Aging Snail Repairing Mask, Mirum Fresh Fruit Pomegranate Real Nature Mask Pack and Luke Green Tea Essence Mask. Now, I am going to briefly talk about all of them.

My Experience with the New Skin18.com Sheet Masks

CraCare Anti-Aging Snail Repairing 3 Steps Mask ($2.90)

New Skin18.com Sheet Masks Review| Cherry On Top

This basically is a 3-step facial treatment that is meant to firm your skin and lighten your complexion. This pack comes with an Active Ampule that is the first step, the second step is an Essence Mask and the concluding step is a Night Cream. You have to apply the Active Ampule so as to prep your skin for the next step. The Active Ampule is a silky, lightweight cream that needs to be absorbed into your skin especially around your eyes and lips before the second step which is the sheet mask. The mask is drenched with a slightly gloppy essence. The instruction says to put on the mask for about 20-30 minutes although I think it might have been there for an hour without drying.

When I removed the mask after 30 minutes, the essence was still there on my skin. The remaining essence is meant to be massaged into the skin. It takes no time to get absorbed completely without making the skin oily. Then, the final step is to apply the Night Cream. The Night Cream is again a creamy textured product, a little bit thicker than the Active Ampule. However, it gets absorbed into the skin quickly and keeps the skin well moisturised and nourished till the next morning.

I love this stuff because it is hydrating, non-greasy, makes the skin visibly brighter and provides a healthy glow, the skin looks and feels smooth, soft and supple the next morning. It does not quite work well to lift or firm my facial skin. Also, it did not do anything to the pores. You can definitely use it if you have a special occasion and want a glowing skin without putting much effort in brightening it up. Also, it has snail slime extract which is great for your skin as it is full of nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, antimicrobial and copper peptides and proteoglycans.  It stimulates the production of elastin and collagen. A lot of Korean skincare product has snail extracts in them like the ElishaCoy Skin Repairing Skin Cream that I had talked about in the past.

Mirum Fresh Fruit Pomegranate Real Nature Mask Pack ($1.25)

New Skin18.com Sheet Masks Review| Cherry On Top

 

This sheet mask contains pomegranate extract that is responsible for restoring the elasticity of the skin. This particular mask sheet is made of 100% natural cotton which is great. This mask is meant for all type of skin. This mask takes care of the dry and tired skin as well and can be applied every day. Pomegranate extract is great for tightening your skin and making it look younger. You have to apply this mask to a cleansed and toned face for about 15-20 and you can see a difference instantly after removing it.

The essence has a cooling property and it gets absorbed into the skin quickly. It gives a boost of hydration to the skin instantly. You can feel your skin become soft and supple right after using it. The essence is non-oily. This mask causes no skin irritation or breakouts. I wish they had the instructions written in English at the back of the pack.

Luke Green Tea Essence Mask ($1.65)

New Skin18.com Sheet Masks Review| Cherry On Top

As you can tell it from the name of the mask, it contains green tea extract. Green tea has manifold benefits to it. To start with, it is packed with antioxidants that fight premature ageing, restores damaged cell, works great to prevent breakouts and so on. This mask specially formulated with green tea extract to firm your skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines.

The essence penetrates deep into the skin and revitalises and hydrates it, makes your skin look and feel healthy from within, soothes and refreshes the skin, makes it soft and improves elasticity. Although it made my skin very supple, it did not do anything dramatic to make it look firmer or younger. This mask also did not cause any breakout or skin allergy.

Skin18.com has a huge variety of sheet masks for different skin types and concerns. You can get the above-mentioned masks directly from their website which is skin18.com.

Have you ever tried any Skin18.com Sheet Mask?

 


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Hello, guys! How are you doing? This winter, I have been trying a few of moisturisers and winter care creams. I liked a couple of them and some of them did not impress me at all. So, I thought of sharing with you what I liked and simply avoid what I didn’t. In today’s post, I am going to review one of the moisturisers that I liked, that is, TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream.

Price- Rs 70 for 100g (Buy here)

TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream Review| Cherry On Top

TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream Review| Cherry On Top

Packaging- TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream comes in a pale-yellow plastic tub packaging with an orange lid. The name of the product along with all the information about the product is written on the top and the bottom of the packaging.

TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream Review| Cherry On Top

Texture- The texture of the TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream is neither too thick nor light-weight. It is a soft buttery consistency that absorbs easily into the skin.

TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream Review| Cherry On Top

Ingredients- Aloe vera extract, Almond oil, Honey, Cocoa butter, Wheat germ oil, Peptides, Ashwagandha extract, Vitamin E

My Experience with TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream

TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream Review| Cherry On Top

I have used this TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream for a couple of weeks to know if it suits me or not, mainly because I wanted to share a detailed review with you guys. Eventually, it has become one of my favourites as I have mentioned earlier. I am not a fan of cold creams as they make my skin greasy in the name of ‘glow’. I have had a few bad experiences with different brands previously. But, the TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream is an exception. It is definitely not the most light-weight cream I have ever used but it definitely is a fast-absorbing yet very moisturising cold cream. Although I haven’t tested the 24-hour long-lasting test (Obviously!), but it keeps the skin hydrated for a long time. The best thing about the cream is that it is free from parabens. Also, it has SPF 15 in it so you don’t need a separate sunscreen! What I don’t like about this cream is that although it does not make the skin look oily initially but with time I can observe a little bit oiliness around my t-zone. I won’t recommend this cream to those who have oily to very oily skin. Those who have combination skin can make it work in the coldest months. I think this cream is ideal for those who have very dry, flaky skin during winters. To sum up, I want to say that TBC by Nature Honey & Almond Winter Care Nourishing Cream is a great formula for the price you pay. Check out their Facebook Page for more.


That was it for today’s post. I hope you liked it. Make sure to share this post with your family and friends if you did. Let me know if you want me to do a post on my current skincare routine. Do subscribe to our Newsletter so that you get notified whenever there is a new post on the blog. I’ll talk to you next week in my next post. Till then, be safe & keep smiling! Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates. Add me on Snapchat for more fun and a sneak-peek of my life.

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When it comes to skincare, French brands have always ruled the market. Vichy is one of the leading French skincare brands which is not only famous in France but also across the globe. Vichy is also loved by Indian women as it has proved to be a trustworthy brand that works great for the Indian wet and dry tropical climate. I have recently switched things a little bit in my skincare routine and have included the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum in it. I have been using this serum for quite some time now so I thought of sharing a review of it with all of you. Let’s start-

Price- Rs 1850/- for 30ml (Buy at Amazon, Nykaa)

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum Review| Cherry On Top

Packaging- The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum comes in a pretty blue glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The pump is protected with a clear plastic cap which closes tightly ensuring no spillage. Although the look of the product is great but it is not safe for travelling. The glass bottle has to be handled very carefully which is quite a task for me.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum Review| Cherry On Top

Ingredients- Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Poloxamer 338, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Acrylates/ C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross polymer, Parfum/Fragrance, Code F.I.L. B163732/2

Texture- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum is a whitish serum that has a thin, silicone-y texture when it comes out of the bottle but when rubbed between the fingers the texture becomes watery. Having a thin texture allows it to get absorbed easily and instantly into the skin.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum Review| Cherry On Top
One pump of the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum

How to Use- After thoroughly cleaning and toning your face, take out a small amount of the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum onto your palms and dab it onto your face. A full pump is enough for the entire face and neck area. Use it twice a day- in the morning and at the night.

My Experience with Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum

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I have been using this product for almost a month now and I can definitely say that it has become the most favourite part of my winter skincare. If you have normal to dry skin or if you have combination skin that gets dry during winters then this product is for you. I use it twice a day before moisturizing my skin. Before starting off with my experience with the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum, I jus want to let you know a little bit more about my skin and its concerns. I generally have a combination skin which means normal skin with an oily t-zone. During most part of the year, it behaves like that but during winters it becomes very dry. Sometimes I observe the appearance of dry patches or skin peeling around my mouth and my nose. Last year, I had a hard time dealing with a couple of dry patches around my lips which was really irritating. I do not usually get acne on my face except for that time of the month or if I get any kind of anxiety or stress or if I skip my skincare routine which is a rare case.

The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum is really hydrating as you can guess from the name itself. At least for my skin type, this product hydrates my face enough for it to need any extra moisturizer. Those who have very dry skin must apply a moisturizer. Although I do not skip on my moisturizer , it keeps my face moisturized for good 9-10 hours when applied on its own. As it gives a nice hydration, it can be used as a multipurpose skincare product in summers.

Not only the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum gives a surge of hydration to the skin, but it also replenishes the skin, improves the skin texture and makes it soft and supple for a long time. You can definitely notice a healthy glow on your face after using it. I won’t say that it has brought about a dramatic change to my skin but it has definitely improved it a bit. This year, I did not observe any kind of dry-patches or skin peeling on my skin which was severe last year. To add more, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum is hypoallergenic, free from parabens, non-comedogenic, non-oily and safe for sensitive skin. The only bad thing about this product is that it contains silicone.


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Winter is here and I am pretty sure most of you are dealing with various skin problems, be it major or minor. I am someone who has dry skin during winters and combination during the rest of the year. So, my skin concerns would most definitely be different from yours. Gladly, at this time of the year, Himalaya herbals has come up with their entire range of Winter Care that has products for all skin types. Isn’t it great? If you are following me on my social media platforms (do check them out and show some love) then you must have already seen the huge box of goodies that Himalaya had sent to me. Today, I’ll be sharing all the details of the Himalaya Herbals Winter Care Range. So, are you ready? Let’s start-

Himalaya Herbals Winter Care Range can be divided into three categories- skin care, body care and lip care. I’ll be discussing all three of them separately.

Skin Care

 

The skin care category has four products in total- Winter Defence Moisturizing Cream, Nourishing Skin Cream, Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream and Revitalizing Night Cream. The latter two are from their premium skincare range.

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Winter Defence Moisturizing Cream

Price- Rs 125/- for 100ml, Rs 75/- for 50ml (Buy here)

What it does?

An effective blend of herbal extracts that moisturizes even the extremely dry areas of your skin, Himalaya Herbals Winter Defense Moisturizing Cream is enriched with Wheat Germ, a rich source of Natural Vitamin E that protects skin from environmental damage. Jojoba Oil and Almond Oil repair and deeply nourish dry skin, keeping it soft and supple even during the harshest, winter months.

My Views-

This cream is very hydrating but doesn’t feel or look greasy. It nourishes my skin and helps control the appearance of dry patches on my skin. It stays put for a long time.

Nourishing Skin Cream

Price- Rs 220/- for 200ml, Rs 125/- for 100ml, Rs 75/- for 50ml (Buy here)

What it does?

Himalaya’s Nourishing Skin Cream is a light, nongreasy, daily-use cream, which provides all day moisturizing, nourishment and protection.

The cream is blended with the extracts of Aloe Vera, Winter Cherry, Indian Kino Tree and Indian Pennywort, which protect your skin from pollution and dry weather, providing nourishment and moisture.

My Views-

This cream is a light-weight version of the Winter Defence Moisturizing Cream. It is has a fast absorbing, moisturizing and completely non-greasy formula that I love.

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Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream

Price- Rs 250/- for 50g (Buy here)

What it does?

Himalaya’s Clear Complexion Whitening Day Cream gives a radiant glow and brighter skin tone. Our day cream is light and non-greasy, enriched with unique herbal extracts and CINNABLO™ to provide three effective actions:

  • Hydrates skin
  • Lightens skin tone
  • Clears complexion

The breakthrough herbal sunblock CINNABLO™ provides UV protection and prevents skin darkening.

My Views-

This is a part of my morning skincare routine now. I love how moisturizing it is on its own. You do not even require a separate moisturizing cream unless you have very dry skin. I don’t need any additional step to moisturize my skin when I’m using this.

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Revitalizing Night Cream

Price- Rs 200/- for 50g (Buy here)

What it does?

Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream is a deep-penetrating, luxurious cream that works overnight with the skin’s natural renewal cycle. The cream provides three essential benefits that make skin soft, supple and rejuvenated:

  • Renews skin cells
  • Hydrates skin
  • Repairs daily damage

My Views-

This cream is very light-weight, easily absorbs into the skin without making it greasy, very soothing and refreshing and has a soothing fragrance to it. It is currently an indivisible part of my night time skincare routine.

Body Care

The body care range consists of three body lotions, namely Nourishing Body Lotion, Soothing Body Lotion and Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion.

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Nourishing Body Lotion

Price- Rs 80/- for 100ml, Rs 140/- for 200ml, Rs 250/- for 400ml (Buy here)

What it does?

Himalaya’s Nourishing Body Lotion combines 100% herbal actives to restore your body’s water content, as varying weather conditions make skin lose its moisture. The non-greasy body lotion leaves skin feeling soft, supple and toned.

Blended with all natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Winter Cherry, which are known for their intense hydrating properties, our body lotion deeply penetrates into the skin to moisturize it fully.

Soothing Body Lotion

Price- Rs 80/- for 100ml, Rs 140/- for 200ml, Rs 250/- for 400ml (Buy here)

What it does?

Himalaya’s Soothing Body Lotion is a silky, lightweight and non-greasy body lotion that combines all the goodness of naturally derived ingredients to soothe and moisturize your skin, making it look noticeably softer and smoother.

The oils of Almond and Grape Seed prevent skin from cracking and provide hydration to help maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion

Price- Rs 80/- for 100ml, Rs 140/- for 200ml, Rs 250/- for 400ml (Buy here)

What it does?

Himalaya’s Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion is specially formulated for dry skin. It intensely moisturizes, softens and smoothens your skin. Cocoa Butter’s deep-penetrating, natural ingredients help repair and nourish skin as well as making it supple.

Our moisturizer is enriched with the goodness of Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil, which replenish the lost moisture in dry skin. Naturally derived ingredients restore skin’s elasticity, leaving it softer and more toned than before.

My Views on the Himalaya Herbals Winter Care body lotions-

All the three variants are very nourishing, penetrates deep into the skin, keeps the skin hydrated for a really long time. They might not feel very heavy on the skin but they make the skin look and feel healthy and moisturized. Among the three, the Cocoa Butter Intensive body lotion has a long-staying fragrance. All of them are non-greasy which is a great thing.

Lip Care

The lip care range contains two lip balms- Strawberry Shine Lip Care and Natural Soft Vanilla Lip Care.

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Strawberry Shine Lip Care

Price- Rs 125/- for 4.5g (Buy here)

What it does?

Shine with Himalaya Herbals naturally glossy Strawberry Shine Lip Care. Our luxurious lip balm moisturizes your lips to keep them soft and supple.

The moisture-retention formula with skin soothers makes your lips naturally glossy while the antioxidants and natural actives care for your lips by protecting them from environmental damage.

Enriched with 100% natural color, Vitamin E and antioxidants, Strawberry Shine Lip Care is free from preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil and silicone.

Natural Soft Vanilla Lip Care

Price- Rs 125/- for 4.5g (Buy here)

What it does?

Care for your lips with Himalaya Herbals daily moisturizing Natural Soft Vanilla Lip Care. Our luxurious lip balm moisturizes your lips to keep them soft and supple.

The moisture-retention formula with skin soothers makes your lips naturally glossy while the antioxidants and natural actives care for your lips by protecting them from environmental damage.

Enriched with 100% natural color, Vitamin E and antioxidants, Natural Soft Vanilla Lip Care is free from preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil and silicone.

My Views on the Himalaya Herbals Winter Care Lip Balms-

Both the lip balms are extremely hydrating, the keep the lips well moisturized for hours (on my lips, they stay for approx 8 hours and survives drinks and light snacks). The Strawberry Shine lip balm has a slight hint of colour which won’t show on dark lips. I have a detailed review on all the lip balms from Himalaya Herbals. Check it out here.

That’s all for today’s post. I hope you found this post helpful. If you want to know how I have incorporated the products from the Himalaya Herbals Winter Care range into my winter skincare routine then do let me know. I would be more than happy to share my current skincare routine with all of you. Let me know if you want individual reviews on any of the products mentioned in this post. I will definitely so that.

Which one product from the Himalaya Herbals Winter Care Range you want to try first?

Disclaimer- Himalaya Herbals sent their entire Winter Care range for me to try and share an honest review with you all.

 

Hello, all!

I hope you have had a great Durga Puja and Navratri. Today, I am going to talk about a new cleanser that I have been using for the past couple of weeks. It is the Organic Harvest Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser, which the brand has recently launched. Organic Harvest, a brand that can be relied on blindfolded for their exclusive recipes of skincare and haircare products, sent the product to me to use, review and share my experience with you. After using it for more than 15 days at a stretch, I think I am now able to let you know about this product. So, let’s jump into the review-

Price- Rs 1495/- for 150ml (5.07 FL. Oz)

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Packaging- Organic Harvest Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with a label on it containing all the details about the product and the company. The main attraction of this product lies within its dispensing system. It comes with a brush with ultra soft and flexible silicone bristles that is attached to a pump. This is the part that makes the cleanser most interesting.

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Organic Harvest Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser Review| Cherry On Top

Ingredients- Aqua, Organic Acai berry extract, Organic Decyl glucoside, Organic cocoamphodiacetate, Olive oil, Liquid shea butter and fragrance.

How to Use- You have to pump it to dispense the product out of the bottle. The pump dispenses the product out through the brush-head in the form of foam. So, you don’t have to lather the product up within your palms, the entire thing is done for you. When you see the product getting out of the bottle through the brush-head, you have to apply it onto your face with the brush. It is recommended to use in upward strokes in circular motions.

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Organic Harvest Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser Review| Cherry On Top

My Experience with Organic Harvest Masseuscious Damage Control Cleanser-

Ever since I received this product, I have been using it twice a day. It cleanses the face quite effectively without making it dry or stretchy. The shea butter and olive oil in it make sure your skin has the perfect balance of hydration even after washing it off. The brush that the product comes with is really helpful in order to get the cleanser work on your skin. It makes sure that the strokes are gentle and your skin is not irritated throughout the cleansing process. The silicone bristles are really soft on the skin so it does not trouble any existing acne on your face. This product works nicely on oily/combination skin, it is really effective in removing excessive oil from the face, leaving it oil-free for a long time.  I generally wake up with a greasy face every morning, but using this cleanser at night has made a difference. I don’t notice that much oiliness on my face when I wake up in the morning. Using this product in the morning helps me achieve a fresh look throughout the day. Although this cleanser works wonders in removing dirt and oiliness from your face, it barely does anything to reduce or remove acne. My face has been breaking out a lot lately so I can clearly tell that this cleanser has done nothing for my breakouts. I must use this for another couple of weeks and see if it prevents the appearance of acne or reduces the frequency. I will update you guys if anything like this happens.

Overall, I quite liked the Organic Harvest Masseuscious Damage Control cleanser. Being an Organic Harvest products, this cleanser has the benefit of plants so you don’t need to worry about the ingredients. The ingredients are 100% safe. The attached brush is an added benefit as it massages the product with the right amount of pressure as well as it gently exfoliates your skin while cleansing. I really liked the idea. The only thing bothered me is the price. I think it is a bit expensive for some. Other than that, I liked this product and I will recommend this to you guys.

Thanks for reading the entire review. If you liked then please do share it with your friends and family. I will be back with a new post soon. Till then be safe & keep smiling!

Disclaimer- Product sent by the brand in exchange for an honest review. 

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