Aspar

I am a big big fan of lip balms, they keep your lips smooth and soft and help a lot if you are applying matte lipsticks.

If you get your favorite flavour while keeping your lips hydrated then it’s a double bonus.

You will love the tangy taste of this lip balm, for me it is an absolute must in my purse.

Besides doing what it does best it also leaves a wonderful taste.

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Just Herbs Elixir

The world is fast turning east for both its spiritual as well as aesthetic well being.

Just Herbs  is an Indian skin care brand that has roots in Ayurveda and has a product line that boasts of products that are results-driven and made from certified organic and wild crafted ingredients collected from across India.

I am especially in love with their Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir.

This small bottle (15 ml) has a genie which restores and nourishes my skin while I sleep.

You can mix a few drops of this serum to your night cream and will see the results in a few applications.

Gotukola (Chinese name meaning “fountain of youth”) and Indian Ginseng are considered most pure, closest to nature colour and complexion promoters in ancient Ayurvedic texts and are known to make skin youthful.

Pros:

  • Suits all skin types
  • Fragrance-free
  • Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients(GMO) and other synthetic ingredientsserum-shoot-pic-339x490

Key ingredients:

gotukola ext 4% indian ginseng ext. 4%, garden cress ext.1%, rosehip seed oil (vit c source) 2%, wheat germ oil (vit E source)1%,eucalyptus leaf ext 1% fumittory ext. 2%, liquorice ext. 2%, indian senna ext (botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid) 1%,naagkesar ext. 2%, certified organic cold pressed safflower oil (vit E source) 2%, colloidal oats 3%, certified organic cold pressed moringa seed oil (vit A & C source) 2%, allantoin 0.1% (plant derived) Other ingredients: certified organic aloevera juice, certified organic veg. glycerine, potassium sorbate, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate, natural preservative blend of herbs and essential oils.

 

Sally Hansen Hand Cream

Rough hands are a sad sight. They are also very uncomfortable and even in some cases painful. If not cared for properly the skin can get chaffed and infected.

It is also quite a task to keep your hands well moisturized. Indian women have so many chores around the house that aggravate this condition and creams to soften the hands is the last thing on their minds.

It was quite a pleasant surprise to receive SALLY HANSEN 18 HOUR PROTECTIVE HAND CREMEin my Fab Bag.

It’s faint tangy orangy scent was the first thing I noticed about the product.

The ingredients Shea Butter, Vitamins A, E, C and Grape Seed Oil formula promise to deliver fast relief, maximum moisture and incredibly soft skin for up to 18 hours and that is exactly what this cream does. It keeps your skin moisturised for a nice long period.

I have used the product and found it extremely hydrating and moisturizing especially in winters.I love the way the cream gets immediately absorbed and not being too greasy it is a useful product even in most tropical areas.

Totally recommend this one for both day and night use.

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Valmont Prime Regenera I

It was by chance that I discovered this product.

I was expecting my baby and my skin had started drying up and becoming flaky. I used to have red breakouts and  my husband got me a travel sample thinking it would help my skin.

The product is expensive but works well for what its worth.

By applying a small pearl in the morning you ensure that the skin is nourished for almost 12 hours.

It works like magic and has restorative properties that start showing effect almost immediately. It’s Cellular Prime Complex  restores the elasticity of your skin and leaves your skin looking healthy and radiant.

Initially I thought it was a bit rich and creamy and was afraid it would make my face look oily but if you have very dry skin it gets absorbed into the skin quickly and does not make you feel like you are wearing a heavy cream.

Use it first before applying a sunscreen. Can be used both during day time and night-time as well.

There have been other variants of this product but I am still loyal to this version.

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Sea Soul Face Mask

As mentioned earlier dry and sensitive skin needs more than average care.

Also one must be extra careful that there is no averse reaction to a product.

Which is why I am a Big Fan of Brands that make small one time use product pouches.

They are the ones that we keep going back to because they have given us the chance to try and trust the product.

And in case where the product is unsuitable the loss is minimal so is the damage.

I was as usual a bit wary of trying out face masks (most of them are known to cleanse but also dehydrate the skin).

When I did try the Sea Soul Dead Sea Moroccan Argan Hydrating Mask I was amazed at the result.

The mask leaves your skin, soft supple and totally hydrated.

As promised it

  1. Smoothens, Lightens and Brightens your skin
  2. Hydrates and Nourishes the skin
  3. Reduces and Cleanses pores
  4. Infuses essential minerals into the skin

I would recommend this for dry skin.

Also the effects stay for a long time and you will not need this more than twice a month.

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Nectar for Dry Skin

I realized all my worst nightmares of aging skin, wrinkles and lose of radiance were soon taking the shape of reality.

I tried various regenerative creams and some expensive facials. The effects were fleeting. My skin started becoming flaky even in summer and the dryness would just not go away.

I was careful trying out new products because my skin would react with immediate fury by becoming red and breaking out.

I had been wanting to try out Clarins for quite some time now but was not very sure how my dear skin would behave.

But on my way back from Paris I just thought I would take the leap of faith.

At Abu Dhabi Duty Free I checked the various products and finally found a combi pack of a serum and cream.

I had researched a bit about the product online and was clear about what I wanted.

So I reached out and picked the products I wanted.

  1. HydraQuenchIntensive Serum Bi-Phase (The intensive hydration product for very dehydrated skin)

  2. HydraQuench Cream – Normal to Dry Skin

Clarins HydraQuench Bi-Phase Serum is a comforting formula that restores the balance.This re-formulated serum has a lighter texture and offers longer lasting hydration When your skin is feeling dry, parched and tight, this SOS treatment rescues and repairs.

The cream is a super skin quenching  that leaves skin feeling light, fresh and soft. The ultra-moisturizing blend infuses skin with long-lasting hydration so that skin looks smoother, supple and more radiant. The HydraQuench cream is effective irregardless of temperature and climate variations, and protects against environmental aggressors and pollution.Use the serum after your bath (for better results use it at night as well). A few drops will suffice. Gently dab it on your face and let your skin soak it in. Follow it by applying the cream.

Simply apply this versatile and easily absorbed cream every morning after cleansing, waiting for a few minutes before applying make-up. The moisturizing cream can also be used before bed to soften and quench skin overnight.

Not to mention the freebies I got (they work very well too ) Mmmm the luxury of french cosmetics………..

I saw the results in just a few applications, would you tell me if this works for you too?

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