Fresh Men

So when my husband got this nice gift sets he shared one with a dear friend.

It contained

1 Fresh Shaving Cream

and

1 Fresh Skin Soother After Shave

I was naturally intrigued about how both the gentlemen felt on using these products and asked them.

Here’s what they have to say:

“The Shaving Cream: You need just a little bit which helps your razor simply glide over the skin leaving it supple and smooth with absolutely no traces of hair or any cuts”

“The After Shave: Moisturises the skin so well, it is definitely calming and soothing. When the Shaving Cream and the After Shave are used together it is a great shaving experience”.

These gentlemen said it. Now you tell me if you have used any of the products and how do you find it.

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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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Clarins UV PLUS UV+ SPF50 neutral

I love the milky UV PLUS UV+ SPF50 neutral.

It blends so easily into the skin not only protecting the skin against harmful UV rays but also from the free radicals and pollution and dust as you battle city life and commute.

It’s oil free texture is super absorbing and leaves your skin feeling soft and satiny with a nice glow. Apply post your daily skincare regime and before applying make-up.

Great for highly tropical Asian Countries.

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INGREDIENTS (refer to http://int.clarins.com/en/uv–spf50-neutral/C010410024.html?start=1)

Organic Alpine sanicle extract exclusive to Clarins: strengthens the skin’s anti-oxidant system supplying a first line of defence at the surface.

Cantaloupe melon extract: rich in anti-oxidants, it protects the cells from oxidative stress due to UV rays and pollution.

Organic blackcurrant extract: helps to prevent the appearance of redness and tightness caused by pollution and UV rays.

Hyaluronic acid: protects the skin against dehydration linked to depletion of the hydrolipidic film.

Clarins anti-pollution complex: helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of pollution.

Soultree Colour Kohl

At last the package arrived and I was ecstatic to find my supply of colored kohl / kajal neatly packed.

Imagine coloring your eyes:

Moss Velvet, Grey Glow, Nectarine Glow, 24 Carat (Gold)

Mood Indigo, True Blue, Fern Green, Copper Tint, Purple Haze

Robusta Brown, Pure Black, Rich loam (brown)

We Indians love kohled eyes and they are soon becoming and international craze. So why stick to plain black?

Especially when you have home brands like Soul Tree which  use natural ingredients like almond oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, honey, wax, carnauba wax, candelilla, butter ghee, natural vitamin E and mineral pigments.

The brand is well priced and widely available. The BDIH certification makes totally dependable.

The only drawback I see here is it is not smudge proof otherwise it is in my opinion a really great, safe product.

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Sugar Baby

Another amazing product from the Fresh Cosmetics Bouquet.

I often have dry lips even during summers and I hate to keep applying lip balm after every few hours. This product  just resolved it.

Apply in the morning for a full day moisturized lips that are soft supple and oh so kissable.

And having an SPF adds value. I use once in the morning and then once before I go to bed.

Being colorless it allows me to apply my matt lipsticks over it. I sometimes use a dark lip pencil and then apply this for a nice shiny but healthy glowing day effect.

I am addicted to Sugar, are you?

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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

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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Beat the sun

The sun is out and the summer heat is at it’s sizzling best.

Staying indoors is just not a choice for some of us but ouch the skin is going to get all tanned and that is not what some of us would like (especially when you are ultra sensitive to the sun)

So I did try a couple of sunscreens but most of them were so oily that they would only aggravate my excessive sweating.

Then I was in Chennai with humidity at it’s highest and wanted a sunscreen really bad.

The medical store guy took one look at my face and just recommended me this

Bello Photostable Sunscreen Gel

It contains all photo-stable ingredients and ensures SPF 40 and UVA protection.

The Benefits

  • Protects from tanning and sun burns with SPF 40
  • Delays premature ageing
  • Maintains original skin colour & texture
  • pH matches acidic skin mantle
  • Enriched with Antioxidants and Vitamin E
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Non Comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Water & Sweat Resistant
  • Non Greasy
  • Fragrance Free

How to Use:

  • Apply evenly on face, neck and exposed areas of skin
  • Use 20-30 minutes prior to sun exposure
  • Re-apply as required, especially after swimming, sweating

And I have not turned towards another sunscreen last two summers.