Biotique Revitalising Tan Removal Papaya Scrub Review and Swatch

What is the mantra for healthy skin??? Yes I agree clean diet, exercise.. But when it comes to ‘Mantra’, it is for me, CTM..!! Wondering what CTM stands for? This post will help you with that.!

Apart from CTM, scrubbing away dead skin cells is something I always always stress upon. Scrubbing makes skin look super fresh, feel soft and look healthy. Being a skincare enthusiast, I love trying out different skincare products. I have tried facial scrubs from different brands. From drugstore brand to high end brand. But when I am asked to recommend one, I always have this particular one on my mind.

The product I am talking about is this Papaya scrub from the brand Biotique.! Oh by the way, if you like using Papaya in your DIY face pack recipes, I have some recipes. Do try them.!

This is an affordable scrub which works efficiently. But question is – is this for all skin types??? You will get the answer by the end of this review. Shall we get to know more about this facial scrub then??

Brand: Biotique

Product: Revitalising tan-removal scrub

Variant: Bio Papaya

Price: INR 199

Shelf-life: 3 Years. Once opened, 12 months.

What Does Company Claims:

Ingredients:

Packing:

Outer carton is a combination of orange and green, resembling that of a Papaya. It has all the details of the product. Which includes, ingredients list, how to use, price, shelf-life etc etc.

The product container is made of sturdy plastic. A white jar container with dark green screw lid. It also has a thin plastic lid inside for better protection. I liked the fact that the plastic container also has the details mentioned on it. Like, ingredients, how to use and most importantly manufacturing date and shelf life. Because we hardly save the outer carton. In case we are unsure about the expiry date, such containers with details mentioned, comes really handy.

Fragrance:

Scrub smells like clay. Not at all strong or not at all bothering one.

Texture:

It is quite thick. Granules are quite big enough to be seen through n@ked eyes. This makes it fall under ‘not so mild scrub’.!

How to Use:

My Experience:

To begin with, I have dry skin. I usually prefer to use scrub twice a week.

This scrub is quite thick in consistency and you need to mix a little bit of water to it in order to work it out. At least that is what I prefer. Plus, as I always say – NEVER scrub on dry skin. You need to dampen your skin in order to use a scrub.!

So I use this scrub + water on cleansed damp skin. Granules are big enough to be seen and felt easily. Even after diluting it, I had to be very gentle with the process of scrubbing because I was skeptical about the granules. With minimal pressure I like to massage my face with this scrub. After a minute or two of scrubbing, I wash my face with normal water. I have to wash throughly as the scrub is thick and it can stick to face.

What makes me like this scrub are the end results. This makes skin super soft and pores feel super clean. I have also noticed this gives that instant glow to face.

Things I Liked:

  1. Does it’s job pretty well. Leaves skin super soft and clean.
  2. Little goes long way. A single tub can last for a year.!
  3. Pocket friendly.
  4. Ingredient list looks safe.
  5. Travel friendly packing.
  6. Fragrance is fresh and doesn’t bother.
  7. Cruelty free.
  8. Preservative free.
  9. Recyclable packing.

Things I did not like:

  1. Tub packing is not hygienic as we need to dip fingers to take out the product.
  2. This is not a mild scrub. If one uses it rigorously, it might scratch your skin.

Mygirlypedia Note:

As granules are little bigger, this isn’t a mild scrub so need to be bit cautious while scrubbing. Do try my trick of mixing it with water.

Talking about skin types, it works perfectly fine with dry and oily skin. If you have sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend this scrub as it will be harsh for your skin.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

Review and Swatches of Turmeric Healing Mask By Deyga

Pure and natural products are preferred the most when it comes to skincare. I have come across bunch of such brands who have some good natural products to offer. One of such brands is Deyga.

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I have tried bunch of their products which includes face and body care products. Recent one is being this healing mask. Turmeric being its key ingredient, it is named after it. As we all know, turmeric is widely known for its healing and brightening properties in Ayurveda. Question is, whether this product stands true to its name or not.!

Now that I have tried this mask multiple times, I will be reviewing it in detail for you.

Brand : Deyga

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Name of the product : Turmeric healing mask.

Price : INR 600 for 100 ml

Shelf Life : 6 Months

Ingredients :

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Here are the ingredient which sound like chemicals but are not. I have done a quick surfing to know more about them.

Vetiver essential oil is hailed for its use in skin cell regeneration and boosting the growth of new cells. It facilitates wound healing, effectively reduces scars, blemishes, and marks due to acne, burns or pox by removing dead skin cells from the body and hence bestows a radiant skin.

Guar gum, also called guaran, is a galactomannan polysaccharide extracted from guar beans that has thickening and stabilizing properties useful in food, feed, and industrial applications. Most personal care and beauty-related products contain guar gum, as it acts as a thickener, emulsifier and stabilizer in formulations for ointments and skin lotions.

Geogard ECT is made of Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, and Sorbic Acid; these are all components that all occur in nature. A preservation system that meets the ECOCERT standards. It is a paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, and isothiazolone-free based system. Offers broad spectrum protection activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and molds.

How to Use:

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Packing:

This comes in a sturdy transparent plastic jar. Colour of the sticker on the jar resembles colour of turmeric. Light print of turmeric on the design makes the whole packing looks soothing.

Black screw lid is tight enough to be carried around without any worries about spillage. Plus, for double protection, it also has a white plastic lid inside.

All the required details are mentioned on the sticker.

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Fragrance :

One thing that definietly catches your attention when you open the screw lid is the fragrance. It is this soothing aroma of turmeric.! If you like fresh fragrance of turmeric, you are going to love this. It falls on stronger note, if you are someone who doesn’t like the smell of turmeric, you might find it overpowering.!

Texture:

It has gel like consistency. It’s light weight when applied.

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My Experience:

I get pimples during those days of the month due to hormonal changes. Those pimples are quite painful.!It hurts if I touch them. First and foremost expectation I had from this mask is to help me with the reduction of those painful pimples.

As mentioned on the package, I applied a layer of this mask on my cleansed face. I usually keep the mask on for not more than 10 minutes. I don’t really let the mask dry completely. When it is semi dry, I wash it off. So I was expecting to do the same even though it has been mentioned to keep it on for 30 minutes..! But to my surprise this mask takes a lot of time to dry. Hence 30 minutes mentioned on the package is justifiable.

Fragrance remains on for quite long time. I did not feel any discomfort because of the fragrance. I felt as if I have applied good Ayurvedic luxury face mask.!

After approximately half an hour, mask was semi dry. I washed it off with warm water.

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I have dry skin and some natural masks even though they address other skin concerns, they do leave my skin feeling dry. This mask did not do that. Even though my skin did not feel super plump, it did not scream for moisture either.

Talking about pimples. My pimples were reduced and so was the pain. Plus, one more thing I noticed is, it does lightens the pimple marks gradually, with frequent use.

Only thing I did not really like is the yellow tint it leaves behind. That’s because of turmeric content. Even if you wash it thoroughly, tint is going to last for sometime.!

Pros:

  1. Heals pimples.
  2. Lightens pimple marks.
  3. Little goes long way hence the jar is going to last long.
  4. Feels light on skin when applied.
  5. Sturdy packing.
  6. Ingredient list looks safe.
  7. Cruelty free.
  8. No added colour.
  9. Recyclable packing.
  10. Natural preservatives are used instead of any harmful chemical preservatives.
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Cons:

  1. It leaves yellow tint.
  2. Some might find the fragrance overpowering.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4.5/5

Here is the shopping Link :

Happy Shopping..!! 🙂

Note:

Even though this is a product with natural ingredients, I would still recommend patch test before trying it on face. Because different skin types behave differently to natural ingredients.!

Review of Hibiscus Gel By Puremie

Since the lockdown, most of us are spending time and money on skin care than any makeup product. For taking care of skin, homemade DIY stuffs are something that is keeping us occupied and skincare game interesting.!

Last year while browsing through Instagram, I came across this brand called Puremie. This brand offers clean and raw DIY stuffs that can be used in our skin care or hair care DIYs. 

I have bought some of their gels and masking materials. Today reviewing one of those products. 

They have 5 different gels that are their best sellers. Bought Aloe Vera Gel and Hibiscus gel out of those 5. Here is the detailed review of Hibiscus gel.

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Price : 350 INR for 100 gms

Shelf Life : 6 Months

Ingredients: 

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Whole ingredient list is displayed. There are couple of chemicals in it but I have found out that these are used in skin care products and they are safe to be used. 

Packing:

It comes in a glass jar packing. Transparent packing makes it easier to keep an eye on the product inside the jar. 

All the details are printed on the sticker. 

Screw lid is convenient to use. 

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Color:

It looks like fire. Isn’t it?

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Fragrance: 

Fresh fragrance with aqua based note. Not at all strong. 

Consistency: 

Non sticky, non greasy formula. 

My experience:

I used it directly on my hair and face. Application is easy. It is not at all messy. Once applied, doesn’t feel heavy. Washing it off was also easy. I didn’t have to wash it multiple times to clean it fully. One wash was enough. That’s something cool especially if you have long hair. Post using it, it made my hair super soft and silky. Best thing is it reduces scalp’s oiliness. 

For skin, it moisturised my skin. Did not cause any breakouts.

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Pros:

  1. Eco friendly packing.
  2. Non greasy formula.
  3. Doesn’t feel heavy.
  4. Ingredient list is safe.
  5. Makes hair soft and silky.
  6. Reduces scalp oiliness. 
  7. Moisturises skin.

Cons:

  1. Jar packing is not hygienic. Since it is a DIY product, workaround would be to transfer the gel in the required quantity to other container/ plate to use.! 

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4.9/5  

Final Verdict: 

This jar is my third purchase. With the price, quantity and most importantly, the results are enough to buy this jar again and again.

Even though it is a chemical free product, I would suggest you to try out patch test first before using it on entire face. Because some are allergic to natural ingredients.

Puremie does not have website. They operate via Instagram DMs. Here is the link to their page, where you can checkout their products/ reviews/ shop. : https://instagram.com/puremieskincare?igshid=12yu7fuloen9a 

Forest Essentials Lip Balm In the Variant Sugared Rose Petal Review and Swatches

Lip care products always make space in my ‘to buy’ list. Forest essentials being one of my favourite brands, for luxurious Ayurvedic products, I wanted to try this range for a long time.

If you have seen my birthday video on YouTube, you know this lip balm in a gift from my lovely sister. ❤

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While my sister’s gift won my heart, let’s see whether this lip balm won or not..!!

Brand: Forest Essentials

Price: 695 INR for 4g 0r 0.14 oz

Shel life: 23 Months. Once opened 6 months.!

Ingredients:

Only Key Ingredients List is displayed not the entire list of ingredients.

Cruelty free? Yessss

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Recyclable? Yessss

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Packing:
Hexagonal Outer Carton looks like this.

It has these rose prints on it. Blue & red combo looks pretty. It also has all the details about the
product mentioned on it.

Oval shaped sturdy plastic Container contains the actual product.

Name of product and quantity are mentioned on the bottom of it. Gold lid & transparent jar looks Cute. Brand name is printed on lid.

Best part about the packing is it come with a mirror. How cool is that..!! It is pretty compact hence can be carried around easily.

Colour: Pretty Coral coloured balm looks so pretty.

Fragrance: It has strong smell of Gulkhand.

Texture: Light weight texture. Doesn’t feel heavy on lips.

My Experience: To begin with, I have very dry lips. That need lot of hydration. Since I loved some products from this brand in the past, I had lot of expectations from this one.

Let me start with the fragrance first. This aroma of Gulkhand stays for a while post application.Plus, I am not a fan of Gulkhand smell. So the smell is very bothering.

It is light weight on lips. Doesn’t add any tint.

Talking about prime purpose of a lip balm, unfortunately it did not help my dry lips. Did not add the amount of hydration my lips need. I tried it in both day time & night time but no much use for me!

Pros:
1. Travel friendly packing.
2. Classy packing makes it a good collectible.
3. Light weight formula glides easily.
4. Doesn’t add tint. Can be worn before applying lipstick.
5. Cruelty free
6. Recyclable.

Cons:
1. Fragrance in bothering if you are not a fan of Gulkhand.
2. Doesn’t help extreme dry lips.
3. For the quantity & the job it did, I found it pricey.
4. Only key ingredients list is mentioned not the entire list.

Mygirlypedia rating: 1/5.

1 for the packing which I will refill with my favourite lip balm.

Mygirlypedia Note:
1. If you are someone who love collecting lip care products, lip balm with a mirror would make a great collectible.
2. If you have normal lips which doesn’t require extra hydration plus if you have the budget you can go for it. If you have dry lips please skip it.
3. Also think about the Gulkhand fragrance before spending your precious money on this one!

Hope this review helps!

Forest Essentials Tejasvi Brightening Emulsion Review and Swatches

Hello Beautiful,

Skin covers your entire body. If you invest in your skin, it is going to represent you..!

Being a skin care enthusiast, I love trying out new skin care products. Products that say Ayurvedic or natural, I am sold for it.! One of such brands that is on my favourite list is Forest Essentials – Luxurious Ayurveda..! (See, Ayurveda..!)

While I have tried good number of skin care products from their range, many have worked out and some haven’t. Today I am reviewing one of those products from the brand. Keep reading to know whether it worked for me or not.!

Brand : Forest Essentials.

Price : 2175 INR for 30 g or 1.05 oz.

Shelf Life : 23 Months.

Is This Cruelty Free? Yes

Is This Recyclable? Yes

Ingredients / What Does Company Claims? / How to Use :

Please note that the ingredients list is not mentioned here. Mentioned here is the composition/ major ingredients.!

Packing : Brand’s tag line itself says ‘ Luxurious Ayurveda’, packing stands quite true to it.

The outer carton is made of hard cardboard. The glossy finished, gold design gives that luxurious look. As you can see the brand logo is printed on the carton along with couple of traditional dancing ladies. The flower print adds the charm to this design. All the details about the product, usage are printed on the bottom side of this same carton.

Product comes in dark and sturdy glass bottle. I must say, no matter how fancier the plastic packing may be, but a glass packing is the classier one.! Gold lid with brown glass combo looks classy. Glass is in deed sturdy. As a clumsy person, I have tested it by dropping it couple of times.!

Colour : Somewhere between maroon and brown.

Fragrance : It has a strong fragrance of ghee and something sort of sweet note. Even though the fragrance is noticeable, it fades after application. As the fragrance is not over empowering, it should be ok for sensitive nose I believe.

Consistency : Balm like consistency.

Swatches :

My Experience :

I have dry skin that needs extra hydration. I thought of buying this particular product for its description and the base ingredient of it – Ghee. Ghee is very useful when it comes to treating dry skin. I used the product just like the way it is mentioned on the packing.

As soon as you open the jar, first thing you notice is its fragrance. I kinda liked the fragrance. It did not bother me at all. Consistency is perfect for facial massage. It’s a balm consistency. Neither runny nor sticky.

Thing I loved the most is that it did what it claimed. It added the moisture. My skin was visibly hydrated and plump.

Even though the product name says its emulsion, it is a balm. It is quite thick and heavy. That’s why even though I have dry skin, I prefer using it twice a week, not more than that. If you have oily or sensitive skin, I would suggest you to skip this.

Pros :

  1. Does what it claims. Adds good amount of hydration. Leaves skin soft and plump.
  2. Balm consistency is perfect for good facial massage.
  3. Sturdy packing.
  4. Little goes long way. Single jar is going to last for months.
  5. Did not break my skin.
  6. It is cruelty free. No animal was harmed in the process of making this product.
  7. Product is recyclable.

Cons :

  1. Tub packing is not hygienic as we have to make sure our fingers are super clean before taking out the product. Else, we are just transferring bacteria into the jar.!
  2. Some might find it pricy. (Quantity required is less for each use and as it did what it claimed, I am not complaining about the price.)
  3. Whole ingredients list is not mentioned.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4.5/5

Mygirlypedia Note: If you have dry skin and need of good moisturising product, plus if you have budget, you must give this a try. If you have oily or sensitive skin, this balm might be heavier on your skin. Which in turn might cause breakouts. I would suggest you to give a patch test or completely skip this product.

You can watch live swatches in the video below 😛

Bobbie Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Review Swatches of Black Ink and Black Mauve Shimmer

Eyeliners are like essentials. I can’t step out without a stroke of eyeliner on my eyelids. Do you feel that???

Let me tell you, I have super oily eyelids. Eyeliners usually fade/ smudge very easily on eyelids. Finding a good long lasting eyeliner was something I was on to for a very long time. I think now that I have found my ‘The’ eyeliner, let me share yo more details with you guys.

Brand :
Bobbie Brown.

Name :
Long-wear gel eyeliner.

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Price:
1600 INR. for 3g

Shades Available:

Shelf Life :
2 years

Ingredients:

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What does company claims:
What it is : A true original. This award-winning long-wearing eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner with the ease of a gel-based formula-all with 12 hours of waterproof and sweat- and humidity-resistant wear.
Who it’s for : Women who want the look of a liquid liner with long-lasting wear.
Why it’s different : Highly pigmented, this gel formula delivers subtle to dramatic looks that are easy to apply, long-wearing, and won’t smudge or fade.

Packing:
Outer packing look like this.

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Classic Bobbie Brown packing with black and white combination. The pack has all details like – name, shade, ingredients, expiry etc.

Product comes in the glass pot with black plastic lid. Glass looks sturdy but it’s not. I dropped it accidentally and it broke..!! I am glad it did not break in the middle and spill the product. Phew.

Please note that the product does not comes with applicator brush. I know many eyeliners which comes with ne, but this one doesn’t.

Consistency :
Gel consistency. Glides smoothly.
But one thing I did not like is the fact that the gel eyeliners usually gets hard after certain period of time (may be an year or so). This eyeliner too gets hard, making it little difficult to apply.

 

 

Pigmentation:
Pigmentation is quite nice. Single stroke gives good pigment.

Shades for review :
Black Ink :
Color – It’s deep black shade.
Finish – Matte finish.

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Black Mauve Simmer Ink :
Color – It’s kind of a brown shade with very small shimmer particles.
Finish – Slightly glossy finish.

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Lasting Power:
I usually wear it for office. It lasts for around 8-9 hours without smudging.

Waterproof?
Definitely yes. It’s hard to clean without makeup remover.

Pros:

  • Nice pigmentation.
  • Lasts really long on oily eyelids as well.
  • Smudge proof.
  • Water proof.
  • Little goes long way so the pot is going to lasts long.
  • Glides smoothly.
  • Did not irritate my eyes.

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Cons:

  • Does not comes with applicator brush. You ill have to spend little extra on a brush.
  • Glass packing needs extra care as it might break if it falls.
  • Gel turns hard after certain months.
  • Most of the shades are either out of stock/ discontinued/ not available in India. dah..!!!

Repurchase/ Recommendation:
Once I finish the pots completely, yes I am going to buy. I have finally found eye liners for my oily eyelids. Yeahhh..!!!

If you too have oily eyelids and looking for long lasting eyeliner – this is the one. As little goes long way, the pot lasts longer and it’s definitely worth the price.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 4.75 /5 (Deducting 0.25 with heavy heart for no brush and not so sturdy glass packing. )

 

TONYMOLY Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch Review

Skin covering lips is thin and needs more hydration. Lip balms are good way to do so but once in a while they need deep hydration just like our facial skin.

Dearpacker Royal Black – Black Tea & Black Rose Mask : Review and Swatch

I am a sucker for skin care products. Especially Korean skin care products are something I really love. Reason being, Koreans are amazing when it comes to skin care. They are quite famous for their amazing, spotless skin and the way they take care of it.

The face shop is a Korean skin care brand that has made it’s place in Indian skin care industry. With their amazing, yet affordable skin care range, it has succeeded in stealing all skin care enthusiasts’ hearts. Recently, The face shop had limited edition offer of it’s colloboration with Dearpacker. They had a combo of one product of each brand, with amazing discount prices. Needless to say, I added one to my cart and hit ‘buy’ button.

Lets know more about the combo and of course my experience with it.

They had 5 combos targeting different skin needs.

 

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I went for black tea and black rose mask combo.

It came in a transparent, sturdy pouch. This zipper pouch is sure making space in my travel bag. ! The combo has a cleanser from The Face Shop and the mask from Dearpacker.

I will save a separate review post for the cleanser.

Brand: Dearpacker

Category: Face Mask

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Price: 3390 INR for the 100 ml mask. But in the combo offer – 1499 INR (cleanser of worth 999 INR + the mask).

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Online Link to Purchase:

Shelf Life: 3 Years

Ingredients:

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It has avocado oil and glycerine which are moisturizing.
Fruit extracts, fruit and flower oils which are good for skin.
Has alcohol..!!!

Added fragrances too..!!!

***And I have no clue why they have mentioned it as sheet mask, whereas it is clearly a face pack with cream consistency.!!! ***

Packing:
Outer cartoon looks royal with the black and golden combo. It has kettle, royal crown and saucer prints. Reminds me of Disney..!!

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Directions to use, warnings, ingredients and other details of the product has been mentioned on the cartoon. ‘Directions’ mentioned on the pack is quite confusing. It describes the steps to use a sheet mask instead of a face mask..!!!

Inside of the outer cartoon has all the details printed in Korean language (I am totally assuming it as Korean because this product is made in Korea. I am not able to read it 😛 )

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Product comes in this sturdy plastic jar. The cap of the jar has the same design as that of the outer cartoon. A spatula is also provided with the mask. So that you don’t have to dip fingers to take out the product.

Fragrance:
This has a very strong fragrance. It smells like Ayurveda medicine. Strong smell of green tea and hint of citrus note. I really didn’t like this smell. It is so strong that my eyes were watery. It lasts for some time and slowly fades away. If you have sensitive nose, I would say just try the tester once before buying it.

Color: It is light brown in color. You can see dried petals in the mask.

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Consistency: It has gel like consistency. Neither thick nor runny.

My Experience:
My eyes were all teary at first when I opened the jar and tried applying.
Also it gave me tingling effect to my skin. I was really scared that it would damage my skin. It has that strong smell.!
But the smell started fading and it was quite mild in sometime. I left it on for 10 minutes or so and washed with water.

Pros:
1. Travel friendly packing.
2. It didn’t cause any breakouts.

Cons:
1. Falls on the pricier side. Since I got it in an offer, I am not complaining.
2. It has a very strong smell. Sensitive nose ladies, stay away.
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Will I Repurchase?
No. I don’t like strong fragrance products. So it’s a no.

Will I Recommend?
It didn’t do any magic on my skin. Since it also falls on pricier side, I am not recommending this to you.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5

Beauty Co Glow Mask Peel Off Mask Review and Swatch

Skin care people are always always drawn towards new skin care products. I have been trying out different face masks lately.

This glow mask which I am reviewing today, is something I wanted to try from quite long time. Just because of it’s ‘fanciness’. It has stars and glitters in it guys…!!! Does that not sound fancy enough???

Let’s see whether this fancy product is worth being a skin care junkie’s fantasy…!!!

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Brand : Beauty Co.

Category : Skin care >> Face Mask >> Peel off mask.

Variants:
There are 4 variants available. Click on the picture to shop.

    • Charcoal Glitter Glow Mask

    • Green Tea and Aloe vera Glitter Glow Mask

    • Lavender and Chamomile Glitter Glow Mask

  • Mix Berries Glitter Glow Mask

I bought the last one – the berries one.

Price: 850 INR for 100 g. (Each variant has been priced differently. ) I bought it in a sale. there was 50% off and bought it at 450 INR.

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Shelf Life: 2 Years

What Company Claims, Ingredients, Direction to use, Caution:

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Even though it contains glycerine which is moisturizing + berries extracts which are rich in antioxidants, it does contains added fragrance. Certain artificial fragrance can irritate the skin/ eyes.

Cruelty Free:
Yesssss

Packing:
Each variant comes in different colored packing. Berries one comes in a pink pack. The outer pink cartoon has the details mentioned in golden font. Pack looks quite girly.

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Product comes in tub packing. Again the tub color depends on the product inside. It has the lid inside for double protection. The outer lid or the cap is tight enough to carry this tiny box while travelling, without fear of spillage.

All the details like ingredients, shelf life, how to use, caution etc have been mentioned on the outer as well as the inner pack. I personally like the tub or the container which has all details mentioned over it because we hardly save the outer cartoon for long. If the details are mentioned over the container that helps in long run.

This also comes with a spatula to take out product and to apply. This avoids your hands from getting messy while applying.

Color:
This is red mask with pink undertone, which does reminds you of berries.

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Fragrance:
If you have tried those fellero chocolates, especially strawberry flavour, this smells like that. But kind of artificial one.
But the fragrance is quite strong. Once applied it takes some time to fade away. But  that time is enough for your eyes to start watering especially if you have sensitive nose.  My eyes start tingling and watering whenever I have used this mask.

Consistency:
This is neither runny nor thick. Gel like consistency. The glow mask has shining or glittery particles. Stars and glitters. They are technically doing nothing for the skin. They are just making the mask fancier.

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My Experience:
As I mentioned, as soon as I start applying the mask, my eyes start tingling. Within few minutes they start watering. But thankfully the fragrance gets faded away within five minutes.

The mask takes minimum 20 minutes to solidify or to work completely.

Peeling off the mask was slightly painful. Rest of the points I will categorise in terms of pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Travel friendly packing.
  • The glitter particles are not harming your skin. I was slightly sceptical about it. They are chunky small particle with sharp edges, especially the stars. But they didn’t harm the skin when applied or when peeled off.
  • Skin was left super clean.
  • After peeling off the mask skin wasn’t left dry. Which most of the peel off masks do.
  • Glycerine is moisturizing.
  • Berries have antioxidant properties.

Cons:

  • Peeling off mask was slightly painful. Can’t complain much as I have used the worst ones.
  • Strong smell irritates my eyes. If you also have sensitive nose, please consider this point.
  • Contains added fragrance.
  • Has preservatives.
  • Has Color pigments (CI 12490).
  • This mask takes lot of time to dry.
  • Washing off left over mask needs extra care. The glitter particles might scratch your skin if you rub your face while washing.

Does this works the way what it claims?
IT works on wrinkles – I don’t think there is any mask as such exists that works on wrinkles. Wrinkles appear as and when skin ages. This claim is something I can’t buy.
Working on scars – I have used this mask thrice so far. May be too soon to say but it has not made any changes to the scars as such.

Will I Repurchase?
Since my eyes start watering due to the fragrance, I won’t be buying the same flavour. But I would like to try other variant. May be charcoal one.

Will I Recommend?
If you have sensitive nose then it would be a no.
This is a decent buy. It does leaves skin clean and doesn’t dry your skin. If you want to try fancy glitter mask which is not doing any harm to your skin, go for it.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2.5/5

You can watch the demo here 😉

Coconut Water Rubber Mask from Sephora India | Review and Swatch

I have been obsessed with shopping at Sephora lately. I have been in love with their sheet masks for quite a sometime. Will review some soon. Also I have had heard about their rubber mask. Since I am quite new or rather I had never used one, thought of giving it a try.

They have 4 different variants available:

  • Kiwi
  • Goji
  • Charcoal
  • Coconut Water

As my skin is quite dry, I opted for the variant – coconut water. Which claims to add deep moisture. Let’s see how this works.

Price: 580 INR

Packing:

This comes in a recyclable plastic box. The box resembles a small bucket. Different variants have different coloured boxes. All the details about the product including the required quantity of water to be mixed is also been mentioned on the box.

If it is a fresh piece, it is good to be carried around while you travel. But if you open the pack, the lid is not tight enough to carry it around without worrying about spillage.

Oh yes, it also comes with a spatula to mix water and the powder.

Colour:

The mask is light cream colour.

Fragrance:

It has a very very mild fruity smell. It’s a fresh aroma.

Consistency:

The store assistant told me that after mixing water and stirring it will turn into rubber like consistency and then we need to apply on face. But that was a miscommunication/ confusion. Because once you mix water, this turns out to be a paste like consistency. After letting it work for 5 minutes (as mentioned on the packing), it will turn into rubber like consistency. That is when we will be peeling off the mask.

My Experience:

Since this was my first ever encounter with rubber mask, I didn’t know exactly how it works and what quantity I will be needing. So, I blindly followed the instructions by adding the same quantity of water mentioned on the package. Stirred the mask with the spatula that comes with it.

But then I realised how actually the mask works. I.e. from paste to rubber consistency. Also I realised that I could have used the mask multiple times as the quantity was quite more for one time use.!

Even though the water added to the mask was exactly as instructed on the package, the mask was quite thin and dripping all over the place.

Good thing is that, as claimed by the company it works within 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of application, the mask had turned quite thick like a rubber.

Usually peeling masks hurt while peeling them off. But this mask was not. It was quite easy to peel it off.

About hydration – Usually peel off masks dry my skin. Post peeling them off I need a moisturizer. But post using this mask, my skin didn’t feel any dry. So I can easily say that skin was hydrated. But I can not say that the mask has deeply hydrated my skin, like a magic. It has done a very decent job.

Pros:

  • Peeling off the mask was easy.
  • It did not dry my skin like any other peel off mask would do.
  • It added hydration to my skin.
  • Packing is quite reusable.Quantity is more for single use. You can use it multiple times if you take adequate quantity out and mix water to make the mask.
  • Does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Plastic used for packing is recyclable. So they are doing a bit for the environment.

Cons:

  • Quantity of water mentioned on the pack is misleading. If you go with the quantity mentioned on the package, you are going to end up wasting the product like I did.
  • It didn’t add any extra or deep hydration to my skin. It has done a very decent job.
  • Falls on pricier side for a mask + the job it is doing.
  • Package once opened, can’t be carried around without worrying about spillage. As the lid is not tight enough.

Is this on my repurchase list?

No. It is a descent product. But I had more expectations for the money I paid.

Will I recommend?

It is good enough for normal skin, provided they use it multiple times by the way I have suggested above. But if you have dry skin and searching for deep hydration, go for sheet masks instead of this one.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5.

Check Out This Video of Mine Where I Have Demonstrated My First Ever Rubber Masking Experience. 😄

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