New Member to My Skin & Hair Care Routine – Hydrosol

Last year while the world witnessed a lot of ‘New Normals’, lot of things changed in beauty industry as well. More people started leaning towards skincare and less on cosmetics or makeup products. While trying to know and try some chemical free natural skincare products, I came across this holy grail called – Hydrosol.

Let’s know what is product is all about. Shall we??

First and foremost let’s see what is Hydrosol?

Hydrosol is magical water ( I mean water based product with benefits which can work like magic) made from the distillation of fresh flowers, leaves, fruits and other plant material. Doesn’t that sound wow..!

So, there are multiple types of Hydrosol available right?

Yes. There are Hydrosol made of different flowers (my favourite is Rose), many leaves are used to make Hydrosol ( I liked curry leaves one so far!!) etc.

How is the consistency?

When I said it’s magical water, like literally. When it comes to consistency, it is as light as water.

What about fragrance? Are they strong smelling one??

They have more subtle scent mostly. Again depends on the variant. For example Rose Hydrosol is more soothing fragrant (if you like fragrance of Rose), curry leaves one is kind of moderate, Lavender one can fall on slightly stronger note.

Is it similar to essential oil? If not, how are they different from essential oils?

They have a lot in common with essential oil as Hydrosols are byproduct of essential oil manufacturing process.! What makes Hydrosol different is that they are way less concentrated as compared to essential oils.

Are they supposed to be used only for skin?

No. They can be used for both skin and hair.

How to use Hydrosol?

You can spritz Hydrosol on face like toner. Can be sprayed on scalp for the betterment of scalp and hair health. It can also be used as a base for your skin care and hair care DIYs (That’s more like my deal. I love DIYs. Don’t you?? ) Plus, some Hydrosol with slightly stronger smell can be used as body mist.!

Let’s talk about most important point – What are the benefits of Hydrosol?

Hydrosol can cleanse your skin, maintain pH level and calm your skin. If you have itchy scalp, Hydrosol can help you get healthy scalp. Some are even used for hair growth as well..! Hydrosol can also be used for relaxation..!

Things to take care of before using Hydrosol.

Even though studies have proved that Hydrosol doesn’t really have any side effects, I would still ask you to do a patch test before using it. That’s because our skin reacts differently to different products, even if it natural/ chemical free one..!

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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.!

DIY Facial Cleanser for All Skin Types

Facial cleanser is something that we use to cleanse or clean our face. That can be a face wash, soap or even a liquid cleanser. 

Finding a cleanser that suits our skin is also a tricky job. What if I say I have a cleanser recipe that will not only cleanses your face but also has added benefits to offer? Most of all, it is budget friendly and can be prepared at home..! 

Let’s make our own cleanser. Shall we? All You need are two kitchen ingredients.  

Tomato Juice:

Since tomato is slightly acidic in nature, sensitive skinned beauties can skip this ingredient, as it might cause tingling or burning sensation.! 

  1. Known for its cleansing and bleaching properties.
  2. Helps in removing unevenness in skin tone. 
  3. Helps in tightening skin pores. 
  4. Reduces extra oiliness/ greasiness. 
  5. Treats sun burns.
  6. Removes tanning.

Milk:

If you are allergic to lactic acid, I would suggest you to do a patch test before trying milk on your face. 

  1. Adds moisture.
  2. Lactic acid helps in the fight against acne. 
  3. Helps in reducing dark spots.
  4. Acts as a mild scrub and removes dead skin cells.

How To Prepare:

Take both the ingredients in the required quantity and mix.

How to Use:

  1. Dip a cotton pad/ ball in the cleanser. 
  2. Pat it on your face.
  3. Let the cleanser do the magic on your face for couple of minutes.
  4. Gently massage your face in circular motion.
  5. Wash with regular water. 

Hello clean and soft skin..!!! 

In case you want to see a little demo of how the cleanser works, this video will help.

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 😛

Beauty Benefits of Orange Water to Skin, Hair and Body

Hello My Beautiful Reader,

If you are not following my channel on YouTube, I have started this series called Budget Beauty. Where I list down beauty benefits of a product that you can find in your kitchen or ingredient that is in the budget.!

Today in the series, let’s talk about peel of this fruit which is loaded with vitamin C.!

Yes, I am talking about Orange peel. Next time, when you are done eating orange, instead of throwing away the peel, prepare this magical potion called orange water to get maximum benefits..!

How to prepare orange water?

Just like it’s name it’s very simple to make. You just need orange peel and water.

Take a bowl of water. Dip the peel in it. Boil the water. Once the water cools down, it’s good to be used.

How to Use it?

For Face:

As a toner or instead of regular water, use orange water to wash face.

For Body:

Mix orange water with bathing water.

For Hair:

Mix orange water with regular water that is used to wash hair.

Benefits of Using Orange Water:

Face and Body:

Aroma Therapy:

Orange water has relaxing properties. When I say relaxing, it’s not just mentally but physically as well. While yumm fresh citrus aroma relaxes your mind, content in orange water helps in relaxing muscles .

Bye Bye Dry Skin:

Dry skin beauties should give this a try. Mix orange water to your bathing water to add needed hydration to your skin.!

Exfoliation :

Exfoliation is needed in order to get soft and radiant skin. Orange water has exfoliating agents that will help you achieve those skin goals.!

Natural Toner:

Toner is the second step in the skin care mantra. If you are looking for natural and multi benefit toner, your search is over.! You can use orange water as a toner post cleansing step. Orange water purifies facial pores and helps in tightening them.

Mygirlypedia Pro Tip: I personally enjoy using orange water to wash my face instead of just a toner.

Bye Bye Acne:

Just like we had benefits mentioned for dry skin beauties, we have a benefit for sensitive skinned beauties.

If you have active acne or breakout, apply orange water. Orange water helps in drying out acne thus helping you to cure the acne.

Bye Bye Greasiness:

Orange water is not going to disappoint oily skinned beauties as it has benefit for them as well. Orange water helps in balancing the oil production. Because excess facial oil production is the cause of oiliness. When this is balanced, bye bye greasiness.!

For Skin Brightening:

If skin blemishes or discolouration is the skin issue you are facing, do try out orange water. Orange has vitamin C in it, which is a brightening agent. With regular usage, orange water is said to fade away blemishes and resulting in bright healthy skin.

As mentioned above, apart from exfoliation and adding hydration, orange water has couple of more befits to offer to your body.

Bye Bye Body Odour:

Using orange water to bath is going to help you smell fresh for long time.

Cure Body Acne:

If you have body acne, using orange water is going to dry out the acne. With regular usage, it will also help you fade away the blemishes if any.

Hair:

Healthy Scalp:

Using orange water helps in curing scalp infection. Thus making sure you have healthy scalp.

Bye Bye Dry Frizzy Hair:

Just like it adds hydration to skin, it does the same job to hair. If you have dry frizzy hair, do mix orange water to your bathing water and wash hair. Plus it will add shine to your hair..!

Pimple Mapping : Why We Break Out in Certain Areas and Tips to Avoid Pimples

Pimples Arggg uninvited guests..!! 😏

We all go through this annoying skin issue of dealing with pimples some or the other time. Some face severe ones and some are just do din k mehman (guests for couple of days).

While some pimples are caused due to hormonal changes, some are caused due to lack of hygiene. Some are caused due to stress and some are indications of health issues. So if home remedies doesn’t work, I would suggest to consult a good dermatologist.!

You might have heard that ‘prevention is better than cure’. How about finding the exact root cause of pimples we get and address them, in order to avoid pimples??

In this post I am going to list out major causes of pimples, based on the facial area where we get them. Let’s call this pimple map. 😜

Brow Line:

  • Access/ left over brow products.
  • Waxing eyebrows
  • Hormonal especially during puberty

Forehead:

  • Hair products
  • Digestive system issues
  • Dehydration
  • Over consumption of processed food
  • Anxiety
  • Poor sleep

In between brows:

  • It’s the T zone area, where oil secretion is more. This in tern might cause breakouts.
  • Hormonal
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Dehydration

Temples:

  • Clogged pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads

Cheeks:

  • Dirty cellphones
  • Dirty pillowcases
  • Dirty makeup applicators
  • Smoking
  • Bronchitis issues

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Undereye:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Less water intake
  • Rubbing your eyes with dirty hands
  • Left over makeup products

Nose:

  • Poor circulation
  • Indigestion
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart related issues
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Unhygienic makeup applicators
  • Eating spicy food

Jawline:

  • Lack of certain vitamins
  • Overeating
  • Liver related issues
  • More sugar intake
  • Excess dairy and caffeine intake

Chin:

  • Indigestion issues
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Caffeine intake
  • Dehydration

Neck:

  • Liver related issues
  • High progesterone levels
  • Can also be caused by using dirty pillows

 

Now that you know the causes let me give you bunch of tips to avoid them. (You might have already figured this out but as a beauty blogger it’s my duty to consolidate and list the tip. know? ) 🤓

Hygiene: 

This is very important.

  • Clean your cellphones as they contain a lot of germs. When dirty screen comes in contact with skin, it causes breakouts.
  • Change pillow cases regularly. Transferred facial products, drool make them dirty and help germs grow. I know it sounds gross. So we need to change the cases regularly.
  • If you use applicator like makeup sponges, brushes make sure you clean them regularly and dry them properly. You don’t want to apply germs to your faces. Do you? 😁😁

Water:

If you browse through skin care videos online, everyone repeats the same thing that you need to drink a lot of water. Drinking water not keeps you hydrated, but also helps in flushing out toxins.

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Junk Food:

I can’t say to sacrifice junk food completely. Because I am a junk food addict. But everything should be in moderation.
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Smoking kills. I know it sounds like a typical ad. But it’s the fact. It kills you and kills your skin. So please stop polluting air and your own self. pretty please..!!

Alcohol. This causes dehydration. Dehydration causes a lot of skin issues in return.

Go vegan:

By avoiding dairy products not just your skin will be thankful but also the innocent cow and her calf too.🐮

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Stress:

Breath, breath and breath till the time you flush out stress through your nostrils. Stress is the root cause for n number of health issues. Like, seriously.

Products allergies:

I have seen girls trying products blindly. (Include me also in the list of ‘girls’). But not all product works for all types of skin. If you find the product breaking your skin, stop using it immediately. No matter how expensive the product is.

Hormonal:

This is where you need to consult a good dermatologist, to get good guidance to cure this skin issue.

Hope this helps you to shoo away those little enemies..!!🙅🏻‍♀️

The Body Shop Mango Body Yogurt : Review

Hello,

Body lotion is something which is a must for us, whose has dry skin. As I had promised in my last product review post, I am reviewing body lotions from my collection, one by one.

While picking up the lotion for review, I noticed that I have many products from the brand ‘The Body Shop’. From their skin care range to hair care, I have most of them. #Shopaholic.

So, today the product I picked up is this body yogurt from the brand The Body Shop. These body yogurts were introduced somewhere last year. They have consistency of yogurt and as usual I was very excited to try something from this new launch. tada… I did. They have claimed that it is best suited for dry skin. Let’s see how it worked for my dry skin.

Brand : The Body Shop.

Range : Body Yogurt

What Does The Company Claims:

1) No time to moisturise? Now you do. Our Body Yogurts can be applied straight onto damp skin, so you can shower, moisturise and dress straight away.

2) They’re 100% vegan (we love cruelty-free beauty!).

3) Each Body Yogurt is enriched with Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain.

4) They have a fast-absorbing, non-sticky, non-greasy, gel-cream formula that leaves the skin feeling moisturised for up to 48 hours.

Flavours: Yes, they are available in five different flavours. Trust me, they all smell delicious. Even a friend of mine smelled the body yogurt and she was like, “get me a spoon, I will eat this”. haha.

The 5 flavours available in Indian market are:

  • Mango (Which I loved the most.)

     

  • British Rose

  • Strawberry

  • Almond Milk

  • Moringa

  • Banana

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Price: Rs 845 for 200 ml

Shelf Life: 32 months. Once opened, 12 months.

Best part : It’s cruelty free. The Body Shop has special place in my heart because of their cruelty free products and the campaign they started to stop poor animals getting harmed while making cosmetics. 🐰

Packing:

It comes in this cute, little, sturdy plastic tub pack with all details printed on it. The colour of the tub is in match with the flavour of the product inside. So it makes it easier to recognise the product without having to opening it up. The plastic cap covering the tub is quite sturdy and tight. Thus you can carry it while you travel.

Only drawback I can see in this kind of packing is the hygiene. Because with tube packing you can squeeze out the required quantity of product out and use. Whereas in tub packing, you got to dip your fingers to take out the product. So in terms of hygiene, tube packing over tub packing, always.

Fragrance:

It smells delicious. Are you a lover of mango??? You are going to love this. As soon as you open the pack a very sweet fragrance lingers in air. I must say this fragrance is quite strong. As I love this fragrance, I don’t find it as a con.But girls with sensitive nose might find it little over empowering. Good thing about this fragrance is, it fades away soon, post applying on skin.

Colour:

This is definitely a yummy colour.

Consistency:

This is a gel + cream like consistency. Very light. It is non greasy, non-oily. Once applied, gets absorbed really quick.

My Experience:

I did apply this post bath when skin requires moisture the most. As I mentioned earlier, it got absorbed quite fast and made my skin feel smooth. Which most of the lotions do.

Real test for a body lotion/ body care product comes during evening. Where skin becomes dry again. But for a surprise, my skin was feeling normal. It wasn’t dry as it always does by evening. As company has claimed 48 hours moisture and my skin wasn’t too dry, I skipped re applying it in evening to test the claim. But by morning my skin had become dry again. So, out of my experience, 48 hours might not hold true for dry skin. But I must say it did a good job by keeping skin moisturised all throughout the day.

Pros:

  • Kept my skin moisturised all throughout the day.

  • Light formula.

  • Non greasy, non-oily.

  • Little quantity is enough as compared to body creams.

  • Yummy fragrance.

  • 5 different flavours to choose from.

  • Travel friendly and cute packing.

Cons:

  • Tub packing is quite problematic when it comes to hygiene.

  • Some might find it pricey.

  • Fragrance fades away quite soon.

Will I recommend this to you???

Yes if you have dry skin and no time to re-apply lotion, this one is for you.

Will I repurchase?

Yes. I prefer these kind of body care products while I travel, where I don’t get time to sit and apply lotion frequently. Apply once a day and you are good to go kind. But next time, would like to try out different flavour.

Mygirlypedia Rating : 3.5/5

Facial Cleansing Brush : New Entrant in The World of Skin Care

I had a gooooood shopping marathon this weekend. Ahhh happiest girl on earth while I pick my shopping bags up.

Skin care being the important factor, picked up some skin care products. Face cleansing brush being one among them.

If you live in Instagram for most of the time of your day, I am pretty sure you must have come across some of the people using this cute little round/oval brush on their face. These brushes are called facial cleansing brushes. As the name suggests, they are used to clean the face.

These brushes are originated from Sweden. Used as a part of skin care routine to get super clean skin.

Let me just quickly walk you through more details like how to use, where to buy from etc. etc. Shall we???

Why???

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Let me start with the basic question – why facial brush??? So, the brush acts like tiny fingers which cleanse each and every tiny pores on your face. Thus leaving skin super clean while unclogging pores. Which in turn helps in preventing clogged pores and breakouts. Result??? Blemish free skin….!!!

How to use???

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You need a good cleanser to start with. Apply cleanser on your face or take few drop of it on cleansing brush. Brush against your face gently in circular motion. Don’t forget to cover entire face(Of course skip the eyes and mouth area. haha.) Once you are done, wash your face. Ohhh hello clean face.

Types of Facial Brushes:

There are different types of facial brushes available as per the skin needs and the material used to prepare one. Here are some of the well known types,

Bristle:

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These are the very basic ones when it comes to facial or body brush. As the bristles fall on harder side, they are well suited for dry skin. They help in scrubbing off dead skin cells while cleansing the facial pores. I use one from The Body Shop. The bristle is quite soft and does good job.

You can buy one from here.
Silicon Brush:

These are squeaky smooth brushes with tiny silicon touch points which are responsible for cleansing your skin. These silicon brushes come in different sizes and shapes. Some have handles some may not. The one I recently bought is a silicon brush from the brand Forever 21.

Buy one here.

Electronic:

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These brushes are considered to be an ‘investment’. As they fall on slightly pricier side and does a good job. The facial brushes which are in trend are mostly electronic one. They run either on battery or with electric power. The electronic ones have both types that is silicon brush as well as bristle head. Best part about these is they are automatic, you don’t have to put in that extra effort to massage your face. Turn on the machine and the vibration that’s generated does all the magic. They will come handy especially when you are super tired at the end of the day. A good massage is all we need to relax ourselves. Don’t we???

Thinking of buying one??? Here you go.

Let’s see what are the advantages of using the facial brush:

  • They leave skin super cleansed
  • Skin gets softer
  • With regular use, skin texture gets improved
  • Bristle brushes help in removing dead skin cells thus helping dry skinned beauties
  • They improve blood circulation
  • As they unclog the pores, blemishes or breakouts will be reduced.

 

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Disadvantages:

  • Bristle brush with hard bristles are not suitable for girls with sensitive skin or with breakouts.
  • If the proper hygiene is not maintained, you might end up doing bad than good to your skin.
  • A type of facial brush might not work on all types of skin. Choosing brush as per skin type is important.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you dip the bristle brush in water for a while before using. This will make sure that the bristles are wet and soft. Thus making sure they won’t hurt your facial skin.
  • If your skin is dry you can use the facial brush 2-3 times a week(if you choose bristle one.)or daily(if you choose silicon one).
  • Choose the number of times you want to use the facial brush as per your skin needs. Do not overdo.
  • Clean your brush after every use to avoid bacteria growth and causing harm to your skin.
  • Do not share the facial brush with anyone.
  • If you are using electronic brush with changeable bristle head, make sure you change them once in a month or so. Because no matter how much you maintain hygiene, there is a good chance that bacteria grow in between the bristles. Hence it is advised to change the bristle head.

Do you use facial brush for cleansing??? If the answer is yes, which one do you use??? If not, I hope this post tempts you to buy one.

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Is Almond, Milk and Honey Shower Cream from The Body Shop A Best Pick???

Hey pretty,

Who doesn’t like a long shower or relaxing bath…!?? We all do. I know not everyone has the privilege of enjoying a long bath in a bath tub. (nor time to enjoy it every morning)… Least we can do to enjoy the bath is to chose a nice aromatic bath gel or a bath cream. Usually post bath, our skin scream for more moisture. Choosing a moisturizing shower cream would be a wise idea.

The other day I had been to The body shop outlet in Westend mall Pune to do a mini haul. Since I was bored with the shower cream I was using, I picked up this one. Only point which made me pick this up was its fragrance. It’s a sweetest fragrance. Smells like sweet candies.

Well, did it any good to my skin??? Read on…

Brand:

The Body Shop

Flavor:

Milk, almond and honey.

Price:

495 INR For 250 ml

What Product Claims:

Calm as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

  • Calming and caring shower cream
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, clean and cared for
  • Suitable for sensitive, dry skin
  • Made with almond milk Enriched with Community Trade honey and almond oil
  • Hypoallergenic fragrance
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Enriched with community trade Almond Milk from Spain

Packing:

Comes in a transparent sturdy plastic bottle. Transparency makes it easy to get to know the quantity left inside.

The flip open cap is an advantage. As you can squeeze the bottle and get required quantity of cream out.

The cap is quite tight so no worries of spillage.

PS: in the past I have used many shower gels from The Body Shop. If you drop the bottle down, you might end up breaking the cap. Thus making it difficult to carry while you travel.

Till you break it, you are good to carry this with you while you travel.

Color :

White

Texture :

Creamy

Fragrance :

This is a typical the body shop fragrance. This the fragrance you smell when you enter the shop.

This is a fresh candy fragrance, neither light nor empowering fragrance.

Does it lathers well :

Not really. That’s the major difference between a shower gel and a cream. Shower cream is thick in texture thus doesn’t lather as good as a gel does.

Is it moisturizing :

Yes shower creams are moisturizing than a gel. This one is moisturizing. Post shower it doesn’t makes my skin dry. But you do require a good moisturizer post bath in winters. For summers a lighter body cream will do.

Does the fragrance lasts for long :

No. This is a turn down. Post bath also I could hardly smell that sweet fragrance.

Will I repurchase?

For the fragrance while bathing, may be yes.

Will I recommend???

Yes to those who love candies’ fragrance.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

Watch the Video of Garnier Cleansing Water Review

Hey,

You know what is the time consuming or most boring and challenging task of the day for a makeup enthusiast…??? 🤔

Na… Not applying makeup… We love it… It’s removing makeup. Because we know we can hit the bed with our makeup on. It breaks our skin. Hence makeup removal is must but it’s time consuming and borrring. Especially when it comes to removing your eye makeup after a hectic day at office or after a great party. When all you want is to go to sleep.

Well, I have found a quick solution for it. Wanna know how I end my day on a easy breezy note??? Check it out… My new found love…

Brand:

Garnier

Product :

Cleansing water

Price:

175 INR for 125 ml

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Shelf life:

36 months

Ingredients :

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What product claims :

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How to use:

Check the video below where I have demonstrated how to use it. You can also see the effectiveness of cleaning water here.

 

 

Packing :

Comes in a sturdy and transparent plastic bottle. The transparency is helpful to keep a check on the product quantity inside the bottle.

The pink cap is a flip one. Which makes taking out cleanser on cotton pad easy.

Bottle is tiny and strong enough to carry in our travel bag. No worries of any spillage.

Texture :

It’s like water.

Fragrance :

It is colorless as well as odor less.

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Targeted skin type:

All types including sensitive skin.

My take :

The other day I saw this cleanser In one of my favorite shops, where I go for random shoppings. Thought of trying this cute little pinky pinky bottle. So picked it up.

Removal of Kajal and mascara is bit time consuming. Plus, it has to be neatly cleaned with gentle strokes. Because gal, eyelashes are precious. Right??

So, I took a cotton pad and applied cleanser to it. Dabbed the cotton pad on my eyes and swiped it gently with couple of strokes. Woo… Most of the kajal and mascara were on the cotton pad.

I can’t say it will remove whole makeup in one swipe. It takes minimum two to three swipes for a clearer skin around eyes.

It did clean my eye makeup and didn’t burn or dried the delicate skin around eyes.

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Will I Repurchase???

Yes. I think it’s a good deal for the little amount we are paying. Little amount of cleanser goes long way. Thus this bottle is gonna last for minimum one month. Hence I’m gonna buy it again.

Will I recommend???

Yes. Especially those gals who feel like a panda at the end of the day. Lazy to remove makeup. Lazy to wash face. This one is for you. Keep this near your bed.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 4/5

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