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Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum Review

Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum : Hey everyone,As you guys already know, acne scars are horrendous and take their own sweet time to go away. I am so done with trying so many creams for them. They starting acting at first then our skin becomes immune to them. I was taking the natural products route and wanted to give this serum a shot. Let’s see how it fared:

 

Price:

Rs 230 for 40 ml.

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My experience with the Biotique Bio Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum:

The serum comes in a tiny bottle and I was surprised when I first saw it. All biotique products come in a tub or bottle with a green cap and this one is no different. I do not need anti aging skin care right and I solely got it for lightening acne scars. The serum is quite like lotion with even thinner consistency and spreads very well. I despise heavy creams or lotions and this was good for night time.

Since I have acne prone, combination skin, I use only this after cleansing and it absorbs in a jiffy. Dry skin beauties will need to follow up with a moisturizer. One has to squeeze the product out and I don’t mind that. I used it for a few weeks and it did lighten my new scars with the passage of time. It didn’t break me out and is very affordable. It has a flowery scent which might bother some people.

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Positives: 
  1. Affordable
  2. Lightens new scars.
  3. Spreads easily.
  4. Light Weight
  5. Doesn’t break out.
  6. Keeps skin moisturized.
Negatives:
  1. Heavy scent.
Would I recommend ?

Yes especially if budget is your concern and have patience to lighten old scars.

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Jovees Anti Blemish Pigmentation Cream

Who is it for? Jovees Anti Blemish Pigmentation Cream is for those looking for anti pigmentation cream.

Jovees Anti Blemish Pigmentation Cream

Price:

Rs 225 for 60 gm.

The method of Use:

Clean face preferably with Citrus cleansing milk and pat dry. Apply all over face, neck, and areas that have blemishes and pigmentation. Regular use ensures smooth and even color tone. Use twice a day in the morning and evening.

My experience with the Jovees Anti Blemish Pigmentation Cream:

This is one of the most affordable pigmentation creams I have ever come across. One of the main reasons to get this is due to the presence of saffron. Saffron is known to have to whiten and brightening properties and I have had very good experiences with it in the past. I apply the product at night after double cleansing. The cream smells highly of saffron and it is beige in color.

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The cream comes in a basic but sturdy tube which is travel-friendly too. Coming to its performance, the cream does not show any effect on blemishes. It does show a slight improvement in the area around the mouth and makes my entire face look even toned. The next morning my skin looks glowy and supple. However, I used this very religiously for a month. So, it gives results albeit very slowly.

Positives: 
  1. Easily available.
  2. Affordable
  3. Ayurvedic
  4. Evens out skin.
  5. Does not break me out.
  6. Improves pigmentation.
Negatives:
  1. Very slow results.
  2. Does not lighten blemishes.
Would I recommend?

Yes, I do but one has to be very patient to see the results. As for me, I would like to try something else for my blemishes.

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Olay Natural White Night Nourishing Repair Cream Review 1

Olay Natural White Night Cream: Hey guys,Today my review is on the Olay Natural White Night Nourishing Repair Cream which has been around for a really long time now. I got this cream for the sole purpose of fading my acne scars and making my skin more even toned. I have been using this for one month now quite regularly and thought that this is the apt time to pen down my thoughts. Let’s see if it served the purpose:

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Price:

Rs 350 for 50 gm

My experience with the Olay Night Cream:

The cream comes in a white tub and has very light consistency even though it’s a night cream. Some people cannot stand tub as it is unhygienic but I do not mind because I always wash my hands before applying anything on the face. After a few uses, some product gets deposited around the brim which isn’t pleasant. The cream has a light floral smell and is off white in color.

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On application, it absorbs into the skin in a jiffy and a coin size amount is enough for both face and neck. My face looked well moisturized and glowing by morning. It didn’t break me out thankfully. The texture is great because generally, I would expect night creams to be thick and greasy. This is very lightweight and spreads very well. I have been using this cream religiously for over two months now. I use this cream with tea tree oil in order to prevent breakouts as my skin has been acting up of late. It has a light scent, nothing too strong. The cream is moisturizing for the night time and it maintains the condition of my skin. Sadly, it does not work much on acne scars even after regular usage. It does maintain the tone of my skin.

Positives: 
  1. Moisturizing
  2. Lightweight texture.
  3. Maintains skin.
  4. Glow on the face the following morning.
  5. Decently priced for a night cream.
 Negatives:
  1. Does not work on acne scars.
  2. Does not ‘repair’ skin.
Would I recommend?

If you are looking for a moisturizing night cream that is pretty lightweight then I would recommend this product.

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Himalaya Aloe and Cucumber Refreshing Body Lotion

Who is it for? Himalaya Aloe and Cucumber Refreshing Body Lotion are for those looking for a light affordable summer body lotion that gives a cooling sensation on application.

Himalaya Aloe and Cucumber Refreshing Body Lotion

Price Rs140 for 200ml.

My experience with the Himalaya Herbals Aloe and Cucumber Refreshing Body Lotion:

Packaging:

The body lotion comes in a white bottle with the green cap as do all products of Himalaya. The bottle itself looks quite big but is actually lightweight. The details are in given on the back and I actually like how they mention both key and the complete ingredient list. It will last for nearly two months making it very affordable.

Texture:

The texture of the product is just apt for summers; neither too runny nor too thick. The lotion is white in color. One con I noticed is that a little amount gets deposited near the mouth every once in a while leading to product wastage and I have to clean that regularly. This texture might not be suitable for extremely dry skin.

Smell:

It smells just like Aloe Vera and cucumber. The scent is not exactly prominent but you can smell it if you sniff directly from hands.

Performance:

I use this for my entire body and it instantly makes it smooth and supple. The best part is that I felt a mild cooling sensation when I apply and it might be due to the ingredients. The body lotion lasts for a decent period of 5-6 hours if you don’t do anything heavy duty. Another pro is that my palms don’t feel sticky after application which is the case with many lotions.

What did I like about it?
  1. Affordable
  2. Neat packaging.
  3. Mild cooling sensation.
  4. Works for a decent time period.
  5. Apt for summers.
  6. Nice scent.
  7. Lovely texture.
What I did not like?
  1. Contains Parabens.
  2. Might not suite very dry skin?
  3. Not for winters.
Would I recommend?

This is a body lotion apt for summers so I recommend this to all skin types except very dry skin. I will repurchase this until I find a better alternative.

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Nivea Purifying Face Wash

Who is This For?  Nivea Purifying Face Wash is for you if you want to remove excess oil without drying the skin.I have combination and acne-prone skin. In summers my skin gets a tad oily. In order to combat that, I wanted to pick this baby up.

Nivea Purifying Face Wash

 

Price:

Rs 85 for 55ml.

 

 

My experience with Nivea Face wash Mixed to Oily Skin:

Packaging :

Firstly, I want to appreciate the packaging of Nivea products. They are always fuss-free and simple. This face wash is just the same. I really like how they formulate face washes according to different skin types.

Texture:

It is a clear gel with lots of tiny beads which aren’t harsh by any means.

Effectiveness:

Now I googled on the main ingredients Ocean Algae and Hydra IQ as these were pretty alien to me. Apparently, Ocean Algae is rich in vitamins and minerals whilst the Hydra IQ is a technology which prevents loss of hydration. This is the exact reason why this face wash doesn’t dry me out. It deep cleans my skin very effectively and keeps oil out of the bay for a minimum of 4-5 hours. However, I cannot comment on extreme weather conditions. I use it every day in the morning. It doesn’t irritate my skin and thankfully, doesn’t break me out. I would say that it is an affordable face wash as it does last for a fortnight at least.

 

Overall performance of Nivea Purifying Face wash Mixed to Oily Skin

It is a good deep cleaning face wash for summers if you suffer from oily skin but do not want to end up with dry skin.

Would I recommend?

I recommend this face wash for all the oily skin beauties. If you’re looking for a face wash to remove tan or brighten the skin, then this is not for you. I will repurchase this as a backup for the next few months.

Where Can You Buy This?
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Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Rose Review 3

Revlon Rose Ultra HD Lipstick Review

by Alekhya Vaddeti

Revlon Rose Ultra HD Lipstick: Hey guys, In my opinion, Revlon is a brand that is losing its share in the market with each passing day. Nobody mentions it anymore except for their liquid lipsticks. Anyway, I got this lipstick as a gift and thought of reviewing here. Let’s get into the review of Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Rose:

 

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Price:

Rs 700 for 3 gm.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Rose Review

My experience with the Revlon Rose Ultra HD Lipstick

The pricing of this lipstick confuses me. It is 1100 in Nykaa and for 700 on Amazon. Is it worth that much of money? Not at all. The lipstick comes with a transparent cap which makes it easy to spot in a stash of lipsticks. It is sturdy and sleek in my view. The shade is a very beautiful pink with a hint of coral. It is quite muted. Such a shade will suit anyone right? Wrong! It is extremely pale when applied to lips. It washes me out and makes me look sick.

It is suitable only for very very fair skin tones. If you have pigmentation around the mouth, it will exaggerate that too. The lipstick by itself has a sheen and has a sheer formula. I cannot fathom as to why they would name it as Ultra HD. The Lipstick stays for about two hours and doesn’t resist any activity. I am just disappointed that its pale on me as it’s a beautiful color. I usually mix with other lipsticks. It won’t show up on pigmented lips as well.

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Positives:
  1. Beautiful rosy pink.
  2. See through packaging.
Negatives:
  1. Called as HD Matte but glossy.
  2. Washes me out.
  3. Accentuates pigmentation.
  4. Low staying power.
  5. Sheer formula.
Would I recommend?

No, I don’t recommend this to anyone. If you want to check out, the other shades are a better pick.

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Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub 1

Biotique Bio Papaya Scrub

by Alekhya Vaddeti

Hey girls, Don’t you find tan annoying after vacations!? I have uneven tan on my hands and feet. I went on a short trip to Chennai and although I enjoyed the trip, I got tanned real badly. It happens even when I take precautions L! So to remove tan from face and hands I got this scrub as it is one of the best selling products of Biotique. I don’t really believe in those tan removal creams as they do the job but have loads of chemicals in them. Hence, I went for a more natural product this time to Biotique Bio Papaya Scrub.

Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub

Price:

Rs 199 for 75gm.

How to apply:

Apply the scrub in a circular motion for at least 1-2 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. You will instantly feel the change in your skin. The best part of using this Biotique product is that it does not irritate your skin or harm your skin.

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My experience with the Remove Tan From Face: Biotique Bio Papaya Scrub

First things first, Biotique really needs to amp up their packaging. The scrub comes in their trademark white tub with a green cap. It comes with a lid which is nice in case of any spill. Biotique products are natural and they claim to be therapeutic. The tub is huge for the price. The scrub is in cream color with medium sized granules. The scent reminds me of papaya.

Now coming to its performance, the scrub is nice enough for sensitive skin too as long you don’t go overboard with it. As far as its claims go, it does a fab job in removing tan in one go itself if the tan is recent. However, if the tan formed is long ago then it will need regular care.

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It is an excellent scrub for removing tan on both body and face.

Would I recommend?

Yes, I will recommend it to everyone even if you don’t suffer from tan, as it does an amazing job of removing dead skin.

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Biotique Mountain Ebony Vitalizing Serum For Falling Hair Review 1

Hello people, I have never used serums but this particular one promised to help stop hair fall as well as hair growth. To be precise, I don’t think this should be called as a serum given its consistency and claims. It feels more like a hair tonic. Biotique has a wide range of hair care catering to different needs and you are bound to find something for yourself. Let’s see how this Biotique Mountain Ebony Vitalizing Serum For Falling Hair fared:

Biotique Mountain Ebony Vitalizing Serum For Falling Hair Review

Price:

Rs 185 for 120 ml.

How to use?
  1. Apply a small amount to dry scalp
  2. Massage in gently with circular motions
  3. Leave on and style as desired.

My experience with the Biotique Mountain Ebony Vitalizing Serum For Falling Hair?

The serum comes in a plastic bottle with a screw cap. I don’t know if I got a defective one or not, but the serum leaks from the bottle a lot. It is always in bad shape. The serum has tonic like consistency just like water but in brown color. It smells pretty ayurvedic and therapeutic to me. I used this product for one and a half months now and I have reached an opinion.

I applied the product as required every single day and it gets absorbed very easily. Very less product is required to massage the scalp. Even if you go overboard, it never looks greasy which is such a huge plus. The serum definitely lessens the severity of hair fall for me. I used this despite no hair fall to test regrowth claims on my crown. I have seen reviews that hair grows with this but in their fourth or fifth bottle so needless to say, It didn’t show any effect on my crown since I am on my first one. I like this product to lessen hair fall and will continue to use it on my scalp for hair regrowth.

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Positives:
  1. Affordable
  2. Doesn’t make hair greasy.
  3. Controls hair fall.
  4. No side effects.
  5. Easy to use.
  6. Cooling effect.
Negatives:
  1. Product leaks.
  2. No regrowth as of yet.
Would I recommend?

I will definitely buy this product to control my hair fall and to nourish my scalp and for the cooling effect. I will recommend this product for people who are looking to counteract hair fall by serum also in conjunction with oils and shampoos.

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Biotique Bio Clove Purifying Anti- Blemish Face Pack Review 2

Hey people,Today I am reviewing a face pack from Biotique. Biotique has a lot of face packs for different skin issues which are all naturally formulated at decent prices. This Biotique Bio Clove Purifying Anti- Blemish Face Pack is basically a mud pack which I got to reduce the look of my blemishes. Let’s get into the review:

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Price:

Rs 199 for 75 gm.

 

How to Use:

Apply a thick layer of clean dry face and neck. Avoid eye and mouth areas. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with water or damp washcloth. Use daily or as needed.

My experience with the Biotique Bio Clove Purifying Anti- Blemish Face Pack:

I have a lot of issues with the packaging of Biotique face packs. Firstly, the name goes away completely after 2-3 uses. Needless to say, it will be very difficult to spot amongst a lot of face packs and even more if you have a couple from biotique itself. The product accumulates on the cap too leading to cleaning it every time. It smells very strong. It is not for sensitive skin as it stings a bit initially.

The face pack dries within 10 minutes. It gives a glow and reduces redness. It improves skin texture and reduces the look of new blemishes with regular usage. However, the skin goes to look the same after 2 days. So it’s not a long-lasting effect. It is great for oily to combination skin, especially acne prone. It removes excess oil and impurities. It even calms a pimple.

Biotique Bio Clove Purifying Anti- Blemish Face Pack Review

Positives:
  1. Removes excess oil.
  2. Calms down pimples.
  3. Reduces redness.
  4. Improves skin texture.
  5. Reduces new blemishes.
  6. Affordable
  7. Natural formulation.
Negatives:
  1. Strong smell.
  2. Stings on first use. (not a con for me)
  3. Not for sensitive skin.
  4. Effects not long lasting.
  5. Effects stop after product usage.
  6. Writings on packaging wash off.
  7. Product settles near the cap.
Would I recommend?

I don’t recommend this product for sensitive skin but it can be used by acne prone or oily skin for its benefits.

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Palmolive Aroma Sensations Shower Gel Feel Good Review 1

Who is it for? Palmolive Feel Good Aroma Sensations Shower Gel is for those looking for a shower gel that imparts a feel good feeling!

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Price:

Rs 190 for 250 ml.

My experience with the Palmolive Aroma Sensations Shower Gel Feel Good:

The shower gel comes in a bright yellow bottle. It is blended with Frangipani, Neroli, and Mango. The shower gel itself is very pale yellow in color. It lathers well and cleans well without stripping the skin of oils. Now here comes the interesting part. The shower gel is so silky that you would not need body lotion after this.

This is the first time I have ever used a proper oil based shower gel and easily beats the others hands down. It gives that luxurious feeling after a bath and the scent is quite soothing and fresh. It is perfect for winters. It will be really beneficial for dry skin people.

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Positives:
  1. Cleans well.
  2. Affordable
  3. Moisturizing
  4. Luxurious
  5. Aromatic
  6. Perfect for winters.
  7. No need of body lotion.
  8. All skin types.
Negatives:
  1. None!!!
Would I recommend ?

A big yes! Everyone should give this a shot. It is amazing and the best I have used.

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