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Rhea Kapadia

Biotique Bio Vera Body Lotion With Spf 75

Among all the formulas of skincare, ayurvedic formulas have always been popular. With the occurrence, of least amount of bad skin reactions and the presence of natural ingredients ayurvedic skincare is mostly preferred by people. Biotique is one such acclaimed ayurvedic brand with an elaborate range of skin and personal care, putting most of the customers in a dilemma of what to buy!Let’s see how this Biotique Bio Vera Body Lotion With Spf 75 is!

 

Price: INR 590 Net weight: 190ml
Shelf Life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing.
Others: Organically made and dermatologically tested. No animal testing is done. Preservative-free.

 

My Experience With Biotique Bio Vera Body Lotion With Spf 75

Growing up with a photosensitive and dry skin, choosing a body lotion for myself was always difficult. Recently, I came across the Biotique bio vera 75+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Body Lotion. Although a little expensive compared to other body lotions of the same weight, honestly, the only factor that lead me to buy this product was the SPF of 75+. With the summers around the corner, a body lotion with an SPF was the essential skincare product for me. The consistency of the lotion is what I liked the most. It is very light on the skin for summers. The SPF is also decent. I haven’t tanned as much as I used to earlier! But, in my opinion, it is not meant for dry skin. My skin surely did get sun protection but did not give me moisturization. My skin still was dry instead of feeling supple. Also, the strong floral fragrance was a little overpowering for me. Almost nauseating! But that, of course, is a personal preference. So, if you a floral fragrance junkie, this body lotion is your thing!
Since the bottle is cylindrical in shape, I had to squeeze the bottle to get the product out which was a little taxing at times. Sometimes I squeezed out more than the required product. Therefore if it had a pump format, it would have been ergonomically more convenient.

The bio vera 75+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Body Lotion is a moisturizing lotion cum sunscreen. It is an Ayurvedic body lotion made from natural and skin soothing ingredients. Its ingredients include Aloe Vera gel, (Aloe vera being one of the most used natural ingredients to cure sunburns and irritation caused due to the sun.) Margosa bark, Nut grass seeds, Sunflower oil, Kulanjan fruit and purified water making it completely natural and ayurvedic. With its dual benefits, it becomes a very convenient product to use in a summer dominant country like India. The lotion bottle is almost translucent pale yellow in color with a deep green cap. It has a cylindrical packaging which is very compact and handy. The ayurvedic formula also makes it suitable even for sensitive skin types.

The lotion is moderately creamy and very easily blendable. It does not feel heavy on the body making it an ideal choice for the summer. It is opaque by nature and comes in a very light tint of green. It also possesses a very strong floral fragrance.

The SPF (sun protection factor) that it provides is 75+ which is very high, suitable for the Indian summers. The product also offers UVA (ultraviolet a) protection. UVA is more harmful than the UVB rays as the UVA rays remain unfiltered by the ozone layer. Both the rays prove to be the main cause of skin cancer. Many sunscreens offer UVB protection but only a few of them also have the UVA rays covered. But, only a handful of them offers protection from both and the bio vera 75+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Body Lotion is one of them.

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PROS:
  1. Ayurvedic formula
  2. Suitable for sensitive skin types
  3. Body lotion with infused sunscreen
  4. Moderate consistency for summers
  5. Easily blends into the skin
CONS:
  1. Ergonomically flawed packaging
  2. Not for dry skin
  3. Overpowering floral fragrance for people preferring subtle fragrances
  4. A little expensive for the quantity of product.
  5. Not moisturizing enough in cities with dry climates
To buy or not to buy?

Surely a must buy if you are looking out for a body lotion with sunscreen, have oily skin and prefer strong floral fragrances. Also, if you don’t mind spending. I suggest people with dry skin should not consider the product. Overall, apart from the sun protection, the lotion offers and its consistency, I quite did not like the product and wouldn’t repurchase it.

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The Body Shop Cheek Colour Baked 02 Coral

WHO IS IT FOR? The Body Shop Cheek Colour Baked 02 Coral is for the women who like a nice peachy blush on their face. It is also for the ones who are looking for a blush cum illuminator.

HOW TO USE?

Take a fluffy blush brush to apply the product. Then, suck your cheeks in to pout and apply the product on the apples of your cheeks. To use the illuminator, use a brush or your fingers and apply it on the high points of your face like your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bone.

ANY SENSITIVITY ALERT?

No

PRICE AND QUANTITY

INR 1395
NET WEIGHT 5g

My Experience with The Body Shop Cheek Colour Baked 02 Coral

PACKAGING

The Body Shop Cheek Colour Baked 02 Coral is a baked cake blush and illuminator that comes in a transparent circular packaging. The product is slightly flat dome in shape. 3/4th of the flat dome is the coral blush whereas 1/4th is the peachy-nude illuminator.

CONSISTENCY

It is a powder based blush and illuminator with a slight shimmer.

PIGMENTATION

The blush is a beautiful coral shade, perfect for the summers and beach. It is highly pigmented so even a little bit of the product can do the job. The illuminator, on the other hand, is peachy nude and very mild making it perfect for day wear.

STAYING POWER

It is a moderate staying power and can be removed with a makeup remover easily.

EXPERIENCE

Summers is for the blush to pop and The Body Shop Cheek Colour Baked 02 Coral screams summer! Even though I am not a huge fan of blush, I was absolutely impressed with this product. The pigmentation is strong thus even a little adds that summer blush to your face. What I like most about this product is its color. Its coral, a good change to the eternal pink! The illuminator is very mild and can be used daily. It’s the illuminator that I use whenever I go out. The powder form of the product doesn’t make it very prominent and that’s the best part!

What do I like About This Product?
  • The Shade
  • Illuminator
  • Powder consistency
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Easily blendable
  • Easy to build on
  • Light shimmer
What I Dislike About This Product?
  • Slightly expensive
Do I Recommend?

The product is a blush cum illuminator so I do recommend the product if you are looking out for a different shade of blush.

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Olay Moisturizing Cream – A Good Buy ?

by Rhea Kapadia

Who Is It For? The Olay Moisturizing Cream is a face cream for people with normal to dry skin.

Olay Moisturizing Cream

How To Use?

Take a suitable amount of cream on your fingertips and dot it on a washed and toned face. Spread the cream evenly on your face using your fingertips.

Any Sensitivity Alert?

No

Price And Quantity

INR 299
Net Weight: 50g

My Experience with Olay Moisturizing Cream

PACKAGING

The moisturizing cream comes in a plastic white jar with a black lid. The jar is then packed in a cardboard box.

CONSISTENCY

The cream is opaque peach in nature and has a very creamy consistency. The consistency itself suggests the high moisturizing power that the cream holds.

FRAGRANCE

It has a slight pleasant fragrance.

STAYING POWER

The cream claims to keep the skin moisturized and supple for 12 hours after application.

EXPERIENCE

Olay has always been a good choice for affordable drugstore skincare. The Olay Moisturizing Cream has also not failed me. The packaging is very good. You can scoop out as much of product as you want. The packaging is very hustle free and the 50g jar is travel friendly as well. The consistency is also great. In spite its opaque nature, it does not leave a chalky residue on the face after application. It comes with a great absorption capacity and gets absorbed the moment you start spreading it on your face. It is perfect for my dry skin. It is highly moisturizing and still very light on the skin. It does not clog pores at all. It makes the skin supple and nourished. I have been using this cream for almost 4 months now and I am obsessed. I cannot go a day without using this cream. I apply this cream twice a day before I use my sunscreen and it keeps my skin nourished without making it look oily. Each 50g jar lasts me about a month which I feel is a good deal for its quality and price.

What I Like About This Product
  1. Consistency
  2. Packaging
  3. Nourishing
  4. Affordable
  5. Does not clog pores
  6. Easily absorbed
  7. Mild fragrance
What I Dislike About This Product?
  1. Not Suitable For Oily Skin
Would I Recommend A Purchase Or A Repurchase?

I am impressed with the results of this product considering its price. It is suitable for all seasons so I definitely recommend this product if you have the above skin type.

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Who Is It For? The Lotus Safe Sun De-Tan Tan Removal Pack is for the people who have to face sun exposure every day. It is also for the ones whose skin is very sensitive and easily gets burnt and blemished due to the sun.

Lotus Safe Sun De-Tan Tan Removal Pack

How To Use?

Apply this mask twice or thrice a week after thoroughly cleansing your face and neck. Keep it on until it dries and washes with lukewarm water. Moisturize after. I recommend using this at night before going to bed.

Price And Quantity

INR 325
NET WEIGHT 100g

Any Sensitivity Alert?

No, in fact, this is formulated for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

My Experience with Lotus Safe Sun De-Tan Tan Removal Pack

PACKAGING

The face pack has the same packaging as the Lotus Herbals sunscreen. It comes in an orange colored tube. The tube must be pressed to squeeze out the pack.

CONSISTENCY

It is pastel tan in color and has a viscous consistency but can be spread easily on the face. It is almost like wet clay.

FRAGRANCE

The face pack has a very mild clay like fragrance to it which is good. It is not strong thus causes no irritation to the nose.

MY EXPERIENCE

Lotus Herbals is a brand which claims to have naturally made products and does not harm sensitive skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and this pack has had no side effects on my skin. The best part about this de-tan face pack is that unlike other store-bought face packs this does not tingle on the face. The pack also claims to be a pigmentation removal pack which renders the skin glowing and fresh. I use this twice a week and honestly, it does add a glow to my face and the sun blemishes have reduced. Whether it does remove tan? I don’t think so. It is very soothing to your skin and removal is also easy. So, my verdict about this product is that it is not a de-tan mask but helps in reducing pigmentation and blemishes due the sun thus rendering glowy and fresh skin.

What I Like About This Product?
  • For sensitive skin
  • Affordable
  • Herbal
  • Reduces blemishes and pigmentation
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Easily available in the market
  • Drugstore face pack
What I Dislike About This Product?
  • Does not act as a de-tan face pack
Would I Recommend This Product Or A Repurchase?

For the affordable price, I do recommend his product as it does succeed in targeting one of its claimed problem areas. It is a good buy and I will surely repurchase this face pack.

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Colourpop Dopey Satin Lipstick

Who is it for? The Colourpop Dopey Satin Lipstick is a liquid lipstick for lipstick lovers who want a satin finish and not a completely matte texture to their lipstick.

Colourpop Dopey Satin Lipstick

How to use?

Apply the liquid lipstick with the wand applicator on well-moisturized lips. Exfoliate your lips prior to smoothest application.

Price and quantity

$6.5 (inr 443)
net weight: 3.25g

Any sensitivity alert?

No

My experience with Colourpop Dopey Satin Lipstick

Packaging

The packaging of the lipstick is like any other ordinary liquid lipstick. The product is in a transparent fiber container. The screw-on cap is silver in color and has the applicator wand attached to it. The applicator is an oblique sponge for accurate application.

Consistency

As the name suggests, the color pop ultra satin lip is liquid in nature and has a creamy texture to it. The consistency is just perfect and the best part of the product. It is neither too viscous nor too runny.

Fragrance

The product has a peculiar smell but is negligible. It has no fragrance.

Experience

My experience with the color pop ultra satin lip shade dopey has been rather pleasant. It is a pink nude shade. It is highly pigmented just like a matte liquid lipstick but is packed with a creamy satin finish. It makes your lips feel very moisturized, contrary to the matte finish lipsticks. The lipstick is long wearing and does not smudge. It is super comfortable and makes your lips look fresh and plump. The lipstick is true to its colour and works well with Indian skin. It is extremely cheap for a liquid lipstick and absolutely worth the price. It’s almost a steal! The product also has its negatives with easy solutions. It is not completely kiss proof and wears off on eating but this can be solved by reapplication. You can buy this lipstick on www.colourpop.com since it is an international website, custom duty is charged but is not much.

What do I like about this lipstick?
  • Creamy finish
  • Pigmentation
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Very Cost Effective
  • Travel-Friendly
  • Light Weight On The Lips
  • Comfortable
  • 100% Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free
What I dislike about this product?
  • Not resistant to food
  • Must be reapplied after eating
Would I repurchase or recommend this product?

I absolutely love this lipstick and would repurchase one after I finish this bottle. I would recommend this product completely to lipstick lovers.

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Bblunt Climate Control Anti Frizz Cream

Who is it for? Bblunt Climate Control Anti Frizz Cream is for people with either straight or wavy hair that tend to frizz out because of humidity. It can also be used on hair that do not frizz but is formulated for straight or wavy hair only.

Bblunt Climate Control Anti Frizz Cream

How to use

The product is supposed to be used on wet washed hair. The leave in cream should be run through the ends of the hair. Quantity should be in accordance to the hair length. Care must be taken to not apply it to the roots and to not use excess product.

Price and quantity

INR 550
net weight 150g

Any sensitivity alert?

No

My experience with Bblunt Climate Control Anti Frizz Cream

Packaging

the packaging is something that I absolutely adore. The bottle is black in color and comes in a hexagonal pump out bottle. Also, the nozzle of the product has a twisting lock system which prevents accidental spillage and drying of the product. The nozzle should be twisted to the right to lock it and to the left to unlock it.

Consistency

The cream is white in color and has a moderately runny consistency. The consistency is such that it does not leave the hair greasy even during humid summers. It feels very light on the hair.

Fragrance

The product does have a mild fragrance to it. It is not very strong and overpowering.

Experience

I have always believed in either using a hair serum or a leave-in cream after washing my hair.  I have thick and straight hair. The Bblunt leave-in cream suited perfectly for my hair type. Unlike other oil based serums this did not make my hair appear greasy after drying. It is very easy to apply and is my savior for the humid summers of Mumbai. Also, a lot of product is not needed to achieve the desired results. But the best part about this product is that leaves a subtle shine to the hair and makes them soft and manageable irrespective of the length. It is also economically feasible. The product lasts for a sufficient number of months.

What I like about this leave-in cream
  • Consistency
  • Does not make hair frizzy due to humidity
  • The pump out packaging
  • Price point
  • Fragrance
What I dislike about this leave-in cream
  • Nothing as such
Would I repurchase or recommend this product?

This product will last me long after which I will repurchase it. It really suits my hair type and I would recommend this product. It is a must-have summer product.

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The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Butter

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

by Rhea Kapadia

Who is it for? The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter is a makeup remover cum cleansing balm for all skin types and especially for sensitive skin type. It is cleansing, purifying as well as nourishing to the skin and removes even the last trace of makeup. It leaves the skin extremely supple and hydrated after application.

The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Butter

Price: INR1095

How to use?

Take a suitable amount of product and gently massage on the face. Massage for about a minute until the product is absorbed into the skin and wipe off excess with a cotton swab. All the makeup is off your face and on the swab!

My Experience with The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter

Packaging

The cleansing butter comes in a flat circular aluminum container with a screw on lid. Because it is a The Body Shop product it is visually very pleasing to the eye. It is easy to carry and because of its thin packaging it is very makeup pouch friendly!

Consistency

The product has a very semi-solid waxy consistency, almost like petroleum jelly. It is translucent white in color. The consistency is what makes this product a winner. It can easily be scooped out and applied. It readily dissolves into the skin and immediately starts breaking down the makeup. The product does not have an overpowering smell, it’s just a light fragrance which is lovely.

My experience

I am not a huge makeup fan but I do like to have bold eyes. Getting eye makeup off has always been a struggle for me. No matter what makeup remover I used, a little bit of residue was always left the next day. But, The Body Shop camomile sumptuous cleansing butter removes every trace of it. I have sensitive skin and this product perfectly suits me. It is very soothing and nourishes the skin without leaving it dry, unlike other makeup removers. The chamomile extract also adds to the nourishing quotient. It absorbs easily even on dry skin. The light fragrance is also soothing to the mind. Overall I am in love with this product.

Sensitivity Alert

There is nothing to worry about.  It is made especially for sensitive skin types.

What did I like?

  • Suitable for sensitive skin types
  • Very efficient
  • Nourishing
  • Clean and silky soft feel
  • Lovely mid fragrance

What did I not Like?

  • Nothing!

Final Verdict – Buy or Not?

In my opinion, this is the winner of all makeup products and I definitely recommend a purchase!

Where Can You Buy This?

  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00F165210″ locale=”IN” tag=”shva-21″]The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 90 Ml[/easyazon_link]

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Colorbar All Matte Eyeliner

Colorbar All Matte Eyeliner

by Rhea Kapadia

Who Is It For? The Colorbar All Matte Eyeliner is for all the eyeliner lovers who cannot go a day without wearing eyeliner. This Colorbar Eyeliner is a liquid eyeliner which comes in 4 shades, namely black, green, purple and brown.

Colorbar All Matte Eyeliner

How to use?
Just open the packaging and apply on the eyelids with the wand provided. The thickness can be manipulated.

Price: INR700
Net weight: 2.5ml

My Experience with Colorbar All Matte Eyeliner

Packaging

The product packaging is great! It is compact and can be easily carried. The applicator is also well thought of and is of the ideal shape and design to give proper application. The wand is not too long nor too short which is an essential quality to give accurate application. The brush is also not very flimsy and flowy but a little firm that prevents the eyeliner from going everywhere. It comes with a tapering pointy tip.

Consistency

The consistency of the eyeliner also perfect. There is right balance of pigment and runniness to the eyeliner. What I like about this eyeliner is that it is a quick drying liquid liner that turns matte in about 30-40 seconds after application.

Staying Power

Honestly speaking, it is not waterproof nor does it stay intact for 16 hours. The product starts flaking and settles around the area of your eyes after 8-10 hours.

Sensitivity Alert

It also begins to itch and makes your eye region feel uncomfortable after 8 hours. In my opinion, people with sensitive skin should not consider this product. Hence, even though Colorbar has worked hard to get its consistency and pigment quality up, longevity and skin friendly-ness are what the brand has failed to achieve.

What did I like about it?

  • Good Consistency
  • Matte Texture
  • Potent Pigment
  • Packaging

What did I not like?

  • Not waterproof
  • Not long lasting
  • Irritates the eye after sometime
  • Flaky
  • Not worth the price

To buy or not to buy?

I feel that the product is overpriced and does not deliver much.At INR700 it is a waste of money.
Hence, wasn’t happy with the performance of this product and wouldn’t advise a purchase or a repurchase.

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The Body Shop Lipstick Goa Magnolia

“If you are sad, add more lipstick and attack.” Rightly said by Coco Chanel, lipstick is the one makeup product that can instantly cheer up a woman and can add the oomph factor to the overall look. Today, with so many lipstick formulas in the market, it is difficult to choose the winner. So today I am reviewing The Body Shop  Lipstick Goa Magnolia. I hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful in some way!

The Body Shop Lipstick Goa Magnolia

Basic Info About The Body Shop  Lipstick Goa Magnolia

What could be a better way than inviting the summers with a bright and playful lip color? The Body Shop  Matte Lip Liquid has about 12 shades including a shade that just screams summer. The lip color goes by the name of ‘Goa Magnolia’ and is in the number 026. The shade is named after the flower ‘Magnolia’ found in Goa. It is a nice berry pink that instantly adds so much vibrancy to your outfit!

As the name of the product suggests, the lipstick is of the liquid formula and gives a matte finish. The color is rich and opaque. The brand claims that the lipstick is formulated to glide on the lips effortlessly like a lip gloss. The lipstick sets with a rich creamy velvety finish.  It is long lasting, lightweight and feels lusciously soft on the lips. The consistency of the lipstick is mousse-like, making it very easy to apply.
The product has a very sleek and strategic packaging. The lid is a black matte velvet color and the lower part is color-coded according to the lipstick shade which follows good ergonomics. It has a wand applicator attached to the lid. The wand is very well designed and allows the easy and accurate application. The product also has a mellow fragrance.

The Body Shop is known for its cruelty-free and 100% vegetarian products which are an added advantage. Other perks of the lipstick are that it is gluten-free and contains no carmine. So this product is a good buy even for the vegetarians and vegans out there!

Ingredients: Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Glyceryl Behenate/ Eicosadioate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Talc, Propylene Carbonate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance, Aqua/Water/Eau, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77492/Iron Oxides, CI 15850/Red 6.

Price: INR 695
Net weight: 8ml (0.2 US FL OZ)

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My Experience With The Body Shop  Lipstick Goa Magnolia

Deep pinks have always been my preference for lip shades.I also like opaque and rich lip colors so I instantly fell for the Goa Magnolia shade!  With my second piece of the same lipstick, it is obvious that I am in love with this lipstick! The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid was the first ever liquid lipstick that I owned. The vibrant color instantly compelled me to use it and even buy another piece myself.

The lipstick has a very mousse-like texture making it easy to spread on the lips. It takes about 5 minutes for the lipstick to dry and it is smudge free. The final look is a very soft powdery velvet finish. Unlike other liquid lipsticks, it is lightweight and does not make you feel that you have acrylic paint on your lips!

The lipstick is water resistant and lasts as long as you eat. Sadly, the color fades away after eating but does not disappear completely. A slight tint of the shade is left back on the lips. The lipstick can be easily removed either by using a makeup remover or coconut oil. I prefer coconut oil as it also moisturizes and nourishes your lips. Well moisturized and nourished lips are a secret of pulling off any lipstick with ease. It also prevents the lipstick from cracking.

Barring the amazing consistency and color, what I like most about this product is its pricing. It is comparatively cheaper than other products of the same brand and thus has a very affordable price. I think this makes the lipstick a total winner. I also like its mellow fragrance.

What I also feel that this shade suits and accentuates warmer skin tones than cool tones. The berry pink brings out the warmth and glow of warmer skin tones.

Thus, this product is a complete winner for me and I would surely get the third piece!

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Overall Performance of The Body Shop  Lipstick Goa Magnolia

PROS:

  • The color
  • Pricing
  • Lightweight
  • Long lasting
  • Water resistant
  • Smudge-proof
  • Vegetarian
  • Cruelty-free

CONS:

  • Not food Resistant

Whether To Buy Or Not?

The Body Shop is an acclaimed brand with very good quality products. Therefore, taking into consideration all its pros I totally recommend this product and suggest a repurchase.  Also, you have 11 other shades to choose from!

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