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Natural Ways To Remove Makeup 4

Natural Ways To Remove Makeup

by Shubhangi Singh

Natural Ways To Remove Makeup :Women these days have to indulge in various worldly affairs whether it’s a party or an official meeting or hangouts with friends every occasion has got its own way of looks and makeup to carry upon and undoubtedly every woman desires to carry the perfect look to every instance and as it said no look gets complete without the perfect makeup over it. So when the soft delicate skin gets chemicals splashed over it all day it definitely needs something soothing and natural to clean up and make the skin breathe fresh. There is numerous makeup removing products available in the market which again carries chemical compound which though removes makeup but leaves out deadly impacts on the skin causing acne, premature aging, and other such skin problems. Hence here I am writing to you the remedies to remove makeup naturally with the ingredients easily available in one’s kitchen and help the skin sustain its natural texture.

  1. Oils: Olive, Coconut

This simple ingredient does wonders on skin and not only helps in healthy hair growth but is excellent makeup removals.  You don’t even need to mix it with any ingredient it’s just the oil which does all work. The greasy and moisturizing effect easily removes both eyes as well as facial makeup and leaves out a glowing skin.  You MUST READ THIS ARTICLE on Benefits of Coconut oil!

Step:

Pour a small quantity of olive, coconut or baby oil in a cotton ball and wipe it all around your face.

Firstly remove the eye makeup and then take another cotton ball to wipe out further.

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a miraculous creation of nature which carries numerous medicinal as well as skin benefits. Used in almost every beauty product this ingredient not only removes pimples and dullness but also helps to remove makeup. One should definitely spare some part of their garden for planting it.

Step:

Extract some aloe vera pulp mix it with some olive oil and apply it all over your face giving a gentle massage to it and then wipe off using some cotton or a fresh facial wipe.

 Honey and baking soda

The easily available ingredient removes any kind of makeup easily. I personally use it a lot for removing makeup and the results are always satisfactory.

Step:

Take some little quantity of honey in a bowl and sprinkle some baking soda to it. Mix it well and give a soft hand scrub to your face with the ingredients. Rinse off with water and pat dry. It will remove all your makeup leaving out an exfoliating skin.

  1. Milk or yogurt

Milk has been used as a cleansing agent since the ancient time where people even used to take bath with it using it in place of soaps. Even today cleansing products and lotions carry a good quantity of milk in it. Yogurt which is again a product extracted from milk carries the same characteristics with an extra moisturizing element in it. The proteins and fats in milk and it’s product hydrate the skin at the same time helps retain moisture. If you are not using hard makeup it’s the cheaper and simple method to remove makeup.

Step:

Pour some milk or yogurt in a bowl use some cotton ball dip it into the bowl beginning with removing the eye makeup and then the rest of the makeup then wash your face with lukewarm water.

 Gram flour scrub

There is no other ingredient which would give you as instantaneous results as gram flour scrub which not only cleanses the skin but also leaves out brighten up and soft skin when used with yogurt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Usually, it’s good to use after an initial cleansing with milk or oil. See more HERE.

Step:

Take two to three tablespoon of gram flour to add a pinch of turmeric powder to it make a smooth paste adding yogurt. Scrub your face with the face and rinse off with water. You will be left with a clean, fresh and smooth skin.

  1. Homemade Rose Water Toner

The gorgeous flower carries essence which when used even makes the skin look delightful. One should avoid using the chemical based toner which destroys skin quality and replaces it with rose water toner which gives massive good results without causing any side effect. See more floral waters HERE.

Step:

Collect some fresh rose petals add it with some distilled water on a pot and heat it on a medium flame. Let it simmer until the petal loses its natural color or gets faded. Stain the mixture to get pure rose water without any residue and store it in a spray bottle. The rose water will give you a lovely fragrance and easily removes makeup.

  1. Steam

Steam is a process being used in a various beauty salon and even at home by many for opening up skin pores and removing dirt from the face. Many times it’s hard to believe how just water steam can do so much to the skin but yes! It does. Steam is an excellent way to remove makeup without using any additional material to it. Though teenagers should avoid using much steam on their face as it can loosen up their skin before age.

Step:

Just fill up a big bowl with hot water and lean over it for a few minutes covering it with a towel from above so that the steam does not evaporate easily and gets over your skin. It will help remove the makeup traces from the skin.

Enjoy makeup but don’t forget to feel fresh and natural.

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Lotus Professional PhytoRx Sunblock Mist SPF 50 PA+++ Review

The onset of summer has already happened a good while ago and none these days needs to be informed about the value of sunscreen during the heat scorching season. So I thought of not leaving a chance to review a sunscreen this summer. The pick again happened to be a Lotus product a company I always swear upon like mentioned in my previous review of lotus scrub, so after a long assessment of various sunscreen I choose to give this very sunblock mist with the goodness of carrot oil and Vitamin E a try. The very key reason for me picking this product up was my requirement of high SPF this summer usually I apply sunscreen of SPF 30 to 40 but my increase outdoor works made me hit on SPF 50 this time. So let’s find out whether this beautiful yellow box of Lotus Professional PhytoRx Sunblock Mist SPF 50 PA+++ helps me sustain the faith in lotus products or loses it down.

Lotus Professional PhytoRx Sunblock Mist SPF 50 PA+++ Review

Basic Info about Lotus Professional PhytoRx Sunblock Mist SPF 50 PA+++

Price- 595/- for 100ml

Colour- Milky white

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Skin type- Combination to oily

Product claims- The brand claims it to be an ultra light, anti-tan sunblock with PA+++ and SPF 50 that provides ‘broad spectrum’ UVA+ UVB protection that causes skin tanning, sunburn and premature signs of aging. Further, it claims it to be water and sweat proof product which gets absorbed quickly without leaving the skin to feel greasy or sticky.

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Additional information:

PhytoRx is the trademark new range of the brand providing skin care products that are primarily to be consumed as an extension to the salon routine at home. The products are free from chemical preservatives, artificial fragrance and color to provide most effective, natural, pure and safest organic home skin care formulations.

 

My experience with Lotus Professional PhytoRx Sunblock Mist SPF 50 PA+++

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The yellow color eye catchy bottle with a pump dispenser and transparent plastic cap attached to it does not work as attractively as its appearance happens to be. So the phrase ‘Not to judge a book by its cover’ goes apt for the product.

As said before I was looking for a sunscreen with high SPF and since I have been using Lotus sunscreen’s for more than a year I choose to stick with the brand and picked up this very lotus sunblock mist. The hopes were high as my previous sunscreen that was Lotus Safe sun 3-in-1 Matte look daily sunblock made me a fan. On the very first day when I used the product I got aware of its nature of causing whitish effect all over and I had to use a good lot of moisturizer before applying the product to balance the effect. In the above picture shown I had applied a great amount of moisturizer beforehand and that helped to remove the whitish effect.  But later when exposed to heat the high application of moisturizer causes more sweat making the skin look even worse. And here again, I discovered that the product is not entirely sweat proof.

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I still thought of using the product further just to evaluate whether how it works with sun tanning and sunburn so I used to apply it on hours when my skin didn’t matter much or sometimes I balanced it with a powder puff. In that course I found the sunscreen doing well with the protection of sun tanning and sunburn fulfilling its claim. The other good thing about the product is it gets quickly absorbed and there’s no artificial fragrance used. But to use this very product you have to play a good balancing game or else the outcome comes out inadequate.

Overall Performance of Lotus Professional PhytoRx Sunblock Mist SPF 50 PA+++

 

Likes:

  • Gets absorbed quickly without getting sticky or greasy
  • Free from parabens, artificial fragrance & color.
  • Protects from skin tanning and sunburn
  • Affordable and one bottle lasts for long
  • Good packaging

Dislikes:

  • Makes face appear whitish creating white cast all over
  • Does not act as a mist

Would I recommend/ Repurchase?

Even after being a product which fulfills the criteria of protection from tanning and sunburn this product is not at all recommended because the major reason for people spending on products is to look naturally good first. No one wishes to get protection carrying an artificial like look on face when there are other products fulfilling both the requirements, available in the market. So until and unless you are just a skin protection enthusiast don’t go for spending on this product.

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Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash Review

Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash Review

by Shubhangi Singh

Patanjali is definitely turning out to be one of the most popular brands among Indian menage and the reason behind it becoming the choice of all is the very use of natural constituent which is believed to be best for skins during ancient times. My mom, who is again a natural products enthusiast keeps trying almost every Patanjali product now and then and the Patanjali Saundarya face wash which I am reviewing today was also brought up by her and was recommended to me. I generally stick to a particular brand when it comes to Face wash but the key ingredient of this product that is aloe vera, neem, tulsi and orange peel gave me the courage to take a chance and try using it. Since all these products work very well on skin with hardly any side effect. I am person who loves making homemade face packs rather than using the packed ones and the ingredients here were always used to be a part of some or the other packs I made at home so let’s see whether this Patanjali product gives the same satisfaction bottling up the natural products or is far away from such experience.

Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash Review

Basic Info about Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash

Price: Rs.90/- for 100 g

Colour: Milky White

Skin Type: Normal to oily skin

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Shelf Life: 18 months

My experience with Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash

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The creamy texture face wash comes in a white tube with a golden flip top cap which is completely leak proof, therefore, safe to carry during travels. It lathers very quickly with only a peanut size quantity which makes the product last long. I generally take a good time facial massage with it because it feels fresh while doing so and the mild smell does not irritate my nose. But the sad part is the freshness doesn’t last for long and you won’t feel any orange peel extract which would help to remove the dead cells from skin. I have a normal skin so after applying the face wash I need to moisturize it a bit as it feels dry but is very much okay for humid summer days and people with oily skin. As the product claims it removes dirt and oil from face. At times I also use to remove my makeup and it works well. No matter what but the product will not leave out any side effect on the skin due to the amazing natural ingredients used but my expectations were much more than what was provided in the product.

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Usage:

Apply on wet face, massage gently for one minute and then wash. In the case of contact with eyes, rinse with water immediately.

Overall Performance of Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash

Positives:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Skin feels bright and fresh after using the face wash
  • Reasonable price
  • Good packaging
  • Lathers well
  • Mild fragrance
  • Small quantity need, therefore, lasts long

 

Negatives:

  • Leaves skin dry at times
  • No sense of orange peel extract
  • Effect does not last for long

 

Would I recommend/ Repurchase?

So you can somewhat make out from my experience that I am not that satisfied with the product the expectation were much more by looking at the ingredients used. After using the wash you feel the freshness but for a short while and the excellent exfoliating work done by the orange peel when I use it directly completely lacks in the face wash. It’s definitely good for people with oily skin though they’ll also need to re-apply during humid days ; for normal skin, it can at times feel dry. At the end, I will recommend this face wash only to people with oily skin.

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Elle 18 Colour Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot 5

Hello lovelies,

Matte lipstick is undoubtedly the demand of the hour where every girl who loves lipstick definitely has one or other matte collection in her store. Being a girl who was not much into lipsticks collection the introduction of matte look changed my whole perception about it. Looking for same I recently ended up buying this Elle 18 color pops matte lipstick grape riot shade. I guess every girl I know had some or the other shade from Elle 18 huge collection of ranges and that made me give this product a must-try. Another new thing for me in this purchase was it’s the first time I tried a shade from purple range unlike before where my collection used to have only pink and peaches. So let’s find out till how extent did the pompous shade grabbed my attention.

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Elle 18 Colour Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot

BasicInfo About Elle 18 Colour Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot

 

Price: Rs. 100/- for 4.3 gm

Texture: Matte

Colour: Dusky mauve shade

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Shelf Life: 24 months

My experience with Elle 18 Colour Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot

 

Talking about the packaging of the product Elle 18 has a unique creation of hiding colors behind black. The product is handy, looks attractive and appealing but at the same time makes it difficult to recognize the shade until and unless you open it. It does not give you the proper matte look but reaches somewhere near to it once properly settled. The best part about Elle 18 Colour pops range is it comes at a highly affordable price with really good outcomes. You can easily buy 5 shades at a time adding some amazing colors to your collection and still won’t find it heavy on the pocket. The lipstick carries the moisturizing texture which is good for dry lips and also helps the lipstick to settle down well. But still, you should check that your lips do not have cramps on it before applying such dark colors because at times it highlights patches.

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One more astonishing thing about the product is applying different strokes will give you a feel of different shade making it an all occasions lipstick. Where one stroke is perfect for college and office going looks adding one or two more of it, makes it a perfect bold party look. The sad part is this lipstick does not gives you the pleasure of lasting long and requires reapplication otherwise the product is heavenly.

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Overall Performance of Elle 18 Colour Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot

Pros:

  • Highly affordable
  • Attractive packaging
  • All time shade
  • Moisturizing texture keeps the lips soft
  • Gorgeous colour
  • Goes well with almost all skin tone
  • Easily available at stores

Cons:

  • Not perfectly matte
  • Packaging makes it difficult to recognize the shade from outside
  • Not long lasting

Would I recommend/repurchase?

If you are still someone not having Elle 18 Colour Pops Matte Lipstick in your collection you definitely need to add them. I am very much happy with my purchase and will surely buy more of it. Highly recommended!

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Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Oatmeal & Yoghurt Skin Whitening Scrub Review

Hello girlies, so this time my pick for the review is a scrub from one of my favorite brand Lotus Herbals “Whiteglow” range that is Lotus white glow oatmeal and yogurt skin whitening scrub. Lotus has been a brand which never fails on my skin although I am not a fan of whitening ranges provided by the brands because that usually happens to be a myth created by them for their benefits but the very key ingredients of this product which are oatmeal and yoghurt just can’t put away from me giving it a try. Scrubs have become a must have with ladies these days and picking out the best for the desired skin type has become a much baffle task because the facial skin being the softest area of our body deserves proper care and even being a bit harsh on them can cost you hard. Normally the very common ingredients with scrubs are apricot/walnut which actually damages your skin if not used with soft hands so to give a break to the commoners I picked this product. Now let’s check out whether the product manages to stand out among the rest or not?

Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Oatmeal & Yoghurt Skin Whitening Scrub Review

Basic Info about Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Oatmeal & Yoghurt Skin Whitening Scrub

Price: Rs.130/- for 50 g

Colour: Milky White

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Skin Type: Suitable for all skin type

Shelf Life: 3 years

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My experience with Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Oatmeal & Yoghurt Skin Whitening Scrub

Like I mentioned before Lotus is a high ranking brand in my list so my constant visit to the Lotus store caught my eye into this product. The best part about the scrub is it has packed the goodness of both oatmeal and yogurt in a convenient tubular form both of which ingredient works excellent on the skin. The white in color scrub with the creamy texture it holds spreads easily into the skin. At first the small in sized granules are hardly visible but when you scrub it on your face it can be easily felt. The granules do the work it claims as the little blackheads I had near my nose got completely washed off and also the after scrub feel of freshness was sensed. But the thing to be kept in mind is no scrub should be rubbed harder on the skin and the same goes with this one which again needs a soft hand circular massage, especially people with dry and sensitive skin who often complain about the scrub problem should keep this in concern.

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Coming to the packaging of the product this comes in a pearl white non-transparent tube, with the silver cap flap opening attached to it. The packaging is easy to carry and leak proof. The scrub rinses off pretty quickly giving a fresh and clear look to the skin.

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Overall Performance of Lotus Herbals WHITEGLOW Oatmeal & Yoghurt Skin Whitening Scrub

Positives:

  • Skin feels bright and fresh after using the scrub
  • Reasonable price
  • Different from regular apricot/walnut scrub
  • Removes impurities, dead cells and blackheads effectively
  • Travel-friendly and attractive packaging
  • Gentle on skin
  • Available in almost all Lotus stores and online

 

Negatives:

  • Contains paraben
  • For better results should be used for a longer time
  • Granules may feel harsh for people with sensitive skin, so need to work this up with soft hands
  • Non- transparent tube makes it difficult to estimate the left amount.

 

Would I recommend/ Repurchase?

I totally love this Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Oatmeal and Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub with the ingredients doing its work well. It removes all the impurities/blackheads leaving behind the soft and supple skin. It is also a good alternative to home-made scrubs with the goodness of oatmeal and yogurt.  So, definitely, this scrub is going to be my companion for long. Highly Recommended!

 

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VLCC Neem Face Wash 1

VLCC Neem Face Wash Review

by Shubhangi Singh

Hello everyone,

My review is on one of the VLCC creation that is VLCC neem face wash with chamomile and tea tree. The increasing environmental pollution has become a major factor causing dullness, pimples, zits, rashes, etc thereby worsening the skin condition which definitely no girl desires to have. Neem is undoubtedly one such herbal ingredient that can help fighting with such skin worries without causing any side effect to it and in addition to that the amazingly effective and refreshing natural cleanser chamomile and green tea adds to the enhancement of the product giving me a desirable reason for picking up this particular product for reviewing. Now let’s check out whether the claims of the face wash of living the skin deeply clean without making it much dry treating pimples and acne turns out to be true or not?

VLCC Neem Face Wash

Basic Info about VLCC Neem Face Wash

Price: Rs. 150/- for 150ml

Colour: Transparent green

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Skin type: Oily, sensitive and acne prone

My experience with VLCC Neem Face Wash:

I recently brought this VLCC Neem face wash in a pack of two costing 150/- each.VLCC Neem Face wash comes in a semi-transparent plastic tube with all the details nicely printed on it. This transparent part helps to keep a check on how much product is left unlike the colored once which always leaves us unsure about the remaining. It has a green colored flip open cap which shuts tightly and makes it secure enough to be carried. The green in color face wash has a beautifully refreshing smell which comes from the mixture of chamomile and tea tree. The strong smell may not be desirable to sensitive noses. But the best part is the smell sustains for a good time after the wash. The face wash is easy to spread on the face but it requires a good amount to make it lather well. Though a bit sticky in texture it’s easy to remove.

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I have been using this face wash since past three weeks and my oily skin has actually benefited a lot from it. I use it twice a day and it keeps my skin oil free for approximately 4-5 hours. Once you use it after coming back from a hectic day and polluted surrounding or you want to remove your make up the product never fails to refresh you living out a glowing skin. During summer, oily skin needs much care for the humid weather causes increase in the oil secretion initiating more pimples and acne around the face which makes oil free cleanser a must have. Talking more about the acne and pimples the product really stands by what it says. My face had few bumps and acne but it started to reduce just after 2-3 days of use. Though some bigger acne may take some time but will disappear gradually. The gel like texture wash is the best I have used till date and it’s also easily available online as well as in stores. The only problem remains with the dry skin people where they may have to use moisturizer after wash.

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Overall Performance of VLCC Neem Face Wash

 

Positives of VLCC Neem Face wash:

  • Reasonable price
  • Strong refreshing smell
  • Easily available
  • Oil free skin for long
  • Controls acne
  • Clear packaging
  • Helps to remove make-up
  • Leave out radiant skin

Negatives of VLCC Neem Face wash:

  • Little overpowering smell for sensitive nose
  • Bit sticky in texture
  • Dry skin people needs a to moisturize after use

 

Would I Recommend/ Repurchase?

On the whole, the face wash leaves me completely satisfied with the ingredients doing it work well on skin. So if you are looking for some really good oil control face wash that will serve your skin problems, do give this perfect summer face wash a try.

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