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Kaya Skin clinic Purifying toner

Kaya skin clinic purifying toner review

Kaya skin clinic purifying Toner is the first Toner I have  ever tried. Although I don’t believe in fancy toners. I always like to use Homemade rose-water for my skin, but busy schedule and baby do not allow you to use DIYs . So I switched to market toners. After lot of research I bought kaya skin clinic soothing Toner.

 What company claims about the product

Purifying toner is an alcohol free toner formulated with mandelic acid which gently exfoliate and help unclog pores. Botanical extract of cucumber wtich hazel and rose along with skin soothing agents help to control excess sebum, tighten your pores and reduce irritation leaving your skin clear and refreshed. The toner further prepare your skin for acne.

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Garnier Pure active neem+tulsi High foaming face wash

Garnier Pure active neem+tulsi High foaming face wash review

Hi all,

Face wash is important part of the skin care regimen. I have never liked face washes which lathers too much and take off all your face oil. I think natural shine is the thing which makes your skin look glowy and fresh. Specially in winter you need to be very careful while choosing your face wash. Garnier Pure active neem and tulsi High foaming face wash is said to be high foaming but not very drying.
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Price- 60 rs for 50 gm

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Best Moisturizer for Acne prone skin

Best Moisturizer for Acne prone skin

As winter is here lot of people who actually do not use any moisturizer or cream starts to think about it. So here is the list of my favorite moisturizer for acne prone skin available in india. This list contains moisturizer for oily as well as dry skin.
1) Neutrogena combination skin moisturizer
Price299 rs 118 ml
Neutrogena combination skin moisturizer
This is already much raved product and yes it is worth it. It is best for oily to combination skin people. It is non greasy, non oily moisturizer gives perfect moisturzation to your skin without making it oily or greasy. It has non comedogenic formula. It is best among all moisturizer.
2)Kaya skin clinic anytime moisturizing cream
Price -553 rs for 50 ml
Kaya skin clinic anytime moisturizing cream
It is very light weight non greasy cream perfect for dry as well as oily skin people in winter. It is mildly comedogenic in nature. It contains three mildly comedogenic ingredients but if you are not prone to acne easily then you must give it a try. Although price seems high but tub will last for three four months. If it suits you then very good option to try as morning as well as night cream.

3)Omved ultralight moisturizer

Price – 590rs for 100 ml
Omved ultralight moisturizer
Omved is an herbal brand. It is light weight moisturizer have non greasy formula for normal to oily skin people. It is free from parabens, silicone and sulphates. It contains Jojoba oil , Kaushal and Aloe Vera best for acne prone skin. Only downside of this product is its price. Currently it is only available online.
4)Callan moisturising lotion by adroit
Price- 290 rs
This was prescribed to me by my dermatologists. It is very light weight, non comedogenic, oil free formula. It is best suited for combination to oily skin. It is very good option to use while using any acne treatment. It reduces dryness and irritation caused by acne treatment. Only issue is availability. It is available in selected medical stores.

5)Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Price – 450rs for 50 ml

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

It is light weight moisturizer gives proper hydration to your skin. Even though it is moisturiser still it is mattifying. It  has paraben free, sls free non comedogenic formula. It is very good option for oily acne prone skin. It contains glycolic acid and green tea. Glycolic acid helps keep skin clear. Green tea extracts act against the acne formation process
6)Kaya Skin Clinic Acne Free Purifying Nourisher
Price – 680 for 50 ml
Kaya Skin Clinic Acne Free Purifying Nourisher
It is a non-greasy water based moisturizer that hydrates the skin and makes it supple. It is a part of kaya skin clinic acne treatment and all the products are very good. Although the price seems very High but it will last for good three four months. It contains Aloe Vera gel and Almond oil both of which are good in providing skin hydration. This product not only moisturise your skin but also help reducing acne as the name suggest.
 
7)Sebamed moisturizing cream
Price- 585 rs
Sebamed moisturizing cream
Sebamed is an international brand . This lotion is best suited for oily acne prone skin. It has water based non comedogenic formula best suited for sensitive, normal to oily skin. It contains vitamin e  and  PH value 5.5 for healthy skin. I think it is also a very good option for dry skin people for every day use.
8)Cetaphil moisturizing lotion
Price- 350 rs 60 ml
Firstly it is mildly comedogenic product contains mildly comedogenic ingredients. In winters people with oily skin and acne do need some good moisturization. That is why I have included it in the list. It is very good for dry skin people. If your skin does not breakout easily then this is a very good option to try this winter. This is meant for all skin types. This is clinically tested provide long hydation without clogging pores.
9) Proactive green tea Moisturizer
Price- 800 rs 30 ml
Proactive green tea Moisturizer
You must have seen the Proactive add on TV. It has three steps acne solution kit.  Proactive green tea Moisturizer is quite soothing and non greasy. It is very good option for oily skin. Main con of this product is the price and availability. Currently it is only available online.

10)Clean and clear balancing moisturizer oil free formula

Price- 80 rs
Clean and clear balancing moisturizer oil free formula
It is 100 % oil free moisturiser. It is the cheapest among all and is best suited for oily acne prone skin. Very nice good to go Moisturizer for daily use in all season. Silky, smooth texture of this moisturiser blends with your skin easily. Also product claims to reduce acne and pimples.
11)Eucerin Dermo purifier hydrating care
Price – 700 to 800 rs
Eucerin Dermo purifier hydrating care
Eucerin  is an international brand . The best thing about this brand is they made non comedogenic oil free products best for acne prone skin. This is very good light weight moisturizer make your skin soft and smooth. It contains liquorice extract with anti-bacterial decandiol and sebum-regulating carnitine. This product moisturise your skin at the same time take care of acne. This product is available online only on  lookfantastic.co.in and Amazon.in currently. But if you can get hands on this brand then this is very good brand for acne prone skin.
Also other natural moisturizer for oily skin is Aloe Vera . I do not generally trust Aloe Vera gel from market. I have plant in my house. I cut the plant and apply juice all over my face. I read somewhere that pure Aloe Vera juice is not to be used although not sure. So no comments on that. I use it directly and it worked pretty good for me
Sunscreen aquagel sunscreen

Suncrose Aquagel sunscreen -SPF 26

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Today I am going to review Suncrose Aquagel sunscreen -SPF 26 by Sun pharmaceutical.
This was again suggested to me by my dermatologist. I have already said it in my every post that sunscreen is must for those with acne. I used to not apply anything on my face due to extensive acne. I used thought if I apply something, my acne will increase. I used to go bare face to office in all that pollution and harsh sun rays( with dupatta wrapped around my face). Then suddenly one day I saw a dark spot on my forehead and day by day it starts to expand. It took a year or two to fade it after a lot of treatments. But it has not gone completely. After that I never stepped out without a sunscreen(learned it very hard way).
There are a lot of good sunscreens in the market but hands down my favorite is Suncrose Aquagel sunscreen.
 Suncrose Aquagel sunscreen.

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Essence soft and natural makeup Foundation

Essence soft and natural makeup Foundation

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Today I am going to review Essence soft and natural makeupn  shade Light Caremel.  Actually I was having some Essence makeup which I bought it from Germany. Yes Essence is a German brand and it is like their day to day brand. Very affordable and cheap with good quality. So when I saw nykaa and flipkart are selling essence products I thought why not to review it. Also read somewhere that some cities are having Essence counter/shops in te mall and other area.
What company says about it-
The foundation gives you a perfect, smooth complexion and looks wonderfully natural. its silky formula spreads evenly to reliably cover any impurities or redness. for a pleasant feeling on your skin and a fantastic, fresh complexion! dermatologically tested.
Ingredients –
 AQUA (WATER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MICA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, METHICONE, ALCOHOL DENAT., DISODIUM EDTA, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TALC, TILIA CORDATA WOOD EXTRACT, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).

Comedoenic Ingredients – Found 3 Mildly comedogenic ingredients

Will It cause acne ? – Mostly No

What I think about it –
 Essence soft and natural makeup Foundation
First word that came to mind when I think  of this foundation is affordable and cheap. It has soft liquid texture which is not too runny or thick. I would say this is a low coverage foundation which can be built upto medium coverage. Foundation looks really natural on your face as name suggested. It is matte finish foundation will stay good for 5 to 6 hours. After that I think it starts to rub of.  It is easily blendable soft to touch foundation very good for day to day usage. It has very light smell which will not stay for long time.
Essence soft and natural makeup Foundation
AS you can see It as not covered my acne marks but given me  good natural look. It its a very good  option for people with no or less problems as it is very natural.
You might need to apply moisturizer before it as it is matte finish. Very good option to wear daily.
 
Pros
1) Cheap affordable very good for daily wear
2) Light  weight and natural
3) Matte finish stays upto 5 to 6 hours
4) Didn’t broke me out. It said dermatological tested. Which is a plus for me.
Cons
1) Availability is an issue.
2) Shades are very limited for Indian skin tone.
Rating 4 out 5
Do I recommend it
I think you should try it. If it suits you in all respect then it will be a very good option.
Will I repurchase it
Actually no. Because for my skin tone I didn’t found a perfect match. Light  caramel shade is way too dark and pink and other sades are white. For daily wear I like lakme absolute mattreal mousse.
Homemade face packs for Oily Acne prone skin

Homemade face packs for Oily Acne prone skin

Natural Ingredients are quite inexpensive and easy to use. Also they are very effective for all sorts of skin problem.

Below are some easy Homemade face packs for Oily Acne prone skin. Adjust the consistency according to your preference.

Also refer Home remedies for acne prone skin /acne scars

1)Tomato Face pack

Home remedies for acne

 

Ingredients

Tomato juice – One tablespoon                                                                                                                           Multani mitti  or Gram flour(Besan) – One tablespoon                                                                            Haldi-  A  pinch of haldi

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make a paste. Adjust the consistency of the multani mitti if require. Add some water if require. Apply this all over your face neck and back. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse of with cold water. Haldi have an antibacterial properties and is very good for acne prone skin.  Tomato is great astringent to reduce oil and blackhead. Tomato is a citrus food which contains Vitamin C and A. Multani mitti tightens skin pores and reduce skin oil.

This face pack not only reduce acne but also lightens and brighten the skin, reducing dark spots.

Apply this face pack twice a week for better result.

 

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What does comedogenic and non-comedogenic mean

You must have heard these terms while searching for some product reviews. You must have heard people saying that some products are non-comedogenic. Ever wondered what does comedogenic and non-comedogenic mean.
Comedogenic word comes from a word ‘comedo’, the least severe form of acne, is the result of a clogged pore [source: American Academy of Dermatology].  So word comedogenic mean pore clogging. Human skin has enormous pores. Our skin secrete natural oil is called as sebum that helps maintaining skin moisture. But sometimes skin secrete excessive sebum causes pore clogging that traps bacteria and dead skin cells inside your skin leading to acne prone skin.
What does exactly comedogenic and non-comedogenic products mean?

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Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25

Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25

Hi all,

Today I am going to review Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25. I have already raved about it in my Skin Care routine. As winter is here we all need a good moisturizer for our skin. People with acne are always skeptical about using a moisturizer because if it does not suit them Acne will increase.  While choosing moisturizer people mainly think about its moisturizing factor and do it make your skin greasy. I think this cream is very good considering both the factors.

Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25

Product Description-

Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25

 

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Foundations for acne prone skin

Best Foundations for Acne prone skin

Below is the list of foundations for acne prone skin. There are lot of international brands like MAC which makes very good foundations for acne prone skin. But all of them are not easily available and are quit expensive. Below list contains non comedogenic and budget friendly foundations.

 1)Revlon colorstay foundation
Foundations for acne prone skin
Revlon colorstay foundation is the best foundation considering coverage and staying power.. It stays easily for 7 to 8 hour on normal skin. It comes in two variant those are combination to oily skin and Normal to dry skin.
Price – 896 rs
Coverage – Medium to High coverage
Will it cause breakouts?   –  Mostly it will not cause any breakout
Texture – Liquid foundation. Easily blendable. Dewy and Matte finish as per the variant..But if use more product it can look cakey if not blended properly.

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