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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

Hi all,
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

Hi all,
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.
Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25

Lotus Herbals Nutramoist Skin Renewal Daily Moisturising Creme SPF 25

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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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LAKME MATTREAL MOUSE

Acne Coverage Routine with Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse

Lakme absolute Mattreal mouse review

Hi All,

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mouse is first ever foundation I have tried. It has mussy texture(Liquid+powder). It is neither a liquid foundation nor a cushion foundation. Lakme absolute comes in six different shades namely…..  The best match shade for my skin is Golden Medium and so I prefer to use it as my warm yellowish skin tone perfectly adopts it.

 Lakme absolute Mattreal mouse review

 

LAKME MATRREAL MOUSE

 

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face washes for acne prone skin

Best face washes for acne prone skin

There are ton of company s who created face washes for acne prone skin. Lot of company s claim to have all the natural ingredients like neem, tea tree oil in it. Personally  I don’t rely on face washes to clear acne. According to me you need a good skin care routine to get clear skin. But it is essential part of the skin care routine. Below are the best face washes for acne prone skin.

1) Aha glow face wash

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Price- 117 rs 50 gm

Active ingredients- Aloe vera 5 %,  Glycolic Acid 1.5 %, Vitamin E 0.01%

This is the best face wash for oily acne prone skin. Perfect composition of Glycolic acid and aloe vera make it worth. There are other face washes in market with higher percentage of Glycolic acid but this works best. Without over drying or over peeling it will help your skin to fight acne . Similar face wash is Tone and Glow face wash. But I will skip it in winter season as I already have a dry skin.
2) Garneir neem face wash

face washes for acne prone skin

Price- 60 rs for small bottle

Active Ingredients-neem, tulsi

This is good budget face wash for oily acne prone skin.It contains neem in it which is great for acne.
3) Patanjali Rose neem face wash  and patanjali orange aloe face wash

face washes for acne prone skin

 

Price- 1) 60 rs for 60 gm

2)45 rs for 60 gm

Active ingredients – Neem, Rose, aloe, orange

Best part about these face washes are they will clean your face like anything  without drying it out. After using these face washes you will feel clean, refreshed and there will be a glow on your skin. Continuous usage of this will help you with your acne to some extent. These are really good option for the girls who is on budget routine. You should definitely give it a try.

4) Derma dew acne soap

face washes for acne prone skin.
Price  – 149 rs for 75 gm

Active ingredients –  salicylic acid, manuka concentrate, willow extract, tea tree oil, olive extract etc

This soap was suggested by my Dermatologists . Best soap ever I have tried for acne. It is very smooth, non drying will clean your face  properly. Continuous use of it will definitely clear your acne giving your face a texture. As this is a medicated soap you can buy it from medical stores near you.
5) Lotus herbal tea tree clove cinnamon face wash

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Price – 118 rs

Active ingredients –  Neem slices

This is a best face wash for oily skin people in winter and for combination to dry skin people in summer. Unlike other acne face washes it is very gentle still clean your face properly. It will not clear your acne dramatically but will help you to reduce it to some extent. You should definitely try it.

6)Vedic line neem and bramhi face wash

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Price -125 rs for 120 ml

Active Ingredients – water, neem oil, tea tree oil, camaphor
This is good budget for wash. Neem and tea tree oil makes it best for acne prone skin.
Although this can be drying in harsh winters but is very good to use in summers.
7) Saslic face wash by Cipla
Price -165 rs for  60 ml
Active Ingredients – salicilyc acid 1%
 This is medicated face wash and are widely available in medical stores.
This is a product of well-known brand Cipla. Salicilyc acid is best acne fighting ingredient but too much use of it can lead to irritation and skin dryness. There is one other variant that is saslic ds that has 2% of salicylic acid. But 2% percent can cause irritation for sensitive skin people hence  go first wit 1% salicilyc acid.
 
8) Cetaphil cleansing lotion
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 Price – 149 rs for 125 ml
Active ingredients – Cetyl Alcohol IP 2.650%w/w, Stearyl Alcohol IP 0.260%w/w
As name stated it is not a regular face wash but a face cleanser. It will not lather up at all that makes it perfect for dry skin but it is also very good for oily skin people. It is very mild and gentle though work very well on acne. It is recommended by many  dermatologists.
Only con of this face cleanser is that it will not lather up at all so you will need another face cleanser as a backup.
9) Neutrogena acne face wash
neutroena
 Price  – 499 s for 175 ml
Active ingredients – salicilyc Acid
This oil-free formula gently cleanses deep down into pores for clear skin. It contains Salicylic Acid to get rid of acne you have now and help prevent future breakouts. Special skin soother help prevent irritation hence over drying. Skin is left clean, residue-free and never oily.
10)Kaya skin clinic purifying cleanser
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Price –  390rs for 100 ml
Active ingredients – salicylic Acid
Although the price seems high it will last up to three mont which is very good. Purifying cleanser for a clear, oil-free and healthier looking skin. It gently cleanses the pores from deep within, removing excess oil, dirt and impurities. It contains salicylic acid with acne fighting properties that help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts. Unique skin conditioners ensure that skin doesn’t feel stretched and dry.  A must have for clear, oil-free and healthier looking skin.

Also check Best acne treatments available in India