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Soumi Chatterjee

Skin Care

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Hello Beauties

Those who are very much interested in trying out new & popular skincare products across the world ; St. Ives is not a stranger name to them. It is an universally acclaimed skincare brand which consists of Facial Scrubs, Moisturisers, Face Cleansing Sticks, Sheet Masks & what not ! These are everyone’s favourite and I am also a fan of this brand.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Recently, I got a chance to receive & review their newly revamped version of St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. These have been doing well in the market for quite some time now but recently, the brand changed their packaging & formula a little bit. This apricot scrub has also won the ‘Allure Readers’ Choice Award in the year 2016. St. Ives facial scrubs are the most talked about product in the town recently.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

What The Brand Claims

  • Made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • Deeply Exfoliates & removes impurities for glowing skin
  • Paraben Free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Non Comedogenic(doesn’t clog pores)
  • Oil Free

It consists 100% natural walnut shell powder to deeply exfoliate for clean, glowing skin.

Why We Love Apricots

The extracts from these sun-loving fruits are known to soften and smooth skin.

  • It is a deep exfoliator(Gentle & Moderate options from the brand are also available in the market)
  • Net Weight: 170 gm
  • Price: 399/-
Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Packaging

There is nothing fancy about the packaging. It’s a typical tube with the flip top opening. You can find all the product details on the tube itself. Too simple yet effective.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

Texture

The texture is quite coarse for my liking. I know, facial scrubs do have that tiny granules which removes the dead skin & impurities but St. Ives apricot scrub has too much grainy granules in it which can be a concern for sensitive skins. It may cause some redness or irritation to the skin. The smell is quite refreshing though.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

My Personal Experience

I personally, like St. Ives as a brand. I have been using their products for so long now, even I am a fan of their Skin Collagen Cream. Also I have used their Oatmeal scrub & mask earlier. Now, coming to this apricot scrub, It is quite effective in removing all the impurities and gives a squeaky , clean face. The oil control is good too. But in a country like India, in summer, our skin become a little sensitive , so using this face scrub can be a little harsh on many. So, you have to be a little careful about that. It will work great as a body scrub, if you can understand what I mean ! I normally use it on my neck, elbow, hands as well. I found out that the Oatmeal scrub which I have used earlier had a gentle exfoliation factor, whereas, the apricot one has a deep exfoliation factor which results in some rough granules in it. You can find the level of exfoliation, marked on the back of the tube , i.e. Gentle, Moderate or Deep. Use twice a week.

Overall, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is a decent buy . Using it once or twice a week can be a option in your skincare routine.

Let me know how you like it….

Buy it HERE:https://www.nykaa.com/st-ives-fresh-skin-apricot-face-scrub/p/446543?ptype=product&productId=446543&skuId=446543&categoryId=2711 h

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

[ The product has sent to me as a PR, but all of my thoughts and opinions are absolutely unbiased]

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XOXO

Skin Care

Review: Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

Hello beauties

I have been looking for a light weight moisturiser this summer when Suganda team contacted me. They were so kind to first ask me my skin type & my skin concern rather than just sending a product randomly ! When I informed them about my requirements, they sent me over their much-raved product, Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser. I was really very excited to receive this moisturiser to try out.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

About The Brand

Suganda products celebrate raw and organic ingredients sourced from all over the world, mixed with essential oils for a refreshingly natural fragrance.

They are free from toxic chemicals such as parabens, Triclosans , SLS, SLES,Petrolium Jelly, Silicons etc.

  • Handmade in India
Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

About Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

An oil free formula which provides skin with required nutrients and moisture. White Lotus Moisturiser lightens spots and soothes irritated skin. Vitamin B3 helps skin with acne and helps maintain radiant and soft skin. Hyaluronic acid moisturises the skin deeply.

Ingredients

Aqua, Vitamin B3, Glycerin, Sodium Palmitoye Proline, Nymphea alba flower extract(white lotus), Panthenol(Provitamin B5), Allantoin(skin conditioning ingredient), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance(natural essential oils), Hyaluronic acid.

Net Weight: 60 ml

Price: 750/-

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

The packaging of the Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser really impresses me. It comes in a solid glass bottle packaging with a pump dispenser. The packaging is quite classy & elegant. There is a plastic cap which protects the pump dispenser too. The pump actually works good as it does not spill the product everywhere. All the necessary details are there on the bottle including the manufacturing & expiry dates. I got a freshly manufactured product which will expire in next one & a half years.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

Now,coming to the moisturiser itself, it is a pale white liquid with a serum like consistency. The smell is really calming & soothing as it reminds me of fresh lotuses only. The consistency ,as I have mentioned before is serum like which absorbs so quickly on my skin. It does not leave any greasiness, whatsoever.You only need 3-4 pumps to cover your entire face & neck . It is advised to use two times a day ; morning & evening.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

I have been religiously using this moisturiser for the last few weeks & I am really impressed. Generally, I don’t believe in the skin lightening fact, as mentioned by the brand, but other than that, this is a must have moisturiser for oily & combination skin. It doesn’t feel like you have anything on your face. You feel the softness it provides & it actually works on itchy & irritated skin. In summer, my face becomes red & a little itchy sometimes,and after using the moisturiser, it actually calmed it down.

Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser

My Thoughts

So, Overall, I really liked this product a lot. It is definitely a saviour this summer season when Kolkata is so hot & humid, it helps in keeping up with the hydration & moisturization of my skin. Some of you may feel that it’s a little pricey for the quantity but the bottle lasts you easily for 3 months, using twice daily. Now,you can do the math, right? Also, Suganda offers some discounts occasionally in their site, so you can grab it at a discounted price as well ! Do follow their Instagram handle @suganda.co for exciting offers & new launches !

You can buy the Suganda White Lotus Moisturiser HERE :https://suganda.co

[This product has sent to me as PR to review. All my views and opinions are totally unbiased]

Till then, stay happy…

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XOXO


Skin Care

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Hello Beauties

Hope you are all doing great. I have started concentrating more and more into a compact skincare regime. I have been in a search of a good foaming cleanser when I found out about Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser. Innisfree is Korea’s no. 1 skincare brand with natural ingredients. It is now available on Nykaa too. I went through some rave reviews about this cleanser and thought of trying it out.

Let’s see what it claims:

Green barley Bubble Cleanser contains Green Barley and Vinegar to eliminate dead skin cells for smooth and clear skin.

  • A bubble-cleansing facial cleanser made from Jeju Green Barley.
  • Jeju Green Barley contains Cellulose that throughly removes impurities from skin.
  • The bubbles keep your skin moisturised after wash .
  • Free from Mineral Oil, Animal-Originated ingredients, synthetic colorants and imidazolidinyl urea.
Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Price: Rs. 750/- for 150 ml.

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Product Description

During summer, my face needs something extra which will be delicate yet balancing on my skin. That’s why I chose this one as it has natural ingredients. Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser comes in a huge plastic tube packaging which includes a pump dispenser at the top. It is quite convenient and travel-friendly. The pump does not leak and pumps the correct amount each time. you will only need 2 good pumps to cover your entire face. It appears as a white foaming bubble on your palm. The fragrance is quite mild and soothing. In my personal opinion, you should wash your face with lukewarm water afterwards for a better result.

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

My Personal Experience

I have been throughly enjoying this face cleanse since last 2 months. I started using it at the end of Winter and still is continuing with it. It cleans my face without leaving any impurities. It is not drying at all on my oily skin but if you have very dry skin, you can feel it a bit drier. It keeps the oil secretion on my Tzone area at bay for 3-4 hours straight which I like the most.

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

The price point may feel steep to some but believe me, the bottle runs for really, really long. Also pump dispenser means less wastage, isn’t it?

Availability: Nykaa, Flipkart

Review: Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser

Bubble cleanser is something new to Indian market but very addictive,indeed. I really liked using it as my primary face cleanser and probably will re-purchase it.

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XOXO

Skin Care

Review: Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

Hello Beauties

Welcome to my blog in 2019. I know last year, I was not that much active on my blog, but I posted some brief reviews on my Instagram account. But, I promise, this year, I will try to post more on my blog. So, I have been into Vegan & Cruelty-free makeup and skincare recently. That’s why I was searching for some good cruelty-free brands and I stumbled upon this brand, called Mcaffeine. I received one of their face wash sample in my Fab Bag and I quite liked that. Then, I thought of trying out their Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream which is enriched with Argan Oil & Vitamin E. It is described as a face energizer. It is one such brand which uses Caffeine in their skincare and haircare products. Caffeine has some amazing benefits on our skin & hair.It is anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory benefits on our skin.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream
  • It is not tested on animals
  • Paraben Free
  • Manufactured in India

Quantity: 50 ml

Price: 349/-

Availability : Nykaa, Amazon, Purplle

I ordered it through Amazon Prime.

About The Product

Give the goodness of Caffeine to your skin with this Caffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream.This rich, super moisturising face cream, ideal for normal to dry skin uses a unique Caffeine complex to defeat dryness and give your skin a radiant glow.

Ingredients: Vitamin E, Argan Oil,Caffeine,Licorice Extract,Calendula Extract,Sea Weed,Glycerine,Cream Base,Aqua,Approved Preservatives/Fragrance/Color.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

This cream comes in a very attractive looking pinkish-red cardboard box with a wooden spatula. The cream is milky white in color and comes in a transparent glass Jar. It has a very light fruity smell which does not linger for long.

I always get dry parches around my face during winter and my skin become too dry to handle. But this face cream solved my problem completely. This cream feels so light on skin but works great. It hydrates my skin totally. I use it as a hydrating day cream after shower and the effect lasts for around 3-4 hours. It may feel a little heavy in summer but around this time of the year, it is working just fine for me.

Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream
Mcaffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

Moreover, this Mcaffeine Face cream is chemical-free and cruelty-free.

So, if you are searching for a good skincare branded try Mcaffeine. They have some amazing range of skincare and I will be definitely trying out some more soon.

See You Soon

XoxO

Makeup

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation : Review

Hello lovelies

Here, I am with a makeup product review after a very, very long time. This time, it’s a base makeup product. I love medium to full coverage base makeup on a daily basis. So, I tried this new L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation recently. It is a liquid foundation in a tube form, which attracted me the most. This foundation is already quite famous in International markets as well. Let’s see how it fares:

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Skin Care

Review : Innisfree Capsule Recipe Packs

Hi Beauties

Hope you all are doing well. Happy New Year to all ! I know I have been so inconsistent with my blog, but I promise to give a good shot this month onwards ! Lately, I have been trying a lot of new makeup & skincare , specially Korean skincare caught my attention. One of my most regular used product is the most famous Innisfree Capsule Recipe packs.

Recently, K beauty has ¬†taken the beauty world by storm and everyone is just mad about them . I found them not over-hyped at all. They are really effective & good for our skin. It’s all mainly natural and unusual component that excels in improving our skin and hair. Tree tea, Rice water, Aloe vera seems to be doing wonders on my normal to combination skin.

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Review : Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Hi Beauties

How are you all doing? Well, Christmas is around the corner and I hope you all are enjoying this festive season with your friends and family. Today,I am going to talk about the foundation that I have been using for quite some time now. But sadly, it was not available in Indian market until now. But Nykaa has heard us and launched …..Wet n Wild! Yes,this brand is one of my favourite drugstore brand with some outstanding stuffs. And the foundation which I am obsessed with is the most raved about foundation in the beauty world in 2017. Manny Mua, Tati even the Indian bloggers are amazed by this. It’s the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation.

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Makeup

Review of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Matte Lip Pen

Hi Beauties

I have not been into new makeup for quite sometime now. I am using up all the skincare & makeup stuffs that I currently own. Being an makeup enthusiast is not easy at all as you have to buy lots of new stuffs to try out. But recently, while walking down the makeup counters at Lifestyle, I found out the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Matte Lip Pen . It is a recent launch and has quite some beautiful colors in the range. So, I decided to pick one beautiful magenta-pink color,named ‘Matte-R-of Fact'(108). Let’s see how it fares:

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Makeup

Review: Lakme Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil

Hi Beauties

Lakme has recently launched another of their Argan oil range during Lakme Fashion Week in last August. It includes some skincare as well as makeup items. I was planning to get their Oil in Creme to try out, but bought a lipstick instead. It’s called their Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Color with Argan Oil. I chose the shade ‘Mauveness’. Let’s see how it fares:

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Review: Nykaa Cookie Crumble Nail Polish

Hi Beauties

Nykaa has recently launched their all new Cookie Crumble nail polish collection. It consists of 7 fun shades & it’s like a whole new nail-art in a bottle. I am not a huge fan of nail-art but thought of trying at least one shade from this new range. So, I picked the shade ‘Cherry Crunch’ & let’s see how it fares:

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