I really enjoyed using The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil because of how light it was and how well it kept my skin hydrated. After using the oil, I was keen to try out other products from the Oils of Life range so I picked up the Sleeping Cream (Rs 2495) and the Eye Cream Gel (Rs 2395). If you want to know if the products work for me or not, read on for the review.
Yes, there is New Kama To Love! My favourite skincare brand, Kama Ayurveda, is out with a bunch of new products. If you follow me on Instagram, you must have seen the posts and stories where I’ve shown you what they are. There are two foaming cleansers for sensitive and acne-prone skin, a day face cream for sensitive skin and an all-natural makeup remover. If you want to know what I think of each product, read on for the reviews.
New Kama To Love – Kama Ayurveda New Launches
Kama Ayurveda Sensitive Skin Cleansing Foam & Sensitive Skin Day Cream:
If your skin is prone to rashes, redness and inflammation, the Sensitive Skin Cleansing Foam (Rs 795 for 50 ml) & Sensitive Skin Day Cream (Rs 1795 for 50 gm) can be great options. Both products are enriched with sandalwood oil, aloe vera and calendula, ingredients that are gentle on the skin and known for their healing properties. Another ingredient in these products is the Poria Cocos mushroom. It is supposed to be an ancient Asian medicinal remedy for anti-inflammation and also it is said to prevent cellular tissue destruction.
I have been using both the products quite regularly over the last three weeks and here’s what I like about them.
- The cleansing foam is very gentle on the skin and after washing off, it does not make the skin dry and taut
- It also removes dirt, oil and impurities effectively and gives a clean, fresh feeling
- The fragrance is mild and pleasant
- What I like about the Day Cream is that it is light and gets absorbed quite easily. Even though it is a cream, it does not make the skin oily or greasy
- It hydrates the skin quite well and is perfect for applying under makeup because it blends into the skin instantly and creates a smooth base
- No breakouts or pimples have resulted after using the cream.
Kama Ayurveda Anti Acne Cleansing Foam:
The Anti Acne Cleansing Foam (Rs 595 for 50 ml) is enriched with Neem oil, Tulsi and Tea Tree, powerful ingredients that work to prevent acne and skin breakouts. Other ingredients include plant-derived Salicylic Acid to deep cleanse, reduce breakouts and boost the process of skin renewal, Comfrey-derived Allantoin, a mild conditioner and healer for damaged and distressed skin tissue along with Calendula flower and Aloe Vera extracts to cool and soothe the skin.
I am not facing acne problems right now but I’m very impressed by the ingredients list and considering how good Kama Ayurveda’s products are, if you have acne-prone skin, this cleanser should be effective for you.
Kama Ayurveda All Natural Makeup Remover:
The All Natural Makeup Remover (Rs 1195) is probably my favourite product of all the new launches. Firstly, because I am a sucker for anything that has rose in it. Secondly, I love rich, creamy and luxurious makeup removers. Thirdly, because this product is all natural. It has natural oils like olive, jojoba, castor seed, rose and jasmine along with Shea Butter. All these ingredients ensure that the product smells really nice and has lovely, soft, creamy texture.
I massage the cream into my face which melts off the makeup and then I take a damp cotton pad and wipe it off. For stubborn makeup like waterproof eyeliner, mascara and matte lipstick, it takes more than one application to get them off but I really like how smooth and soft the cream makes my skin after wiping the makeup away.
I’ve been waiting for a long time to see what new products Kama Ayurveda comes out with and I’m really happy with them. With age, I am moving more towards an all natural beauty regime and these new products fit into that perfectly. Not only do they care for the skin, they are also effective.
Have you tried any of the new Kama Ayurveda products? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.
After launching a makeup line last month, The Body Shop is back with a number of new skin care products. Amongst them are the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask, British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Toner and Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Powder. Out of the four, I have three products sent to me by the brand and I’ve been trying them out every day for the last 1.5 weeks. Here are my initial thoughts on these new launches.
One skincare product that has made a huge impact on the beauty industry is the Pixi Glow Tonic. People have raved about this product, many consider it to be their Holy Grail of toners and there are endless reviews on it. I started using the product few months back and now, on to my second bottle. Is it worth the hype? Let’s find out.
Pixi Glow Tonic
What is it?
Pixi Glow Tonic is an exfoliating alcohol-free toner, formulated with five per cent glycolic acid – an alpha-hydroxy acid which helps in the removal of dead skin cells. It also contains aloe vera, ginseng and other botanical extracts to nourish and soothe the skin. Basically, the aim of the product is to act on dullness and revitalise skin to reveal a healthy-looking glow and minimised pores.
The toner is free of alcohol so it is suitable for all types of skin. I have combination skin and I have been using it regularly since July. I have not experienced any dryness at all after applying it.
There is a new addition to The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range and this product ‘is specifically formulated to care for oily skin and imperfections while you sleep‘. The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is priced at Rs 1995 (75 ml) and is a leave-on mask infused with tea tree oil and salicyclic acid to work on blemished and acne prone skin.
Sleep is one of the best treatments for the skin but if we can boost it with a sleeping mask, then so much better right? That is where The Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask comes into the picture. It is a leave-on mask so all one needs to do is just cleanse and tone skin, apply the mask all over the face and go to sleep. The mask has a light, bouncy, gel texture and it feels quite refreshing and soothing when applied (you can also store it in the fridge for an extra-refreshing and soothing sensation). It absorbs into the skin easily so there is no greasy, icky feeling and it does not stain the pillow!
I have been using the mask twice a week for a few days now and really liking the effect. Even though I don’t have acne-prone skin, I use it to prevent breakouts and in general, improve my skin’s tone and texture. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks fresh and healthy. I’ve not seen any reduction in pores and blackheads yet but I’ve not had any breakouts either which I was expecting due to the non-stop eating and lack of sleep during Pujo.
If you have really oily skin and face the problem of breakouts, two other products I will recommend from the tea tree range along with the Anti-Imperfection Night Mask are the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution and the 3 in 1 Wash Scrub Mask. I used the last two products extensively during summer and got great results. Click the link to read the review.
Have you tried the new The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask? What is your favorite product from The Body Shop Tea Tree range? Do share in the comments below.