I can’t keep calm because Durga Pujo is here! In fact, I’m already done with one night of pandal hopping and looking forward to more over the next few days. If you are not from Kolkata or if you’ve never experienced Pujo here, it is kinda hard to explain what this festival means to us Bengalis. It is five days of celebration, adda, ‘notun jama pora’, ‘thakur dekha’, ‘khawa’ and ‘moja kora’. Sleep takes a back-seat and food is on top of the agenda. Everyone wants to look their best during Pujo and I am no different. I visited the Kama Ayurveda store in Quest Mall recently to ask for advice on what products I should use for my combination skin to make it glow this Pujo. Read on to find out what I was prescribed and my skincare routine.
I am extremely lazy when it comes to going to salons. Yes, I go for threading and hair spas but I rarely book appointments for facials. It takes way too long and I get very impatient. For people like me, a home facial kit is ideal. I can use one at my own convenience and there are zero hassles. I recently tried out the Jovees Anti-Ageing Facial Value Kit at home couple of times and liked the results. Read on to know my thoughts on the product.
Jovees Anti-Ageing Facial Value Kit Description
Our Anti-Ageing skin care facial helps stimulate the production of collagen thus mitigating and removing fine lines & wrinkles. This kit is loaded with antioxidants, which reduces the production of free radicals in the body and thus prevents aging.
This exclusive kit has six products and each product has been carefully developed using herbs and plant extracts. The kit contains the following products:
- Citrus and Blackberry Cleanser
- Apricot and Almond Facial Scrub
- Wheatgerm with Vitamin-E Face Massage Cream
- Witch Hazel and Basil Skin Toning Gel
- Sandal, Saffron and Honey Anti-Ageing Face Pack
- Almond and Ginseng Moisturising Anti-Ageing Skin Cream
Price – Rs 667
Availability – Jovees website
A mini version of the kit is also available. It includes the cleanser, scrub, face massage cream, face mask and essence of saffron anti pigmentation blemish cream. The Jovees Anti Ageing Mini Facial Value Kit is priced at Rs 225.
Pixi Beauty was started by makeup artist Petra Strand more than ten years back. The brand is known for the iconic ‘Glow Tonic‘ but they have other amazing skincare and makeup products as well. I have been trying out the Pixi Beauty Face Mists for a while now and ready to share my thoughts on them.
About Pixi Beauty Face Mists
The four variants I have tried are:
1. Pixi Beauty Vitamin Wakeup Mist (£16.00) – Boosting Treatment Toner mist gives a revitalized awakened effect to complexion.
2. Pixi Beauty Glow Mist (£16.00) – All-over glow mist for a radiant, dewy effect.
3. Pixi Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist (£16.00) – All-over setting spray for longer-wearing makeup
4. Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Mist (£18.00) – A deeply hydrating mist that provides an invisible layer of skin-soothers, making it the ultimate remedy for dry skin.
For other details such as ingredients list and how to apply, check the Pixi beauty website.
Recently I got introduced to the brand Geelee Mitti started by an entrepreneur from Kolkata, Sonia Kapur. I met Sonia last month and we got talking about beauty and wellness, her inspiration to start Geelee Mitti and of course her products. Sonia is a firm believer in the properties of essential oils and the fact that natural ingredients work best on the skin and hair. This led her to experiment with various herbs and flowers and come up with a collection of pure, therapeutic essential oils.
About Geelee Mitti
Our products target specific skin concerns and are beneficial for physical and emotional well-being too. The products are not tested on animals, are chemical free, made with ingredients sourced from organic farms and do not have artificial fragrance.
To know more about the brand, check out their Facebook page.
The Body Shop has added two new products to its Drops of Youth skincare range. One is the Youth Emulsion with SPF 20 and the other is the Drops of Youth Liquid Peel. If you have read this post, you will know how much I love using liquid peels on my skin. I prefer them over regular scrubs/exfoliators because peels are much more gentler on the skin and I feel they are more effective. I have been using the The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel for a few days now and here are my thoughts on the product.
About The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel exfoliates and gently peels off impurities from your skin, lifting dead skin cells and residuals. This revolutionary gel-to-peel leaves skin clean and purified from the day’s pollutants. Continued use will leave a fresh, smoother and more luminous youthful-looking skin.
Price – Rs 1995 for 145 ml