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.
Wassup everyone? How is winter treating you? In Kolkata, it is not that cold yet thankfully! I know so many of you eagerly look forward to winter and the cold but I absolutely hate it! And much of my hatred has to do with the fact that my skin gets really dry and irritated during this time. I’m always on the lookout for products that hydrate my skin without making it too oily or greasy and I’ve found two products from the TBC by Nature Winter Care Range that does that. I’m talking about the Natural Vitamin E Super Hydrating Moisture Cream and the 24CT Gold, Honey & Almond Smoothening + Whitening Body Lotion.
For anyone with dry skin, The Body Shop Vitamin E range of products is probably one of the best out there and I’ve been a big fan of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream. What is great is that the products now have a new and improved formula with the moisture power of 100% natural origin hyaluronic acid, in addition to the antioxidising power of wheatgerm oil to give a minimum of 48 hr hydration. The recent addition to this range is The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion and that is what I will review in this post.
About The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion
This lightweight milky Moisture-Protect Emulsion SPF 30 PA+++ will leave your skin moisturized, soft and protected , without leaving white marks. It even works effectively under make-up. Its UVA and UVB protection is boosted with biofermented hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture over 48 hours.
Price – Rs 1495 for 50 ml
Last week I attended a very interesting event in Mumbai courtesy Pond’s. It is quite impossible to find someone who has not used a Pond’s product. Do you know who is behind the creation of all these wonderful products? It is The Pond’s Institute, formed to bring together years of skincare science and first-to-market innovative product formulas. Through a global network of over 700 scientists, The Pond’s Institute analyses the evolving needs of different skin types around the world, uncovers insights on how these skin factors influence people’s perceptions and designs molecules clinically proven to deliver superior skin results. The Pond’s Institute was recreated in Mumbai for a day and the event was attended by Dr. Shuliang Zhang, Sr. Principal Scientist, and Global Clinical Leader for Skin Care, Unilever, Prabha Narasimhan, Vice President Skincare – India, Unilever, expert dermatologist Dr. Aparna Santhanam and brand ambassadors Ileana D’Cruz and Amy Jackson.