Kérastase Aura Botanica Bain Shampoo

When Kérastase announced they were releasing a sulphate and silicon free shampoo with 96% natural ingredients, I was suuuuper excited. I hounded high end and luxury salons in my city diligiously trying to find exactly when the product would be launched in India. My requests were met with puzzled looks – NO ONE was aware that Kérastase…

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml

  This is the first TO product I tried. And it didn’t wow me as it did million others world over. Looking at the ingredient list, there aren’t that many: Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc PCA, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cocoyl Proline, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin. The packaging with…

AVENE VERY HIGH PROTECTION SUNSCREEN CREAM SPF50+

This is one of my favorite sunscreens! The ingredient list is snooze-worthy: AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). OCTOCRYLENE. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. DIMETHICONE. DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL. CYCLOMETHICONE. WATER (AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. GLYCERYL STEARATE. PEG-100 STEARATE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. PVP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DECYL GLUCOSIDE….

GREEN PEOPLE SCENT FREE SUN LOTION SPF30 (200ml)

I’ve had this huge (200 ml) tube of mineral sunscreen for awhile now. I bought it after reading really good reviews from users with sensitive skin. The sunscreen tube says it’s a lotion but it comes out like a cream – maybe really thick lotion? It’s tinted so there are no white streaks. The smell…

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 30ml

Another review of a TO product! These are SO affordable that I can’t resist from trying their huge variety of products.:) So packaging once again by TO is perfect – frosted super chic glass, white dropper, no leaks. This one is a peeling solution. You just take 2-3 drops (or more if you need) on…

Not that ordinary: Advanced Retinoid 2%

My skin is no stranger to Retinol, Retin-A and Retinoid products; I’ve been using these for more than 10 yrs now. However, the only Vitamin A derivative I’ve stuck so far with is Retino-A cream 0.025% by J&J, which is very easily available OTC in Delhi, India. I’m plagued with super sensitive, dryness aaand eczema…

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream

The Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream is undoubtedly one of the most hyped skin creams in the beauty market. Sadly, more often than not, whenever I excitedly try any  such intensively publicised products, the experience is a negative one. And so, when I decided to try the egyptian magic cream, I went with my gut…

The Natural Deodorant Co. – Gentle Deo Cream

The natural deodorant co.’s gentle deodorant cream is my first foray into the world of natural deodorants. My earliest memory of deodorants includes those of Dove’s go fresh anti antiperspirant deodorant sprays during New Delhi’s sweltering summers. Super affordable, effective and available in a variety of scents, Dove is a great brand for first timers….

Odacite Clogged Pores (Jo+L) Serum Concentrate

Continuously on search for the serum to end all clogged pores other serums, I first came across Odacite on the Cult Beauty site, like wayyyy three years back. Since then, I’ve gone through SO many products (trial size! I’m not THAT rich.. yet), I’ve never actually had the opportunity to try out Odacite’s gazillion serums. Just…

 Redken Hair Cleansing Cream

 Oh LORD this shampoo! Hair cleansing cream, xyz uvw …., whatever you may want to call it. It is THE shit. The Bees Knees – of all the shampoos I’ve tried in my life time (so far). Here is Redken’s description of this shampoo:- Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo clarifies and works to remove copper,…

Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Captive Colour Radiance Protecting Shampoo

When it comes to haircare, one high-end brand name that immediately pops up is Kérastase. It seems like the brand is almost EVERYwhere. Kérastase products have won a permanent place in almost every best haircare list. So, of course when I bought the brand’s Reflection Bain Chroma Captive Colour Radiance Protecting Shampoo (zzzzz), I was…

London Haul

London How I love thee… We were in London last weekend for an Epic wedding (the most Beautiful venue I have see to date!)  at Syon Park. We did all the touristy things from drinking in a roof bar at Covent Garden to Walking around Piccadilly to going on the London Eye (Sorry now “Coca-Cola”…