Surviving New York Winter | My Current Skincare Routine

 

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Hi everyone! If you guys are following me on Instagram, you’d know I am in New York for the holidays. I was quite looking forward to my vacation, since this past year has been very difficult on the personal front. I was ready to explore the city the moment I landed 7 days ago but jet lag hit me like a train and I have no idea where and how the week just slipped away! I was running on 1-2 hours of sleep though I would spend all night tossing and turning. I don’t know how frequent fliers do it! My brother has joined me from Dallas couple of days so now we’re enjoying the city together. There’s so much to see! Its been very cold (it was – 2 deg.C yesterday!) and supposed to get colder this week (not looking forward to that bit at all!).

 

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Because of the stark contrast in the weather, my skin threw a fit the day I landed. I’ve never experienced dryness like this, not just on my face but on the body as well! One of the first things I had to do was hit the drugstore and stock up – lots of oil, lots of moisturizer and body lotion. I’ve figured out a good skin care routine by now though and my skin has *touchwood* been feeling amazing! Just like you need layers of clothing to beat the cold, you need layering in the winter to keep your skin moist, fresh and radiant looking! I was carrying some Innisfree minis with me from the pomegranate range (with worked very well actually – essence, lotion, cream and eye serum) but they lasted me just 3-4 days about. Which was my plan anyway because I planned to shop for beauty products here.

 

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Step 1 : I start with a combination of gentle cleansers. Because I wear makeup everyday, cleansing is very important so most days I do a 2-step regime. I picked up the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil from Rite-Aid. Its a medium-weight oil i.e its not as light as dry oils but its not super viscous either. It doesn’t emulsify a ton to be honest but cleanses nicely enough while giving such more needed slip to my skin. I’m following this up with the L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Cleanser which has bit of scrubby particles, glycolic acid and produces mild lather – it gets the oil/makeup residue right off without drying the skin.

 

Neutrogena light cleansing oil

 

Step 2 : I know the cleansers are working right because my skin doesn’t feel dry/stretchy after cleansing. For step 2, I’ll add a few spritzes of a face mist, carried the Innisfee Aloe Soothing Mist from India which seems to function alright as a basic hydrating mist.

 

Step 3 : I then take some Innisfree Pomegranate Eye Serum and apply it generously around the eyes. Its lightweight enough that it doesn’t leave any greasy after-feel. It won’t last more than 2-3 days I think so I need to go pick something from the drugstore or Sephora soon.

 

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Winter Dry Skin Saviours | The Body Shop Vitamin E Range | REVIEW

 

Hi everyone! Winters are here and I’m sure we all can fee the nip in the air and changing needs of our skin. Today I’m reviewing a few products from the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop. This skin care line is geared towards hydration and there are several products in here that I really like using in the winters.

 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Range

 

Previously, I’ve talked about the Moisture Mask from this range, which continues to be a winter favorite. I also really like the Toner from this range which has a thicker consistency than most toners and feels very comforting on the skin. For the warmer months, I quite like the Aqua Boost Sorbet moisturizer, with its unique refreshing gel texture and light feel.The Face Mist is another long time favorite, and probably the first product I ever tried from the range (here’s a little throwback for you, circa 2011!). A few new products have been added recently to the range and in this post, I’ll be sharing my review on 4 of products from the range which I’ve not tried before.

 

The Body Shop Vitamin E Range
The Body Shop Vitamin E Range

 

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Kama Ayurveda Kokum and Almond Body Butter : Review

 

About Kama Ayurveda Kokum and Almond Body Butter (Product Claims) : An Enriching Body Butter made with 100% Organic Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil & Coconut Oil, nutrient-rich with fiber, Vitamin A , E and minerals relieve dryness, removes dead skin cells and has natural antioxidants to increase elasticity of the skin which delays ageing. Blended with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Kokum Butter which help regenerate skin cells and are very beneficial for lightening stretch marks. Aloe Vera juice is added as an antiseptic agent to protect the skin. This Body Butter is an intensive moisturiser which hydrates, moisturises and improves the complexion reviving its natural glow.

Price : Rs 1195 for 250 g

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Kama Ayurveda Kokum and Almond Body Butter
Kama Ayurveda Kokum and Almond Body Butter

 

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Current Winter Skincare Favorites (Jan 2016)

 

Current Winter Skincare Favorites (Jan 2016)
Current Winter Skincare Favorites (Jan 2016)

 

 

1. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum (Rs 1999 | )

This serum has a thick creamy consistency and it adds instant softness and moisture to the skin. It preps the skin for moisturizer and it also helps retain moisture all day long. It feels nourishing and smoothing but non-greasy on the skin. I’m giving away 3 hampers containing this serum and two other great products from the Regenerist range HERE.

 

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Forest Essentials Purifying Soya Milk Delicate Facial Cleanser : Review

 

Guest Post by Nishu

 

Forest Essentials Soya Milk Delicate Facial Cleanser (Product Claims) : The first rule of Ayurvedic skin care is to cleanse, tone and nourish. The secret to proper cleansing is to remove dead cells and toxins, clear clogged pores and clean make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oils and moisture content. Anantmool is very effective for acne and pigmentation. Kumud is firming and toning. Nagkesar has skin re-texturising , toning and firming properties. Lavender is soothing, calming and healing. Aloe Vera has strong soothing and moisture retaining properties and stimulates skin regeneration. Soya Milk promotes moisture retention and helps restore skin elasticity, it has mild cleansing properties.

 

Jojoba oil makes the skin softer, smoother and reduces fine-lines. Kokum Butter contains an abundance of healing ingredients including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile. These fatty acids are indispensable for their emollient properties. Gotkula has sometimes been referred to as the Fountain of Youth and makes a highly effective ingredient for skin, as it deeply stimulates collagen production. Wheat Germ improves blood circulation, repairs damaged skin cells and soothes and softens the skin. It has anti-ageing properties. Carrot Seeds help to maintain the elasticity of the skin thus makes the skin firm and toned.  

 

Price: Rs 950 for 200 ml

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Forest Essentials Soya Milk Delicate Facial Cleanser
Forest Essentials Soya Milk Delicate Facial Cleanser

 

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