See the sunlight is very essential to our well being. It strengthens our bones, triggers our metabolism gives our skin a healthy glow, besides so many more health benefits. While I was getting good sunlight back then I was not very consistent about the sunscreen. Though I was using one I am not sure that was the perfect one for Bombay’s humid climate.
This has led to my skin showing the reaction now, when actually I don’t even expose my skin too much sunlight. So I was looking for something that would nourish my skin from within. I knew Vitamin E was good for skin especially in protecting the skin from the harshness of the sun.
One way to get Vitamin E oil is using Almond Oil. Unfortunately I couldn’t find it. So I picked up the synthetically made one. The ingredients seem quite standard. This one is called Mannequin Vitamin E oil. It is very dense, which is how it should be. It has scent which I had hoped it wouldn’t since most synthetically produced scents are not good for the skin but I guess since I use so many products with scents in them, my moisturisers, deos, I would try it anyway. I massaged about a drop of it and let it be for 15 minutes or so. My skin feels great and very moisturised. I have yet another set of capsules which I will try and compare with this one. But on its own this is good enough.
May be it is just me but I had always undermined the value of a toner in my skin care regime. While religious exfoliate and moisturise my skin I didn’t exactly understand how the toner was any different than mere moistursing. May be the fault lied in the toners I had been using.
Toners really are the only way to complete your skin care routine. Before I tell you how I discovered it’s value, you may check the first two essential steps of skin care.
If you are already into exfoliating and moisturising, here is the third essential skin care ritual, toning.
Toner: While toning is recommended by any beauty expert, most of us do not value it as much. So the most we get is when we get the regular facial. But what a toner does is closes the open pores and tightens the skin. The exfoliation and moisturising leaves our pores open but if it is left open it will absorb the toxins at a faster rate and hence it is necessary that the pores are closed.
So this is my experience with the Oriflame Swedish Spa Sea Algae Mineral Face Mist. While it is called mist, this is essentially a toner.
Couple of hours after finishing off with my moisturiser, I thought I ought to try this. Since I was trying it out on a Sunday evening I didn’t need to worry about going out at least for twelve hours. And so, I applied this liquid, it’s really water and let it sit on my face and neck for an hour when it was completely dry.
Then I washed it off with just plain water. I didn’t use any face wash as I had just completed my exfoliation, moisturise routine a couple of hours ago. So then I tapped it dry and I could already see the polished look on my skin. And since it had been a while since I had tried this home spa care I could feel the tightening and softness.
So I have finished off the tube of my most favourite moisturiser and need to shower some love on it. But before that…
Elizabeth Arden is the first luxury brand that I tried. A bit of interesting history? Much before beauty salons became a common thing for most women, only women from the richest homes had their own parlours where they could spend some time pampering themselves. So for the first time, during the World War 2, Elizabeth Arden became the first beauty parlour in the world where in any woman could walk in and spend some time being pampered by others. So it’s legacy in pampering women goes way back…
So when I was buying this body lotion I was already aware that I was digging into something wonderful. I tried it on my face and instantly felt the difference. My skin stayed silky soft for the longest time. And it even passes my discontinue-to-use test, where in my skin doesn’t go to a tired, sad state if I don’t use it for a couple of days.
And special mention must be made of its fragrance, I can promise you even the most absent minded beau will take notice! 😉 And it will be your signature perfume.
Jergens Skin Cream is a brand not much seen in India. So when I saw this product in UAE I was tempted to buy it. I got Jergens Cherry Almond Moisturizer and Jergens Enriching Shea Butter.
JERGENS CHERRY ALMOND MOISTURIZER
Smell: Original Scent. I love the smell instantly. It cannot be defined in terms of something that goes with the regular perfumes like floral or musk but it has a pleasant modern fragrance.
After Application: The cream spreads quickly and absorbs quickly too. It leaves a sheen but doesn’t feel oily which is a feeling I like. The skin feels soft too. Both the smell and the softness stays for about eight hours. This is good as a daily moisturiser for a normal skin.
JERGENS ENRICHING SHEA BUTTER BODY CREAM
SMELL: I quite liked the Jergens Original Scent lot more. This scent is a little intense for my taste.
AFTER APPLICATION: Since this is a body cream I used it for my hands and legs as well. The skin remains soft many hours after application. This particular cream is for extra dry skin but since I have a normal skin I found it was good as a winter cream.
All in all both the products are good value for the money.
The relation of rose and beauty is quite an old one. The complex yet beautiful arrangement of the rose flower is rightly a symbol of womenhood.
And the values of rose petals have been quite well known for so long. While it would be great to grow roses and enjoy its benefits it is not easy to do it given our hectic schedules.
So when I came across Dabur’s Gulabari Rose Water I had to try it. The smell is essentially rose water but I wanted to try it on my skin.
I used a regular cotton ball to apply this water. I let it dry for 20 minutes and then washed it with plain cold water. My skin did feel refreshed and breathing.
It is definitely worth trying!