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Friday, 24 June 2011

Lakme Peach and Plum daily glow moisturiser with sunscreens

Packaging :
It comes in a cute peachy orange bottle with flip flop cap. 


bottle 2

Flip flop cap is easy to use and is hygienic, but can’t tell travel friendly.



For 200 ml – INR.210/-

Ingredients :
Aqua, mineral oil, Propylene Glycol, Gleceryl Stearate,Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alchohol, Cyclopentasiloxane,Perfume,Isohexadecane,Pottassium  Lactate, Disodium Laureth Sulphosuccinate,Dimethicone,Sodium Hydroxide,Carbomer,Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,Ethylhexyl Salicylate,Lactic Acid,Tocopheryl Acetate,Disodium EDTA,Panthenol,Glycerine, Peac extract Plum fruit extract, Sodium PCA,Sodium abscorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol,CI 15985, CI 17200,Phenoxyethanol,Methyl Paraben,Butyl Paraben,Ethyl Paraben,Propyl Paraben.

It is quite a list.
At least they are truthfully showing what all the ingredients.

What company claims:

Experience the soft dewy texture of Lakme Fruit Moisture Peach & Plum Daily Glow Moisturiser with Sunscreens for skin that smiles with softness all day long. With extracts of Peaches and Plum this daily lotion provides 12 hr moisturisation leaving your skin soft and silken with a radiation glow. With sunscreens, this lotion also provides sun protection setting you up to fully enjoy the day.



It is peach in color and is light creamy in consistency. But it easily blends to skin. A little product is enough since is spreads easily. And well it is not a tinted moisturizer. Don’t get fooled by color.


It have a strong  fruity smell .

In my experience:

As I told before texture is light creamy and it gets easily blend and absorbed to skin. It wont make skin oily after wards. So can be used in day time also. Additionally there is sunscreen which makes it appropriate for daywear.
It never irritated my skin and didn’t caused any break out.
I can’t tell about its 12 hour hydration claim but it sure do gives 6-8 hr hydration.
Like any good moisturizer it gives soft healthy skin, but about glow I am yet to find out.
3-4 drops is enough for whole face and it’ll last long.So good enough for price.
Available in almost all super markets.
Maybe as introductory offer I don’t know, but I got Lakme fruit blast face wash free with it. So it is an additional plus.
Smell. It have a strong fruity smell. People who love fruity smell might like it. But for me it reminded some tonic.Smile with tongue out
Even though it is written with sunscreens, there is no mention of SPF.
Not travel friendly packaging.

        Overall, it is a very good moisturizer.
          Will buy it again?..Maybe

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Some random thoughts

I am sure at some point of life you would have missed some some people.
When my hubby first told me he will be away for one month, to be frank what i thought is well ,some ways it is good only. I can have my own time for a change.

But when the time came , i realised i miss him lot. And about time..hell with it. What happened is before cutting vegetables especially onion i don't have to worry. Now that also i have to do.Drying clothes, well that also i only have to do always. Before i don't have to worry about paying bills at correct time, only had to think about how increase them  ;-)..Now came to know even for paying electricity bill or getting new gas cylinder refilled,you have to give bribe . Before for that i use to advise him” Being good citizen we must not make a practice of giving bribe”..Well i came to know without giving bribe nothing happens.:D.Same way in every thing.He use to help me in washing dishes in turns, well that also i have to do everyday. Being continents apart i even miss the gossiping at night :(

i realise in many matters however irritating he can be  , that much difficult it is to live without him .
The most irritating habit of him is that watching tv and acting like he is hearing whatever i am telling, when he is not. Well nowadays i ‘m even missing it.

Well is it my only problem or every one is that much dependent?


Himalaya Herbals Gentle Refreshing face toner

Every one knows importance of toner in skin care regime. Toner helps in reducing oil secretion and thus making face looks fresher.When you wipe face with cotton pad dipped with toner, it will removes all residues left after cleansing. Also it will help to tighten pores and balance pH of skin.
Most of the toner I used till now had alcohol content in it. Himalaya face toner has been a welcoming change from it.

Packaging is travel friendly. It consists of bottle with cap. Under the cap there is also a screw cap lid, which consists of a aperture/hole in it. While travelling contents won’t spill out.

Price : INR.70/- for 100 ml.

As you can see it is a clear liquid .
Directions for use:  After using cleansing mil , pour few drops gentle refreshing toner on a cotton pad and wipe thoroughly over your face and neck.
Ingredients :
Key ingredients: 
Each ml. contains Jati 35 mg, Lajjalu 35 mg, Marubaka 20 mg, Nimbuka 10 mg
Jati is Jasmine, Lajjalu is mimosa pudika, which is commonly known as  touch-me-not or sensitive plant, Marubaka is marjoram and Nimbuka is lime

What company claims :

Refreshes and tones the skin. Reduces oil secretion and keeps the skin oil-free.
Gentle Refreshing Toner purifies and refreshes your skin. This alcohol-free toner removes the impurities and makes pores appear small. Lemon and Jasmine cleanse and refresh your skin, while Sensitive plant controls excess oil secretion. Sweet marjoram nourishes the skin to keep it radiant and healthy.

It is not exactly 100 % herbal, all herbal products will contain atleast preservatives and fragrance.
Anyway in bottle it  is written as Ayurvedic proprietary medicine , hypoallergenic, no harmful chemicals, no animal testing suitable for all skin types

My Experience:
It has a very refreshing smell, yet very mild smell.
Alcohol free and hence doesn’t dry out skin.
Didn’t break me out.
Quite inexpensive.

Pore minimization is not significant enough. But is the case with almost all toners.

Will buy it again?..May be.