October 22, 2014

VICHY Bi-White MED Deep Corrective Whitening Essence And Deep Whitening Spot Intervention

VICHY Bi-White MED Deep Corrective Whitening Essence, (Rs 1150/ 15 ml)
VICHY Bi-White MED Deep Whitening Spot Intervention, (Rs 1390/15 ml)
Hi everyone,

I have been very dedicated in following a proper skincare routine for the past year or so, and one brand that I whole heartedly love and trust is Vichy. It has been a year and a half that I have been using ONLY Vichy products to get my skin back in shape and I'm quite happy and satisfied with the results that I got, except for The Normaderm Moisturizer, everything worked great.

Today, I'm going to review two star products from the Bi-White MED range, The Deep Corrective Whitening Essence and the Deep Cell Whitening Spot Intervention.


Product Description:


Efficacy on Dark spots, Dullness, Yellowish complexion, Irregular skin texture.

The Bi-White Med Deep Corrective Whitening Essence comes in a metal tube with a nozzle opening that allows for optimum control on the amount of product dispensed. The only problem is if you press the tube a bit too much, it can't be retracted to it's original form and it will continue to ooze out the product until you've wasted enough. For the same reason , I won't call it a travel friendly packaging.

The essence is creamy off-white in color, and the consistency of the essence is thicker than a regular serum but definitely more runny than a cream. The essence is emollient and gets absorbed super fast. On regular days , I don't need any additional moisturizer over it and a pea sized amount of product is sufficient to cover the whole face.. It keeps my skin supple for as long as 8-9 hours at a stretch. 



5 times more concentrated*(in LHA compared to Essence), SPOT INTERVENTION combines Ceramide White and LHA to effectively combat all pigmentation marks while protecting sensitive skin.

The Bi-White Med Deep Whitening Spot Intervention comes in a plastic tube with a steel head and a small opening . The plastic tube allows for retracting when you have squeezed out too much product while the steel head feels cool when you apply the product directly on the spots. 

The deep corrective spot intervention is slightly thin in consistency and and lighter in color as compared to the Essence and has to be applied locally to treat spots. The trick with this product is to not rub it over but just apply in a dab-dab motion on to the areas which have hyperpigmentation. The LHA concentration is 5 times higher than that of the essence and it claims to work on all kind of pigmentation. 

My Experience:

Skin Concerns: Normal-Combination Skin, Breakouts once in a while (especially during that time of the month!), and a few dark spots (which I am not sure if they are sun spots or age spots and I've had them for 4-5 years now!)

I have used the Deep Corrective Whitening Essence for over a month now and I think it is one of the best "first layer" skin product that I have ever used. Withing a week of starting to use this product, I saw a difference in the way my skin looked everyday. The dullness in the skin was replaced by a supple healthy glow and the texture of skin looked more even than it it ever had been before. I would say the effects are very similar to the JAFRA Skin Serum (reviewed HERE), except that it works on lightening up dark spots as well. 

The Deep Whitening Spot Intervention is a more concentrated version of the Essence and it helped me clear out fresh marks more easily than old marks.

There are two or three brown spots on the outer corner of my eyes, almost on the udnerside of them, and in a months' time of using the Essence and Spot Intervention together, I can finally see them fading up a bit. I don't know how exactly should I explain this but it seems to me that the Melanin is beginning to disperse and they are lighter than what they were before. I hope it is not the placebo effect and I am going to continue using this product for another month or until the tube finishes and if the spots disappear completely by then, I would definitely update you !

For now, I can only say that if you are looking for a complexion uplifting product only, The Bi-White Deep Corrective Whitening Essence is a great product to invest in. It visibly adds brightness to the face and works well as a daily skincare essence. Do not expect whitening benefits, I never do!

The Bi-White Deep Cell-Whitening Spot Intervention, is an excellent product to invest in if you have some dark dark spots/hyperpigmentation to deal with. According to my experience, the fresher the pigmentation/mark, the faster will be the action.

Totally recommend these two products for a cleaner, brighter skin!! Say bye-bye to dullness! :)

October 21, 2014

Faces Hydro Range Review #Makeup Remover , #Cleanser , #Toner

FACES Hydro Makeup Remover, (Rs 399/100 ml )
FACES Hydro Cleanser, (Rs 399/100 ml )
FACES Hydro Toner, (Rs 399/100 ml )
The FACES HYDRO Makeup Remover , comes in a semi transparent white plastic bottle with a spray nozzle. The makeup remover itself is a light sea green colored liquid. It is not a Bi-phased makeup remover. The spray nozzle is not something that I would prefer for a makeup remover since it anyway has to be taken on a cotton swab, and you can never spray the product directly on to the face with the fear of the product getting into eyes. The makeup remover is quite gentle yet effective in cleansing, it even takes off waterproof eyeliners and mascara with much ease, provided you follow the directions on the pack.It does not leave any oily residue behind and has a strong floral scent to it which I neither like nor do I hate.  For the price and the quantity, I think this is a great makeup remover that does its job well.

October 20, 2014

Makeup Stars to sparkle your Diwali!!!

Hi Everyone,
Diwali, the festival of lights, is just a few days away and I thought I would wish you all a few days earlier since it is going to be super busy for the next few days. So yea, Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Deepawali!! May the festival of lights bring joy, laughter and happiness to keep you smiling all year long!!

Among the host of jobs that need to be completed, it becomes a little hard at times to go for an elaborate makeup look on the D-day. In this post today, I am marking out some star makeup products that can swiftly take away tiredness and fatigue from your face, add lots of glamour and make you look great without putting in a lot of extra effort.

Make your skin look great in photos:

October 19, 2014

Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick # Cherry Crush

Maybelline New York COLORSHOW Lipsticks , (Rs 299/ 3.9 g), available across Maybelline Counters in leading department stores.
Product Description:
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick is a fashionable intense lipstick, which comes in chic to vivid shades. Maybelline Color Show Lipstick is highly pigmented giving bold lips.
  • It stays for up to four to five hours.
  • The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips.
  • It does not smear or smudge.
  • It does not settle in line.
  • As its highly moisturizing you don’t need to wear a lip balm.

Maybelline recently launched the Color Show Lipsticks in India in 21 exciting shades and honestly, the price tag was so tempting that I just went ahead and picked two of these (though I usually stick to the rule of buying only one shade from a new launch, unless the deal is too tempting!!)

October 18, 2014

Colorbar JUST SMOKY KAJAL #Just Blue

Colorbar Just Smokey Kajal, (Rs 650 / 1.2 g), available online at Amazon.in HERE

Product Description:
Just Smoky Kajal gets you Glam ready in just 50 seconds. This long-lasting, multi-tasking eye pencil gives you 3-in-1 benefits of an Eyeliner, Kajal and an Eye Shadow. It helps you to achieve the mysterious smoky-eyed look which will last for up to 12 hours. It comes with a built-in smudger that is as soft as a cushion which can be used to demystify the art of smoky eyes. The intense color and matte texture of the pencil adds definition and drama to your eyes. It has waterproof property and does not transfer

The Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal, comes in a simple color coded sharpenable pencil body with a smudger on one side and the kajal on the other. The smudger is soft but not cushion-y soft and doesn't work properly to smudge the eyeshadow. Being a sharpenable Pencil, it does lead to a little bit of product wastage.