October 2, 2020

DEYGA Pure, Handcrafted, Natural Beauty


DEYGA Beautifying Serum, Rs 730/ 30 ml


This beautifying Serum from DEYGA is a unique blend of oils that has the potency to target and heal many skin issues such as skin pigmentation, dark circles, dullness and fine lines and wrinkles. The main ingredients consist of Moringa Oil, Bitter Almond Oil, Baobab, Kukui Oil, Grapeseed Oil and khus khus.    

The Beautifying Serum comes in a glass bottle with dropper that makes it super easy to use. You only need about a drop or two for the entire face. The trick with this serum is that you are supposed to pat it on the face and not massage. For people with oily skin, I would recommend using this as a face mask for 20-30 minutes and wash off. Dry skin folks can keep it overnight a well. 

I had recently noticed some fine lines around the base of my neck, and on the décolleté area especially. I tried this oil on the mentioned areas for the last 10 days and my skin appears smoother and more plump in those places. The fine lines are less visible and there is a overall glow to the skin. I can say it definitely works on nourishing the deepest layers of skin to visibly improve the signs of ageing like fine lines or wrinkles. 

Also, since you need very little product at one go, this will last you a long time.                           

DEYGA Rose Deodorant, Rs 650/ 100 ml



First of all, I have to talk about the packaging of this deodorant. I am so happy to see brands doing eco-friendly packaging like the cardboard packaging of this Rose Deodorant. A big thumbs up to DEYGA for this!

Now let’s talk about the wonderful ingredients that this deodorant consists of like Rose essential oil, Kaolin Clay, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Extra Virgin coconut oil, Vitamin E Oil. I had never used a deodorant like this one before so naturally I was excited and sceptical at the same time. The deodorant is in the form of a stick that you have to push out little by little as you use it. From the very first time that I used this deo, I was literally blown away because of so many things which I’d list down as pointers.

  1. It smells heavenly. If you love the scent of roses, you’d absolutely love this one as well!

  2. The scents lasts really long, I’d say atleast 4-5 hours on a hot and humid day too.

  3. It doesn’t burn or sting like many other chemical deodorants.

  4. Because it consists of moisturizing elements like beeswax, coconut oil and Vitamin E oil, it keeps your underarms moisturised as well.

  5. It is not an anti perspirant, so it doesn’t stop you from sweating. Instead, the Kaolin Clay helps in absorbing sweat and keeps you smelling fresh for long hours.                       

Points to keep in mind while using the deodorant is that you have to keep it in a cool and dry place so that it doesn’t melt. Also, be careful when pushing out the product because if extra comes out, you have to use the cap to push it back inside and that can be a bit messy. I’d say push only slightly every time because the scent is quite strong and potent and a little product goes a long way. 

DEYGA Beetroot Lip Balm , Rs 290/ 20 g


This lip balm comes in a cute tin box with a screw on lid. I really appreciate the fact that the packaging is tin and not plastic, and hence recyclable. A quick look at the ingredients list will tell you that it is loaded with great naturally moisturizing ingredients like  Beeswax, Beetroot extract, Shea Butter , Avocado Oil, Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil. All of these are 100% organic ingredients.

The lip balm is quite emollient and melts on contact with the warmth of skin or fingertips. The formula is creamy and it gets absorbed into the lips fast and settles down with a soft dewy shine which is so beautiful for a natural look. The balm may look a deep shade of pink in the tub, however on the lips, it’s a very soft shade of pink that’s hardly noticeable which is exactly the way I prefer my lip balms to be. 

It moisturizes and heals up dry and parched lips quite fast and I love to apply it atleast 5-10 minutes before applying lipstick so that my lipsticks apply more smoothly and evenly. 

You can also scoop out a little bit of this lip balm and mix with a few granules of sugar and make a quick lip scrub right before applying your favourite matte lipstick for a more even and smooth finish.

I only wish that it came in a stick form so that it would be easier and more hygienic to apply. Other than that aspect, I love the hydrating formula and would highly recommend this lip balm to anyone who suffers from dry lips.

DEYGA ALOEVERA GEL, Rs 350/ 100 g


A must have product in any beauty enthusiast’s vanity is a jar of good quality Aloe Vera Gel. Loe Vera Gel has moisturising and hydrating properties and is an instant lift me up product on a hot sunny day. It is healing as well as soothing and makes skin soft and supple instantly after application. 

You may apply it as a face mask and wipe it off after a while or keep it on overnight as well. Although a lot of people use Aloe Vera Gel for skin, my favourite way of using it is as a hair moisturiser mixed with coconut oil. It makes my hair shiny, nourished and soft.

Although, honestly speaking, Aloe Vera Gel is such a versatile product with so many various usages, you can use it the way you like it or the way it suits you. There is no wrong way to use this magic product in your beauty regime, be it skin or hair.     

September 25, 2020

VEDIX Customised Hair Care Box : Review

Hi guys,

I have been trying out the VEDIX Customised Hair Care Box for the past few weeks and would like to tell you guys my opinion about the same.

VEDIX offers a customized and modern, completely natural hair care regime recommended by in-house experts. It is an all natural, and cruelty free brand.

The process of getting a customized box is quite simple as well. As you go the website VEDIX.com, you are asked to take a hair analysis questionnaire. It is an extensive and very thoughtfully designed questionnaire through which the team decides to analyse the dosha in your hair.

Here's the link to the questionnaire
https://vedix.com/pages/vpq

https://vedix.com/pages/vpq


Based on your answers, an Ayurvedic solution to your hair concerns are customized and made into a full haircare regime.

In my case, my hair was diagnosed with Kapha-Pitta dosh and my hair concern that needed immediate attention was hairfall.
A custom box was designed for me which included:

1. Anti Hair Fall Oil (Kapha-Pitta), Rs 899/100 ml

2. Anti Hair Fall Shampoo, Rs 499/ 100 ml

3. Hair Regrowth Serum, Rs 1299/ 50 ml

The care at VEDIX is not only limited to suggesting the products. They also send you an email with detailed instructions on how to use each and every product the right way for maximum benefits. Also, in one of the emails it was mentioned that for the regime to show full effects, we have to use it for a minimum period of 3 months. However, in 3-4 weeks you can start seeing visible results.

Alongwith that they also send you a weekly planned to help you sort your hair regime through the week. Mine looked like this

VEDIX Anti Hair Fall Oil (Kapha-Pitta)

This wonderful concoction of a variety of natural ingredients like Daruharidra, Bhringaraj, Amla, Karanja, Grapeseed oil, tea tree oil, lemon rind oil, lavender oil etc in a cold pressed coconut oil base is supposed to applied on the scalp and massaged every alternate day of the week. It is supposed to take care of the alleviated doshas. It lubricates the hair follicles and and scalp bed and penetrates deep into hair to provide moisture and nourishment from within. The herbs in the oil stimulate hair growth and make hair stronger to control hair fall issues.

VEDIX Hair Regrowth Serum

Since this product is for targeted application, it comes with a dropper and that makes it really convenient to use for spot application. It consists of some power ingredients like Yashtimadhu, Beejaka, Hibiscus, bringaraj, nirgundi, grapeseed oil, Cedar, Vetiver oil etc in a serum base. The consistency of the serum came quite as a surprise to me. It is runny, and feels light and cooling on the scalp. It is non greasy and penetrates into scalp bed expanding hair follicles and promoting hair growth. The ingredients in this serum help maintain the pH balance of the scalp and brings lustre and shine to hair. It makes hair healthy and bouncy.

VEDIX Anti Hair Fall Shampoo

This shampoo consists of extracts of Aloe Vera, Quinoa, Bhringaraj etc and is supposed to be used the next day after using the oil. The shampoo lathers quite well and takes away all of dirt and grime. It is also completely free of sulfates and parabens. It is actually a coconut surfactant shampoo and is free of synthetic soaps. My only concern is that the shampoo bottle is quite tiny and for someone with long hair like mine, would definitely finish up the shampoo way faster than the hair oil of serum.


MY THOUGHTS:

Like I mentioned earlier, I have been using this regime for almost 4 weeks now. The time when I started using this range, I was suffering from a sudden hair fall which could have been either due to weather or the erratic schedules I had then. So I decided to follow the exact schedule that was suggested by the team at VEDIX in their email.

After a month of regular usage, I can definitely see that my hairfall has considerably reduced. Now it’s no more embarrassing to wear a white shirt or comb through the hair without feeling overwhelmed. Not only that I can see quite a few baby hair growing through the less dense spots as well.

Overall, I’m quite impressed with this custom created hair ritual for me. Working through the regime is definitely not easy, like sticking to the weekly plan all the time and I myself may have missed a few nights. However, if you can do that, you’ll surely see great results.

 

September 24, 2020

UPAKARMA AYURVEDA : BADAM ROGAN, PURE KASHMIRI KESAR

Upakarma Ayurveda is one of the fastest growing ayurvedic brand in India. Upakarma thrives on the philosophy of “Balance Your Life” and all of theoir product line is designed keeping in mind the brand philosophy.It is an ISO Certified Company and their producta are manufactured in GMP certified manufacturing Units.

UPAKARMA AYURVEDA specializes in producing ayurvedic products of the finest quality that are toxin free, chemical free and completely pure and natural. Also, all of their products are cruelty free as they don’t test on animals, neither do they contain any ingredient of animal origin. They are completely vegan.

Today, I will be reviewing two amazing products from their product range, The BADAM ROGAN or Sweet Almond Oil and KESAR.

BADAM ROGAN Sweet Almond Oil, Rs 435/ 100ml

Badam Rogan by Upakarma Ayurveda is extracted from best quality almonds using the cold press method which helps retain all of its nutritional benefits.

Almonds have always been known as nutitional powerhouses as they are full of fats, fibres, phytocheminals, minerals and vitamins. Bagam Rogan or Sweet Almond Oil by Upakarma Ayurveda is full of vitamin E, and it’s a great source of magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. The antioxidant-rich oil is known for its free radical fighting abilities a s well as anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting properties. Consuming the Badam Rogan, that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps you maintain healthy cholesterol levels and improve your memory. It may help lower your risk for diseases like cancer and heart disease.

The packaging on the Badam Rogan suggests a variety of usages for this wonderful oil that includes:

· As a health supplement to improve brain health

· Strengthening the nervous System

· As a hair and skin vitalizer

· As a baby massage oil

It is beneficial for

· Respiratory Allergies

· Constipation

· Dandruff

· Dark Circles

· Post operative Scars

I have been using the UPAKARMA ayurveda BADAM ROGAN for both my kids and myself. For my son who is 11 years old, I give one teaspoon at bedtime with warm milk and for my daughter, who is 3 years old, I give her a weekly head massage with BADAM ROGAN and sometimes apply on her face as well since her skin is quite dry. For myself, I mix a few teaspoon with aloe vera and apply as a hair mask sometimes.

While the benefits on hair and skin are immediately noticeable, of course we can’t quantify the health benefits when consumed as a dietary supplement. However, all of us have been giving our kids almonds and we already know how great they are for boosting bone and brain health.

Also, since this is completely natural and safe to use, as a mom I feel assured that I can give it to my kids without any qualms.

I have really enjoyed using this BADAM ROGAN from Upakarma Ayurveda in a variety of ways and would totally recommend you guys to add it to your routine too.

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UPAKARMA AYURVEDA Pure Kashmiri KESAR Premium Quality, 1 g/Rs 501

KESAR, also known as SAFFRON is one of the most expensive spices in the world and for a reason. The health benefits of this beautiful fragrant spice are numerous. It has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes like as a blood purifies, for vigour and vitality, as a complexion enhancer, to treat age related health issues, as a treatment for asthma and to improve eyesight, to promote learning and memory retention and of course for that fragrant aroma and colour that makes your food more alluring.
It is recommended to take only a few strands of this spice on a daily basis or as advised by the physician.

I love adding a strand or two of the UPAKARMA AYURVEDA KESAR in haldi milk which we as a family take at bedtime. I totally enjoy the light aroma of the kesar when it is added to warm milk and the golden yellow colour it imparts to the milk.

It is also a common additive to my sugar syrup that I make for homemade gulab jamuns and to my biryanis and those few strands of KESAR take the entire dish one level up.

It is indeed a must have in my home, especially my kitchen and I truly feel everyone should have atleast one jar of UPAKARMA Kesar in their homes too as it’s a beautiful and versatile spice.

September 19, 2020

TRICHUP KERATIN SHAMPOO, HOT OIL TREATMENT MASK : Review


The biggest hair concern for someone who regularly colors their hair is how the ends of your hair become rough and dry and always look frizzy and out of place. It is no different for me, hence I am always on the lookout for haircare products that make my hair smooth and manageable, not only from the outside but also nourish them from root to tip for an overall healthy appearance, all this without weighing them down and still retaining a bounce and volume. While picking up the keratin Shampoo and Hot Oil Hair treatment mask from Trichup these were the benefits I was looking for. Now let’s look at these two products one by one and see how well they have managed to fulfil my expectations.

 

TRICHUP KERATIN SHAMPOO


The TRICHUP Keratin shampoo comes in a bright green bottle with a flip top cap. It is slightly runny when you pour out of the bottle and lathers well to wash off all dirt and impurities from the surface of scalp and hair.

The formula is fortified with keratin protein which helps form a layer on the surface of hair, and makes up for the lost protein to rebuilds strength, returns hair elasticity and reduces breakage. After hearing all of those things you might be wondering if it’d weigh your hair, but no! Your hair looks beautiful, shiny and oh-so-bouncy after a wash.

And add to it the beautiful scent that lingers on for quite a while after a wash and keeps hair smelling great all day long.

What’s even better is that on many occasions I even skip the conditioner after using this shampoo!

This one’s indeed a lazy girl’s quick hack to some great healthy looking bouncy hair.

 

TRICHUP KERATIN HOT OIL TREATMENT HAIR MASK


In a mood for Hair spa? But don’t want to take a chance going out to a salon and expose yourself out there.

 The TRICHUP Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask is here to your rescue. Enriched with Cysteine, which is a unique type of Keratin, that has some amazing protective qualities, this mask can repair your damaged hair in a tiny at-home hair spa session.


All you have to do is apply this hair cream all over, from roots to tips and wrap a hot towel to let your hair soak in the product. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with plain water. The Keratin in the Hair Mask will coat the hair shafts reducing the appearance of split ends and improve the overall beauty of your crowning glory. After the session, youd also feel your hair retains moisture well and is softer to touch.  

And then there is this beautiful scent that would make you feel like you came out of an actual spa session.

So go ahead and indulge in a mini hair spa session at home with the TRICHUP Keratin Hot Oil Treatment Mask. After all, you hair will love the TLC you show!!

I’ve had some beautiful great hair days with the TRICHUP Keratin Range and would like to tell you that it is made in India and it’s a trusted brand with 40+ years of experience and is available in more than 40 countries.

July 23, 2020

AEGTE Healthy Roots Haicare Range: Review




AEGTE Healthy Roots Hair Growth Oil With 3X Power Of Ginger-Onion-Baobab, Rs 499/100ml, available at aegte.in



INGREDIENTS

Onion Extract, Ginger Oil, Kalonji oil, Soybean Oil, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Hibiscus Extract, Curry leaf Extract, Camphor oil, Chinese Mint Oil, Vitamin E Acetate.

My Views:

I am big fan of traditional recipes and DIYs for hair and beauty related issues. We all have heard about the miraculous properties of onion for healthy hair so when I saw that the AEGTE Healthy Roots Hair Oil has Onion extracts, alongwith a bunch of other powerful ingredients, I was quite excited to try it.

It is a red tinted oil that smells mildly of herbs. This hair oil is supposed to work on scalp and hair to make hair look lustrous and also control hairfall as well as promote hair growth by unclogging hair follicles. The ginger in this hair oil has many vitamins and fatty acids that restore the moisture loss and helps you get the shiny hair that you’ve always wanted. Pair it up with the anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties of Onion, you have stronger roots and thus lesser breakage and hairfall.

I have been using this hair oil for a while now and can definitely say that my hair does appear nourished and soft to touch. However, to be able to comment on the hairfall control part, I would like to give it a few more weeks of trial. Once I have a defined opinion on that part, I’ll definitely update this post.

AEGTE Healthy Roots Ultra Conditioning Shampoo With 3X Power Of Ginger-Onion-Baobab , Rs 499/ 250 ml


INGREDIENTS

Water, Ginger Oil, Onion Extract, Kalonji Oil, Baobab Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Vegitable Glycerine, Potassium Sorbate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocoyl Methyl Glucamide, Capryloyl Methyl Glucamide, Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamide MEA, PEG 150 Distearate

My Views:

I was on the lookout for a sulphate and paraben free shampoo since long and was finally happy to try out one. The Healthy Roots Ultra Conditioning shampoo claims to add volume and lustre to your hair while deeply cleansing hair from root to tips. It is best used after an overnight massage with the hair oil from the same range.

I’m going to be really honest and tell you all that my first thoughts after using the shampoo for the first time was that “damn! This isn’t what I was expecting!” My hair did feel quite rough to touch and felt very dry. But then I read up and understood that if you’ve been using regular drugstore stuff for years and suddenly switch to sulphate free products, you’re bound to experience such issues.

However, with subsequent usage I felt that it is a nice product. It cleaned my hair well, and yet, on its own I didn’t feel it added enough moisture to my hair. The dryness was still there unless I topped off with a conditioner.

Aegte Healthy Roots Hair Growth Mask With 2X Power Of Ginger – Onion, Rs 599/ 200ml


Ingredients

Onion Oil, Ginger Extract, Curry Leaf Extract, Radish Root Extract, Brahmi, Shikakai, Hibiscus, Amla, Jatamansi, Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid

My Views:

Finally talking about my favourite product from the AEGTE Healthy Roots Hair Growth Range, the mask. Now this is a rinse-off mask that is supposed to be used as a last step to your hair care routine, after the oil and the shampoo. I am a big fan of hydrating hair masks and this hair mask from AEGTE is my current favourite for a lot of reasons.

Since my hair is naturally quite limp, with an oily scalp and dry lengths, finding the right products for it can be quite a task. The AEGTE Hair Growth Mask makes my hair super shiny, silky and soft to touch. At the same time it does not weight down my hair, instead gives them a nice bounce.

It can be used two ways, like if you want a little conditioning, apply, emulsify and wash off. But if you want intense nourishment for dry hair, you may keep it on for 15 minutes on wet hair and emulsify and then washed off.

The AEGTE Healthy Roots Hair Growth Mask is a great product and if I have to suggest one thing from the range for you all, it has to be this one. I have a feeling it will work great on all hair types. Trust me, you’ll love this one!!