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Thursday, 13 March 2014


Vitamin E is extremely versatile. Regular application of Vitamin E oil can bring about marked improvement in the skin condition. Vitamin E oil has an amazing anti – ageing effect on skin. It also prevents water loss from the skin and helps to retain its natural moisture. This oil is also used to treat minor sun burns and also effective in removing scars. Well, that was a bit of information I thought of sharing with you all.

The moment I saw this cream on the store shelf, wanted to try it ASAP. I have a normal-combination skin type, which is sort of okay during winters and a bit oily on the T-zone in summers. I have been using this cream for over a year now and currently this is my alternative moisturizer.

The packaging of the product is nothing fancy but comes in a white soft tube with a flip–top. The consistency of the cream is just right. I need a tiny amount for the face and neck during summers for that required moisture for my skin. It does not make my skin oily or greasy even at summers and gets absorbed easily. I personally love this cream to massage into my skin for effective results. I have even used this cream before going to bed and it did not break out on me. Have never faced any problem of dryness with this on. The fragrance of this cream is soothing.

Personally, I love this cream and also some of my friends who have tried this are still continuing with it.
What Fabindia Vitamin E Daily Moisturiser claims:
Made with beeswax and olive oil, this daily moisturizing cream provides hydration, elasticity and nutrition to the skin.

Price: Rs 200 for 120 ml    

1.      Key ingredient: Vitamin E
2.      Gives that right amount of hydration without making skin oily or greasy
3.      Did not break out on me
4.      Soothing fragrance
5.      Price
6.      Once applied, am done for the whole day. I never the felt the need for re-application.

Not so Goods:
1.      Oily skinned might find it greasy and very dry skinned, not enough moisturizing.


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Current Skin Care Regime


Today I thought of doing this post not only because I wanted to share my skin care routine, but also do small reviews and my thoughts on those products. I have mentioned it before also that the products I use are nor high end brands neither very expensive. I even don’t use too many products, so it’ll be a simple post.

The reason behind my starting with night first is because my day and night routine are more or less same, night being a bit more elaborate.

So, after I return from work I always make it a point to first take off my makeup (as they call it) with a cream cleanser and then wash my face with a face wash. I first start by taking off my eye makeup with Lakme Absolute Bi-phased Makeup Remover. The Lakme one doesn’t specify it as an eye and lip makeup remover as compared to the Maybelline one. Though I didn’t try using it all over my face in the fear of breaking out. Honestly I liked the Maybelline Bi-phased remover better and you get an extra 10 ml for the same price. Lakme remover does the job but I have to spend a little more time, energy and patience. I’ll be going back to the Maybelline one as soon it finishes.  Price: Rs 225 for 60 ml.

Next step is talking off my face makeup. I use the fabindia Lavender Cleansing Milk. It’s a good cleanser. The bottle is bound to last for months. Value for money product. Price: Rs 180 for 200 ml.

Next I wash my face with a mixture of Neutregena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser and Lotus Herbal Oatmeal Yogurt Scrub. The face wash has a thick creamy texture. It claims to control oiliness which it does quite an extent. It doesn’t lather much as compared to its name ‘foaming cleanser’. It does a good job in taking away all the dirt, oil and makeup residue. I have been using this cleanser for couple of weeks. Temperature is already rising and I thought of changing over to a deep cleaning cleanser instead of my moisturizing cleanser (Dove Face wash – blue one) that I was using during the winter. I have a combination skin and this face wash does a decent job and makes my skin squeaky clean. I like this product. Price: Rs. 170 for 100 ml.

After this I generally use the Clinique Clarifying Lotion in type 2. This is a fantastic product. Review here.
Coming to the last step, Ponds Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum. I have been using this from the onset of winters. As I mentioned before I have a combination skin and I really don’t need a moisturizer after the serum. This serum has micro gold particles. All you need is just two drops and you are done. This serum imparts a healthy glow as soon as I apply. So far I am loving it. Although not sure of changing it but am also keen to try the Lakme serum. Lets see. Price: Rs 899 for 30 ml. But at times I do use the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for a change.  Review here.

So here end my night regime.

I always wash my face with either the Neutregena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser or the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. Full review here.

After that I use the Clinique clarifying Lotion and the Ponds Serum and I proceed to do my face makeup. One thing I would like to say is that the Ponds Gold Radiance serum also acts a good primer or base for my makeup.

I use face packs once or twice a week. I generally use Nivea Pure Effect Total Face Clean Up once a week. I just layer it on while shampooing my hair (multi tasking :P). I really don’t have an opinion on this mask. I use it just to finish it off. I don’t see or feel any significant change post application. Another face pack I like using is the Fabindia Charcoal Face Pack.

So here’s my brief daily skin care routine. What are your Daily Skin Care Routine Products? I would love to hear it from you.
See you soon…