Facial Skin care

The good thing about my skin is that it doesn’t get majorly affected with the change in weather. That’s another issue that it acts crazy all through the year!! I have normal to dry skin with oily T, and large pores on my cheeks (which I hate!!).  In winters it gets slightly more on dry side, which is easy because I don’t have to change my facial skin care products drastically. I just update my day lotion to a heavier moisturizer.

Toner:  I use Biotique Cucumber Pore Tightening Freshener. This is meant for oily skin, but I use it for its pore tightening qualities. My sis has oily skin and she likes it for its acne soothing properties too. I am not so sure of its ‘no alcohol claims’, since I do feel it to be somewhat drying. But it works as far as the pore tightening claim is concerned. I mean along with cleansing (which it does well too), that is the job of toner.

Serum: I have found a magic potion in Biotique’s Dandelion Ageless Lightening Serum. This is a very light lotion that can be used before or mixed with your moisturizer. I have used it all through the summers (day and night) and it has brightened and evened out my complexion. I made my mother use it, and her dark spots have reduced as well. This is what made me try other Biotique products.

Moisturizer: I have been using Pond’s Flawless White day lotion for a couple of years, but it’s not in the market anymore. So I decided to give Biotique Morning Nectar a try. This is a heavy moisturizer, which is great for winters as it keeps my skin hydrated. This is also good to use before applying makeup, as it soothes the skin and gives a nice dewy look. My search for another moisturizer is still on as I am looking for one with SPF in it and other skin care qualities.

Night time: Along with the Biotique serum, I have been using Kama Ayurveda’s Kumkumadi oil for some time now. It is very concentrated and I find it too heavy for summers, so I used this every other night in summers. But with the weather change I am using it more often. This has reduced the appearance of dark circles (big plus) and evened out my skin tone. I am quite impressed with this, but am still on a lookout for a moisturizing night time cream that I can use every night.

What products do you use? Do you change it with weather?.. Love, Jas 🙂


  1. I love what you say abt –Kama Ayurveda’s Kumkumadi, where can i buy and what is the price?
    On the other hand I have been using Forest Essential Kashmiri Saffron & Neem – Delicate Facial Cleanser…Have loved it throughout the year, its a magical cleanser suitable for all weather. 200 ml bottle is priced at 875

    • I have yet to use Forest Essential..Heard all good things. What else have you used from them? Can u suggest a good moisturizer from them?
      Kama Ayurveda is an expensive brand but has good results.. I bought mine from LeMarche store at Citywalk, Saket. You should check out their site for more retailers.

      • I have been using Lavender & Neroli Light Day Lotion, and Facial Toner Panchpushp, both are fruitful buys. Thumbs up for forest essential products.

        • Hmmm.. Sounds gud. I have been looking for a good day moisturizer, will try out Forest Essentials. Thanks 🙂

  2. Hmmm…I never heard of these products but upon reading your reviews about it, they seem to be great products to try out. I wanna give it a try and see how it works.

    • Biotique and Kama Ayurveda are Indian Ayurvedic brands that use natural ingredients. You should surely give these a try 🙂

  3. I really like your article… i was searching for good ayurvedic products. I would love to use them once. I have oily skin(after wash its dry then oily). currently i’m using loreal products but i want to switch to ayurvedic products. even loreal gave me very good results.
    Can you suggest me something for dark circles???

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