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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 :)

10 Comments on Facial Skin care

  1. Gaur
    November 19, 2012 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

    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

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    • Jas@amakeupdiary
      November 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm (2 years ago)

      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.

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      • Gaur
        November 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm (2 years ago)

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

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        • Jas@amakeupdiary
          November 22, 2012 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

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

          Reply
  2. E Lim
    November 19, 2012 at 11:27 am (2 years ago)

    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.

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    • Jas@amakeupdiary
      November 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm (2 years ago)

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

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  3. Pervinder
    February 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm (2 years ago)

    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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    • Jas@amakeupdiary
      February 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm (2 years ago)

      I like Forest Essentials and Kama Ayurveda for their ingredients and results. In my experience, genetic dark circles don’t go away, but most of them lighten with good creams. You should try Kama Ayurveda oil mentioned in the post or Forest Essential eye gel for dark circles or even their night cream for your skin type, it helps with general pigmentation. You can see reviews for their night and eye creams here: http://www.amakeupdiary.com/forest-essentials-night-treatment-cream-sandalwood-and-saffron/#.URt6OqWTwsc and http://www.amakeupdiary.com/forest-essentials-intensive-eye-cream-with-anise/#.URtvvKWTwsc
      Hope it helps and do let me know what you go with :)

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      • Pervinder
        February 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm (2 years ago)

        I didn’t have dark circles before. These are from last 8-9 mnths. I think its after pregnancy effect b’coz my baby is 9 mnths old now. I read your reviews on forest essentials night cream and eye cream. I’m planning to go with forest essentials and will also try kama ayurveda oil.
        And i will surely tell you the results after using these products. Thanks for the suggestions.

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        • Jas@amakeupdiary
          February 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm (2 years ago)

          All the best :)

          Reply

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