I might understand and write about skincare and its importance but to be absolutely honest I am a huge slouch when it comes to my skincare routine! After a long day of work and unending chores all I want to do is hit the bed. More often than I would like to admit, sleep takes priority over skincare. With my slacker attitude in mind I wanted to get my hands on something that guaranteed results, was no – nonsense, quick and potent; so I decided to burn a hole in my pocket and get the famed brown bottle of the Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II.
The “OMG – Ingredient to Know” posts on my blog were not something that was meant to be a series mostly because these posts demand extensive research and added pressure to keep it as accurate as possible. Along with that significant amount of effort into simplifying the chemical-terminology laden language and squeezing it into a crisp write-up has been challenging. But I have been receiving wonderful response and thanks to the heaps of great feedback I plan to continue this series. On a friend’s special request the ingredient in spotlight this time is Vitamin-C.
If you are even slightly into skincare you have already heard about this miraculous beauty ingredient that promises the Benjamin Button effect on your skin. Yes, I am talking about the famed Retinoid. Skin issues ranging from acne to ageing, there is a Retinoid for it!
I am often surprised by the people who have access to luxurious serums and creams and yet don’t know the importance of the humble- Toner. Even if they do know they are almost always confused about why this needs to be an important step in their skincare routine. To be honest I was one of those people at some point, so I thought I need to share my knowledge about this misunderstood skincare staple.
Sheet masks are everywhere, there is no escaping them. They might not make for the most flattering selfies but then your skin is surely hitting the like button on that one. With the entrance of Korean Beauty brands like Innisfree & The Face Shop in India we also have ready access to these thin sheets drenched in the magic liquid.
If you are a sheet mask pro or not here are 10 things you need to know about them.
In my quest to read more and more labels, some ingredients initially catch my eye and then my ears because they have got the beauty industry buzzing. Niacinamide is one of them. Olay claims it to be the ultimate skincare ingredient and has scientifically proven benefits for both young and old skin. So of course I read copious amounts about it and I have understood that it is something that all of us should start taking seriously.
Getting someone a present that they would love and cherish is a skill, a really good-to-have skill; that clearly I do NOT possess because I gifted this hand cream to my friend!
Rose water is something that has been a part of Indian Beauty and Skincare rituals since ages, so much so that the noobest of the noob can also cite a few benefits of this ancient beauty product.
I have been trying to make informed purchase decisions for which reading labels and researching the contents of the label is an integral step. Lately I see many moisturizers & serums claiming to have Hyaluronic Acid (HA) as the star ingredient. In Beauty & Skin care world buzz word ingredients are nothing new so I thought I should understand what the noise around Hyaluronic Acid is all about.
In my opinion Nykaa is doing a great job at getting us access to global brands and the amount of buzz the Korean Beauty Brands have created in the western beauty industry that its high time we also look east.