The Body Shop haul

Hello Ladies!Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the rains 😀 Today I’m going to write about a mini haul I did from The Body Shop’s online store when they had some EOS discount going on.

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First up is the strawberry puree lotion-

This lotion feels kinda sticky while applying but easily gets absorbed into skin after some time. It’s very lightweight hence appropriate for the summers. It may work for those with normal-oily skin in winters but girls with dry skin should totally avoid this lotion as it won’t provide much hydration to the skin. It has a very sweet strawberry like smell which isn’t too overpowering and lingers for an hour or two.

Overall it’s a good lightweight moisturizer for the summers and should totally be avoided by dry skinned ladies.

Price – Rs.695/- 250ml

Pros –

Smells good

Good lightweight moisturizer for summers

Cons-

Expensive

Another moisturize that i picked up is The Body Shop Shea whip cream

Although it’s more moisturizing than the strawberry one it still wont help those with dry skin. It is creamy in consistency but doesn’t last too long so even those with normal skin will have to reapply after about 5-6hours. The major gripe i have with this lotion is its smell. I can’t really point to how exactly it smells but it’s something like those cheap strong perfumes that give headaches.Thankfully it doesn’t linger on for too long and fades away in some time.

Overall I’m not happy with this lotion.In spite of being creamier than the strawberry lotion it doesn’t do much in the moisturizing department and add to that the horrible smell.

Price – Rs.695/- 250ml

Pros-

Creamy

Good for summers

Cons-

Expensive

Smells horrible (at least to me)

Last product is the Rainforest coconut hair oil. After reading all the positive reviews online i really wanted to try out this oil. I thought i would be a non sticky and light weight oil, turns out it’s not.Not that I’m complaining coz I’m just loving it.Not only has it reduced the amount of hair fall but has also added shine to my hair. I even use a little amount of it as serum after towel drying my hair post wash.D It has a weird ,albeit not overpowering ,smell similar to plastic crayons which i dont really mind as it doesn’t linger on for much time.

Overall im loving this oil and can totally see myself repurchasing. 😀

Price – Rs.695/- for 200ml

Pros-

No silicones and colourants

Adds shine and volume to hair

Travel friendly packaging.

Doesn’t have a strong smell

Cons- Expensive for a hair oil

A little about shopping from TheBodyShop’s website-

– You will have to place an order of minimum Rs.1000/-

-Shipping is free for orders above Rs.2500/- else a shipping fee  200/- will be charged.

-You will get a confirmation mail and SMS with the product and tracking details post placing an order.

– Delivery is done within 7-10 days.I got my order in 6 days.Read more about their shipping policy here

-The products came in a cardboard box(as seen in the image above) ,packed in plastic(no bubble wrap 😦 ).No cracks.No leakage.

Hope you all liked this mini haul.Do comment below and share your experience with us.

Have a nice day 🙂

-Guru K

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

When it comes to buying skin care products , I hardly ever look beyond Neutrogena. Their products have never disappointed me and this is the reason I keep going back to them. So when it came to buying a new sunblock , I knew I  had to look no further Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with SPF 50+ .

Neutrogena ultra sheen dry touch sunblock spf 50+

Neutrogena ultra sheen dry touch sunblock spf 50+

What the product claims:

Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ is a revolutionary, dermatologist-tested formula that contains Helioplex technology, the latest breakthrough in UV protection.Helioplex delivers unbeatable UVA protection. It works better to help prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin’s surface. Dry-Touch technology absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, lightweight, non-shiny finish.Serious sun protection never felt this light on your skin.This product features Helioplex, a breadth of stabilised sunscreen technologies that delivers superior protection from the sun.

  • Waterproof , sweatproof , resists rub-off
  • PABA-free and oil free
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)

Directions (as given on tube) : Apply liberally on face and body 15-30 minutes before sun exposure .For added protection , reapply after swimming  , towel dry or extended sun exposure.

My views:

So does it really live up to it’s claims?? My answer would be a big YES!!!!!. It has become a HG sunblock for me and I can’t even think of stepping out of house without applying this.

It does live up to all the claims it makes  and  not only provides a solid protection against the harsh sunrays but also moisturizes the skin well and keeps it hydrated throughout the day without making it look greasy. So people with normal-oily skin can skip wearing a moisturizer.

The problem with many sunscreens or any cream with spf content is the white cast that they leave behind on face which can make your face look ashy and ghost-like in flash photography. Fortunately this sunblock doesn’t leave behind any such white cast and just gives  a slight glow without any trace of oil. It also keeps the face sweat free to a good extent and lasts quite long. If you’re going to be out in the sun for too long , reapplication after 4-5 hours maybe required.

blended and unblended swatch

blended and unblended swatch

It has a very nice mild fragrance that lingers around for a while ,so people with sensitive nose have nothing to worry about .It scores well in the packaging department as well .The tube  is travel friendly and doesn’t get messy around the nozzle. The quantity is also good for the price it comes at but many stores seem to have stopped stocking the smaller sized tube. I don’t know whether it has been discontinued by the company itself , because  it’s available on many online websites . I got my tube back in May this year from a Neutrogena store ; just when I was about to walk out of the store not wanting to buy the bigger sized tube the SA stopped me and gave the smaller variant saying that it was the last piece left with them .:| 😛

Shelf life : 24 months from Mfd.

Price : Rs.175 for 30ml.

Rs.499 for 88ml.

Rating: 4.5/5 .

– Guru K.

Neutrogena Gentle Daily Cleanser Review

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I normally am hesitant when buying facial cleansers because I feel they would ruin my skin. However, after hearing many raves about this product from my aunt I figured I should try this out. I knew this wouldn’t be harsh on my skin since its specifically supposed to be a gentle cleanser. I would say overall this is a good product and worth a try. I like the fact that it instantly removes makeup and doesn’t dry out my skin completely compared to the other cleaners I have tried.

Price: Around $7

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