Welcome back to another edition of our favorites where we tell you about a few of our favorite products (and experiences).
Let’s dive right in!
I got this oil a few months ago but I just started using it and it is a boon to those of you who already know about face oils. Luminous skin is all the rage right now (a classic for me) and the Phyto Replenish Oil comes with camellia and tamanu oils as well that help nourish your skin and also lock the moisture. With antioxidants sunflower, rice bran, and rosemary extracts, you’re pretty safe from free radicals too.
Seeing how humid the weather is, I was very skeptical about using it but it literally left me amazed. It’s so so light, it’s not greasy at all! I have used it instead of my face cream, I’ve used it under my face cream, I’ve even added a drop of the oil into my foundation and it works very well.
I don’t use face oils or serums every day but I’m keen on making the most of this vial in Autumn-Winter.
Rs 1,495 for 5 ml
I think I got this after World Environment Day and I have used it a few times since. I’m a big fan of aloe vera. I think those of us who are super sensitive and spend too much time on the beach really need something as cool (literally!) as aloe vera and I love the fact that it’s in this tube as a sunscreen.
First up, Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sunscreen is in a gel format, so those of you who hate the cream or greasy formula act, this one could be a keeper. Keeping things natural, free of oxybenzone, paraben, harsh chemicals, alcohol and artificial fragrance. It also has soothing ingredients like calendula, cucumber, and peppermint that help you and your skin red-free.
Now it has SPF 20, and I don’t know how many times I’ve had to deal with this myth but the number doesn’t matter. Sure, if you’re hitting the beach and you want to use SPF 50 I’d agree but SPF 20 is apt for days you’re in the city like the most of us. Also, the bottle says it’s a broad spectrum sunscreen but it doesn’t mention PA + anywhere on the label, which could be a drawback.
I got to speak to Prashant last year when he’d launched his first product, the oil, which I use till this day. My bottle was almost over when I got their all new jojoba oil. It’s unrefined, meaning in its purest form and can be used for hair, skin, and nails.
I used it in two ways so far: I mixed jojoba oil with my coconut oil and gave myself a scalp massage. Since my hair is falling, I did it very slowly and just let my hair absorb the goodness of the oil. I didn’t use any conditioner or hair spa and was delighted to see how soft my hair felt after!
I also took a bit of Sattwa Jojoba oil on an earbud and used it as an eye makeup remover. Not only it did work, it worked like a charm on my eye lashes.
A fantasy thriller penned by Vineet Bajpai, his first work of fiction, after three self-help books. Bajpai is a new gen entrepreneur heading a string of successful startups.
The main protagonist Vidyut, also modeled on the author is a modern day entrepreneur whose family bloodline tracking back to the 17th century BC from Harappa civilization. Summoned to Varanasi to meet his 103-year-old grandfather who reveals many secrets. The story goes back forth 1700 BC and 217 to revolt against Harappa’s ruling class while in 2017, Vidyut faces a killing squad in 2017. A sequel, Pralaya is already in the offing.
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