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TECA BARRIER CREAM | By Wishtrend

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Teca Barrier Cream

Teca Barrier Cream

TECA Barrier Cream

 

TECA 1% Barrier Cream is definitely one of the best things that happened to me. My New Year began with trying out a couple of new products and this one is by far my favorite already!

TECA Barrier Cream is another amazing product by Wishtrend from their in-house Skincare line (the previous one being Green Tea Enzyme Powder Wash which you can read here). If you know me, 90% of my skincare products come from Wishtrend. They always have such amazing products on their site I simply find no other reason to go hunting outside. Plus, their in-house products, I must admit are quite fascinating. And the best example is this TECA 1% Barrier Cream.

With the change in the season and all the festivities, my skin broke out quite a bit lately. Luckily, TECA Barrier Cream was quite handy. Though I have the acne creams to rescue me most of the times, I absolutely had no idea of the post-acne care till now.

So imagine my discomfort to go out with makeup on with acne scars still showing (I often go with light-medium cover foundations) and the spots being too dry that they practically stood out drawing all the attention!!

But not anymore, this cream I must say is magical! My acne scars don’t seem dry anymore plus they don’t seem like dark spots either! This cream not only helps to heal the scars but also lighten the spots.

Teca Barrier Cream

Here’s What I Love about Teca Barrier Cream –

  1. It creates a protective layer to keep the moisture in
  2. It protects the skin while strengthening, calming, and improving the skin’s overall health.
  3. It contains Centella Asiatica which helps regenerate the skin.
  4. It helps restore the damaged and weakened skin barrier
  5. It prevents acne scars and lightens the pigmentation.

 

Key Ingredients

Centella Asiatica extract (Asiaticoside, Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid) – enhances collagen 1 synthesis which helps in the improvement of skin density. It also helps to calm the skin damage caused by UV rays and helps strengthen the skin barrier, etc.

Allantoin – high in moisture, it helps improve the dry and rough skin and helps soothe the irritated skin

 

Ideal for –

  • All skin types
  • Anyone with problematic skin
  • Anyone with damaged or weakened skin barriers caused by external stimulation (like acne extraction, laser treatments)

 

Price – $27.50

Buy – Teca 1% Barrier Cream

 

How to Use –

  1. As the last step of the skincare routine, apply an adequate amount to problematic areas.

 

Most importantly, this cream not only helps clear the acne scars but also gently protects and heals the affected skin which most of the lightening creams don’t do.

It’s been 7-10 days since I have been using this cream and honestly I really really love this one. But then when was I ever disappointed with Wishtrend!

 

Here are some offers you might be interested in –

JANUARY COUPON CODE
Benefit:
Storewide 5% discount
Code:
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Period:
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Teca Barrier Cream

 

 

Hope you find this one useful.

Do let me know if this worked for you or if you are excited to get your hands on this one. I would love to know!

 

Have you ever tried post-acne care products before? What your favorite?

 

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

 

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KBeauty | Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion Review

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moisturizing lotion

Applying Moisturizing Lotion on the skin on a regular basis is the key factor in keeping the skin youthful, fresh and free of fine lines. While there are a gazillion of products in the market that cater to this need, I personally have realized that only a right moisturizer for your skin type yields the results you’ve been expecting all the while.

That aside, a good moisturizer can make a huge difference to the face the way it looks after makeup. It can make the foundation look flawless and the skin healthy and glowing.

Now, don’t we burn our pockets for that?

Today, am sharing about one of the moisturizers I have loved using all these months.

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

moisturizing lotion

Claims –

Make the right choice with the OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap !

Designed with all natural Birch Sap, the OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap is made to improve your skin tone and texture for hydrated, healthier skin. Universally used as the magical ingredient of beauty in urban legends, Birch Sap has been passed down in stories in Russia, Northern Europe, and Japan as the beauty secret of the Queen of the forest, many members of the royal family, and the Fountain of Youth.

Features –

The omnipotent OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap for all your needs! The omnipotent, all-in-one OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap is designed to hydrate with excellent spreadability to easily absorb into the skin for a smooth, silky finish. Perfectly designed for oily, dry, and sensitive skin, the OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion improves skin reconstruction while repairing damaged skin to enhance the appearance of your skin tone and texture. Experience the magic for yourself today and make your skin concerns magically disappear!

How to use –

  1. Day & night, after cleansing, prep the skin with toner and apply a thin layer, avoiding the eyes and lips.
  2. Reapply on areas experiencing severe dryness.
  3. OIL-FREE Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion can be used with all other BHA, AHA or Vitamin C items without skin irritation.

moisturizing lotion

moisturizing lotion

What I love –

  • Gel-like formula
  • Absorbs easily into the skin
  • Doesn’t leave any residue
  • Comes in a fuss free pump bottle
  • 2-3 pumps of the product is enough for the face and the neck
  • Works great with makeup too
  • Doesn’t make the skin oily or clog pores
  • Suits sensitive-combination skin too
  • Works well with all the BHA, AHA or Vitamin C ingredient products without irritating the skin.

On the upside, I simply loved the fact that it doesn’t make my skin feel heavy when I have to layer. It also worked absolutely well with MAC and Maybelline (Fit me range) foundations. I loved wearing it under my Wear White for the everyday use too.

And for that price, it’s definitely a keeper!!

Price – 20$

Buy – Wishtrend

Have you used this moisturizing lotion yet? Did you ever try any products from COSRX before?

What’s your favorite moisturizing lotion?

Much Love
Sangy

 

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Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

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Kiehls

Kiehl's

 

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

Kiehl’s products were much raved and ranted by every beauty blogger I know but unfortunately, I was never able to try myself as they didn’t have a store in my city. Thanks to Nykaa, now Kiehl’s is just a click away!

And last week when I was randomly checking out some facial masques to try; I came across this Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque which sounded too good to be true. So I went ahead and got myself the small sized jar (comes in 2 sizes) to see if it stands up to its claims!

 

Product Claims –

An instant facial mask that invigorates skin and brightens appearance in minutes. Recharge skin’s youthful glow with this naturally invigorating, skin-energizing mask. This facial mask instantly brightens dull, fatigued skin and restores skin’s healthy, rosy appearance over time. Formulated with Cranberry Extract, an antioxidant-packed super berry rich in resveratrol and anti-inflammatory Turmeric extract. This unique mask also contains micronized Cranberry seeds that can be used to gently exfoliate the skin while washing the mask off after the use.

Kiehl's

Kiehl's

I used this Kiehl’s masque like 4 days in a row, mostly mornings. I must confess, I usually don’t do this often but I was curious to see the results in the natural light – just after I wash off the masque! And every time I used, it left a faint glow, which I liked. I liked a lot!

It also improved my complexion like threefold, dull and lifeless skin suddenly seemed much radiant and glowy and I couldn’t be happier!

And when the family suddenly starts doing a googly-woogly-wooksh, you know it sure is doing a great job!

Overall I loved this masque, no complaints at all. It’s slightly pricey but for the results, I am more than happy to spend without a second thought!

It’s 28ml for 1350 ₹ and it might last for more than 12-15 times (will update once am done with the jar) which I think is pretty decent. But it comes in a jar and not a tube which is a bit of a bummer. However, if you love this Kiehl’s masque you can always ignore this bit!

On a side note, though this product has Turmeric, it didn’t leave any yellow stain like turmeric usually does. That’s the best part of it. And also, since the formula is very creamy and hard to wash off, cranberry seeds present in the masque help in washing off the masque without any trace. Overall, this masque is pretty impressive!

 

 

 

Price – 1350 ₹

 

Available – http://www.nykaa.com/kiehls-turmeric-cranberry-seed-energizing-radiance-masque.html

 

 

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

Why Baby Products aren’t just for Babies

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Baby Products

Baby Products

Baby Products make an amazing skincare options when you have sensitive skin. And it is also one thing that you can share with your baby without a worry. Doing so, you would be not only cutting the costs but also do a lot good to yourself and the skin. And if you are anything like me – with a super sensitive skin and equally sensitive nose, these products can save you a lot of trouble than you can ever imagine.

 

But why Baby Products?

Here’s why –

 

5 Reasons why these Baby Products are good for you –

  1. Enriched with Vitamin E and Shea Butter, these are the most suitable for the sensitive skin
  2. Free of artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, they protect the skin from irritation
  3. Sensitive skin or not using these on daily basis keeps your skin soft and supple, and hair less dry
  4. Keeping the natural oils intact they gently cleanse the skin and the scalp
  5. Never leaves a residue on skin or hair which otherwise can attract dust and grime

 

Now here are the 3 absolutely must have baby products

 

Baby Body Wash

Now, this is a product with more than one use – another use is practically a genius!

So this two-in-one product is not just good as a body wash, but it is also great as a facial cleanser too.

Look for Natural Baby Body Wash and swap this with your usual facial cleanser and see the instant results! Plus, imagine all those mornings when you need a fresh face but do not want to rip off all the natural oils from the skin.

This not only maintains the moisture of the skin but also gently cleanses it making it look and feel all supple and soft. Also, a soft and supple skin makes the makeup look flawless.

Need I say more?

If that’s not all, this is a great product to carry around especially when traveling too. It not just saves the space (since it’s one product for yourself and your baby) but also keeps yours and your baby’s skin healthy and soft against the change in weather and water!

 

Baby Lotion

Baby Lotions that are enriched with Vitamin E and Shea Butter often show better results than the regular ones.

Shea butter baby lotion, in particular, is rich and softening. It absorbs into skin instantly and leaves the skin feel super supple. Plus, using this post the baby body wash makes the skin smell amazing. The scent lingers on for hours with no signs of dryness.

Now you can bid goodbye to the scented moisturizers which can have chemicals that not only irritate the skin but also do the damage to the skin in long run.

 

Baby Wipes

These are super convenient and travel-friendly when you are on the go, but not just for your baby! Imagine a quick face cleanup after a tiring day. It is perfect for all those nights when you can’t seem to drag yourself up for a thorough cleaning. This is fairly a better deal than hitting the bed with all the makeup on the face. It’s good to go as long as you make sure to clean up thoroughly the next day!

And that’s not all. A quick dab on the face after a tiring day instantly revives the makeup and makes you feel all fresh.

These are also great to carry around in the bag when you need that instant pick me up at the end of the day. Plus, if ever your perfume did not do its job of staying all day long, a quick wipe of this under the arms makes you smell better.

 

So those were my reasons to reach out to the baby products lately. And what better than going for a brand that has all natural and organic ingredients that gently care for your baby’s skin and yours – Baby Mantra

Visit – www.BabyMantra.com

 

Baby Products

 

Have you tried products from this brand? What are your thoughts?

 

*Image Source – Baby Mantra

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

 

*Sponsored

TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range

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TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range

TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range

TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range

TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range is the recent launch of the brand. With all natural ingredients and herbal extracts, the products from this range claim torevive glowing and moisturized skin perfect to fight from the winter hustle.

This range from TBC by Nature is formulated by ingredients that can nourish and protect the skin during the harsh winters. Some of these key ingredients include – almond, cocoa butter, aloe vera and other herbal extracts. All these and more make the skin glow all year round.

 

TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range –

TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range

24ct Gold Honey and Almond Body lotion 

24ct Gold Honey and Almond Nourishing Cream

 

24ct Gold Honey and Almond range by TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range definitely have to be my current favorite. I love how amazing these products smell. The scent is not too overpowering but a lingering fragrance that stays on the skin for a long time. The scent straddles the line between the fragrance of vicco turmeric and ponds cream. I might be wrong in catching the scent correctly but whatever it is, I am in love!

These two are infused with the goodness of Honey and Almond which are the most common with any winter skincare range.

Honey nourishes and softens the skin and helps to improve skin texture. And Almond helps to maintain the natural moisture balance in the skin and also helps in skin brightening. This lotion and cream are particularly designed for winter skincare and the goodness of Aloe Vera Extract, Almond Oil, Honey, Cocoa butter, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin E help to keep away skin dryness and itching.

 

Here’s what I Love about TBC by Nature Winter Skin Care Range –

  1. Scent is amazing and it lingers on the skin for long time
  2. Quickly absorbs into the skin
  3. Softens the skin
  4. Love the body cream particularly since it’s richer and suits my skin that is too dry at the moment

 

What I don’t Love (Body Lotion) –

  • It is too runny
  • It is too light in formula
  • Skin needs reapplication (I have very dry skin during colder months)

 

If you are anything like me who needs extra care for skin, go for the body cream, it is ideal and more suited for winters. However, if you want something light for daytime, then body lotion is the best.

 

Price –

Body Lotion – 165 ₹ for 300 ml

Body Cream – 70 ₹ for 100 g

 

P.s – I couldn’t seem to find these products anywhere online at the moment but these are definitely available in their store in Delhi.

So if you are in and around that area, give it a shot.

 

You can get other products from TBC by Nature here – Amazon

 

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

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Best Wrinkle Reducing Serum + a Product Suggestion

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Wrinkle Reducing Serum

Wrinkle Reducing Serum

Wrinkle Reducing Serum is nothing but a (mostly) water-based cosmeceutical skin care product that claims to give a younger looking skin by reducing visible signs of skin aging.
There are numerous wrinkle care products available in the market and yet one of the most common skin care concerns of every woman is on what to shop and what to look for in a wrinkle reducing serum.

Today am here to discuss what the signs of aging are, how to get and maintain a healthier and younger looking skin and what to look for in a Wrinkle reducing serum.
Also, I have an amazing and effective skin care product to tell you about that is the talk of the town at the moment.

But first, here’s what you should know –

5 Visible Signs of Ageing

  1. Dark Spots
  2. Fine lines & Wrinkles
  3. Open pores
  4. Dull and Dry skin
  5. Sagging Skin

Do you know most of these signs of aging can be prevented if you can use one simple product every day as a ritual?

Wrinkle Reducing Serum

Using an SPF 30 Day Cream can visibly reduce most of the signs of skin aging.
They say 80% of the damage caused by skin and the main reason behind early signs of aging is the harmful rays from the sun!

Recommended –

Wrinkle Reducing Serum
Read more here – UV rays account for 80% of the skin aging
(it is an old article but you get the required info)

Applying a moisturizer with an effective sunscreen every day is one of the key steps to the better and younger looking skin.

Prevention is always the Best Medicine!

Another simple trick to keep those visible lines and aging signs at bay is to use an effective Wrinkle Reducing Serum.

What is a Serum?
The serum is a high concentration of active ingredients in a lightweight formula. It allows the active ingredients to penetrate the skin faster and more effectively showing better results than any cream or lotion.
Now here are the things you need to note when buying an anti-ageing serum. The wrinkle reducing serum you pick should be able to give you the following –

  • Improve the skin tone, soften fine lines and firm the skin
  • Brighter looking skin
  • Best at diminishing the dark spots
  • Make the skin look plump and fresh

Also always look for the following ingredients in a product. These are the 2 key ingredients that make any Wrinkle Reducing Serum the best –

Wrinkle Reducing Serum

While Vitamin B3 has a stimulating effect on aging skin, by not only improving the skin texture and smoothing out the wrinkles; Melatonin acts like an Antioxidant defense against free radicals.
These are two of the key ingredients which make an anti-ageing serum super effective.
Or you can also simply go for Elan Rose Skin Care products too. They are very popular and super effective than most of the available wrinkle care products available in the market.

Recommended –

Wrinkle Reducing Serum
Hope you found this post useful.

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

P.s – *Sponsored Post

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Skincare | Olay Moisturizing Lotion

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Olay Moisturizing Lotion

Olay Moisturizing Lotion has been one of my favorite everyday moisturizers for a very long time now. It’s lightweight and non-greasy formula is one thing that makes me reach out to this time and again.

Though I prefer a richer and creamier moisturizer during fall/winter, it is a moisturizer that is perfect for any season to be used under makeup.

 

Olay Moisturizing Lotion

 

Product Claims –

  1. It replenishes and moisturizes Normal/Combination skin.
  2. This lotion is formulated with ingredients that help to restore and maintain firm and youthful looking skin.
  3. Help diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  1. Olay Moisturising Lotion actively hydrates and maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance. It leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and youthful looking.

Ingredients

water, glycerin, cetyl palmitate, mineral oil, petrolatum, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl hydroxystearate, stearic acid, steareth-100, dimethicone, octyldodecyl myristate, fragrance, potassium hydroxide, dmdm hydantoin, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, tetrasodium edta, acrylates//c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, carbomer, red 4.

 

What I Love Olay Moisturizing Lotion –

  • Pale-ish pink in color, the formula is Light, non-sticky and non-greasy
  • Leaves skin well moisturized
  • Suits all skin types, especially sensitive and combination skins
  • Perfect moisturizer under makeup as it doesn’t add much to layer up
  • Pleasant Fragrance and comes in a handy, simple but pleasing packaging

 

And true to its claims, this Olay moisturizer is absorbed quickly into the skin and leaves it hydrated, smooth and supple. This aids in a flawless makeup too!

 

Like I said, this is one moisturizer I keep going back to always due to its light weight formula. It doesn’t clog my pores and is perfect for my sensitive combination skin any day. On the upside, like I said, this is just perfect under makeup too. Foundation sets in more perfectly and doesn’t make it cakey.

 

Price – 220 Rs

Qty – 75 ml

Buy – http://www.nykaa.com/olay-moisturizing-lotion.html

 

Have you tried this Olay Moisturizing Lotion yet? What’s your favorite moisturizer at the moment?

 

 

Much Love
Sangy

Basic Routine | Skincare Essentials

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skincare

While one can 100% follow all the essential steps of a great skincare routine, there are times that it simply doesn’t cut. It doesn’t show as good results as it did before.

Chances are that the routine is perfect but the choice of products is wrong for your particular age and skin type. Products that worked wonders in 20s do nothing when you are in 30s or more and that’s the fact.

Reason is simple – 30s skin need extra care and nurturing than the skin in 20s.

For such cases, reaching out to products that are specifically designed to put that extra boost of moisture and glow back into skin helps immensely.

 

Today am here to discuss about two of the major skin concerns and how to take that extra care. I am here to introduce you to a wonderful brand – Timeless Skin care that has specially designed products to combat these two of the main concerns.

 

Lack of Moisture and Glow

While the diet and the consumption of the water plays an important role in maintaining the hydration levels of the skin, effects of the harmful rays of sun and age factor shouldn’t be neglected either.

Along with good sun protection, it is essential to hydrate skin well and introduce products into regular skincare that helps the skin to get back the glow.

One of the major damages harsh sun and lack of proper hydration can cause is Wrinkles and fine lines. Using Anti-Wrinkle cream and good moisturizers should solve this concern effectively.

 

Uneven skin tone

Pigmentation or uneven skin tone is one of the major skin concerns women face these days. Lack of protection against harsh rays of sun is one of the main culprits. While getting a sun protection avoids further damage, a good vitamin c skin care helps to get rid of the pigmentation and helps to even out the skin tone.

skincare

As complicated as it may sound, a good skin care ritual designed to meet the skin concerns is all you need to get back that perfect skin you once had!

 

Much Love
Sangy

 

 

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Medimix Ayurvedic Face Wash with 6 Essential Herbs

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Face Wash

Face Wash

Face wash is one thing that gets me going every morning (other than a strong aromatic coffee). Nothing works like a charm for me more than a good face wash to strip away all the sleepiness and set me up for the day.

I am not talking about magic and miracles here but I say this from my own experience. A quick face wash first thing in the morning does really help me to get that spring in the step and push the things to happen on time.

And talking of face wash, I am very cautious when I am picking something new to try. I always choose my face wash that are mild-ultra mild to suit my sensitive skin. So you know when am out and about talking about a product that suits my skin. Its one thing you should definitely keep on your wishlist – incase you are planning on tweaking your skincare routine in future.

That said, am here to day to talk about one of my favorite face washes at the moment.

 

Medimix Ayurvedic Face Wash with 6 Essential Herbs

Face Wash

My face wash of choice at the moment is something which is slightly zingy, zesty and sort of invigorating fragrance and feel – much needed things to kick start the morning. A good dose of these 3 almost gets me ready for the day.

And when you get all these plus goodness of ayurvedic herbs that gives a deep cleaning yet a natural care – improving skin complexion, enhancing skin texture and reducing skin inflammation and/or sensitivity, the face wash is all the more appealing.

 

Medimic Ayurvedic Face wash is all that and more. Earlier I did mention how much I liked their new and improved Medimix bar soap. And I am glad that now I can grab a face wash too from them. Their products are natural and filled with goodness of ayurvedic herbs that not only care for the skin gently but also keep it blemish free.

 

Here’s what I loved most –

It has 6 ayurvedic herbs.

It has a faint zingy, zesty and invigorating fragrance.

It suits all skin types.

It is soap free and paraben free.

It has eco-friendly ingredients.

It is a unique blend of neem, aloe vera and turmeric – all of which aid in utmost skincare in the most natural way.

It lathers well and only need a drop or two to wash the face.

 

This comes in a flip cap tube making it very hygienic and easier to use too. And due to its fuss-free packaging it is also one of the most convenient to carry face wash when on travel.

 

That said, as of now there is nothing I dislike or hate about this face wash. Infact, I would love if they come up with foam based formula too. If you have tried Medimix products earlier and loved it very much like me, you’ll love this even more. That’s a promise!

 

Price – 60 ₹

Qty – 50 ml

 

Buy 50ml – www.amazon.in/dp/B00A29PPPO

Buy 100ml – www.amazon.in/dp/B00B3Q8QZ6

 

Medimix also has a Anti-Tan variant –  Medimix Ayurvedic Anti Tan Face Wash. I am hoping to try this soon!

 

Have you tried any of these two? Do you have any favorite at the moment?

 

 

Much Love

Sangy

Skincare Staples | Clarifying Toner

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clarifying toner

clarifying toner

clarifying toner

 

Clarifying Toner is a new permanent addition to my skincare lineup. It is gentle and aids in restoring the skin’s balance and works well to keep the oily, blemished and combination skin radiant and healthy. It is also a great product for large pored skin and shows visible results when used as a part of the daily skincare routine.

I essentially love this toner purely because it is amazingly good on my sensitive combination skin. It deep cleanses the pores, tightens them and makes the skin look visibly clear, soft and radiant.

I have used this so many times since I purchased this and it clearly has some wonderful effects on my skin. I am guessing the citrus lemon present in this toner is showing the magic! My skin often responds well to anything citrusy and its no wonder it’s been my favorite since it got this.

I have neglected toners for a very long time now in the hope of picking the better one. And when I finally found one, luckily, it isn’t as expensive as my other skincare products. Himalaya Herbals Clarifying toner is the best budget toner I found in the beauty market.

 

 

Have you tried this one yet?

 

 

Much Love
Sangy