Winter Skin care products I love right now

Winter time calls for proper skin care. I am guilty for not being an avid moisturizer, but the pregnancy and the winters in Hyderabad this time around are screaming for skin hydration. Here’s a rundown of the products that I have been using, and almost done with! Sharing the love this winter….
1. 1. Himalaya for Moms Toning massage oil– I have already reviewed the product on my blog, you can check that out here. I especially love this oil because a winter pregnancy can be even more difficult on your skin. The non-sticky consistency, and calming lavender scent is divine. It’s easy to apply and definitely will purchase another bottle once I run out of this.

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2. Boro Plus Total results moisturising lotion (Grapes and Olive oil)- This lotion even though I applied on my face completely changed the game for me. My skin was a mess due to dryness, and while I was applying my regular moisturizer, my skin just needed something extra. The husband dropped by a pharmacy and picked this up upon recommendation. I love it!, it smells beautiful and does the job superfast. It says on the label that it’s developed by Ayurvedic and international skin experts to treat 8 signs of dryness ie unhealthy, itchy, tight, rough, papery, flaky, dull and no suppleness, sadly I was facing almost all except dullness. I used it twice a day as instructed and am a sure shot fan. Boro Plus is ayurvedic, strangely I didn’t know that. I am gravitating towards ayurvedic/organic/natural skin care and exploring more and more options not just as a mother for the kids but also for myself.

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3. Himalaya for Moms Body butter– This is my go-to hand cream substitute right now. You can read detailed review on my blog. I have already run out of the Lavender fragrance, and gave the rose one to my mom and am almost done with the jasmine. When you’re finishing off products, you know you loved them.

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4. Biotique Bio Morning Nectar– This lotion has been sitting around for quite some time. The bottle was already half empty when I found it in my stash, and decided to revisit it. I will definitely run out of this within few days. Again Biotique is an ayurvedic brand which has a vast range of products, readily available and at a very nice price point. They also do baby products. I am not a fan of their packaging, but product consistency is runny enough to be able to spread it evenly over your skin. The directions on the bottle talk about the face and neck, however I prefer using this on the body because of its consistency.

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5. Bio-Oil– This is my pregnancy discovery for stretch marks. A little goes a long way for Bio-Oil. Right into second trimester when I started to notice a visible increase in my belly size I decided I didn’t want to purchase the Palmers Body butter I used last time, it didn’t use much, I didn’t like the smell and stickiness of it and hence ended up with stretch marks. But this time I headed the trusty Bio-Oil route and purchased the 125ML size and love how effective it is. A little goes a long way. I only apply it to the stretch marks prone belly and waist area and the Himalaya for Moms toning massage oil for the rest of the body. So far I love it and highly recommend it. Application twice a day is justified and its nonstick nature makes it a very practical product.

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6. Lip care- I am almost out of my favourite ever lip balm i.e. Vichy Aqualia Thermal I have left the last half cm of it in my bag for one the go use. And am now back to basics with Vaseline, the cute tiny tub is handy and frankly I didn’t know it existed. I want to try out herbal lip balms from Kama Ayurveda. Will purchase once I am done with these.
Have you tried any of the Kama Ayurveda products? I am curious about their scent, that’s the only hesitation I have with ayurvedic products- the fragrance of the products.

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So that’s a run down of winter products…What have you been using?

 

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You must know two things before you read this post:

1. I rather do current favourites every once in a while than irregular monthly favourites

2. I already wrote the post, and edited it, but somehow WordPress didn’t save it and I messed up with the key board and well, I lost it. This is my second attempt…..

Now that that’s out of the way, lets get started shall we?

1. Sally Hansen instant cuticle remover- We need to fix those cuticles at home sometimes, not every time do we have the chance to get out and visit our salons. This product is magic. If you like giving yourself manicures at home this product is a must have. Very easy to use, a little goes a loooong way, and it really does the job without having to use cuticle clippers. I ordered mine from Purplle back in the day when I actually enjoyed shopping there. Read here about my experience.

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2. Skin Cottage bath scrub-Now this was a great find, this product will not satisfy anyone in the actual scrubbing department, other than some mentally. On the body it doesn’t do anything, with or without the loofah. So why do I like it? Well, it smells amazing, the scent is delicious, and it stays on the skin for a long time. It’s got a great texture, packaging is nice and sturdy, easy to pour out the product, label is lovely, the colour is pretty, it’s a total pamper product for it’s value. This could be a great gift to give to fellow mommies, and girl friends. I am looking forward to trying out their body washes and other flavours.

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3. Vichy Aqualia thermal lib balm- This is the holy grail for dried, chapped lips or just everyday nourishment. I asked the sales girl at Health and Glow (Barkatpura) to give me something to revive my dead lips. Note: Vaseline doesn’t work, and my skin was going through severe dehydration. Anyway, she gave me this, and I thought 500 bucks for a chap-stick, that thought was followed by ‘it must work’, it’s Vichy also. I’ve never tried products from the brand and thought it would be a nice step to take to test the quality, and well, it’s on my favourites list! Highly recommend it.

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4. Maybelline the falsies mascara- Yes, this is the one that’s all the rave online and in the YouTube beauty guru land. And it’s worth the hype. It’s a great feel good mascara, just the product on it’s on sans eye-liner will lift your face and make you feel glam. I love it, and definitely repurchase it.

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6. Davidoff Echo- This is my all time favorite. I have a back up of this, that’s how much I’m in love with this fragrance. As you can see I’m almost done. I went through a lot issues to get hold of this bottle, not available in India, like most things are, and in Dubai they said the company has discontinued making it (OH the Horror!!). But I somehow managed to get my hands on it, but did the mistake of not picking up two instead of one. When I returned back home after my vacation, I asked the hubby to search high and low, and so he did. Till then I was using it sparingly. I wear it everyday, the dry down is so sensual, feminine, fresh, fruity floral, great for day and night time. I just love it.

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5. Aldo bag- This was a gift, and what an appropriate gift it was. Any working woman should own a structures bag, that can carry all work stuff. I carry files, loose papers, documents and books to school. And this bag just does the job. It has zippers on the side that change the square shape to a trapeze and accommodate A4 size files effortlessly. LOVE IT!!

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6. Kellog’s Oat bites- This will always be my favourite cereal. This is the best that Kellog’s provides in Hyderabad according to me. I love it, and it’s my go-to snack and breakfast preference. Unfortunately it’s only available in the below size and hardly ever available. I can’t make out if it’s because it’s in too much demand or not much demand. I discovered it when I was pregnant with Batool 4 years ago. And it’s been my favourite since, I tried to go on the special K bandwagon, and did enjoy the fact that it was readily available, but too sweet for me. Bigbasket always has stock of Oat bites, I order mine from there.Currently it’s out of stock, that’s why I always buy two boxes at a time at-least, that’s one thing I’ve learned in general, stock up whenever possible.

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I shall stop there, what have you been loving lately?