Aroma essentials multiple product review- part 1

Almost everyone who is crazy about chemical free skin care products will have heard about Aroma essentials. I have previously reviewed their onion cream shampoo. Check out that review, to know more about the brand.

This post is a review of the other products I got from them. Some are my favorites and some did not work out for me. This post has those that i really liked. So let us start with the best of the lot.

My haul mostly had hair care products

haul

Orange Vanilla Lip Balm:

Of all the Indian lip balms I have tried so far (trust me there is a long list), this is the only one that does so much with so little ingredients. You all know I love Burt’s bes peppermint lip balm and that works the best for my dry, chapped lips. Also I have not tried any Indian peppermint lip balms. But even without peppermint, this one with its very small list of ingredients, gives a burst of hydration to the lips. BEST INDIAN LIP BALM I HAVE TRIED SO FAR.

lipbalm

Price : 175Rs

Ingredients : mango butter, vanilla and orange oils,  vit e. No cocoa or shea butter like normal lip balms. Still the best.

Packing : Comes in a transparent tube unlike other natural lip balms. They have tub versions as well but most handmade lip balms comes in tub which is very unhygienic. I love the fact that even though this one is really soft and smooth, it holds its shape in the tube.

Yay points: Gives instant hydration to lips. Soft and smooth. Not oily or heavy on lips. I am sure it will suit almost all lip conditions. Comes with the added benefits of spf.

Nay point : For extremely dry, cracked lips like mine, this wouldn’t be sufficient. This doesn’t sink in fast and therefore doesn’t have that matte feeling, Burt’s bees gives.

But c’mon give it a break, this comes from a homemade, handmade, all natural brand for such a pocket friendly price, considering its efficacy. I can only say AWESOME. Also the brand offers lip balms in other flavours.

Madhurima (band owner), please make a mint based lip balm that would heal my chapped lips along with hydrating it.

Mint Mask :

mint

This came as complimentary gift from the brand.

Price : Rs 350

Ingredients :aloe gel, mint , vitamin b3

Packing: Product comes in a small white tub.

Texture : This is a gel with bright blue color. Something like basil seeds are scattered across the gel.

Yay points : Best cooling mask for summers. This is light and gets absorbed by the skin. Can be mixed with other powder masks, replacing rose water. Great for all ksin types as this doesn’t stretch the skin.

Nay points : Nothing much as there are no big claims by the product. This is not a necessary product in your kit but would really refresh your skin after a long day.

Eye corrector gel :

undereye

PC: Aroma essentials

Price : Rs 175 for about 15ml

Ingredients : curd water , saffron , German chamomile and English lavender

Texture : A yellow colored gel with saffron strands in it.

Yay points : The under eye cream or rather oil from Juicy chemistry I used before used to sting my eyes if it goes in while massaging the eye area. Also I was not a  big fan of oily texture. This one comes in gel form and I refrigerate it. Hence it is very cooling and relaxes the eye area instantly. It sinks in fast and takes away all oiliness from the applied area. Also you get a warm feeling when the gel is absorbed. This will be a good base for eye shadows or kajal, if you have oily lids.

Nay Points : Did not help with the under eye darkness. I don’t have any distinct darkness under the eyes, It’s more of few veins popping when I don’t sleep well or spend too much time infront of computer.

Can make the skin feel a bit tacky.

Chocolate Massage candle:

choco

PC : Aroma essentials

Price : Rs 450

Ingredients : cocoa butter , bees wax , sheabutter

Packing : Comes in a plastic cup. I am not a fan of the packing side of the brand, as I feel for the price, they can do a better job.

How to apply: I wanted to try this as I was intrigued by the idea of a candle as moisturizer. The candle wax is not hard as it is all natural. I got the chocolate variant and it smells like cocoa. I light the candle and let it melt the wax for a few minutes. I then put out the wick and apply the molten wax on dry areas like knees and elbows.

Yay points : Smells really good and it moisturizes the dry areas for a while.

Nay points : I feel this is quite expensive for the quantity and efficacy. I need to reapply this after few hours as this doesn’t moisturize my skin for long. Considering that, I would rather go for a body butter to minimize the efforts.

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Plum Angel Eyes Kohl Kajal

I love kajals and cannot step out without lining my eyes with a kohl. I have tried many many kohls and kajals till date from brands like lakme, maybelline, loreal etc. Maybelline colossal kajal was my go to kajal for a long time. But since I started using only natural skin care brands, I was on the look out for a chemical free kajal for eyes.

Brands like Himalaya and many more make chemical free kajals, but these kajals are really soft and they smudges easily. Also the blunt conical tips cannot be sharpened for Himalaya kohl.

I came across good reviews for Plum kajal and got it immediately from their site.

kajal

Price : Rs 425 for 1.25gm

Brand claims :100% natural Angel Eyes true black kohl kajal with no synthetic dyes, preservatives or other chemicals. Ultra-soft, creamy formula made from jojoba oil, macadamia oil and soothing chamomile extracts.

Jojoba oil
Pronounced “ho-ho-ba” oil, jojoba oil is a skin-compatible naturally occurring “goody” that PLUM loves. Because it resembles the natural chemistry of sebum on skin, it has excellent healing and moisturizing properties to keep your eyes shining through the day

Macadamia oil
Rich in antioxidants, including squalene, a naturally occurring antioxidant present within our skin, macadamia oil makes this formulation supremely skin-compatible.

Chamomile flower extracts
Soothing, relaxing, and calming. Now you know what Angel Eyes is all about.

Mango seed oil
Bet you never thought about oil when you saw mangoes. Some of us did, and decided to include this really exquisite source of essential fatty acids and vitamins in our kohl kajal

Packing : The pencil has a white cover with purple label for plum. The sharpener is purple and lime green in colour. It has 2 holes, 1 for making blunt tip and another for sharp tip.

kajal1

My experience:

The kohl is expensive but considering the ingredient list and the fact that it is chemical free and safe for water line, I am ok with the price.

It needs to be sharpened and doesn’t come in retractable packing, which is a low for me as there is product wastage while sharpening.

The kohl is soft and not at all harsh on eyes. When used to line upper lid, it remains smudge free for a long time.  But for lower waterline, it smudges after a while for me. Even then it doesn’t make hideous black smudges. I usually use a nude shade eye shadow just below the kohl line to make it smudge proof.

With sharpened tip, I manage to make winged eyes but it lightens after a while and loses it’s shape.

The colour pay off is great and this kohl is ideal for smokey eyes. It doesn’t cause any irritation to eyes or causes tears as some kajals do because of the presence of natural ingredients.

Quantity is alright. I have been using this for 4 months now and I managed to finish just half of the product.

This is a good buy but I am still on the look out for smudge free, long lasting natural liner.