Hey all. Now this post is also a story on how my passion for handmade skincare products started.
I was not someone keen on taking care of my skin and I never used any makeup. All I used was a daily moisturizer and Kohl for eyes. Pears or dove for bath and mild herbal shampoos for hair. Their ended my skincare regime. I did not even know there was something called soap free cleansers or body scrubs.
One day I came across a YouTube video on review of a chemical free, soap free, all natural face cleanser.That too a cleanser that is not a liquid or a cream. I was intrigued.I checked out the facebook page of the brand (based in Mumbai) and ordered few products, which did not include the cleanser. Gayatri from Gia, send me a tub of the angel face cleanser along with the other products I ordered and boy, Iam glad she did.
The bath and body care experience I had after, was beyond everything I had experienced so far. The products smells divine and using them made me love my skin. My bath hours became elaborate and the best me time of my day.
I kept on going back to Gia and Gayatri spoiled me crazy with all the fee goodies she leaves with the order.
So ever since angel face cleanser, I have tried the orange, coffee and pomegranate cleansers and I find the pomegranate one very close to angel cleanser and since I have a tub right now, I shall review it.
Price : Rs 300 for 50g and trust me you need only a pinch of the product for the face and one tub lasts me several months.
Ingredients: See for yourselves.
Now that’s an impressive list of wonderful ingredients.
Texture and fragrance :
The texture is humid and crumbly with oats meal as the base ingredient.It is not a dry powder. On mixing with water it turns to a milky paste with soft bits of solid ingredients that spreads easily on skin.
Fragrance is very pleasant slightly floral one and must be the essential oil mix smell.
My Experience using the product:
As you can see, this variant has those crimson pomegranate seeds scattered in the mix. This product also triples up as a mask and mild scrub. So take a pinch of the product, mix it with water to make a paste, spread it evenly on face and let it sit for a while. Gently massage the face while the product is still wet and wash it off with cold water.
Now this is one product that suits all skin types. If you have dry skin, this will moisturize it amply and if you have oily or combination skin, it cleanses the skinw without stripping the moisture.
You can see the essential oils seeping to your skin and keeping it well fed for a long time. Very mild and very effective, this cleanser is nothing like the foaming, soapy ones that leaves the skin parched or like the dry powdery natural cleansers that are a bit harsh on skin.
I am totally in love with this one and the angel cleanser.
PS : The coffee cleanser will be perfect for dry skinned beauties. But it will make the oily or combination skin more oily. Orange cleanser lacked the smoothness of oats, as it has orange and lemon peel powder as the main ingredient.But there are fans for that as well. Tomato face cleanser is a recent addition to the list but I have not used it.
So you can ping Gayatri in the Gia fb page and she will help you choose the right product for your skin type.
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