Friday, 29 January 2016



Biotique Bio Winter Cherry Rejuvenating Body Nourisher | Review


About Brand:

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Biotique is synonymous with serious skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda. It embodies the collection of traditions developed by the ancient sages, passed down from generation to generation. These sages, commonly known as Rishis, discovered that plants and plant extracts had startling effects on skin and hair. They understood that, in order to survive, society had to live in harmony with nature. They learned how to harness natures therapeutic powers [the heat of the sun, light, air, water, minerals and plant substances] to restore human beings to a state of perfect health¦and agelessness.


Product Description:


This nourishing lotion is a blend of pure winter cherry, sunflower, safflower, musk root and almond oil, to supply moisture and nutrients crucial to body health and vitality. Soothes, softens and revitalizes even weather-roughened body skin, as it promotes elasticity, suppleness and moisture balance.



Packaging:


  • The product comes in standard Biotique packaging. 
  • It comes in a simple plastic baby pink bottle with green lid.
  • The packaging is quite travel friendly.


Price:


INR 720 for 800ml
INR 180 for 190ml


Availability:


Available online at:
Biotique
Flipkart
Amazon


Shelf Life:


3 years


Ingredients:


Surajmukhi tail (Helianthus annuus oil), Kusumbhi tail (Carthamus tinctorious oil), Sarsoan tail (Brassica nigra oil), Badam tail (Prunus amygdalus oil), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Lotion base Q.S.



How to use:


  • Massage into damp body skin until completely absorbed, morning and evening.


Product Experience:


  • Biotique Winter Cherry Body Lotion is a heavily moisturizing with thick creamy consistency.
  • After application the lotion gets soaked into the skin and without leaving slippery layer on skin.
  • The moisturising effect lasts for around 12-14 hours.
  • It makes the dry skin very soft and supple.
  • It smells weird though, I was expecting a faint cherry scent.



Pros:


  • Affordable
  • Heavily moisturises
  • Blends well
  • Soft texture
  • Free of chemical preservatives
  • Makes skin soft and healthy


Cons:


  • Weird scent


Tz rating

4.5/5

Would I repurchase this?

Maybe

Tuesday, 26 January 2016



Biotique Sandalwood Sunscreen & Face Lotion | Review



About Brand:


Biotique is synonymous with serious skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda. It embodies the collection of traditions developed by the ancient sages, passed down from generation to generation. These sages, commonly known as Rishis, discovered that plants and plant extracts had startling effects on skin and hair. They understood that, in order to survive, society had to live in harmony with nature. They learned how to harness natures therapeutic powers [the heat of the sun, light, air, water, minerals and plant substances] to restore human beings to a state of perfect health¦and agelessness.



Product Description:


This nutrient-rich lotion is blended with pure sandalwood, saffron, wheat germ, honey and bark of the arjun tree to keep skin soft, fair and moisturized. Protects skin with broad spectrum SPF 50 UVA/UVB sunscreen. Very water resistant, retains SPF after 80 minutes in the water.

Packaging:


  • The product comes in standard Biotique packaging. 
  • It comes in a simple plastic bottle with green screw lid.
  • The packaging is quite travel friendly.


Price:


INR 350 for 120ml

Availability:


Available online at:
Biotique 
Joybynature


Shelf Life:


3 years


Ingredients:


Safed Chandan (Santalum album), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nag kesar(Mesua ferrea), Ankurit Gehun (Triticum vulgare), Madhu (Honey), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Rakt Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Mom (Bees wax), Sunflower oil, Himalayan Water Q.S.


How to use:


  • Apply liberally before sun exposure. 
  • Reapply, as needed, after swimming or perspiring activities. 
  • Helps reduce the risk of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun.


Product Experience:


  • Biotique bio sandalwood face and body Sun lotion is pretty light textured lotion that spreads easily on face and neck and gets fully absorbed into skin.
  • The aroma is fabulous with the real smell of Sandalwood.
  • It has a perfect body lotion consistency and it has SPF 50. 
  • On application, the sunscreen glides easily on face.  It disappears into the skin the moment u apply it.
  • I never felt like I have something on me, its very light and moisturizing at the same time. 



Pros:


  • Travel friendly
  • Little goes long way
  • Beautiful fragrance
  • No parabens
  • Very light on skin
  • herbal ingredients
  • Moisturizing + Sun protection
  • Water resistant


Cons:


  • None!


Tz rating

5/5

Would I repurchase this?

Ofcourse

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Biotique Basil & Parsley Revitalizing Body Soap | Review


About Brand:


Biotique is synonymous with serious skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda. It embodies the collection of traditions developed by the ancient sages, passed down from generation to generation. These sages, commonly known as Rishis, discovered that plants and plant extracts had startling effects on skin and hair. They understood that, in order to survive, society had to live in harmony with nature. They learned how to harness natures therapeutic powers [the heat of the sun, light, air, water, minerals and plant substances] to restore human beings to a state of perfect health¦and agelessness.


Product Description:


This clear soap is a blend of pure basil, parsley, margosa, wheat germ and coconut oil, to gently wash away body impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural pH balance.


Packaging:


  • The Biotique Basil Soap comes in a dark green cardboard packaging.
  • And the soap is green color in a transparent plastic film.



Price:


INR 45 for 75gms
INR 90 for 150gms


Availability:


Available online at:
Biotique
NewU
Joybynature



Shelf Life:


3 years


Ingredients:


Nariyal tail (Cocos nucifera oil), Erand tail (Ricinus communis oil), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Pudina (Pteroselinum sativum), Ritha tail (sapindus mukorossi oil), Gehun tail (Triticum vulgare oil), Ikshuras (saccharum officinarum), Cleanser base Q.S.




How to use:


  • Gently work up a foamy lather, and rinse.


Product Experience:


  • This soap is a great natural cleanser for the body which lathers well and removes the dirt quite well.
  • And the best part it doesn't dry out my skin or make it stretchy at all.
  • It has a quite strong herbal scent.
  • It cleanses and soothes my skin very well.
  • Overall this soap is worth trying.



Pros:


  • Goodness of coconut oil, basil and parsley extracts
  • Affordable
  • No harmful ingredients
  • Availability


Cons:


  • Strong herbal scent




Tz rating

4.5/5

Would I repurchase this?

Yes

Friday, 22 January 2016

Biotique Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion| Review


About Brand:


Biotique is synonymous with serious skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda. It embodies the collection of traditions developed by the ancient sages, passed down from generation to generation. These sages, commonly known as Rishis, discovered that plants and plant extracts had startling effects on skin and hair. They understood that, in order to survive, society had to live in harmony with nature. They learned how to harness natures therapeutic powers [the heat of the sun, light, air, water, minerals and plant substances] to restore human beings to a state of perfect health¦and agelessness.


Product Description:

This lightening and nourishing lotion is blended with pure honey, wheatgerm and seaweed. It sinks into skin to replace natural oils and replenish lost moisture for a noticeably fresher, fairer complexion.

Packaging:


  • The product comes in standard Biotique packaging. 
  • It comes in a simple plastic bottle with green lid.
  • The packaging is quite travel friendly.



Price:


INR 280 for 190ml

Availability:


Available online at:
Biotique

Shelf Life:


3 years

Ingredients:


Baheda (Terminalia Belerica), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Madhu (Honey Mel), Ankurit gehun (Triticum valgare), Kusumbhi (Carthamus tinctorious), Vach (Acorus calamus), Lotion Q.S.


How to use:


  • Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, before sun exposure, each morning.
  • Wear alone or under makeup.


Product Experience:


  • My skin does not feel dry after applying it. It did not give me any breakouts
  • I must say, it moisturizes the skin very well
  • The consistency is not too thin and neither too thick
  • It’s just perfect and blends well into the skin
  • It has such a lovely smell. The fragrance is one of the best part of the product



Pros:


  • Travel friendly
  • Affordable
  • Cruelty free
  • Moisturizes well
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Spreads easily


Cons:


  • None!


Tz rating

5/5


Would I repurchase this?

Yes

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Biotique Almond Overnight Therapy Lip Balm | Review


About Brand:


Biotique is synonymous with serious skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda. It embodies the collection of traditions developed by the ancient sages, passed down from generation to generation. These sages, commonly known as Rishis, discovered that plants and plant extracts had startling effects on skin and hair. They understood that, in order to survive, society had to live in harmony with nature. They learned how to harness natures therapeutic powers [the heat of the sun, light, air, water, minerals and plant substances] to restore human beings to a state of perfect health¦and agelessness.




Product Description:


This plumping balm restores lip fullness for a voluptuous, bee-stung look and refined lip contours.

Packaging:

It comes in a cute white tub with green cap on it.
The only thing I don't like about the packaging is that it very unhygienic.


Price:


INR 175 for 12gms

Availability:


Available online at:
Biotique
Joybynature
Flipkart


Shelf Life:


3 years

Ingredients:


Madhu (Honey), Vach (Acoruscalamus), Mulethi (Glycynhiza glabra), Was (Prun usamygdalus), Surajmukhi (Helianthus annus), Kashumbi (carthamus tincorius), Til (Sesamum indicum), Erandi (Ricinus communis), Marhum base Q.S.




How to use:


Smooth on and around bare lips each evening before, bedtime.


Product Experience:


  • This works great for my chapped & dry lips
  • It stays on my lips like 4-5 hours which is awesome
  • After applying this a week or more, it made my lips nourished and soft and cured my chapped lips
  • It has a spicy & clove like fragrance
  • The texture is creamy and thick
  • It glides on smoothly over the lips and isn’t one bit greasy



Pros:


  • Affordable
  • Thick & nourishing in texture
  • Amazing staying power
  • Instantly soothes dry and chapped lips
  • Made by natural ingredients
  • Best for the winters


Cons:


  • Unhygienic packaging


Tz rating

4.5/5


Would I repurchase this?

Yes

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Paper Boat Drinks | Review




About Company:

Paper Boat is a brand of non-carbonated beverages and energy drinks produced and marketed by Hector Beverages, which is located in Bangalore, India. The product consists of traditional, authentic indigenous Indian drinks that are packaged in single serving, flexible pouches. The beverages are produced using local spices, fruit, flowers and pulses, and some of the fruits grow wild, such as jamun and kokum. The company has stated that it does not use artificial coloring or preservatives in its products.






We grew up. We looked back.
“A simpler time”, we said, a bit wistfully.
We looked back, wanted to touch it.
Reached out for it; longed for it.
We looked back, and we looked around. 
And there were no evil bosses, just characters from a comic book.
No notes during dull presentations, just incomprehensible doodles
No traffic, just nameless faces with complex back-stories
No bad assessments, just report cards to be hidden
No cricket match to be missed, just a stomach-ache to be feigned.
Life was so beautiful..






Packaging:


The packaging is eco friendly and travel friendly.
Each flavour is packed in attractive, colorful, hour glass shape like aluminium lined paper pouches.
The packaging itself is pretty bright and refreshing.
The pack design, in itself makes Paper Boat beverages stand out from the crowd of the other drinks.


                         


Availability:

Available online at Amazon


Price:

INR 30 for 250ml per pouch


Serving suggestion:

  • Shake and serve chilled



Flavours:


1. Ginger Lemon Tea


Ginger, black tree leaves and some lemon grass. It's fruity demeanour, light in its essence, is one of the most distinct and sought after flavours on the planet. 


2. Aamras

45% mango pulp. The juicy secret behind the timeless taste of aamras.



3. Jaljeera

Taste a refreshing splash. The joy of natural goodness. Real lemon, pepper, mint and cumin.





4. Kokum

Don't let the heat get to you. Real kokum juice. Nothing but the good stuff.




5. Jamun Kala Khatta

Steal some jamun with every sip. Real jamun juice.


6. Aam Panna


Aam panna is a memory of good old days, kept authentic with real green mango, lemon, pepper and cumin in every sip.


Pros:

  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Easy to serve and sip
  • Affordable
  • Fresh and flavorful in taste
  • No preservatives, artificial colors and flavors

Cons:

  • None!

Tz's Rating

5/5

Would I repurchase this?

Ofcourse!




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Monday, 18 January 2016

Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask | Review


About Brand:


Auravedic is a natural beauty brand which sources and uses only the best local natural ingredients. Auravedic products are not tested on animals and no animal product or by-product is used in the manufacture of Auravedic products (with the exception of honey). In accordance with its commitment to upholding human rights, Auravedic is committed to not using child labour in the manufacture of any of its products.





Product Description:


Keep skin blemish free by quickly reducing breakouts with this maximum strength
formula. Prepared using extracts of neem, tea tree and basil, it improves your skin texture by providing adequate moisture and nourishment. Skin is left free of acne & pimples and further breakouts.


Packaging:


The packaging is as similar as Auravedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask.
It has light green labeling on it.




Price:


INR 200 for 50gms


Availability:


Available online at:
Auravedic
Jabong 
Amazon



Shelf Life:


24 months


Ingredients:


Extracts of Neem, Amla, Turmeric, Tulsi, Aloe Vera, Papaya, Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sage Oil, Willow Bark, Ceto Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Steareth 10, Kaolin, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Purified Water.




How to use:


  • Scoop on to fingertips
  • Gently massage over moist skin
  • Leave on skin for a few minutes
  • Gently wiping it off with a cotton ball
  • Can wash off if required

Product Experience:



  • The face mask has mild fragrance like that of neem & turmeric.
  • I love the smell as it is not heavy or bothersome.
  • My face became clear & smooth.
  • It absorbs excess oil and cleanses skin.
  • But it didn't help in reducing blemishes.
  • The pack gets washed off easily and doesn't give tight or tingling sensation or doesn't dry out the skin.




Pros:


  • Affordable
  • Mild fragrance
  • Makes skin bright and clear
  • Removes excess oil & dirt
  • Free of parabens and harmful chemicals
  • Does not dry out the skin



Cons:


  • Not a travel friendly packaging
  • Not very effective on blemishes



Tz rating

3.5/5

Would I repurchase this?