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Monday, December 29, 2014

Patanjali Honey-Orange Face wash Review

I am loving the Patanjali 'Honey-Orange' Face wash this winter. Though I started using it sometime in the second week of November, I decided to hold the review atleast for a month so that I could be sure of its effects in the long run. Now that my first tube is almost over, I can still say that I love it.

Endowed with a refreshing Orangey scent, it contains ingredients like Honey, Neem, Tulsi, Haldi, Mulethi and ofcourse Orange. Moreover, it is a hundred percent soap free gel formulation.

My experience with the product - 

My skin is quite well behaved this winter and I do not get much dryness except on certain days. I guess that is due to some hormonal fluctuations that I have been experiencing of late. The Honey-Orange face wash gives a rather rich lather so I just need to use a single drop of it. Thankfully the lather also gets washed off quite easily (unlike the Soundarya Face wash). Have been using it twice a day and it leaves my skin squeaky clean. I do not feel the need to run for a moisturizer immediately after washing my face. Skin looks quite radiant and it has effectively taken care of the stray pimples ( I do get 2-3 eruptions at times) too.

Why would I recommend the Patanjali Honey-Orange Face Wash ?

Pros -

1. Suits normal to slightly dry skin (Most importantly does not dry out skin in the long run)
2. Leaves a glow on the skin
3. Priced economically at Rs 45/- for 60 ml
4. Love the citrus scent
5. Good lather that washes off easily
6. 100 percent soap-free
7. Can fit into any handbag easily.( Rest assured the cap is sturdy so it doesn't leak )

Cons -

1. Contains Parabens .

Verdict - This is fares better than the Patanjali Saundarya Face wash and I am definitely buying it again.

Rating - 4.5/5 .

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Patanjali Moisturizing Cream Review

Yet another Patanjali product that I have been using (or rather have used) recently !! This one makes quite a tall claim of preventing ageing and removing dehydration of skin. However I could hardly notice any benefit after one week of application. On the other hand it made my skin itchy (I think my skin is sensitive to some ingredient that it contains. Sadly it is only product amongst my recent Patanjali Haul that did not work for me.

Read on for the reviews -

The Patanjali Moisturizer cream is enriched with Shea butter, Chamomile and Olive oil. Baby pink in color and with a sweet smell, it is quite a girly product. Though it seems heavy and lingers on the skin for few minutes after application, it seemed quite moisturizing on my hands (which are somehow less dry as compared to my facial skin) It is priced at Rupees 75 for 50 gms.

Since it is free from Silicones and other chemicals, one can use it as a regular moisturizer on normal to dry skin. It might be a tad bit heavy for oily skin. My mom has used it and she quite likes it.

Summing it up -

Pros -

1. Economically priced at 75 rupees for 50 gms
2. Nice color and smell
3. Quite moisturizing
4. Makes skin soft with regular use (my Mom's experience)
5. A small quantity goes a long way
6. Contains Shea butter and Olive oil which are excellent moisturizers

Cons -

1. Some might find the smell too sweet.
2. Not meant for oily skin
3. Irritated my skin so I had to discontinue using it.

Verdict - Overall a good product though it might irritate very sensitive skin. But given the price, one can afford to give it a try .

Rating - 3.5/5.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Patanjali Shikakai Hair Cleanser & Olive - Almond Conditioner Rave Reviews

One month. Fifty days. Hundred days. Six months. The steady flow of report cards on the performance of the Modi government refuses to ebb. I personally find it tiresome that a nation that had monumental patience with the Congress ( or should I say Gandhi family ) expects results overnight. Unlike instant noodles of coffee, government run machinery takes time to be installed and only when things are in their proper place, it can churn out the desired results. While I am no blind follower of Modi, I would like to give him time to bring about any conspicuous change.

However, coming back to vainer pursuits, we all love it when a product gives us great results from the very first use. The Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shikakai Shampoo and Kesh Kanti Conditioner (Olive-Almond) definitely falls into that category. I must confess that while I loved the first shampoo variant (yellow bottle with orange cap) launched by Patanajali, the subsequent hair cleansers (Reetha, Natural, Milk protien) failed to live up to my expectations. So, it was with a good deal of hesitation that I tried out the latest variant and the newly launched conditioner.

Read on for the reviews -

Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shikakai Hair Cleanser

A translucent shampoo with a light orange tint, it gives a good amount of lather with a small quantity and cleans my hair of excess oil from the very first wash. And my hair does contain a fair bit of oil as I do a good amount of 'Champi' on the previous night. The fragrance is quite good (slightly ayurvedic but not heavy) and lingers on for a day or too.

It contains natural ingredients like Shikakai, Hibiscus, Bhringaraj, Sugarcane and walnut which nourish the hair from scalp to the ends. Actually it reminded me of the home made hair masks I used during my school and college days. I actually left the product in my hair for 5-6 minutes as most herbal formulations usually take sometime to act. But as a downside, it contains silicones and is surfactant (detergent) based.

The product claims to be useful in dryness and roughness of hair, prevents hair fall and improves hair glow.

It is priced at Rupees 95 /- (for 200 ml).

Patanjali Kesh Kanti Hair Conditioner - Almond

A white color thick cream that spreads well, it requires only a tiny amount to cover my hair. Applied it to my hair after shampooing and thoroughly squeezing out any water. Worked it though the ends and left it on for 3 minutes before rinsing it off. I could feel the de-tangling effect even as I applied it. The directions printed on the tube mention that the product should be applied to hair after a wash, gently massage onto the scalp and leave for 1-2 mins before rinsing off with water. But as a general rule, conditioners are not supposed to be applied onto the scalp as they make it greasy and block the hair follicles, hence I applied it only on my hair ends.

It leaves behind a very mild fragrance once it is washed off and hair feels beautifully nourished from the first use itself. The product claims to condition, nourish and detangle hair, reduce hair fall, split ends and make hair healthy and strong.

It contains natural ingredients like olive oil, almond oil, gooseberry extract, hibiscus extract, shikakai extract and Bhringaraj extract. However, it also contains chemicals like silicones and parabens.

It is priced at Rupees 60 /- (for 100 mg).

The light orange liquid shown in the below pic is the shampoo while the white cream next to it is the conditioner.

A quick Recap -

Kesh Kanti Shikakai Hair Cleanser 

Pros -
1. Light shampoo with a good fragrance
2. Lathers well (even with oiled hair)
3. Priced economically at Rs 95 /- for 200 ml.
4. Contains beneficial natural ingredients.
5. Made my hair smooth, tangle-free and shiny. Even the scalp seemed clean but not dried out.

Cons -
1. Contains silicones
2. Availability might be an issue but one can buy it online too .

Kesh Kanti Hair Conditioner Almond (God knows why they forgot to mention Olive in the English print. The Hindi one reads "Jaitoon-Badam").

Pros -
1. Good de-tangling effect and makes hair quite silky.
2. Nice fragrance that is also mild.
3. Priced very economically at Rs 60/- for 100 gm. Will go a long way as very little amount of the product is required.
4. Contains beneficial natural ingredients.

Cons -
1. Contains silicones and parabens.
2. Availability might be an issue but one can buy it online too .

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My First Experience With ZopNow ( A Review )

The numbers of e-tailers in India are multiplying faster than rabbits. I am coming across a new one almost everyday. Even the regular brick & mortar stores have joined the bandwagon. Most have stated their own websites or are fast tying up with the existing ones.

With the traffic situation in Bangalore making Grocery shopping such a pain, these e-grocery sites are the ones that I am really looking forward to. Sometimes I catch up a recipe midweek and it is something that I need to make the next day. Such sites are a boon for food bloggers like me. After shopping numerous times with BigBasket, I decided to checkout another one. Actually it was quite by chance that I landed up on the ZopNow webpage. I had been looking for Patanjali products in Marathahalli without any success and decided to check if they are available online. To my surprise, ZopNow stocks quite a decent range of these products.

My first experience with ZopNow was really good. I had placed the order on Monday night and it was delivered by Tuesday afternoon ( actually theNewsy have 5 slots each day and I chose the second one ). And that too with a freebie.

Unlike BigBasket, they have free home delivery for orders above Rupees 500 (restricted to South & East Banglore). So, it is quite convenient even if you order for a few items.

To sum up my experience -

What I like about ZopNow -

1. Free home delivery for orders above rupees 500
2. Stocks Patanjali products
3. Wide range of grocery items
4. Wide range of frozen items (both veg and non-veg)
5. Stocks economically priced spices along with their organic variants.

What I do not like about ZopNow -

1. Does not stock fresh vegetables & meat (eggs are available though).
2. Does not stock gifts (BigBasket has started stocking those lately but the range is limited).

Overall I would rate it a 4.0/5 (Sorry about it but I still need to go to the nearest vegetable vendor to pick something midweek.  But if it starts stocking some fresh veggie and meat, I would prefer it over BigBasket anyday).

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