Let me take this opportunity to introduce to you my sister: Simran
She has been one of the biggest supporters of my blog since it first began and I am happy and proud that today my blog carries a contribution from her.
I have always wanted her to contribute to my blog for two simple reasons
1. She writes well.
2. She has oily & sensitive skin - quite the opposite of mines (combination verring towards dry & tottally insensitive, as in, not much makes my skin break out into rashes or pimples). I always felt that adding her perspective to the blog would help those of my readers who identify with her skin type ands make the blog more useful to them.
Over to Simran, then. :-D.
Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfol Gel - Review By Simran Parmar
What it claims: Exfoliating & Blackhead Removal gel. This Gentle Gel formula contains AHA, a multi fruit acid mixture that eliminates dead surface cells, blackheads and fine lines uncovering smoother and softer skin. Your skin will look amazingly revitalized in just one day.
For all skin types.
Best used before 2 years from date of Manufacture
Active Ingredients: Extracts of sage, cornflower, sugarcane, apple, grapes and pure essential oils of peppermint, orange and lavender.
Directions: Apply onto face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Gently massage it off. Rinse thereafter.
Price: Rs. 60 for 60 ml.
Pros: Deconstructing the ingredients list, Sage has antiseptics properties while cornflower is used for treating wrinkles as well as dark circles due to its anti inflammatory, astringent and soothing properties. Apples are used to treat sunburn and also to tone and tighten skin. Grapes are high in anti oxidants and therefore considered to be anti ageing.
Peppermint oil has a cooling effect on the skin and is used for treating oily skin and in improving dull skin texture. Orange essential oil is high in vitamins C & A, used to treat acne, for exfoliation, to tighten pores and treats eczema. Lavender is antiseptic, used to treat inflammations and acne, and improves blood circulation. Sugarcane provides AHAs.
This is very easy to use. The clear gel is completely soaked in by the skin and you cannot even feel that you have applied it on your face except for the peppermint smell.
The exfoliation brought about by this gel is very gentle and is good for daily use. In fact I don’t think that many benefits would be observed if this were not to be used daily.
It did make my skin softer and clearer, also it did help out in toning. This also has a cooling effect on the skin and feels great to use after a day spent out in the hot sun, it feels light and is a great alternative during summers to thicker clay packs for oily skin.
Cons: Unlike what it claims, my skin did not feel ‘amazingly revitalized in just one day’ or for that matter after 5 days of use. It does not aid in removing blackheads to a very large extent, I would say about 15% reduction which is not great considering that this was the reason behind me buying the product. Considering the strong ingredient list I expected more from this product.
Will I buy this again: Yes.
Even though it did not serve the purpose for which it was bought (read Blackhead removal), it was effective in softening and cleansing my skin. It is also a very gentle exfoliator and does not dry out the skin as much as other exfoliating packs do. It is a good product to use after spending the entire day out in dust and pollution and is extremely non fussy in application. Also the fact that it has all herbal ingredients makes me less apprehensive to use it daily.