Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 PA ++ Review
What it claims: Fine Fairness Lotion SPF 30 provides long lasting hydration while reducing the appearance of melanin and uneven pigmentation. Infused with HealthyWhite™ Complex and light diffusing minerals, this daily whitening moisturiser delivers an even, translucent skin tone.
Price: Rs. 250 for 50 ml bottle
1.SPF 30 protection (UV-B) & PA ++ (UV – A) protection in a lightweight lotion, this absorbs into my skin instantly and feels very light, I don’t break out in the beads of sweat that I experience with other sunscreens.
2.Highly moisturizing – I don’t feel the need for a moisturizer the entire day, it moisturizes for a good 9 to 10 hours.
3.It has light diffusing minerals (you’ll see the lotion glistening when you apply it) that act as a subtle illumination lotion for the skin giving it a very healthy glow , plus my makeup goes on smoothly on top – none of that irritating balling up that happens with some sunscreens.
4.The packaging is very sanitary – the lotion is dispensed through a pump bottle plus there is another cap to cover the nozzle opening.
5.I have been using this for 3 weeks and I have noticed that it has made my skin tone more even and also lightened my acne scars (I recently suffered a major acne outbreak – I always get scars when my acne heals – even if I don’t burst them) – also it didn’t make me break out. Acne scars have not faded completely, but are comparatively much lighter. (But these were all fresh acne scars – I don’t know if it is equally effective on all acne scars)
1.Leaves a major white cast on the face if you apply too much or don’t blend it in well. Luckily for me, my lakme compact is a tad yellow and a shade darker, so it does help me deal with the white cast somewhat – I think the reason for the white cast is the sunscreen in this lotion. I feel it is best to avoid this lotion, if you might be photographed – you don’t what to look like a white ghost.
Will I repurchase: Yes.
I was looking for a replacement for my daily SPF 15 sunscreen, as I was advised to bump it up to 30. Most of the sunscreens I tried were very thick & sticky & didn’t feel so good on my skin. I have dry skin, and this not only moisturizes well – but also combines the benefits of a good sunscreen. I generally top it up my Lakme compact and the combination seems to be doing well.
Image via Wikipedia I know I did a recent article on skin care myths (read it here), but I don't know how I forgot to mention this particular myth. In any case I think this warranted a post on its own.
Myth: If I use a suncreen regularly and religiously, I will not tan.
Fact: This is a very simplistic statement. But before I bust this myth, kindly bear through a science lecture. This is to bring all readers of all backgrounds on the same knowledge level.
Good Morning Lovelies, I hope your weekend was fun. Mines was, well, ho-hum, but anyways, we are not talking about that here (let’s save that cribbing for twitter). I have been suffering from quite a bit of hair fall since some time. I have tried changing products to using intensive conditioning and the works. It stops the hair fall for while, but then it rears its ugly head again. So on lark, & for lack of better things to do, my best friend & I decided to make some Reetha – Amla – Shikakai shampoo at home. This century old ayurvedic herbal concoction is reputed to not only strengthen hair, but also darken it and stop hair fall. I got the 3 biggies from a local kirana store. All 3 are priced at 15 Rs for 100gms.
How to: Soak 5 pieces of Shikakai, 4 balls of Reetha (Soapnut) & handful of Amla (Indian Gooseberry) in about 500 ml of water overnight. In the morning, heat the mixture on gas till it just starts to boil. Let it cool, when lukewarm mash all the amla, reetha and…
Yesterday I posted about the importance of fat in our diet. While doing research for the same I came across the recipe for "Washed Ghee" or Shata Dhaut Ghrita (100 times washed ghee).
After I read about this miracle at home cream, it was inevitable that I would try to create this cream myself. All I needed apparently was some cow ghee & water.
So I made it last evening. And here is how it went.
For those readers who haven't read the earlier post: Hundred times washed ghee is prepared from organic cow milk ghee by washing it in purified water, repeatedly, 100 times in a copper vessel, using a specific prescribed method while chanting some mantras
This procedure transforms the ghee into a soft, cooling, nourishing, silky unguent that is used as a traditional moisturizer and anti wrinkle skin cream. It produces radiant and glowing skin, especially for people with easily inflamed skin. It can be used as a daily face and body moisturizer or for facial massage. Apply it for…