Friday, 4 August 2017

Face and Hair Masque from Valley View Organic - Review

Hello, People!!

Hope you are all doing great. Have you ever been to an Orchard? If yes, how was your experience? If no, then you must be thinking about how it will look. Don't worry people, as I am going to take you all into the beautiful 12 acres certified organic fruit orchard and farm stay in a tiny and quiet village called Kangar which is hidden away on a remote hilltop in the lower Himalayan ranges in Northernmost Punjab named "Valley View - Organic Orchard and Farm stay LLP". I have received two products from them for review purpose and in this post, I am going to share my views on them.




About the Brand:

This brand is owned by Yatan Ahluwalia and Jojo who are India's leading Image Consultant, Stylist, and Makeup, Hair artist respectively. Some info about the orchard in their words: "We bought this property in late 2008 and moved here from the hustle and bustle of the city in 2011. We grow about 42 types of seasonal and exotic fruits, a variety of vegetables and assortment of herbs. We produce our own pulses and wheat, milk our resident cows and process our oil and spices. All natural and all certified organic. We generate our own solar power and divert the surplus to the grid to power more homes. We make our own bio gas, organic manures, and boosters with natural materials and ingredients found on our property. Our entire estate is environmentally friendly and we try to be as self-sustainable as possible." Isn't this amazing!!?? 

To know more about them, CLICK HERE.

They have recently launched these organic Hair and Face Masques which are organic and natural and are suitable for both men and women.

To know more, visit their website and follow them on social media for regular updates.

Hair Masque Review:



Product Description and Benefits: Organic and natural. Doesn't contain any color, chemical or preservatives. Handmade at our organic orchard in the Himalayas. This miracle all natural and organic hair masque reduces and stops hair fall, increases new hair growth, improves density and prevents premature graying.



Ingredients: Certified Organic Sun Dried Mango, Guava leaves and Curry leaves

Directions: Mix one tablespoon of powder in some warm water or oil of your choice to make a thin paste. Apply to your scalp and hair roots for about 20 minutes and then rinse with a natural shampoo and water. Use twice weekly.

Shelf Life: 6 months from manufacturing date.
Price: Rs. 325/- for 50gms
Availability: You can buy this product directly from their website: CLICK HERE

My Experience with this Hair Masque:

The masque comes in a paper pouch with ziplock. The packaging is quite basic and easily accessible. When not in use, we can simply zip lock the pouch. This masque is in the form of coarse powder and is in green color. It smells like the raw leaves and I didn't find the smell irritating. I kind of liked it. The tough task starts from the application. As it is in the coarse powder form, I found it very difficult to apply evenly onto the scalp. 











As per the directions, first I have applied the masque by mixing it with Patanjali's Amla oil. It requires more amount of oil for this masque than we normally use to massage our scalp. The mixture becomes quite thick even before applying. So I kept on adding the oil in between. I have applied on my scalp and entire hair and kept it for 30 minutes and washed my hair with shampoo and skipped the conditioner to check the results. I initially thought that this masque will make my hair rough and dry with tangles because of the tough time during application. But I was quite surprised to see my hair soft and tangle free even after skipping conditioner. My hair was smooth and manageable for the next two days. For the people with dry hair, I will suggest using this masque with curd. I didn't saw any changes in hair fall and dandruff and other claims as I am not using this as they said i.e, twice or thrice weekly.

Pros:
  • Organic and Natural
  • No added preservatives and chemicals
  • Simple and effective ingredients
  • For both men and women
  • Suitable for all hair types
Cons:
  • Time taking
  • Difficulty in application
  • Creates huge mess
Verdict: Not for busy or lazy people. Otherwise, you can try this without any doubts as this masque is suitable for all hair types.

Face and Body Masque Review:



Product Description and benefits: Organic and natural. Doesn't contain any color, chemical or preservatives. Handmade at our organic orchard in the Himalayas. Deep pore cleansing, prevents & controls acne, tightens the skin, brightens the tone, removes fine lines, stretch marks and reduces visible signs of aging. Leaves your skin feeling and looking younger, smoother & firmer.



Ingredients: Natural fuller's earth and certified organic sun dried mango, guava, neem leaves and citronella grass.


Application: Mix one tablespoon of powder with warm water to make a thick and smooth paste. Apply evenly except very close to the eyes and other sensitive areas. Allow it to dry for about 10 minutes, then rinse with water. Use twice weekly.

Shelf Life: 6 months from manufacturing date

Price: Rs. 325/- for 50gms

Availability: You can buy this product directly from their website: CLICK HERE

My Experience with this Face and Body Masque: 







The packaging is same as the hair masque. A paper pouch with zip lock and all the information about the masque. This comes in a finely powdered form. I really like the earthy fragrance of the mask. Unlike the hair masque, this masque is very easy to apply as it is in powdered form. They have mentioned mixing the mask with warm water, But I always love to use milk, curd or rosewater as the mixing agent because of the added advantages. I have used this mask with milk and I must say, it amazing as it has removed the tan from my face in just two uses (as the tan is very light) and brightened my skin. I cannot say anything about the remaining claims made by them as I don't have any other skin problems**touchwood**. This mask cleans the skin and the pores deeply and gives a fine, smooth and even skin tone.

Pros:
  • Organic and Natural
  • No added preservatives and chemicals
  • Simple and effective ingredients
  • For both men and women
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Easy to apply
Cons: No cons for me

Verdict: I would recommend this mask for people with any skin problems as regular usage might solve all your problems.



Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.


Monday, 17 July 2017

Rose Water at its Best and Purest Form ft. Greenberry Organics - Usages and Review

Hello, everyone!!

Welcome to our blog once again. The main aim of the blog is to share the information which we know and to introduce you all to the new, natural, organic products and brands in the market. So today, we are going to talk about Organic and Raw Pure Rose Water from the brand Greenberryorganics about which we have discussed 3-4 times earlier in this space. So let's check once again about the brand and more about the rose water.



About the Brand:

 In their words: "Greenberry Organics are makers of fresh, natural and handmade cosmetics assorted in small batches to ensure purity and authenticity. Our makers and founders have ensured that the production of each of our categories is made in small batches to make it relevant, fresh and genuine. GBO remains eco-conscious in its approach to creating a sustainable planet as well as fair wages to our sources and vendors who strive hard to ensure quality ingredients which into the making of each batch. We are young and understand the needs of millennials creating a fusion among core traditional values and modern sciences. Enjoy nature's finest products made fresh just for you!"

Follow GBO on their social media for regular updates: InstagramFacebook

Organic and Pure Rose Water Review:

Product Description: 

The Greenberry Organic's Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Toner is a steam distilled preparation without any added colorants, preservatives and alcohol making it the safest and purest virgin water to be applied on your face. It cleanses, refreshes and rehydrates the skin after each use. The special preservation is done in the utmost hygienic steam distillation center without adding any preservatives to the pure and virgin water. Rose Water has long been used for its cosmetic benefit; its effect on the skin helps to soothe and calm, reducing redness and irritation. It has long been thought of as a tonic, and is used to treat blemishes and nourish the skin; whilst in aromatherapy, it is known for its uplifting qualities and is even said to have an aphrodisiac effect. The rose water is made in small batches and added to several of our fresh handmade products at the factory.


Directions: Spray evenly on the face when using as a toner and wipe off with clean cotton balls OR use as a face mist several times to get refreshed.

Ingredients: Pure Concentrated and Steam Distilled Rose Water | Pure Natural Glycerine

Claims: Cleans Skin, Hydrates and Nourishes

Shelf Life: 12 months from the date of manufacturing, 2 months after opening.

Price: Rs. 575/- for 100ml

My Experience with the Product:

As a Rose water addict, I was very much happy with this collaboration. I generally use rose water as my toner. So I have replaced this rose water from Greenberry Organics in the place of normal rose water.  This 100% Pure Natural and Organic Rose Water with its natural goodness make a unique multi purpose product which can be used in several applications.



This rose water comes in a spray bottle which is transparent and the color is somewhat cloudy. I mean not in a pink shade like some of the rose waters available in the market. The fragrance is so divine. It feels like a fresh rose in my hand. In the picture below, you can find rose mist from Greenberry Organics right side and rose water generally available in the market on the left. You can clearly see the difference between both of them and also there is so much difference in the fragrance. I am feeling it right now.


The nozzle of the spray bottle releases and spreads the water equally on the face. Just spray it from a distance of at least 6cm. Spraying this on your face makes you look fresh and hydrated for many hours. You can repeat the process as many times as you want. As it is pure, there is no harm in using many times.

My Top 5 Usages:
  1. As a Toner and Mist
  2. Mix with your favorite face pack: I use this rose water as the mixing agent to my favorite DIY face packs.
  3. For stress-free eyes: This is the main problem which most of us are facing these days as we spend most of our time in front of computers and laptops. This will make our eyes burn many times. To calm down the eyes, just take two cotton balls or two pieces of tissue paper and dip them in rose water and keep those balls on the eyes. Leave them until the rose water is completely dried. Repeat this process whenever needed.
  4. Hair perfume: We all face this problem when we use some pungent ingredients in our hair masks, for example, onion, garlic, egg, etc. Sometimes, the smell will not go even after washing the hair with shampoo. At that time, Just spray rose water on to the scalp and you will see(smell) the difference.
  5. For soothing the rashes and sunburns on body
Pros:
  • Divine Fragrance
  • 100% organic and raw
  • No preservatives, colorants, and alcohol
  • Travel-friendly packaging
Cons:
  • No cons except the price.
Final Verdict: Undoubtedly, this is the best rose water I have ever used till date. But the MRP is too high as we can get rose water at an affordable price in the market.


NOTE: Not meant for internal consumption. Please do not drink the product. If irritation occurs, stop using the product and rinse with cool and clean water immediately.



Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.

Get rid of all the Oil and Have a fresh, Oil-free skin with Anti Acne Mud Mask from Greenberry Organics

Hey, all!!
Hope you are all doing good. Today's post is all about Anti Acne Mud Mask for Oily skin from Greenberry Organics. We have already shared few reviews on products from this brand earlier. If you would like to know more about them, check the links below: 

All the products were my absolute favorites( as I have emptied all of them). So, I was wishing this mask will do wonders on my skin. To know more about the mask and its effectiveness on my skin, keep on reading :)


About The Brand:

 In their words: "Greenberry Organics are makers of fresh, natural and handmade cosmetics assorted in small batches to ensure purity and authenticity. Our makers and founders have ensured that the production of each of our categories is made in small batches to make it relevant, fresh and genuine. GBO remains eco-conscious in its approach to creating a sustainable planet as well as fair wages to our sources and vendors who strive hard to ensure quality ingredients which into the making of each batch. We are young and understand the needs of millennials creating a fusion among core traditional values and modern sciences. Enjoy nature's finest products made fresh just for you!"

Follow GBO on their social media for regular updates: Instagram, Facebook

They have launched so many new products according to skin type and also products like Rose Mist, Cucumber Mist, Aloe Vera gel which are suitable for all skin types. Check the entire collection here: Amazon-Greenberry Organics.

Anti Acne Mud Mask - Review:


Before getting into the details, first let me tell you that I used to have pimples in my teens but now, I don't have acne problem***touchwood***. So, in this post, I am not talking about acne and this mask's effectiveness on acne problems. 

Product Description: Oily or Acne-prone skin often looks shiny or greasy as it continuously produces oil from sebaceous glands. Greenberry Organic’s Anti Acne Mud Mask for Oil-Prone Acne powerfully helps in reducing the release of oils from sebaceous glands and helps in ultra cleansing the pores to avoid any pimple eruptions. This mask is a powerful combination of 8 herbs which cleanses, exfoliates and heals the skin inflammations and acne points on the facial skin.


Ingredients: Calendula Extracts, Kaolin Clay, Calamine Extracts, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Vera Powder, Wild Turmeric Powder, Holy Basil Extracts, Neem Extract, Carrot Seed Powder, Rakt Chandan Extract, Glycerine, Rose Water and Gel Base

  • Calendula Extracts - For fast healing and regeneration of the skin
  • Zinc Oxide - Protects the face against UVA and UVB rays, a natural, non-toxic sunscreen
  • Aloe Vera Powder - Contains rich proteolytic enzymes which repair and heals dead skin tissues
  • Wild Turmeric Powder - Helps in lightening the skin tone by inhibiting the synthesis pigment melanin in the skin
  • Holy Basil Extracts - Known as 'Exilir of life' - Tulsi extracts help heal skin wounds and micro skin inflammations
  • Neem Extract - Rich in strong anti-clotting agents and act as antibacterial and protects the skin
  • Carrot Seed Powder - High in antioxidants acts a natural anti-ageing formula for skin
  • Rakt Chandan Extract - Helps in giving the skin an even tone
  • Kaolin clay -  Soaks up excess oil and excess stale sebum from the skin
  • Calamine Extracts - Natural healer and enhancer for acne prone skin, conditions the skin and keeps it supple). 
Directions: Use the product on a slightly damp face as a mask, apply all over the face liberally (Preferable at bed time) (Avoid direct contact with eyes, mouth, and nostrils). Let the product stay for 20 Minutes. Wash the product off the face gently and slowly. Apply a couple of sprays of Greenberry Organic's Pure Rose OR Cucumber Mist and Toner for a better effect. Also steam your face once in a fortnight for 4-5 minutes to close the open pores. Feel the difference.

Shelf Life: 24 months from manufacturing date and 2 months after opening.

Price: Rs. 725/- for 100gms

Availability: You can buy the product from the link given above or for the direct link, CLICK HERE.

****The product is currently at a discount of 20%. Grab it before the offer ends****

My Experience with the product:

This mask comes in a plastic tub like container with double lid protection to avoid any spillage of the product from inside. The consistency of the mask is very thick and the color is brownish. It just looks like "Mud". I just love the earthy fragrance of the mask. I felt it is pleasant and will not irritate even the sensitive nose.




The application is very easy but it dried out really quickly. On the package, it is written to keep the mask for 20 minutes. But trust me, it dried out within 2 minutes after application. I don't know whether this happened to anyone else or not, but on my face, it dried out too fastly. I kept on spraying my Rose water from the same brand in between to avoid fast drying. This will let my face absorb the goodness of the herbs used in the mask.

Apart from all these things, I must say, I am super happy with the results. This mask is really good for people with oily skin as it cleans the face really well removing all the dirt and also controls excess oil secretion. I observed that my skin was super soft, shining and smooth soon after the first usage. Coming to usage, I haven't washed the mask immediately after it dried out. I just spilled a few drops of water on my face and gave a good massage for both my face and neck. This mask has a tiny beads in it which acts as a very mild exfoliator. So scrubbing the skin helps in removing all the dirt and dead skin. Then I washed it off thoroughly with water. I have used it for more than 5 times till now and I must say, my skin condition got improved. Then I hydrate my face with the rose water (for review, CLICK HERE) from the same brand.

Pros:
  • 100% Natural and Vegan
  • Very much suitable for Oily skin people
  • Works effectively in cleaning all the dirt and controls the oil secretion
  • Of course the packaging and the fragrance
  • Handmade and Against Animal testing
  • Ingredients
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Paraben and Phthalates free

Cons:
  • Very Pricey

Final Verdict: If the price is not an issue, then I would definitely recommend this product for people with Oily skin. It works very well and you can see the difference soon after the first usage.

NOTE:  As the product contains 100% Natural Ingredients, it may cause slight irritation to some.  Patch test recommended. Natural products may have seasonal color and property changes. Store in cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children. Not to be used internally. If contact with eyes, rinse with cool water immediately. 



Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Natural ways to get rid of Black Heads

With super busy schedules, work meetings, catching up with friends and handling our households, we rush all the time forgetting to take care of the most important thing in the world, that’s "Ourselves".
There are millions of women and even men who suffer from skin problems. It is a medically proven fact that mental stress is the reason of black heads, pimples, early aging and many more health problems.
Getting into this panic, youngsters begin to take a lot of skin treatments which are very harmful as excessive use of chemicals damages the skin. This finally changes skin's original properties and thus leads to different kinds of skin cancers.




wHAT IS BLACKHEADS?

According to ULM (US Library of Medicine), blackheads are small as well as dark spots on our skin because of clogged hair follicles. The surface of blackheads looks dark brown or black. Basically, Blackheads are a type of acne that forms mainly on our face. It can also appear on the chest, back, arms, neck as well as shoulders. If you can remove your blackheads at its primary stage, you will be able to protect the growth of acne on your face.
Following is a list of factors that you should consider as the causes of Blackheads:
1. Oily skin causes blackheads. If your skin is very oily, then you have to wash your face 5 to 6 times a day. It will reduce the production of oil.
2. Hair follicles irritation caused by dead skin cells also responsible for blackheads.
3. The buildup of propionic bacterium acne on the skin.
4. Hormonal changes during the teen years, pregnancy, and menstruation can cause blackheads.
5. Taking birth control pills.

 


 NATURAL REMEDIES TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS ON NOSE:


1. Egg White Mask:

This is an easy mask that can be prepared at your home quickly. Egg White can tighten the pores of your face temporarily, which will not only remove your current blackheads but also reduce the chances of future blackheads. It is  rich with much necessary nutrition



Direction: Apply the thin layer of egg white over your skin by dipping a strip of tissue and placing it over the nose. When the first layer will dry, carefully apply again for the second and third time. Let the mask dry properly. It will make you feel tightening in the skin. Now, peel the tissue layers, and gently wash your face to make sure that all residues are cleaned properly.

Note: Make sure that you apply the second layer only after the first layer gets completely dry.

2. Honey and Cinnamon Strips:

The combination of cinnamon and honey is a wonderful property to get rid of blackheads. Honey has antibacterial properties, while the cinnamon is good to improve your skin’s blood circulation. A mix of the both properties not only will remove blackheads, but also take away acne and make your skin smooth and healthy.



Direction: You require 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of organic honey, and clean strips of cotton. Firstly mix the cinnamon powder and the honey together until the both together turn into a paste. When the paste is prepared, apply a thin layer over your affected area. Now, press a clean strip of cotton over it. Sit down for 3 to 5 minutes, then take off the cotton remains and clean your face gently.

3. Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask:

The mix of oatmeal and yogurt is incredible for keeping your skin free of blackheads. You will get the magical result just after using this mask as it will give you the instant result!



Direction: You can make a mask by combining two tablespoons of oats, three tablespoons of yogurt. If you want, then you can also use 1 or 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Apply the mask to your whole face or even the infected area and leave for a couple of minutes and after that wash your face with cold water.

4. Use Sugar and Olive Oil to Get Rid of Blackheads Overnight:

If you want to apply this solution, you have to arrange 1 teaspoon of sugar as well as one teaspoon of olive oil.



Direction: Mix olive oil and sugar. Rub it into the affected area. Rub this mask for 1 minute. After that wash your face with clean water.

5. Toothpaste and Salt:



Direction: First of all, wash your face with a mild face wash. Take 1tsp of salt and some toothpaste. Make a mixture and carefully apply this paste to your skin. Rub it for one minute and after that wash your face warm and clean with water. It will give you instant result.

Note: Don't use a Gel toothpaste.

Using natural products in the place of chemicals always helps the skin to stay healthy and clean. We are happy to hear any traditional or natural methods you have been using in the comments below.



***Note: The pictures depicted above are taken from google***


Yours,
Pink n Peach Diaries.