Skin Care: The Beginner’s Guide to Product Types

The Beginner’s Guide to Product Types

Most of us already know that good skin care involves more than just washing your face, but once you get past exfoliators and moisturizers, you might begin to feel a little lost. There are so many types of products out there, and there’s no way to craft the right routine for yourself if you don’t even know what these products do.

If you’re scratching your head wondering what the difference is between face oil and serum—and how the heck you use either of them—stress no more!

Here is all you have to know.:

1. Cleanser

Most dermatologists agree it is important to cleanse the face twice daily to get bacteria, dirt and pollutants off your skin. However, there are different types of cleansers that are more ideal for certain types of skin.

“The common mistakes people make are using the same product in the morning and at night and not getting a product that is ideal for their skin type,” says Dr. Lolis. “For example, someone prone to breakouts may use a cleanser with salicylic acid only to find it has a reverse effect. When skin is dried out, it increases oil production, which can only make a breakout more prevalent. The best approach would be to see a dermatologist for a skin assessment and a product recommendation that is most suitable for your skin type.”

2. Exfoliator 

Exfoliation is a crucial part of any skin care routine, but it can also be intimidating for those who are just starting their beauty regimen and are unsure of what exactly an exfoliator does. To put it simply, any product or device used on the skin to remove dead skin cells is an exfoliator, which can then be classified as either chemical or physical.

Physical or manual exfoliators slough away dead skin cells on the surface layer using mechanical force. On the other hand, “Chemical exfoliators (like salicylic acid or glycolic acid) chemically break or dissolve bonds between dead skin cells,” explains board-certified dermatologist Viseslav Tonkovic-Captain, MD. “The dead skin cells become loose and shed off, making the skin look [more] radiant and youthful. They also open the pores, enabling their contents to discharge on the surface to prevent acne and inflammation. Given that exfoliators are mild acids, they also lower the pH of the skin, killing the harmful bacteria,” he explains.

When choosing an exfoliator to add to your skin care routine, Dr. Tonkovic-Capin says it’s important to first consider your skin type. “Oily and acne-prone skin would benefit greatly from daily use of facial pads pre-soaked with salicylic acid because they will treat and prevent acne breakouts,” he suggests. For combination skin, he recommends slow exfoliation that can be done as often or as less frequently as your skin sensitivities would allow. For those with mature skin, he suggests choosing an exfoliator with anti-aging ingredients like resveratrol for their skin-rejuvenating properties.

“I do not recommend any exfoliation for dry and sensitive skin because such skin has already exfoliated itself and any additional exfoliation would be damaging,” he adds.

3. Treatment

Treatment products are used to address specific skin concerns such as acne, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and inflammation. “Skin treatment products are all regulated and have to be approved by the FDA. They can be in the forms of creams, gels, lotions, solutions, serums and medicated facial pads,” explains Dr. Tonkovic-Capin.

The type of treatment you need and the benefits it delivers to your skin largely depends on the concern you’re dealing with.  The most common active ingredients in treatments are retinoids like tretinoin and adapalene to address fine lines and wrinkles, topical steroids for skin allergies and inflammation and salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to treat acne. Vitamin C and growth factors are also found in anti-aging treatment formulas.

“As soon as you develop some skin condition, you should start treating it before it gets worse. You should continue the treatment until the condition resolves. If it persists for more than one to two weeks, you should consult your healthcare provider,” says Dr. Tonkovic-Capin.

4. Serum

“Serums usually contain antioxidants, which help fight free radical damage,” says Dr. Jaliman. “They can also contain anti-aging ingredients such as retinols and peptides, which stimulate collagen production.” Because they penetrate deep into the skin, these products are great for hydrating dry skin. They are best used after your cleanser, and they can be used underneath moisturizer to treat the skin while sleeping.

5. Face Oil

Nutrient-filled face oils help to build a resilient layer for your skin, no matter your skin type. They can be very hydrating, which makes them especially useful for those with dry skin. “Argan oil and vitamin E are great for pretty much every skin type and issue,” says Lolis. “Ideally, add two or three drops to a moisturizer or serum. For acne-prone skin, tea tree oil will work very well and vitamin C oil will help with any scarring.”

6. Sunscreen

Sunscreens are essential for protecting your skin from UV damage, no matter the season. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to apply sunscreen beyond just the typical bottle. “Everyone should be using a moisturizer with SPF even in winter,” says Lolis. “If you’re outside or live in warmer climates, it’s even more important to protect your face. The key is to know your skin type and use sunscreen that is a suitable fit. Some sunscreens are greasy and may clog pores. This is why it’s best to use a moisturizer formulated to address a particular skin issue that has sunscreen built in.”

7. Moisturizer

To help keep your skin looking younger, Lolis recommends using moisturizer from head to toe. “The face, neck and décolletage should get moisturizer twice daily as should elbows, knees and feet,” she says. There are many kinds of moisturizers available for different skin types, but if you really want to keep your skin hydrated, look for moisturizers that contain glycerin or hyaluronic acid, suggests Jaliman.

8. Chemical Peel

Chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin, which means they tend to go deeper to remove more excess dead skin cells than exfoliators. They usually contain glycolic, salicylic or lactic acids. “Use it once every two weeks, but avoid these if you are prone to rosacea and eczema,” says Jaliman. Chemical peels tend to be more intense and typically are done by a professional, but there are also at-home DIY peels available to address things such as acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

9. Toner

Toner can be used after a cleanser twice a day to remove excess traces of makeup or other residue from the skin. “Toners shrink pores and restore skin to its natural pH balance,” says Lolis. “This is important because when our pH levels are thrown out of whack due to soaps and chemicals in cleansers, oil production increases, causing a cycle of breakouts.” Those with sensitive skin should use an alcohol-free toner.

10. Face Mask

There are many different types of masks on the market, ranging from hydrating to drying and even brightening, which makes them useful for all skin types. “Done weekly, you’ll see a change to skin, and breakouts will have a chance to dry up and heal,” says Lolis. “I am also a fan of using soothing masks on the cheeks and then a clarifying mask on the forehead, chin and jawline. It’s okay to mix it up. The key is to apply a mask to clean, exfoliated skin so there isn’t anything blocking it from penetrating the skin.”

11. Eye Cream

Eye creams tend to be formulated for specific eye area issues such as puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles. “There are some creams that tackle several issues at once, and these contain things like caffeine, glycerine, chamomile, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides,” says Lolis. “Eye creams are specially formulated to penetrate the finer skin around the eyes.” They can be used once or twice a day but look for retinol or peptide eye creams to use at night, as they stimulate collagen production, suggests Jaliman.

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream Review

Hey Divas!!

This review will be on the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream.

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream

About the product:

An age-delay face cream proven to visibly reduce fine lines and firm the skin*—and enriched with kombucha (black tea ferment) to help soften, smooth, and enhance luster.

What it is formulated to do:

Black Tea Age-Delay Cream with advanced antioxidants is proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm, smooth, and retexturize the skin. Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against damaging free radicals while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster. The formula is further enriched with lychee seed extract, which helps maintain elasticity and smoothness; polysaccharides, which help to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines; and blackberry leaf extract, a protective antioxidant that helps to maintain a firm, supple complexion.  It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

My Experience with Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream:

With me approaching my mid-20s, I have been extensively trying out new products in the anti-aging skin care section. I have heard tons about the brand “Fresh” which is sold at Sephora. I have tried their “Rose” range, but this is my first time trying something from their “Black Tea” range.

Packaging:  I do not like the tub packaging, which not only exposes the product to air, it’s unhygienic too.

Texture:  This cream has a whipped, rich, creamy consistency.  If you turn the tub upside down, the cream will not slide out and that’s how thick it is! It is not too dense and feels like a hybrid between a gel and a cream.

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream texture

Feel on skin and Results:  It spreads easily into the skin and you need just the tiniest bit per application. This cream feels super greasy upon application and does not get completely absorbed into the skin no matter how little you use it. I feel like it sits on the skin for a long time, making it difficult to use makeup on top if you are using this during day time. It does make a good night cream due to its super-rich hydrating texture.

I feel this cream is best suited for those with dry to very dry skin. I have normal to dry skin and even then I don’t like how greasy and heavy it feels on my skin. If I drag my fingers onto my face, I get a greasy residue on them. It is very hydrating and gets rid of my dry patches in one night and makes my skin feel soft and supple, but I also feel it clogs my pores. I have seen some break-outs on my skin if I use this every night, so I use it only as an intensive hydrating overnight treatment.

It does leave some shine on your skin post application. My skin feels soft, supple and hydrated after use, but the benefits cease there. I have not seen any reduction in my fine lines or improvement in the texture of my skin.

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream swatch

Fragrance:  This cream does smell very herbal. It is not overpowering but it is not my favorite scent.

Overall, I will not recommend this product. I don’t like the heavy greasy texture even though I have dry skin. I don’t like how it does not get absorbed into my skin and sits on the top, clogging pores and breaking my skin out. This product is a bit no-no for oily skin and at this price, it’s definitely a skip!

Pros of Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream:

  • Hydrating.
  • Makes my skin soft and supple.
  • Works as an overnight intensive hydrating treatment.

Cons of Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream:

  • Expensive.
  • Very greasy texture.
  • Does not get absorbed into the skin.
  • Feels heavy.
  • Clogs pores, breaks out my skin.
  • Not for oily skin.
  • I did not see any reduction in my fine lines.
  • Does not firm up the skin.

Trichup Keratin Shampoo & Hair Mask Review

Having happy and healthy hair is something everyone desires. For this purpose, hair care is an important part of your daily routine. Taking the utmost care of your hair can not be stressed enough. And the first step in this is choosing the proper hair care products. Apart from this, a good hair spa works wonders. Trichup Keratin Shampoo and Hair Mask by Vasu Health Care are two amazing hair care products for a perfect salon-like hair treatment at home.

Hair damage is a common problem especially with the seasonal changes. It is something that we all hate and want to fight real bad. On the verge of trying and testing multiple shampoos, I came across Trichup shampoo from Vasu care and thought to give it a shot. After all, what could go wrong when your hair damage is already at its peak? So, I gave this shampoo a try. The packaging is quite simple with all the ingredients listed on it. Since the shampoo claims that it is free from SLES and Parabens, I restored my faith in it and started trying. After two weeks of trying Trichup shampoo, I am ready to review this product and share its pros and cons with my audience.

My Personal View on ‘Trichup Keratin Shampoo’

Trichup Keratin Shampoo is fortified with Keratin protein, which forms a layer over the hair replacing the lost Keratin and rebuilds strength, returns elasticity and reduces breakage. It also contains suitable conditioners to leave hair healthy, shiny and frizz-free. This is a super moisturizing shampoo that leaves your hair feeling smooth and conditioned. It keeps oil at bay and all suits hair types, from curly to chemically treated. Also, the smoothing results last until you wash our hair again.

Let’s Have A Look At Its Pros And Cons Now-


Good for all hair types
Gentle formula
Comes with inbuilt conditioner


Fragrance is not very prominent

My Personal View on ‘Trichup Keratin Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask Review’

The other product from the same brand that I use for my hair care is Trichup Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask. This mask too is enriched with keratin and can help with repairing damages. Formula, again has no Parabens and Silicones, which is obviously a good thing for your hair.

With keratin as its major ingredient, this hair mask can be used for deep conditioning at home. You can avail the benefits of a hair spa with this product. All you need to do is wash your hair, apply this hair mask evenly on hair strands and then wrap in a hot towel. Rinse thoroughly after 10-15 minutes. This process locks in the smoothness in your hair.

Made for the convenience of users, this is one of the best hair masks that can be used at home.

Let’s Have A Look At Its Pros And Cons Now-


Easy to use
Thick consistency
Easy to spread formula
Deeply conditions hair


Comes in a big tub pack which makes the usage gross.

So this was all about these products. Given below is my real time experience!

The formula of both shampoo and mask is super smooth and can be applied without any hassle. There is no special step involved while using these products. It is simple hair care and nothing else. My hair was really frizzy when I used these products and after using them I actually noticed few changes like less tangles, smoother hair and shinier hair. Also, it didn’t take a lot of time to use these products. The entire application process is on YouTube. You can check it there.

Hope you find this review of Trichup Shampoo and Hair Mask useful. Take care Divas!!!

Have You Tried It Yet?

So I gave Kofol Gargle, Chewable Tablets, Syrup, and Immunity Tablets a try recently. And I’m really pleased with it!! These are manufactured by charak pharma private limited.
Visit their social Media Profile to know more about it:

Read this article to get my honest opinion on it.

Kofol Gargle

About Kofol Gargle

A Herbal, Non-Alcoholic Gargle: Kofol Gargle is an Ayurvedic product of Charak for the fast and complete solution of sore throat and its related symptoms. This 100 ml bottle of Kofol Gargle contains the properties of various natural ingredients, including Tulsi, Bibhitaki, Pudina, Alum, etc. The medication is suitable for all age groups, with no side effects.

Chemical-free formula! Kofol: Gargle is a non-alcoholic gargle with a cool minty flavor. This herbal recipe of throat cleaning helps in gives relief from discomfort and leaves no bitter aftertaste.

Complete Relief from Sore Throat: Charak’s Kofol Gargle is a blend of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of various medically-beneficial herbs.


Helps with sore throats.
Pain in the throat is relieved quickly.
It has a calming and relaxing impact.
There is no unpleasant aftertaste.

My Review On It:

Indian Ayurveda at its best. Free from harmful chemicals. I take it undiluted when the throat irritation is severe. Can be taken with very little dilution in normal circumstances. The bottle content lasts for five to six if gargled twice daily.
Once I feel itchy or sore throat , immediately I will gargle 20ml of this syrup for 1 minute. with in 5 minutes I can feel the effect of this medicine.

Kofol Syrup

About Kofol Syrup

Cough & Sore Throat Ayurvedic Remedy Using Clinically Tested Herbs. Potent herbs such as Shunthi, Tulsi, Vasa, and others are used in Kofol Syrup. They have a cooling action that efficiently heals and soothes your throat while also providing pain relief from excessive coughing. The syrup is effective against dry, mucosal, and regular coughs.


It’s good for both productive and dry coughs.
Mucosal inflammation is reduced (sore throat)
Provides relief from a variety of coughs.

My Review On It:

I took this medication and had warm like water after having it. My cold and cough gone next few days. I recommend very strongly to everyone who feels to get well soon from cold and coughing. In my family kids, youngers and seniors all are having it when required and are getting best results.

Kofol Chewable Tablets

About Kofol Tablets

Say No to Bad Breath: Kofol Chewable Tablets is a composition of medically-beneficial plants, rich in anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in cough and its related discomforts, freeing you from the problems of bad breath.

Faster Relief from Sore Throat: Kofol Chewable Tablets of Charak are Ayurvedic tablets formulated to help in relieve the consumer from all the throat related problems, like soreness, pain, cough, etc. One pack of this medicine contains 60 tablets to help you get rid of the inflammation and irritation of the throat. The tablet is completely sugar-free, hence, can be used by anyone, including diabetic patients.

Versatile Combo of Herbs: Charak’s Kofol CT brings together the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and cooling effects of medical plants to helps dealing with various problems related to the throat.


Soothes a sore throat.
Inflammation is reduced.
Coughing pain and discomfort are relieved using this product.
Relieves spasms brought on by a lot of coughing

My Review On It:

I am using this tablet for the last few weeks and I would say this is the best tablet to stop the throat irritation/infection in initial days. If you feel any irritation in the throat due to some reason like you eat curd, ice cream, or something else that may trigger the throat infection, take this tablet for 3 a day and you will be ok.
I love it.
Great Product Charak!

Kofol Immunity Tablets

About Kofol Tablets

Ayurvedic Immunity Booster: Kofol Immunity Tablets of Charak are the Ayurvedic immunity boosters for all age groups. This little bottle with 60 tablets carries a complete healthcare recipe for the entire family, with no side effects. The medication strengthens the defense system of your body to fight against various external environment infections, like cold, cough, viral infections, etc.

Improve Your Family’s Defense System: Charak’s Kofol Immunity Tablets are a natural nutrient-rich formulation to guard your body against the attack of germs, viruses, and infections. The tablets are equally effective in boosting the immunity of both – children and adults.

Hundred Percent Herbal Formula:  Kofol Immunity Tablets impart the health-giving properties of different herbs, like Giloy, Haldi, Pippali, etc. into your body. It not only prepares your body to fight against infections but also helps in promotes faster recovery from them.
With the highest concentration of Giloy: One of the main ingredients well – known as an immunity booster. It helps to build immunity, reduces stress, controls blood sugar levels and also helps in digestion.


Ayurvedic Immunity Booster for Whole-Family Wellness
There are no negative effects because it is 100% Ayurvedic.
Expert Ayurvedic physicians created this formula.
Giloy/Guduchi, Haldi, Shunti, Pippali, and other known herbs are used in this potent combination.
Strengthens the body’s defensive system against colds, coughs, and viral illnesses during the season
Aids in the recovery from infections.
Suitable for the entire family – including children and the elderly

My Review On It:

They are quite beneficial in providing you with inner power to battle illnesses.
It is a must-have and desirable item for everyone because of its unique composition, which, unlike other products, does not provide immediate results but instead gradually increases your power.
Although it should be promoted as a time-limited immunity booster with a certain number of weeks to begin working. This should be disclosed or marketed so that the general public understands and may confidently eat it.

Before I end up my article, here is a small intro about  Charak Pharma Private Limited

Leaders in Ayurveda for 74 years Charak products are 100% natural, pass through stringent quality checks & are exported to 35-countries.

Top ‘Made In India’ Cosmetic Brands

Top 10 Made In India Cosmetic Brands

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Since the last few years, the Indian cosmetic industry is going strong and developing continuously with further signs of growth in future. Both men and women spend lots of bucks for cosmetics and beauty products which have become a very important part of our lives. Our skin is the largest and one of the most essential parts of our body which should be cared for properly.

In India, there are many leading brands that manufacture cosmetics such as Biotique, Colorbar, Coloressence, Dove, Elle 18, Faces, Himalaya, L’Oreal, Lakme, Lotus, Nivea, Revlon, Ponds, VLCC and many more. But choosing the right product from this wide range of cosmetics isn’t that simple. We check for the brand background and see how popular it is and look at their popular products. We generally sort out such things to choose the right product for our skin.

So the most popular Indian cosmetic brands are listed below which could help you to choose suitable products.

Top 10 Indian Cosmetic Brands

1. Lakme
Top 10 best cosmetic brands in India

Lakme is the topmost brand in India, belonging to Unilever, started by Tata on the request of the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. It’s the most preferred and widely used brand in this country and also loved by makeup artists. Lakme provides a wide range of products, maintaining quality and quantity. Their range begins from those affordably priced to the professional level range. Their range includes skin care products, makeup products, nail products etc.

2. Coloressence:
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Coloressence is a part of Nature’s Essence which was born in India itself. Their range has many cosmetics for face, eyes, lips etc. All of the products are of really good quality at affordable price. Every Indian woman can easily go with this range for daily use.

3. VLCC:
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VLCC cosmetics range consist of many skin care, hair care, body care, body firming and shaping, foot care products which are claimed to be herbal or ayurvedic and they suit all skin types.

4. Biotique:
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Biotique is yet another Indian cosmetic industry which is very well known for its herbal or ayurvedic products. Their range covers skin care, hair care, body care, baby care products at affordable prices.

5. Shahnaz Husain:
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Shahnaz Husain group was started by Shahnaz Husain which is now one of the Indian leading Indian cosmetic brands. Their wide range of products consist of skin care and hair care products with ayurvedic or herbal formulae and these are also known for their healing properties. The range also has makeup range.

6. Himalaya Herbals:
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Himalaya Herbals is also a very well-known Indian herbal cosmetic brand. Their wide range of products has almost everything from beauty to health care. The beauty range has skin and hair care products and also kajals in the makeup range.

7. Elle 18

Elle 18 is a popular brand among young girls – college girls and teens. Their products come at very affordable prices and are high quality products, offered in various funky colors that attract young girls a lot. Their range like color pops, color bombs have the funkiest colors ever. Their range includes nail colors, eye colors, lipsticks etc.

8. Viviana Colors:
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Viviana Colors is yet another Indian cosmetics leading brand with wide range of skin care, hair care, and makeup roducts.

9. Forest Essentials:
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Forest Essentials is a popular Indian Ayurvedic Beauty brand that offers a range of skin care and hair care products. All the products are made using age old Ayurvedic formulations and contain only pure essential oils, cold pressed vegetable oils and plant extracts.

10. Jovees:

Jovees is an Indian Herbal cosmetics company that is famous for its skin care and hair care product range. Some of the most well known products are Lip balms, Face Packs and Kajal.

My Favourite Lip Mask: The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

To be honest, before ever using lip masks, I didn’t even know that they were a thing. What could a lip mask do that lip balms couldn’t?

Well, lip balms are great but lip masks are better. If you often suffer from chapped lips that bleed and blister… you might consider getting a lip mask.

The most famous lip mask out there and the one that introduced me to the world of special lip care would be the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Berry (pronounced ‘la-nej’). I’ve also used lip sheet masks before too and they don’t work as well as the ones that come in a lot.

The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is vitamin-rich and hydration-locking. It is formulated with its Berry Mix Complex™ which includes berry extracts, antioxidants and hyaluronic acids to help soften, repair and plump your lips while you sleep.

The texture of this lip mask is smooth and velvety — not waxy like a lip balm or sticky like a lip gloss either. It’s the perfect texture that won’t easily rub off while you sleep and is silky enough if you would like to wear it in the day, like a lip balm (which is what most people do).

Whenever I use the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask at night, in the morning my lips honestly feel brand new. It’s the weirdest feeling how smooth they feel and you can physically tell that a moisture barrier has formed to lock in hydration. This is due to the exclusive Moisture WrapTM technology which builds a protective veil over your lips to keep them moisturized overnight. If you also have any dead and peeling skin on your lips, the lip mask would also soften it so that you can easily exfoliate the dead skin away the next morning.

I’m telling you that you have to try it! It also comes in other amazing scents such as Vanilla, Grapefruit, Apple Lime, and Mint Choc but my favorite is the original Berry… it seriously smells so good I could eat it. It also comes with the most adorable lip spatula so that you can hygienically apply the product to your lips!

Reminder: Remember to only wear lip balm that has SPF (go check if yours does!) — the skin on your lips need sun protection too 🙂

Its Available in India now! You can buy it from Amazon or Nykaa

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On Nykaa- LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Berry(20gm)


Aegte Keralution Hair Mask And Aegte Keralution Pro-Keratin Restore (With Biotin) Hair Volumizing Keratin Shampoo REVIEW

Hello Readers,
Are you suffering from dry hair that seems to lose out on its shine and luster with every passing day? Is it that repeated attempt of resolving the same with different hair masks and hair care products failed to get the desired results?

Well, opt for this amazing Hair Mask and Keratin Shampoo that functions as the ultimate remedy for it not only helps to eliminate impurities inside pores but also provides for intense nourishment of the hairs inside out.

About the product – Aegte Keralution sulphate free Keratin Shampoo works magically on my hair for total hair protection and maintenance. Infused with keratin, biotin, and argan oil, it builds up the hair strength, shine, smoothness, and takes away the fizziness. While ginger extract takes care of controlling hair fall and new hair growth. Our hair is made up of protein and this unique formula helps your hair regain its lost protein and give it life back while cleansing.

It is a perfect shampoo that refreshes hair without stripping natural oils from the hair. It nourishes and strengthens the hair roots. It makes hair smooth, silky, and healthy.


Packaging – The shampoo comes in a black bottle with pump dispenser.

Ingredients- Aqua, Keratin, Biotin, Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Ginger Extracts (Be careful if you are allergic to Ginger Extract.)

Price- 999rs for 250ml. ( available on discount at Amazon for 699)

My Experience – I used it thrice in a week and noticed a visible difference in my hair. The shampoo lathers easily and cleanses the hair so well. My hair feels smooth and healthy. It also calms the frizz. The shampoo doesn’t feel luxurious but is totally worth it. The immaculate feeling you get after the shampoo is so nice. The feeling afterward is totally different from what I get after using chemical-laden shampoos. Also, I didn’t feel the need to use a conditioner. The product stays true to its claims. Ideal for All hair types. (As per me)

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Please Note – I have an oily scalp and my hair ends are dry. My review will be based on this. Also, my hair is not chemically treated!

Do I recommend it? Yes. The shampoo being so expensive one will think 10 times before buying. But I say don’t think. Just get it. Your hair will thank you for this.

Packaging – The Aegte Keralution Hair Mask comes in a comfortable packaging, which is absolutely totally travel friendly!


Price– 1,599rs for 100ml. ( available on discount at Amazon for ₹ 1,099)

My Experience – I use it once or twice a week and noticed a visible difference in my hair.  I just Wash my hair with Aegte Keralution Shampoo Hair Shampoo and towel dry it, then apply a palm-sized quantity of the mask all over the hair with an emphasis on hair ends, massage in thoroughly and wrap hair with a towel. Wait 5-10 minutes and rinse out… Enjoy! really loved the softness afterward!

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Do I recommend it?  Yes. Ever since I used this product, I could not find a hair mask that could work well for my hair. After using it for a few weeks, I could see the difference! They look more shiny, soft, and strong. This Hair Mask worked wonders for me. Give it a try!


Includes Keratin for long-term protection

Conditions and restores damaged hair

Intensive therapy for damaged and coarse hair

Gives perfect softness, shine, and glamour. Provides volume

Restores and strengthens hair

Improves manageability

Improves hair softness & texture

If you have any questions please do comment below. Happy to help!​

Self-Love During Quarantine

Self-Love During Quarantine by The Meticulous Diva

Isn’t it crazy to think about where we were just a few weeks ago compared to now? COVID-19 has rocked our world and created challenges that no one could have ever seen coming. The unknown can cause anxiety and each and every one of us is experiencing this in one way or another at the moment.

Let’s take a much-needed break from all that! Let’s control what we can control.!!

We know that taking care of ourselves first and foremost goes a long way toward our state of mind. Doing so leads to being calmer, more kind, and just in general better solo AND socially. There’s no better time than the now to practice self-love! Check out our favorite ways to relax and feel like our best self, both inside and out.  

#Detox Bath 

The benefits of a basic warm bath are wonderful no matter how you go about it. A bath can relax your mind and body, easing you into a more calm and meditative state. Do what works best for you. Does music calm you or silence? Add some background music. Have any essential oils or epsom salts? Enhance your bath by using them. Having a glass of wine or lemon water? You get the point. 

We can fortunately find ingredients already within our home to create a detox bath that will help balance stress hormones and ph levels. (yay!)  Check out the simple recipe.

  • Epsom Salt
  • ½ Cup Baking Soda
  • 10 (ish) drops of essential oil of your choice
  • Soak for at least 30 minutes

#Gentle Muscle Massage and Exfoliation

After soaking in the bath, your skin and muscles will be perfectly primed for light massage and gentle exfoliation. Both of these aid in the detoxification process in their own way. Gentle lymphatic massage aids in ridding the body of toxins and unwanted waste that gets in the way of our ability to fight infections and disease. In short, it’s fabulous for our immune system.

Skin exfoliation encourages this same process on another level with skin, encouraging cell turnover and also aids in lymphatic drainage.

#Yoga and Meditation

Seriously, if you’ve never taken the time to practice yoga and meditation, now is the time. These repetitive days and repetitive scenery often being stuck at home can be difficult for our minds to adapt to. Even those individuals who seemingly never suffer from mental health issues can have a tough time if they don’t have an outlet. Deep breathing, stretching the body, and giving our mind a break from it all can make all the difference as we take on these days slowly but surely. 

Remember, that we are here for you and everyone is in this together. We may not all agree on each and every aspect of it, but we can all agree on the things we are missing and the tragic moments we’ve all been forced to feel. Take care of yourself, and take care of others from afar by simply checking in and reminding them that you are still here.



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The right order to apply skincare products!

Do you know the right order to apply skincare products?

The struggle is real. One can really find it exhausting to balance between the necessary skincare products for the ageing skin. And even if you’re just entering your twenties, skincare is still crucial to determine your skin health as you old.

Is it that you have been using skincare products and still suffering from an issue you are unable to figure out? Break outs, acne, pimples, zits, dullness? Despite the products being all high end, good products?

The answer is you might not be following the right order to apply skincare products. So, maybe let’s just end the vagueness and confusion of what to apply and how to apply, here’s the right order to apply skincare products.

The Morning Skin Routine
The Morning Skin Routine

Eye creams
Spot Treatments
Face Oil


The Night Skin Routine

Eye creams
Spot Treatments
Face Oil
Lip Care


Some Product Suggestions


The first step on the right order of applying skincare products is cleanser for a very good reason. I almost always skipped this step because I always thought using a cleanser gave my skin a really hard time. But that’s so not true. Makeup wipes can make the task quicker but will never completely clean the makeup off your skin like it really should. If you have combination skin, use a crème or gel-based cleanser. For oily skin, stick to gel or foam-based cleansers and dry skin folks get yourself some crème-based cleansers that don’t make your skin feel any rougher after washing.

🌟Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser: Buy Now
🌟Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser: Buy Now 
🌟Biotique White Face Wash: Buy Now 
🌟The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser: Buy Now


Once upon a, time toners were filled with alcoholic derivatives that could easily stir up a hell lot of irritation for your skin. Today, toners are nothing but gentle catalysts that can speed up the whole process of absorbing the products you apply after this. On your clean, dry skin, a good hydrating toner for all skin type can really make all the evident difference. If you have acne use a toner that includes BHA (beta hydroxy acid—like salicylic acid—for oily skin) or AHA (alpha hydroxy acid—like glycolic acid or lactic acid—for dry skin), which work to unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and dissolve blackheads over time.

🌟 Plum Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner: Buy Now
🌟 Forest Essentials Pure Rose Water Facial Toner: Buy Now 
🌟 Skins Collagen Voluming Toner: Buy Now 
🌟 The Faceshop Chia Seed No Shine Hydrating Toner: Buy Now 


If you’re from the Instagram generation, you know a lot of “Beauty Influencers” talking about the importance of serums. Possibility is you have some right now with you, clueless what to really do with them. Basically, a concoction of necessary things which are more concentrated are nothing but serums. There are various kinds of serums, some have Vitamin C while others might have a higher concentration of Hyaluronic acid. If you have normal skin type, it is suggested to use a serum which is Vitamin C concentrate but during the night you can either use a retinol serum or a hydrating serum.

🌟 Neutrogena Fine Fairness Brightening Serum: Buy Now
🌟 StBotanica Vitamin C 20% Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid: Buy Now  
🌟 L’Oreal Paris Serum: Buy Now 

Eye creams

I am 25 and I just started using eye creams about a month back or so. Eye creams can do wonders if used right. The right order of applying skincare products follow the lightest first and heaviest last which means you need to apply your eye cream before you apply all your heavy-duty products. The best way is to tap a small amount under your eye and over your eyelids gently. The skin around this area is delicate hence you would like to be gentle with the application under your eye.

🌟 L’Occitane Divine Eyes Cream: Buy Now
🌟 Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel: Buy Now
🌟 O3+ Eye Circle Cream – Brightening & Whitening for Dark Circles, Finelines and Puffy Bags: Buy Now 
🌟 L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Eye Cream: Buy Now 
🌟 Bella Vita Organic EyeLift Under Eye Cream Gel: Buy Now

Spot treatments

Now, this is a step you can skip if your skin is complete free of any acne or blemishes. But if you do have any pimples, acne or dark spots, spot treatment is for you. While many say that it is best to add spot treatment to your skincare routine in the night because that’s when the repair is full power but using spot treatment in the day can speed up the process. For pimples you can get yourself Benzoyl peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria—which can be used for the usual whiteheads—and salicylic acid, which is capable of dissolving oil and skin cells (you may use it for little clogged pores and inflamed bumps). For acne and dark spots, two things which can help are hydroquinone (which is a skin-bleaching ingredient that works pretty much quickly, but tends to be irritating) or niacinamide (which is vitamin B3, which gently brightens marks over time).

🌟 The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Clarifying Acne Spot Patch Kit: Buy Now 
🌟 Kaya Skin Clinic Purifying Spot Corrector: Buy Now 


In our list of the right order of applying skincare products now comes Moisturizer. We all use it pretty much but when you follow the steps, your moisturizer is capable of locking all the preceding product you just applied. In the day, if you have dry to combination skin, a light or a gel-based moisturizer should keep you happy. In the night, you can either use an anti-ageing moisturizer (if you’re approaching your 30’s) or just use the morning one in the night too.

🌟 Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Micro Sculpting Serum Skin Cream: Buy Now 
🌟 Plum Hello Aloe Caring Day Moisturizer: Buy Now 
🌟 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel: Buy Now 
🌟 Forest Essentials Day Cream: Buy Now 

Face Oils

I have combination skin and if I apply any face oil in the day, possibility is everything will come off with sweat and me doing the incessant wiping. However, face oils can actually seal in all the products on your face so everything can bind and work together. Face oils can make your skincare routine work more efficiently without feeling any loss of product.

🌟 StBotanica Pure Rosehip Oil: Buy Now 
🌟 Lakmé Absolute Argan Face Oil Radiance : Buy Now
🌟 Bio-Oil: Buy Now
🌟 Peau D’origine Facial Oil: Buy Now
🌟 Mom & World Radiant Boost Brightening Vitamin C & Rose Face Oil: Buy Now

Massage Lines Of Face.


So, whatever you applied right now is for regeneration or hydration or healing. Sunscreen is the absolute step which will protect your skin from pre-mature ageing and harmful rays of sun. The minimum SPF that you need especially during the day is SPF 30 and even on cloudy days you must not skip this step no matter what.

🌟 Mamaearth’s Ultra Light Natural Sunscreen Lotion: Buy Now
🌟 Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50+: Buy Now
🌟 Biotique Bio Sandalwood Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion: Buy Now
🌟 Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock, SPF 50+: Buy Now 
🌟 Iba Halal Care Fairness Sunscreen SPF 50: Buy Now
🌟 Avene Sun Very High Protection Sun Cream SPF 50 +: Buy Now 

I know, reading through the right order of applying skincare products must feel daunting but honestly this will ensure your skin is taken care of on all good and bad days.

2 Must Try Fruit Face Pack Recipes for All Skin Types

Fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them the healthier and far superior choice. So even if you’re not much of a fruit person in terms of diet, you might as well make sure you aren’t missing out on this! Because no matter what your beauty focus, there’s a fruit face pack recipe for that. 

Right, so let’s get to it, shall we? Here’s a list of homemade fruit face packs for all skin types. Of course, once you understand what each fruit brings to the table, it’s just a matter of mixing and matching to get you the results you want.

Top Fruit Face Masks Everyone Must Try

Strawberry and Honey Face Mask (For combination skin)




Strawberries and honey together make an amazing and easy facial treatment! Strawberries contain multiple acids that help to get rid of dead skin cells and tighten your pores, while honey is antibacterial, cleanses, and helps your skin stay properly moisturized. And if that wasn’t enough already, there’s a little gelatin in there which also helps to tighten and smooth your skin as well.

Most weeks I use a single ingredient facial treatment like my Pineapple Facial or this Honey Massage Facial, but every once in a while I like to mix it up with something seasonal. The thing I notice the most about this mask is it’s ability to even out my skin tone.

It’s so very simple to make this mask, just follow these simple steps:

  • Chop up three strawberries in a bowl.
  • Add two tablespoons of honey.
  • Mix them well and apply on face.
  • You may gently massage in circular motions for a while and then leave the pack on to do its thing.
  • Once dry, rinse with lukewarm water and say hello to bright, glowing skin. Strawberry being a citrus fruit is an excellent choice for oily skin and honey takes care of dry skin needs by acting as a gentle moisturizer. Voila! 🎊

Papaya, Banana and Honey (For extremely dry skin)






Papaya can be extremely good for the skin as it is a rich source of vitamin A and C. It also contains a special enzyme called papain that fades dark spots, blemishes and cures skin impurities.

And Banana is packed with some vital vitamins and nutrients that make banana face masks extraordinary beauty fix. Bananas protect our skin from free radicals and therefore delay the aging process.  Some people go to the extent of terming bananas as Mother Nature’s painless low-cost Botox.


So, here is a Papaya, banana and honey fruit face pack for extremely dry skin:

The statutory warning: This is an intensive moisturizing face pack and only meant for people with excessively dry skin – dry to the point of scaling and itching, perhaps.


  • Papaya, banana and honey are all moisturizing ingredients blended together to soften, brighten and treat your very dry skin.
  • Mix equal parts of papaya and banana and add a couple of tablespoons of honey and you’re all set! 🙂