Forget Patanjali, Here Are 11 *Other* Natural Beauty Products!
A few months ago, we reviewed 11 Patanjali beauty products for you. While we found out that not all Patanjali products are as amazing and effective as they claim to be, it made us wonder if all-natural beauty products really work? How feasible is the idea of using chemical-free makeup and skincare? So, to test it out, we tried and reviewed 11 all-natural beauty products. Read on for our beauty products reviews...
1. Khadi Aloe Vera Gel
‘Aloe vera has always been my go-to solution for all skin problems. Even though, I don’t trust packaged aloe vera gel and would rather use it in it’s most natural form - right from the plant, it used to get taxing, the cutting and peeling. So I finally decided to go buy Khadi’s Aloe Vera gel. And I haven’t looked back since! The gel is easy to use, super smooth and doesn’t leave me with sticky skin. It also works great for my sensitive skin and cools down almost every kind of breakout! I try to use it every night and it really does wonders for my skin!’ - Isheeta Sharma, Senior Lifestyle Writer
Price: Rs 180. Buy it here.
2. Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water
‘I’ve been using ‘Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water’ since almost a year now, and I absolutely love it. It comes in a really nice spray bottle that makes it easy to use. It’s a multipurpose product which you can use to remove your makeup, as an aftershave and you can also spray it on your face after applying makeup to set it. I would highly recommend this to everyone.’ - Prerna Chauhan, Trending Writer
Price: Rs 250. Buy it here.
3. Botanic Love Papaya Skin Glow Gel
‘I have used a lot of products on my skin, but nothing prepared me for how good this one is! This gel gives your skin the most gorgeous glow right from the first application itself. All you have to do is massage it in and wash it off after 10 minutes to see a radiant glow on your face. I love the fact that it’s all-natural and chemical free.’ - Sanya Jain, Senior Editor & Writer
Price: Rs 799. Buy it here.
4. Khadi Soaps
‘I used to be the type to enter a store and go crazy buying super fancy (which usually also meant expensive) beauty products - shower gels, creams, serums – you name it! On one such shopping spree that I went for along with a friend, she recommended I try Khadi products, specifically the bars of bathing soap. It’s been a year since this happened and I haven’t stopped using these soaps ever since. From jasmine to sandalwood to neem to honey-basil – they have a range of fragrances that smell and feel amazing on the skin. The best part is that the moisturizing glycerin content of these soaps ensures that I don’t need to slather on body lotion after every shower. They might not lather as much as other soaps, but for me, the natural ingredients and the extremely pocket-friendly rates of this soap make up for this shortcoming. I wouldn’t trade this for those fancy, expensive shower gels we find at big stores.’ - Sakshi Budhraja, Senior Editor & Writer
Price: Starting at Rs 55. Buy them here.
5. Biotique Bio Almond Soothing & Nourishing Eye Cream
‘In the past year, the dark circles under my eyes have intensified, which has been bothering me for quite a while. I had read that this eye cream is really nice for puffy eyes and dark circles so I decided to give it a shot. It’s been a few months since I started using this eye cream and I’ve noticed that it really does help in reducing the puffiness. On the other hand, I don’t think it helped much in lightening the dark circles under my eyes. Sadly, that’s a problem I’m still struggling with..’ - Sonali Pawar, Editorial Coordinator
Price: Rs 169. Buy it here.
6. Blossom Kochhar’s Aroma Magic Strawberry Face Wash
‘I don’t put a lot of products on my face because my skin is super sensitive but my sister suggested Blossom Kochhar’s Aroma Magic Strawberry Face Wash to me and so I tried it. It has a super fresh fragrance and I absolutely LOVED it. This face wash keeps your skin clean, soft and fresh. I haven’t found a product as amazing and affordable as this one.’ - Shivani Shrivastava, Trending Editor
Price: Rs 135. Buy it here.
7. Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Cocoa Butter
‘During winters my skin starts acting up, it becomes really dry and going a day without applying cream is not possible for me. I love many products from Forest Essentials, but their ‘Velvet Silk Body Cream’ is my all time favourite. It’s not too sticky and gets absorbed by the skin, making it smooth. Oh, and it smells really nice. I would prefer this over any other body cream, any day!’ - Prerna Chauhan, Trending Writer
Price: Rs 1,525. Buy it here.
8. Biotique Bio Sea Weed Revitalizing Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel
‘Owing to excessively staring at my computer screen, my under eye circles had become visibly darker. It’s a little difficult to hide them with just a touch of foundation or a concealer. Unwilling to spend a bomb on an eye treatment, I wanted to try something natural. That’s when this eye gel from Biotique came in the picture. I have been using it for over six months and my dark circles have visibly reduced. It’s a really good quality product that comes in an easy packaging and is really quite effective!’ - Somya Suresh, Senior Writer & Copy Editor
Price: Rs 169. Buy it here.
9. Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment
‘My hunt for the perfect hair oil ended the year my best friend gave me a Kama gift set for Christmas. I started off by using a tiny bottle of Bringadi and loved how my hair felt the next day. Though, I have to admit, it isn't the sweetest smelling product around. But what this hair oil lacks in fragrance it makes up for in action. My hair looks glossier, isn’t left greasy and feels much stronger, after just one use!’ - Nitya Uppal, Senior Editor
Price: Rs 545 for 100ml. Buy it here.
10. Karite Buerre Pure Shea Butter
‘After using pure shea butter on my lips, I will never go back to any lip balm. I have really dry skin and my lips are perpetually chapped. Trust me when I say I have tried every lip balm, from Maybelline to Biotique, as well as a million home remedies, and nothing has worked! So I was really, really pleased when I found this baby. You can use it on any part of your body but I use it only as a lip balm. It moisturizes so well! Unlike with other lip balms, where you feel a waxy layer on top of your lips, this gets absorbed so quickly. If you’re on the lookout for a new lip balm, I would recommend you give this a shot!’ - Sanya Jain, Senior Editor & Writer
Price: Rs 419. Buy it here.
11. Biotique Mountain Ebony Vitalizing Serum For Falling Hair
‘I cannot do without a hair serum because I have frizzy hair and having just moved to a new city, my hair fall was at an all time high. I had to do something but I did not want to abuse my hair with truck loads of chemicals. So, I picked this product up. Its water-like consistency had me worried at first glance but as I applied it, I realized it spread really well and had a beautiful fragrance to it too. After applying for 1-2 weeks I started noticing reduced hair fall and softer hair. The difference in hairfall wasn’t drastic but I could see it was working slowly but surely. This serum saved my hair fall problem, I’m so glad I came across it!’ - Manika Parasher, Lifestyle Writer & Copy Editor
Price: Rs 157. Buy it here.
Published on Jan 20, 2017