The one thing associated with Summer is all the refreshing and vibrant produce flocking fruit baskets, markets and picnic tables. And if our palate is getting the season’s freshest fruits, can our skin be far behind? Here are 6 fruit-infused products for a little summer in your vanity kit.
This one’s for all the minions out there (all you banana lovers listen up!). A thick and creamy banana-rich formula, this nourishing conditioner leaves your hair conditioned, soft and tangle-free with a fruity banana trail.
Pamper your palms with the goodness shea butter for softer hands. The cream protects and invigorates the skin, leaving behind a zesty and lasting lime essence.
Bid adieu to dry frizzy hair with Burt’ Bees mango-infused potion. The Super Shiny Mango Shampoo is enhanced with Mango Seed Oil, which leaves your hair looking shiny and feeling super soft and healthy.
Fortified with the hydrating and nourishing prowess of Jojoba, Orange, Rosemary and Bergamot oils, this 100% natural massage oil calms your body and senses, relieving it of all stress and pain.
A fragrant blend of ice pomegranate, refreshing Kerala lime and caramelized sugar crystals, this fragrant body lotion moisturizes the skin to leave it soft and supple. The formula is enhanced with kokum butter and organic beeswax, it provides natural hydration for smoother skin.
Get ride of dark spots, uneven complexion and patchy skin with Innisfree’s Vitamin C rich whitening mask. The super fine mask caresses your skin, imparting all its goodness over to give you nourished, clearer and brighter skin.
It’s Wednesday all you lovely people and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about that face. And its need to be moisturized at all times. Here are the uber hydrating tinted moisturizers that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this season!
A lightweight and creamy formula by Bobbi Brown, this tinted moisturizer blends uneven complexion and any redness, leaving your skin soothed, even-toned and well hydrated.
Dior’s Hydra Life cream blends the goodness of a skincare cream with the perfecting and skin-evening effects of a foundation. The ultra light cream covers any unevenness to give you smooth, fresh and young looking skin.
This beauty balm by Dr Jart+ works for normal to sensitive skin and helps in reducing dark spots, unevenness, redness and blemishes. The end result is even-toned, smooth and flawless skin.
Fortified with SPF 35, the Luminessence CC Cream moisturizes and protects the skin, while the active antioxidants brighten up the skin giving it a natural “rosy glow”.
Go through the day with Estée Lauder’s long wear and lightweight BB formula enriched with SPF 30. The luminous moisture make up gives your skin even coverage, ridding it of uneven skin tine and a more radiant look.
The only thing worse than growing up is ageing. The two may sound similar but are poles apart on practical grounds. But how do you know your skin is ageing? We don’t have a birthday to remind us of that. But one can look out for these signs to point out skin ageing before it’s too late.
These usually are the first to noticeable signs appear. The expression lines include super fine wrinkles at the corner of your eyes, near your mouth and on your forehead.
The skin starts to lose its tautness and becomes less firm resulting in a dull, rough and dry skin. This is visible especially around the neck area.
Spots or discolored skin is also a clear giveaway. The loss of collagen results in thinner skin and moreover fine and delicate skin.
Raise your hands if you can relate to the signs mentioned above. It’s okay, I’m typing with my toes right now. What’s not okay is identifying the signals and sitting back.
Say hello to your new BFF, ladies! The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream. The anti-ageing potion is enriched with organic microencapsulated immortelle essential oil and organic immortelle cells extract; all of which combine and combat skin ageing.
Why Should You Use It?
The immortelle oils and extracts help stimulate microcirculation, increase collagen synthesis and protects against free radicals break-up, while smoothening out your skin.
Adding to the natural goodness of immortelle, seven naturally derived ingredients – Marsh Clover, Myrtle, Honey, Bellis Perennis, Hyaluronic Acid, Evening Primrose Oil and Camelina oil – help fill up wrinkles, even out complexion, reshape facial contours and intensely nourish the skin among a number of other benefits.
How Does It Work?
The Divine Cream visibly reverses your skin’s clock to give you younger-looking, gorgeous and healthy skin.
The velvety-smooth cream simply melts magic into your skin to work its magic from within, giving you a super comforting sensation.
Immortelle is also called the everlasting flower, as it never fades. Even after being plucked. The flower’s organic essential oils are an active source of anti-ageing qualities.
L’Occitane encapsulates the exceptional anti-ageing powers of the everlasting flower in its clinically proven formula, the Divine Cream, to give you irresistible and radiant skin!
Believe it or not but khus a.k.a. Indian vetiver is soothing not just as a sherbet. The aromatic plant has a number of other benefits like healing, nourishing and cooling the skin. And god knows we need that right now! Here are 5 vetiver-rich products to smear on this season.
This fragrance for men is a breath of fresh summer air in a bottle. The concoction is infused with woody and sultry accords of vetiver enhanced by the oh-so sensual cedar wood and nutmeg.
Fortified with the natural goodness of vetiver, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, this natural khus soap is the perfect remedy for summer-stricken skin. The oils restore the skin’s pH balance while the khus keeps the skin supple and toned.
With a soothing blend of vetiver and aloe vera, this organic body wash keeps the skin soft and cool whilst letting it be well hydrated.
Spray on the cooling virtuousness of vetiver this summer. The potion, which is a fragrant blend of sandal wood and khus, softens and hydrates the skin, leaving behind a pleasant tranquil aroma.
Pamper yourself with the fusion of pure essential oils of Sandalwood, Rose and vetiver. The calming blend of oils, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, nourishes your skin deeply while providing a sense of calm.
Now keep calm and trust vetiver.
Gorgeous as we look with all the beautifying pancake on our face, it is also important to get rid of it before our beauty snooze. Why? Because, your skin needs to breathe too and moreover, sleeping with your make up on ruins the natural glow of your face. So put your skin care hat on and indulge in our selection of make-up removers.
An oil-based concoction (well, duh-uh), the Cleanse Off Oil is not a “breakout siren”. It is in fact suited for all skin types (even really oil skin types). Owing to its strong oil base, you can be rest assured that this one’s not going to leave even a slight trace of make up on your skin.
This mild formula enriched with cucumber and chamomile gently wipes away even the slightest traces of waterproof eye make up to leave your skin clean and refreshed.
The immensely effective all-in-one formula by Dr, Jart+, the Dermaclear Micro Water cleans and conditions your skin in one go. The make-up remover dabs away the make-up, while simultaneously ridding your skin of impurities and brightening it.
These Neutrogena Towelettes are easy to carry, hassle-free to use and super effective. With one gentle swipe, the cleansing sheets condition, soothe and cleanse the skin. The hydrating formula is effective even on waterproof make up (yup, even waterproof mascara).
Clinique Take The Day Off (For Lid, Lashed & Lips)
The lids, lashes and lip make up remover by Clinique wipes away even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara in a jiffy. The formula is super gentle on the lashes and causes about zero irritation.
A make up removing grail for all skin types, the Instant Cleansing Water tones and cleans the skin in one easy step. Fortified with powerful micelles, the formula traps all impurities and traces of makeup for soft and clean skin.
A highly lauded make up remover, this product by Lancôme mildly cleanses your skin to reveal squeaky-clean skin. The bi-facial formula features a lipid phase that whisks away eye make up; and the water phase, which conditions the skin without a greasy residue.
Feeling fresh and clean already, are we?
It’s Wednesday all you lovely people, and this week’s #WISHLISTWEDNESDAY is all about your pretty feet! Because let’s face it, summers are just not sneaker-sock friendly at most time. So like it or not you have to pull out those strappy sandals, which demand pretty and almost squeaky-clean feet. Here are the top 5 products that we are dreaming, wishing, hoping and praying to lay our hands on this week!
Let’s take it from the top toe. This magical electronic nail care regime takes care of your toes to give it a flawless finish. It comes complete with a 3-step file, buff and shine mechanism to give you a salon-like pedicure at home.
The Body Shop’s Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub is made with wait-for-it volcanic rock for an explosive treatment. Regular application of the scrub scrapes away any and every trace of dirt and calluses, leaving you with baby-pink feet!
No one likes heels that look like drought-land peeping out of pretty shoes. Pamper your sole silly with this healing (no pun intended) treatment enriched with glycolic acid. The ointment is fortified with shea butter, which smoothens and hydrated your heels while the glycolic acid wards off dead and dry skin cells.
What’s a sock without some induced foot care goodness? This exfoliating foot mask (read, sock), enriched with the goodness of papaya extracts, snuggles up to your feet to scale off calluses for smooth and soft skin.
Douse your feet with the goodness of milk. How is milk good for the feet, you ask? Well the foot soak relaxes your feet with its milk solids and protein-rich formula. Simply dissolve some foot soak in water and soak in its goodness to reveal happier and healthier feet sans any roughness.
Now flip flop away!
How many times have you put away a particular product because someone told you it causes acne; emptied your wallet because expensive make up is obviously better than inexpensive ones? Or even guzzled down gallons thinking it’ll heal dry skin? Lost count, right?
Sorry (not really) to burst your bubble but more often than not, what you think is a beauty “tip” is really a myth. We’ve debunked 7 most common ones for you!
Oily Skin Needs Little Moisturizing
Nope, not rue. Oily skin needs proper hydration as well. In fact, oil and creams can actually result in the skin producing lesser oil in the long run. Also, if you leave your skin sans any moisturizer, it will overcompensate by producing more oil.
Make Up Causes Acne
Only if you cake your face with it and refuse to remove it properly before going to bed everyday. Foundations and concealers are formatted in a way so as to not clog your pores. That said, not taking it off at the end of the day using a proper cleanser or make up remover will cause acne.
Skin Gets Used To The Skin Care Products
… And they eventually stop working. Okay, that’s like saying, “your body will stop reacting to healthy diet and carrots will no longer give you a good eyesight”. Your skin does show more improvement to certain products initially because in the longer run it will already have improved, Einstein! Just like continued carrot consumption will not give you a 10/6 eyesight.
Though this does stand true in the case of shampoos. Your hair, unlike the skin, builds a resistance to the same concoction over time. So it is okay to switch your hair care product every once in six months.
Water Heals Dry Skin
Here’s the thing, beauty ain’t math. If skin minus hydration is dry skin then dry skin plus lots of water won’t make it healthy and plump. Dry skin means a damaged skin cells (or as the folks in lab coats call it – intercellular matrix). So a lot more than good ol’ H2O goes into restoring the moisture of your skin. Think creams, hydrating balms and the works.
Shaving Results In Thicker Hair
Seriously, who even started this? Half my life has been a bout of guilt post the shaving. Fact is, shaving has zero effect on hair thickness or growth. The prickly spokes that grow back are actually the thicker part of the hair shaft because the razor cuts the hair straight across the shaft which is why stubble feels harder.
And while we are at it, know this too: waxing more often will not reduce hair growth or make it thinner. There may be short-term thinning but in the long run the hairy nature of your limbs remain unimpeded.
Organic Beats Chemical
There is hardly a soul that isn’t harping about the pros of au naturale beauty regime. Hell, even I’m a sucker for all things organic and ayurvedic but that doesn’t make the products available in the market any less effective or good. For example, many antioxidants are naturally derived, but by the time they are extracted, purified and processed, they are far from their natural beginnings. So unless you completely trust the source of your organic paraphernalia, don’t dive into it.
Plucking Grey Hair Will Cause Two More To Grow In Its Place
Ladies, it’s a grey hair, not your enemy’s revenge. Irony is that the myth-starting grey hair is also associated with having wisdom. Anywho, getting rid of the silver strands will not result in two more sprouting in its place, but it also won’t stop your hair from greying. Because, genetics.
Also, Rachael Ray is not the “Becky with the good hair”. Just saying.
Hello beauties! As you all might know, The Label Life style editor, Bipasha Basu has handpicked this month’s Beauty Box. The Bong beauty cannot be doubted when it comes to beauty and wellness and that is exactly why we stand by her picks, no questions asked. The actress talks to us about her selection and tells us why the 5 products in the April Beauty Box must be in your vanity kit.
The hair care range by Rene Furterer Paris is just the tonic your tresses and scalp need this summer. Fortified with a careful selection of nourishing essential oils, the products will nourish all kinds of hair – from dry to oily – hair from the roots all the ways to the tips.
Bipasha Says: “The Rene Furterer hair care range gives my hair a quick refreshing fix when I am forever stuck on sets.”
The BBLUNT hair polish gives the dullest of strands a glossy salon-like finish instantly. The nourishing formula rich in silk ilk proteins, provitamin B5 and vitamin E gives your hair maximum shine on the outside with supreme care from inside.
Bipasha Says: “This BBLUNT Hair Polish helps me get an impeccably flawless finish.”
Fortified with real milk, the O3+ Milk Scrub exfoliates, cleanses and brightens your skin, while getting rid of white heads and black heads. Regular usage will leave your skin healthier, cleaner and lighter.
Bipasha Says: “(It) nourishes and exfoliates my skin without drying it out.”
A stimulating spring/summer fragrance, Paradiso Azzuro plays on the essence of the Mediterranean Coast. With a crisp breezy note followed by soft floral tones coupled with a woody base note of cypress and musk, the perfume is sultry hypnosis in a bottle.
Bipasha Says: “Just a dash of the Paradiso Azzuro by Roberto Cavalli leaves me with a sweet lingering fragrance.”
This revolutionary range of lip stains by Fran Wilson provides 12-hour coverage without so much as a smudge. The fade-proof, smear-proof and most importantly kiss-proof formula is enriched with vitamins keeps your pout colored and moisturized for hours.
Bipasha Says: “The MoodMatcher lipsticks in all their brightness are perfect for a candid selfie, and they are so long lasting, I never have to do a single touch up!”
Now go ahead, order your box now!
You may relate the root to an all-round throat relief, but ginger is way more than just that. It has a number of properties to qualify as a beauty agent as well. And the best part? The ingredient is one that is almost at all times sitting at the bottom of your vegetable basket. So no running around digging up plants for this one! Here are 5 reasons why you skin should be getting more of ginger.
Ginger is an effective antiseptic and rich in cleansing properties as well, which make it your knight in shining armor if your skin in acne-prone. Make a face mask using ginger, lemon and honey and use regularly for flawless unblemished skin.
The anti-oxidant rich plant root helps in increasing blood circulation and cutting down on toxins, in turn keeping dull skin and fine lines at bay. Mix together some ginger, glycerin and honey and apply over your face and neck. The pack not only keeps your skin younger but also moisturizes it for a fresher face.
The root’s antioxidant and toning properties can help give you a lighter and more radiant complexion. Apply the ginger, honey and lemon face mask for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with cool water to reveal softer and brighter skin.
A sliver of ginger is all you need to ward off hypo-pigmented scars, which occur when the skin loses its pigmentation. These scars are usually white or lighter than the actual skin color. Simply dab a sliver of ginger on the scar everyday to see visible results within a fortnight.
Soothes Burnt Skin
Ginger juice acts as an excellent soothing agent for burnt skin. Applying the extract eases the pain while healing burnt skin to its normal state in about 6-12 weeks. Even a fresh ginger slice can do the trick by simply rubbing it on the affected area 2-3 times daily.
Who’s your favorite Spice Girl now? 😛