MARLAY LOTION FOR SOFT FEET, DOES IT WORK ?

we  all dream of having a soft , well moisturized feet  but sometimes or the other, it is more of a dream and actually not in reality. How many of you go for pedicures, frequently ? I haven’t done so in ages ! Today, I’m going to share my personal experience of using a wonderful product for all your feet problems ,  nails and hand problem , from the french brand MARLAY COSMETICS. 

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This is how the product looks !

What does Marlay Cosmetics say about it ? Revolutionary in the treatment of cuticles and callosities, the MARLAY lotion won an award at the prestigious Lepine innovation contest in 1990.

Based on CELANDINE, a medicinal herb used by French great – grandmothers for its curative virtues, the formula gently dissolves all dead skin for a perfect manicure and baby soft feet all year around.

It is also very effective on corns , calluses and other build-ups of hard skin when reapplied over several days.

What I understood from this ? In short, I wanted to test the lotion Marlay Celandine. The purpose of this lotion? Dissolve the dead skins so that you can remove them and make you feet of an incomparable softness.

Yes, we are not in absolute Glamor, but let’s say we have to go through there to have nice feet!

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This is the actual bottle

To accompany the lotion, the brand also offers cotton pads and a big nail file  which will be very useful to let the lotion put on my feet. 

Texture of the product is like water, too thin and a runny texture, So, be extra careful while trying to pour them.

How to use them ? 

  • Option 1 :  soak the cotton and leave it, like a cloth mask, for 15 to 20 minutes on the areas to be treated.
  • Option 2 : Dilute  2 to 3 drops of lotion  in a bowl of water and make a foot bath for 15 to 20 minutes. I chose the second option, which seemed to me the most practical.

    Small note: you can do it on the feet but also on the hands.

The first option wouldn’t be so  practical , as it’s a bit hard to spend 20 minutes without moving, without dropping the cottons. 

My Experience of using them : 

I first soaked my feet in the water with these drops for about good 20 minutes. I previously had a Wart on my foot, and I had Cryo for that to get removed – such a painful one , you know ! Since then, am extra cautious for my foot, but still i have those dark dead skin present . 

CREAM LOTION
Old fashioned Nail file 

I thought , You wanted it, you got it! So once the laying time has passed, you have to take a trick to scrape. Kind an old-fashioned nail file. And you scrap, scrap and scrap ! Dead skins go off very easily.

In the end, I found the lotion very effective. Well, these are slightly too EFFECTIVE, because when you see all your skins falling, it’s totally scary. There, it is the “soft alopecia” version. It works, but you still have control.

For hands, I have mostly used them as a cuticle oil . But I honestly I prefer them for the foot care than nails, as it is very effective. 

Priced at 35 Euros, a little pricey, but great effect !

( This was sent to me as a PR sample, however my opinions are honest and are tried and tested ).

Have you tried this ? 

xoxo

priya 

 

 

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A chic Treat ! with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Foot Magic

Hi guys, hope you are all doing well ! As you read the heading, I have been a big fan of Palmer’s cocoa butter , especially claiming to be a Tummy Butter Mama. Right from my teens, I was quite intrigued by this brand, and I started using the tummy butter during my pregnancy time, I was completely dissolved into their mild soothing fragrance. 

As  you all know, now its the summer, and your skin is ever thirsty ! Especially, if you have dry feet like me, then you have to keep applying the cream every now and then to avoid getting dry and making them hydrated!

I like lotions and potions, but I was not disciplined enough to go through the moisturize and wear cotton socks routine every night, but after I got this Foot Magic , I started the routine and have been sticking to it for quite some days. Let me start my review by introducing the product.

WHAT DOES PALMER’S SAY ? An intensive balm that deeply moisturizes rough, dry skin and soothes tired feet. Pure Cocoa Butter, enriched with Vitamin E and other natural emollients, provides a deep penetrating treatment for the feet. This unique formulation moisturizes, softens and smooths even the roughest, driest skin. 

LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS : 

  • COCOA BUTTER: Cocoa Butter addresses skin concerns such as roughness, loss of elasticity, scars and dryness. Cocoa Butter is an all natural skin conditioning plant extract loaded with essential fatty acids. It softens and protects by diminishing water loss – keeping skin hydrated and supple.
  • VITAMIN e : Vitamin E is contained in all Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula products and is absolutely essential for the face. This top antioxidant diminishes the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars by keeping skin cells hydrated.

Apart from cocoa butter it also contains Mango Seed Butter , Shea Butter , Peppermint Oil and Eucalyptus Oil.

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Isn’t the squeeze  tube look cool & bag friendly ?

DIRECTIONS FOR USE  : 

  • Apply to rough, dry, calloused  feet daily to achieve and maintain soft , supple skin.
  • Especially effective when applied to feet at night then covered with cotton socks.

 

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Ointment kind of Texture

MY TAKE ON THIS PRODUCT :

This is a foot cream which claims to transform dry, rough and calloused feet. Now don’t worry I’m not going to show you them but my feet aren’t in the best condition. I’ve been thinking to get a pedicure for ages but haven’t gotten around to it so I was delighted to use  this cream as my feet badly need it for this dry summers.

Because it’s a Palmer’s Cocoa Butter product I immediately expected it to have that chocolate smell but when I opened it I just got the smell of a  refreshing peppermint. The product contains Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Mango Butter and Peppermint Oil. I also expected this to have a creamy consistency but it’s more of an thick ointment texture which I really like. I’ve used this before bed for a few days now and I can definitely notice my feet are softer. The peppermint also gives a lovely cooling tingle to the feet which is great for summer.

MY FINAL VERDICT : Even with just four   days of use, I saw an improvement and  my feet have become well moisturized and the dry patches have disappeared. The best thing about this balm is that you can forget to use it or skip using it on alternate days, but the effect does not wear off. This is what suits me very well. My feet have become softer and smoother.

AVAILABILITY : Palmer’s brand is available at most of the Super markets, hypermarkets like Lulu Hypermarkets, Carrefour UAE , Spinneys , Megamart , Geant , and also few of the leading pharmacies like Boots Middle East . 

Finally, as the Brand Ambassador for Palmer’s Middle East , I hope to be bringing to your attention more of their skin and hair care products, and if you would like to find out more about what they have , simply head over to their website. For regular updates, you can also find them on Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter. 

 

Have you tried any of Palmer’s brand products, if so, what do u like the most ? 

xoxo

priya 

 

Review : CLARINS One step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Hi my lovely people out there  ! Hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Today I will be reviewing some cool and luxury skin care product . Its from Clarins. Yes, its the Clarins one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with “Orange Extract”.

This gentle exfoliating cleanser minimizes necessity of cleansing the skin separately! So, it means one step of your beauty regimen is cut into half. But how ? It does the two steps in one single step. 

It “Cleanses” and “exfoliates” in one step ! Sounds, amazing right !!! Keep reading…..

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This is how the product looks !

cream cleanser
The orangey creamy cleanser with tiny micro beads 

What does clarins say ? 

Clarins gentle, spa-fresh cleanser polishes-away make-up, embedded impurities and spent surface cells in one time-saving step — revealing the glowing skin beneath. Orange extract softens, refreshes and revives. Moringa Seed extract purifies and refines while preserving your skin’s natural moisture balance. Gentle Silica Micro beads give clogged pores a breather. Now that’s refreshing!

How to apply ?

Place a small amount of product onto the fingertips of one hand. Gently massage onto damp skin to work into a lather and proceed to exfoliate all parts of the face avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse well with warm water.

My take on this product :

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with orange extract comes packaged in a transparent good quality plastic tube, packed inside a cardboard box. This tube has a fixed white and red colored cap with a flap, which is pretty handy to use.

This exfoliating cleanser is very gentle and can be used on daily basis, for cleansing and rejuvenating your skin, be it morning or evening. I exfoliate and cleanse my face with this every day morning and sometimes in the evenings. It removes all impurities and any makeup residues and cleanses the skin thoroughly. Skin feels fresh and rejuvenated.

It is an orange colored smooth gel textured cream cleanser with very fine granules. It feels soft and smooth to apply; the granules are hardly felt, but do a good job of cleansing and exfoliating the skin. To get best results, I apply with wet hands on a wet face in circular motions. It is very handy for daily use in summer when the climate is hot and humid and my face skin needs mild exfoliating on daily basis. It has a nice smell, which is not overwhelming.

Does not dry your skin. My skin type is Combination, and it works well ! The company claims as it is suitable for all skin tones. As it is summer in UAE, this works well for me !

It does not dry, nor irritate or break out on the skin.

Overall, a great product.

Price Point : A little expensive on the side, but worth it ! Retails for US $38 / AED 170

for a standard size! 

Availability ? 

  • Sephora Middle east
  • Paris Gallery
  • Wojooh 
  • Blooming Dales
  • Clarins counters

You can also purchase this product online.

Will I recommend this product ? Yes, if you want a cleanser cum mild exfoliator for regular use.

Will I repurchase ? Yes!

Would you give a try ? Please let me know your thoughts!

Until then….

xoxo

priya 

 

Himalaya Herbals FAIRNESS CREAM Review

Hey my loves, hope you are all doing well ! Today I will be reviewing the Himalaya Herbals Natural Glow Fairness Cream ! I have never tried fairness cream in my life. This is the first time ever, trying out. I don’t believe in using the fairness cream from my original skin color to Absolute Fairness, which people commonly tend to misunderstand.

WHAT IS FAIRNESS CREAM ACCORDING TO ME ? 

 I use fairness cream as anti-blemish cream. I have observed that fairness creams can be used to reduce dark patches, scars and tan. But one must be careful while buying a fairness cream, because most of the creams use bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals to keep their promise of “visible fairness within a fortnight”, which can not be true. Himalaya herbal is a well-known brand which is famous for some really good products at much lower prices than some other high-end brands. I trust  Himalaya herbal!

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WHAT DOES THE PRODUCT CLAIM ?

An advanced formula enriched with a Phyto-Vitamin complex, containing a combination of ALFA ALFA , SAFFRON and other essential vitamins. Alfaalfa & Saffron improve skin tone and brighten dull skin complexion. In combination these ingredients provide your skin with an even skin tone, nourishment and glow, naturally!

They say, 5 Visible Results in 4 weeks ( Sounds Amazing right !)

  • Evens skin tone
  • Helps reduce blemishes and dark spots
  • Helps reduce under-eye dark circles
  • Nourishes skin to keep it healthy
  • Moisturizes without leaving skin greasy.

MY EXPERIENCE & WHY I LOVE THE PRODUCT?

The product comes in a standard Himalaya tube, with a green cap. The whole packaging is quite nice. The cream is white colored and smells awesome. It gives you a bright non-greasy, smooth finish like any other fairness cream. The cream is quite thick, but gets absorbed into skin easily.

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This is how my skin looks, when applied generously .

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However, my skin feels stretchy after applying the cream. So, I have to apply a lot of moisturizer along with the cream. I have combination to oily skin. This cream, however, lightens dark spots up-to some extent. Skin indeed looks fresh after application.

And i absolutely love the smell of this cream, the saffron smell makes me feel so fresh!

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS FAIRNESS CREAM ?

Almost all the fairness cream among the multiple brands have claims on their own, but when it comes to Himalaya, there are only 2 things.

  1. Does not contain BLEACH 
  2. Free from parabens.

WHAT I LIKE THE MOST ?

  • The cream does not contain any bleaching agents or any harmful chemicals (at least they claim so).
  • It is a herbal product.
  • Makes skin look brighter.
  • Absorbs quickly, leaving a non-greasy smooth finish.
  • Smells wonderful!
  • Lightens dark spots up-to certain extent.
  • Pocket friendly 
  • Nice, slim packaging.
  • Since it is non-greasy and brightens your skin instantly, it can be a good makeup base.
  • Another good thing about Himalaya as well as this product is that they do not test on animals.

WHAT I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?

  • It does not moisturize your skin . People with dry skin, should definitely use this along with a moisturizer.
  • Does not contain SPF. A sunscreen must be used separately.
  • Does not make you fair ! Just brightens up your skin tone, evens out by reducing the blemishes and dark spots. 

MY RATING FOR THIS PRODUCT : 4.7 / 5

WILL I REPURCHASE ?

Yes, definitely ! This has become my go-to product. I prefer to apply on my face and set it with light dusting of my favorite MAC Select sheer pressed powder. Skin feels amazing.

Definitely worth buying ! How many of you are using it ? Whats your take on the product ? Let me know your thoughts too !

Until then,

xoxo

priya