Z-Block: Sunscreen Gel, Nutraclin: Neutral PH Cleanser/Bodywash, Caladew: Soothing & Cooling Calamine Lotion, Hyalugel from Ethicare Remedies
The soaring temperature in Lucknow is killing. Every time I step out of my house, my major concern is protecting my skin from the current heat wave. I have been in search for some great skin-care products for myself to beat the summer heat, so I was glad when Ethicare Remedies sent over some of their skin-care range for review as I now had the opportunity to find something to literally ‘save-my-skin’ lol.
To begin with Ethicare Remedies is a company completely dedicated to the cause of beauty/skin-care. Founded in 2003 by a young and enthusiastic entrepreneur, Ilesh Khakkhar. The organization has been dedicated to innovation through new regimen, new medicine, new technologies and new ways to beautify the world so to speak. After having read such good things about the brand, I was looking forward to sampling their products and reaching my own conclusions about them.
The products that were sent for review (pic given above) include:
- Z-Block: Sunscreen Gel
- Nutraclin: Neutral PH Cleanser/Bodywash
- Caladew: Soothing & Cooling Calamine Lotion
Z-Block Sunscreen Gel
The continuously depleting ozone layer has put the human race at a greater risk of being adversely affected by the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. While you do need the sun for your daily dose of Vitamin D, it does not mean that your skin should be exposed to the damaging effects of the UV rays. Applying sunscreen actually blocks these harmful rays from penetrating into our skin and thereby triggering skin disorders. What I appreciate about Z-Block sunscreen is that it is 100% free of chemical actives, so therefore it does not lead to any irritation. On application, I discovered that it is a non whitening sunscreen & renders a silky-smooth, non oily, matte finish and velvety feel sunscreen experience. Since I basically have dry skin, I appreciate a product that leaves my skin feeling soft & velvety and also protects it from the harmful UV rays at the same time.
- Non comedogenic
- No harmful chemicals
- No animal testing
- Preservative free
- Water resistant
Nutraclin-Neutral PH Cleanser/ Bodywash
Many body cleansers/washes are made to cleanse and improve the condition of your skin over time. There are some that contain vitamin E and other nutrients that are beneficial for your skin. Others contain moisturisers, which implies that it won’t dry up your skin like a bar of soap would & hence can help infuse water and essential oils into your skin, which helps to protect it from extreme weather conditions. Personally for me, it is essential that my cleanser is moisture -rich. I really enjoyed using Nutraclin-Neutral PH Cleanser/Bodywash since it helped me get rid of the daily dirt & grime of the day without drying up my skin. It comes in a 250ml bottle accompanied by a loofah. The body wash has a gentle yet refreshing aroma and leaves you feeling energised and refreshed after use. I felt that the moisturizers in Nutraclin body wash managed to keep my skin hydrated all day long. Plus it did not clog the skin pores, thereby allowing my skin to remain healthy, silky and hydrated which is what all of us desire.
- Ideal Cleanser for Dry/Sensitive Skin
- Non irritant, Non-drying Cleanser
- Accompanied by a luxurious loofah, which makes for convenient cleansing
- Reasonably Priced- Rs 199 for the Bodywash plus loofah
Hyalugel from Ethicare Remedies
To be honest, I was a bit skeptical to use a product about which I knew so little. So I decided to do some research about it.
Hyalugel claims that-
- It enhances blood circulation.
- Reduces the size of your skin’s pores.
- It is an ideal moisturizer for oily and acne prone skin.
- It is can be used on sensitive skin as well.
- It is non sticky, non comedogenic, hypo allergenic, free of colour and fragrance.
- It enhances the result of cosmetic procedure.
- It has excellent spread-ability which means that a little quantity will go a long way, hence making it cost-effective.
Having read the above I decided to give it a try. Now I’m sure by now you guys know that I have dry & sensitive skin and my skin does break out sometimes due to the dryness and I end up with pimples on my face. It is during those times I need a good moisturiser which will not aggravate my pimples and yet provide adequate hydration to my skin at the same time and will also reduce the pores of my skin so that it does not further break-out. I found Hyalugel quite effective at such times. Plus it is light and non-greasy which is how I like my creams especially during summer months. It did manage to control my acne and provide my skin hydration. The nice part is that it gets absorbed into the skin easily & moisturises it. The packaging is quite good as well as travel friendly. It is pocket friendly at the same time as a pack of 30gms costs only Rs 250.
Caladew- Soothing & Cooling Calamine Lotion along with Nutraclin-Neutral PH Cleanser/ Bodywash
Caladew-Soothing & Cooling Calamine Lotion is one of my favourite products among the ones sent over by Ethicare Remedies. It is a perfect lotion to beat the sultry North Indian summers. It comes in an attractive pink bottle which is quite travel friendly. The fragrance is mild yet refreshing. It is a non –greasy and a non- sticky lotion that does not possess a dense texture, therefore you need to be careful while taking it out of the bottle. It gets absorbed into the skin easily without much effort. Also, it contains aloe-vera & cucumber extracts which are both very good for the skin.
Caladew lotion, with its balanced formulation, offers soothing-cooling action and gives relief in skin conditions like prickly heat, insect bites, itching, sunburn, nappy rash etc. Its most effective when used 2 to 3 times daily in order to get best results. Zinc oxide( one of the components) is used to heal the skin and offers a mild sunscreen action. Caladew has excellent spread- ability and provides an instant cooling effect. So you see, a single lotion is capable of taking care of all your summer woes!. What’s great is the pricing of the product. A 75ml bottle comes at a price of Rs 99 only!.
Here are some reasons why I would recommend Caladew to everyone:
- It contains aloe vera, cucumber extract( both are excellent for the skin) & glycerin Zinc oxide which offer mild sunscreen action.
- It is non-sticky and provides an instant matte finish without making your skin appear oily.
- Instant soothing and cooling effects on the skin.
- Reduces inflammation, redness & irritation of the skin.
- Can also be used as a nappy rash cream.
- Mild yet soothing fragrance
- Gentle on the skin
- Reasonably priced
- Excellent spread- ability thereby making it cost effective.
I enjoyed trying out the products sent over by Ethicare Remedies. They also offer a host of other products which are available on their website http://www.ethicare.in. What’s great is that they have skin specific products available which are reasonably priced and don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Until next time…ciao 🙂