Monsoon is here and with the change in climate, our skin is likely to react and have breakouts. As the season changes, so should our skincare regimen because the weather plays a part in how our skin looks and feels every day. Monsoon has different effects on the skin depending on the skin type. If you are blessed with normal skin, you don’t have to do much except keep your skin clean by using a good face wash and applying a moisturizer with SPF. For others, i.e. most of us, it is a different story altogether. My skin for one tends to break out and become oily at the same time. This generally happens due to the humidity in the weather during the monsoons, oily skin is likely to suffer from the occurrence of acne and seborrheic dermatitis. The high humidity levels tend to aggravate clogged pores that increase the sebum production in turn. This excess oil gets trapped on the skin’s surface and attracts dirt and dust which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. As a result, my skin has acne and flare-ups.
Well Vanitycask is here with their July Edition called ‘Radiant In Rain’ to help us put an end to all our monsoon skincare woes!. I had reviewed their June Edition and believe me this one is just as good. Vanitycask is truly our ultimate luxury beauty box with products catering to the particular theme of the month. It comes at a price of Rs 999 only and the worth of all the products inside it are much more than that. Here’s what I received in my July Edition of Vanitycask:
- Bblunt’s Climate Control Antifrizz leave in cream
- The Nature’s Co. Barley volumising hair cleanser
- Votre’s Advanced gel exfoliance
- Gulnare’s Zesty lemon face exfoliator
- Moroccanoil Treatment
- Bblunt’s Climate Control Antifrizz leave in Cream-
Well I have to say that this one’s a keeper!. In this hot & humid weather when your mane becomes unmanageable and unruly, Climate control anti-frizz leave in cream helps to tame your frizzy locks. My hair definitely felt smoother and in control. Also, the main ingredients of this cream are Provitamin B5, Quinoa and Hydrolysed Keratin along with SPF which help to protect my hair from the environment and heat styling damages. All you need to do is take a coin size amount and apply it to towel dried hair and voila you’re good to go!. I quite like the packaging of the leave -in cream, it comes in a stylish black dispenser. I received a full size 75 gms product which costs Rs 250.
- The Nature’s Co Barley Volumising Hair Cleanser-
It comes a beautifully packed dispenser which is quite sturdy and you can easily carry it even while travelling. The key ingredients include barley extract, Pro-Vitamin B5, apple cider vinegar and aloe extract which actually sound amazing. Only a small quantity is enough and you need to massage it gently on your hair and scalp. Also, since its natural, it can be used daily. My hair definitely felt light and bouncy after application. I received a 50 ml unit. A full sized product costs Rs 695 for 250 ml.
- Votre’s Advance gel exfoliance-
During monsoon, all of us need exfoliation in order to brighten up our dull skin. This is a gel based exfoliator with granules present which help you to exfoliate the dead skin cells and blackheads thereby revealing a softer and younger looking skin. It is enriched with carrier oils and essential oils. Also, since its a water based gel, it provides the skin with the required hydration.
Application: Wet your face & neck with water. Take sufficient quantity of the stub and massage it on with gentle, circular motion. Rinse with water & pat dry.
I received a 30 gms sample size. The full sized product costs Rs 850 for 100 gms
- Gulnare’s Zesty lemon face exfoliator-
The moment you open this tub of exfoliator, a delicious and fragrant smell of lemon will engulf your senses!. The fragrance is absolutely divine!. It comes in a white tub and is in powder form. The key ingredients include Cane sugar, lemon rind, orange rind, turmeric, olive oil, baking soda and lemon grass. The lemon peels present do help to remove dead cells and reveal a brighter complexion.
Application: Since it is in dry-powder form, you need to mix it with 2 tsp of honey/rose water/milk/orange juice to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face & neck. After 10 minutes, gently scrub it off in circular motion. Rinse off & pat dry.
I received a 30 gms sample. The full sized product is priced at Rs 650 for 100 gms
- Morrocanoil Treatment-
Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling & finishing tool. Since it is infused with anti-oxidant rich Argan Oil and shine boosting vitamins, it did provide my hair with that extra shine and left it softer.
Application: All you need to do is apply 1-2 pumps of it to clean, towel dried hair from mid-length to ends. Let it dry.
I received a 10 ml sample. A full sized product comes for a price of RS 2880 for 100 ml.
I also received Gift Vouchers from VLCC, Kaya and Rawpressery along with the above mentioned products. Again, as full marks to Vanitycask for beautiful packaging. All the products came in a gorgeous fuchsia satin bag kept a beautiful black box. Such a pleasure to receive thoughtfully packaged beauty boxes!. Make sure you order yours!
Have a great monsoon you guys…lots of love!