As promised, I am back with a review. Today, I am going to review the Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate facial cleanser. As I have dry and sensitive skin, “delicate” and “gentle” are my favorite words when I go shopping for a skin care product.
I got it online along with the soundarya ubtan and immediately pinged my friend on FB. She has oily skin and she told me that the cleanser was not satisfying especially considering the price. That did dampen my spirits a little bit but then; I convinced myself that as I have dry skin, it will work. Let us see how it worked for my skin.
The first rule of Ayurvedic skin care is to cleanse, tone and nourish. The secret to proper cleansing is to remove dead cells and toxins, clear clogged pores and clean make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oils and moisture content. These Facial Cleansers contain Anantmool is very effective for acne and pigmentation. Kumud is firming and toning. Nagkesar has skin re-texturising, toning and firming properties. Honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent. Steam Distilled Rose Water is a natural astringent. It tones and rehydrates the skin. Marigold or Calendula has a high content of flavonoids that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Jasmine is mood uplifting, tones the skin, neutralizes oil production and evens skin tone. Kewda is anti oxidant and cooling. Neem is healing, cooling, and purifying. Saffron gives the skin a warm glow.
Making of the Product:
Well documented Ayurvedic herbs are infused in Organic Neem and Saffron to the best effect.
Forest Essentials Facial Cleanser gently cleanses your face to remove dirt and exfoliates dead skin cells making it clean and fresh.
• Oils are cold pressed by hand • They are 100% paraben free and contain no mineral oil, petroleum by-products, SLS, sulphate
Read more at www.forestessentialsindia.com
The cleanser is priced at Rs. 975/- for 200 ml. (ouchie)
It comes in a classy transparent plastic bottle with a pump dispenser.
The first thing I noticed about this apart from its pretty packing is the fragrance. It smells wonderfully natural, exotic and soothing. This fragrance makes my face washing experience spa like and relaxing.
The cleanser is a golden yellow colored, transparent thick, runny liquid. It does not lather up well like those chemical laden face washes which is a good thing.
Coming to the cleansing part, I should say that it is a very mild cleanser. It does not cleanse the skin 100% on its own. But when used with my body shop face scrubber, it felt great.
The first time I used it, I used two pumps of product and worked it into lather and massaged my skin. After washing I noticed that the faint color of my pink bindi was still prominent. As I said, it requires a scrubber kind of tool to really cleanse the skin.
I have dry-combination skin that tends to oil up on the T-Zone occasionally due to climatic changes. I noticed that my T-Zone oiled up easily after like 3-4 hours of using this cleanser which clearly tells that it is not fit to be used alone during summers, even for my dry-combination skin.
I used it twice every day along with the body shop scrubber. Immediately after use, I noticed that my skin felt softer and brighter. Now, after around 2 months of continued usage, I can say that this cleanser makes my dry skin look very nourished and healthy.
Saffron is known for its skin brightening and complexion enhancing properties. I did find my complexion to be bright and easily blush'able. Now my colleagues keep asking me to tell the secret of my skin's natural glow. They even asked me if it is due to Bangalore Climate (I stayed in bangalore for sometime this month) :D
It did not affect my acne break outs. It neither stopped it nor enhanced it.
It is a gentle everyday cleanser for dry skinned women. If you are dry skinned and like luxurious fragrance that smells very natural, go for it.
200 ml bottle easily lasts for 2+ months if used twice daily and as it is made of all natural ingredients, it makes the price justified.
Though I don’t regret my purchase, I will not repurchase it as it is not a must have product for me.
Indian Beauty Maniac's Rating
Using an all natural and chemical free skin cleanser has its own benefits. I will repurchase a similar chemical free product only.
BTW I am thinking of trying out more of their ubtans and face packs. If you have tried something which is good, do suggest me.
It is nothing wrong to splurge then and there right? ;)