Aroma Magic Almond Moisturising Lotion Review

I have been meaning to post something for last 3 days. Things aren't going great exactly here, and I didn't feel like/wasn't able to write anything because of all the thoughts going on inside my mind. But, I want to keep all that aside for a moment. 

Since today is the last day of the year, and this being a beauty blog, I want to end this year with a review post. But before that, I want to thank you all, for all the love and support you guys showed to my blog. And hope that this saga would continue in the coming year too :).  

2012 has been a mixed bag for me. But to end it on a sweet note, B.B.B crossed 5,00,000+ views today. Thank you so much and cheers to more lovely days ahead. Wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. :)

Moving on, I am going to review the Aroma Magic Almond Moisturising Lotion
today, that I have been using for more than 2 weeks. Read on to know my views on it. :)

PRICE:  Rs.250 (Bought from 

QUANTITY: 220ml 


WHAT IT CLAIMS: It hydrates, nourishes and conditions skin while correcting its natural moisture balance and restoring its youthful lustre. Leaves no trace of greasiness. For all skin types.     

MY EXPERIENCE: Aroma Magic Almond Moisturising Lotion comes in a flip-top cap, slim, plastic bottle. The cap is a little tight to open, so I like to keep it half-way closed. :P The lotion is semi-thick in texture i.e. not runny like other lotions. It spreads easily and gets absorbed in skin very quickly. It has got a subtle, sweet almond like smell, which I quite like. It keeps my skin moisturised, without being greasy. 

I apply it on my face, neck and hands. I have dry skin, but I can't stand heavy creams, even in this winter. Hence, I love this lotion for its perfect light texture. Also, after using it for a few days, I noticed that my skin has become softer, and I don't get any dry/rough patches like before. It didn't break me out, but then it didn't prevent it too and I did get occasional zits like always. Overall, it made my skin look happy and healthy. To sum it up,

  • Semi-thick texture, that gets absorbed easily and doesn't leave any greasy feeling.
  • Keeps skin hydrated and moisturised for long.
  • Makes skin softer and healthier.
  • Doesn't cause any breakouts.
  • I like the sweet, subtle almond smell.
  • Comes in flip-top cap packaging, that is spill proof, hence travel friendly. 
  • Price is economical, considering it works as per it's claims.

  • The cap is a little too tight.
  • It might not suit oily skin in summer. But, that's only a guess. 

VERDICT: This has been a great buy for me. If you have dry skin like mine, and don't like heavy creams, and prefer lotions over those, then this is a great budget product. Do let me know if you have tried this. :)

RATINGS:  4.75 out of 5

PR Info: Pond’s launches gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules

Awaken to the Glow of Gold with
New Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules

Real gold serum concentrate and a rich vitamin complex infused in little capsules to recapture your youthful radiance.

Ask a woman what bothers her most about her skin and chances are that she will say dryness. It’s true; dryness is a common problem for women, regardless of skin type. However, what they don’t know is that as they age the skin dryness is a symptom and not the problem itself.

At Pond’s, we took up the task to study this deep rooted problem. What we found in our research was startling. The dryness women experience when they are young is different from the dryness when their skin starts ageing. And dry skin is more prone to dullness. So, we asked ourselves, how could we help women combat this dryness and recapture their youthful glow?
The Pond’s Institute knows that dry skin is different and struggles more to recapture the radiance of youth. That’s why Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich products, infused with real gold serum concentrate, are especially designed for dry skin to provide the extra, rich care it needs to recapture the radiance of youth.

New Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules
For the first time from Pond’s, luxurious and high-performance nighttime formulation with real gold serum concentrate and a rich vitamin complex is captured for you in the New Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules. As your skin goes through a lot during the day, the little capsule with combined gold serum concentrate and vitamin complex deeply* nourishes dry skin cells overnight. Its anti-ageing ingredient CLA also fights the tell-tale signs of ageing, so that you wake up youthful and glowing.
The little capsules are not only effective but also easy to apply. Before going to bed, just break open a capsule and gently massage the rich formulation on your skin with upward circular motion. Use it every evening as part of your daily skin care routine.
The New Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules is an introduction to our wholesome range of products. It includes Ultra Rich Day Cream with high performance real gold serum concentrate to keep you glowing through the day. Also, Ultra Rich Serum with potent anti-ageing ingredients gives your skin the extra care it needs to recapture its youthful radiance.

Pond’s recommends using these 3 products together forming your own little regime. It will make sure your dry skin stays deeply nourished and you achieve the best results.
Day Regime: For a glowing start to the day 
Step 1: Get rid of the impurities on your skin with Pond’s gold radiance™ Facial Foam or Self Foaming Cleanser
Step 2: Treat your skin with Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Serum and then apply Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Day Cream over it.

Night Regime: To recapture youthful radiance overnight

Step 1: Thoroughly cleanse your skin to remove any impurities with Pond’s gold radiance™ Facial Foam or Self Foaming Cleanser
Step 2: Massage your skin with the new Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules every evening

The New Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules is now available at leading retail outlets across India and priced at Rs. 2499 for 12ml.
So, treat your skin with the New Pond’s gold radiance™ Ultra Rich Night Treatment Capsules and recapture your youthful radiance overnight.

*in epidermal layer of skin Haul and my Christmas OOTD

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle all the way! :D Merry Christmas guys! Hope you are enjoying/enjoyed today with your family and friends! :) :D

Today I am going to show you my little haul from that I bought with my blogger credits, and my OOTD with the outfit I got for Christmas.

ABOUT:  AhaIshopping, A Korean & Street Style Women's Fashion Clothing Online Store offering women’s apparel, dresses, bags, shoes, jewellery, accessories, beauty products, etc. Special Offers Only $9.99 & Free shipping Eeveryday. Sponsor Giveaways on Facebook Eevey Week, Join Us to Win!  AhaIshopping was founded in late 2011, and has already grown to one of the best women's fashion clothing online stores. We keep updating products at a high rate every day. Now we update more than 300 new products each week. Those products mentioned definitely belong to the latest fashion trend.  AhaIshopping's mission is to make you close to the planet's most cutting-edge fashion, no matter where you are or what class or age group you are in. Pursuing fashion is the right of every woman.

MY EXPERIENCE: They have got an extensive collection of fashion clothing and I loved so many items on their site.

I took advantage of their special offers of Only $9.99, and got this wonderful princess sleeves long top at $9.99 (Original price: $31.23 after normal discount). *yayieee* :D

It took more than 4 weeks to get it delivered. However, their customer support were prompt in answering my queries and I am happy my package reached me in good condition.The top is really of good quality and perfect for this winter, as it is quite thick and keeps me warm.

And so here is my OOTD as promised,

Hope you liked my haul. And dont' forget to check out

**Received discount voucher on the purchase but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer

AuraVedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask Review

Hey guys,  Merry Christmas in advance! :) What are your plans for this Christmas? Well, I am going out with my buddies for lunch and then have some fun and adda afterwards. :D

Anywho, coming to today's post, I would be reviewing the AuraVedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask today , which by the way is a boon for lazy bums like me, who always like to follow a good skin care regime with natural face masks but never end up doing so, out of sheer laziness. :P

Read on to know how it worked for me.

PRICE:  Rs. 200



WHAT IT CLAIMS:  This gentle facial mask formulated with pure natural actives deeply penetrates the skin to lighten the complexion and clarify dark spots for glowing and radiant skin.

MY EXPERIENCE: AuraVedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask is a readymade face mask, and that's why I said it is a boon for lazy bums like myself. The mask is reddish brown (because of red sandalwood and saffron I guess) in color that leaves a strong yellow tinge (due to presence of turmeric). The texture is really thick and a bit sticky, that makes it a little difficult to spread on my dry skin. Also it's a bit grainy, so it doubles up as a scrub while washing it off. It comes in a tub packaging, with an inner lid. It has got a strong fragrance of sandalwood which I quite like. I have been using it as per the instructions for last 1 week. Cleanse my face, apply the mask on my face and neck, and keep it for 15-20 mins and then wash it off with normal water.  The pack lasted me 6-7 times of use. 

Coming to the results. It doesn't dry out or cause any skin tightening. The grainy texture scrubs skin gently, while washing it off.  It leaves a golden glow to my face (I have yellow undertones so that yellow tinge works for me, and it's not that obvious/dark if you maintain the time frame of 15-20 mins and not keep it more than that ;) ). It didn't break me out or cause any skin irritation though I have acne prone skin. I had expected it would heal/dry out the few acne/breakouts that I had before I started using it,  but it didn't show much effect on them. Also, I didn't see any effective lightening or clarifying effect on existing dark spots. But then natural ingredients or even home made masks takes months to show effective results, hence I won't complain much.

  • A readymade mask for easy, hassle-free, everyday use.
  • Doesn't dry out skin or cause any irritation.
  • Cleanses and provides a glow to skin, and makes it soft.
  • The grainy texture acts as a gentle scrub.
  • I like the sandalwood fragrance.   
  • All natural ingredients, that itself gives a feel good factor.
  • No animal testing.

  • The 50 g pack lasts 6-7 uses only. Hence the price starts pinching a bit. 
  • Apart from a glowing skin, I didn't see much lightening or clarifying effect on dark spots in this 1 week of usage, but then natural ingredients requires time to show effective results. So one needs to be patient.

VERDICT: A nice, everyday mask that improves skin texture and gives a glowing skin. If you still feel lazy to include natural masks in your skin regime, here is a hassle-free option to try out. Let me know your views on it, if you have tried it and whether you liked it or not! :)

RATINGS:  4 out of 5 

**Product sent by PR for consideration but it doesn't influence my honest opinion! Read my disclaimer. 

Beauty Check - Part 12

So, Aztec is the new Neon this seaon?!
But wait, what's AZTEC?

Aztec clothing was worn by the tribes that made up the Aztec empire in central Mexico. Its prints are all about strong shapes, fabrics filled with triangles and circles, black outlines and lots of strong colours. And this trend made it's way to various runway this fall season, be it the Paris Fashion Week, or London Fashion Week SS13.

And being a a Nail Art freak,I was searching around to see some Aztec inspired Nail arts and see what I found,

Aren't they droolworthy! :D

I remember as a kid/teenager, I used to try doodling on my nails, but they were never so beautiful and neat. 

Want to see how it can be done? Follow this simple tutorial,

Let me know if you have tried this out! ;) 

**Images are sourced from Google for representation purpose only. Read my disclaimer.  

PR Info: Lakmé adds new colours to their range!

Look sensational as you get ready to ring in the New Year with Lakme’s luxurious new line of trendsetting shades. Created to flatter various skin types, there’s something for everyone in this line of sophisticated products. Gift yourself a glamorous look or just that little something to complement your outfit which is sure to get you every bit of the attention you deserve!    
Go high drama or play it properly pretty with Lakme Absolute Fast and Fabulous, the modern woman’s favourite nail colour – now in six unique shades that make up an eclectic palate ranging from intense deep set colours to fun bright ones. Don’t worry if you’re in a rush. It takes just 40 seconds to dry and comes with a unique flat brush applicator which ensures even application with every stroke. Feast on flavours like Perky Pink, Mint Green, Salsa Red, Royal Orange, Misty Grey and Majestic Mauve.  

Take a walk on the wild side and get your groove on with Lakme’s Truewear Colour Crush range of nail paint – now in two new pinks, red, orange, purple, a new blue and a sheer too!    

Look luscious with the season’s must-have lip colour, Lakme Aquashine, which has a 3-in-1 formula that explodes colour, guarantees gloss and also conditions the lips. Reds are always right for the season, but why not draw inspiration from the seasonal festivity and choose from seven delicious new shades which come in a perfect mix of browns, reds and pinks. Guava, Chestnut, Carnation, Garnet, Mauveberry, Passionfruit, Lychee will leave your lips looking irresistible.  

Make a statement by adding Lakme’s new Enrich Lipstick range to your wedding trousseau. To complete the look, Truewear Colour Crush also has six new shades that pair perfectly with bridal outfits for the ‘picture perfect’ bride on the most important day of her life.  

So play it up and get party perfect! Add colour to your life with this new range of 24 products.  Get ready to set the trend this festive season.    

Available at select outlets across India. 
  • Lakme Absolute Fast and Fabulous, MRP Rs. 199
  • Lakme  Enrich Lipstick, MRP Rs. 225
  • Lakme Truewear Colour Crush, MRP Rs 150 
  • Lakme Aquashine Rs450

The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel Review

I am definitely becoming a TBS addict. The next shower gel in my stash is the Strawberry Shower Gel from The Body Shop which I got in my recent haul, and I am going to do a quick review of this one.

PRICE:  Rs.395 (Bought from

QUANTITY: 250 ml

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Fragaria vesca (Strawberry Juice) (Natural Additive), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate (Surfactant), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 17200 (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).  

Differs from the above list taken from original TBS site!?
WHAT IT CLAIMS: This soap-free shower gel contains real strawberry seed oil. It has a deliciously sweet scent. 
  • Soap-free. 
  • Lather-rich. 
  • Sweet strawberry scent 

MY EXPERIENCE: The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel comes in a similar transparent flip top cap sturdy bottle, like other shower gels from this range. The consistency is runny, while the texture is medium, gel like, with a slight red tint. It is definitely lather rich, like all the other TBS shower gels.

Coming to the fragrance. It smells like strawberry bubblegum to me. If you like fruity fragrances then you will surely love this. Sadly it doesn't linger on me. :( Also, I am a little confused with the inconsistency in the prices of the different shower gels. 

You can read my full review on The Body Shop Moringa Shower Gel Review,  to know my overall experience for TBS body washes.  Also, read my review on The Body Shop Love Etc...™ Body Wash, to know why I love it so much! :D

VERDICT: I like the sweet strawberry bubblegum smell but I am not so much into fruity fragrances, so might not repurchase this one. Those who love fruity, strawberry smell would love this. But why this inconsistency in the prices? So, it scored a little less than the other TBS shower gels in my kitty.

RATINGS:  4 out of 5

ColorBar Lip Pot - Shade Pink Velvet (009) Review

You are my pumpkin pumpkin, hello hunny bunny :P I know this song sounds so stupid, but it does get to you right! :P Okay, yeah, I am short of new introduction ideas. So.. be it! :P

Well, today I am going to review the  ColorBar Lip Pot in shade Pink Velvet which I have been eyeing for a really long time, (what's happened to me, 90% of my lippies are pink! but yeah I am surely digging this literally! :P ) and finally got it in my recent Myntra Haul.

PRICE:  Rs.495




Pamper your lips with this deliciously, syrupy lip color. Cushiony and wet, it optically plumps your lips for a sexy plushy pout you will become addicted to ! Comfortable and emollient. Lips that look lush, plush and gorgeous. 

Left: Hand swatch in flash;     Right: Top: In Lowlight; Middle: Daylight; Bottom: With Flash;

ColorBar Lip Pot, as the name suggests, is a lipstick+gloss in a pot. The shade Pink Velvet is a pretty pink, with purple undertones, which would suit most of the skin tones. The texture is very smooth and creamy, and glides on lips easily and doesn't settle in fine lines. It moisturises lips and keeps it hydrated for really long, even in this winter without any lipbalm underneath.  It gives a plush, glossy finish, which fades as the hours pass by. The plump effect is due to this gloss like finish.

Coming to the staying power. It easily lasts through 4-5 hours wear even with little snacking in between, but obviously doesn't survive a large meal as it is so creamy. After which it leaves a dark pint tint, which looks good on its own too. Only con about this one, is that its not an on-the-go lippie, as you surely need a lip brush and ample time to apply it with precision, else it does tend to bleed a little. It's a bit pricey, but then the quantity and the quality compensates for it. To sum it up,
  • Creamy, soft texture that glides easily on lips.
  • Gives a glossy, plumpy effect. 
  • Moisturises lips for as long as it stays.
  • Easily lasts through 4-5 hours of wear, even with a little snacking in between.
  • Pink Velvet is a pretty pink shade with purple undertones that would suit most skin tones. 
  • This shade leaves a dark pinkish tint. 
  • Little pricey but the quantity and the quality you get compensates for it.

  • Requires a little precision to apply else it might bleed.
  • Can't use it on-the-go, as a lip brush is required. 

VERDICT: I love the shade. I love the texture. I love the staying power. I love it on me. Need I say more? ;) Let me know, if you have tried it and whether you liked it or not! :)

RATINGS:  4.75 out of 5

Revlon Scented Nail Enamel - Shade Beach (03) Review

Hey ya ladies! Sorry for being MIA for a while. As I have told you earlier, I was busy with my besties' weddings these past few days, and what a gala time I had. Super refreshed and energised. :D

So here I am with another product review, and from a brand that had been here since my birth (okay just add ten years to that :P ), and IDK why I never tried anything from them ever. But, it's never too late, and I got the Revlon Scented Nail Polish in the shade Beach (#fact Did you know the first product by Revlon was a nail enamel?! ;) ) in my recent Myntra Haul.

PRICE:  Rs.150



MY EXPERIENCE: I was attracted to the frosty pista green shade, and to top that the promise of scented nails! I had to get this! The consistency of the polish is thin, and the nail line is still visible after two thick coats. However, I am really impressed with the longevity of the nail polish. It stayed without any chipping for 3 days, post that only very slight chipping at the tips due to daily torture my nails face (always clicking and typing away on my laptop). 

Coming to the magical claim of the scented nails. I was first miffed at the alcoholic smell of nail polish when I tried to smell in the bottle and also while application. Later read the "Scented when dry" tag on the cap. It dried up pretty fast, and then the scent got more discernible. But it doesn't smell anything like beach, but more like those of perfumed ink pen, and really I didn't expect that on my nails. It isn't bad/OTT, but not so good too and I could smell it till the next day, after which I stamped some design and used a top coat, and the scent then became quite indiscernible.

  • Thin consistency but applies smoothly.
  • Dries up pretty fast.
  • The brush is of good quality and makes application easy.
  • I just love this golden green shade
  • Maintains the shine/glossiness till removed.  
  • Doesn't chip till 3 days, and wears off just at the nail tips post that. 
  • It is Toluene & Formaldehyde free.
  • I guess it is a first and one of a kind scented nail enamel available in India.

  • Not a big fan of the smell, though it's not OTT. 
  • Requires 3-4 coats to get opaque.
  • Though there are 16 shades in this range, but not all are easily available. (Saw only 4 on Myntra).

VERDICT: I loved the shade, the quality and the glossy finish, but the consistency could have been a bit thicker. At this price, it is definitely worth a try but maybe in some other scents.

RATINGS:  4.5 out of 5

PR Info: Fiama Di Wills Launches Couture Spa Range

Innovation is at the foundation of all initiatives at Fiama Di Wills and it takes forward this belief to provide consumers with yet another invigorating and innovative experience. With its exciting first time ever Couture Spa Range, Fiama Di Wills invites consumers to discover fashion bathing!     

The signature series introduces India’s first ever Gel Bar with Gold. Fiama Di Wills and fashion guru Wendell Rodricks come together to give the consumers an exciting and intriguing bathing experience. In line with the brand proposition of ‘Feel Young’, the series of three exciting Couture Spa Range Gel Bars are infused with real gold known for its youthful skincare properties. Gold is the key to eternal youth that has been used for centuries for its anti – oxidant benefits.     

Exciting, exotic and nourishing ingredients form the core of the Couture Spa Range. The series offers a skin rejuvenation experience with stimulating variants like Patchouli and Macadamia for soft and supple skin, Kiwi fruit and Green tea for anti – oxidants and UV protection that’s repairs the skin, and Brazilian Orange and Ginseng to promote ultimate skin cell regeneration and blood circulation. This innovative Couture Spa Range of Gel Bars is a sizzling mix of exciting ingredients and real gold which is a first in India.        

This signature collection has been designed by India's Guru of Minimalism who pioneered resort wear and eco-friendly fashion – Wendell Rodricks. Wendell Rodricks’ cutting edge fashion sensibilities combined with Fiama Di Wills’ innovation brought about the launch of Fiama Di Wills’ Signature series of Gel Bars, the Couture Spa Range.     

A delighted Wendell Rodricks commented on this association, “It is my pleasure to associate with a premium brand like Fiama Di Wills and be a part of this extremely exciting product. The inspiration for this first ever Signature Couture Spa Range is definitely the exotic ingredients and gold through which we collectively want to introduce the concept of ‘Fashion Bathing’ – Experience Fashionable Bathing Everyday.”

The Fiama Di Wills Couture Spa Range is available across all stores. The soaps are priced at Rs. 75 for 125 gms.

PR Info: NIVEA launches the ultimate in Face Cleansing- Total Face Clean Up

The youthful, and mega talented young star Parineeti Chopra is the new face of NIVEA’s brand new face cleansing solution - NIVEA Total Face Cleanup. 

A product under the Pure Effect range, this encompasses the benefits of face wash, face mask, scrub, spot reducer and oil remover. This revolutionary new product from NIVEA promises you a radiant look in just 5 minutes.  Total Face Cleanup from NIVEA, that Parineeti Chopra swears by,works on the skin on multiple levels giving it an unmatched radiance.

  • It washes off the impurities with its deep cleansing action
  • Unclogs pores and removes blackheads with its mild peeling action
  • Refines the skin’s appearance and fights the bacteria that cause spots. 

All of this in just 5 minutes! 

Speaking on this occasion, Rakshit Hargave, Managing Director of NIVEA India said, ‘‘Face Cleansing  is a fast growing category with a great deal of traction  amongst the youth segment. Parineeti, who is a reflection of the youth of today is a great fit because she is a talented young actor who has carved her own place in the industry; there is a good synergy which we saw .Total Face Cleanup from NIVEA is quite a revolutionary product because it gives you five benefits in a such a short period of time that you can basically incorporate it in your daily routine quite easily’’. 

The NIVEA Total Face Clean up is a blessing for even those who have a hectic lifestyle as it gives you the benefits of an otherwise elaborate skin regime in a short time span. Grab your NIVEA Total Face Cleanup to keep your skin looking alive and glowing.  It is available across stores and is priced at Rs 199 for 150 ml and Rs 99 for 50ml

PR Info: Garnier introduces the Garnier BB Cream

Tired of lugging around a hundred different products for your skin or having to pick and prioritize the products most important to you? Leave it all behind as Garnier introduces the BB cream, Beauty Benefit Cream - an all in one daily moisturiser which is the perfect solution to all your skin care problems.  Everything you need for instantly perfect looking skin is now in one cream. The Garnier BB cream is a miracle skin perfector that gives you perfect skin – instantly!

Infused with the goodness of Vitamin C, Almond extracts and Brightening Minerals, the Garnier BB cream gives you a deeply moisturised and visibly radiant perfect look. Being an all in one skin care product the BB cream gives multiple skin care benefits like:
             Moisturisation  for  up to 8 hours
             Healthy glow
             Zero imperfections
             Sun protection with SPF 24
             Lasting Fairness

It’s time to make it your new perfect friend as Garnier BB cream is the first of its kind in the skin care segment in India and is priced at just Rs. 99 for 18gm and Rs. 199 for 40gm.

Watch out for the new Garnier BB Cream ad with Deepika Padukone, coming soon to a TV channel near you.

About Garnier:
Garnier, the international expert, in skin care, hair care & hair color was established in India in 1991. Its endeavor is to bring to the Indian consumer new, different and better products relevant to their needs at an affordable price. Garnier uses active natural ingredients which have been carefully extracted to preserve their quality and purity. Products have been dermatologically tested to ensure respect to your skin. 

Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower Gel Review

Of late, I am going crazy stocking up and trying out different brands of shower gels and body washes. As much as I like my TBS ones, I like to try out the drugstore ones too, as I find them to work equally great, being a budget buy. 

Today I am reviewing another shower gel from Palmolive, the Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower gel with Crushed Coconut and Jojoba Butter. (You can check my review on the Aroma Therapy range here).

PRICE:  Rs. 125 

QUANTITY: 250 ml


WHAT IT CLAIMS: Enjoy the virtues of SPA – inspired treatment everyday in your shower with new Palmolive Thermal SPA Skin Renewal shower gel. It’s deliciously creamy formula with Jojoba butter and Crushed Coconut Extracts will help retain your natural moisture to reveal soft supple skin while gently renewing it. It helps your skin naturally renew by removing the dead skin cells with a gentle scrubbing action. Your skin is soft and beautifully radiant.

MY EXPERIENCE: Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower Gel comes in a flip top cap curvy bottle, similar to the other variants. The texture of the shower gel is creamy milk like, with a runny consistency. It smells like coconut oil but not so strong/OTT, but if you don't like the smell of coconut, you might not like it, though it hardly persists after shower. 

It has got loosely dispersed scrub particles (crushed coconuts!?), that is not harsh on skin and works great for mild scrubbing everyday, especially this winter when skin gets drier and requires exfoliation more. I don't require a loofah with this one, as it lathers pretty well and also does the scrubbing bit. But that tends to finish up the product faster, as I take palmful of the gel then. It doesn't dry out skin, rather makes it soft and supple, but I can't skip a moisturiser altogether as my skin gets very dry and stretchy in winter. All in all a good buy.

  • Creamy milk texture that spreads easily and lathers very well.
  • Mild scrub beads that exfoliates skin gently.
  • Doesn't dry out skin, rather makes skin soft and supple.
  • Works well without a loofah.
  • Only a little goes a long way, but I tend to use more :P.
  • Easy on the pocket.

  • Runny texture and not spill proof.
  • I expected a warm coconut smell, but it is more like milder version of coconut oil smell, which I neither hate nor love.

VERDICT: Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower Gel is a good budget buy, and would suit all skin types specially this winter season. Good for gentle exfoliation and cleansing skin. Definitely worth a try, if the smell isn't a bother for you.

RATINGS:  4.25 out of 5