Lakmé Clean Up Fresh Fairness Face Wash Review

The continuous pitter patter of the rain and no sign of the sun...uggh! That's not how a 'Sun'day should start (pun intended!). Chuck it, let's concentrate on the review of the new Lakmé Clean Up Fresh Fairness Face Wash. I have been trying out this one for last few weeks and here is why I like it!

PRICE:  ₹90



WHAT IT CLAIMS:  Lakmé Clean Up Fresh Fairness Face Wash removes visible dirt and impurities preparing your skin for a deep cleansing experience. Enhanced by glycerine and Vitabeads,  this facewash moisturizes your skin keeping it clean, fresh and visibly fair.

MY EXPERIENCE: The Lakmé Clean Up Fresh Fairness Face Wash comes in a pretty pink, flip cap tube. The consistency is thick gel like with micro beads that are not visible to eye. It has got an amazing (though cosmetic) fragrance which I totally love. It takes very little quantity to foam up and lathers up very well. The micro beads helps in mild scrubbing. It has got menthol, which leaves a fresh, cooling sensation on skin, which is quite a welcome after a tiring day at work. 

Coming to the results, it cleanses skin properly without drying it out. Even, not much skin tightening is noticed as compared to other facewashes. As for the fairness claim, you know as well how these brands bait on such claims. So no, it didn't turn me into any "fair"y queen! As for the price, it suits my pocket and one tube would last long as you need only a small amount each time.

  • An effective face wash, that doesn't dry out skin.
  • The texture lathers easily and the microbeads provides mild scrubbing .
  • Love, love,... love the smell.
  • I love menthol and this has got it.
  • A little goes a long way with this.
  • Effective packaging and affordable.

  • Doh! Why the fairness claim!

VERDICT: Apart from the fairness claim, I loved everything about it. Going to review the scrub and the mask from this range soon! Let me know if you have tried this range! :)

RATINGS:  4.5 out of 5

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

PR Info: New Lakmé Clean Up Range : Clear Pores

This monsoon, enjoy a hot cuppa without having to worry about your skin. No matter how much we love the monsoons, the humidity in the air often creates havoc for our skin. The moisture laden air makes our skin prone to breakouts, blemishes, clogged pores and a constant oiliness that refuses to go. Enriched with green tea extracts, the new Lakmé Clear Pores CLEAN UP range is a salon-like cleanup giving you clear, matte skin.
Clogged pores are a major cause for concern among women. Pores can become clogged as a result of the accumulation of oil and dirt. Oily areas, most notably the T-zone, are usually home to the most noticeable pores. Having clear pores is necessary to prevent blackheads and acne, and is the first step to getting beautiful, radiant skin. A rich source of Salicylic acid and anti-oxidant; Green Tea is known to clear and soothe skin.
Created by Lakmé experts, Lakmé Clear Pores CLEAN UP range is enriched with goodness of green tea extracts that soothe and calm your skin and salicylic acid that helps prevent break-outs fight blemishes and reduce irritation.

Lakmé Clear Pores CLEAN UP is an easy-to-use professional clean-up range comes with three unique new formulations:  a face wash to cleanse all visible dirt, a scrub to remove dead cells and a mask to reduce pores and tighten skin.  
Expert’s Speak A three step Clean-up is essential for any skin-care regime. It removes impurities from epidermis to give you clear, matte skin
Daniel Bauer, Lakmé Expert

The Lakmé Clear Pores Ritual:
A professional weekly regime for salon-like clean up giving you clear matte skin
Step 1:  FACE WASH                           
Wash your face with Lakmé Clean-Up Clear Pores Face Wash and prep your skin for a deep cleansing experience. This facewash cleanses all visible dirt and impurities, helps control exces oil build up and makes your skin feel tingling fresh and matte smooth.
• Squeeze a coin sized amount on your palms and lather up    
• Gently massage your wet face for 30-60 seconds
• Rinse with water
• Use it at least
twice a day for soft, clean and clear skin
Available in 50gm and 100gm for Rs. 90 and Rs 160 respectively

Step 2: SCRUB            
Designed specially for skin prone to breakouts, Lakmé Clean-Up Clear Pores Scrub is dermatologist tested and is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. This scrub helps get rid of dead cells, unclog pores, remove blackheads and gives you clear matte skin.
·         Squeeze out sufficient amount of the face scrub to cover your face and neck
·         Gently massage for 2-3 minutes in circular motion with fingertips, avoiding eye contour
·         Concentrate around problem areas like nose, chin and forehead
·         Rinse thoroughly and pat dry
·         Use it twice a week, as required to get deeply clean and smooth skin
·         Available in 50gm and 100gm at Rs. 110 and Rs.225 respectively
Step 3: MASK
Get that clear, matte skin with Lakmé Clean-Up Clear Pores Glow Mask as the absorbing power of clay helps remove excess oil and tighten pores. This mask helps soothe your skin, prevents breakouts and fights blemishes.
·         Squeeze out a generous amount of mask and apply    a thin film on your face and neck. Avoid the eye contour
·         Allow it to dry for 5 to 7 minutes. Dab with water to soften it and gently rinse off
·         Use it at least once a week, to get matte clear, clean skin
·         Available in 50gm and 100gm at Rs. 110 and Rs.225 respectively

My Vellvette Box (June)...oops Bag and something else came in the mail!

Got my June Vellvette Box Bag today! And I am super, super happy with my... err...bag this time! All the products are well thought out and per my choice. :D Check out the pics below,


Opening the bag,

What I got, 

  • Just Herbs Under Eye Dark Circle Treatment kit
  • LA Splash Glitter Eyeliner in Eclipse(A beautiful black shade with blue glitters)

  • Toni&Guy Frizz Smoothing Curl Conditioner  ( Hope it works on my frizz problem!)
  • I Love ... Coconut and Cream Shower Gel (Sounds so yummy...waiting to try this out!)
This is my 4th box and I am now eagerly looking forward to the next two boxes and if they are equally good or better, then I might think of renewing my subscription.

Now see what other things I received in the mail today, 

Dove sent across the new Keratin Active range to try out. And I am completely sold on the packaging. It is so innovative. 

I received the Shampoo, Conditioner, and Mask and a complementary 4 GB HP pendrive (seems I am making a collection of pendrives, LOL!) Would try them and review soon!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I think my hair has gone to a stage beyond any repair. Nothing works to tame the frizz. Even my beloved HG shampoo started ditching me when I needed it the most! :( So when TRESemmé launched their Keratin Smooth range, I had high hopes. But does it deliver? Read on!

PRICE:  ₹160 (Shampoo), ₹80 (Conditioner)

QUANTITY: 225 ml (Shampoo), 100 ml (Conditioner)



WHAT IT CLAIMS: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo transforms your hair to be smoother and easier to style. Infused with Keratin it rescues hair from the brink of unruly despair. Containing lower sulphates compared to other TRESemmé products, TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo leaves hair clean, shiny and manageable. 
The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner helps nourish each strand to leave hair gorgeously straighter and shinier than before. In comparison to other non-conditioning shampoos, TRESemmé Keratin Smooth controls frizz for up to 48 hours and transform hair to be shinier and more manageable. 


Shampoo : Well, like the all other TRESemmé shampoos, this too came in a flip top cap bottle but red in color. The texture of the shampoo is quite runny and it lathers pretty well. It also washes off oil in one try.

After using it for more than 3 weeks, all I could say that it makes my hair look flat and tamed (by which they might mean straight and smooth!!). However my hair doesn't look less frizzy or more manageable than before. But certainly it didn't worsen the condition like the other TRESemmé ranges I tried.

Conditioner: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth  Like the shampoo, the conditioner too comes in a flip top cap bottle. The texture is creamy and thick that applies easily on hair. It has a subtle fragrance but hardly noticeable after washing it off.   

It is not anything extra-ordinary and works like any other conditioner, helps in easy detangling and smoothens and moisturises hair. 

  • Worked better than the other TRESemmé ranges for me.
  • My hair appears flat and tamed (not exactly straight and smooth)
  • Provides some shine to my locks.
  • Cleanses hair in one wash and controls tangling of hair.
  • Effective packaging. 

  • Hair still appeared frizzy.
  • Didn't provide any straightening effect.
  • Priced higher than the other TRESemmé ranges.

VERDICT: Good thing it didn't worsen the condition of my hair like the Climate control one. If you are a fan of TRESemmé then you would actually like this. 

RATINGS:  4 out of 5

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

PR Info: Lakmé CC Cream Your Skin Stylist

Lakmé introduces your Everyday Skin Stylist   
Lakmé CC Cream  India’s first Complexion Care cream 

Lakmé, India’s iconic beauty brand is known to innovate continuously and introduce new products, to make women look and feel beautiful. In its endeavor to address every woman’s intrinsic need for perfect looking skin, Lakmé now introduces your everyday skin stylist – Lakmé ‘complexion care’ cream. A pro-stylist brand, Lakmé brings alive its expertise in skin care and make up with the launch of Lakmé CC cream. 

Created in collaboration with Lakmé expert, Daniel Bauer, the Lakmé CC cream combines the goodness of a daily skincare cream with just the right touch of make-up.  Lakmé CC Cream is designed for the modern woman who needs to look her best at all times. A hectic schedule can usually leave you with little time to look after your skin.  But, with Lakmé CC cream you can get instantly styled skin, every day.    

Suitable for all skin types, Lakmé CC cream is specially formulated to moisturize and instantly style your skin. Containing SPF 20, Lakmé CC cream ensures sun protection, while brightening and refreshing your skin. Best suited for the Indian skin tone, 

Lakmé CC cream is available in two shades – Beige and Bronze. Its light formulation ensures that the cream is easily absorbed into your skin, instantly giving it a perfectly even tone that looks natural.  

Lakmé expert, Daniel Bauer says, “Lakmé CC cream is a result of Lakmé backstage expertise in beauty and make-up. It is a revolutionary new cream that not only improves your skin tone but also nourishes and moisturises your skin. So your skin looks as if it’s been pampered and styled by an expert, every day”     

Your everyday skin stylist, Lakmé CC cream comes in an easy-to-carry tube so you can take it with you wherever you go to give you instantly styled skin. Perfect for any occasion – from office wear, to casual coffee dates, parties and even weddings, we are certain it will soon find its way into every style-conscious woman’s hand-bag.  

PR Info: New Sunsilk Radiant Shine from Sunsilk Co Creations

Let your hair sparkle every day with the new
Sunsilk Radiant Shine!!!
~ A new hair care range that gives your hair a healthy shine~

As per research conducted by an independent research agency, 96% girls desire shiny hair. But their common complaint is that their hair often turns dull with time. Sunsilk realizes that a young Indian girl’s hair needs to keep pace with her exciting and demanding life to enhance her naturally vibrant and attractive persona. It strongly, believes that every girl deserves to have healthy, shiny hair that allows her to go through an eventful, long and demanding day, looking her best. But daily stresses like harsh sunlight and excessive pollution may rob the hair of essential shine and moisture, and leave it dull and limp.  Comprehending this situation, Sunsilk put its expert team on the job and designed a perfect solution in the form of ‘Sunsilk Radiant Shine’, an innovative product, which gives long lasting hair shine.   So get ready to flaunt your shiny tresses and stand out with confidence as the new Sunsilk Radiant Shine adds a radiant shimmer to your hair.

How does it work?
Sunsilk Radiant Shine has ultra light fusion of oils from ingredients famed for their beneficial effects on hair – Argon, Jojoba, Camellia, Almond and Olive. The dual effects of oiling and washing to a large degree soften the hair texture not just from the outside, but actually aim to ensure that the hair receives its share of nourishment at periodic intervals. The light oils permeate upto three layers deep and give hair a natural sheen that stays as the day progresses. Sunsilk Radiant Shine shampoo and conditioner work in combination to produce an enduring visibly glossy look that stays on and on!

Sunsilk Radiant Shine has been created by the in-house expert team in association with the internationally renowned shine expert for hair, Jamal Hammadi; who is also known for his natural approach towards achieving healthy and long lasting shiny hair. Jamal emphasizes on the common complaint by girls, where shiny hair often turns dull within time.

Jamal saysThis happens because the nourishment just stays on the surface and evaporates very easily due to harsh sunlight and excessive pollution; stripping the hair of its radiant glow. When it comes to long lasting shine, I strongly recommend the use of ‘Sunsilk Radiant Shine’ shampoo and conditioner.  It is enriched with ultra light fusion of 5 natural oils. It provides nourishment to the hair and radiant shine. Use the shampoo along with the conditioner to get long lasting visibly glossy hair that stays on and on!

On this highly innovative creation, Jamal continues It is a feeling of pride and honor to be a part of the Sunsilk family, as one of Co-Creators. Sunsilk Radiant Shine is definitely the new best friend that every young girl must have and get ready to flaunt that beautiful shiny mane all day long

So girls, shine your way with self-confidence and assurance of Sunsilk Radiant Shine!

 Shampoo -  Rs 56 - 80 ml, Rs 112 - 180 ml, Rs 192 - 340 ml  Conditioner -  Rs 56 - 80 ml, Rs 112 - 180 ml