Astaberry Papaya Sunscreen Creme SPF 18 Review

Hey guys, hope you all are doing well. I am back with yet another sunscreen review because you know summer?

So I received Astaberry  Papaya Sunscreen Cream SPF 18 as a PR sample and as soon as I went through the ingredient list I knew that it contains both Chemical Suncreen (in the form of Benzophenon) as well as physical sunscreen ( in the form of Titanium Dioxide). Now if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I’ve a super sensitive skin that reacts terribly to chemical sunscreens. However, I still decided to do a patch test and the skin on my elbow started stinging bad in just a matter of time. So the sunscreens went straight to my mom whose skin survives almost everything.

I really think that SPF 18 isn’t enough for Indian Skin especially if you tend to spend long hours in the sun, it can be a good option for people who usually stays indoors during the daytime. My mother if you ask me stays out in the sun for 2-3 days a week and stays in the rest of the days. She’s also got some stubborn blemishes that become worse if exposed to sun a little too much.

The sunscreen comes in a yellow coloured tube with a flip cap and is travel-friendly. The consistency of the sunscreen is runny, just like a typical chemical sunscreen and blends really well. Even though it behaves really well on my mom’s skin, I have a feeling that it might turn a little greasy on oily skin. If you already didn’t know, chemical sunscreens sometimes double as a primer, and this one’s one of those chemical sunscreens. It doubles as a moisturizer too in case you don’t have a very dry skin. About the dark spot removal claim, I’m not very sure because my mom’s blemishes are really very stubborn.

Price:

90 rupees for 100 ml

Where to buy:

Official Website, Flipkart, Paytm

Pros:

  • Pocket friendly
  • Travel friendly
  • Blends really well
  • Can be a very good option for people that don’t have a sensitive skin.
  • Paraben free

Cons:

  • Not suitable for sensitive skin
  • SPF 18 is not enough for people that stays long hours under the sun(but they have options to choose from the Astaberry Sunscreen range).

Rating:

4.5/5

NOTE: Press samples received for review purpose but the opinions are completely honest.

Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvinating Beauty Elixir Review

I am a sucker for serums. Applying the serum has been my favorite part of the regimen since I have become a Korean Skincare convert. I love how a few drops  of serums can take your skin care regimen to a whole new level. They are packed with vitamins and can gives your skin the radiant boost it needed.

If you have read my earlier posts you’ll know that I am always on the lookout for all natural products, free from parabens and artificial fragrance. So you can imagine my excitement when I received this lovely baby with my Fab Bag.

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Elixir

I personally like the packaging very much. It’s easy to carry, and has a cute dropper which I think is really hygienic.

 

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The consistency is a little runny.

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What the product claims:

 

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Ingredients:

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My experience:

Honestly, the smell is not on the bright side, but then again that’s a living prove that the product really does not consist any artificial fragrance, which is good. All the products as you can see, are natural, and filled with anti-oxidants. I started using the serum when my skin was healing after the terrible breakout. My skin has never been this bad, and after 4  months it started healing only after taking anti-biotics (the doctor said it was some kind of infection).  So I started using this serum a few days after I started taking the anti-biotics and my skin was healing. That is one reason I cannot tell what part it played in the healing process, but one thing I say is that it didn’t cause any more break out or irritation. After the 5 days course of anti-biotics, my skin didn’t heal completely and there are still tiny bumps on my cheeks. I have continued the usage of this serum and can feel the bumps disappear slowly (It will take time I know, but I’m just praying that I get my ‘before-breakout’ skin back soon).

I can’t claim that it gave me fair, radiant skin after just a few application, cause my skin is literally at it’s worse, but I do believe that it is taking acting part in my skin healing. I have been using it religiously between my toner and moisturizer/night cream and I have noticed my skin texture has improved. It also gives my skin the perfect hydration boost without making it oily, that is one reason it holds a special place in my winter special skincare regimen.

If you are looking for a serum I would suggest trying this baby out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Rating:

4.5/5

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To read more about Ginseng benefits read on :13 Health Benefits of Ginseng & How It Helps In Weight Loss?