Mr. A’s and my skin is poles apart. He has oily, acne prone skin, whereas I have dry skin in general. But come summers and I start to poke around his skincare products. (This night cream is a find from his section of products) 😀
My current normal-combination skincare consists of only cleansing and moisturizing (+ sunscreen). I have expressed my love for Forest Essentials products many many times now and in summers these are the products I swear by: Kashmiri Saffron & Neem face cleanser (reviewed HERE), Lavender & Neroli Day cream (reviewed HERE) and the Jasmine & Patchouli Night treatment cream, which I am reviewing in this post.
I have already reviewed the Forest Essentials Sandalwood & Saffron night cream HERE, which is for dry skin.
Price: Rs 2695 for 50 g
Expiry: 2 years
Forest Essentials Night Treatment Cream Jasmine & Patchouli Review
Forest Essentials night treatment cream comes in a plastic jar (which feels heavy and looks like glass) with beautiful golden screw cap. The yellow colored packaging with floral details looks attractive. The golden cap makes the packaging look luxurious. The plastic jar is housed in cardboard packaging with flip open lid.
The fragrance of all Forest Essential products is heavenly. It smells EXACTLY like jasmine flowers. It feels like you are standing next to a blooming jasmine plant. The night cream is very light lemony-yellow in color with gel-cream texture. It doesnot feel heavy on the skin at all. It melts on the skin and sinks in easily.
The texture feels light and perfect for oily skinned people especially in summers. It however may not feel moisturizing enough for dry skinned beauties. The cream absorbs instantly making the skin well hydrated and supple. I wake up to soft, plump and smooth skin. My skin texture has improved since I have started using this cream. The quantity is sufficient and only a small amount is required.
The only con I could find with Forest Essentials Jasmine & Patchouli night cream is the price. Like all FE products, it is fairly expensive.
I LOVE The Body Shop products and this time I tried the Moringa Softening body lotion. Read on to know how it fared on my dry skin.
Price: Rs 750 for 250 ml
Discounted price: Rs 575 for 250 ml
The Body Shop Moringa Softening Body milk review
The Body Shop Moringa body milk comes in a plastic transparent bottle with black colored spray nozzle. The transparent bottle makes it easier to know the amount of product left in the bottle. The spray pump has a black cap making it easy and spill proof to carry. The ingredients list and other details is written at the back of the bottle.
TBS Moringa body milk is a light weight, cream colored lotion with runny consistency. The thin consistency helps in proper spraying. It has an amazing floral fragrance which is light and not overpowering. The smell lingers on for few minutes before dissipating. TBS Moringa body milk is easy to spread and absorb. It doesnot feel sticky like some other variants of The Body Shop lotions (I am looking at you, Strawberry Puree lotion). However, I feel it was bit low on moisturizing on my dry skin and I would definitely need something richer for winters. However, it was just okay for summers, providing enough hydration to the skin to not feel uncomfortable.
Now coming to the packaging, I am not a fan of spray moisturizers and TBS Moringa spray nozzle felt bit hard to use and doesn’t spray effortlessly. You have to put in some effort to spray the lotion directly on the skin. So I had to spray the lotion on my hands and then spread it on my skin. And while spraying on the hands works fine, it feels unnecessary to have spray pump especially when the lotion is so liquidy that it can be directly poured from the bottle. Plus it needs 3-4 pumps of the spray nozzle to cover one hand, which might be an issue if you are short on time.
If you are looking for a face lotion, I HIGHLY recommend THIS product
Overall, this a lightweight lotion with amazing floral fragrance. It gets absorbed well and doesnot leave any stickiness on the skin. But I would probably not repurchase this as I find this bit low on hydration for my dry skin. The spray mechanism feels luxurious but honestly it is not my type. I prefer simple pump dispenser/ no dispenser at all. Also the spray mechanism is quite an effort to use. But I would definitely suggest this to oily skinned people who need a bit of moisturization especially in winter months. Also, these are available at reduced prices at the moment, but for the MRP printed on the bottle, I find this a little expensive. This is a perfect body lotion for hot and humid days when you want just enough hydration minus the feeling of heaviness. This is not a MUST TRY product but oily skinned people should check this out.