Sometime in the end of October I was sent a couple of Auravedic products for a review. I received the Foot Scrub, skin lightening ubtan and a face mask.
Reviewing Auravedic Products
1. Auravedic Foot Scrub
Anything that pampers my feet is welcome! The Auravedic soothing foot scrub* is filled with the goodness of Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Peppermint, all of which are relaxing for the tired feet. It has a pinkish texture and is very creamy that massages well into your feet. These are small coloured granules in the scrub that dissolve as you massage your feet and emit fragrances as it gets absorbed in the skin. The only problem with a cream based scrub is that it does not exfoliate well. This did not do much to get rid of the dead skin or heal cracked heels. What it certainly did was to leave my feet smoother, softer and smelling fresh. If you are looking at a light scrub to massage your feet and clean it well, this is one product that you can include for a pedicure routine at home.
This 50 gms jar is priced at INR 200 and has a shelf life of 2 years. What I also don’t like is the tub packing which can get unhygienic. I wish this was a tube packaging so that I did not have to worry about dipping wet hands in the tub. If Auravedic has to retain the tub packaging, it would be awesome if they provided a spatula with the products so that we did not have to dip our fingers in it! I can’t seem to find this product online at all.
2. Ritual Skin Lightening Mask
One look at this and I was reminded of mustard paste! This skin lightening mask contains three essential ingredients that not just make your skin fair, but also make it glow. Sandal, saffron and turmeric have been long used to lighten the skin and improve its texture. When I opened this tub there was about less than quarter an in inch of sticky liquid floating on top. I thought it was oil and I dipped my index finger in the tub to mix it well and I realised that it was not oil but some sticky liquid that smelled like camphor. I checked some blog posts to figure if this is how they received it too, but I saw no reference of such thing. I have not used this because I am not sure if this mask was alright to use or was already spoilt.
I did a swatch though to feel the texture of the mask and it seems like a grainy mask that will exfoliate your skin well. The reviews I have read about the mask seem to be nice but I can’t vouch for it because I have not used this.
3. Purify Face Mask
There are two ways you can use this mask – wet your face and neck and apply a really thin layer of this mask so that it dries fast and you can pat it wet and exfoliate your skin a bit or if you are in the mood for some indulgence, apply a nice thick layer and lie down for a while till the mask dries and wash off with cool water. No matter what what you use this, it leaves your skin looking absolutely refreshed and squeaky clean. I have used it both the ways and I prefer a thin layer because I have lesser time on my hands to pamper myself. This tends to dry your skin, so you will need to follow up with a moisturiser.
When you apply this, it gives you a nice cooling and tingling sensation that relaxes you. The Kaolin clay in the mask firms the skin while the sandal and saffron help to lighten the skin and improve the texture. It also has the goodness of basil, neem and green tea that keeps the acne and breakouts in check. Other ingredients in the scrub are amla, mulberry,wheatgerm and licorice. This 50 gms jar is priced at INR 200 and has a shelf life of 2 years. This is the second product from the haul that I can’t seem to find online. I’ll update the space when I can find out its availability.
Note: All products have been been send by PR for consideration, the views are my own.