Got my products from Omved. In one of my earlier posts , I had mentioned the use of some of their products. One of the products I had reviewed was Sudyuti Kerathailam , an oil that worked to a great extent to help me clear my skin of freckles and pigmentation. I had mentioned in my post that I used a scrub to cleanse the oil after its application. Omved got in touch with with me post the review and advised me to use the All Purpose Skin Ubtan instead of a face scrub or a wash. Today, I received a package from them which contained the All Purpose Skin Ubtan, A dhoop sampler kit and the Shuddhi Soap.
Here is my review on the products.
The first packet that I opened was the Ubtan, because I was waiting to use. The last time I visited their store, it was out of stock and today I received it in the package 🙂
It is packed in a small pouch and is priced at INR 120 for a 50 gms.
The pack says that the ubtan is made with nourished grains and skin-regenerating herbs for exfoliation without over-abrasion.
To Use: Place required amount of ubtan into a mixing bowl. Add water to make a thin paste. Apply with fingertips. Leave on for two minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
The ubtan is a mix of green lentil ( moong dal), black lentil ( udad dal), red and white sandalwood and turmeric root.
I used it after I had massaged my face and neck with Sudyuti Kerathailam. I let the oil soak in for about an hour and then I applied the ubtan. I took a level tsp of the powder and mixed it with water. I could get the fragrance of camphor which was quite strong and my first thought was ” Is this going to sting my skin?” But once I mixed it with water, the smell of camphor disappeared and I could smell the lentils. I realised that I could have used just half a teaspoon of the ubtan to make a mix. Nevertheless, I applied the ubtan quite liberally on the face and let it stay for about 2 minutes ( as instructed). What I did before I washed it off was to rub the ubtan in circular motions across my face and neck for about 2 minutes to let it exfoliate and then washed it off with warm water. I was left with softer and a visibly clearer skin.
This packet can last upto 20 + uses if used for application only on the face and neck. I need to find out how frequently this can be used.
Contains : Vegetable and castor, aloe vera, retained glycerine, cold pressed neem oil and holy basil extract and tulsi leaves.
100% pure and natural, cold processed, handmade bath bar
Priced at INR 275 for 125 gms, this soap is on the expensive side. It is a transparent soap and you can see small bits of tulsi ( basil) leaves in the soap. It had a fragrance that was very familiar and it took me a couple of minutes to realise that it smells exactly like the Neem and Aloe Vera soap from Fab India. Yes, of course it had to because even this soap contains aloe vera. Neem is good for acne prone skin and in the earlier days when neem was not used in a soap, people would crush the leaves or make a paste of it and apply to the face to cure acne. It acts as a disinfectant too. Aloe vera has been in the use over a past few years and it is known to fade pigmentation marks and scars with regular use. The soap did not make my skin very dry, despite the fact that I have used this in winter. I have a combination skin and I was wondering how this would fare on my skin. My only concern would be if it would have a different effect in the summers. The soap comes with a shelf life of two years. I guess if you are prone to acne and oily skin, this bathing bar would help control it and you should try it out.
The good part is that you can now shop from Omved Online. So if you do not have an Omved store where you stay, you should view the descriptions of the products and try a few that could suit you. All the more reason for you to shop now is that they are offering a 26% discount till the 26th of January 2012. And yes, they are also PETA certified, so that is another reason why I do buy their products.
Since I am on my way to move to everything organic, this brand is going to be one of my favourites 🙂 And yes, you must note that this
I’ll post about the dhoop over the weekend.
Some pics have been taken from the Omved online site.