Few weeks ago one of
my readers pinged me and asked me to do skincare
posts. To that moment I realized it’s been about a year since I’ve uploaded my
last Skincare post! (Day & Night)Most of the products I use have changed and my skin is
doing much better than earlier. I have an Oily-Combination skin type and I experience
occasional outburst of Acne (HATE IT)
Neutrogena Oil free acne wash.

Cleansing: Neutrogena Oil free acne wash.
Price: 425 Rs.
This facewash has been a part of my toiletry kit for a few
months now and this is by far one of my favorites. It’s slightly towards the
expensive side but you need only a little bit (Pea size) for an effective
cleansing treatment. This bottle will last you forever!! It cleans my skin
without stripping off my skins natural oils and not once did I feel my skin
was  drying up. I can’t guarantee  much because cleaning is only a routine and it
all depends on what you eat, genetics or if it’s that time of the month.
Will I Buy it again? : Yes… Unless I don’t find anything
better!!
Khadi Face freshener Mint & Cucumber
Toning : Khadi Face freshener.
Price: 85 Rs.
If I had to grade it, I would say it’s alright as a Toner
however what I like is that when we observe it by the natural sense; Khadi gets
as close as it gets to a completely natural Toning effect. It’s a spray toner
so you don’t have to search for a cotton swap,  just a few sprays, wait for 30 sec, wipe it
with a towel and you’re done.. The best part is that it freshens up your entire
face… My face feels nice and tingly right after I apply it!
Will I buy it again: No. I really want to try out Lush’s
Toner.
Lacto Calamine
Moisturizing (Day) : Lacto Calamine.
Price: 135 Rs.
This is by far my favorite moisturizer… it’s not at all
oily and it mattifies my face… It works great as a base for makeup. I’ve gone
through so many bottles of these. I love it.
Will I but it again: Yup, I have one in stock already 😀

Moisturizing (Night): 
Acne Scar Aroma Gel.
Price: 280 Rs
This product is like the touch of an angel! I’ve spoken
about this product in the past, also mentioned it in my last skin care post. It
has helped me so much with my blemishes and it’s been nearly a year that I have
been using it; my skin has never been better. I’ve been very inclined towards
natural products therefore I recommend it and this has the benefits of aroma
and essential oils.  It’s not available
in the market but my aunt makes them ;-). If you guys wanna get your hands on
to try it and if you  live in Mumbai you
can contact Bini Irani here: – https://www.facebook.com/AromaHairStudio
Will I buy it again: Yup, I have one in stock already 😀
Neutrogena Ultra sheer SPF 50 & Lotus Herbal Matte Gel SPF 50
Sunscreen: Lotus Herbal Matte Gel SPF 50
Price: 225 Rs.
I’m a big time sunscreen junkie!  I use it every day. I have around 8 bottles of
it lying around…  Do you know that by the
time we are 18 our skin is already 50% damaged by the sun so let’s start taking
care of it. By using sunscreen we can dodge the premature ageing bullet. I
used to hate using sunscreen because it would make my face look like an oil
tank however this sunscreen does the job plus it keeps my face matte. This is
my 3rd bottle and I love it.
Will I buy it again: Yes.
Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra sheer SPF 50
Price: 349 Rs.
This one’s a combination of a sun block and a moisturizer. It’s
very light and hydrating;  It can get a
bit oily if you use too much though. Overall it’s a nice sunscreen but I like
my Lotus herbal Sunscreen better.
Will I buy it again: No. I will try some other Neutrogena
Sunscreen.
Himalaya under Eye Cream.
Eye cream (Day): Himalaya under Eye Cream.
Price: 165 Rs
This is the best Day time eye cream that I’ve tried so far!
The skin around my eyes is a bit dry,  just a tiny bit goes a long way. This hydrates
yet doesn’t make me look oily. A tube will last you around 6 Months more or
less!
Will I but it again: Already have one in stock.
VLCC under Eye Cream.
Eye cream (Night): VLCC under Eye Cream.
Price: 175 Rs.
At night I prefer thicker eye cream. I bought this eye cream
3 months ago and So far I have no complaints at all. It does what it says.
Will I buy it again: No, in case I find anything better.
VLCC Mint Lip Shield SPF 10
Lip balm (Day) : VLCC Mint Lip Shield SPF 10
Price: 95 Rs.
What I like about this is that it has an SPF. We need to
protect our lips too from the sun’s damage. It has a nice subtle minty feel to
it. It hydrates your lips very well.
Will I buy it again: May be not.
Nivea Essential Care Lip balm
Lip balm (Night ): Nivea Essential Care
Price: 99 Rs.
The BEST Lip balm I’ve ever tried. This is a great night
time lip balm as it’s super moisturizing and sinks into the skin very well… I
love it!
Will I but it again: Yes.
VLCC Acne Care 3 day acne corrector

Acne Spot Treatment: VLCC Acne Care.
Price: 79 Rs
Last week I was looking for Clean & Clear’s spot
treatment but my local store was out of stock so I picked this one instead.
It’s too early to say anything but so far I report it as a fair product.
Will I buy it again: maybe not, I will buy Clean & Clear’s
spot treatment.
I have a weekly scrubbing & Face pack routine. I make
both of these at home, these need 1-2 items and Next week I will make a DIY
post on it.
Hope you guys liked this post and found it somewhat helpful.

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Awesome post Shanaya!

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Thank you Bushra 😀

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Shanaya, I love how you post about budget friendly products that work well too.

I also love that you always post your frank opinions about anything, awesome it is! 😀 Since you are such a frank blogger, I feel I can speak my mind here.:) I would love to say that I am reading your blog since quite some time and I have noticed that your way of writing has improved a lot over time. Remarkable it is! Keep going dear 🙂

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Hello Srishty, Im so happy that you like my posts. 😀
I agree with you, I have come a long way with my writing skills.
Thank you for being a part of my blog 😀

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I've been really getting into skincare these past few months. I really want to try the Neutrogena Cleanser!

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Same here.. More than make up Ive been investing in some good skin care products.
Please do try & let me know what you think 🙂

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love khadi and neutrogena products too, do wonders for me.
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Yes these products are actually very good 😀 Have you tried any other Khadi product?

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Great post:) I also like Neutrogena and Vlcc cream.

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Thx Niesha 😀 Same Pinch 😀

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The Neutrogena acne wash doesnt work for me at all…it dries up my skin and makes it break out even more 🙁

i love the VLCC mint lip balm tho….one small pot lasts for ages!!!

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Hey Dollie, True Neutrogena's Products are hit or miss.. So many people complain about it drying their skin out. Do you have dry skin by any chance?
I hate it when products break us out 🙁
My VLCC Lipbalm is almost 4 months old and there's still some product left 😛

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interesting products.. havent tried most of them 🙂

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Thx Girl, You should try it out, some of them are really great 😀

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I am impressed with the range of skin care products you employ-I must definitely ment my lazy ways!
I have a tube of Lotus Matte sunscreen lying about since ages, I think now's a good time to use it!

Love the way you've written the post, and the lovely pictures to go with it!

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Haa haa.. You deff should thats a great sunscreen and with summer I guess it deserves a chance 😀
Thank you so much Shubhi 😀

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Great set of products!I've used the Lush toner and it's really nice!
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Thank you Shreya 😀 Cant wait to try the lush toner. 😀

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I liked the post shanaya n i wanted to know about the acne gel u mentioned above is it sutable for oily skin acne ?i mean i have tried many products but none of dem worked properly .:(

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thnksh 😀 i will try some these 😀 very soon 😀 hope will get rid of my problems :D:*:*
god bless u 😀

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I'm glad i could help doll 😀 Stay blessed..

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Great Shanaya..
All these brands are quite effective on skin and they are in budget, what a girl wants more than this. I have used these brand products not all these but others like Nivea deo, VLCC Neem face wash, Lotus moisturizer, Lactocalamine aloe vera etc. Now, I would like to go for aroma acne gel.
Keep sharing more. 🙂
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Thanks shanaya. This will help me to choose proper one which will suit my skin.
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Reading it a bit too late I guess 😀

But great post Shanaya! 🙂

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i always LOVE hearing about people's skin routines. i am needing an update on mine, thanks for sharing!
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vlcc products are gud i used dem but himalaya products do not give gud outcomes for me

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