Arbutin is a skin whitener /lightener/brightener, depending on your political sensibilities. It comes in three forms: Beta, Alpa and Deoxy (the latter is not used in cosmetics). Beta Arbutin is found naturally in leaves and barks of plants and is
I am about to tackle skin lightening products and this is a controversial area. Here is my twopence.
Have a break, have a giggle at my expensive. See how many of the same nonsensical beauty items you bought this year!
I present to you in the simplest manner that I know how, the 101 of Vitamin C derivatives. Not all the derivatives, just the most prevalent ones
Should you always look and pay for the highest percentage Vitamin C serum? Is there really a difference between 10% and 30%?
Quick reference guide for sunscreens that everyone should have on their shelf.
Converting our knowledge of photoprotection into useful labelling on sunscreens in the US, EU and India.
Understanding country regulations and the claims that manufacturers can make on sunscreen labels, will help you buy the best sunscreen
As I approach my six month party, I could not help but notice how often I am asked about sunscreen. This blog is part of one of three in the Sunscreen reboot.
Zinc Oxide is a broadspectrum filter that you should look for in your sunscreen. Its photostable and isn’t going to make its way through your dermal barrier.
In this blog, I share my key insights in using Forest Essential products for 4 months. Do you really need a physical exfoliator? How should you buy a new skincare regime?
This is part one of the final product review of the Forest Essentials products that I have been road testing.
Invited to a destination wedding this summer? Planning it for months? I speak from experience: you haven’t planned enough
Does a 22% Zinc Oxide sunscreen provide effective UV protection? Is there a reason why this product is more expensive than Drunk Elephant’s similar Zinc Oxide offering?
The retail price is £29 for 50ml.
It works out at INR 2,600 plus shipping to India. Give it a miss and save the shipping and taxes worthwhile
This is a sunscreen that does not get the sunscreen 101 formulation correct. You don’t need to use it.
Retail price: INR 295 for 100g so is it really a bargain?
Household name L’Oreal Paris offers a blockbuster sunscreen. Does it tick all the correct boxes to be worthy of your shelf-space?
This is an SPF 30, PA+++ rated product. Retail price is INR 999 for 90ml, so at the mid-high end for Indian sunscreens. My verdict: Give this product a wide berth.
Product review of Lotus Herbals SPF 40 PA+++ (3-in-1 matte look daily sunblock), focussing on ingredient list. My view is give the product a miss
Outline of new Forest Essentials regime (again), which I will road-test over an 8 week period. A bona fide FE Ayurvedic doctor recommended changes to my regime.
I will be honest, this is an expensive sunscreen at MRP 1,550 for 40ml. But it is one of the best sunscreens out there. Give it a try.
Product review of seba med Multi-Protect Sun Lotion SPF 50+.
Retail price (revised): Rs 1,382 for 150ml
My view: Give it a try, as worth the investment.
European sunscreen – guide to understanding the gibberish