Happy New Year !!
So the first post of 2017 is Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan Review
Ubtans enjoy one of the most important component of Indian beauty routine. Traditionally, It is the beauty paste that is applied on to be brides/bridegrooms few days before wedding in a ritual known as “ Batna” in Punjabi culture. Regular homemade ubtan is prepared mixing Gram Flour ( Besan), Turmeric ( Haldi) ,Curd ( Dahi) and few drops of Mustard Oil ( Sarson Tel) . Sandalwood powder and Rose water can also be added to this paste which not only increase the beauty benefits of ubtan but also makes it smell nice.Further you can substitute or add other powders like neem powder, dried orange powder, lemon peel, almond powder depending on your skin needs.Traditional body polishing works on massaging and scrubbing out the dried ubtan paste. Ubtan can be used on face as mask or all over body for moderate exfoliation.
Forest Essentials has renovated ancient indian beauty recipe by making ubtans with potent skin beautifying natural ingredients , catering to the needs of different skin types.
Today in the post I will be reviewing Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan
Price: 775 INR for 50g
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Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan Review
Brand Claims: This Soundarya Facial Ubtan is a gentle exfoliating treatment that is prepared from a unique and ancient Ayurveda recipe including Fennel Seeds, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Saffron, and Lemon Peel for smoothening and softening the skin.By its revitalizing, refreshing & refining actions, this ubtan gives a natural glow to the complexion.Its regular usage, improves skin texture, giving skin a smooth radiant finish.
Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan is a ayurvedic powder recipe housed in 50g sturdy plastic jar. With gold finish lid and discrete labelling, packaging looks promising. Although I feel measuring wooden spatula along with jar would have made it more user friendly.( PS : Wooden spoon in pictures is one I received with Forest Essentials Yogurt Masque in past)
Soundarya Facial Ubtan is a warm brown powder that smells spicy mostly like star anise which is one of the ingredient of this ubtan powder. I mostly use this as a facial mask. As recommended , I take half a teaspoon of the product in glass bowl and mix it with milk to form a mixture paste. I add milk slowly to ubtan to get right consistency. As watery mask tends to drip off the face while thicker one is difficult to spread . You can customize your mask as per your skin needs. If you are seeking depigmentation benefits you can add tomato juice or cucumber juice. Similarly you can choose mixing medium depending on your skin type- curd can be good medium for combination skin while rose water is ideal for acne prone Skin.
I use this mask twice a week in my morning skincare.Once applied on my face and neck, I let it sit and dry for about 20 minutes. To derive exfoliation benefits, I scrub it off my face by massaging in circular motions without using water. Finally, I rinse out the residual ubtan with lukewarm water. I have been using this since past two months. It has not lead to any kind of skin reaction or sensitivity. My skin felt incredibly soft and silky after first use. After four weeks, my complexion looked lot uniform and radiant. I mostly use it with milk as a medium but sometimes use lemon juice for skin bleaching and depigmentation benefits.
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I highly recommend Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan.It is a premixed powder of all the natural ingredients like neem powder, fennel Powder and star Anise known for their skin clearing properties. Beside this it has the flower power of rose and jasmine too. All you need to do is mix it with a right mixing medium like rose water, milk and then apply the paste.Applying ubtan regularly helps to get rid of the tan or sun damage and enhance overall complexion. Dried ubtan paste when scrubbed out in circular motion helps make the facial hair weaker from the roots and eventually leads to a finer hair growth. This may take months to see visible results but is worth the effort.
Have you tried Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan?How do you like it?
Any other Ubtan – Homemade or Brand Ubtan you will like to recommend?
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